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Field Trips to ‘experience’ Personas

One of the highlights of Agile India 2015 was the product owner workshop by Jeff Patton. Undoubtedly Jeff was exceptionally skilled and insightful. The session itself was interactive and fantabulous. There were many take aways and I particularly enjoyed the implications of the product requirements based on the user personas. Most of the transactions were […]

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The Pink Elephant

Anyone who has remotely worked in an IT company for a year, would know that most of our ‘generic’ process models are useless when applied to specific teams. Yet in reality¬†we all run pillar to post to find that ONE model, which will be a panacea for all our miseries. In our relentless pursuit for […]

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To Pair, or Not to Pair II

Several months ago, when Naresh shared his experience pairing with his team-members I could easily see why it is a great idea for a technical coach to sit with his team and coach them on various technical practices. However being a non-technical coach I don’t ‘sit’ with my team to do anything. Further I realised […]

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Celestial Cows and Product Owners

Today I happened to doodle a cow from Indian mythology- The Kamadhenu.¬†This celestial cow is supposed be the giver and will make all your wishes come true (Almost the mythical equivalent of Google!). Obviously Kamadhenu is revered and worshipped in most Hindu households in India. It occurred to me that while we speak of products, […]

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Working Agreements with the Teams

Any kind requirement or goal clarity is still a mammoth like challenge for most individuals in the team. It’s more difficult in a coaching engagement, where the teams are expected to perform ‘well’ (subjective level 100) after a stint of few months. It’s true that our teams don’t know exactly what they seek. However the […]

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