Story Kick-offs

Story kick-offs refer to the act of explaining a story to the pair of developers who would be working on it. This is a non-standard agile/scrum ceremony but it is worth practicing as the ROI is quite high. What is it? In an IPM (Iteration Planning Meeting), the team ends up discussing the various stories that …

6 Common Problems in Agile Showcases

We spoke about some of the common patterns in “successful” showcases earlier. In this article, we will see a few patterns which seem to lead to “unsuccessful” showcases. Problem: Importance of a showcase is not realized /not having showcases Cause: This issue usually arises when working with a team that is not used to agile. …

Making Distributed Agile Work through  Communication

Distributed Agile Companies generally tend to choose the Distributed Agile (the team is split across locations, times etc.) model due to a number of constraints — typically cost and/or lack of people on-site. Agile requires close collaboration between the team members who are working towards a common goal. Distributed Agile teams have to deal primarily with an …

8 Do’s for Successful Agile Showcases

Agile showcases usually have the following objectives Demonstrating working software to stakeholders Getting feedback And as result, validating if the right product is being built in the right way Thus, showcases are very important and should be done as frequently as possible. Typically, this means that they are done at end of every iteration. In …

Learn to Identify – The Journey

This article is a write up on our journey of building this game from concept to production. What is it? Learn to Identify is a game meant to help parents teach their toddlers name of everyday objects and to speak them. This game has been developed on the android platform. It is available on the Play …

On Developing a Maths App for Kindergarten Kids

First off, the plug — The App. Please try it out and give us your (and your kids’) feedback. It is free to use. Summary The app (in its current form) lets kids play with basic inequality and addition / subtraction operators. Pattern recognition, counting objects and more are on the way. Motivation My elder daughter, who …