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by sanjaykumar
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: Webinar on 'Kanban for Dev Projects? How exactly?'
Replies: 7
Views: 9343

Re: Webinar on 'Kanban for Dev Projects? How exactly?'

For those who attended the session, the article below has useful links for further learning on Kanban, including a video of webinar on Kanban Metrics:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kanban-m ... jay-kumar/
by sanjaykumar
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Path to PMI ACP Success - Cleared PMI ACP first Attempt on today
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Re: Path to PMI ACP Success - Cleared PMI ACP first Attempt on today

Congratulations Satish!!

And, thanks a lot for sharing your experience. It should prove valuable for future exam participants.
by sanjaykumar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Synchronous and asynchronous integration
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

Re: Synchronous and asynchronous integration

Please share details... what is the context?
by sanjaykumar
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile project
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: Agile project

Hi Brijesh, You have posted a set of extremely open-ended questions that may require one or multiple coaching sessions, and as you mentioned already, they are not related to PMI-ACP exam. Please drop me a line at sanjay.kumar@izenbridge.com and we will discuss how we could possibly help you with you...
by sanjaykumar
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Help required - Monitoring & Controlling Sprint scope
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Help required - Monitoring & Controlling Sprint scope

Only two big user stories for a sprint? Sounds like a 'recipe for failure' to me. With a velocity of 16 points, teams should not be picking up stories bigger than 5 points. But, irrespective on the number of stories, you can always plot a sprint burndown chart as it is based on remaining work (in ho...
by sanjaykumar
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Daily Scrum
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Re: Daily Scrum

For a team of size 10, I would go with C. For up to 9 members, B looks better though we need to change it to "within timebox".
by sanjaykumar
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Query
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: Query

While you may want to explore this topic from learning perspective, please feel free to skip it for PMI-ACP prep.
I am very positive you will not see such a question. :-)
by sanjaykumar
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 4
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Question 4

You could be right. The mention of "weekly" makes it weak.
Otherwise, I would go for #1 since version control is too basic a practice to be called Agile. It helps implement other practices like CI and collective code ownership, but not an agile practice itself.
by sanjaykumar
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Constraint Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Constraint Cards

The concept of Constraint Cards may not be relevant for PMI-ACP, but of course you must understand how to deal with those constraints in an Agile world. :-)
by sanjaykumar
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Burndown Chart
Replies: 8
Views: 4620

Re: Risk Burndown Chart

Iteration is also one form of time measure. If it is Scrum, you would usually update it every sprint, else you may do every week or fortnight.
by sanjaykumar
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Burndown Chart
Replies: 8
Views: 4620

Re: Risk Burndown Chart

y-axis - risk exposure
x-axis - iterations/sprints - since you would usually update this burndown after each iteration.
by sanjaykumar
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Analyze and Respond
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Re: Analyze and Respond

Thanks Bhabani for sharing the slide. Now I understand your concern better. It is not suggesting you should "Analyze and respond" for all five stages. It just means that if you were to "analyze and respond", this is how you could do it - in a detached manner where you engage the ...
by sanjaykumar
Tue May 31, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Analyze and Respond
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Re: Analyze and Respond

Not really.
Can you paste slide 17 that you are talking about, if you have it handy?
by sanjaykumar
Tue May 31, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Burn up and Burn down chart
Replies: 6
Views: 3331

Re: Burn up and Burn down chart

Thanks Bhabani and Sanjay for detailed explanation! :)
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 30, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Analyze and Respond
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Re: Analyze and Respond

While 'analyze and respond' is the least preferred, a coach/SM/PM should be prepared to use it in extreme cases - where the conflict has become critical or there is a time constraint. The coverage is more from knowledge point of view, not based on priority. :)
by sanjaykumar
Fri May 27, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMI ACP Cleared - 19th May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5701

Re: PMI ACP Cleared - 19th May 2016

Congrats again!
It was a pleasure connecting with you. Cheers!
by sanjaykumar
Fri May 27, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMI ACP
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Cleared PMI ACP

Congratulations Asma!!

