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  • Joe Zachariah
    Joe Zachariah
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Others
    Beginner

    Often times, as an organization matures into its Agile adoption space, many people begin to start looking at Agile as just another process, and forget that the one of the main tenets for Agile is 'People over Processes'. Ultimately we are all here to build exciting, quality assured, on time and within scope products and along the way also have some fun. But what if the team does not gel well together, to such an extent that it begins to affect the quality of the deliverables?

    That's the time when we need to look within our bucket of Agile best practices to understand which of those we can employ to even build a stronger team. Practices such as pair programming, continuous builds, retrospectives, etc. are all best practices which when employed at the right moment and at the right time, can help a team get together. 

    In this presentation, I am putting together a few songs from Bollywood movies, to describe in a fun way a team's transition through the four stages of team building - forming, storming, norming and performing. And how using some Agile best practices, the team could tide over the storming phase and move over to the performing phase. 

    This will be a 20 minute presentation, in which the first 5 minutes I will be talking, followed by about 15 minutes of a fun video which would be a mish mash of Bollywood songs highlighting all that my team went through in their Agile journey

  • Dipesh Pala
    Dipesh Pala
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians met, had happy relationships together and accepted their differences to work towards delivering a project. Then came Agile and amnesia set in! ScrumMasters and Product Owners forgot they were from different planets. All of a sudden, Product Owners, ScrumMasters and the team members found themselves sitting around a table discussing user stories and potential solutions.

    This unprecedented access and communication created a whole new set of challenges… Sometimes it feels like our team members are from different planets, as if one is from Mars and the other is from Venus. You may have heard of Mars and Venus in the bedroom but this presentation will be talking about Mars and Venus in the team room.

    Based on my many years of experience in coaching and working with people in these roles, this presentation will describe why and how ScrumMasters and Product Owners react differently to various situations in a team room. The key is in understanding how ScrumMasters and Product Owners think and operate.

    And if ScrumMasters and Product Owners are from different planets, does it make sense for the two roles to be performed by the same person? Or does every Agile team even need both of these roles? Attend this talk to find out!

    This talk will further explore how we can counteract the differences in the communication, the emotional and the business needs of the two roles, and tips and techniques to promote a greater understanding between these two of the most important roles in any Agile team.

  • Liked Gerry Kirk
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    Create an Agile virus in your organization, empower your team, change your life

    Gerry Kirk
    Gerry Kirk
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Tutorial
    Beginner

    Need buy in from a key manager or executive to adopt Agile? Desiring better team collaboration? Hungry for a saner life at home?
    Try Personal Kanbanwinner of the Shingo prize for Operational Excellence. It's the fastest, simplest way to taste test the goodness of the Lean Agile approach to managing knowledge work. Personal Kanban empowers small teams and individuals, at work and at home.Give that overwhelmed executive instant relief. Build your own system, and soon curious onlookers ask and then create their own. Look out, you've just released an Agile virus in your organization!
    You've also discovered a way for you and your team to get more out of your efforts, to improve communication, and find time for the things that matter most.In this session you'll learn how to create a Personal Kanban system through stories, examples and interactive exercises. Walk away understanding the psychology behind visualizing work and limiting work in progress, inspired and motivated to make a difference at work and home. 

  • Liked Sreekanth Tadipatri
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    Help teams succeed, so that your business succeeds

    Sreekanth Tadipatri
    Sreekanth Tadipatri
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    This presentation discussess some of the factors that are critical to the success of the teams.  Successful teams is a prerequisite to a successful enterprise.

    What would help the team succeed?

    What would hinder the teams?

    What are some things that might work for the team, but might not work for an enterprise?

     

    The above is an example of what will be discussed during the session.

