Panel Discussion : Agile Adoption Trends in the near future
Panel Discussion : Agile Adoption Trends and challenges in the near future
I wish to moderate an interesting panel discussion with a panel of 4-5 experts . Would like to discuss trends and challenges for agile adoption in the near future.
Agile has been around for more than a decade now and surely is relevant but how to we adapt (if at all) for Agile adoption to some of the global trends like more distributed teams and millennials joining the workforce.
Specifically would want to touch the topic - is successful agile adoption possible for distributed teams? since more and more organizations are going global and therefore find teams working out of different cities, different countries, different timezones, different cultures. How this posess a challenge and ideas to make agile work in this context.
Trend on the people front- We see millennials joining the workforce . In context of Agile implementation - what the benefits they bring on the table as compared to Gen X.
Looking out for appropariate panelists . Discussed with Naresh Jain to help out with the panelists as well.
Planning to make an interesting and informative panel discussion with group of 4 or max5 panelists from the industry -sharing with the audience their experience and ideas
Outline/Structure of the Panel
4 or max 5 panelists.
30mins Discussion, Debate , Arguements , counter arguements-
10mins Audience Q&A
Insights into what is working for the companies and whats not . pick up some take aways to be tried out in your own orgnizations.
basically anyone but more so companies adotoping agile or planning to do so.
schedule Submitted 5 years ago
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