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6/19/2014 by Prakash Mallappa Pujar
The core idea of lean is to eliminate/reduce non-value-added activities (termed "wastes") and thus increase customer value. The Agile process itself is a lean method for the software development life cycle, and I am sharing a couple of Agile best practices adopted by many teams to make the Agile process extra lean.
6/18/2014 by Saravana Bharathi
Enough is written on good stand-ups (stick to the three questions, focus on accomplishments, the team owns the meeting, etc.). Here I thought I would discuss some common pitfalls and negative patterns, based on my experience. . . .
6/17/2014 by Jerry Rajamoney
Have you ever wondered what important coaching practices are exhibited by a successful ScurmMaster? Google search on this topic and you'll find many thousands of links, and each link gives different ideas and suggestions. Let's try to look at these from a different view/perspective. . . .
6/16/2014 by Sugandha Mestri
Many of the challenges in Agile and Scrum arise from the idea of the self-organizing team. Of course, many (perhaps most) of the benefits are also the result of self-organizing teams. . . .
6/13/2014 by Jai Singhal
The Daily Scrum supports the PDCA cycle at a tactical level, but there is a misconception that the Daily Scrum comprises the PDCA cycle. . . .
6/13/2014 by Gene Gendel
This post describes two practical examples of how, by combining Scrum and Kanban processes, improvements can achieved at two levels: the individual team level and the enterprise level. . . .
6/12/2014 by Steven Crago
When I retired from the military at the ripe old age of 38, I had spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and 16 in the United States Army. . . . I knew that the military-instilled discipline and sense of honor and loyalty had made me not only a better man but also a better employee, but I had never really considered how my skills as a First Sergeant could have made me a better software engineer.
6/11/2014 by Yaser Marey
Recently I had a chance to test the Affinity technique to classify a considerably large number of items. The problem was to look into our customers' data and analyze it to find new ways to provide better services and eventually generate more revenue. . . .
6/11/2014 by Sekhar Burra
While Agile coaches come on board with significant experience and a broad knowledge base, there are organizations out there that are bad at leveraging Agile coach capabilities. Based on my experience, here are few areas where in-house Agile coaches are grossly misused in various organizations . . .
6/10/2014 by Saravana Bharathi
Doesn't matter how many times you have done it -- you are always anxious on your first day with the team as a Coach/ScrumMaster. . . .