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In the Driving Seat : Agile Coaching Essentials

In the Driving Seat : Agile Coaching Essentials

A good coach is the one who shares the goals with you & works hard till you achieve them. My journey as a coach began in 2013. Frankly, speaking I wanted to work in agile space and found a job

Objective Key Results (OKR) – An introduction

Objective Key Results (OKR) – An introduction

Goal setting for the teams around strategic objectives has always been prevalent. Why the new interest in OKR? The answer may lie in the huge traction and adoption of Agile across organizations. The intent of this blog is to simplify

Scrum Guide Versions & its Implications Over the Years

Scrum Guide Versions & its Implications Over the Years

Scrum Alliance has published seven versions of Scrum Guide in a decade since the first version was published in 2010. Each version has been a reflection of the changing landscape of software development processes. We have tried to summarize the

How to Make a Timeboxed Event More Effective?

How to Make a Timeboxed Event More Effective?

How do we better utilize our time attending an insane number of meetings? Coaches get this asked a lot. While little can be done about the number of meetings just like driving in

Essential Agile Metrics for Leaders

Essential Agile Metrics for Leaders

Popular agile metrics like burndown chart, velocity graph, cumulative flow, control charts and many others are confined to one team and limits the management view. Senior leadership is keen to know metrics

Bored by agile metrics? Try ‘Beer down chart’

Bored by agile metrics? Try ‘Beer down chart’

Beer down chart is inspired by burndown chart that scrum teams use daily to know how much work is remaining to achieve the desired sprint goal. We call our product owner as

How to Improve Interactions Within Teams

How to Improve Interactions Within Teams

A “Team” is generally defined as a group of people. Who work together towards a shared goal. In my experience, effective interaction forms the bedrock of such a ‘team’ - a factor often taken for granted. All the more true

Secret Sauce of all Retrospective Techniques

Secret Sauce of all Retrospective Techniques

In Scrum framework, retrospective is the last event of each sprint and has also been one of the most rushed events in our experience. This has meant that the event has failed in helping the team, consequently failing in its

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