Category Archives: Agile

Why did you name it ‘Lean Startup’ Eric Ries?

If I have to bump into Eric anywhere, that is what I want to ask him.  Trust me, it’s not just an academic nitpicking.   I am witnessing some practical disservice this name is doing to the wonderful and pragmatic approach, … Continue reading

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How critical it is to be adaptive?

(Following is the gist of what I spoke at  Hyderabad Startup Saturday on Sep 14, 2013) Lets start with a seemingly unrelated question.  Where would be household refrigerator manufacturers be investing now? In 19th century it was ice-trade a huge … Continue reading

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Inviting Proposals For Lean Startup Stage

Agile India 2012 is going to be the Asia’s largest Agile conference. It is the first Agile Alliance conference to be held outside North America. The conference is taking a great shape with some wonderful stages. Lean Startup is one … Continue reading

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Innovation Without Ownership?

(As I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs, Vinay has been my thinking partner on Innovation.  Most my thoughts related to Innovation builds on our common understanding of the subject.). What is the first step to Innovate?   “Opportunity Identification”  … Continue reading

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Best Practices Vs Bright Spots

Finding an Auto Rickshaw on the wrong(?) side of the roads in Hyderabad is no surprise to anyone.  This must be a best practice they adapted from US.   Don’t they drive on the right side of the road in US? … Continue reading

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Are We Trustworthy?

I gave a 3 minute lightening talk at Agile Coach camp at Goa.   These were the quick thoughts I gathered and delivered.  Following is probably a little more elaboration of those thoughts. In all honesty, I want to be proved … Continue reading

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My Presentation At AgileIndia 2010

  Following is the presentation I gave at AgileIndia 2010 at Mumbai and Bengaluru.    This is based on the same article I wrote and published in 2009 in AgileJournal. Click on the links for other presentations at Mumbai and Bengaluru. … Continue reading

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Agile in India – 3- Obsolete Managers

In my earlier post I talked about the exit barriers that Indian companies seem to be struggling with to change their course.      Lets say, there is an organization that has set out to effect a culture change in the organization.  … Continue reading

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Agile in India – 2 – Exit Barriers

We the Indians have this unabated trust we develop for few brands and we find it very difficult to change.   My dad who passed away last year,  never bought anything other than a "BATA"  footwear.    That is what he has … Continue reading

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Agile in India – 1

Recently there has been a long discussion about difficulties of adopting Agile in Indian organizations.   Even the places where it has been adopted per-se, it is argued that the situation  remained same.   Apparently there is no cultural shift that is … Continue reading

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