Gayathri NarayananSQA Manager

Have a hybrid background of engineering academics, technical writing and software process quality assurance for about 15+ years. Other than work, interested in art, writing, music.

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A Doze of Agile-Dopamine to Your Team

My first doze of Agile-Dopamine A corporate training session introduced me to an Agile team. Their actions challenged the myths about many traditional corporate practices. Sampling some of their actions: The team was a mixed group of technical and non-technical members including the Business head. I realized they understood the need for cross-functionality, transparency and […]

Delivering Values Over Targets – Not Only in Office, at Home as Well

I recently wrote about Synergizing Agile Projects – the moment I realized the benefits of understanding Values over Targets. To my surprise, I had already applied it in certain home instances as well. It occurred when I had a second baby after my 6-year-old daughter, and she was expecting a sister but it turned out to be […]

Synergizing Agile Projects

The Synergizing Idea This hypothesis started when I was part of the potluck-hosting team in my office. Our lead had set targets on taste, quantity, quality, and timelines. Then he said, “We are presenting this food to our clients; let us make it a unique memorable experience for them. Let us ensure that it does […]

Why Does Agile Call Its Requirements, User Stories?

First, a little bit of a personal story: I grew up in a family of great storytellers: My mom could bring alive comic characters with descriptions and add the sounds of them falling, crying or laughing. My dad could lead you to the moon with his drawn maps and landmarks. He would even add details, […]

Security Starts at Home and So Does Information Security

As a Perficienite, I have been involved in ISO27001, SSAE-16 and HIPAA assessments and have learned the need for information security. I would like to give back my knowledge and awareness to all in a more palatable form without the jargon. This blog is the result. This blog is intended to develop awareness on general […]

Agile & CMMi – And they lived together happily ever after!

Fairy tales have never lost their charm and they have always stayed close and strong in the hearts of people. I have made a maiden attempt to explain the compatibility of Agile and CMMi model as a fairy tale and this is how it goes: Once upon a time, there was a software town. The […]