The concept of self-service has become a part of everyday life. Enterprises now have the opportunity to create intelligent self-service experience, using real-time, understanding user patterns, identity of the user and provide relevant information. Virtual assistants have started revolutionizing this space, providing real time data.

We all have experienced success stories by following different Agile methodologies. Building virtual assistants (Chatbots) introduces new set of challenges starting from conceptualizing an idea/feature to deployment. As part of this talk, I will be sharing the balanced implementation of agile approach/practices which has worked for us, at every stage of development which includes requirement gathering, writing stories, developer testing, testing, user testing etc.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

a) Introduction to chatbots and approach to build bots

b) Agile development challenges

c) Talk about every stages of product development lifecycle + challenges + how we tried solving it

d) How to achieve incremental delivery

Learning Outcome

a) What to look for when developing "Smart AI bots"

b) What Agile practices get compromised (OR) implemented differently

c) List of best practices to be followed at every stage of product development

Target Audience

Executives, Product managers, Engineering manager, Architects, Senior developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basics of Agile disciplines, approach and practices

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

  • Sneha Prabhu

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    This session will be delivered by Saptorsi Hore -COO of ThoughtWorks and Sneha Prabhu - Product Manager, ThoughtWorks Products.