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  • Liked Nitin Mittal
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    Nitin Mittal - A mindset Transformation journey - How are we changing behavior on the ground

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Mindset and Culture change is at the core of agile and DevOps adoption. While we all know it’s importance, there is no single approach or process to make this change happen.

    We have embarked on a mindset transformation Journey at our workplace.

    In my session I will cover pragmatic approach of bringing in mindset and culture change. An approach which we are adopting in our workplace and seeing the change resulting in multifold benefits. You will learn Echo system of Mindset, Culture and Behaviors and leave the session with multiple ideas and an insights on how to make cultural and mindset shift in your organization.

  • Liked Ramkumar Arumugam
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    Ramkumar Arumugam - Coaching Millennials - Skills needed for Agile Coach

    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Sr. Manager - IT
    Cognizant
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z who were born in early 1980s. Millennials are currently 25% of APAC workforcea and not only that, Millennials now have the most spending power of any generation, which means that creating a work environment that they can thrive in matters more than ever.

    Let's see some of the interesting charcateristics of millennial,

    • Collaborative:
      • They send a median of 50 texts a day.
    • Socially connected:
      • They have the highest average number of Facebook friends, with an average of 250 friends vs. Generations X's 200.
    • Multi-taskers:
      • In the age of information overload, millennials are able to consume and assimilate more information than ever.
    • Tech Savvy:
      • With an internet enabled smartphone, they spend roughly around 4 hours per day consuming the online content through app or browsers.

    and much more. As more and more millennials enter the workforce and redefine the workplace productivity, how can organization and agile coaches prepare themselves to nurture and coach the millennials to realize organization/project goals and deliver value to business?

    I will also talk about the challenges while dealing the millennials (as compared to Gen X workers who were managed from top-down), coaching models, skills that can help agile coaches to maximize the potential of the millennials, exploiting the characteristics of the millennials to improve productivity and do's and don't while coaching millennials.

    I've presented this in one of the PlayScrum Meetups Chennai as well and have received awesome repsonse from the participants.

  • Liked Ranjith Tharayil
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    Ranjith Tharayil / Jeffson Dsouza / Mahesh Varadharajan - Dojo Delivery Agility : The Art of Crafting High Performing Teams

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Micro Abstract: A single demo is worth a 100 meetings

    Abstract:
    Dojo Delivery Agility is an abstract (non prescriptive ) Agile product development framework built to augment the Dojo way of working across teams. Built on the concept of hyper sprints, Dojo Delivery Agility enables teams to build “E-shaped” skills to unlock the next level of productivity and predictability. Dojo Delivery Agility as a process framework is crafted on the fundamentals of SCRUM, XP, and Agile Dojo.

    Agile Dojo is well known coaching strategy but this talk is about our experiences with respect to our experiments with Dojo as a product development framework across different domains. Our experiences include mostly learning from failures and successes and hence the session would be driven by case studies. We will also be discussing our studies on teams that adopted Dojo as a way of working which showcased substantial improvement in predictability, productivity, and technical agility. We will also touch upon how Dojo acted as a constructive constrain to triggers change for good. Last but not the least we will also discuss our SENSI program which helped us scale our Dojo Delivery Agility capability of practitioners

  • Liked Neha Mehta
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    Neha Mehta - Integrating SCRUM Values and Delivery culture

    Neha Mehta
    Neha Mehta
    Delivery Manager
    N.A.
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Most people struggle with real-life scenarios that seem to make Agile look un-realistic and blame other people or processes for the failures.

    I'll go through some of these most common scenarios - talking about what we do wrong and how we can overcome such challenges using SCRUM values.

    To help my case - I will be taking 3 case studies that cover some frequently encountered scenarios and take a deep dive on how we can better respond to such situations and events.

