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Frameworks for Agile

What exactly does 'agility' imply? Everyone wants to be quick and nimble. Or, to put it another way, a state in which we can change swiftly and adapt to our surroundings. The same can be said for businesses, where agility can mean the difference between success and failure. So, what does it mean...

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Review of Sprint: It’s More Than Just A Demo

Is it better to do a Sprint Review or a Demo? Many Scrum practitioners wrongly refer to the Sprint Review as a Demo. Is it merely a question of terminology? The Sprint Review, in my opinion, is the most undervalued Scrum Event, and its full potential has yet to be realised for many...

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Technical Debt and Product Backlog

"When it comes to getting out of debt, there are no quick cuts" - Dave Ramsey The longer-term implications of poor design decisions are referred to as technical debt. It's similar to any other debt in that there should be a clear understanding of why it was incurred, as well as how and...

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The Pros of Agile Scaling

In project management, agile has become a hot topic. Many of the world's most successful companies want to scale Agile across their whole enterprises. However, despite its current popularity, Agile project management is not a new concept. Agile's beginnings date back decades and have been used to assist teams to succeed in fast-paced...

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In 2021, the Top Agile Trends You Shouldn’t Miss

Technology advances at a dizzying pace and the amount of information we consume every day grows tremendously with each passing day. Analyzing this massive amount of data in order to make the best decisions possible has become increasingly difficult. Traditional project management approaches, such as the waterfall method and hierarchical team structures, are...

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What Is Agile Coaching and How Does It Work?

Agile Coaching is a concept that refers to a collection of abilities and knowledge that is frequently misunderstood. When companies hire Agile Coaches to assist them to reach their goals, they are hiring a change agent, not just a framework expert who will come in and apply one of the Agile frameworks. The...

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So, you’re interested in becoming a Scrum Master?

All of this sounds fantastic - a six-figure salary, a plethora of employment positions, and plenty of opportunities for promotion! So, what does it take to become a Scrum Master, and how do you get started? Let's start with the most basic list of top abilities from the LinkedIn study and go over...

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Together, Scrum and Kanban are more powerful.

What's your reaction to the title of this post? Do you get a sense of relief because you believe Scrum and Kanban can coexist? Or are you annoyed because you believe one approach surpasses the other and are solidly in the Scrum or Kanban camp? Exploring how Scrum and Kanban might complement one...

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Measuring Value, Measuring Success

The agile movement's goal of delivering valuable software is a fantastic core idea. The problem is that 'value' is difficult to quantify in and of itself. Nonetheless, I believe it is critical to think in terms of value in software development in order to overcome some of the fluffiness associated with the phrase....

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30 Books For Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters will benefit from the following 30 books. The books cover each of the eight aspects of the Agile Coaching Institute's Scrum Master competency model: Practitioner of Agile-Lean This is the most important aspect of a Scrum Master's abilities. A Scrum Master is a Scrum Master who practices the Agile and Scrum...

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The Empiricism’s Three Pillars (Scrum)

Empiricism entails working in a fact-based, experience-based, and evidence-based approach. Scrum is an empirical process that measures progress based on real-world observations rather than artificial goals. To achieve business and organisational agility, Scrum also emphasises a transformation in mindset and culture. The following are the three pillars of empiricism: Transparency: It entails presenting...

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11 Retrospective Ideas to Liven Things Up

How can you make your Retrospective more interesting? I'll show you some of the formats that were useful to me when answering this question. If you have any other suggestions, please share them! Please notice that the ideas marked with an asterisk have a description borrowed from Corinna Baldauf's Retromat book. 1. The...

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Friend or Enemies? SCRUM vs. Kanban

It's surprising how many people have trouble telling the difference between Kanban and Scrum. Both of these phrases are frequently used together in the same sentence. They are both flexible techniques with significant differences. Even while both agile approaches are intended to simplify workflow and teamwork partnerships in order to achieve the best...

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Scrum Master – The Servant-Leader of the Scrum Team!

Scrum Master and servant-leader are interchangeable terms. But what exactly does it imply? The Scrum Master is a servant leader in Agile projects, but servant leadership extends far beyond Agile, and Scrum Masters serve more than just the team. In this blog, we'll look at the Scrum Master's role as a servant leader,...

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SAFe or Scrum@Scale?

