• Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Intermediate

    "Release Early, Release Often" is a proven mantra and many companies have taken this one step further by releasing products to real users with every commit a.k.a Continuous Deployment (CD).

    Over the years, I've built many web/infrastructure products, where we've effectively practiced CD. However at Edventure Labs, when we started building iPad games, we realized there was no easy was to practice CD, esp. given the fact that Apple review takes a few days.

    Our main question was: As mobile app developers, how should we architect/design our apps for CD?

    We were a young startup, learning new behavior about our users (kids aged 5-8) everyday. We could not afford any delay in releasing latest, greatest features to our users. To solve this problem, I believe we've built an innovative solution to enable any mobile app developer to achieve CD.

    If you are building real products, which have platform/3rd-party dependencies and you want to practice CD, this session is for you.

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    Net Promoter System for Agile Companies

    Bernd Schiffer
    Bernd Schiffer
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Customer collaboration is essential to every Agile business. To create and collaborate to keep a customer is the purpose of an organisation. But still lots of companies try to make bad profits, i.e. profits earned at the expense of customer relationships. The Net Promoter System (NPS) is a renowned open-source system which addresses and measures customer collaboration. And did you know that you not only can use it to get feedback on your products and services, but also on your employees and your personal performance?

    NPS is a perfect fit for Agile companies - and those who want to be. Most of the companies I worked with (Agile coaching, training, consulting) had not heard about it, and far less were actually using it. This really surprises me, since NPS integrates like a charm with Agile, e.g. within product development via Scrum.

    In this session I'll explain the basics of NPS, i.e. promoters and detractors, satisfied and delighted customers, bad profits (how to deal with bad feedback?) and good profits, and why and how to measure these. Several stories from companies like Apple Retail, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, and others will help to make my point. I’ll further show why NPS is a very good fit with Agile regarding products, employees, and personal performance. Dos and Don’ts regarding NPS (also from personal experience) will close this session. Related to the Don'ts, I also cover some of the negative critiques out there.

  • Elinor Slomba
    Elinor Slomba
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Intermediate

    Artists tend to function in ways that are intuitively Agile.  Working closely alongside arts leaders for nearly twenty years before becoming a Scrum Master, I have devised a set of practices that solopreneurs, freelancers or anyone working without Agile support in a larger company can practice to become more productive and contribute positively to organizational culture.  I have been putting this into practice for managing deliverables with my own clients as a consultant.  Each practice has two parts.  For example, Scrum of One Timeboxing includes Step One: Give Yourself a Deadline.  Step Two: Blackmail Yourself by Putting it in Print.  Another is Scrum of One Product Ownership Step One: Figure out who your patron is. Step Two: Show them your works-in-progress and ask for feedback.  A particularly powerful practice is Scrum of One Standups Step One: set up regular times to meet on a given project.  Step Two: keep to the schedule, and if you're the only one who shows up, document and report on the hurdles you're facing.  Scrum of One can help many more people adopt the Agile mindset that is a precursor to smooth collaboration on teams.  

  • Liked Todd Little
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    Risky Business: Real Options for Software Development

    Todd Little
    Todd Little
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Software projects are known to have challenges with estimation, uncertainty, risk, and commitment - and the most valuable projects often carry the most risk. Other industries also encounter risk and generate value by understanding and managing that risk effectively. Todd Little explores techniques used in a number of risky businesses - product development, oil and gas exploration, investment banking, medicine, weather forecasting, and gambling - and shares what those industries have done to manage uncertainty.

  • Liked Jez Humble
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    Secrets of Growing an Innovation Culture

    Jez Humble
    Jez Humble
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The fundamental problem with software methodologies is that none of them work. What's decisive is not which one you adopt, but what you do to continue to innovate around your processes. In this wide-ranging talk, I'll discuss why command-and-control leads to risk management theatre, and why this makes things riskier and more painful. I'll present the essence of innovation culture, how it works at scale, and present some tools (including the Improvement Kata) to help you think differently about how to grow great software.

