Vikash Karuna

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Agile Gnostic

Agile software development is not limited to small teams but being profoundly practiced at scale. Many people argue that the original concept of …

Role of Project Manager in Agile Projects

In many organization, there is paradigm shift from traditional project management styles (widely based on PMI PMP and PRINCE2 standards) to Agile …

Should All Projects Be Done In Agile Way?

We all know, rapidly Agile methodologies are taking over the conventional waterfall project management approach in software industry. Now a day, it’s …

Release Planning When Velocity Is Unknown

In Agile Software Development, often we come across practical situation when we have to carry-out high-level planning or initial release planning …

I Think Agile As A Religion

I came across few articles on web forums/blogs talking about – whether Agile is a Religion or just a set of tools or process frameworks. I thought of …

Bringing Agility To Distributed Agile Teams

Use the latest communication and collaboration suite of tools, create virtual team:<p>Online messaging/chats (Skype or Lync)<br>• Audio-video conferencing …

Introspection to Nexus Framework – Scaled Professional Scrum

Recently, August 2015, Agile expert and founder of Scrum Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org published Nexus™ Framework. Nexus Framework is another addition …

Project Management

Quick Agile Maturity Assessment

Recently, Hexaware launched ‘Quick Agile Maturity Assessment’ on its corporate website. Hexaware QAMA is free to use online version of Agile Maturity …

Agile + Waterfall = Hybrid Method; when does it have the right application?

Recently, I was in doing feasibility and due diligence of a Technology Refresh project. This project would involve rewriting a suite of applications, …

Four Facets of Agile – Part 3 (Tools and Technologies)

<b>Application Life Cycle Management (ALM)</b> – bunch of tools available that are used to perform multiple functions in product development life-cycle.<p><b>Team</b> …

Four Facets of Agile – Part 2 (Agile Practices)

In this series of post, I am writing my introspection to the facets that are required to achieve agility in Software Development. Because it requires …

Project Management

Four Facets to Agility Are Applicable To #DevOps

In series of posts at Agile Gnostic, I explained about the four facets to agility. These four facets of Agile are…<p>What I observed is that all these …