When comparing scaling Agile frameworks like SAFe® (the Scaled Agile Framework), Scrum@Scale, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), or LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), the question isn't which framework is best for you, but which framework is best for you. You can choose which scaling framework to utilise by considering your specific environment, methods, and goals. SAFe...

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How Much Does Agile Coaching Certification Cost In India?

The Agile framework is of great use and in much demand. The pace at which the Software Industry is leaning on working and techniques of Agile Framework is quite impressive. The evaluated data and stats on the performance of the use of Agile Framework is quite satisfactory as it is showing a good...

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My experiences /Interactions about (Life) Coaching

“Every Person has the Potential & the Resourcefulness within himself/herself to achieve anything that they set their eyes upon” This is the the fundamental premise of coaching. “If we all did the things, we are capable of doing, we would astound ourselves”-Thomas. A. Edison But why doesn’t it happen? Any guesses?? “The most...

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What is Life Coaching?

Today we hear a lot of terms in the context of coaching. Coaches introduce themselves as life coaches, Business coaches, Career coaches, Relationship coaches, Personal Development coaches just to name a few. A common question that runs through our minds is who these people are & what exactly do they do. Let us...

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Best Life Coaching Attributes

"If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we will astound ourselves" -Thomas A Edison. This quote resonates a lot with me & I think my job as a coach is to make people realize what they are really capable of doing, making them realize the resourcefulness & the...

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The Kanban Roles and Responsibilities

Kanban is considered as one of the best Agile approaches in the Software & IT industry. Being in use since the 1940s, it has grown best for industrial purposes making the workflow process more precise, accurate, functional, effective and efficient. As Scrum offers the role of Scrum Master, more often we find ourselves...

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What are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Product Owner?

Product Owner plays a vital role in many Multinational Companies. The role of the Product Owner in Scrum comes with exquisite responsibilities. With the techniques of Scrum, Kanban, SAFe every MNCs is looking around for the person who makes the work process much and more agile to deliver quality results and productive solutions...

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What are the roles and responsibilities of a Scrum Master?

Becoming Agile with the workflow process is giving significant development and growth in the Software and IT industry. The methods of Agile enable better flexibility, process management,  and satisfaction to the end-user with consistent and efficient flow. Frameworks like Scrum have proved to be blissful in the implementation of the Agile Methodology in...

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What are the Most Valuable Kanban Certifications in 2020?

Methods of Kanban are getting more recognised in the software and IT industry. The framework of Kanban is bringing the change with the simple, optimised and efficient planning system and captivating techniques. With time, the results from the Kanban workflow process are promising to make the system inventory with every stage of development,...

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Scrum at Scale Practitioner Certification for the High Scaled Projects

Scrum is the widely adopted framework for its feature of lightweight technique and implementation with ease. Most of the big MNCs use this framework for high scaled projects as it drives efficiency and collaborative approach to achieve the target within time. But the use of Scrum Framework for high Scaled projects requires the...

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Scrum Product Owner: The Guiding Force of Development

The Scrum Product Owner brings solutions and optimizes the business side of the project. From grooming the Product Developed to meet the requirements of the end-user to building the business purpose of the Product to meet the demand of Stakeholders, the role and responsibility of a Product Owner are diversified across almost every...

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Types of SAFe Agile Certification & its Worth

SAFe Agile Certification is of great use. Not only because it is the leading Agile Certification but also because it opens a wide range of opportunity when it comes for growth in the Software Industry. SAFe Agile Certification opens many gateways with exquisite roles and outsourcing responsibilities.  As most Section of Software Industry...

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32 Scrum Master Interview Questions & Answers

I have interviewed about 150+ candidates for Scrum Masters being on the panel for different companies and have built an understanding about how good scrum master candidate could probably approach to their Scrum Master interview. Read more about Scrum Master Interview Questions and Answers. Today most companies don’t give chance to their people...

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How Much Does Scrum Master Certification Cost In India?

The Scrum framework is of great use and in much demand. The pace at which Software Industry is leaning on working and techniques of Scrum Framework is quite impressive. The evaluated data and stats on the performance of the use of Scrum Framework is quite satisfactory as it is showing a good number...

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Difference between Software Teams vs Product Teams?

This year, I gave a talk on the journey of our team at Siemens from being completely new to being a full-fledged product team here. One of the topics that I delved in, and which I believe in, is the difference between Software Teams vs Product Teams.  India has excelled phenomenally in the...

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