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10 Hacks For A Happy And High-Performance Workplace

10 Hacks for a Happy and High-Performance Workplace

As we embark on a new decade, I thought this may be a good time to reflect on Happiness – specifically, Happiness at work. It is with a sense of trepidation that I write about concepts like happiness, and doubly so in the context of the workplace. The trouble starts right at the very beginning, with the basic question of the definition of happiness.

Kanban, Safe And Innovation – Can They Co-Exist?

Kanban, SAFe and Innovation – Can they Co-exist?

In a recent conversation, an analyst I was briefing made an interesting point.  He said that while Kanban and SAFe® provided incremental change/ improvements, real innovation and real change came from disruptive forces – technology innovation or others – and those were the kind of changes organizations had to nurture and bring about in order to leapfrog competition, industry and market.

The Curious Case Of Cognitive Biases - Human Condition To $C#*W Up?

The Curious Case of Cognitive Biases – Human Condition to $c#*w up?

In his classic talk “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment”,  given to a Harvard University audience in 1995, Charlie Munger, the iconic and legendary business partner of Warren Buffet at Berkshire Hathaway, talks about the terrible ignorance and patterned extreme irrationality which he observed in himself and others soon after he graduated from Harvard Law School. He further adds that he made careful notes mostly by observations and some by reading and used these as principles and tools for his life and work. Broadly what Charlie Munger calls as Human Misjudgments can be now categorized as Cognitive biases in Behavioral economics and psychology.

Kanban, Dashboards And Our Grey Squirrel ?

Kanban, Dashboards and our Grey Squirrel ?

If you participated in the Kanban Coaching Masterclass, you are probably familiar with the grey squirrel story: it is basically about their competition with the red ones in the UK, which are endangered. The main reason for it is that the grey squirrels will deal best with pressure and some research even says that they may have outlasted the red ones due to their superior problem-solving skills.

4 Ways Ai Will Impact Software Testing

4 Ways AI will Impact Software Testing

A few decades back, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was no more than a dream, but now it has become such an inseparable part of our daily routine that imagining life without AI seems impossible. From self-driving cars, smart phones, and smart devices like Alexa and Siri to Google Maps that help you navigate your daily life, everything has become influenced or driven by AI. Thanks to the technology revolutions that make impossible things possible!

Upstream Kanban – Aligning Strategy To Execution

Upstream Kanban – Aligning Strategy to Execution

Having been a product manager for a long time, running Digité’s Product Management since we started till about a couple of years ago, I have been passionate about putting the focus on all the work that the product management function at a product organization must orchestrate in order to ensure that the organization as a whole is working on the right things at the right time, AND making sure that that work is getting to Dev teams with the right level of detail so they can work on them without any doubts on priority of the work or the requirements of the product features to be developed.

Moving From Waterfall To Agile With Kanban

Moving from Waterfall to Agile with Kanban

This question was asked on a project management forum which I responded to.  Considering how many software teams are moving from traditional to Agile processes using Kanban, I felt it would be useful to share my answer here as well.

Estimation Is (Necessary) Waste… Reduce It!

Estimation is (necessary) waste… REDUCE it!

The question often put before Lean-Agile coaches or consultants is – what does Lean-Agile say about Estimation? Good, bad… or ugly?

Ai-Project Management Benefits

6 Ways AI is Transforming Project Management: A Game-Changing Evolution

Uncover the transformative power of AI in project management! From chatbot assistants to predictive analytics, explore how AI enhances efficiency and reshapes project delivery for unparalleled success.

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4 Ways AI will Impact Software Testing

A few decades back, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was no more than a dream, but now it has become such an inseparable part of our daily routine that imagining life without AI seems impossible. From self-driving cars, smart phones, and smart devices like Alexa and Siri to Google Maps that help you navigate your daily life, everything has become influenced or driven by AI. Thanks to the technology revolutions that make impossible things possible!

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Upstream Kanban – Aligning Strategy to Execution

Having been a product manager for a long time, running Digité’s Product Management since we started till about a couple of years ago, I have been passionate about putting the focus on all the work that the product management function at a product organization must orchestrate in order to ensure that the organization as a whole is working on the right things at the right time, AND making sure that that work is getting to Dev teams with the right level of detail so they can work on them without any doubts on priority of the work or the requirements of the product features to be developed.

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Moving from Waterfall to Agile with Kanban

This question was asked on a project management forum which I responded to.  Considering how many software teams are moving from traditional to Agile processes using Kanban, I felt it would be useful to share my answer here as well.

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XAI (eXplainable AI) – A Contextual Introduction

Data science is not just about solving business problems mathematically but it is also about telling a story to stakeholders. It is a joy when one can draw out the “OOHs” and “AAHs” as mental bulbs warmly glow into existence as the results of an analysis are understood. More often than not, such storytelling is not possible when one bakes algorithmic outputs into products.

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