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    Evolutionary Approach for Maturing Agile Adoption in IT Services

    Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Change is a necessity and fact of organization sustenance and survival. Some changes are quite disruptive while others evolve gradually. Agile when compared to the many of the other models is radical and requires some fundamental shifts both in culture and traditional management practices. The Indian IT Services industry is at the crossroads of change with a heavy influx of agile projects in the recent past. Effective change in the context of agile with a heavy baggage from the past makes it harder. Business still has to continue and projects must be executed; so how do we go about an effective agile adoption/transition.

    This talk will try and look into the complexity and inhibitors of successful agile adoption in a typical large IT Services organization and questions the viability of certain agile methods such as Scrum and XP. We will explore why evolutionary methods such as Lean/Kanban are better fit and the necessity for evolutionary software development such as emergent design as a core premise for delivering Professional Software Development Services. Finally we also challenge the current status quo that is detrimental to a meaningful agile adoption and suggest few positive changes with Agile IT Services Manifesto.

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    Meeting the challenges of agile principles: An offshore Scrum Master perspective

    Pooja Wandile
    Pooja Wandile
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    The 12 agile principles lay the foundation for a successful agile team and deliver a product that meets customer satisfaction. Every principle is an absolute necessity to build great software and great teams. While these principles have stood the testimony of time over a decade now, much has changed the way we build and deliver software, especially from an offshore perspective. Adoption of agile methods does not simply imply a framework or a process implementation, but it goes beyond that.

    In this talk, I share the experience of a Scrum Master, who in hindsight, look at the challenges such as lack of trust, micro management, lack of technical excellence, managing stakeholder’s expectations etc. and the impact on team’s performance. This is the result of ignoring agile values and principles which could have been avoided. Lastly, we look at the actions taken by the team and Scrum Master to turn on the challenges into a win-win situation for both onshore and offshore teams and become one of the successful agile teams.  

     

  • Liked Ravi Kumar
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    Evolutionary Approach for Maturing Agile Adoption in IT Services

    Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Change is a necessity and fact of organization sustenance and survival. Some changes are quite disruptive while others evolve gradually. Agile when compared to the many of the other models is radical and requires some fundamental shifts both in culture and traditional management practices. The Indian IT Services industry is at the crossroads of change with a heavy influx of agile projects in the recent past. Effective change in the context of agile with a heavy baggage from the past makes it harder. Business still has to continue and projects must be executed; so how do we go about an effective agile adoption/transition.

    This talk will try and look into the complexity and inhibitors of successful agile adoption in a typical large IT Services organization and questions the viability of certain agile methods such as Scrum and XP. We will explore why evolutionary methods such as Lean/Kanban are better fit and the necessity for evolutionary software development such as emergent design as a core premise for delivering Professional Software Development Services. Finally we also challenge the current status quo that is detrimental to a meaningful agile adoption and suggest few positive changes with Agile IT Services Manifesto.

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    Agile kills Quality? Innovation? but Speed

    Chandan
    Chandan
    schedule 3 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Agile software process helping organization to speed of delivery(Execution Speed) with right solution but how about quality and creativity?

    my Business managers says - "We need to come up with a product in shorter cycle time?time to market has to reduce "

    Some group has decided that many features simply must appear in the next cycle, even though they are conflicting or there is a real resource problem, be it human or machine.Strong personalities are pushing for everything right now, and there seems to be no way around having to deliver it even though these requirements were just delivered and the true scope is not known.

    This situation are common and freqent in the organization.
    Team members are working on sprint after sprint and producing work product.How much time team is focusing for refactoring about the product and its quality.


    With distributed agile team, developers are scattered geographically, separate location and test team are from India ,how to resolve quality problem? with the "follow sun" concept in development process for faster to market the product how to resolve quality issue? how much time team is able to spend on creative and innovative solution when who team focusing is on speed of execution?

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    Some say they do Scrum to be agile ...

    Anuradha Gajanayaka
    Anuradha Gajanayaka
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    In the challenging context of offshore Agile Software Development, not everything in the book would work. In this experience report, I would like to discuss how the teams can tailor the current so called standard Agile methodologies/practices (within the guidelines of the Agile Manifesto), yet become successful in deliveries.

    In the session, I would like to discuss some of the agile practices the audience is using and then discuss the challenges they face when it comes to Agile Offshore Development. Then I would like to draw my experience on offshore software development projects where we successfully used Agile concepts and demonstrate how to customize those standard methodologies/practices within the Agile Manifesto Framework.

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    Meeting the challenges of agile principles: An offshore Scrum Master perspective

    Pooja Wandile
    Pooja Wandile
    schedule 3 years ago
    Sold Out!
    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    The 12 agile principles lay the foundation for a successful agile team and deliver a product that meets customer satisfaction. Every principle is an absolute necessity to build great software and great teams. While these principles have stood the testimony of time over a decade now, much has changed the way we build and deliver software, especially from an offshore perspective. Adoption of agile methods does not simply imply a framework or a process implementation, but it goes beyond that.

    In this talk, I share the experience of a Scrum Master, who in hindsight, look at the challenges such as lack of trust, micro management, lack of technical excellence, managing stakeholder’s expectations etc. and the impact on team’s performance. This is the result of ignoring agile values and principles which could have been avoided. Lastly, we look at the actions taken by the team and Scrum Master to turn on the challenges into a win-win situation for both onshore and offshore teams and become one of the successful agile teams.