RACE to Sustainability

Our first sustainable agile community call was a great success. I am truly honored and humbled to receive support and encouragement from an amazing group of people and global thought leaders showering a wealth of experience, wisdom, and ideas to make this community richer and a great place to be. We started the meeting with …

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Create your own DevOps Strategy Canvas – Now with Mural Template

The DevOps Strategy Canvas is a framework to help you maximise your business outcomes while addressing the needs of your DevOps journey. It can provide enterprises, large and small, with a tool for creating a shared vision and unlocking the promise of DevOps.  In January 2020, I have shared the details of the Canvas and …

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Future of Agile – The Manifesto for Sustainable Agile for new normal

COVID-19 is proving to be a turning point in history. The changes introduced by this crisis are extraordinary and fundamentally reshaping our beliefs and behaviours. The immediate short term measures, policies and direct experiences are already changing how we work, including greater emphasis on remote working, digital collaboration, workplace distancing, and support for temporary workers …

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Social distancing, Spirit of Agility and the rise of Super Distributed Teams

The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, causing unprecedented impact on people’s lives, families and communities. Every government & organisation usually has a business continuity plan, however, the magnitude of current crisis, no one saw coming. We’re discovering new ways of responding at every level – be it governments, companies, communities, …

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DevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcomes

The DevOps Strategy Canvas is a framework to help you maximise your business outcomes while addressing the needs of your DevOps journey. It can provide enterprises, large and small, with a tool for creating a shared vision and unlocking the promise of DevOps.  For over a decade, DevOps has been a reference point for bringing …

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Good to Great with DevOps

DevOps is continuously evolving. Ever since the term was coined in 2009, the state of DevOps evolved exponentially year on year. Fast forward in 2019, organisations of every sizes and shapes (enterprises to start-ups) share great amount of excitement around DevOps. Each organization has their own DevOps story. Some of these stories are yet to …

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Want to transform fast? Stop doing all transformations in one go.

In today’s super VUCA world, enterprises are facing a mandate to transform in order to meet the ever changing needs of customer / market. Whether it is about launching the next major phase in an organization, executing a new corporate strategy to achieve breakthrough performance, enabling a new executive leader to take charge, or integrating …

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Why DevOps is hard – #SAFeSummit2018

I had the privilege to present my lightning talk at SAFe Summit 2018 Washington DC (https://2018.safesummit.com/sessions/lightning-talks-350pm-405pm/) on 04 Oct 2018. The lightning talks are engaging 15-minute presentations where SAFe summit attendees share their knowledge and experience with others. With a room full with SAFe practitioners, enthusiasts and learners, it was a great opportunity to demonstrate …

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Leadership for Banks of Future

Banks of future might not look like what they are today. When you hear the term “bank”, the visual that comes to the mind is ATMs, Teller counters, Big buildings and Branch offices and so on. Will this be the trend going forward? – I doubt so. Banking is becoming personal and individualistic as we …

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Multi-Speed IT Environment – Lessons from field

Multi Speed IT

In majority of phased enterprise agile transformation programs, Multi-speed IT is unavoidable. When I say Multi-speed IT, I refer to a world where agile and waterfall (legacy) initiatives co-exist and need to work hand in hand to deliver business outcomes. In last two decades, I had the opportunity to work with different enterprises in variety …

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Win Your DevOps Conversation with Business Leaders

Pillars of DevOps

In today’s world, every business is driven by software. We are living in an era where technology drives behaviors, decisions and business outcomes. Any time you have an app or website or software element, software development becomes critical part of day-to-day business strategy — even for non-traditional software companies. Because of the mandatory role software …

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Scaling DevOps – take a holistic approach to drive business value

DevOps Pilot to Enterprise

Different People understand DevOps differently. In majority of cases people focus only on Tools and believe DevOps is all about tools. Few people start with processes related to software engineering or technical excellence and try to over-engineer them. Very few people holistically understand what DevOps means and how DevOps can help business value delivery. Don’t get me wrong here – It’s okay to start with tools or process focus, however that’s not what DevOps is all about.

Empathy and Trust is the best human advantage of all time

Empathy and trust are the foundation of modern human life. It’s a platform for effective understanding, communication, and relationships. In today’s world, where we all struggling with mental, physical, and emotional stress – Empathy and trust is the ultimate savior. We must prioritize empathy and trust in everything we do. In these tough times when …

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Sustainability, Agility, and all small things that make the world a better place – The 2021 SustainAgility Conference

It’s the 1st anniversary of The Sustainable Agile Manifesto – a movement to discover better ways of working. The manifesto is a guiding light for individuals, teams, leaders, and enterprises to navigate the super VUCA world ahead of us and discover a new normal, a better world, and better earth. I’ve been a student and …

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Leadership Superior Mirage – similarity with the ‘Hovering Ship’ optical illusion

Last week, I found some interesting articles and videos on my news feed related to a strange phenomenon that caused a ship to appear as if it were floating in the air off of England. Original image credit (DAVID MORRIS / APEX) BBC meteorologist David Braine explains it, the occurrence — which he called a “superior …

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Leadership Insomnia – 3 Steps to Growth Mindset

Leadership insomnia is a mixed state of mind. It limits leaders’ ability to function as a leader. In this state, a leader finds herself/himself bogged down with unclear objectives, conflicting priorities, and unchecked ego. It blinds the leader from ground reality and inhibits clarity of purpose!  Know someone who is suffering from Leadership insomnia? Here are …

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What’s your Productivity Debt Index?

#productivity is not an independent measure. It is a compound outcome, no matter the level you are trying to gauge it at – individual, team, product, or business. We all are navigating through a super volatile POST-COVID business environment. With cost optimization pressures kicking in many leaders are tempted to measure individual productivity along with other …

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