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  • Naresh Jain
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    Naresh Jain - Welcome Address and Agile India Conf Overview

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    Founder
    Xnsio
    schedule 1 week ago
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    30 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    Welcome Address and Agile India Conf Overview. Here you will get al the important details you need about the conference. So don't miss it.

  • Dave Farley
    Dave Farley
    Co-Author
    "Continuous Delivery"
    schedule 4 days ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    As Fred Brooks so famously said in "The Mythical Man Month" "You can't make a baby in a month with 9 women" so how do we scale software development?

    What does it take to build complex systems on a massive scale? What should we scale and what shouldn't we? 

    Spoiler, the answer is not bigger, more complex procedures and processes, stand aside SAFe! This stuff is about applying information theory and engineering principles to software development.

  • Amy Jo Kim
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    Amy Jo Kim - Building High-Retention Products and Platforms

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    As we head into the third year of a global pandemic - facing economic & political uncertainty, customer retention is becoming a huge challenge. This is why retention has replaced growth as a north-star metric. Mainstream companies are:

    • putting the "Customer Journey" front and centre
    • leveraging habit-stacking in early product design
    • using narrative storyboards to test concepts quickly
    • setting up a pre-launch community to accelerate product/market fit

    In this dynamic keynote, you'll hear real-world stories that will help you learn 3 key tips for building a high-retention product/platforms:

    Tip 1: Leverage Habit-Stacking to remove friction & drive uptake

    Tip 2: Build feedback & progression around customer transformation

    Tip 3: Develop your re-engagement loop before polishing your onboarding

  • Anita Sengupta
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    Anita Sengupta - Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars: How the Space Program Creates Sustainable Technology

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    A review of how the challenges of all space missions, especially EDL missions, requires a design mind set to maximize efficiency, minimize mass, and make the impossible possible.

    Dr. Sengupta will touch on how space technology and design philosophy can serve to mitigate climate change here at home.

  • James Stewart
    James Stewart
    Partner & CTO
    Public Digital
    schedule 4 days ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    We’re growing used to talking about the importance of autonomous, high performing teams, and of bringing different technical disciplines together. But most organisations are more than their technology, and delivering great services requires organisations’ operations, policy, strategy and other functions to pull in the same direction. Drawing on experiences of bringing together teams across a broad range of disciplines in the UK and globally, James Stewart will look at why now is the time to really think multi-disciplinary and what some of the foundations are for much more inclusive digital work.

  • Bjarte Bogsnes
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    Bjarte Bogsnes - Agile transformation and the elephant in the room

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    The problems with traditional management, including budgeting

    - Beyond Budgeting 

    - the background and philosophy

    - the 12 principles

    - Companies on the journey; examples of how they operate

    Implementation advice

  • Fred George
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    Fred George - Sabotaging a Transformation: The Myriad of Ways an Organization Inhibits Transformation

    Fred George
    Fred George
    Consultant
    Fred George Consulting
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Transformations are difficult, and often simply fail. After all, change is usually disruptive. Even an organization that wants to embrace change can see mediocre results. The underlying causes vary from ignorance on how to transform, to full and hostile resistance. In this talk, we will discuss the various causes and the strategies we have used as outside consultants to overcome (or at least mitigate) this resistance to change, and create meaningful transformations with our clients.

    Transformation efforts must overcome a myriad of challenges to achieve success. Some of the inhibitors we will discuss include:

    • Executives unaware of the transformation
    • Failure to engage all the necessary parties
    • Individuals losing power with the transformation
    • New roles and disappearing roles
    • Lack of an effective Change Agent
    • Success conservatism
    • Lazy buyers
    • Blame-oriented cultures

    For each of these inhibitors, we will cite a) situations where this occurred, b) mitigation actions to overcome the inhibitor, and c) the effectiveness of these efforts. We will conclude by suggesting some best practices we are currently employing in anticipation of likely inhibitors, including our newest proposal process of only selling complete solutions to our clients (not just body-shopping people).

  • Viraj Tyagi
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    Viraj Tyagi / James Stewart - Fireside chat: Digital Public Infrastructure

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Around the world there’s growing interest in Digital Public Infrastructure - the way that governments and societies can build strong digital foundations - and Digital Public Goods that help us share the best practices, standards and code that support it. Together these tools should help solve wicked societal problems like financial inclusion, public services, benefits, etc at scale and speed. Examples from India’s Aadhaar to the Open Banking standards that started in the UK to Brazil’s new payments systems have driven thinking about digital platforms and infrastructure to the top of the agenda of the G20 the UN and many other bodies. Viraj Tyagi of the eGov Foundation and James Stewart of Public Digital will discuss the developments they’re seeing, the importance of the agile community and how the community can connect with the work.

