• Liked vinaya muralidharan
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    The Snowball Effect - From Team Kanban to Enterprise Kanban

    vinaya muralidharan
    vinaya muralidharan
    Sutap
    Sutap
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    About two years ago, we embarked on our journey towards Agility and Kanban was our vehicle.

    But Kanban had people worried.

    How can we not have detailed plans?! How can we limit WIP when we have so many things to work on?!

    We have due dates to meet! And so on.

    We would like to share one of the approaches that we adopted to help move the change along.

    In addition to focusing on the Kanban implementation at the project levels, we adopted another route – to work through the individuals and the teams – a grounds up approach. We encouraged people and teams to use Kanban boards to manage their daily tasks.

    You have difficulty in managing personal stuff? We’ll help you manage better!

    You have issues in managing team level priority? Look what we did within our team- we have a Team Kanban and we are now much better organized!

    One by one we saw people getting interested. The movement gathered steam - we worked directly with a handful of people and they in turn got their peers onboard. And we saw various flavors like Personal Kanban, Team Kanban cropping up all over the place – even in our Travel Office and Corporate Office. What this did was give people a safe, controlled environment to experiment and learn in.

    As they got used to the ideas of limiting WIP, pulling work, visualizing work and “stop starting, start finishing”, it gave them the confidence to work this way at the project level too. And it made our lives as change agents just a wee-bit easier!

    We welcome you to come hear our story about nurturing the change towards Agility by making it a grass roots movement.

    A brief introduction to Amdocs - Amdocs is a leading provider of Customer Experience systems and services in the telecommunications domain, typically doing large scale transformation projects.

  • Dhaval Dalal
    Dhaval Dalal
    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 2 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    "To know, is good. To live, is better. To be, that is perfect." - The Mother

    During the Agile adoption, its a common complain that many team in many organizations get caught up in the ceremonies or mechanics of Agile and fail to understand/appreciate the true value and spirit of Agile. And because of this, the original intent of the Agile movement itself is lost. This is a serious issue!

    This workshop will highlight, a well-proven approach to transformation (not adoption) and show the distinct steps in this journey that an individual or a collective goes through when learning anything new. Activities, serving as examples, in the workshop, will focus to show the journey - that is, how to begin with rituals, then gradually move to practices, arriving at principles and eventually internalizing the values. Witnessing this gradual process of transformation will help participants discover for themselves their current progression. We hope this will serve as a guiding light during their Agile journey.

    Finally, we will leave the participants to ponder upon and discover for themselves their ideals in life and work as this is not only applicable to software development, but also to any discipline where humans are involved, including life itself.

  • Liked Sean Dunn
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    Building a Self-Sustaining Agile Organization: An Exercise in Leadership

    Sean Dunn
    Sean Dunn
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    A successful agile transformation is a challenge - so how to ensure that these gains will be resilient and sustain over time? How can one be sure that the agile values and principles will be passed on to future generations? What charactaristics differentiate the agile organization that is successful today and the one that will continue to be successful well into the future? 

    This lecture leverages Sean's 13 years of military experience to explore how leaders deliberately build great self-sustaining organizations.  Leaning on first-hand case studies from coaching dozens of agile teams, learn about the leadership behaviours that build self-sustaining cultures, and those which fail to see beyond just the methologies. 

  • Liked Venkateswaran NS
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    Experience Report: Agile Transformation & Implementation at Cisco Video Business

    Venkateswaran NS
    Venkateswaran NS
    Anil Thattil
    Anil Thattil
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    The objective of sharing this experience report is to showcase how disruptive changes in the market place have driven the execution strategy for transforming a traditional waterfall organization to Agile. 

    It also contains a narration of our transformation journey so far and challenges we faced to understand the Key word "Value" across the business value chain.

    However for embedded systems & solutions many believe that Agile is not going to work, "our product is so complicated and distributed" (Is this supposed to be a quote?), their nature of business is so unique etc.. and if you ask about scaling then "Forget it".

    Hence my session is going to share the practical challenges we encounter and interesting stories of the transformation journey.

  • Liked Seshadri Veeraraghavan
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    Agile Transformation: Practical Insights into Behavioral Adjustments and Cultural Changes

    Seshadri Veeraraghavan
    Seshadri Veeraraghavan
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    An all-encompassing effort such as a full-scale agile transformation goes to the very roots of an organization and tends to shake things up quite dramatically. Indeed, it’s very much like undergoing heart surgery AND brain surgery – simultaneously.

    Imagine the damage caused from a failed organization-wide change:

    • Loss of credibility
    • Loss of trust
    • Loss of face and reputation
    • Strong demotivation and loss of commitment and faith on the part of employees
    • Clinging even tighter to the old (safe!) ways of doing things
    • Diminished success of future attempts by leaving behind a wary and highly skeptical audience

    After the storm passes, where things have settled often determines how and where the organization goes from that point onwards. Ensure your transformation plan succeeds and the pieces fall into place according to the set goals and plans -- and not according to someone’s whims and fancies; politics; cultural and attitude issues; or naysayers.

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