schedule 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM place Esquire Hall

Considering today’s dynamic business environment, where solutions are expected as quickly as possible, adopting only few Agile practices may not help the business in a significant way. This situation becomes further complicated where user experience matters most. From software service Organization perspective, it is further complicated where one has to consider few more parameters like Customer Collaboration (& time), Contracting approach, Domain level standards, Development maturity Standards, etc. Also as usual, productivity loss in transitioning work product from one resource to another. 

A small step in resolving these pain areas and strike a balance between various needs & constraints, at Altimetrik, we have devised a SDLC framework – based on the concept Unified Resource and various best practices from Agile, Waterfall, Prototype driven development, Assembly approach etc.

We have been using this approach for our various customer projects and have seen significant benefits.

In this experience report, we will discuss about the various pain areas of existing development models and how they are overcomed through this customised SDLC framework for some of our clients. 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Session outline or structure is - 

1 min - Introduction

2 min - Objective Setting

5 min – Current Challenges and corresponding proposal from custom SDLC Framework 

10 min – Case study and business benefits achieved

2 min - Q&A

 

Learning Outcome

After attending this session, participant will be able to - 

1. Understand how this new SDLC framework works and benefits one can achieve

2. Understand how we have implemented this framework to some of our existing customers 

Target Audience

Project / Program Manager, Scrum Master , Product Owners , Agile leaders, Managers , PMO , Process Consultant, Agile Practitioner, Agile Coach

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Biplab,

        I have to be honest - at first I didn't like your session mostly because of the title and it felt like it would be used as an excuse for some to not adopt agile properly.  While there are parts of your framework, from looking at your slides, that still feel / look heavy - if it is working for you then that is interesting.  There are some ideas that are good discussion - namely around a misconception that agile means 'just start and figure it out as you go' - which is never a good idea.

    I'm torn on your session.  What would make it very interesting to me, and I am not sure if this is possible - is if you were able to compare and contrast this with another person from another company as part of an experience report.  I am not sure if you could coordinate that or if we could, but that would really make we want to attend it.  As it is right now, if we couldn't do that, I would be more interested in attending it if the session was reformated - call out the challenges with standard agile that you had, give examples, and then what you did differently - why - and how it worked out.  What are you continually tweaking.  That would focus less on your framework and more on the deltas.

    Is that helpful?

    What do you think?

    Best,

    Joel

    • Biplab Roy
      By Biplab Roy  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Thank you for your detailed inputs and suggestions. While I agree to most of your comments, have already planned to incorporate the current challenges, what we are doing to overcome them (as part of this SDLC), benefits achieved and plan forward. I understand it might require reformatting of the whole session/presentation with more focus on delta than SDLC - I am perfectly fine and working on that.

      Thanks

      Biplab  

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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        Thanks Biplab.  Some more ideas for you.

        I don't believe the intent of your session was to promote your companies SDLC, so please confirm that.

        Looking at your slides again, some of them would be bad for a presentation - the roles map, activities map, deliverables map - all too much writing to be able to see or use in a presentation.  I am not sure if those would be presented, if so you would need to clean them up.  Perhaps they would stay as part of the report, but for a presentation it would be too much.

        For the overall presentation - could we simplify it overall.  Choose 3 main pain points that led you to create this hybrid - explain the challenge, your solution, and then come back to the experience - what were the outcomes.  

        While that would drastically redo your deck, could you give me an idea what that might look like?  What would those points be?

        Best,

        Joel

        • Biplab Roy
          By Biplab Roy  ~  2 years ago
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          Hi Joel - Thanks for your inputs and sorry for the delayed response.

          Yes, you are right. Objective is not promote our customized process but to share our experience. What we have seen, and how we have overcomed them and keep improving.

          Also acknowledge that some of slides are not ready for presentation "as is". They may be too heavy or populated with internal info. These inputs will be take care before the final presentation.

          And yes, after seeing all inputs, I plan to redo the whole this and create a new deck with appropriate elements.

          As it might take some time to create the new deck, just provide some of points I plan to talk  are:

          • Establishing clickable or developers prototype
          • Cycle time optimization through widgets and pre-packaged frameworks/utilities
          • "Zero loss" in transition from one point to another within a cycle (Sprint)
          • Unified resource etc

          Deck layout will follow the agenda as provided in the proposal.

          • Why this change?
          • What is the change?
          • How this change benefits the business?
          • Case study

          Thanks

          Biplab

  • Ravi Kumar
    By Ravi Kumar  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Biplab,

    The title seems to convey that this proposal is an a experience report while the synopsis and the content that is shared suggests that it's an introduction to a custom framework in your organization. The content presented in the slides depicts more of a hybrid approach which many teams have adopted and don't see uniqueness in the idea of the New SDLC Framework per se. However; the audience might show interest if this is truly an experience report which highlights the key Business Benefits and how you achieved the same with few unique practices.

    Also, for the benefit of reviewers can you please update links from your past presentation and videos (either internal or external presentations).

     

    Thanks,

     

    Ravi

    • Biplab Roy
      By Biplab Roy  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks Ravi for you inputs. Yes, this presentation would be an experience report of our custom SDLC (which is based on various best practices). Contents will be enriched with experience from our execution of this custom SDLC for our key clients, key benefits etc and corresponding data.

      On past presentation, will update it later today.

      with Regards

      Biplab

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi Biplab, this looks like an interesting experience report. Can you please convert this into a 20 mins experience report where you focus on 2-3 key points? 

        Based on past experience, people want to hear an honest experience report without any marketing agenda. I hope you've already taken that into account.

        Thanks.

        • Biplab Roy
          By Biplab Roy  ~  2 years ago
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          Hi Naresh - Thanks for review and inputs. It make sense to make it a small talk and deliver the key points. Sure, will update the proposal to make it 20 mins talk (experience report).

      • Biplab Roy
        By Biplab Roy  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi All,

        Sharing one of the video (CBT) created in my earlier Org to automate the first level Agile awareness session. Please find the link below:

        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEyVFj18FhQSWpuSnM0ZGxoV28/view?usp=sharing 

        Thanks

        Biplab