I started my Agile journey in 1985 when after graduating I had the chance to work in research. We had no idea that what we do is Agile, we just did it. Later I moved from Aided Design and Manufacturing to coding, completing the journey from developer to Development Manager and CTO. Along the way I evolved from "cowboy" developer to more structured and disciplined approaches. My first 'encounter' with formal Agile was in 2001 when I discovered XP. As a Software Development Manager and Later Project and Program Manager I used Agile practices in over 50 projects. I learned that Agile is not a silver bullet and is not easy but is not only an option but an option to survive in a continuous changing world.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Keynote

Keynote

Learning Outcome

Agile is not new and didn't start in 2001. There are millions of practitioners that learned Agile the hard and right way: by trying, failing and then succeeding.

Target Audience

Anyone who is interested in Agile

Prerequisites for Attendees

Desire to know more about Agile.

schedule Submitted 2 months ago

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  1 month ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your proposal. Can you please help me understand what are some of the key points you would discuss during your talk? What are some of the key insights you've gained as a pioneer in this space? In the current form, this proposal lacks any real details of what will be covered in the talk (dare I say, it looks more like a self-advertisement at this stage.)

    • Dan Roman
      By Dan Roman  ~  1 month ago
      reply Reply
      Hi
       
      It is a workshop to share my experiences and teach people from the mistakes that I made as a practitioner but also to introduce them to concepts and knowledge that are useful in large Enterprise projects. 
      That is the reason for starting the webinars attached. I keep 25 min of that hour for questions and I enjoy answering them.
      The short biography is there to prove that I didn't learn Agile from books, although I read as much as I find, but from practice,
      I am using Lean and Agile since 1985. I was lucky to start my career as a CAD/CAM specialist implementing Lean practices that now are re-discovered by Agile (like kanban and ToC).
      It is not about me it is about sharing experiences in combining Agile practices and tools and adapting to the situation. I learned from others and I try to share what I learned.
       
      It is by no means self promotion because I don't need it. I am still a practitioner. My day job is to deliver projects and programs.
       
      Regards,
      Dan
      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  1 month ago
        reply Reply

        Thanks for the clarification, Dan.

        Can you please share a few insights based on your experience that you plan to share in your talk?

        • Dan Roman
          By Dan Roman  ~  3 weeks ago
          reply Reply
          Dear committee. 

          I am really disappointed that you didn't had the courtesy to respond to my email. It denotes lack of professionalism and with all due respect for my Indian friends a lack of civilization.
          My only reason to apply was to share experiences with the people that didn't have the same exposure to real Agile. 
          Last year a reviewed applications for the PMI  India conference and it made me very sad when I read a paper describing the hard life in a an Agile Indian company where Agile was a way to get contracts at low price and then the delivery involved long and unpaid hours. It is inhuman to do that and it is not what Agile is about. I work with a lot of Indian companies and unfortunately in all cases the ONLY reason for engaging them is cheap labour.
          Exposure to other experiences, especially from developed countries can help you to become an equal partner rather than stay a servant.

          Good luck.

          On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 19:58, Dan Roman <dan.s.roman@gmail.com> wrote:
          Hi

          Are you still considering my participation?

          Regards,
          Dan

          On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 17:24, Dan Roman <dan.s.roman@gmail.com> wrote:
          Hi

          Below is a short summary:

          2hr (including 2x20 min Q&A)
          1) Why Agile? Brief history of Agile (a the enterprise level) highlighting that it started as an alternative to Lean. I believe that that's very important to know because the trend is to go back to Lean, planned etc,
          2) Agile Frameworks. Pro's and con's. I implemented Scrum, XP, SAFe, DevOps and a bit of LeSS. I have a lot of experience with Lean, including kanban from Manufacturing
          3) Agile practices. Pro's and con's.
          4) Tools. Pro's and Con's 
          topics followed by Q&A.

          2hrs
          3) Workshop: An Agile project from start to finish
          a) Backlog creation
          b) Team building
          3) Release planning
          4) Sprints
            - planning
            - execution
            - process improvement

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          5)  From Scrum Team to Project Team
            - Product development vs Project Management
            - dealing with Project Manager
           - new skills: Risk Management, Organisation Change Management, Stakeholder Management

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          6) Moving from Project to Enterprise
           - Scaling Agile down. What works and what doesn't
           - Scaling Agile up. What works and what doesn't
           - Spreading Agile across the organization. What works and what doesn't

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          7) Measuring Agile
           - Agile Metrics
          - Simplified Six sigma
           - Benchmarking against other teams and the industry

          1Hr (including 40 min Q&A)
          8) Conclusion

          Based on my experience with webinars and other conferences people want to know how what they heard of tried is aligned with theory and practice.
          I always had unanswered questions, even when I allocated 30 min.

          Regards,
          Dan



          On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 12:35, Agile India 2020 <info@confengine.com> wrote:
          Dear Dan Roman,

          Please note that the proposal: Memories of an Agile pioneer has received a new comment from Naresh Jain

          Thanks for the clarification, Dan.

          Can you please share a few insights based on your experience that you plan to share in your talk?