  • Liked Ram Srinivasan
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    The Conflict Paradox

    Ram Srinivasan
    Ram Srinivasan
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    It is not a question of if a team is going to have a conflict; it is a question of when. Equipping them to deal with conflict is more than creating agreements or having a good facilitator. We look at a conflict model that focuses on dynamics of conflict by understanding- 1. Cognitive skills:self-awareness about triggers, hot spots, emotions,behaviors. 2. Emotional skills:reading emotions, body language, balancing emotions, using curiosity 3. Behavioral skills:understanding others’ perspectives and needs, avoiding 8 destructive behaviors, embracing 8 constructive behavior. In an organizational setting, it is important to understand the source (culture, interdependence, incompatibility, personality, power, etc.) and types of conflict (cognitive vs. affective). Creating awareness about conflict processes, retaliatory cycles and building a conflict profile can empower teams engage in constructive disagreements. 

  • Liked Vibhor Agarwal
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    Microsoft Visual Studio's Journey to Continuous Delivery

    Vibhor Agarwal
    Vibhor Agarwal
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Microsoft Visual Studio is now releasing at a much faster pace and the Team Foundation Service has  a deployment every sprint. We adopted agile practices across the board and made significant improvements to engineering processes and systems down the way. What are the impediments to agile and how you overcome them. How do you reimagine the role of developers and testers in this new era. What kind of tools do you need to make this transition a success for your team ?

    Come and learn what it takes to adopt modern processes to ship complex products like Visual Studio with engineering teams spread across the globe to ship at cloud cadence. 

  • Liked Phil Abernathy
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    The Sixth Force

    Phil Abernathy
    Phil Abernathy
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Over the last 2 years, in small pockets all over the world, people have been experimenting with the use of Agile and Lean in formulating and executing corporate strategy.

    The finding will astound you and lay the foundations for what may become the next wave of ‘Agilean’ transformations, thus paving the way for vertically transformed ‘Agilean’ organisations that deliver outstanding profitability.

    The ‘Lean Startup’ mentality or ‘Management 3.0’ are tips of the iceberg in recent strategic thinking.

    This talk draws on experience and real life examples to outline how Agile and Lean, and not just Porter’s 5 forces, can be used effectively to not only formulate and execute corporate strategy but also to enable transformation throughout the organisation.

  • Liked Lyssa Adkins
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    Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

    Lyssa Adkins
    Lyssa Adkins
    Michael Spayd
    Michael Spayd
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    There are as many types of agile coaches out there as there are flavors of ice cream.  And, their levels of leadership maturity and skill can vary just as widely.  It can leave one fretting, "What am I really getting when I bring in an agile coach?  And, how do I 'grow' my own?"  In fact, what are the "must have" skills of an agile coach and how can you tell if your coach has them?  The Agile Coach Competency Framework is one big clue to answering these questions. Over the past two years, this framework has guided the development of hundreds of agile coaches. Agile managers and champions also use it to obtain "truth in advertising" to hire the right coach at the right time.  We will explore this framework and provide lightening-talk-style case studies that showcase how it has been used in the real world.  You'll leave with ideas and actions to help you become a more savvy purveyor (and/or developer) of agile coaches.

  • Liked Roy Nuriel
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    The Quality Assurance Journey - From Waterfall to Continuous Delivery

    Roy Nuriel
    Roy Nuriel
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    In the past several years we have seen more and more organization taking the decision and moving their development divisions to adopt Agile methodology. In most cases the change starts with a POC of a new and – in most cases – small project that validates the ability of the organization to make the shift to Agile. In many cases the development team takes the lead: changing the process, moving to unified teams, selecting which Agile practice to adopt, etc.

    In this session I will share how we made the shift, while focusing on the change in our quality process.

    As an R&D group that develops an Agile solution (HP Agile Manager), we wanted to get it right. We changed the way in which we develop software from waterfall to Agile, and built a process to support the teams in a complex and large enterprise. While previously we were accustomed to delivering releases in 1-2 year cycles, we now operate within a SaaS model where we update our production environment on a weekly basis. 

    We have experimented with the same process that our customers are going through and, as a result, we adapted the way our QA engineers work. In accordance with their new role, we gave them a new title – Dev Testers.

    Here are some of the dilemmas we faced:

    -          What are the differences between "Dev Tester" and "QA Engineer"?

    -          How can we measure quality in 2-week sprints?

    -          What needs to change when testing a SaaS solution that is delivered on a weekly basis?

    -          When and how should load testing be performed?

    -          Automated v. manual testing

    -          What testing should be part of the CI process?

    -          How do offshore Dev Testers take part in our Agile practices (e.g. daily meetings)?

