Yashasree will be presenting the following session
  • Yashasree Barve

    Yashasree Barve / Arun Prasad Sethu - Three ways your operating model can cultivate an agile mindset

    45 Mins

    “How we operate matters more than how we organize” says the latest industry report from the joshbersin company. The Operating models indeed have a huge impact on the value organizations deliver. The time-tested operating models with robust processes, hierarchy, and optimization focus may bring stability, however those may not be flexible to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. Modern agile operating models center around products, customer experience and value. Those help organizations to innovate and gain a competitive advantage eventually leading to a learning and collaborative culture that fosters an agile mindset.

     Through our experience and research of being a part of “Agile Operating Model Neighborhood” at Tata Consultancy Services, we would like to present the levers of an organization’s operating model that shape the thinking to bring agility. We would discuss how organizations produce outstanding outcomes such as product launch time reduction from a year to 3 months, revenue growth of 15%, operating profit growth 22% and so on.

    We would like to take you through three important levers such as flexibility in organization structure design, minimizing dependencies to maximize flow and centering their models around purpose (as described in TCS’ Growth and Transformation framework Business 4.0). For each of these levers, we would discuss examples of organizations where it worked or failed, why this lever was used, how it was implemented and its benefits and influence on nurturing an agile mindset.

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

Learning through various conferences and discussions, the customer organization I was working with started experimenting with modern software development methods in 2006-2007. I was fascinated by the approach and loved practicing agile ways of working, did a deep dive.

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

Too many options around methods and frameworks, not yet enough focus on value / business outcomes.

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

AI/ML, Automation, Business Agility

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

We have been researching and studying the operating models for over two years as part of TCS Agile operating model neighborhood. We thought it is an important aspect for the community that attends this conference might be looking for. 

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?
  • Appreciate how agile operating models are essential for addressing today’s challenges
  • Understand various dimensions of operating model transformation and important levers
  • Learn from what worked and what did not to foster agile mindset by applying these levers
  • Takeaway ideas for transforming operating models
6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

A whole lot of sessions, looking forward to maximizing value from my time invested.