          Visit https://confengine.com/agile-india-2020/proposal/10811#comments to respond to the comment OR simply reply to this email (Please make sure, you delete the previous comment's content from the email before replying.)

          Regards,
          Agile India 2020 Team
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        • Dan Roman
          By Dan Roman  ~  1 month ago
          reply Reply
          Hi

          Are you still considering my participation?

          Regards,
          Dan

          On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 17:24, Dan Roman <dan.s.roman@gmail.com> wrote:
          Hi

          Below is a short summary:

          2hr (including 2x20 min Q&A)
          1) Why Agile? Brief history of Agile (a the enterprise level) highlighting that it started as an alternative to Lean. I believe that that's very important to know because the trend is to go back to Lean, planned etc,
          2) Agile Frameworks. Pro's and con's. I implemented Scrum, XP, SAFe, DevOps and a bit of LeSS. I have a lot of experience with Lean, including kanban from Manufacturing
          3) Agile practices. Pro's and con's.
          4) Tools. Pro's and Con's 
          topics followed by Q&A.

          2hrs
          3) Workshop: An Agile project from start to finish
          a) Backlog creation
          b) Team building
          3) Release planning
          4) Sprints
            - planning
            - execution
            - process improvement

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          5)  From Scrum Team to Project Team
            - Product development vs Project Management
            - dealing with Project Manager
           - new skills: Risk Management, Organisation Change Management, Stakeholder Management

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          6) Moving from Project to Enterprise
           - Scaling Agile down. What works and what doesn't
           - Scaling Agile up. What works and what doesn't
           - Spreading Agile across the organization. What works and what doesn't

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          7) Measuring Agile
           - Agile Metrics
          - Simplified Six sigma
           - Benchmarking against other teams and the industry

          1Hr (including 40 min Q&A)
          8) Conclusion

          Based on my experience with webinars and other conferences people want to know how what they heard of tried is aligned with theory and practice.
          I always had unanswered questions, even when I allocated 30 min.

          Regards,
          Dan



          On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 12:35, Agile India 2020 <info@confengine.com> wrote:
          Dear Dan Roman,

          Please note that the proposal: Memories of an Agile pioneer has received a new comment from Naresh Jain

          Thanks for the clarification, Dan.

          Can you please share a few insights based on your experience that you plan to share in your talk?


          Visit https://confengine.com/agile-india-2020/proposal/10811#comments to respond to the comment OR simply reply to this email (Please make sure, you delete the previous comment's content from the email before replying.)

          Regards,
          Agile India 2020 Team
          comment-12524@reply.confengine.com
          You have received this important update from ConfEngine on behalf of Agile India 2020.
          Download ConfEngine's Mobile App to totally personalise your conference experience.
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        • Dan Roman
          By Dan Roman  ~  1 month ago
          reply Reply
          Hi

          Below is a short summary:

          2hr (including 2x20 min Q&A)
          1) Why Agile? Brief history of Agile (a the enterprise level) highlighting that it started as an alternative to Lean. I believe that that's very important to know because the trend is to go back to Lean, planned etc,
          2) Agile Frameworks. Pro's and con's. I implemented Scrum, XP, SAFe, DevOps and a bit of LeSS. I have a lot of experience with Lean, including kanban from Manufacturing
          3) Agile practices. Pro's and con's.
          4) Tools. Pro's and Con's 
          topics followed by Q&A.

          2hrs
          3) Workshop: An Agile project from start to finish
          a) Backlog creation
          b) Team building
          3) Release planning
          4) Sprints
            - planning
            - execution
            - process improvement

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          5)  From Scrum Team to Project Team
            - Product development vs Project Management
            - dealing with Project Manager
           - new skills: Risk Management, Organisation Change Management, Stakeholder Management

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          6) Moving from Project to Enterprise
           - Scaling Agile down. What works and what doesn't
           - Scaling Agile up. What works and what doesn't
           - Spreading Agile across the organization. What works and what doesn't

          1hr (including 20 min Q&A)
          7) Measuring Agile
           - Agile Metrics
          - Simplified Six sigma
           - Benchmarking against other teams and the industry

          1Hr (including 40 min Q&A)
          8) Conclusion

          Based on my experience with webinars and other conferences people want to know how what they heard of tried is aligned with theory and practice.
          I always had unanswered questions, even when I allocated 30 min.

          Regards,
          Dan



          On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 12:35, Agile India 2020 <info@confengine.com> wrote:
          Dear Dan Roman,

          Please note that the proposal: Memories of an Agile pioneer has received a new comment from Naresh Jain

          Thanks for the clarification, Dan.

          Can you please share a few insights based on your experience that you plan to share in your talk?


          Visit https://confengine.com/agile-india-2020/proposal/10811#comments to respond to the comment OR simply reply to this email (Please make sure, you delete the previous comment's content from the email before replying.)

          Regards,
          Agile India 2020 Team
          comment-12524@reply.confengine.com
          You have received this important update from ConfEngine on behalf of Agile India 2020.
          Download ConfEngine's Mobile App to totally personalise your conference experience.
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