    We dealt with all of these questions, and I would like to share the lessons we learned, our conclusions, and some of the challenges that we still face.

  • Liked Todd Little
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    Risky Business: Real Options for Software Development

    Todd Little
    Todd Little
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Software projects are known to have challenges with estimation, uncertainty, risk, and commitment - and the most valuable projects often carry the most risk. Other industries also encounter risk and generate value by understanding and managing that risk effectively. Todd Little explores techniques used in a number of risky businesses - product development, oil and gas exploration, investment banking, medicine, weather forecasting, and gambling - and shares what those industries have done to manage uncertainty.

  • Liked Jez Humble
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    Secrets of Growing an Innovation Culture

    Jez Humble
    Jez Humble
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The fundamental problem with software methodologies is that none of them work. What's decisive is not which one you adopt, but what you do to continue to innovate around your processes. In this wide-ranging talk, I'll discuss why command-and-control leads to risk management theatre, and why this makes things riskier and more painful. I'll present the essence of innovation culture, how it works at scale, and present some tools (including the Improvement Kata) to help you think differently about how to grow great software.

  • Elinor Slomba
    Elinor Slomba
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Intermediate

    Artists tend to function in ways that are intuitively Agile.  Working closely alongside arts leaders for nearly twenty years before becoming a Scrum Master, I have devised a set of practices that solopreneurs, freelancers or anyone working without Agile support in a larger company can practice to become more productive and contribute positively to organizational culture.  I have been putting this into practice for managing deliverables with my own clients as a consultant.  Each practice has two parts.  For example, Scrum of One Timeboxing includes Step One: Give Yourself a Deadline.  Step Two: Blackmail Yourself by Putting it in Print.  Another is Scrum of One Product Ownership Step One: Figure out who your patron is. Step Two: Show them your works-in-progress and ask for feedback.  A particularly powerful practice is Scrum of One Standups Step One: set up regular times to meet on a given project.  Step Two: keep to the schedule, and if you're the only one who shows up, document and report on the hurdles you're facing.  Scrum of One can help many more people adopt the Agile mindset that is a precursor to smooth collaboration on teams.  

  • Liked Bernd Schiffer
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    Net Promoter System for Agile Companies

    Bernd Schiffer
    Bernd Schiffer
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Customer collaboration is essential to every Agile business. To create and collaborate to keep a customer is the purpose of an organisation. But still lots of companies try to make bad profits, i.e. profits earned at the expense of customer relationships. The Net Promoter System (NPS) is a renowned open-source system which addresses and measures customer collaboration. And did you know that you not only can use it to get feedback on your products and services, but also on your employees and your personal performance?

    NPS is a perfect fit for Agile companies - and those who want to be. Most of the companies I worked with (Agile coaching, training, consulting) had not heard about it, and far less were actually using it. This really surprises me, since NPS integrates like a charm with Agile, e.g. within product development via Scrum.

    In this session I'll explain the basics of NPS, i.e. promoters and detractors, satisfied and delighted customers, bad profits (how to deal with bad feedback?) and good profits, and why and how to measure these. Several stories from companies like Apple Retail, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, and others will help to make my point. I’ll further show why NPS is a very good fit with Agile regarding products, employees, and personal performance. Dos and Don’ts regarding NPS (also from personal experience) will close this session. Related to the Don'ts, I also cover some of the negative critiques out there.

  • Liked Lyssa Adkins
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    Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

    Lyssa Adkins
    Lyssa Adkins
    Michael Spayd
    Michael Spayd
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    There are as many types of agile coaches out there as there are flavors of ice cream.  And, their levels of leadership maturity and skill can vary just as widely.  It can leave one fretting, "What am I really getting when I bring in an agile coach?  And, how do I 'grow' my own?"  In fact, what are the "must have" skills of an agile coach and how can you tell if your coach has them?  The Agile Coach Competency Framework is one big clue to answering these questions. Over the past two years, this framework has guided the development of hundreds of agile coaches. Agile managers and champions also use it to obtain "truth in advertising" to hire the right coach at the right time.  We will explore this framework and provide lightening-talk-style case studies that showcase how it has been used in the real world.  You'll leave with ideas and actions to help you become a more savvy purveyor (and/or developer) of agile coaches.

