• Liked Rishi Srivastav
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    Becoming Agile : Get back to first principles first

    Rishi Srivastav
    Rishi Srivastav
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Talks about partial successes with Agile implementations. We have become iterative for sure and there is a definite sense of cadence. But concept to cash lead times are still quite high. A sense of dogma has crept in the rituals, they happen, but there is little soul.Team members are still quite stressed out; We have avoided the famous waterfall death march for sure but it is still a very tiring and painful long march.  Organisations doesn't feel that they have reaped all the benefits which were promised. There is just a handful of companies who seem to be living the values and are  really nimble in the market place. What went wrong?

    Our focus on people, value, flow and quality instead of process,tools, cost, schedule and scope, got the attention but did not get internalised by all. So while we are adopting “Agile” methods we have not become “agile” yet.

    There is a need to get back to first principles. There is a need to explain knowledge workers on the ground “Why” the principles work. Leaders need to do more than just support the change, they need to know, behave and do the right things. Lastly people do need to learn and love their craft. Yes, it is about money but is it also about autonomy, mastery and purpose.

    The session takes through key concepts around people, business value, product development flow and quality via fast feedback, and invokes people to understand and let their team understand the basic principles  first to lay a strong foundation, before building an Agile enterprise on top of it. It is only then the “real transformation” happens and the products get in front of the end users faster.

  • Liked Om Prakash Bang
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    Agile Business Analyst and Product Backlog Management

    Om Prakash Bang
    Om Prakash Bang
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile Product development with Scrum is based on completing a set of User Stories within a time-box called a sprint. Stories describing user functionality. Conversatin with customer is the means of elaborating requirement. looks simple, right?

    Only User Stories are enough for product development? If not, what all other documents are necessary and how these are progressively elaborated? 

    What's required before agile team start sprinting? What are the challenges while transitioning from waterfall to agile related to product requirement?

    What's the role of Business Analyst in agile? BA moving into an agile team, moving to Product Owner? Can Business Analyst and Product Owner co-exist?

     

  • Ebin John Poovathany
    Ebin John Poovathany
    schedule 2 years ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This is a workshop to introduce the concept of Value and cost based prioritization. The speaker will facilitate a short game for participants to learn how to prioritize the backlong using value and cost. 

  • Liked Rahul Dewan
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    My Agile Transformation Journey -- How We Transformed Our Company Using Agile Principles

    Rahul Dewan
    Rahul Dewan
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Advanced

    This talk is about using Agile principles -- specifically focussed on 'agile contracting' and how this is key to financial health and ongoing project delivery success of small-mid sized IT firms in India.

     

  • Liked Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
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    It's not an Agile Story

    Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    schedule 1 year ago
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    60 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Having worked with multiple Agile teams, I realize that most problems the teams have to deal with are often related to issues that are beyond the scope of any Agile framework. These issues are often related to people and the surrounding eco-system. The success of any Agile implementation is largely dependent on this H(uman)-factor which is intrinsic to any team/organization. This H-factor has always been a pandora's box, that we would like to avoid owing to  the amount of complexity and the uncertainty involved.

    Here is my humble effort to try and identify few common traits that I have observed with people across Agile teams and organizations. The idea here is not to stereotype people, but to present an approach/strategy to accommodate different kinds of people in an Agile eco-system.

    The objective of the session is to have some scientific vigour to our people processes and be aware of our current status quo.

     

  • Liked Harikrishan Verma
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    Thinking beyond - Getting out of silos

    Harikrishan Verma
    Harikrishan Verma
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    We are engineers and we know how to write code.

    We are QA engineers and we know how to test an application or product.

    There are so many roles and so many perspective about the product / application team is building. Everybody is right in their perspective. Then the question is....are we/they missing something?

    This session is going to explore the perspective beyond the perspective of an individual in team. We will try to move from individual perspective to a common perspective which is so much critical for each individual. We will talk about the user perspective and how it is important to get the 'out of box' picuture over a 'in side box' picture.