  • Liked Prerna Kale
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    Cent Cent Business Value! A Sneak Peek at sprints from evolving design/UI, getting right priorities to delivering $$

    Prerna Kale
    Prerna Kale
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

     

    We want to share experience of working on a complex project, with deadlines set upfront and all players distributed. Perhaps argued as a complex combination to have but yet we were right there, on time enabling the new tool there. Reporting systems often have evaluation cycle that have imperative timelines to start and freeze, hence working for a huge system was not easy. Right agilist mindset with right agile practices helped us meet this. As a Product owner I jostled with eight experts using one system with some variation for their own service lines. We want to show how we leveraged the benefits of distributed teams balanced the challenges, kept the UI flexible enough to accommodate 8 expert reviews, and how our evolving architecture designed a system that had the most used and important features for the users to try hands on..

    Introspecting and sharing how we ensured Cent Cent business Value:

    - Kick off the project with eight stakeholders that got the ball rolling
    - Identifying the 30 % that was core to the business
    - Inspecting, and adapting to constant changes with modular designs
    - Getting stakeholder agree on priorities
    - Release Backlog with stories and design with validated acceptance criteria
    - Managing challenges and ensuring meeting needs seamlessly with truly distributed teams (Distributed PO/Designer/Architect/ Team/ Stakeholders)

    How important is it to dig the core 20-30% in projects with deadline upfront and ways to do that.. Prioritization techniques that enabled mutual agreement on the needs. Backlog with designs that reduced the development time. How work effectively with distributed teams, by building trust, keeping motivation and sharing the definition of done- yes we lived it and did it! We want the audience to explore it all with us and be open to take up and successfully meet the projects with distributed agile teams and tight deadlines yet agile :)

  • Liked Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
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    WORKSHOP- Defining Behaviors as a team

    Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
    Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In lot of agile teams, often times, all the team members will be doing the grooming and planning exercise as a team. Often times, defining the behaviors is either ignored, overlooked, skimped or done by individuals on their own without a common understanding as a team.

    To solve this problem, I have used this hands-on time-boxed activity for all of my teams to define behaviors as they move along in the sprint. This will help all the team members to have a shared understanding on their users and their behaviors as it relates to their user story. This is an activity that any agile team member can take and implement the next day at work.

     

     

  • Prajakta Thakur
    Prajakta Thakur
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

     

    Scrum Team’s success depends totally on how the Product Owner, the Scrum Master and the Scrum Team perform their responsibilities well.

    Product Owner’s is a multi-faceted role. A PO undertakes a range of responsibilities like maintaining product backlog; prioritizing items as per business value or return on investment; conveying vision and goals to the team, engaging customer, participating in scrum ceremonies, monitoring product progress, liaising with team for effective delivery and so on.

    Scrum Master has the onus to protect the team from outside interference, help the team resolve impediments , guide the team and PO to effectively adopt Scrum Processes, monitor the project without command and control

    Whereas a cross functional Scrum Team of Developers, Designers, Architects, Testers,etc. have to undertake functions like Analysis, Estimation, Design, Development, Testing, Deployment in an effective manner. They have to self-manage and self-organize to achieve committed deliverables and hold accountability for the success of each iteration

    Type of product, product lifecycle stage, project size, domain knowledge of the team are various factors which further govern what all responsibilities a Scrum Team needs to shoulder. With such huge gamut of responsibilities to be managed, it is bound that a Scrum Team commits mistakes.

    This session attempts to showcase some of the common mistakes, which Scrum Teams commit and ways to avoid these mistakes. Awareness of these common mistakes or lessons learnt will help teams to prevent such scenarios and ensure effective delivery.

  • Liked Angeline Aggarwal
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    Being Agile in a Non-agile World

    Angeline Aggarwal
    Angeline Aggarwal
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Software projects are all about collaboration – within teams, with external teams, external agencies, etc.Executing a project as a stand-alone team even in a sterile agile environment can be challenging. But what happens when you have to additionally collaborate with other non-agile teams to accomplish project goals?

    Non-agile teams follow different processes, have different priorities and most of all have a different mindset. How, as a Product Owner, can you plan sprint goals and milestones, get these teams to buy-in to your project vision and take time out to prioritize and help accomplish your project goals.

    In my session, I will share my experience in working with non-agile teams. I will explore the challenges that both teams face, and share practices and solutions that, if adopted, could make the end-result a win-win for all teams involved.