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Problems with Stack Ranking for performance management

Microsoft recently announced that they are doing away with the stack ranking for employee performance appraisals. Many people had blamed Microsoft’s stack ranking as the primary reason for driving away great programmers from working there and resulting in them losing … Continue reading

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How to predict if agile transformation is viable in your organisation?

The most important factor in the success or failure of agile transformation is the attitude of the managers and the developers. How do we know if the organisation has the right kind of people? In my experience, there are multiple … Continue reading

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Transforming an agile team

As a scrum master, I like to take my team through a set of distinct stages to cultivate the habit of being agile. I believe, these different stages help the team acquire higher levels of maturity until, ultimately, the team … Continue reading

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How to ruin an Agile team?

Many companies have adopted agile and have succeeded in forming self-managed teams. However, with these self-managed teams,many people are having an odd sense of loss. Many of these people have reached out to me and asked how to regain control … Continue reading

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Lessons from running cricmambo – 2013

We ran the game cricmambo¬† for about 1 week last year(2012) and could not continue because of upheavals in our professional lives. However, even from that 1 week, we learnt ¬†a few things. Some of the lessons learnt were Marketing/Advertising … Continue reading

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