Tag Archives: Scrum

Mute Mapping

Mute Mapping: For a Dysfunctional Scrum team !

Mute Mapping Mute mapping is a variant of affinity mapping where no one speaks ! Does that not sound interesting? This really helps when you have a team suffering form conflict or morale issues. It’s a great way pull in and understand all the underlying tensions, issues, bottled feelings that are plaguing your team.Mute mapping I once joined a team as a ScrumMaster / Project Manager and the day I joined I realized that there was way too much drama and too many unsaid issues. I would…

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SAFe Framework

Scaled Agile Framework – SAFe

Enterprise Agility  – Scaled Agile Framework – SAFe Scaled Agile Framework SAFe A proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean-Agile practices at enterprise scale and is the property of Scaled Agile, Inc. Every company big and small are following some variant of Agile. Organizations in the quest for iterating on smaller features, developing and delivering faster have pushed all their teams to take up some flavor of agile be it Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Extreme programming, etc.   Once the teams start working in an agile fashion delivering faster,…

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Continuous Integration – True agility for software development

Continuous delivery is the implementation of the developing, compiling, deploying, testing, and releasing software in an automated fashion with an aim to compress the time to release. Continuous delivery or continuous integration aims to have a quick and  automated feedback to evaluate and understand the production readiness of a release candidate. This philosophy is embraced by Devops which defined as the software development method that emphasises on communication and tight collaboration between all the parties involved in the software development lifecycle. As Agile gains momentum…

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A True Agile Implementation ?

Are there teams you have worked in that follow a flavor of an Agile implementation be it Scrum or TTD or Kanban to the letter ? And if so do you do it because you feel the need to implement a method and all its guidelines or do you do it because it is what the team needs ? With the new uptake in Agile the last couple of years almost every organization implementing Agile software or otherwise has started implementing Agile. They even have…

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Agile Vs Waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall – The similarities !

Agile vs Waterfall – The similarities ! A quick recap of the Agile Manifesto Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan.   That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Lets start with the the fundamentals every project manager has to consider while starting a project. The iron triangle; Resources (Cost), Time (Schedule), Scope(Features). Agile approach…

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