Handovers are costly, but do we learn our lessons?

With the arrest of Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, the famed Singh brothers of Ranbaxy, the all too familiar story in the Indian conglomerates is getting repeated. Few years back it was the Mallayas and even before that, the Ambanis! So, what are we talking about here? Well, it is the monster in the roomContinue reading “Handovers are costly, but do we learn our lessons?”

Corner room Churn: Burnout on the Hamster wheel!

The pressure is growing… The results are frustrating… Stakeholder expectations are mounting… Easy way out… Quit ! As per a data collected from nseinfobase.com and analysed by @economictimes, the churn of CEO and MDs almost doubled between 2013-2018 (This data is only for companies listed on NSE)(https://bit.ly/31NuTvY) We also have examples of Shri V G Siddhartha, ShriContinue reading “Corner room Churn: Burnout on the Hamster wheel!”

Certified ScrumMaster/ Certified Agile Coach – an achievement or a beginning ?

In Japan, the April – May season is synonymous with the beautiful beginning of Spring. The Sakura flowers cover the ground, trees and just about everywhere. You can see them in their beautiful hue making the spring season magical. And that, reminds me of the bloom of ‘Agile Coaches’ in India, Asia and across theContinue reading “Certified ScrumMaster/ Certified Agile Coach – an achievement or a beginning ?”

So,What is Agile Really?

So, you have been confused, what to call Agile ? Is it a process, a framework, a methodology or may be something beyond all of the above. There have been many definitions, texts and books which talk about what Agile is and the definitions are myriad, varied, sometimes humorous and sometimes out-right ridiculous. Agile SoftwareContinue reading “So,What is Agile Really?”

Agile: It’s about a matter of choice

I vividly remember that December of 2003. Sitting down with team from my employers and IJI (Ivar Jacobson International), we were discussing on how we could create a tool, which would help Agile and Scrum practitioners, find out their way around being more Agile, as everyone than was confused: how to start using Agile? andContinue reading “Agile: It’s about a matter of choice”