• Liked Avinash Rao
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    From Nominal to Effective Agile: A 3 step process

    Avinash Rao
    Avinash Rao
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Did you hear about the VP who wanted Agility but got Scrum instead?

    Developing Agility is a transformational process, which requires a gradual and deep change on multiple fronts. However, the IT industry has (for good sales and contracting reasons) presented to clients an Agile ability that is ‘on tap’ – this fundamentally means that the Agile delivered must depend on a shallow rather than a deep change.

    This session will talk about the role of crucibles and shared experiences as the key enabler to any transformation, and show how they apply in Agile transformations.  We use the example of a major US communications client to illustrate. The client adopted a quick-and-dirty approach to kick starting Agile, but progress stalled 6 months later with no lasting improvements. We present the point of view of the Agile Coach and change agent, and the 3 step process used:

    1. Surfacing current beliefs
    2. Finalizing Team Agreements
    3. Realigning words and actions

    The multi-month effort presented will show the changes from a culture of Nominal Agile to an Effective Agile culture. 

  • Ramesh Lakkaraju
    Ramesh Lakkaraju
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Active Product Management is about focussing more on the active backlog items, i.e items planned for the shorter increment (Potentially Shippable Increments), rather than focussing on the complete backlog set planned for the whole release.

    Many Organizations over the past few years have embraced agile and have experienced good results. Even after this transition to agile and following for several years, Organizations still face difficulty to release the software to the customers as per the commitments.

    Would like to discuss the general problems with the traditional way of doing release planning and how "Active Product Management" can reduce the risks in delivering the commitments.

  • Liked Rakesh Missra
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    Cultural roadblocks in Agile Adoption

    Rakesh Missra
    Rakesh Missra
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Though tech community has by now embraced the Agile methodology, the majority/decision-making stakeholders (who are mostly outside tech boundaries) are yet to accept the Agile philosophy.

    Few of the reasons in this context are:      

    CXOs still believe that agile is just a bunch of practices rather than values and principles, and hence, fail to question and change processes.

    Leadership thought process is more of tactical than strategic nature.

    Leadership layer has yet not adopted a value based approach vis-a-vis their overall business philosophy.

    Failing to take larger part of organization in confidence vis-a-vis Agile manifestation.

    Tendency to go for maximizing/optimizing productivity while staking out other, long-term risks/concerns.

    So on and so forth... 

     

    Hence, while an organization may already be executing Agile projects, the long term benefits won't actualize unless a sustained effort is undertaken to remove the cultural roadblocks that are inhibiting Agile adoption process. 

    This session will discuss such roadblocks at large, and then, move on to discuss realistic measures that need to be taken to remove/dilute these inhibitors.

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