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Applying the Queueing Theory to Kanban

Applying the Queueing Theory to Kanban

Let's look at how the Queueing Theory, or Little's Law, applies in a Kanban situation.

How Self-Motivated Teams Become the Pillar of the Agile Process

How Self-Motivated Teams Become the Pillar of the Agile Process

Like any new approach, Agile has evolved from problems in the old models that have been considered and corrected. But there is also something in Agile that makes it unique and special, compared with previous models of software development.

Using Scrum to Plan an Indian Wedding

Using Scrum to Plan an Indian Wedding

They say marriages are made in heaven. But in any part of the world, the marriage ceremony requires a lot of planning, team effort, bonding, budgeting, and a realistic goal. Here's a look at using Scrum to plan an Indian wedding.

What Is the Relationship Between Story Points and Task Effort in Hours?

What Is the Relationship Between Story Points and Task Effort in Hours?

Whenever I conduct training for new teams, most of the senior members/managers ask me numerous questions about story points and hours of effort. Here are some of the experiences I've run into, and answers I've developed.

Agile Estimation Techniques

Agile Estimation Techniques

One of the key advantages of adopting an Agile work flow is the team's ability to estimate new work effectively. But unless all team members participate actively, the ability of the team as a whole to estimate new stories will develop much more slowly.

The Role of a Good Leader in an Agile Environment

The Role of a Good Leader in an Agile Environment

Being action oriented and having the ability to stimulate results are not the only aspects of good leadership in an Agile environment.

A Scrum Meeting-Room Model Boosted Our Productivity

A Scrum Meeting-Room Model Boosted Our Productivity

We were in big trouble when heavy rain and flooding hit Chennai in December. Our office was flooded and we lost a whole week of our sprint because power was down. But here's what happened. . . .

SMAC It with Agile

SMAC It with Agile

At the heart of technology transformation is SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud), which many call the fifth generation of IT.

Managing Defects in Agile

Managing Defects in Agile

Defects (or bugs) in software development create anxiety that leads to stress and instability within the team -- and the "defect panic syndrome" is prominent in Waterfall.

Attracting and Retaining Talent

Attracting and Retaining Talent

We look to leaders to attract top talent, then maintain their interest in staying with our teams. Such a tall order to fill, yet some teams manage to pull it off. How?

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