I was lucky enough to present for the second year in a row at Agile Games New England 2019. This time I was advocating for conflict, different types of it, and ways to handle it or not! The session was designed to present audience a tool to practice at the personal, team and organizational level.… Continue reading Harness Power of Conflict to Improve Your Organization, Your Team, and Yourself! – Agile Games New England 2019
I spoke at the Agile Ontario Meetup on December 10th for the December meetup. I have been attending to this meetup for a long time. This time was different, I was speaking at it. The topic that I was talking about was standardization of practices and processes amongst the teams and how will or will… Continue reading Leading Conversation at AgileOntario about Standardization in Agile
I was shouting “do not give out the solution”! The worst part was that I shouted right at the beginning of the meeting. I felt like I was derailing the meeting even before it even started and I wasn’t very happy about it. Before getting into what happened consequently to make me do this, let… Continue reading What and Why You Ask Is Very Important!
Have you ever tried to estimate a large number of user stories with a big team? What was your best solution for that? Planning poker will be an awful experience, I can assure you of that. Everyone will become tired after a while; you won’t get that many people participating after a while and the… Continue reading Stand Up Estimation – How to estimate large number of user stories very quickly even with a big team?
It was part of a team building exercise. The company I am working for took the ones interested in to a cooking event. The cooking event was a social occasion, it was a four-hour event in total, divided in two. In the first two hours or so, a professional chef showed us how to cook a pasta and… Continue reading A cooking event that resonates your Agile life
I was participating at a team meeting. It was an important one, everyone was there. The meeting began with the director’s opening speech and then led on with different team managers. Typical of these meetings, and typical of the managers, to talk on and on and of course, we ran out of time. So, the… Continue reading Estimation, we suck at it; and we should cherish sucking at it!
Agile Coach Camp Canada has turned 6 this year. It was held at two location, in the east and west. With the east one, started one week earlier than the west. The ACCCA east was held in Cornwall Ontario. You can find more information about who attended the ACCCA this year on ACCCA website. The format… Continue reading A wonderful stop in the midst of my journey – Agile Coach Camp Canada 2015
In every team, there have always been one or two people that are tight-lipped. It is not easy to get them talking and participating in team discussions. You need to rely on your facilitation skills to get them involved in. The more experienced you are in understanding different personalities and dealing with them, the easier… Continue reading How to engage tight-lipped team members? Or the unspoken secret of Speed Dating in Retrospectives!
Have you ever tried to make sure that your team is completely aware of what the Scrum Master’s role is about. Are you looking to educate your team members through playing a game on that? You are in the right place, once I played a game with my team to go over Scrum Master duties.… Continue reading Scrum Master is Responsible for Game – The easiest way to communicate responsibilities of a Scrum Master