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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

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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.