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Dream. Dare. Do – that is Suyati’s work principle in a nutshell.

Nov
05
2014

How TDD Can Help Overcome the Most Common Issues Associated with Software Development

On the face of it, software development seems a simple and straightforward job – develop the logic, conjure up the code, compile it and it’s good to go! However, the reality is different. Software developers and architects face innumerable challenges on a regular basis during the course of software development. There are solutions and best […]

Aug
13
2014

Top 3 Agile Myths among IT Corporates. (Includes a Bonus Myth FREE!)

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the first Scrum Alliance backed Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 (RSGI ’14), at Hyderabad. This two day conference was like being in an ocean overflowing with experience, knowledge and learnings accumulated from across the globe. Needless to say, I had more than my fill of learning and evaluating […]

Jun
27
2014

How a good retrospective can avoid a Suárez!

It is World Cup season and fans are out in hordes, cheering for their favorite teams – my personal favorites are Netherlands and Germany. Whilst keeping a keen eye on the games, I did not have the faintest idea that I could write a blog related to Scrum, based on what happens in a global […]

Jun
10
2014

User Stories, Acceptance Criteria and Modi Sarkar!!!

(Note: For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Narendra Modi is the newly elected Prime Minister of India, and Modi Sarkar means ‘Modi’s government’) After my last post elaborating scrum lessons learnt from a sporting event, I was on the lookout, wondering what comes next. This post combines another passion of mine – politics, […]

Jun
04
2014

Applying Lean Concept in Agile: Lean-Agile Methodology

Lean Agile has been the hottest topic in town for a while. We are familiar with Agile, but what is Lean Agile? Lean principles were first introduced by Toyota and it was followed only in the manufacturing sector, but it got attention from the software industry after Tom and Mary Poppendieck wrote a book named […]

Apr
08
2014

Scrum Lessons from World T20

“Scrum and World T20” – I can already see questions flying! What does Scrum have to do with a sporting event like the recently concluded one in Bangladesh? Before we move ahead, I would like to give a couple of pointers on the background of this write-up. First, my article is inspired by the chain […]

Nov
28
2013

How Estimates are Made in Scrum

Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for software projects. This framework entails breaking down the project requirements into small task-sets or sprints, and executing them in an iterative cyclical approach. A key component of this approach is making estimates for the project. The genesis of making estimates in Scrum is the user creating […]

Nov
22
2013

SCRUM Training: Finally I learnt how to make a paper plane..

SCRUM Training: Finally I learnt how to make a paper plane.. We had a two-day SCRUM training session at Suyati as part of our tech workshop. Our certified scrum business analyst Praveen was in charge of the training. As the Training invitation has attracted large number of Suyatians, Praveen had to cut down the training […]

Nov
08
2013

How the role of managers evolve in Scrum

The traditional role of managers… Managers have always been known to exercise power and control over their teams across all professional streams. Software and Information Technology companies are no exception to this way of life. A good manager is one who knows when, where and how to exercise his powers and to influence his team […]

Nov
06
2013

Mapping ISO 9001 to Scrum Practices

ISO 9001 quality management system is directly mapped to a Scrum framework in an agile software development environment. How? Let’s see the ISO requirements and the corresponding scrum practices that we follow. ISO recommends starting with a quality manual for software development. This will ensure and improve quality in your software development life cycle and […]