Varun M.

Servant Leader, Visionary and Entrepreneur.

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Agile

Servant Leader – Leadership as a Service

The best leadership—the kind that people can mention only with evident emotion and deep respect—is most often exercised by people without positional power. It happens outside the official hierarchy of delegated authority. Back in the hometown, I play badminton on Weekends in… Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But writing good stories can be hard. The following ten tips help you create good stories: Start with the Users: As its name… Continue Reading →

Good Agile – Bad Agile

Agile, eXtreme Programming (XP), Scrum, and collaborative development are all hot topics. Everyone wants in. “The old, archaic ways are all wrong; you must embrace modern methods” is the cry, especially from our younger IT professionals. You know what? Maybe they are right!… Continue Reading →

Agile Software Development

Agile software development from Varun Mahajan

Role Overview Agile Coach/ScrumMaster

Difference Between Project Manager & ScrumMaster

Over the last several years, many have wrestled with the question of how to make the difference between project manager and ScrumMaster, between coach and boss, more readily understood. How can this explain the shift in a way that is easy… Continue Reading →

Agile Project Management Tips

Iteration / Release Planning Tips Produce Something Useful. Fundamentally, an iteration should be just long enough so that you can get something useful done. Shorter is Better. 4 –6 weeks should be the maximum. Some teams have iterations that are… Continue Reading →

Agile Project Management Practices

Organic Teams:Enabling connections and adaptation through close relationships on small, flexible teams. Guiding Vision:Keeping the team aligned and directed with a shared mental model. Simple Rules:Establishing a set of simple, general process rules for the team. Open Information:Providing free and… Continue Reading →

Agile Basics

A successful Agile development process has the potential to transform a waterfall development organization from slow, mammoth releases to quick iterative release cycle. Once an organization has a firm grip on Agile basics, moving from a yearly release cycle to… Continue Reading →

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