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How a product owner can maximize the Business value?

How a product owner can maximize the Business value?

Who is Product Owner? The Product Owner as per the definition is the owner of the product.  She should have a clear vision of product that she is leading.  She should be knowledgeable about the product domain. The Product Owner should know what to develop as per the needs of the business or customer.  The product owner comes up with the…

Start your Scrum journey – Tips for setting up new scrum teams

IT industry is undergoing with rapid implementation of scrum framework in software projects. Scrum masters and coaches come across the situation to set up a new scrum team. I have got an opportunity of training and setting up scrum teams and perform as scrum master for the same teams. I am sharing my experiences and checklist to kick-start Scrum with you teams. 1. Assess the…

Who is agile coach? Let’s hear from a coach

Who is agile coach? Let’s hear from a coach

I got an opportunity to interact with Ankit Tandon to understand what is agile coaching, what’s needed to be a successful coach and lot more. Ankit is working as Scrum Master/Agile Coach with Citi Bank in Pune. You can connect with Ankit here. What makes a good agile coach? I would say, ability to understand humans well, thorough practical in…

Why Agile Software Development?

  This is the common question which I hear during my agile training that why we need to shift from waterfall to agile software development.  Agile Software Development enables organization to respond quickly to market needs and sustain in competitive environment.  It helps to increase the agility of organization and plan quickly as market changes. Agile Software development is only…

Agile assessment metrics for organization

Why assessment needed? Assessment is important to design approach for agile adoption and helpful for organization to measure effectiveness. Purpose should be to identify improvement areas and should evolve over the period. But many time organizations have to prepare budget for agile adoption in advance to get approval for expenses from board. They engage vendors to perform assessment to estimate cost.…

Defects are not Technical Debts

Many people get confused between technical debts and non-functional requirements. Defects can’t be technical debts because technical debts doesn’t mean not meeting requirement either functional or technical. Technical debts are related to poor design, poor coding or not having applied appropriate design patterns etc. Whereas defects are not meeting requirement, product not fit for use or poor performance etc. Many…

How to design agile metrics for my organization?

Almost every organizations keep looking for more and more metrics to control something or especially organizations that I visit for work as agile coach/consultant.  Need for metrics arises during discussion with management but many time management fails to explain objective behind asking so many metrics. I feel these metrics sometime trigger poor communication, set wrong objective and create absence of…