  • Liked anju rose
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    anju rose - Test Driving your Infrastructure

    anju rose
    anju rose
    Founder
    QuadraLogics
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Infra as code has already been a well-established practice in the DevOps community. In this session, we would be exploring how test drives your infrastructure as code. Test first and Test-Driven strategies help in developing modern web infrastructure giving us early feedback. This session would include practical examples that will enable the participants to gain in-depth knowledge of this technique.

  • Liked Vamsi Krishna Kakkireni
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    Vamsi Krishna Kakkireni / Bhanu Golconda - How Scrum Master can help the team in quitting 'SMOKING'

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    We all know ‘Smoking is injurious to health’ but in this session we are going to discuss about ‘How SMOKING is injurious to teams’ health’ and how Scrum Master can help the team in quitting 'SMOKING'.

    • Are you satisfied with mediocre or above par performance? No?
    • Do you need the best out of everyone? Yes?
    • Have you ever realized about the bad practices that crept in. Yes or No?

    We have brainstormed with more than 30 Scrum teams and collated the SMOKING patterns. So, in this session we are going to discuss in detail about tried and tested recommendations to trash those SMOKING patterns with which we can increase efficiency and also break the monotony in Scrum events.

  • Liked hariharganesh
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    hariharganesh - Culture & You

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Organization's culture is the sum of belief and behaviors of all employees. It is built on values and drives Organizational effectiveness through Competitive advantage. The visible part of cultural iceberg drives us to think what we see and believe in our Organization constitutes the culture. There is also big portion of cultural iceberg that is not visible to the employees that drives the hard reality.

    Culture is a soft concept and like strategy it cannot be copied. Is there a way to measure culture? If not, then how do we say whether particular culture is good or bad? As an individual how often do we change our behavior to adapt to a new situation? If changing one’s behavior is tough, then how difficult is to change behavior of big Organization?

    Come join me to visualize and understand a world of culture delivered to you in a capsule. You would not only multiply your knowledge but will go home with resonating thoughts that would drive you to do more of cultural transformation at work place!!

  • Liked Ranjith Tharayil
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    Ranjith Tharayil / Mahesh Varadharajan - SHE QC ideation, a story grooming technique

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    SHE QC is an effective technique to structure your never-ending grooming meetings. The SHE QC style of grooming is an effective style for complex stories especially when we need different viewpoints to be considered. One can use the technique to structure their 3 Amigo discussion to elaborate and define scenarios. It is a highly structured & time-boxed grooming technique used by advanced engineering teams to learn, define what needs to develop and remove any second-degree ignorance - “I don’t know I don’t know something”. The technique enables teams to groom stories in a more continuous manner and ideal for teams operating in a hyper sprint mode.

  • Liked Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
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    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula - Product Backlog Refinement - The UnSung "Hero"

    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
    Satya Jyoti Yellapantula
    Scrum Master
    Pegasystems
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    When we speak of Scrum framework, the 3-3-5 structure is imbibed in our memories. The 3 roles, 3 Artifacts and 5 events are known to all. When we talk of processes, learnings, improvements, most of the teams confine themselves within the limits of 3-3-5. How many of us realize Product Backlog Refinement lays the foundation of the Release/Sprint planning. Do teams really give the right importance to PBR, or do they feel it distracts them from the their current sprint work? How can PBR be more effective and help teams plan better, be more predictable, help in being more productive, and encourage the teams to take calculated risks when needed - these are few of the things we would discuss during the session.

    We conducted with more than 40+ Scrum Masters across the globe in one of the organizations I was associated with, to collect the challenges w.r.t PBR. During this session, we will discuss those practical challenges, and tried and tested recommendations.

  • Liked Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
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    Ashutosh Bhatawadekar - Changing Narrative - From Measuring IT Output To Business Outcomes

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    As coaches, our focus on any Agile transformation is limited to measuring IT Output (e.g. Velocity, Defects, Lead Time, Cycle Time etc.)

    However the real value from Agility an organization can reap benefits are whether Agile has really harvested Business Outcomes or not. In my talk, I will talk about how to move from a focus on IT Output to Business Outcomes

    In my talk, I will talk about how to move focus from IT Output to Business Outcomes.

