Faiza will be presenting the following session
  • 45 Mins

    I am obsessed with the idea of personal growth, self-reflection, and self-learning. I constantly read about mindset changes, goal setting, productivity, and improving decision making and this has led me to build a few systems for myself. In this talk, we will be discussing how to set better goals for personal growth, goal-specific decision making, and also forming better habits that support your personal growth journey. It will also include some specific decision-making techniques and patterns, like, Comparison Analysis, Herd Mentality, Sunken Cost, and Action Bias. 

1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

I have been following some thought leaders on social media. This got me interested in learning more and reading up more.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

Untangling the inherent complexity of the creative process and creating working patterns.

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?
  • Understanding the imperativeness of an inclusive team. 
  • Focus on solving user problems. 
  • Interest in understanding creativity and productivity. 
4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

This topic is really close to my heart as it helped me with my career a lot. I have also been mentoring a lot of aspiring and early technology professionals and social enterprises specifically in this area. I think it is something to be talked about and everyone should become part of this conversation. 

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?

My talk is about personal growth, so the key takeaways are the following.

  • Setting up rituals and routines can be really helpful in achieving productivity. 
  • Find patterns and routines that work for you instead of following someone else's productivity rituals. 
  • Goals shouldn't be a hurdle in your way and mustn't create fear in you. Find small achievable things that can snowball into something bigger and more substantial. 
6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?
  • Embracing Agility with Inclusion and Equity
  • Technical Debt Prioritisation - Identifying And Fixing Highest ROI Issues
  • Team Meetings That Don't Suck - Avoid Retrospectives Antipatterns
  • Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil
  • Discuss-Define-Do: Playing your way to amazing goals
  • The remote leader – distant but not removed
7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

Habits maketh the person!