Saravana Bharathi

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Your Agile Project Needs a Budget, Not an Estimate

Nearly every software development project starts with one question: How much is this going to cost? <b></b>Perhaps it’s a stakeholder who asks the question: a CEO, Board member, VC, or boss. Maybe it’s been asked another way — How long will this take? How many stories can we get into this next sprint? How …

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5 Steps to Cultivating an Agile Culture

First, I have to give credit for this illustration to Heather Hassebroek. I met Heather only briefly at an agile conference, where we sat next to …

5 Characteristics of an Antiquated Leader

What’s important in leadership has changed from when I entered the field of leadership.<p>Have you noticed?<p>Leadership principles and practices have had …

Agile and Leadership – Turn the Ship Around

I recently finished reading former U.S. Navy Submarine Commander David Marquet’s book “Turn the Ship Around”. It is a powerful story of learning what …

Agile Needs to Be Both Iterative and Incremental

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Team Toward "Yes You Can" - Let's Grow Leaders

28 eyes looked at me skeptically. They were convinced the task I had outlined for their strategy session was beyond their reach. “Just too hard,” …

Can Project Management Keep Pace With Agile Development? | Bank Systems Technology

Agile development poses special project management challenges; here's how to stay ahead of the game.<p>It’s official: financial organizations like …

Product Backlog and the Tea Leaves Effect

Do you like drinking a cup (glass) of tea? Ever had a tea bag that was torn? Spreading tea leaves in your tasty drink?<p>Then you know that such leaves …

The Power of Entrepreneurship in Enterprise

Just last week I wrote about the potential emergence of the <b>Chief Corporate Entrepreneur</b>, a role that would take command of product and business model …

The Top Ten Qualities of High Performance Teams

Back on the farm, my grandfather used to say one boy can do a day’s work. Two boys can do a half day’s work. And, three boys won’t do any work at all.<p>…

Mike Cohn

For anyone who has read my book, <i>Agile Estimating and Planning</i>, it should come as no surprise that I'm a big proponent of using story points to …

Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money | Inc.com

Richard Branson just announced he would be giving Virgin employees unlimited vacation. He's either nuts or knows something others have yet to discover: You'll make more money if you give people their time back.<p>Why we trade time for money.<p>The Industrial Age taught us the only way to make money was …

The Workplace

What is your company Standard Time?

So I started thinking about recent conversation I had with someone regarding the discipline with adoption of Scrum within a large group, with 5-7 …

What is Agile Game Development?

<b>Agile</b> is a set of values for building products, like games, more effectively by balancing planning with reality, delivering features and quality …

Don’t Equate Story Points to Hours

I’ve been quite adamant lately that story points are about time<p>, specifically effort. But that does not mean you should say something like, “One …

Build teams not superstars

Because nobody is better than everybody<p>We all have heroes that we look up to, people that inspire and impress us in equal amounts. It may be the lead …

3 Interview Questions for Scrum Masters

The Scrum master’s job is to put a framework on the software development process. If you’re implementing Scrum, you’ll need organizational and …

Princess Kanban

My daughter has entered 1st grade this year. I can't believe how fast she is growing. She is discovering her strengths, developing more of her …

Agile Book Club, anyone? - ALC-NYC

I’d like to write articles about books that are relevant to our community and the Agile Learning movement in general. I’m not sure of the best place …

What is a Team Swarm?

Scrum is about Teams producing Results, not people doing work. The best way that Teams can produce Quality Results is by working together, helping …

Don’t Estimate Stories In Sprint Planning

The more generalized version of this is not to re-estimate after you start doing the work, since you’re gaining knowledge that can’t be known when …

Who makes a better Scrum Master: a developer or a project manager? | Cape Project Management, Inc.

Who makes a better Scrum Master: a developer or a project manager?<p>I am guessing that this is a contentious topic, so it is that much more fun to talk …

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

I have been in charge of implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house for about 2 years. During this time I have been coaching a …

Scrum Why: Why are sprints never extended?

In Scrum, we time-box the sprints and never extend them. Why are sprints never extended?<p><b>Optimize for Value</b><p>Lets take a look at Scrum vs Traditional …