All posts by: Dhaval Panchal

Large Batch hand offs : Trapped in Wagile (part 3 of 4)

This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part......

Phase Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization. Recap Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities......

Trapped in Wagile

Organizations attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics – residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you......

Who killed Agile?

Arthur Carrera from Electric Cloud posted an excellent blog about the session that I led at the Agile Conference 2014 in Orlando. Here is a link: http://electric-cloud.com/blog/2014/08/who-killed-agile/ Nailed it!...

Healthy Product Backlogs

Healthy Product Backlog: Customer immediately understands every item in the product backlog. These are commonly useful good practices to get your product backlog in healthy state. Try these, your mileage......

Distributed Agile Simulation

Simulations reveal ones default behavior. I have learned a lot about myself and my default settings when I have participated in simulations. Shout out to AYE conference, PSL workshops and......

Coaching Smells

“Hi, I’m a coach and I am here to help”  My spine stiffens and I can feel my hair on back of my neck. “Thanks, K” I respond tepidly K:......

Kanban Exercise

Kanban at its essence is a signaling device that instructs the moving or creating in a “pull” based system. Kanban when applied within a system enables synchronization between the rhythm of demand (customer) and rhythm of......

CPR Technique

The software world has misused so many terms from the medical profession that one more would not hurt. CPR – Categorize, Prioritize, Resolve. This is simple mnemonic that aids me to......

Panchal’s Directive

The proliferation of job titles in an organization encourages the diffusion of responsibility and dilution of vision. Panchal’s Directive provides a guide to the number of different titles in an......