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How to do Effective Capacity Planning in Scrum?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scrum is the most widely used Agile framework. In Scrum, the work is divided into smaller goals which can be completed within time-boxed iterations called sprints. The length of each sprint is fixed and is normally between one week and one month, with two weeks being the most common.  Unfortunately, many scrum projects are not successful as teams ignore or miscalculate their capacity to do the Continue Reading

What is a Scrum Master and its roles and responsibilities.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello everyone, I use to hear a lot of questions regarding the scrum master. So today we are going to know about the scrum master, and his/her roles and responsibilities What is a Scrum Master? Scrum master is the servant leader liable for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices. The Scrum Master is usually considered a teacher Continue Reading

SCRUMBAN- Stop Starting, Start Finishing

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is Scrumban Scrumban is a hybrid Agile framework combined from Scrum and Kanban. It’s a great transition step from scrum to Kanban.  A 2 week iteration with a pull based system is recommended to minimise batching of work and making this model effective. When to use Scrumban 1- Scrumban is a great solution for teams who need the structure of Scrum with the flexibility Continue Reading

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Dev Tools to the Rescue – Part 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you are a software developer working on someone else’s projects or you run a business yourself, utilizing the right tools of the trade is essential. The market of software development tools is an ever-changing one and increasingly competitive. It’s a tough task to decide which one is best suited for you. In this article, we will review some of the best developer tools, ranging from Continue Reading

Agile Testing: An introduction

Reading Time: 5 minutes When we talk about Agile the first thing that pops into our mind is Agile development. But here we are going to see and learn about an introduction to Agile Testing that how testers work in Agile, the contrast between Agile Testing and development, and traditional vs. Agile approach. What is Agile Testing? In the world of software development, there are two very common terminologies, Continue Reading

Auditing Agile Scrum Project

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why Audit Agile Scrum Projects? Effective Audit helps uncover problems and ensure efficiency. Ensuring effective quality delivery of the project. Ensure best practices adherence. To perform a “due diligence” review for all impacted Stakeholders. Unearth Problem areas proactively and work on solution/improvement Provides objective insights and Evaluates Risks Allows to Get Rid of Inefficient Processes Assessment of gaps that lead to corrective and preventive measures Continue Reading

Program Increment – Day 2

Reading Time: 6 minutes In my previous blog we saw how RTE sets the agenda for Program Increment session. It was more focused on setting up of business context by Leadership team. Sharing the Architecture vision by the System Architect, and Team getting into breakouts and preparing the Draft Plan followed by Management Review. Let us see how Day 2 looks like in the Program Increment Planning. At the Continue Reading

Program Increment – Day 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Effective execution of Program Increment is very essential to reap true benefits. In my previous blog, we have seen what Program Increment is all about and what are the main factors to be considered while planning a Program Increment. Let us see how effectively we can use 2 days.  In this blog we will see how do we execute Program Increment Day 1 in detail Continue Reading

Program Increment and It’s Planning

Reading Time: 4 minutes SAFe is no Magic except for Program Increment Planning. No event is as powerful in SAFe as Program Increment Planning. PI planning sets the platform for cadence for ART. In this blog we will see how to prepare for an effective Program Increment Planning session. Next Blog we will cover Day wise activities during the PI session. With large audience of 100 + people working Continue Reading

Agile Release Trains – ART – Organisation and Roles

Reading Time: 4 minutes Agile Release Trains are the heart of Essential SAFe in the similar way Essential SAFe configuration is the heart of the Framework. It is the simplest starting point for implementation. In this blog, we are going to talk about Agile Release Trains (ART). We will see how Agile Release Trains in itself is an organisation and also see important roles within ART. It describes the Continue Reading

Essential SAFe – “Implementation Starting Point”

Reading Time: 4 minutes In one of my initial blogs, we touch based on the 4 configuration that SAFe provides. These configurations can fit from small organisations to large enterprises. It is flexible enough for organisations to leverage to their specific needs. In this specific blog and the following blogs, we would deep dive into Essential SAFe. It is the starting point for SAFe implementation in the organisation.  Essential Continue Reading

SAFe – Lean Agile Mindset

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my previous blogs we have seen what is the need for SAFe and also had a high level view of SAFe four different configurations that organisations can leverage to fit to their needs. In this blog let us see what changes do we need in the thought process as Leaders to drive the Lean Agile mindset. One of the biggest challenges any organisation face Continue Reading

SAFe Birds Eye View

Reading Time: 5 minutes SAFe Birds Eye View In continuation to blog series on Scaled Agile, let’s review SAFe from a Birds Eye View. What is it all about? What are the four basic configurations that it provides and how does it help organisations to leverage these configurations to their specific needs Overview: The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a scalable and configurable framework which helps organisations deliver in the Continue Reading