A lot of my clients are interested not only in Agile practices but also in building a high performance culture to drive engineering teams. A question that I often hear is about the motivation approaches that works with such teams. This blog is a summary of some of these conversations that I have with anyone … Continue reading Approaches in Motivating Software Development Teams
In last few years as I have taken more diverse roles in Agile Project Management, I have come across the challenge of managing project pipelines and developing road maps for Agile delivery teams. As the owner of project pipeline (or portfolio owner) my vision was to improve the end to end value stream, from the … Continue reading Organisational Agility & Project Portfolio Management
More often I see job advertisements where recruiters are looking for a hero or super star employee for a specific job. In their excitement of reaching out to good candidates they emphasize the qualities like “Super Heroes”, “Specially Talented”, “Super Star" etc. While I doubt the effectiveness and reachability of this messaging (because most of … Continue reading Are Heroes Good for Organisational Agility?
I often come across people where someone would say “we love new ideas and we have a true innovative culture”. I do not believe on this statement unless I see a clear evidence of this. Why? By nature, human beings have a conservative and conformity driven mindset. Try something different; next time try to stand rather … Continue reading Innovation Fallacy #1 – We love new ideas and creativity, therefore we are innovative!
The transformation of global economy has increased the market change many folds, forcing every industry and companies through out industries to reposition themselves in the new market. This brings a lot of pressure on the organizations to change where their existing systems and processes are fine tuned to deliver on principles of economy of scale … Continue reading Top Enablers of Successful Agile Project Delivery
When talking to various stakeholders about why they want their project to go agile, the most common answer is speed. Faster time to market. Faster delivery and so on. If you keep exploring a little more you get responses like "when you promised it". They don't mention things like "time to market" or "before our … Continue reading Predictability vs Speed