Good knowledge of Agile/Scrum is just a starting point. To be an effective Scrum Master, one must learn facilitation and coaching skills to ensure effective team collaboration leads to better team alignment rather than conflict or chaos.
Scrum vs Kanban: Managing Change Effectively
Gone are the days when requirements were frozen at the start of a project and were not expected to change. Responding to change in a smart and effective manner is a common expectations from development teams.
Should we allow changes within Sprint?
Should we accept changes within a sprint? If we do, won’t it disrupt our sprint plan that is in progress? And, if we don’t, would we be less of an ‘agile’ team? Let’s explore how a mature Scrum team would respond to changing requirements.
5 Ways Management can Compromise Team’s Agility!
While management’s intentions may be well placed when they sign up for an Agile transition, they often end up being a roadblock in team’s Agile journey. Here are 5 common ways traditional management thinking may compromise agility.
What is Coaching?
Two friends, Ravi and Neeraj, have both been successful IT professionals and are now in a very similar profile – Agile Coach. While their roles are same, their approaches to Agile Coaching differ. See which one makes better sense to you.
Kanban: Card, Board, System or a Method?
Kanban is a vaguely understood term in the IT industry – two professionals talking about kanban usually have different level of understanding. This post attempts to throw light on different kanban terms.
Kanban Myths and Misconceptions
Kanban is a poorly understood term, and as it happens with poorly understood concepts, myths and misconceptions flourish. Here we look at the common myths around Kanban prevalent in the Agile community.
Scrumban – Do we still need Sprints?
While many see Scrum and Kanban as competing process frameworks, it is common and often practical to combine them both – the result popularly called Scrumban. There is no secret recipe though. Here we explore one possible option.