“Agile & Lean Movie Making” is a fresh and innovative topic, an experience of a novice team of movie makers on Agile and Lean methodologies. Importantly it has got a completely new dimension of imparting Agile, Lean type best practices from Movie Industry to the IT or other world like we did the same a decade back from Automobile Industry (Toyota).

The session also reiterates the fact that Agile & Lean principles are not specific and limited for to any specific industry but the same can be applied to any industry and even in our day today work and get benefited.

Some of the learning outcome from the session are:

1.Do NOT limit Agile & Lean with any specific industry.

2.It’s Versatile. It’s a Methodology of Working which can be applied in any industry, any business and in any work.

3.More you practice Agile & Lean more you mature and invent. There is No End to it.

Many a times we do many things unknowingly in Agile & Lean way and we get fantastic results.

  1. How some of the Agile & Lean type best practices used in movie making for ages can be adopted in IT and vice versa. 
    2. How Agile along with Six-Sigma Lean & Kanban can act as a Power Pack for cost cutting as well as excellence in production execution in movie making. 
    3. Importance of special Tools and Techniques in movie making as well as in IT wherever there is a technical challenge or a creative constraint. 
    5. Movie Production Envisioning vs. Agile Daily Scrum Meeting & backlog replenishment 
    6. Movie Post-mortem vs. Agile Retrospective
    7. Film Budgeting vs. Agile Estimation
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Movie making is a costly affair involves risks and uncertainties. An Agile approach of incremental moviemaking makes it more predictable and risk resilience.
Up to 20% of the overall Budget of the movie can be saved by effective use of Agile & Lean techniques.
Using Agile Practices in Movie making can take you to your destination in a systematic way.

Learning Outcome


  1. a.Do NOT limit Agile & Lean with any specific industry.

    b.It’s Versatile. It’s a Methodology of Working which can be applied in any industry, any business and in any work.

    c.More you practice Agile & Lean more you mature and invent. There is No End to it.

    d.Many a times we do many things unknowingly in Agile & Lean way and we get fantastic results.
  2. How some of the Agile & Lean type best practices used in movie making for ages can be adopted in IT and vice versa. 
    2. How Agile along with Six-Sigma Lean & Kanban can act as a Power Pack for cost cutting as well as excellence in production execution in movie making. 
    3. Importance of special Tools and Techniques in movie making as well as in IT wherever there is a technical challenge or a creative constraint. 
    5. Movie Production Envisioning vs. Agile Daily Scrum Meeting & backlog replenishment 
    6. Movie Post-mortem vs. Agile Retrospective
    7. Film Budgeting vs. Agile Estimation

Target Audience

For all who practice & follow Agile & Lean principles

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi 

    thanks for the inputs.. mere drawing analogy will not bring any significance learning to our community. There could be a compelling case study which brings business metrics and outcome / lessons learnt.. 

    • Utpal Chakraborty
      By Utpal Chakraborty  ~  1 year ago
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      Hello, Thanks for your question. This has been implemented in 3 of the Bollywood movies (2 of them are already released - "Tara The journey of Love and Passion" and "EXTRAORDINAARI") the 3rd one(Tez Raftar)is in post production now. We have got an average of approximately 10% to 11% direct production cost reduction and excellence in production execution. So, this is no more a theory or analogy but it's been practically implemented. There are many takeaways and lessons learnt which is been appreciated in couple of Agile & Lean conferences worldwide where I have presented it. Thanks again for your question.

      Utpal

      • Sarabjit Singh Bakshi
        By Sarabjit Singh Bakshi  ~  11 months ago
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        Dear Utpal , 

        I have been a part of your session . I feel it could be a good way to make newbies understand agile . My 2 cents and feedback . 

        1. Try to make a video of a shorter span to share how you achieved . In conferences of these cadre 70 % would know the basics . 

        2. Concentrate more on the gamification part as that is what would lead to awareness mingled with metrices to help see the larger picture . 

        These are the 2 things that will help making it more appealing in the timeframe allocated .

        with regards

        sarab

         

         

         

        • Utpal Chakraborty
          By Utpal Chakraborty  ~  11 months ago
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          Thanks Sarabjit ! I will surely incorporate your comments and in fact my new activity on the same subject is very similar to what you said. We basically create a small mobile movie called "Mowgli" from Jungle Book in 2 sprints with all Agile & Lean practices. Thanks again !

  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi,

    Thanks for Submitting the proposal, would like to know on the below

    1) The topic has been presented mid of the year in Gurgoan, would you be reproducing the same for this conference? If not, what changes are you trying to incorporate, please include?

    2) How the proposal is related to Agile Mindset, what would be the key takeaways which audience can carry after your session which they can apply in their daily work

    Thanks and Regards

    Balaji.M

    • Utpal Chakraborty
      By Utpal Chakraborty  ~  1 year ago
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      Dear Balaji,

      Thanks for writing !
      1) The content of the topic has been changed to bring more real time experience with facts and figures for example how "postmortem meeting & action items format has been tailored" similarly for "Envisioning process". The tools we have used to bring more agility and collaboration etc. Also, more details on the LEAN techniques used for waste elimination and cost cutting. The Scrum board design for different department of the production etc. and many more.

      2) The presentation gives a very strong message that "Agile can't die which many people has started thinking now a days". Also, it tells how you can re-invent some of the agile techniques to suite your specific industry and your specific requirement etc. 


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