All posts by: Dhaval Panchal

Recognizing Bottleneck’s

The term “bottleneck” refers to a point where after the flow or velocity perceptively reduces. It is metaphorically derived from flow of water through a narrow mouthed bottle where the......

Betsy the cow

As an Agile coach I enjoy the opportunity to learn from people implementing scrum framework and incorporating Agile values and principles. In this process I come across interesting stories and......

Making sense of Best Practices

A Best Practice is a collection of tools/techniques/approaches/methods when applied in prescribed order delivers desired results effectively and efficiently. “Best” in the term “Best Practice”, to me, implies that there......

Velocity

Def: Velocity is the amount of estimated product backlog that a team can fully implement through product owner acceptance with in a given sprint [time-box]. The amount of product backlog in the......

Barber Shop – Product Backlog grooming

Most of us have to pay a visit to the scissor man/lady every couple of months. Others who don’t have to or choose not to, I envy you. As a......

My excuse

My wife and I are blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She came to our world in the month of August. Since then blogging has taken a back seat. Over......

Sharing Values, a team building exercise

A few months ago, I was facilitating sprint retrospective for a multi-cultural team that had members of different national origins (UK, South Africa, Angola and United States). We started gathering......

What is Definition of Done (DoD)?

DoD is a collection of valuable deliverables required to produce software. Deliverable that add verifiable/demonstrable addition of value to the product are part of the definition of done. Such as......