I would say it was mostly your hard work and persistence that paid off. Keep up that positive attitude! :)
by sanjaykumar
Thu May 26, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Updating Information Radiotors /Kanban Board
Replies: 9
Views: 3072

Re: Updating Information Radiotors /Kanban Board

I concur with most of you - Team for #1 and SM for #2.
The key difference in #2 is "primarily responsible" and "making it available to the team". The team is still responsible in #2 to keep the information radiators current.
by sanjaykumar
Thu May 12, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Question 2

#2 is not a constraint. Lack of #2 would be a constraint.
by sanjaykumar
Sat May 07, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Lean automatic detection & prevention tool
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Re: Lean automatic detection & prevention tool

I agree, you may skip this question for your exam preparation. :)
by sanjaykumar
Sat May 07, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

If there was a mention of Shu/Ha, you could choose differently, but it is better not to assume it in this question. :)
by sanjaykumar
Sat May 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Estimation technique
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

Re: Estimation technique

I think it is more about the focus of the estimation technique. In Delphi, the focus is on keeping the estimates "anonymous" and in Affinity it is grouping based on size. T-shirt sizing is just the task of assigning values - it could be used for both Delphi or Affinity estimation technique...
by sanjaykumar
Sat May 07, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 4
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Question 4

TDD, CI and Code Standards are three of the 16 core practices in XP.
Version control is not a separate XP practice, you may consider that a subset of CI.
by sanjaykumar
Thu May 05, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMI-ACP Exam On May 2, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: Cleared PMI-ACP Exam On May 2, 2016

Congratulations Vishal!! And, thanks for your kind words. :)
by sanjaykumar
Thu May 05, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Role of Tester - working with BA
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Role of Tester - working with BA

You are absolutely right, QA is not expected to have better vision than PO. I think the point mentioned in video is that QA could assist PO in backlog management in their free time since they usually have good understanding of requirements. It is a recommendation for their free time, not a mandate. ...
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 02, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMI-ACP exam Today
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: Cleared PMI-ACP exam Today

Congratulations Bhaskar on your achievement!!
And, thanks for sharing your details experience. Cheers!
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 02, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Role of Tester - working with BA
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Role of Tester - working with BA

Bhabani, I see two big assumptions in your question: - BA are not always the PO. I have seen teams where you have both roles, with BA assisting PO in managing the backlog. - PO is responsible for making sure there is refined acceptance criteria for each user story, he is not the only person who can ...
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: DoD vs Explicit Policy
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: DoD vs Explicit Policy

Similar, but not exactly. Kanban policies may be for activities/columns or for Swim Lanes, whereas DoD is a comprehensive checklist that applies to all stories that have been pulled into the Sprint. Also Kanban policies may map to DoR too - definition of ready. In short, try to understand these conc...
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 02, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile project manager and Agile practitioner
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Re: Agile project manager and Agile practitioner

PMI uses a generic term "Agile Practitioner" in many of their questions - they want you to think from the point of view of someone who understands the idea of AGILE well enough, irrespective of their role in the team. Rarely, they may use a term "Agile Project Manager" which mean...
by sanjaykumar
Mon May 02, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Estimation - Size vs Effort
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: Estimation - Size vs Effort

I would rewrite that as "Even if a story is estimated in ideal days, the estimate should be treated as a measure of size rather than effort." Scrum recommends relative sizing rather than absolute sizing because time-based absolute sizing is known to create negative team behaviour: - Parkin...
by sanjaykumar
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Agile Terms | Sounded unfamiliar
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: Agile Terms | Sounded unfamiliar

We can't assume the team is in Ri stage (Shu-Ha-Ri). The situation given will give you an idea about the team stage. Yes, it is a good idea to keep slack in the planning, but that slack is for natural variances in the planning process, not to accommodate extra stories. You pack your speed based on y...
by sanjaykumar
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile Iteration Artifacts?
Replies: 2
Views: 3560

Re: Agile Iteration Artifacts?