  • Liked Mohit Jain
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    The Lean Pizza Shop

    Mohit Jain
    Mohit Jain
    schedule 2 years ago
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    180 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Kanban Pizza Game (www.agile42.com) which has been customized to include different workflows, and computation of Lead time and Cycle Time.

  • Liked Harpreet Singh
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    Agile Product Development : Entrepreneurial Way

    Harpreet Singh
    Harpreet Singh
    schedule 1 year ago
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    30 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Entrepreneurship in product development is all about raising agile concepts to entrepreneurial level in a way that would clinch success by innovation, autonomy, proactiveness, risk-taking and other characteristics associated with entrepreneurship. 

    The present paper describes briefly how to make a Agile product development approach as entrepreneurial. An entrepreneur has high level of personal ownership and this is due to the fact that an entrepreneur understands that failure is not an option, so this approach of personal ownership sets performance standard high. Similarly entrepreneurial project manager understand that if the project fails then the organization fails. This paper also talks about three main aspects of entrepreneurial project management which are entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurial management and entrepreneurship strategy.

  • Liked Kshitij Agrawal
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    Implementing Agile in non-agile world

    Kshitij Agrawal
    Kshitij Agrawal
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The simplicity of agile frameworks makes many of us believe that agile is simple. However, it’s actually extremely hard to make it working in a non-agile environment. By non-agile environment, I mean organizations which are fundamentally driven by heavy controls and governance; systems which are legacy large, complex & tightly coupled; multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities and list goes on.  

     

    This paper is share my experiences of one such journey of implementing agile in such non-agile world. It was quite a bumpy ride but in the end, we got a recipe with perfect blend of scrum, XP and Kanban practices – something which was generating visible value and truly in line with agile principles.

  • Liked Vineet Patni
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    Lean - Agile: The Eternal Siblings

    Vineet Patni
    Vineet Patni
    schedule 2 years ago
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    30 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    What came first - Lean or Agile? It's a chicken-and-egg question for many. And then, there are beliefs that these two are separated twins.

    If you think that Lean software development and Agile are the same, think again!

    There are both difference and similarities in the Lean and Agile principles and practices.

    During this talk, we will discuss on how Agile and Lean are related or different. Or are they two different names of the same thing? how the principles of Lean and Agile can be leveraged in order to create complex software solutions at enterprise level.

  • Liked Sekhar Burra
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    The secret sauce of Self-Organization

    Sekhar Burra
    Sekhar Burra
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In this session, we discuss about the few facilitation techniques that a servant leader need to have to promote self-organization.

    We also focus on Evolution of an Agile team, the traits of an agile leader and various of pit falls that do not lead to self organization.

    How do you really make a team being controlled by a manager to become self- coordinating team?

    We also look at key behaviours that helps changes stick.

     

  • Liked Gaurav Rastogi
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    'WHY' is Important than 'HOW'

    Gaurav Rastogi
    Gaurav Rastogi
    schedule 1 year ago
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    20 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    I often believe that Organizations who are looking to transform & Adopt Agile primarily do not give enough thought as to WHY they need to transform into AGILE and then start looking into HOW to achieve the goal.

    So i would like to take this subject and talk about how to help Organizations to first realize how to figure out 'WHY'.

  • Liked Nitin Dhall
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    Business Agility: What does it mean for IT

    Nitin Dhall
    Nitin Dhall
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced
    Business Agility is much talked about concept in the business circles. At the beginning of it, the concept was championed by a number of startups, enabled by their IT teams, that were able to leverage technology to launch products at a much faster rate. Also, with the changing business environment, business agility has become a necessity and a most of the traditional businesses are trying to embrace it. As a result, the existing IT teams are under tremendous pressure to do something drastically different.
     
    In this talk, Nitin will share his experience of working with a number of established businesses and helping the IT team to enable Business Agility.
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