  • Vishal Prasad
    Vishal Prasad
    General Manager
    Thoughtworks
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This may sound a little outdated but I designed this workshop during COVID times to engage stakeholders better by using User Stories more efficiently. The idea of the workshop is to help people move away from the notion that User Stories are merely a As a .. I want .. so that writing template to a full fledged way of engaging with every stakeholder involved during a product's lifecycle. The topics covered include myth busters around user stories, 3 amigos, specs by examples, BDD, ATDD, Zero defect policies, etc.

  • Vishweshwar Hegde
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    Vishweshwar Hegde - Mindful Leadership for Agility

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    World entropy is continuously increasing – world is becoming more VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) – it can be a threat or an opportunity, one can surf the wave or drown in the water – depends on one’s Agility, be it an organization, team or individual professional.

    Agility is essentially about sense and respond – how quickly one can sense the Customer/Market needs & respond to create value and continuously adapt to the changing contexts.

    To be surviving and thriving in VUCA world one needs to constantly Innovate what they produce and how they produce & deliver/serve. Diversity is the source for Innovation and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the basis for diversity to co-exist and collaborate. And Mindfulness is the practical way to develop Emotional Intelligence, as demonstrated by Google-Stanford program ‘Search Inside Yourself’.  

    Why is it difficult for organizations and teams to sense and adapt to the changes? Fundamentally it’s because of the inability of people to let go/unlearn the past legacy and rethink the future.

    This workshop integrates all these aspects and creates an experiential journey for participants to change the mindset, learn & apply techniques to BE Agile.

  • Tina Vinod
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    Tina Vinod / Vishal Prasad - Embracing DEI Enhances Agility

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Today, there is no dispute that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) should be a business priority. Significant results call out its impact on employee engagement, experience, connection, trust, performance and enabling inclusive organizational culture. 

    From its inception, Thoughtworks' approach to DEI has been fundamental to our values, culture, vision, community and business strategy. We understood early on that the true value of DEI can only be realized if it’s integrated within all aspects of the business, across functions and specifically within teams. 

    Thoughtworks has been an early adopter of agile software development and Extreme Programming (XP). As leaders in this space and an organization whose very foundation is built on the pillars of DEI, Thoughtworks has benefitted from years of following a unified approach of integrating Agility, XP and DEI principles into our software teams, thus bringing the best of these together. 

    In this talk we will share our learnings, success stories and perspectives of integrating DEI with an organisations Business Agility journey and why this is much needed in the changing landscape of our businesses today. 

  • Dave Farley
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    Dave Farley - Optimising Continuous Delivery

    Dave Farley
    Dave Farley
    Co-Author
    "Continuous Delivery"
    schedule 4 days ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The deployment pipeline is a central idea in Continuous Delivery. It represents the channel through which ideas inside your business flow to the outside world so that they can be delivered to your users in the form of working software. First steps in creating a working deployment pipeline are very rewarding. They help to improve the quality of the software that you create and usually lead to happier users. 

    As teams mature in their adoption of Continuous Delivery though, the pipeline often begins to slow. We have more tests, we are testing more complex things, our software becomes more complex and more difficult to deploy.
    How do we address these growing pains? What are the next steps, beyond the CD beginner’s basic automation? How do we optimise our pipelines to meet our needs as these needs grow?
     
    This workshop will explore the growing pains in Continuous Delivery and describe some strategies to cope with them.
  • Dipesh Pala
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    Dipesh Pala - 7 Things that Agile Leaders and Executives do differently in today’s New Ways of Working

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Most of the world’s largest organisations are attempting an enterprise Agility transformation but not all are succeeding. One recent study shows that 75% of all Agile transformations fail. This makes us wonder if the Agile values and principles from the 20-year-old Agile Manifesto is still conducive to today’s new ways of working? 

    We need to recognise that while new technologies bring some consolation for overcoming the challenges of new ways of working, the real secret to success is hidden in the mindset and cultural shift. Leaders who focus on providing psychological safety in a modern workforce culture are helping their employees be the best versions of themselves, both physically and mentally. 

    Drawing upon more than a decade of Agile transformation experiences in multiple organisations across nine countries, Dipesh will share real-life case studies and insights in this highly interactive session to provide clear guidelines, organised around seven key areas that will be useful for leaders and organisations wanting to unleash the full potential of their Agile teams. Be inspired by knowing what serves to catalyse and nourish a modern workforce culture – and what does the opposite.

