Evolutionary Approach for Maturing Agile Adoption in IT Services

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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Outline/structure of the Session

The interactive session will be a talk on the proposed topic covering the following areas

  • Culture, Change & Complexities
  • Project Execution Landscape
  • Revolutionary approach & Dysfunctional agile teams
  • Is Evolutionary a better fit?
  • Emergent Design & Evolutionary Software Development practices in delivering Professional Software Development Services
  • Revolution or Evolution
  • Agile IT Services Manifesto

Learning Outcome

  • Understand Culture in the context of agile and
  • Appreciate the complexities of Change
  • Learn the causes for dysfunctional offshore agile teams
  • Learn the implementation of few lean techniques to bring about evolutionary change
  • Learn the aspects of Lean-agile model that encompasses both revolutionary and evolutionary approaches

Target Audience

Project Managers, Developers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Delivery Managers, Coach, Consultants.

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