Advanced Engineering Practices to achieve higher Agility Quotient

 

We intend to share our experience through this report on the typical challenges experienced in adopting Agile in a complex telecom product with existing huge code base and our recommendation to overcome the challenge. We also will bring out the advantage and cost of quality reduction achieved through disciplined XP engineering practices and thereby improving the customer satisfaction to a great extent and thereby improving our Net Promoter Score.

Through this experience report we plan to share how the Agile practices helped in achieving the higher business value and quality product with the given engineering rigor. In a typical complex telecom domain product development, the success criteria in terms of team capability in the domain, quality of product and end use satisfaction can be achieved through applying the strategy upfront with disciplined engineering practices through scrum approach.

Also we plan to uncover the pitfalls which would result into diluting of scrum model after initial few sprints resulting into issues of sustaining the best practices.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

 

Context Setting: How is the Agility Quotient of the team improved by using Advanced Engineering Practices. How does it help in delivering right quality product with complex and huge code base. [5 min]

Challenges faced: Details on the various challenges faced in adopting Scrum processes to deliver new features on an existing product, impact of these new features on the existing working functionality, maintaining a complex and large product with huge legacy code base, the issues seen with quality of the product due to early and incremental releases to end customers, legacy issues blocking end-customer roll-outs, delayed releases due to incomplete extensive functionality testing will be discussed. [15 min]

Experience Sharing and Recommendation: Sharing experiences on how the quality of the product was improved release on release by adopting various Engineering practices. Recommendation on right Engineering Practices like Code Refactoring methodology for addressing Legacy Issues, Automation of various test cycles and execution of the same at every sprint feature builds, Feature driven development, usage of static analysis, improved review mechanisms, Continuous Integration with smoke tests for every code check-in, automated deployment tests at every feature build etc., for various situations to improve the quality of the complex and large product development. [15 mins]

Learning Outcome

 

By sharing our experiences, we will highlight the following:

  1. How to overcome the challenges faced in a typical software development using Agile methodology
  2. Ways to improve the quality of the product using Agile Engineering Practices
  3. Deliver complex and large products right first time by using right practices higher turnaround, defect-free quality product to achieve higher end-customer satisfaction.

Target Audience

Agile Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Musarrath,

      How much of your session is telecom specific?  Will an audience member that doesn't have that domain knowledge miss out on anything?  Conversely, could you deliver the same message without the telecom context?

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • Musarrath Jabeen
      By Musarrath Jabeen  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

       

      The experience sharing is on a program from Telecom domain, however the challenges would be independent of the domain.

      Hence it would be applicable to any domain and not Telecom specific.

       

      Best Regards,

      Jabeen

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  3 years ago
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        Thanks Jabeen,

           Since this is an experience report, could you provide me with some sample data in context for how your team succeeded in achieving higher Agility Quotient?

         

        Thanks,

        Joel

        • Musarrath Jabeen
          By Musarrath Jabeen  ~  3 years ago
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          Hi Joel,

          I have the data in a slide-set, let me know how to send the same to you.

          Pls provide mail Id where I can share the same. Unable to attach to this thread.

          Best Regards,

          Jabeen

           

          • Naresh Jain
            By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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            Hi Musarrath Jabeen, we've not recieved any slides from you.

            I would suggest the following:

            1. 1. Upload your slides to slideshare or dropbox
            2. 2. Edit your proposal and add a link to your slides on the Slides text field. 
            3. 3. Please see the Sample Proposal if you have any difficultly
            • Musarrath Jabeen
              By Musarrath Jabeen  ~  3 years ago
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              Hi Naresh,

              I have uploaded to the slides to slideshare and have provided the link.

              Please check and let me know for further clarifications.

              Best Regards,

              Jabeen

          • Musarrath Jabeen
            By Musarrath Jabeen  ~  3 years ago
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            Hi,

            Sent the details over mail.

            Please check the same and let me know for further clarifications.

            Best Regards,

            Jabeen

             

             

             

             

  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi

    Some of your comments on Engineering Practises under "Process" are standard Agile recommendations. How do you differentiate it with any other s/w development - legacy code base?

    Do you have specific examples on legacy code base, where these prescribed practices did not help / to be fine tuned to make them work?

    thanks - Sachin

    • Musarrath Jabeen
      By Musarrath Jabeen  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Sachin,

      I had sent a slide-set over e-mail describing more details of the experience report.

      Hope you were able to check the same.

      If not, please let me know the procedure to send the same to you as well as I am unable to attach to this submission site.

      Best Regards,

      Jabeen


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