Thursday, January 29, 2015

Product Owner Criteria



The Product Owner should meet the criteria for Scrum knowledge, skill, agile understanding and attitude. These criteria are listed below.

 (Be)

  • is a team player
  • strives to improve continuously
  • ready for help for team to achieve Sprint goals
  • embraces change
  • encourages communication – intra and inter team
  • facilitates Scrum ceremonies
  • shields team from external pressure
  • confident and well aware of product vision

(Know)

  • knows nitty-gritties of Scrum
  • knows various agile techniques/practices of productivity enhancement
  • knows business
  • knows how to manage conflicting business needs

(Must/Should)

  • should focus on long terms gains rather on short term
  • facilitates smooth working environment for team
  • generates collaboration and interaction
  • acts beyond projects
  • have influence in organization

(Share)

  • contributes to the Scrum community
  • passes on knowledge and experience

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scrum Master Criteria



The Scrum Master should meet the criteria for Scrum knowledge, skill, agile understanding and attitude. These criteria are listed below.

(Be)

  • is a team player
  • strives to improve continuously
  • ready for help for team to achieve Sprint goals
  • embraces change
  • encourages communication – intra and inter team
  • facilitates Scrum ceremonies
  • shields team from external pressure
  • servant leader

(Know)

  • knows nitty-gritties of Scrum
  • knows various agile techniques/practices of productivity enhancement

(Must/Should)

  • facilitates smooth working environment for team
  • guides people and teaches them something
  • generates collaboration and interaction
  • acts beyond projects

(Share)

  • contributes to the Scrum community
  • passes on knowledge and experience

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Book Review: Enterprise Service Bus: Theory in Practice




Book Review:  Enterprise Service Bus by David A. Chappell: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-0-596-00675-4


Though book is almost 10 year old but still a good read those who are in integration or SOA domain.

Chappell describes a highly promising (in 2004) but still rock solid technology for connecting together enterprise-wide systems. Now these technologies have expanded beyond enterprise apps to cloud of various flavors.

The books combines nicely described technical descriptions of ESB features with some high-level case studies which gives insight in various use cases for ESB.

Disclaimer: I did not get paid to review this book, and I do not stand to gain anything if you buy the book. I have no relationship with the publisher or the author. I got electronic format of book from publisher for review.


One can get more information about book and related topics from:

2.     Publisher -- Oreilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596006754.do

Monday, December 15, 2014

Top Trends of 2015



Internet of things will start to emerge.

2.    Tablet and Smart phone will keep on merging into one device in developing markets.

3.    Consumers will further loose control on personal data. Advertisers will follow you from one device to another (Phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, smart glasses, etc.). Bye bye privacy.

4.    Bigdata, HTML5, Java Script, CSS experts will be in great demand.

5.    Android will further penetrate into automobile market as entertainment and controlling hub.

6.    Private Cloud will gain currency will ultra large (e.g. Wallmart), financial institutions (Banks, Insurance, etc.), security and privacy conscious industry (defense contractors, etc.).

7.    Big Data and Social networking Analysis will rise further.

8.    Spatial gesture sensitive and voice controlled devices will rise further.

9.    BYOD will gain further momentum

10. Jobs will keep on shifting from Hardware to Software.

11. Wearable computers will emerge stronger.

12. Mobile payment will rise further