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Elastic Minds: Lean, Agile, and Innovative

Elastic Minds: Lean, Agile, and Innovative

What I call "elastic minds" are particularly equipped to deal with the change and innovation required in today's businesses.

​Agile and Diwali Celebrations

​Agile and Diwali Celebrations

The recent Diwali festival in India reminded me how naturally we often take to Kanban principles.

What Slack Revealed About Our Colocated Team

What Slack Revealed About Our Colocated Team

Our team tried using Slack, and the experience revealed a lot about the changes (good and bad) that we went through as a Scrum team.

The Importance of the Sprint Goal for the Success of Scrum

The Importance of the Sprint Goal for the Success of Scrum

I have often seen Scrum Teams struggling to come up with a sprint goal during the sprint planning meeting. This happens more with teams that are new to Scrum, but it is also the case with experienced Scrum Teams. Multiple factors are behind this problem.

The Agile Solution Architect

The Agile Solution Architect

I’ve been preoccupied with the question of how a solution architect fits into an Agile team.

 Managing Project Managers When Adopting Scrum

Managing Project Managers When Adopting Scrum

When I realized that our Agile team was working and evolving, I wanted to do something to help other teams in my organization. How could I help a defined, hierarchical, command-and-control organization become Agile?

Challenges in Daily Stand-up Meetings

Challenges in Daily Stand-up Meetings

Certain challenges commonly arise during daily stand-ups, and the ScrumMaster must tackle them. Here's what our team experienced.

The Fragility of the Scrum Values

The Fragility of the Scrum Values

I have been putting a lot of thought into the Scrum values — what makes them work, and what breaks them down.

We Are Agile Using Scrum-But

We Are Agile Using Scrum-But

Many software development teams have changed their way of working to follow the Scrum framework. But some omit key elements, which impacts their work. These are the omissions I commonly see — and reasons why I think they should not be neglected.

Increasing Communication in Agile Environments

Increasing Communication in Agile Environments

Open communication assumes trust in the decision making of the entire group, and not that of just a select group. In a Lean and Agile environment, we trust that the group can make good choices, and we try to give them as much information as possible to do so.

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