What is Leadership? How to embark the journey to Leadership?

“Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal” — Kevin Kruse, Author – NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller. What is Leadership in real? I have read a lot of books from Executive Coaches like Stephen Covey, Jim Collins, Verne Harnish, Christine Comaford, … More What is Leadership? How to embark the journey to Leadership?

What is Project Management Office(PMO)? Why PMO ? and How to Setup a PMO?

According to PMBOK 5th Edition, A project management office (PMO) is an organizational structure that standardizes project related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools and techniques. Why setup a PMO? Improve project success rate. Communicate metrics for measuring progress/value. Improve Stakeholder satisfaction. Improve Employee productivity. Implement Standards and Practices Long Term … More What is Project Management Office(PMO)? Why PMO ? and How to Setup a PMO?

Don’t estimate Stories or PBI’s using hours but estimate using Story points??? Why?

Based on experience, Accuracy of Estimate in hours is waste of time, Why? Different people will take different number of hours to complete the same task. However, the complexity and effort rough estimates of Stories or PBI’s using points will be same. Story points gets good enough estimates with a lot less work, it is a … More Don’t estimate Stories or PBI’s using hours but estimate using Story points??? Why?

Is your Sprint Backlog cluttered and in stuck mode? Managing Work in Progress (WIP) Limits can help!

One of the Problems in Scrum is that there is so much work in progress at a time that at the end on the sprint very less may get completed. In order to effectively mitigate this risk, team should  manage the Work in Progress(WIP )limits and focus on completing one Product Backlog item(PBI) at a … More Is your Sprint Backlog cluttered and in stuck mode? Managing Work in Progress (WIP) Limits can help!

“Definition of Done – DoD” in Agile Scrum, What exactly is it ?

Developers often feel when the code on their local dev environment is completed, the Story is completed. But no, there is far more. Written Definition of Done, helps team to accurately estimate the stories and how much effort is left to complete. It also gives visibility to scrum master to analyse the progress. Here is a … More “Definition of Done – DoD” in Agile Scrum, What exactly is it ?

What are the Core Fundamentals of Agile Scrum?

Agile manifesto was authored in Feb 2001 and has 4 core values : Highest priority is to satisfy the customer,through early and continuous delivery of valuable software Responding to change over Following a plan. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. For detailed Agile Manifesto, please refer >  http://www.agilemanifesto.org/principles.html Reference : … More What are the Core Fundamentals of Agile Scrum?