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Are You a Product Owner and Do You Know the Symptoms of Your Agile Project that Needs Action from You?

What Would be the Symptoms for You to Take Action? Product Owner is the person responsible for maximizing the value of the Product and who is ultimately responsible and accountable for the end product that is built. He is the person responsible for ordering Service Requests to maximize value in a continuous flow or Kanban environment. Do You have an unclear purpose or mission for the team and facing challenges…

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Are You a Servant Leader, How Do You Troubleshoot Your Agile Project?

Who Are You Serving? How Can You Best Serve? Are You Making Your Unique Contribution? Are You Getting Better Every Day? – Serve to Lead The Key to Successful Leadership Today is Influence, Not Authority. I Agree. Do You Also? If Yes, then Let’s Practice … & Troubleshoot to Propels Your Organizational Success!!! Servant Leadership is the Practice of leading through service to…

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Do You Think Agile Contracts Can Enable Customer Collaboration? I Agree – Do You also Agree?

Project Failures Originates from Breakdowns in Customer-Supplier Relationship. Do You Agree? My Answer is Yes. There comes the importance of the Agile Manifesto Value: Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation Many of the projects failures start from breakdowns in the customer-supplier relationship. The risk is high when the contract is built in the form of “Winners…

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Agile Leaders – Where do You Start to Give Priority to Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation?

As an Agile Leader, Where do I Start? In my view, We should Start right from Backlog Creation until Retrospectives: Backlog Creation Backlog Refinement Daily Stand-ups Execution Practices Demonstration/Reviews Retrospectives Backlog Creation Good Time for the Product Owners to produce the Product Road-map, that can show the anticipated deliverable’s over time. The Product Owner re-plans the Road-map based on what the team produces. Backlog Refinement In iteration-based agile, the Product Owner can use…

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How Do You Effectively Lead An Agile Team? – Leadership Vs. Management…

Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals Agile Manifesto Value: As stated in the Agile Manifesto Individuals & Interactions over processes & tools. That is, while there is value in Processes & Tools, We value Individuals & Interactions more. The message here is that while processes &…

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Why Lean Principles, Kanban Method & Agile Practices are Getting More Importance in VUCA World?

What Happened to Definable Project Work these Days? Majority of the Project Work couple of decades ago were Definable. This type of Definable Project Work is characterized by clear procedure that have proved successful or similar projects in the past. Let us see some examples Production of a car Manufacturing of electrical appliances Building a home All…

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Digital Revolution and Transformation – The digital organization has a hybrid nature with flexibility, innovativeness and Agility.

In one of My Past Article, We discussed the various Revolutions helped us to reach the Digital Revolution through the Continuous Learning & Improvement across various phases of this Evolutionary Change. An ongoing journey to reach the next level of excellence. Digital Revolution The Digital Revolution also is known as the Third Industrial Revolution is all about evolving for better tomorrow. Revolution refers to a sudden transformation of human endeavor. This transformation can…

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Stress Management is an Art – Do You Agree? Understanding Stress – A Vital Part of Coaching Individuals & Teams

Agile Coaching Meetup Last week, I was invited for one of the Agile Coaching Meetup scheduled at my hometown. It was a Meetup Session organized for around 100 people with different levels of experience. Even though the questions asked by the participants were related to their Day to Day business Challenges, But 60% of the questions were more lean…

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Do You Think Knowledge Worker Projects are Different? Yes, I Agree

Knowledge Worker Projects Vs. Manufacturing Projects OR Industrial Work Vs. Knowledge Work Difference between Knowledge Worker Projects & Manufacturing Projects? The following table presents a comparison of Industrial Work Vs. Knowledge Work: My Two Cents About Knowledge Worker Projects The communication & collaboration required for knowledge worker projects are often more uncertain and less defined than in Industrial Work. As people applied Industrial Work…

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Do You Know the Useful Metrics to Effectively Manage Your Agile Project? Achieve More Predictability Through Continuous Flow – Is that a Good Idea?

Immigration Clearance on My Way to Seattle Last Year, I was on my way to Seattle, Washington waiting in the queue for the Clearance. It was a long queue and is taking 30 minutes by the officer to do the clearance for 10 people. There are 25 people left in front of me and I was expecting another 75 minutes for my turn. At…

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