Nayan will be presenting the following session
  • Nayan Hajratwala

    Nayan Hajratwala / Julia Fabiszewski - Minimum Viable Process

    45 Mins
    Case Study

    Eric Ries defines a Minimum Viable Product as the version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.

    Using the Minimum Viable Product concept is valuable, but its effectiveness is often hampered by excessive process.

    In this session, Nayan and Julia will discuss how they used a Minimum Viable Process attitude to improve the products they built and create a better working environment for their team which enabled the continuous delivery of value to their customers.

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

As I was working with clients and other developers, the ones that seemed to be the happiest & most effective were those that had adopted some sort of agile disciplines, including things like TDD.

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

The ability to find high-quality developers. Because the need has become so large, there has been a proliferation of sub-par developers who exacerbate the problem by writing code that someone else will inevitably need to come and fix.

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

The movement to continuous deployment & testing in production promises to significantly reduce the amount of redundant environments and complicated  workflows that exist in many companies.

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

We came up with our talk (Minimum Viable Process) after being asked repeatedly how our team was able to perform so well. We reflected on how we had gotten to where we were and extracted this talk.

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?
  • Keep things simple.
  • Be clear about why you are adding steps into your  process.
  • Revisit your process frequently and adjust.
6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

Paige Watson's Fluid Scaling Technology: When you want to go FAST!