  • Liked Bernd Schiffer
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    Inspire Management! From Status Quo to Awesome

    Bernd Schiffer
    Bernd Schiffer
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    One of the most rewarding change opportunities for organization to create awesome workplaces exists by being innovative at the management level. Forget step-by-step explanations of management practices (you can’t copy culture!); the key to address the management level - i.e. to foster innovations at this level - is by inspirations. In order to get an awesome workplace, you have to see awesome workplaces. There are plenty of ways to inspire people, but this opportunity is often wasted during the introduction of Scrum and Kanban methods, or never reflected upon afterwards.

    In this session, I will show you several aspects of awesome workplaces. A constantly growing container for inspiring management are the Agile Management Innovations (AMI). AMIs are practices for management which lead to democracy, fairness, decentralisation, dialogue, and lot of other positive effects. These effects lead to awesome workplaces, where people are truly motivated. The idea behind inspiration is to foster creativity and innovation through a changed environment. Management practices can't be just applied; 50% of management practices depend upon the organisation's culture. That's why we call them AMInnovations.

    If you experiment with AMIs, you'll get from status quo to awesome (that is of course only when you're status quo is not already awesomeness).

    I’ll introduce the concept of AMI as well as plenty of real world examples. The goal is to inspire you twofold: I will inspire you in this session to experiment with AMIs, and AMIs will inspire the people within your organisation to achieve a better workplace.

  • Liked Ram Srinivasan
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    The Conflict Paradox

    Ram Srinivasan
    Ram Srinivasan
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    It is not a question of if a team is going to have a conflict; it is a question of when. Equipping them to deal with conflict is more than creating agreements or having a good facilitator. We look at a conflict model that focuses on dynamics of conflict by understanding- 1. Cognitive skills:self-awareness about triggers, hot spots, emotions,behaviors. 2. Emotional skills:reading emotions, body language, balancing emotions, using curiosity 3. Behavioral skills:understanding others’ perspectives and needs, avoiding 8 destructive behaviors, embracing 8 constructive behavior. In an organizational setting, it is important to understand the source (culture, interdependence, incompatibility, personality, power, etc.) and types of conflict (cognitive vs. affective). Creating awareness about conflict processes, retaliatory cycles and building a conflict profile can empower teams engage in constructive disagreements. 

  • Liked Vibhor Agarwal
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    Microsoft Visual Studio's Journey to Continuous Delivery

    Vibhor Agarwal
    Vibhor Agarwal
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Microsoft Visual Studio is now releasing at a much faster pace and the Team Foundation Service has  a deployment every sprint. We adopted agile practices across the board and made significant improvements to engineering processes and systems down the way. What are the impediments to agile and how you overcome them. How do you reimagine the role of developers and testers in this new era. What kind of tools do you need to make this transition a success for your team ?

    Come and learn what it takes to adopt modern processes to ship complex products like Visual Studio with engineering teams spread across the globe to ship at cloud cadence. 

  • Liked Phil Abernathy
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    The Sixth Force

    Phil Abernathy
    Phil Abernathy
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Over the last 2 years, in small pockets all over the world, people have been experimenting with the use of Agile and Lean in formulating and executing corporate strategy.

    The finding will astound you and lay the foundations for what may become the next wave of ‘Agilean’ transformations, thus paving the way for vertically transformed ‘Agilean’ organisations that deliver outstanding profitability.

    The ‘Lean Startup’ mentality or ‘Management 3.0’ are tips of the iceberg in recent strategic thinking.

    This talk draws on experience and real life examples to outline how Agile and Lean, and not just Porter’s 5 forces, can be used effectively to not only formulate and execute corporate strategy but also to enable transformation throughout the organisation.

  • Bimlesh Gundurao
    Bimlesh Gundurao
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Transforming a Business to be Agile involves a lot of moving parts. Being Agile not only means delivering high quality software, but ability to respond to changing Customers Needs/Markets/Competitors/Stakeholders and more. Fundamental to this change is "People" within the organization. Keeping “People Over Process” at the center its important  to facilitate the People in the organization to be fully successful. So how do we ensure they are successful? How does goal setting change? How does measurement of these goals change? Focus on Organization adoption to Agile largely has been limited to Engineering function. But how has the HR process changed to facilitate this transformation to be truly successful?

