Ken will be presenting the following session
  • Ken Wira

    Ken Wira / Sayali Thite - Agile in the Finance & Accounting KPO world

    45 Mins

    From a waterfall caterpillar to an agile butterfly that’s my journey and also what I am doing at my organization.

    Agile transformation in KPOs(Knowledge Processing Operation) is a big challenge due to the nature of the work.

    Join my session to find ways to do agile transformation of this industry based on my decade of agile coaching experience and recently transformation of a 600 strong team. I would like to share the opportunities and challenges faced while transforming the knowledge industry of an B2B whole seller.

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

The different style of approaching the topic produc, project and people management. It is just make so much more sense to do it the agile way.

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

Mindfulness. The pace of change keeps increasing and not only at work but also in private life. The challenge is to manage in a mindful way that we are not burned out, but more in a sustainable way.

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?

More and more involvement of Machine Learning and AI sounds very promising. Looking forward to learn more about that. 

4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

Great time to share the knowledge we collected and get feedback from the community, so that we can continously learn and improve.

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

How to implement Agility in a non software development area. How to spread the great mindset and way of working. 

6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

Agile transformation or just another restructure. Sound interesting. But also the other session which is outside of software development, to get inspired. 

7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

Take care of our planet and people. We will be ok!