Naveen Kumar Singh, Author at Agilemania
How to manage your Stakeholders in Product Development using Scrum

How to manage your Stakeholders in Product Development using Scrum

Stakeholder Management – Before one think of managing the stakeholders, it is very important to understand that what is the meaning of Stakeholder? Dictionary meaning of Stakeholder is – “A person with an interest or concern in something, especially a business.” Few more definitions are: “A stakeholder is a party that has an interest in a company and can either affect…

What is Business Agility?

What is Business Agility?

What does Business Agility mean for an organization? Company’s ability to adapt to the changes. Business agility refers to distinct qualities that allow organisations to respond rapidly to changes in the internal and external environment without losing momentum or vision. Adaptability, flexibility and balance are three qualities essential to long-term business agility. Business agility is important for firms looking to…

Is Scrum limited to Software development?

Is Scrum limited to Software development?

One of the common complain that I have heard “agile is for everyone but Scrum is for technical people.” Is it true? Where I heard all these? Today, while taking to one of the learning and development manager of a leading bank in Malaysia. Two days ago, while talking to Human Resource Manager from a leading telecom company in Malaysia.…

Why Good Managers Could Impede Agile Transformation

Why Good Managers Could Impede Agile Transformation

Modern management was shaped by two people namely Jules Henri Fayole (Fayolism) and Fredrik Taylor (Scientific Management or Taylorism) working independently but during the same time. Gnatt also played a key role in Scientific Management. The premise on which the management that we see today are built are Fayolism is based on the principle that “to manage is to forecast…

Yes…This is my Agile Story

Yes…This is my Agile Story

Yes, Yes, Yes. This is an awesome case for introducing the XXXX Scaled Model in our organization claimed the Program director for agile transformation. Really?? It’s me asking with curiosity in my voice (can be called as “Sarcasm” too☺) “What do you mean? Is this is not the perfect case for us to introduce the XXXX Scaled Model as part…

Traditional Project Management vs Agile Product Development

Traditional Project Management vs Agile Product Development

In this day and age venture project managers play a great role in the success of a business or an organization. Traditional project management specifically emphasizes on conducting a long and detailed upfront planning for all projects irrespective of whether the requirements are known or not. While Agile is a general approach used for software development projects, it emphasizes on…

Habit 2 of 7 Successful Habits: Why Engaged Listening Is An Essential Trait Of An Agile Coach

Habit 2 of 7 Successful Habits: Why Engaged Listening Is An Essential Trait Of An Agile Coach

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” –Bryant H. McGill Listening is the way we connect with people. They can tell when the connection is there and will be more open to share and try on new ideas with you. Engaged Listening helps us to give full attention to the…