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Scrum Master Journey

Our beloved Scrum Master died, here are his last words

Most people kill themselves because of a mental condition. This is true in my case too. The condition I suffer from is that I am not normal; I am not like every one of you “sane” people. I still remember the happy days when I used to code. Those ecstatic moments after solving complex algorithm are still fresh. I used to be the most productive developer in my team and everyone just loved my cheerful nature. I used to work…

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Step Towords Agile World

Still Confused Which Agile Certification To Choose?

On an average 67% professionals, have worked on four Agile projects in a year, according to the 2015 state of Scrum Survey Report conducted by Scrum Alliance. Apparently, the world is moving in successfully applying the most popular Agile approaches to their projects. And to answer the demand, there is a range of Agile frameworks and methods topped by respected certification programs. These certifications are also ranging from entry to the advanced enterprise levels. First and foremost, it is important…

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Definition of Done feature

Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done

In my recent interaction, I realize professional’s gets confused about the difference between Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done. One interesting conversation happened in my last CSM training in Bangalore, and this is how it went. Question: When can we mark the product backlog item complete? My Answer: When it meets the “Definition of Done” Question: I thought it was to do with meeting the acceptance criteria My Answer: Yes you are right. Question: But you said Definition of Done…

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Four New Things in SAFe 4.0

Four New Things in SAFe 4.0

Earlier this year we witnessed the release of new version of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) version 4.0, many of our clients started asking what is new in this version? Scaled Agile Framework  Website has many resources explaining version 4 and its differences from the previous version. In this article, I am sharing the four areas which I noticed after teaching multiple batches of Leading SAFe using version 4. SAFe 4 has Four Levels SAFe version 3 did specify the need…

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Kanban Board

Kanban can fix the ‘Waterfall Bug’ in your Scrum!

At a first glance, kanban may look nothing more than a simple method to visualize work in progress, but by treating it as ‘just a visual board’ the team might be missing out on the real power of kanban. So, whatis the real power of kanban? And, what is that ‘waterfall bug’ in Scrum? Let’s try to understand the ‘waterfall bug’ first and let’s take a common example – a team, proficient enough in technology, has just moved to Scrum.…

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