All posts by: Dhaval Panchal

Hierarchical Amplification

Consider one of your peers or subordinates or juniors some one at the same level as yours or below. Lets name him Jerry. Next time Jerry or some one like......

Poem Scrum Master

Oh Master of Scrum, You make our team hum You take obstacles away So we can work all day With you we are greater than our Sum! – By Bilyana,......

Afternoon ScrumMaster

  Context explains a lot of our behavior.   This is a most intriguing case, that I feel I can now retell. For much time has passed by and my......

White Elephant

Once upon a time in a land of many elephants. Shankar believed that there are white elephants too. Shankar travelled far and he travelled long. He met a pink elephant,......

Virtual Parkbench

For large distributed retrospectives, where participants in the retrospective are in different cities, I have created a variation of popular group discussion technique called as “Park Bench”. Some Background: I......

Walk the dog

This is a simple technique with a marketing twist to its name. This title came to me while coaching a team that was struggling to behave cross functionally and were......

Scrum Collage

One lazy sunday afternoon, I created this scrum collage as my desktop image...

Coin toss exercise

  This is a variation of “Value Flow” exercise that Sanjeev Augustine did at Scrumgathering 2009 in Orlando. I found this exercise very useful to demonstrate the benefits of prioritization......

Product Owner takes Vacation?

The role of a Product Owner with in Scrum teams or that of a Customer in XP teams is critical to the success of the product. What to do? –......

My favorite Coaching Experience

In late 2000’s, my good friend Subhayu was visiting me in Seattle. In India we would often hike together through remote hills in Western Ghats. So it seemed appropriate that......