Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015. Kamlesh Ravlani, one of the volunteer event organizers, spoke with him about this philosophy, its implications for global organizations and why the software community should care about it.
Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. From push to pull systems from a control-and-command culture to a trust culture where authority is delegated. A good structure with some control mechanisms will most likely help you get the wanted results quicker. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile.
An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.
There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share.
Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people can result in loneliness and make you feel disconnected. 2
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 2
When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3
This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.
How breakthroughs in neuroscience support why all the "soft stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization. 1