A Seamless Transition To Agile- Are We Finally Over The “Doing” Vs. “Being” Agile Discourse?

A Seamless Transition To Agile- Are We Finally Over The “Doing” Vs. “Being” Agile Discourse?

Lately, there is a lot of discussion on social media around Agile Transformation where changing the mindset is deemed critical and doing any framework ‘by the book’ is looked at as a purist approach if not termed as doing Agile and shunned. The trend that seems to be evolving is the notion of ‘Being Agile’ more important than ‘Doing Agile’.…

Seven Habits of a Successful Agile Coach

Seven Habits of a Successful Agile Coach

Agile Coaches have many Complementary Roles (Please refer to Lysa Adkins Agile Coaching Competency Framework) AGILE COACHES NEED TO KNOW AGILE AND THEY NEED TO KNOW PEOPLE. The role of a coach is to help people make positive change Our focus is on helping people to understand the need for change, to explore the choices they make in reacting to…

What and why Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

What and why Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

What is Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)? Never heard about PSPO, don’t worry, you are not the only one. PSPO stands for Professional Scrum Product Owner, a course and certification offered by Scrum.org.Software professionals and organizations who would like to explore the Product Ownership domain and are looking for training, workshop and certification to start their journey or validate their…

Only half job Done with SCRUM!!! Why?

Only half job Done with SCRUM!!! Why?

Right from birth I have been taught “how” to walk, eat, talk, bath, comb my hair, dress and many more. Made many mistakes and have been corrected then and there through advice or by punishments. Learning have become as part of my life. I have been very much interested in learning new stuffs, so I can be a better person…

Scrum Master is Servant Leader but what is Servant Leadership

Scrum Master is Servant Leader but what is Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Servant leader is servant first – not that literally serving tea/coffee or snacks. Objective of this is to enhance and increase teamwork and personal involvement. A servant Leader is one who Build trust Empowers team Encourage them to achieve the next level Empathetic Ethical and caring Humble and socially aware I remember while working in one of the…

Professional Scrum trainings provides TWO free exams attempt

Professional Scrum trainings provides TWO free exams attempt

Scrum.org have announced some good news for those planning on attending an upcoming Scrum.org Professional Scrum course. They have changed the retake policy around the assessments for PSM, PSD, PSPO, PSF and SPS. Here is the announcement: “If you attend a Scrum.org training class you will learn the importance of inspection, adaptation, and fast feedback cycles. To reinforce those concepts,…

Why Professional Scrum Master training is better for you?

Why Professional Scrum Master training is better for you?

Demand for Scrum trained professional is growing in market as more and more companies are adopting Scrum framework for competitive advantage. I see this trend of growing demand in Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia specially India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore. Organizations are either trying to get their staff trained by Professional Scrum Trainer or hiring professionally trained Scrum…

The Scrum Master in the servant-leader role

The Scrum Master in the servant-leader role

Servant leadership is a practice and philosophy of leadership. The philosophy is ancient, though Robert Greenleaf made the phrase known in our time. However, passages describing servant leadership are found in documents as old as the Tao Te Ching (China, sixth century BC). According to the Oxford Dictionary, a “servant” is a person who performs duties for others; “leadership” is…

A quick view on Agile Principle

The 12 principles of agile methodology guide teams to implement agile projects. These principles focus on delivering continuously the right product to the customer, with highly collaborative teams. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Satisfying the customer means delivering working software in a timely manner that adds value. Empowered team…

Succeeding with Self-organization

What is self-organization? Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order arises from local interactions between parts of an initially disordered system. The process is spontaneous, not needing control by any external agent. – Wikipedia With respect to Agile teams, in simpler language. It is people collaborating towards shared goals by deciding on their own the best way/process…