Steve Jobs once called Intel the "heavy steam iron" ship - to mean that Intel tends to be slower, less flexible and more difficult to change direction. In the past 2 to 3 years, Intel has worked hard in transforming its Traditional Waterfall methods and processes to be more nimble, more Agile, and has seen positive business results - in many cases improvement in quality and work-life effectiveness, in fewer cases TTM. In my session - I'd like to share Intel India's experience in this transformation - the before and after. 

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Outline/structure of the Session

  • As-is Picture - Year 2010 (Traditional Waterfall Methods, Platform Lifecycle)
  • Motivation to adopt Agile 
  • Agile transformation strategy
  • Implementation / Roll-out challenges
  • Indian Developer Mindset challenges
  • Benefits / Business Results
  • Current Picture - Year 2013

Learning Outcome

  • Understand how Agile methods fit in with teams that are doing Hardware and Software co-development
  • Challenges in the transformation and how this was overcome
  • Specific aspects of the Indian team member mindset that promote and impede Agile adoption
  • Collaboration between on-shore/off-shore teams


Target Audience

Project, Program, Engineering Managers - that are involved in Hardware / Software development

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  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  5 years ago
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    Hi - there was a similar theme / topic in Agile 2013 on Yahoo. A lot of curious questions were around on shore / offshore challenges in Agile adoption. Curious to know if you intend to cover that aspect. This inetraction between two sites is relevant at multi level. Thanks - Sachin

    • Raj Anantharaman
      By Raj Anantharaman  ~  5 years ago
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      Sachin - thank your for your feedbacks. Yes - I certainly plan to cover the challenges in on-shore/off-shore aspects in this. None of the teams in Intel India work in isolation - they work / partner with several teams outside India. I've updated my proposal to include this also. Thanks. 

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  5 years ago
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        I'm really interested in the on-shore / off-shore aspect of this as well as the scaling.

        What are ways you can make this experience report more interactive?



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