    In this session will look to bring in some of the best practices that are followed in the organizations through a Mix of Case Study and Research across Product and IT Services Organizations.

  • Liked Roy Nuriel
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    The Quality Assurance Journey - From Waterfall to Continuous Delivery

    Roy Nuriel
    Roy Nuriel
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    In the past several years we have seen more and more organization taking the decision and moving their development divisions to adopt Agile methodology. In most cases the change starts with a POC of a new and – in most cases – small project that validates the ability of the organization to make the shift to Agile. In many cases the development team takes the lead: changing the process, moving to unified teams, selecting which Agile practice to adopt, etc.

    In this session I will share how we made the shift, while focusing on the change in our quality process.

    As an R&D group that develops an Agile solution (HP Agile Manager), we wanted to get it right. We changed the way in which we develop software from waterfall to Agile, and built a process to support the teams in a complex and large enterprise. While previously we were accustomed to delivering releases in 1-2 year cycles, we now operate within a SaaS model where we update our production environment on a weekly basis. 

    We have experimented with the same process that our customers are going through and, as a result, we adapted the way our QA engineers work. In accordance with their new role, we gave them a new title – Dev Testers.

    Here are some of the dilemmas we faced:

    -          What are the differences between "Dev Tester" and "QA Engineer"?

    -          How can we measure quality in 2-week sprints?

    -          What needs to change when testing a SaaS solution that is delivered on a weekly basis?

    -          When and how should load testing be performed?

    -          Automated v. manual testing

    -          What testing should be part of the CI process?

    -          How do offshore Dev Testers take part in our Agile practices (e.g. daily meetings)?

    We dealt with all of these questions, and I would like to share the lessons we learned, our conclusions, and some of the challenges that we still face.

  • Liked Archana Joshi
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    Applying Agile Principles in Primary School Education: An experience

    Archana Joshi
    Archana Joshi
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    An important issue that has plagued the Indian sub-continent is that of education and more importantly primary education. Since past few months, my weekends are usually occupied in teaching English classes to underprivileged children from 5th grade at a government primary school. As an Agile coach and a practitioner I was drawn towards unifying the concepts of Agile to help increase the quality of education.

     

    As a teacher, I was given a set of high level goal by the school administrator that needs to be accomplished every quarter. My goals for the first quarter were :

    • > Kids should be able to identify basic words
    • > Form short sentences.
    • > Converse reasonably in English

     

    I started with the traditional chalk and blackboard style of teaching focusing on the spellings, grammar, sentences, reading and so on. In initial few sessions, I quickly realized that it took too long for the kids to understand and so was not yielding the desired results. Some of the problems were like

    • > Too much focus on semantics and grammar
    • > Kids not opening up in the class room
    • > Only able to read words but not talk or frame sentences

     

    This is where I had to reflect and consider course correction in my style of teaching and Agile came to my rescue. This is a talk which highlights how Agile techniques were applied in teaching kids effectively.

     

     

  • Liked Naveen Nanjundappa
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    Leadership Agility - Organizational Agility - winning agile transformations

    Naveen Nanjundappa
    Naveen Nanjundappa
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    "Agile doesn't work for me, my team and my organization" have you heard or experienced this, if so this presentation gives you an insight about how leadership is responsible for driving the transformation. I shall focus on the leadership agility levels and organizational agility parameters, also I would discuss the aspects that connect the leadership style and culture. Over 90% of leaders operate at an heroic leadership level as experts and achievers, this traditional approach limits the organizational agility, innovation and productivity. Leadership agility requires a paradigm shift from a world of competition and duality to collaboration and unity. Organizational agility is a journey, learn how being a catalyst leader helps achieving organizational agility.

    “Leadership bring culture to organization and culture builds leadership agility”

  • Liked Khaarthigha S
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    Agile & Consulting on Social Impact Projects

    Khaarthigha S
    Khaarthigha S
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Others
    Intermediate

    We are in living in the days where global giants(UNICEF, WHO, Bill Gates Foundation,...) invest in the social sector which now is the hitlist in the record of attraction.  Information technology required for the upliftment of social sector via lot of aggressive themes on Financial Inclusion, HealthCare & Medical Inclusion, Targetting MDGs(Millenium Development Goals), etc... The session is focussed on portraying one such instance and how agile with lean methodology helped in the accomplishments of major contribution of IT in social space. The session will also have a greater latitude on how analysis and the breakdown of complex problem acheived more easier in agile way driving more directed at the outcomes and not just at the outputs. 

