“Inspection without adaption is pointless in Scrum,” what a beautiful sentence was written by Gunther Verheyen [1]. After reading this, I was thinking about how I can make it more generic and try to explore more about it. What does it mean? Let’s go back to the basics. …


The meaning of analogy as defined in Merriam Webster dictionary is “a comparison of two otherwise unlike things based on the resemblance of a particular aspect [1]” for example, atoms are like a solar system or “smile to mouth, as wink is to eyes.” …


Last year I did a public speaking session on Scrum, and one of the questions that arose, again and again, was, “How many times this is mentioned in Scrum Guide[1]?” This question gives me an idea to compile things mistakenly believe to be a part of Scrum. …


Although traditional project management provides tools for data and flow, however, the main focus is extensive upfront planning. The process flow is not an indication of the value generated for the stakeholders. Agile project management focuses more on the flow of value generated for the stakeholders than the process itself…


In the late nineteenth century, Frederick Taylor developed a scientific management theory, also known as “Taylorism,” the first theory which describes motivation. Taylorism is based on “Extrinsic motivation,” such as fame, money [1], which holds true for mechanical work. However, for the knowledge worker, “Intrinsic motivation” plays a significant role…


Technically speaking, metaphor is a figure of speech that compares one thing to another. Metaphor is a convenient and useful tool to explain complex concepts. Princess Anna dialog “Love is an open door” is a beautiful example from a Disney animated movie “Frozen.” We may hear the phrase, “That movie…


“Tell me how you measure me, and I will tell you how I will behave. If you measure me in an illogical way… do not complain about illogical behavior…” thoughtful words by Eli Goldratt from his book “The Haystack Syndrome.” [1]

The main reason I recall this a recent conversation…


When the kids start speaking, it is typical for him/her to use the same word for more than one thing, usually incorrectly. Therefore it is challenging to understand the correct context. Interestingly it is the same in the world of coaching. Coaching is often considered a synonym of mentoring and…


This is one of the very common questions I came across now a day, what is the difference between an Agile Coach and Professional Coach. Let’s try to find its answer by going to its root. International Coaching Federation (ICF) [1] is considered a gold standard for professional coaching. Similarly…


Humans observed stars for thousands of years. Hundreds, if not thousands of stars are visible from the naked eye and they start creating different shapes out of these. Zodiac signs and constellations are excellent examples of it. Geocentric was the common belief at that time, which means the earth was…

Zeeshan Amjad

Zeeshan Amjad is a life long learner. He love reading, writing, traveling, photography and healthy discussion.

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