  • Dave Farley
    Dave Farley
    Co-Author
    "Continuous Delivery"
    schedule 1 week ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The Deployment Pipeline is a central concept in Continuous Delivery. It represents an effective, controlled channel through which all changes destined for production pass.

    A defining objective in CD is to work so that our software is always in a "releasable state." By applying high levels of automation to our development process, in the form of a Deployment Pipeline, we pass all changes to our production systems through this channel and evaluate them prior to release. This means that the pipeline quickly becomes a strategic resource.

    As our use of this important tool grows, the performance of the pipeline, in terms of the rapidity with which it can give valuable feedback on the quality of your work, becomes a central concern.

  • Yves Hanoulle
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    Yves Hanoulle - Stop focussing on agile mindset, start working on habits

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In the agile community, a lot of people focus on mindset. 
    I agree the right mindset and attitude is important. 
    Yet when I think about how I learned about agile, I did not learn it from listen to people talking about mindset.
    I learned it from doing. 

    In this talk I will teach you different techniques that can help you build an agile muscle 

  • Woody Zuill
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    Woody Zuill - Beyond Estimates and NoEstimates: Let's explore the possibilities

    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    The default use of an "estimate-driven" approach is pervasive in software development efforts. While estimates can be useful for some things, it is worthwhile to scrutinize our use of estimates, and to seek better ways to manage the development of software when estimates are not appropriate. [NOTE: For this session, I am referring to the use of estimates of cost, time, or effort for software projects, features, or tasks.] 

    There are a number of things to explore. For example, do we really need estimates for everything we currently use them for? Are we getting a reasonable benefit from them? Is it possible to manage software development without them? 

  • Woody Zuill
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    Woody Zuill - Advanced Software Teaming [Mob Programming]

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Software Teaming (Mob Programming) is a cost-effective, collaborative and fun way to get work done together. It's a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the "customer" (partner, Product Owner, User, etc.) is all done as a team.

    In this session we'll cover some of the important ideas that I used as guidelines in  conceptualizing creating software as team.  The 4 main points I'll touch on are:

    1 - Make it Easy for everyone to excel

    2 - Turn Up The Good on the things that are going well

    3 - The Failure to Communicate (and a little on how to deal with this)

    4 - Leading from Within - the need for each of us to lead and follow dynamically

    With these things in mind, we were exploring ways to improve our ability to collaborate, and landed on the idea of Mob Programming / Software Teaming. However, these ideas have been meaningful to me in finding ways to improve our work environment.

  • Woody Zuill
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    Woody Zuill - Software Teaming [Mob Programming] mini-workshop

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    SoftwareTeaming [Mob Programming] is a cost-effective, collaborative, and fun way to get work done together. It's a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the "customer" (partner, Product Owner, User, etc.) is all done as a team. In this session we will bring up 4 or 5 volunteers and we will do a simple coding exercise to demonstrate the basics of teamwork while writing code.  

  • Talia McCune
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    Talia McCune - Sketchnote your way to success: sketchnoting techniques to take learning and communication to a new level 

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Do you think in pictures? If so, you are part of 65% of people who are visual learners. In Agile, we have a lot of complex concepts that we need to understand and explain to others. Sketchnoting or visual summaries can help you learn more effectively, retain information and connect ideas. It can also be used to share with your teams to communicate in a fun and engaging way. 

    Here’s the good news: everyone can draw! It’s not about art, it’s about capturing and communicating ideas. Sketchnoting uses words and visuals to summarise information in a unique and memorable way. 

    Sketchnoting as a skill can help you in your personal journey of learning, as well as sharing with your teams. 

    Join this workshop to become a sketchnoter, you’ll never look back!

  • Jutta Eckstein
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    Jutta Eckstein - Next Gen Transformational Leadership Skills

    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Many agile transformations fail because leadership lacked Next Gen skills. What can you do to make your agile transformation successful? The very first step is to understand that an agile transformation is actually a journey and not a transformation in the sense of turning a knob.

    With that understanding comes the awareness that this journey can only be fruitful if taken holistically. For example, the agile strategy has to be implemented company-wide. Thus, setting your agile strategy up for success requires implementation on all levels - from top management to every team – and in all areas – e.g., performance appraisals, budgeting, or personal development.

    The VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) times we’re living in request situational leadership. Thus, it is essential to be aware of the situation and context and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all leadership style.

    Next Gen leaders smoothly switch between servant leadership, support, coaching, and also directing and delegating.In this workshop, we will explore the essential skills of Next Gen transformational leaders. These skills ensure to get full buy-in from your team and/or your peers, understand how to increase the awareness of a situation and how to lead with a holistic understanding.

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