White Elephant

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

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

Scrum Collage

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

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...... Read More

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? –...... Read More

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

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...... Read More