Can a bot bring Agility?Pooja Shah
schedule 5 months agoSold Out!
A typical conversation on a release day:
Everyone on team running around with questions like how was it merged without review? why wasn't it caught earlier in the automated tests? is it not test covered? And the blame game starts which turns pleasant office premises into a really chaotic one as all starts behaving like Shakuni the bad critic ..............
Does this conversation sounds familiar to you?
yes, in fast paced organisations like us it is a burning problem. And we really wanted a monitoring system in the test phase itself that too using the same tools we use regularly and hence not costing us anything extra. This brings Agility within the teams by having everything & everyone on a single platform and help everyone feel what’s there in the black box.
Points needed to ensure:
- Prevent direct push to the branches we want to protect
- No commits to go inside without tech/product review
- A common transparent place to quickly go through all commit links/description with timestamp to quickly know which can be the culprit commits
- Alerts to respective team members for any suspicious activity done by anyone
- Personalised alerts to the committer for reminding to follow the release process
- As the team size grows, assisting each one in the team on release process & progress is really a repetitive task and an unnecessary dependency
In this talk, we will discuss about unleashing the power of Github & Slack to create a interesting code monitoring and talking bot which keeps everyone in a team updated on a single platform.
Standup Poker: How We Hacked Our Daily Stand-up & Our Teams Mindset !Kalpesh Shah
schedule 6 months agoSold Out!
One the most significant ceremony of any Agile Team is Daily Standup where the team members get together and plan for their day. But quite often the daily standup turns into a zombie status update meeting where team members come together to blurt out their updates and walk away to their desk without ever maximizing the benefit of that meet up.
In this session I will share a case study of how we created a simple experiment that turned into Standup Poker and revolutionized our Daily Standup. This technique helped us uncover true insights of teams progress and got the team talking about strategic planning and plan to remove any impediments as a "team" on daily basis to accomplish their sprint goal and commitments.
We learnt that when team members started using this technique, hidden impediments and dependencies started to emerge and team members organically started to re-plan and prioritize their work to accomplish the Sprint Goal. Product Owner also found great value in this technique as this helped them see the teams true progress and engage with the team to re-prioritize user stories and even take a story out of the sprint if required. Scrum Masters started to observe a trend in the confidence level over the span of the sprint and brought that information to Sprint Retrospective to discuss and brainstorm ways to improve and keep the confidence levels high throughout the sprint. The discussions and observations due to Standup poker resulted in teams committing better and more confidently during Sprint Planning and got into the rhythm of always accomplishing their sprint goal, but more importantly they started improving everyday and got into "continuous improvement" mode.
The content, exercise and message of this session highlight the agile principles of individuals and interactions over process and tools and fostering the mindset of continuous improvement.
In this session we will share examples, stories and experiences from trying the Standup Poker and how this simple technique converted a bunch of individuals into a TEAM !!!
Introduction To NeuroScience Based CoachingTushar Somaiya
schedule 5 months agoSold Out!
WIP - Would be finalised tomorrow
Coaching and mindset are the most used and abused words in agile context.
- We want coaching? But what exactly is coaching? How do we exactly coach?
- We want to empower? But how exactly do we empower? Just declaring empowerment doesn't work.
- We want to change mindset? But what is mindset?
- Can mindset be changed by anyone outside? What does neuroscience and adult learning theory says about it?
- What are some of the coaching models / frameworks available? Where and how can I start?
These are some of the questions we try answer and practice using role plays and exercises.