Author Archives: Umesh Chandra

What is Spike in Scrum?

WHAT IS A SPIKE? In agile software development, a spike is a story that cannot be estimated until a development team runs a timeboxed investigation. The output of a spike is an estimate for the original story. CHOOSING TO DO ALL OF YOUR SPIKES IN SPRINT 0 If you implement all of your spikes for …

Becoming an effective manager

Many successful people get promoted into management and quickly find the pressure to be higher than anything they felt in the past. As an individual contributor, it is much easier to control the outcomes of your work. It may not seem like that at times, but you have a lot more control than when you …

9 Extraordinary Techniques to Kick Procrastination in the A$$

Procrastination is one of the biggest killers of productivity. In all of our lives, we have to deal with this simple fact, that we do procrastinate from time to time and we have to at least reduce the amount of time procrastinating if we ever want to achieve our goals. However, in order to stop …

UX Burnout

What is UX burnout? If you havent heard of UX burnout, dont feel badits a term I coined for the kind of burnout that arises during key points of the UX process, as opposed to a generalized creative block that occurs when youve simply run out of energy and ideas. Creating aneffective user experience is …

Negative Testing

I will try to explain here all about Negative Testing with some practical examples and sample test cases.Negative testing means testing the application for those condition for which application not meant to be. Like if there is a name text field and that text field should only accept the character as per the requirement then …

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