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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.

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.

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.

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?

Traveling Without Moving

Traveling Without Moving

Our enterprise went through a carefully planned and executed transition to Agile. A few years later, we made a short halt to evaluate what we had achieved. What we saw was that some teams had actually been traveling without moving.

Is Your Agile Team Fit Enough?

Is Your Agile Team Fit Enough?

Increasing visibility inside a team process is key for most companies. It is even more valuable if the team or company is distributed. But how can you measure and make your team's work visible?

What if Users Don't Like the Latest Potentially Shippable Product Increment?

What if Users Don't Like the Latest Potentially Shippable Product Increment?

One of the most common problems organizations have in using Agile for incremental software development is users' disapproval of the latest increment. Here are a few strategies for contingency measures as well as ways to avoid rejected increments.

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