• Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    With the increasing number of Indo-Chinese collaborations in the technology space, it is important for us to identify new paradigms to coach cross-cultural teams. From a simple 'NiHao' to a more complex 'Chop-Sticks', everything comes our way when we coach these teams. It is important for us coaches, to be sensitive to the cultural needs of these teams and re-visit our coaching strategies accordingly. It's true that every team has a flavour and our strategies as coaches are almost always situational. However in this particular talk, I would like to highlight few salient cultural differences which we could harness positively for the team's benefit. I would also like to discuss few tools and practices, which the coaches could adopt while they coach their Chinese counter-parts.

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    Research paper on 'What happens to Engineering Manager in Agile world'

    Naveen Indusekhar
    Naveen Indusekhar
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    This is an extremly simple topic with a very complex answer. I have spent last 3 years experimenting and working with lot of people to understand what happens to the so called Manager role in Agile world. With a self organizing, empowered team, does Manager still have a role? Do you shelve these senior people who drove all your deliverables in the past for your company? Do you just let go the technical expertize these people bring along?

    The research information around the experiment and results will be shared and am very positive that this will help lot of organizations move forward with great benefits. We will see how certain gaps that are created with introduction of Agile can be solved through these senior professionals. At the same time teams don't need to compromize or business doesn't need to compromize on new found agility by adopting any of the Agile practices.

    The very next discussion that I will touch base as part of this presentation is the role of Project Leads. Many Leads resist movement to Agile because they feel their growth will now be stagnated. Is this true? It is again an interesting data set captured by talking to Leads in waterfall world and understanding what they really aspire for.

    Looking forward to sharing my insights with real implementation and resulting data that I'm sure each of you will benefit from.

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    Anzeneering

    Joshua Kerievsky
    Joshua Kerievsky
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Anzen. It helped a 100-year-old, 60,000-person aluminum manufacturer regain its greatness. It powers the culture, operations and massive growth of an online artisan marketplace. It's the common denominator of every great Lean and Agile principle and practice. Anzen is the Japanese word for safety.

    Every day, your time, money, information, reputation, relationships and health are vulnerable. Anzeneers protect people from injuries, hazards or near-misses by establishing anzen in relationships, workspaces, codebases, contracts, processes, products and services.

    When anzen is present in a software product, everything just works: people regularly use and recommend the product; engineers modify it without fear; it contains few defects; it can be deployed with ease; it is immune from threats; and it helps protect the organization's finances, reputation and investors. Anzen is a gateway to habitual excellence.

    Anzeneers approach failure as an opportunity to introduce more anzen into their culture, practices, and tools.

    In this talk you will learn what anzen is, how it promotes safe risk taking, how to identify faux safety, when it can be taken too far, challenges of growing an anzen culture and what it means to be an Anzeneer.

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    The Lean Machine

    Sneha Kadam
    Sneha Kadam
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    After revolutionizing the automobile industry, Lean principles have been successfully applied to different knowledge areas including software development. This workshop is intended to master Lean concepts like Waste, Push&Pull systems, systems thinking, Kaizen etc. & practicing cross-functional collaboration, self-organisation and safe-fail experimentation! In this interactive game, the participants will work in a small production lines, experiencing problems and applying Lean practices to overcome them.

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    Science or Stories?

    Linda Rising
    Linda Rising
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Smart people are logical and objective. They (we) look at the evidence to help make the best possible decisions. We are not influenced by hype or emotion and as a result our behavior reflects the best the world has to offer. Cognitive science now tells us that these beliefs about ourselves and others (especially scientists) are wrong. All of us tend to make decisions based on intuition or emotion and then justify those decisions later with logic, a process called rationalization. The most influential element in our environment is not scientific evidence but stories. We love stories. Research shows that we are more likely to buy a product or embrace a process because of a friend, colleague, or relative and ignore evidence that might go against that decision. Are these bad things? Is there anything we can do about it? We have a long history of being influenced by stories and it has helped us survive. Linda suggests that the real answer is we need both approaches -- stories and emotion + evidence and logic. Both approaches have flaws and benefits. Linda will share examples and tell her own stories to try to convince you and try to help us do a better job of making decisions.