The Fragile Agile List

This is an ever growing list. The sole objective of this list is to challenge the agile champions to create some new mistakes, instead of the known ones in the list, and to help me to add them to this list by sharing them with me  Absence of well articulated business case for agile transition … Continue reading The Fragile Agile List

Agile in EPC projects – Why I am super delighted?

Can we use agile principles outside I.T?. This is one question I had to answer many times during my project management workshops, and consistently my answer was/ is ‘Yes’. I have mentored a team of lawyers who analyse outsourced cases and submit case analysis reports back, to follow ‘scrum’, one of the agile methods. Another … Continue reading Agile in EPC projects – Why I am super delighted?

Agile nirvana – An iterative and incremental list

Everybody wants true peace (nirvana) and very few achieves it. In I.T, majority wants to go for agile, and they take a plunge, but very few reaps the real benefits of agile. They are quite satisfied with the benefits the ceremonies like daily stand ups, planning meeting etc, without really dwelling into the benefits of … Continue reading Agile nirvana – An iterative and incremental list

Multi dimensional risk analysis for PMP

Here is a multi dimensional risk analysis for the PMP credential from the industry, trainer, PMP aspirant perspectives with an intent to communicate an independent and unbiased view.  Industry related risks  The risk – There is a wide spread rumor about PMP credential as a product, which has reached the end-of-life stage in the product … Continue reading Multi dimensional risk analysis for PMP

7 steps to define good project requirements?

Identify the project’s stakeholders Classify them into groups of; High power – high interest High power – low interest Low power – low interest Low power – high interest Collect the detailed requirements from the relevant stakeholders through; Interviews Questionnaires Brainstorming Requirements development workshops Benchmark with similar projects / products Analyze the requirements Define requirements … Continue reading 7 steps to define good project requirements?

Application of theory U, in agile coaching

Right now I am in the middle of a consulting assignment of transitioning a large team from ‘scrum buts’ to right scrum. When I say right scrum, I refer to the scrum guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland which can be downloaded from Scrum.org This team from a very large multi national product company … Continue reading Application of theory U, in agile coaching