schedule 01:30 PM - 01:30 PM place Esquire

After more than 5 years of supporting the thetrainline.com platform, ThoughtWorks worked with The Trainline teams to transfer knowledge and context  back to the Trainline Teams.

This methodology was co-created by ThoughtWorks and Trainline as a healthy sustainable and mature way to transfer knowledge. The transition itself was about a year long and involved multiple agile concepts around remote pairing, program MVP and above all, continuous delivery and non-disruption to business through the process.

This presentation would take the audience through the experiences and learnings of the process. This session is co-presented by ThoughtWorks and Trainline (vendor and customer) and will provide an insight across multiple spectrums of delivery and business.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Break-up of the Knowledge Transfer Program
    • Engineering changes
    • Execution Processes
    • Knowledge Mapping
    • Infrastructure Changes
    • Team Structure
  • Chronological summary of progress
  • Stakeholder Views
  • Distilled Learnings
  • Where can this be applied

Learning Outcome

  •  Appreciate how fundamentals of Agile such as MVP can be applied at larger program levels
  • Applying distributed agile methodologies such as remote pairing, stand-ups and retros in a complex environment
  • Challenges around knowledge transition, viz. change management, process redefinition within an agile context
  • Planning for and executing continuous delivery through potentally disruptive challenges

Target Audience

Agile Teams, Project and Program Managers, Delivery Leaders, Product Owners, Commercial Department

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
    reply Reply

    Knowledge Transfer, has been in existence, There would be a plan and there would be owners for each step. Do you intend to introduce the way "steps" have to be created so its easy for agile teams? 

     

  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
    reply Reply

    Knowledge Transfer, has been in existence, There would be a plan and there would be owners for each step. Do you intend to introduce the way "steps" have to be created so its easy for agile teams? 

     

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Vinod,

    Thanks for the slides. This really helps.

    Since this is based on a true experience, would you be willing to change the format to a 20 mins experience report? We are only able to accomodate a 20 mins session at this point. Thanks

    • Vinod Sankaranarayanan
      By Vinod Sankaranarayanan  ~  3 years ago
      reply Reply

      ok

      • Ravi Kumar
        By Ravi Kumar  ~  3 years ago
        reply Reply

        Hi Vinod,

        Draft Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-2_Ejjkg3MiH6hjecWB3acVLStHOwVNGCTcvaDqpElE/edit?usp=sharing

        I went through the draft document of the XR and think that it needs to be refined quite a bit. The document has to structured so that details come out more lucidly while detailing the many aspects that is being discussed in the slides. Here is what I suggest to structure the XR into the following sections

        1. Problem/Challenge on hand.
        2. Project Demographics
        3. Solution Strategy & Approach
        4. Solution Outcomes
        5. Summary

        Since this is going to be a 20 min presentation I don't belive you will have enough time to touch upon all of your slides. A detailed XR document would be a reference for the audience while the 20 min will be utilized to highlight key unique aspects of your experience.

        Looking forward to the updated draft.

         

        Thanks and regards,

        Ravi

         

         

         

  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  4 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi - this comes across quite unique proposal - agile across Knowledge Transfer. Thanks - Sachin

    • Vinod Sankaranarayanan
      By Vinod Sankaranarayanan  ~  3 years ago
      reply Reply

      Our intent is to present a methodology that will be applicable across teams and locations. Also suggest what to watch out for, the unqiue challenges coming along, and ideas on how to tackle those.

  • Sonik Chopra
    By Sonik Chopra  ~  4 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Vinod

    This is quite a unique and interesting topic. Will this be a demo of the tool? I am more curious to know that how will you engage audience for 90 minutes? May be a 45 minutes session would suffice.

    Regards

    Sonik Chopra

    • Vinod Sankaranarayanan
      By Vinod Sankaranarayanan  ~  4 years ago
      reply Reply

      Hello Sonik,

      There is no specific tool as such to be demoed. But we are thinking of showing a couple of video snapshots of actual remote pairing, remote standups etc. 

       

      Vinod

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  4 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Vinod,

       Would you be able to share any slides or any more depth on the session?  Namely around tools discussed and how this is different.

    Thanks much,

    Joel

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  4 years ago
    reply Reply

    Agreed, this is rather unique.  Would you happen to have a set of these slides we could review?  Is there anything stopping attendees from applying these practices?

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • Vinod Sankaranarayanan
      By Vinod Sankaranarayanan  ~  4 years ago
      reply Reply

      Many thanks Joel.

      At the moment we have a lot of artefacts and slides specific to the Knowledge Transfer program being implemented for thetrainline. We need some time to generalise it.

      Nothing ought to stop attendees from applying these practices. But KT itself is often fraught with challenges. People may not want to give knowledge as they may lose their jobs. Vendors may not be co-operative as they will lose the contract. That is the real elephant in the room. How can we create agile teams with a set of folks who have opposing motivations? The process and methodologies are otherwise quite applicable across a broad spectrum.

      As ThoughtWorks and Trainline are together making this presentation, we will bring perspectives from both sides. 

      Vinod


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