    Few important areas, I cover include :

    • What is a Business Outcome?
    • How Business Outcome contributes to Value Realization?
    • Who formulates Business Outcomes?
    • How an Agile Coach facilitate the achievement of Business Outcome
    • Traceability between IT Output- Business Outcome - Value Realization
    • Business Outcomes with examples (NPS, Release frequency etc.)
  • Liked Neha Mehta
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    Neha Mehta - Project Management in Agile Delivery : The Shift

    Neha Mehta
    Neha Mehta
    Delivery Manager
    N.A.
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Once you are introduced to an Agile Framework, it is a common practice to refer to Waterfall methods as the outdated and senile grandfather, but at the same time blaming the parent organization for lacking the right "Agile mindset" or that SCRUM isn't enough for real-life scenarios.

    Here we ignore the common mistakes that made the traditional Project Management fail and how we are simply re-packaging it more often than actually going through the shift of imbibing the mindset transition required.

    We still have resource planning, utilization monitoring and people management to be done. But with no Project Managers - how do we respond to this data. Most people continue older methods assuming Agile doesn't address these situations. I would like to talk about how we can be more "Agile" with our "management"

  • Liked Seema Sonkiya
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    Seema Sonkiya - PRODUCT ROADMAPS - Set Direction for Success

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    Seema Sonkiya
    Product Owner
    iZenBridge Consultancy Private Limited

    Most of the time creating a roadmap is painful work for product owners. Our stakeholders want clarity on what features product will deliver and at what dates? There is less focus on what is customer need and what is a vision of the product?
    This workshop will engage each participant and they will work together to understand how to focus on outcomes rather output in developing a product roadmap and how to set a clear direction.

  • Liked Sai Tejeswee Parvatam
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    Sai Tejeswee Parvatam - Lateral Thinking

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Lateral Thinking is a method of solving problems using an indirect and creative approach. Edward de Bono has introduced many similar tools. We shall be discussing Critical thinking, Parallel Thinking and Six Thinking Hats.

    Six Thinking Hats helps Agile Teams in analyzing their performance and the areas they can work upon to improve. It is an useful technique which can be used in Sprint Retrospective. We shall be discussing the features of all the six hats and the roles of the Scrum Team in the Sprint Retrospective using the Six hats approach using some practical scenarios.

  • Liked Pushkar Pushp
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    Pushkar Pushp - Create &/ Nurture

    Pushkar Pushp
    Pushkar Pushp
    Sr. Manager
    Aurigo
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    1. All about creating & nurturing agility, agile mindset and agile teams in a small complex & demanding environment
    2. Factors affecting agility and agile teams where in the demands are ever-changing and mostly lack prioritisation
    3. Success & Failure Patterns of Agility in such an environment / Industry Trends / Pitfalls
    4. Traits of a leader & coach to nurture agility within small complex & demanding environment
    5. Deep dive into continuous improvement/agile practices and how to create & nurture agility in small complex & demanding environment - models
    6. Ways of creating & nurturing high performing self-organised agile team
    7. Rewarding & Recognising high performing teams / teams members in su small complex & demanding environment
  • Liked Ramakrishnan Sitaraman
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    Ramakrishnan Sitaraman - Scaling Agile - Why Tech is the neglected Fulcrum ?

    Ramakrishnan Sitaraman
    Ramakrishnan Sitaraman
    PM
    Thoughtworks
    schedule 2 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Scaling Agile is usually associated with frameworks ( SaFE, LESS, Scaled Agile, OKRs) , training at mass scale , dividing organisations into two pizza teams forming some kind of structure , agile coaches, governance etc .

    While these are good things , it is the tech practices, architecture that helps to give a friction less experience on the ground. Usually tech practices are seen in isolation ( as engineering excellence) , but its is the tech estate of the application/systems that makes the Agility possible .

    With examples , principles this talk covers how tech estate is the most crucial thing in the whole scaled agile implementation

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