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…

I don’t want to be a developer

Is there something wrong with software developer designation? Because everyone wanted to become scrum master and agile coach but not a good software developer. May be scrum master sound really big because of MASTER keyword. This may be because scrum is very lightweight framework and just 16 pages to read so everyone become master easily. Since I coach development team and…

Everyone is developer in development team and not just a coder, a tester etc.

Everyone is developer in development team and not just a coder, a tester etc.

Scrum is very simple framework to develop complex software product in complex environment but hard to practice. But why? I am not going in details of why but wanted to highlight one problem about development team as per my understanding. Development team means cross-functional and self-organizing team of developers. But who is developer? Isn’t it everyone who contribute to develop…

Are you investing enough to build cross-functional development team?

Are you investing enough to build cross-functional development team?

I do see people come to attend Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner training in bulk. Many organizations ask us to facilitate in-house workshop for CSM and CSPO. These 2 workshops are for Scrum Master and Product Owner and really needed in order to start practicing Scrum. But what kind of workshop you are organizing for development team? What workshop your development team members…