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Ep 22 : Safety Check During The Retrospective

Ep 22 : Safety Check During The Retrospective

Whenever we go for the #retrospectives, then every person should have the #feeling of being #safe – To talk, to express the views #fearlessly and #openly.
If this is not the case, then our regular retrospective method would not work, & postponing the retrospective would be an #Antipattern .
Welcome to next session of #2MG by Agile Beyond Boundary, where Vishal Prasad take us through
1. #Importance of #SafetyCheck (#safetyculture)
2. Key #techniques to make sure the team feels safe
3. Role of #facilitator for safety checks

Ep 9 : How to sustain the stable teams

Ep 9 : How to sustain the stable teams

Are you realising the potential of stable teams and making an effort for them to be sustainable?
Here are some key tips.

Welcome to Next episode of 2MG (2minute gyaan) on How to sustain stable teams.

watch, learn and implement and don’t forget to share your comments in comment box.

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Ep 8 : How to make “the backlog refinement” work for you

Ep 8 : How to make “the backlog refinement” work for you

Welcome to the next episode of 2MG (2minute gyaan)-“Backlog refinement” is a key process in Value maximization. Do you want to make a “Backlog refinement work well for you?”, here is the – “Steam-Water-Ice” analogy for you by Sahil Potdar. It is crucial for product success. 1. The steam phase – Stories are at a high level with minimal details, no specific form 2. The water phase – Stories have some more details and they take a bit more form…

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Ep 2: Broken Window Theory in Agile software development

Ep 2: Broken Window Theory in Agile software development

Agile software development is very human-centric and the impact of an individual’s ethical and value base is very high. In today’s episode of our series of 2mg (2-minute gyaan) we will share one such example of creating a positive impact with a good ethical base using the concept of Broken Window Theory. Today’s episode is shared by Sahil Potdar’

Think cross functional before Iteration

Think cross functional before Iteration

When we talk about agile adoption or implementation of agile in project or work; often, the first thing that comes to our mind is iteration.  And we start to worry about roll out and requirement planning for incremental and iterative development. While, iteration and incremental delivery is an essential aspect of Agile, it should not be the starting point, from agile adoption per se.  First thing, you should be concern about, do I have fully cross functional team(s).  If needed,…

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Acknowledging Anti Patterns

Acknowledging Anti Patterns

Common aspect among Scrum, Kanban, XP, BDD or any other Agile methodology is their main goal.  All such frameworks or models aim to establish Agile mindset in team by adhering to 4 values and 12 principles mentioned in Agile manifesto Among them, Scrum is the most popular one. Simple yet impactful, Scrum is structured framework, with well-defined ceremonies, roles and artifacts, plus ample of opportunity to do-it-the-way-it-suits-you. Often during scrum adoption, team tend to practice / approach the ceremonies in…

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Identifying Sprint Goal

Identifying Sprint Goal

I have often seen Scrum Teams struggling to come up with a sprint goal during the sprint planning meeting, or they underestimate the importance of having a sprint goal at all. This happens more with teams that are new to Scrum, but it is also the case with experienced Scrum Teams. Multiple factors are behind this anomaly, which is also an antipattern for Scrum Teams. Importance of defining a Sprint Goal: The sprint goal provides the development team with guidance…

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Distributed agile delivery – beyond tools and virtual co-location

Distributed agile delivery – beyond tools and virtual co-location

When a company engages in offshore outsourcing, one of the key challenges is to align the software team to same business goal as those of the in-house development team. This is part due to lack of daily communication across team / suboptimal teams / lack of regular programs for sharing vision and key business goals On top of it, most of such engagements have different teams adopting different approach and agile practices for different aspect of software development. Most popular…

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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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