A positive fear

A positive fear

In one of a speech, Steve job used slangs like “Stay hungry stay foolish” and “Connect the dots”.  It inspired many people, especially Rashmi Bansal. Young talented author has written a couple of books with same titles, these books have stories of successful Indian entrepreneurs (most of us have read this book, if you haven’t, go get a copy, it is a must-read for an entrepreneur aspirant). A known striking difference in these two books is – ‘Stay hungry Stay…

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Why Managing Shared Responsibilities is Key to Success of Scrum

Why Managing Shared Responsibilities is Key to Success of Scrum

Scrum is the most widely accepted and proven methodology in agile. According to ‘State of Scrum’ report 2016 by Scrum Alliance, 89 percent agile users follow scrum approach.   Scrum has defined three major roles- Scrum Master (SM), Product Owner (PO), and Development Team (DT). Each role as the defined set of responsibilities. In the practical implementation of Scrum, it is very important to share some of the responsibilities amongst these roles. Rightly shared responsibilities will result in the success…

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Nokia lesson for Maruti

Nokia lesson for Maruti

Maruti drives past over 50% of Indian car market share in June 2017 in with slew of new car launches they seems to continue their dominant in near future.  Though they are on verge of doing same mistake that Nokia did and doomed to dust. Nokia was once market leader in Mobile handset, at pick time it was close to 62%; and their dominance was once seems eternal.  I still remember my healthy arguments with my friends in mid 2010;…

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Are we doing ‘daily standup’ in wrong way?

Are we doing ‘daily standup’ in wrong way?

In my last blog on agile, I tried to extend agile implementation outside IT and service industry. If you are interested, you can find it here.   SCRUM is the most adopted and proven agile methodology. And Standup is the crucial part of Scrum manifesto. For readers who are not aware of SCRUM- ‘Standup’ is short 15-20 minutes meeting, in which all the team members gather together and quickly ‘Discuss’ the progress for the Sprint. This helps the team to…

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