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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." . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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 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."

Adding Practices to Scrum to Achieve Your Goals

Adding Practices to Scrum to Achieve Your Goals

The Scrum development method is a useful framework to help teams scope, plan, status, and demonstrate their work. When done well, it allows teams to get early feedback on the product they are building and provides a reasonably disciplined method of managing changes in scope. By definition, however, a framework does not tell you how to do everything. . . .

Agile Transitions That Work

Agile Transitions That Work

An Agile transition, whether at an enterprise level or at a development level, is a state of mind that does not waver. This state of mind must be spread across all areas of the organization. It must become a new corporate culture. There isn't a prescription or simplistic solution for a transition. . . .

We Have Socks for Cold Feet

We Have Socks for Cold Feet

Many people are aware of the concept of cold feet, but it tends to come up in the context of getting married, which makes you think of a long-term commitment. Still, how many times have you gone into an organization that claimed they were ready to embrace Agile -- but when it came time for them to go for the gold, they got cold feet?

The Agile Organization

The Agile Organization

Agile is a powerful tool. It can not only be implemented within teams to deliver value but also within an organization to deliver more value to its customers. . . .

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