Doesn't look like PMI-ACP question, someone has made it up.

But, given the question, Vision statement seems to be the answer.
by sanjaykumar
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: X treame Progaramming
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Re: X treame Progaramming

What are the options?
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Info Radiator /Status Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Info Radiator /Status Report

I would say, as a first step, show information radiators - task board and metrics like burndown, burnup, etc - to communicate status to stakeholders. If they still want more info, you may create an additional short report, just make sure you respect agile values and practices. For example, no compar...
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 1
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Question 1

I would go for #1.
If project does not go along your estimates or assumptions, but you wish to honour the release date, you would need to adjust scope. Quality must not be compromised in such cases.
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Question 2

#2 is not a constraint. Lack of #2 would be a constraint.
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Question 3

#1 - traditional project management spends too much time in the beginning of the project with the assumption that best plan and best design/architecture can be formulated well in advance.
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 4
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Question 4

#1 is a not a practice, but a required step within Continuous Integration.

Here is how I think other options map to XP practices:
#2 - Code Standards
#3 - TDD
#4 - Continuous Integration, though weekly integration is not continuous enough
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 5
Replies: 3
Views: 2509

Re: Question 5

Very close options, I am inclined to choose #2 because it is trying to create a balance. Why not #1 - While most teams prefer this approach, it is not along agile values and principles. Why not #3 - Cancelling the sprint is an option when whatever was planned does not make sense anymore. Here, clien...
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 5
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Question 5

#2 sounds right, #4 is a close second.
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 6
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Question 6

#4 sounds right.
#3 is an estimate but #4 a reality, and success is decided by real results not a rosy vision. :-)
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Question 7

Well, just like Agile, Lean is also a set of values and principles - not a method.
It is good to know though such questions should not come in PMI-ACP. :-)
by sanjaykumar
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN

The definitions don't look right, where did you see this?
by sanjaykumar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Team need to learn new technology ..
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Team need to learn new technology ..

Of course, the team needs to learn the new technology, but it is a good idea to run research spikes to produce quick evidence of success. Learning isn't really learning until it can produce better results. :-)
by sanjaykumar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Release Stories not completed
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: Release Stories not completed

The short answer is 'inspect and adapt', the detailed action plan will depend on actual bottlenecks being faced by the team - for example is it external dependencies, misunderstood requirements, too many requirement changes, or something else.
by sanjaykumar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Missed Deadline
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Missed Deadline

That is too open-ended. Could you please share your specific concern or question?
by sanjaykumar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: PO not collaborating
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: PO not collaborating

I recall seeing a similar question in my PMI-ACP exam. The short answer is it is everyone's responsibility to keep delivering value and Scrum Master needs to facilitate that process and the mindset.
Actual answer will depend on the options given.
Hope it helps!
by sanjaykumar
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Release and Sprint Estimation ? Story Point or Ideal Days
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Release and Sprint Estimation ? Story Point or Ideal Day

From my experience, Ideal day estimation is a temporary solution for a new Scrum/Agile team when they do not have a solid enough definition of a story point. Once a team completes a few sprints, they should discard the Ideal day estimation and transition to unit-less story points - based on some com...
by sanjaykumar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: How to Manage dependencies in Kanban
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Re: How to Manage dependencies in Kanban

There are different ways to deal with dependencies: * The simplest way is to block an item and paste a small sticky (pink or red) on top of the dependent work item. The details of dependencies would go on the small sticky. * If external dependencies are more frequent for a particular activity (colum...
by sanjaykumar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: How to Manage dependencies in Kanban
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

How to Manage dependencies in Kanban

[Posting a query from webinar "The Art and Science of Limiting Work in Progress"] Thanks for such an informative session. Can you please answer my query. How to manage dependencies in Kanban flow. If most of the items are stuck because of dependencies then how to proceed? Thanks Sunil Yadav

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