Agile and Non-Violence : A Curious link.

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. 

2 favorite thumb_down thumb_up 5 comments visibility_off  Remove from Watchlist visibility  Add to Watchlist

Outline/structure of the Session

The session will be conducted as a talk with the help of some slides.

Learning Outcome

People will understand the core of Agile better and hopefullly start thinking beyond Agile practices and even 'Agile' to more human levels.

Target Audience

All the roles from Developers to PMs should find it useful.

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

Comments Subscribe to Comments

comment Comment on this Submission
  • gnuyoga
    By gnuyoga  ~  5 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Unmesh,

    Am curious to know how you have related both these topics. But am scared that you have not responded back  yet. 

    Are you seeing this ?? 



  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  5 years ago
    reply Reply

    There are some simlar talks given by snowden.. please update with more specifics..

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  5 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Unmesh - We need more details from you on the proposal for the reviewer panel to review it. Please provide ASAP.


  • Ebin John
    By Ebin John  ~  5 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Umesh,

    Very interesting topic. Will you be able to give some more information on the content you are planning to present?


  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  5 years ago
    reply Reply

    Unmesh, this sounds like a very interesting topic. However it would really help if you can clearly highlight what similarities are you talking about? Do you have a link to the translated english article? What are the key highlights of the article?

    Also can you please list specific learning outcomes from this session?

    A detailed topic vise break-up of the 45 mins talk is very important to understand how your talk will help achieve the learning outcome.

    Without this info, it would be very hard to understand the importance and quality of this session.

  • Liked Prasanna Vaste

    Prasanna Vaste - Should we stop using Story Points and Velocity?

    Prasanna Vaste
    Prasanna Vaste
    Business Analyst
    schedule 5 years ago
    Sold Out!
    20 Mins
    Experience Report

    On Agile projects we estimate user stories in order to allow team to

    1. 1. Track velocity
    2. 2. Decide scope for the Iteration
    3. 3. Help Prioritize stories
    4. 4. Help Release planning

    But most of the time we faced issues with estimation. It takes lot of time in estimating user stories, managers tend to relate estimate to number of days it will take to complete the story, in some teams estimate is equal to deadline. Most of the teams which use story points to estimate the work face these issues. This results in lack of confidence on development team when stories are taking more time to complete.

    Here I am going to talk about better alternative for both the suppliers of software products (financially and ethically) and their customers (internal and external). This alternative is being used in real companies delivering to real customers with great effect where team uses count of stories completed in an Iteration as measure of progress. Will talk about how this alternative can be used to track velocity, prioritize stories, planning Iteration and for release planning.

    I will share some exmples from my past projects where team did not use story points/velocty but used count of stories completed in Iteration to measure progress and also as best indicator of future performance.

  • Liked Tarang Baxi

    Tarang Baxi - The Agile ContraDictionary

    Tarang Baxi
    Tarang Baxi
    Principal Consultant
    schedule 5 years ago
    Sold Out!
    20 Mins

    Inspired by 'The Devil's Dictionary' by Ambrose Bierce, this is a satirical look at common misinterpretations and misunderstandings of Agile principles, processes, behaviours and roles. Precise, clear (re)definitions for Exactimation, Scrumudgeon, Abuser stories, Kanband-aid, Fragile methods, ScrumLord, Rundown chart, and many more!