  • Liked Mahadevan L P
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    Fostering self-organization: Ten Ninja techniques for Managers and Executives

    Mahadevan L P
    Mahadevan L P
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Tutorial
    Intermediate
    Agile principles advocate self-organized teams for developing the best architectures, requirements and designs. Left to itself, any group of living organisms (humans included) will self-organize to survive and thrive. Self-organization in Agile is focused towards creating collective value. In business organizations, the management function is vested with authority for enabling value creation. Managers have to skillfully use and delegate this vested authority to be effective. This session/ workshop is for practicing managers and executives who are managing agile teams. It will introduce them to a readily usable toolkit for fostering self-organization while retaining the right level of oversight.
  • Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Intermediate

    "Release Early, Release Often" is a proven mantra and many companies have taken this one step further by releasing products to real users with every commit a.k.a Continuous Deployment (CD).

    Over the years, I've built many web/infrastructure products, where we've effectively practiced CD. However at Edventure Labs, when we started building iPad games, we realized there was no easy was to practice CD, esp. given the fact that Apple review takes a few days.

    Our main question was: As mobile app developers, how should we architect/design our apps for CD?

    We were a young startup, learning new behavior about our users (kids aged 5-8) everyday. We could not afford any delay in releasing latest, greatest features to our users. To solve this problem, I believe we've built an innovative solution to enable any mobile app developer to achieve CD.

    If you are building real products, which have platform/3rd-party dependencies and you want to practice CD, this session is for you.

  • Michael O'Reilly
    Michael O'Reilly
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Intermediate

    Test Requirement Driven Development(TREDD) places a renewed emphasis on quality and accountability, and provides the insight to allow your product development and management teams to make the necessary changes in order to produce outstanding quality products on schedule, in a cost-efficient and highly collaborative manner.

    What separates TREDD from other development methodologies like TDD (test driven development), ATDD (acceptance test drive development), or BDD (behavior driven development), is the status of the test requirement when the product development lifecycle concludes.

    Test Requirement status is the breakthrough element that allows test requirement to provide an objective measurement to the quality of the product development team, so that adjustments can be made for subsequent product development iterations that will ensure quality improves, as well as increase the effectiveness of the product development team.

    Come and learn how your TREDD will catalyze your SCRUM team toward greater capabilities, quality, accountability, and satisfaction!

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    Lean vs. Scrum

    Pavel Dabrytski
    Pavel Dabrytski
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile software development has proven to be more successful than traditional methods. However there are many Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP). It is difficult to make a right choice.
    Do you what to know the differences between Scrum and Lean? Perhaps you struggle with your existing Scrum implementation and looking for a better methodology. So did I. I spent many hours looking for continuous improvement beyond Retrospectives and Sprint Reviews. And I found my answer in applying Lean Principles.
    This session will help you to increase your understanding of Lean and Scrum. It will also give you some practical examples of implementing Lean in Scrum teams.

  • Liked Neil Killick
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    The Guessing Game - Alternatives to Agile Estimation

    Neil Killick
    Neil Killick
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile promotes empiricism and change, yet many practitioners continue to scope out and estimate delivery times and costs for software products and projects.

    Defenders of the art of estimation claim that we need to estimate software projects in order to answer common business and customer questions such as:

    • Should we go ahead with this project? (go/no-go)
    • How much will it cost? (bottom line)
    • When will it be done? (predictability)
    • Should we do project B instead of A? (prioritisation)

    This session challenges participants to flip these questions on their heads and seek alternatives to estimation rituals. It covers the many risks inherent with an estimation culture and demonstrates real, practical alternatives, both at the portfolio and the sprint level.

  • Liked Savita Pahuja
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    Battlefield Agility

    Savita Pahuja
    Savita Pahuja
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Battlefield Agility® is a quest to make our deliveries better, more collaborative, faster and effective. It relies on age old principle from the Army to provide a holistic view of the problem landscape which a project team needs to solve and be able to succeed in this, through small collaborative groups working in coordination to achieve the bigger goals.

    Battlefield Agility® derives from the Agile manifesto and principles and adds to it the key ingredient of individual wisdom to create a plan for a team which will help it succeed in successful deliveries . This is a goal based approach to increase MVP and ROI.

