Prithyukshaa will be presenting the following session
  • Prithyukshaa Ravi

    Prithyukshaa Ravi - Building your Brand the Agile way

    20 Mins

    Have you found the secret sauce that makes you stand out in a stack of resumes? It is the special thing that makes YOU, find it and make a brand out of it. Use this mark to express and communicate your skills, personality and values. Your brand will draw people and opportunities to you. Gone are the days when personal branding was only for CEOs and celebrities. These days people are taught and encouraged to use their mark to express and communicate their skills personality and values.At whatever stage you are in your career, your brand with help you advance it.Building a personal brand takes time and effort, but it’s worth it. At this time and age, the traditional practices of brand development does not quite match up with pace of change. This talk introduces the concept of an "agile personal brand" and presents how we can develop our personal brand and use it for professional development in an agile way, embedding the agile principles. 


    Being iterative,value driven, consistent , asking for feedback, collaborating and being adaptive are the principles discussed with examples linked to real world technology projects. 


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

I started my professional career 15 years ago, I have worked in diverse industries,  in different geographies and organisations of various scales from start-ups to big corporates. When I started my career I was working for projects following pure waterfall ways of working- where I had gathered requirements as Business analyst for more than a year. I have seen companies transition from Waterfall to Agile , and helped a few organisations with this transition as well as a consultant. I have always found such agile transformation programmes very exciting and challenging.

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

Biggest challenge for the software engineering community is usually the lack of freedom and support from the leadership 

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

The industry is changing so fast with new languages , tech stacks , cloud components services coming up making it very exciting to work in!

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

I am going to be speaking about building your personal brand the agile way. This is an amalgamation of 2 topics that I am very passionate about. Building one's personal brand , I believe , is as important as up skilling or going on a leadership training. And doing it the agile way is key since that would help one to " learn and change course very fast"

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

How to identify your brand

How to start building and communicating your brand &  how to do it in an AGILE way

How to utilise your core strengths and skills better 

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

The key note session  on balancing act and the session on agile humor particularly interests me. Looking forward to the whole conference as such.