Harpreet Singh is an astute professional with more than 20 years of experience in Agile coaching, Scrum Master, Project Management, Delivery Management, and Team management. Presently, he is associated with R Systems International Limited, NOIDA as a Delivery Manager and Agile Coach.
Defying Parkinson's Law: Sustainable Development and Beyond
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion", can we afford it during a sprint? Agile team need to focus on delivering value and eliminating waste. They need to cut down the distractions and non-productive time. Pomodoro Technique along with Time boxing and paired programming can be very effective to increase productivity. Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle comes in handy when team need to prioritize their activities. In today’s competitive era, time to market is shrinking, so cycle time should be reduced and learning feedback loop needs to be speedup. In this presentation paper, an effort has been made to describe about how to manage time effectively during a sprint. It illuminates some innovative insights into areas like DoD, time boxing, task slack, WIP, task switching, pair programming, osmotic communication, disciplined delivery and value stream mapping etc. For an effective time management team can utilize Parkinson’s law to define sustainable development in their workplace.