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The Waterfall Trap in Agile

The Waterfall Trap in Agile

Mostly, projects with an agile way of development start with agile training, knowledge, education and enthusiasm about agile. As the project progresses, the team goes through the maturity curve stages – which we call forming, storming, norming, and performing curve and starts delivering. Every scrum ceremony happens as ‘planned’, the product starts taking shape, and something happens during this time, which I am calling ‘The Waterfall Trap’. Most of the teams which I have seen as they grow up, they…

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From Agile Teams to PODs

From Agile Teams to PODs

  “In place of allocating people to project, allocate project to the team”.  This paradigm shift in approach is being advised and advocated by agile experts for all good reasons. Many companies are adopting this approach; I personally have been part of the team working on this approach in a multinational company.  We adopted it well in our sub-function. Here is my learning (based on failure and success) on how we did it and challenges The idea here is to…

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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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