Agile For All- Transformation Journey of a Telco

The talk, ‘Agile for All – Transformation Journey of a Telco', shall cover the Agile Transformation journey in a Telecommunication Operator with 500+ employees. It shall explain why transformation was important in achieving the best ROI, identifying the 'Fit for Purpose', and achieving Happy Customers and Happy Employees. The talk focuses on the real time experiences, stating what challenges were faced during the transformation, how they were mitigated, how the transformation was structured and what worked and what not.

The talk is designed with real time experiences in the telecom industry, and co- relates the practices into an Agile framework.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Presentation

The talk shall cover the following areas

  • The state of Agile in Nepal
  • Why go for an Agile Transformation in a telco
  • A holistic approach for change
  • How the Agile transformation was structured, with the key business objectives
  • Main challenges faced during the transformation and how they were mitigated
  • The success stories
  • A failure project with waterfall model and how agile helped in the success of the project

Learning Outcome

  1. Agile gives a better visibility on your portfolio. Failures could still be there, but with Agile practices you get a better vision of the best practices.
  2. Exemplary leadership is equally important, together with strong company values, and process and tools for a Holistic Agile Transformation.
  3. There will be challenges with Cultural Change, User Engagement, Performance and ROI while implementing Agile. However, embracing these challenges with the ‘best fit’ shall lead to successful Agile Transformation.
  4. You could use different flavors of Agile (Scrum/ Kanban or Scrumban) in your organization, as an effective framework.
  5. There is a lesson learnt with every failure in a project. However, clear communication and better planning of scope is always important.

Target Audience

Agile Project Managers, Agile Scouts, Agilist, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites

schedule Submitted 5 months ago

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  • Peter Stevens
    By Peter Stevens  ~  4 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Case studies are good, especially when they talk about what didn't work and what the challenges are
    • The topics covered and learning outcomes look interesting

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Completing your profile (e.g. picture) and submission. The section "Links" does not have any links, just the names of other conferences. Did you speak at them?
    • The lead sentence in the description is rather spamy and leads me to suspect that it will be a promotional talk for the speaker's company. Can you make it more to the point and less promotional?
    • The section outline and structure are vague. It's not really an outline. Do you have your slides available or a video of another talk? How do we know you can hold an audience's attention 
    • I am concerned that you are addressing too many point and that key messages will not get through.

    A case study is a story. Perhaps you can emphasize the story more in the initial description and less the bullet points you will talk about.

     

    • Abhigya Pokharel
      By Abhigya Pokharel  ~  4 months ago
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      Thank you for going through the details and providing your valuable input. Suggestions have been noted and been incorporated. 

      • Peter Stevens
        By Peter Stevens  ~  4 months ago
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        Thank you for addressing these issues! Good luck!

  • Saket Bansal
    By Saket Bansal  ~  4 months ago
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    Hi,

    I was working with the review group and one of the feedback I got was " The talk proposal has not been updated after feedback". You said you have incorporated the feedback, it will be helpful if you can highlight the same to the reviewers. We need this to take your proposal to the next stage. Please do it soon.

    Regards,
    Saket

     

    • Abhigya Pokharel
      By Abhigya Pokharel  ~  4 months ago
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      Dear All, 

      The talk proposal has been updated with your kind feedback.

  • Sanjay Kumar
    By Sanjay Kumar  ~  4 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • real life learning lessons

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Focus on the specific context and it challenges
    • Focus on what really helped, and what we can learn - both success and failure incidents
    • Avoid focus on general Agile introduction and its benefits
    • Abhigya Pokharel
      By Abhigya Pokharel  ~  4 months ago
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      Thank you for going through the details and providing your valuable input. Suggestions have been noted and been incorporated. 

  • Saket Bansal
    By Saket Bansal  ~  5 months ago
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    Thank you for adding your talk proposal, I am sure people want to know the case study like this.

    I am not getting an idea of the structure of your talk, so sharing that details will help reviewer while looking at the talk. 

    Also sharing the size and duration of transformation may be a good idea.

    • Abhigya Pokharel
      By Abhigya Pokharel  ~  4 months ago
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      The talk, ‘Agile for All – Transformation Journey of a Telco’, shall cover the Agile Transformation journey of a leading Telecom Operator in Nepal with 500+ employees, and a mobile subscriber penetration of 45%.

      The talk shall cover the following areas

      • The state of Agile in Nepal
      • Why go for an Agile Transformation in a telco
      • What principles and key elements were adopted for a holistic approach for change
      • How the Agile Transformation is structured with the key business objectives
      • Visualization with Agile at a team and leadership level
      • Typical Agile delivery in the telco
      • Main challenges faced during the transformation
      • The success stories
      • A failure project with waterfall model and how agile helped in the success of the project
      • A typical agile organization

      The talk is designed with real time experiences in the telecom industry, and co- relates the practices into an Agile framework.


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