Articles published in 2013

Introspect the Retrospectives

Introspect the Retrospectives

If your retrospectives have fallen into a monotonous or ineffective state, it's time to change the way you've been conducting them and focus on giving a direction to the meetings, making sure they are timeboxed and end with a quantifiable action item. . . .

Team Reflection

Team Reflection

"The unexamined life is not worth living," Socrates said. It is true for the individual, but it also applies to a team. . . .

The Agile Philosophy

The Agile Philosophy

The evolution of efficacy in software engineering with regard to methodology in systemic development projects is notorious. . . . However, there is still much more evolution needed, and it falls to us to reflect and identify where there has been shortsightedness in developing quality in software.

Distributed Teams: Managing Dependencies

Distributed Teams: Managing Dependencies

Managing dependencies in a distributed Scrum team can be a challenging task. If you don't plan it properly, you may end up losing productive hours of resources. . . .

We Lost to Agile

We Lost to Agile

When I talk about Agile, it is mostly in the context of my experience in the IT industry. Many times my friends, working in different sectors, ask me why I support Agile in general when it is primarily focused to work wonders for my industry. . . .

Fun Within Scrum

Fun Within Scrum

In the middle of 2011, one of the Scrum Coaches at the organization I was then working for approached the ScrumMasters and suggested we try playing a game he coined "Scrum Monopoly." . . .

Distributed Knowledge Leadership Based on UKD, Ba, and SECI

Distributed Knowledge Leadership Based on UKD, Ba, and SECI

Distributed knowledge leadership is the way of life and work in the knowledge-economy age.  . . .

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

To know where we are, whether we are treading along the right track, how far out we are from our destination either in life or in a project -- these are questions that most of us have struggled with at some point. When it comes to our own lives, introspection as a tool has been popular over the eons. For projects, specifically software projects, the challenges are multidimensional. . . .

Are You a Bob Ross or a Rembrandt?

Are You a Bob Ross or a Rembrandt?

A metaphorical question like this does require a good explanation . . . and I will provide one. Let me describe two cases. . . .

Thou Shalt Use Pure Scrum

Thou Shalt Use Pure Scrum

If pure Scrum works for our project -- voila! Nothing could be better than this. But the fact is, in real life we come across situations and projects where pure play doesn't seem to work, and we need to "inspect and adapt."

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