Parul will be presenting the following session
  • Parul Bhargava

    Parul Bhargava - Accepting to embracing change : An unknown tool to thrive in uncertain times

    Parul Bhargava
    Parul Bhargava
    Agile Coach
    Thoughtworks Inc.
    schedule 1 year ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins

    "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change "- Charles Darwin

    In life and work, we all experience change - big, small, good, bad, dramatic, sometimes it comes in a huge wave, and other times it trickles gently. Despite the presence of change all around us, individuals and organizations, by nature, are resistant to change. They would rather stay in their comfort zone and status quo than change

    Change is inevitable not only in life but in business too. The modern workplace is defined by constant change . Organizations are continually being forced to transform and evolve as a result of competition and technology. We may not always agree with changes, but when companies change, so must we.

    In this fast-paced world, being adaptive and willing to embrace change guarantees that we see change as an opportunity to learn, explore, and thrive even in the face of adversity.

    Research has shown that the ability to embrace change is key for growth in individuals and has a massive impact on the happiness and success of people.

    In this talk, through the medium of engaging storytelling, you will learn why do people resist change, explore a tool that aids in enabling change at an individual, team, and organizational level, and learn its practical application through a Case Study.

    HIGHLIGHT: You will discover and explore a new model, the "AAAAHA Model" (the original model of the speaker). It is a six-step model for embracing change, which will enable you to accept change naturally and use change as an 'opportunity' and 'strength' to transform your life.


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

There is more focus on the 'What' and the 'how' rather than starting with the 'Why'. 

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

One of the most exciting development has been 'gamification' 

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

The ability to embrace change is a superpower we all need because the world is so unpredictable around us.

I am passionate about this subject.  I wanted to share my knowledge, tactics, and abilities with the listeners that would enable them to embrace change and make positive changes in their life.

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

Some key takeaways would be - 

  • Become self-aware and learn to acknowledge your emotions while going through transitions such as an agile transformation, new role, re-location, etc
  • Learn strategies and skills that will help you become more agile, flexible and open to change in your work environment as well as in your personal life.
  • Apply the AAAAHA model (six-step model for embracing change) and learn about ways to embrace change to transform your life
5. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

The line up sessions at Agile India is always incredible . I am looking forward to learning and exploring with the Thought Leaders from across the globe 

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

Keep up a continuous learning journey. Attending conferences, webinars, and meet-ups are good ways to learn, share and grow the global  community