    The purpose of this method is to make team members more focused about their work, equal distribution of work in the team and increase productivity.

    Battlefield Agility enumerates the mechanisms of planning, better field view to all team members, ease of multitasking, reduce task switching.

    Key benefits of Battlefield Agility® 

    • A focused approach to software development as development proceeds through small battles to be won
    • Reduced multitasking and better efficiency of team members
    • Faster deliveries as the work is divided to right sized battles to be won
    • Parallel efforts by team members ensure the time to market is significantly lesser
    • Less process overhead as the collaboration is real time and more time is spent on the ground than on meetings
    • Small teams ensure close camaraderie and collaboration among team member
    • The team can even work on disparate work areas ( if required) in order to make best us of their expertise

     

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    Keep learning even when pressed for time

    Prabhakar Karve
    Prabhakar Karve
    schedule 3 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    There are two ways to learn. From books and trainers; and by experiencing life. Life is a great teacher.

    We are always pressed for time; that is a reality. But we can’t do anything till we have enough time; that is a myth. Because we can.

    For learning skills and acquiring knowledge we need time. We can beg borrow or steal. Beg & borrow doesn’t work. Learn interesting ways to steal time.

    Once we take care of time for skills & knowledge, we are ready to handle learning by experiencing. That doesn’t need extra time; if we know how. Through discussions and exercises, master innovative ways like maneuvering attention, watching exceptions and seeking interactions.

    Being at conferences is fine, but we need something while at work where we belong. Use a few simple yet powerful tips to keep learning.

  • Liked Lalatendu Das
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    Setting agile teams for success – Use of Operations Research to improve agility

    Lalatendu Das
    Lalatendu Das
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    While there is a good amount of literature on how an existing agile team can self-organize to deliver higher business value, very little has been said about how to use learning from one team on another or how to set new agile teams for long term success.

    In our organization, a typical engagement lasts for 6-8 weeks, leaving very little time for team ramp-up. Setting teams for success was not aspirational but a core ingredient to our service delivery. We explored the field of Operations Research (OR) and applied some of the techniques to software engineering. In this experience report, we are going to share how we leveraged OR concepts such as “Queueing Models” and “Network Optimization” techniques to identify

    - What should be the ideal size of a story to deliver optimal value

    - What should be the optimal team staffing for a given scope of work

    - How to get more predictability on release plans of agile projects

    While our research in this field has been tailored to a very specific type of work we do, the concepts and learning can have wider application.

     

  • Liked Anand Bagmar
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    Exploring the unknown areas of Testing in Analytics

    Anand Bagmar
    Anand Bagmar
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In the Analytics domain, I will share what I know as different facets of Analytics research and application, and its potential impacts on Testing the same.

  • Liked Unmesh Joshi
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    Agile and Non-Violence : A Curious link.

    Unmesh Joshi
    Unmesh Joshi
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Several years back I was reading some articles by Vinoba Bhave about Non violent organizations. I found striking silimarity between thoughts expressed in those articles and principles of Agile.  The original article was in Marathi. I got it translated in English and discussed the similarities with several Agile leaders. They found that there indeed this similarity. 

    Reading about non violent organizations, helped me understand self-organization in Agile/Scrum a lot better than any book on Scrum or Agile. This in fact changed my understanding completely and helped me think beyond popular Agile practices like TDD, Pairing etc.

    The talk will show links between principles of Agile and Non violent organizations. 

  • Liked Chakravarthi Rajan V
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    Collaborate towards customer success through Lean in IT Service Delivery

    Chakravarthi Rajan V
    Chakravarthi Rajan V
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Supporting applications in IT Service delivery is modeled around providing service to the customer within acceptable resolution time and in a consistent way. However in this process oriented approach there is a limited touch point with the end user and business value creation is not always prioritized.

    I had an opportunity to work closely with this distributed delivery team in implementing the improvement charter using Lean techniques wherein the team serviced customer deliverables faster and in a predictable manner. Faster turn around time of service requests and resolution of P3 incidents helped in addressing business user needs as well as channelize effort saving towards creating value / business benefit to the customer.

    Focus of the team was to use some of Lean tenets like VSM, Go See Yourself, Automation and Visual control to bring in 50% improvement in cycle time of service requests and P3 incidents as well as reduce variation