Additional Release Burndown Charts

To say that Burndown Charts are significant for any Agile teams would to state the obvious. Anyone who has worked in an Agile project could tell you how useful these charts are in understanding overall progress of the project. A typical burndown chart during development of the project might look as the following. Traditional Release Burndown Chart The Blue … Continue reading Additional Release Burndown Charts

Prioritizing Features using Kano Model

The Product Backlog provides a collection of features that the Product should ideally implement. But not every feature has the same priority. Some of the features are more important than others and of course, the Product Owner doesn't go around picking random features while prioriterzing the features. There are various models and in this example, we will … Continue reading Prioritizing Features using Kano Model

Technical Debt Quadrant

In a practical corporate software development scenario, there are times when you have (willingly or otherwise) to give up to trade-offs and compromises¬† especially when the deadlines looms over you or, in worst case, you are LAZY !!. You might be prompted to choose a less than optimal solution due to situational constraints, which might … Continue reading Technical Debt Quadrant

StarFish Retrospective

"At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly" - 12th Principle, Agile Manifesto It doesn't need any explanation why Retrospectives are important in any scrum team. Question is, how can we make Retrospective Sessions more effective. I was in conversation with a friend recently … Continue reading StarFish Retrospective

Scrum Vs Kanban

Agile and Scrum has been ruling the Software Development industry for quite a time now, at same time, slowly, but surely, Kanban is finding itself a strong foothold in the industry. So what is Kanban and how is it different from Scrum ? Much like Scrum, Kanban is a tool for process improvement that provides … Continue reading Scrum Vs Kanban