Soma will be presenting the following session
  • Soma Mazumder
    Soma Mazumder
    Agile and Kanban Coach
    schedule 11 months ago
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    20 Mins

    Have you ever walked into a meeting and wished it won’t be boring and people will talk to each other? If your answer is “yes”, then maybe you could be the person who lightens up the environment with some appropriate and impromptu jokes. In this session we are going to learn what a sense of humor is, the benefits, the similarities between a stand-up comedian and an Agile coach, how stand-up comedy teaches us to be socially aware, and develop better EQ. Can a good sense of humor be the x-factor to build a resilient culture? Are you curious now? Come and explore the answer!



    A sense of humor and coaching have many relevant similarities. A person with a great sense of humor helps people to connect with each other, gains trust, and improvises their jokes based on the audience. These are also the attributes of a great coach or leader. Having a healthy sense of humor can help model how to fail with grace, learn fast, and energize the people around you. Humor can help to create a positive environment for teams to be creative. You also need to be aware and understand appropriate humor based on your audience and when not to overdo it.


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

The product mindset and its application to create better product/services for customers in this complex time got me interested in modern software development methods 

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

The mindset and the journey of unlearning and relearning is a massive challenge 

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

It’s about my own learning journey and how having a learning mindset helps with everything around 

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

We should be able to learn and pivot when required. And the benefits of reflection and assessing if we are going in the right direction 

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

Well I would love to attend all the sessions however because of the different time zones it would be difficult. Look forward to attending Alex Sloley’s session 

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

Try and understand the why better which can help to create awesome products