Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First book: Who is Agile in Australia and New Zealand is published


I had the privilege to  Co-Author  my first book “Who is Agile in Australia and New Zealand”  with  Renee  and Sunish .  This book is available for purchase from here

This book is a collection of interviews with passionate Australia & New Zealand agilists who answer the following questions:

1. What is something people usually don’t know about you but has influenced you in who you are?

2. What would have become of you, if you were not doing the job you do today?

3. What is your biggest challenge and why is it a good thing for you?

4. What drives you?

5. What do you think makes a great team?

6. What is the essence of Agile?

7. What is the last book you have read and which book made a huge impact in your life?

8. If you were going to have a dinner party with anyone alive or deceased - which three people would you invite and why?

9. What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting with Agile?

10. What question do you think I should also ask and what is your answer?

11. Whom do you think we should ask next in Australia and/or New Zealand and why do you feel they should be included in the book?

Based on the original "Who Is Agile" book, this book is a regional version for Australia & New Zealand. Whether you’re a novice or an Agile Guru, this book is going to help you learn a bit about the people behind the names & get their perspective on Agile.

Which Agile adoption Strategy is good for my company ?

image  The statistics I have seen recently give me a euphoric feeling about the pace of Agile adoption. However, I feel that most of the so-called "Agile projects" are just the "water-Scrum-fall," which no one is willing to admit. I could list various reasons behind the failure, but one thing that stands out clearly is a poor Agile adoption strategy.

Organizations generally go with copying the practices/strategies from other popular brands/companies with the assumption that it works for them. In reality, it won’t.  Every practice is context dependent, and since each company is different the strategies adoption should be different.

In this Cutter article, I write some of the secret ingredients that fuel the strategies.  Check this article out:


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