Articles I've written
Agile in Sync or in Silos
This article explores a scenario in which teams implement Agile in silos, and it highlights the limitations of such a way of working and proposes an alternative. . . .
10 Things Business Leadership Should Do for Successful Agile Adoption
Agile adoption is a collaborative effort. To sail smoothly and arrive at the desired state, business leaders have to commit their support throughout the journey. Here are ten things that business leadership should do to help the company successfully travel the Agile-adoption path. . . .
7 Key Characteristics of an Effective Product Owner
The product owner (PO) is a key player in the development of a solution using Agile. IT organizations just starting to move to Agile ways of working may fall into the trap of perceiving the PO as a messenger for the business, relaying what the business stakeholders describe as requirements. . . .
The Power of the Backlog
Though the primary purpose of the backlogs is to document the requirements and work items, practically speaking, much more could be achieved by creatively structuring them and prioritizing the items. . . .
How to Manage an Agile Transformation
This article explores the change management aspects of an Agile-adoption journey. Though many of these are based on standard organizational change management practices, the specifics of an Agile transformation are highlighted here.