• Liked Tathagat Varma
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    Tathagat Varma - The impact of "Triple A: AI, Analytics and Automation" on the Future of Work

    Tathagat Varma
    Tathagat Varma
    Founder
    Thought Leadership
    schedule 4 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

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  • Liked Ademar Albertin
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    Ademar Albertin - How Agile has changed the global certification scenario? A snapshot from yesterday, today and getting ready for the future

    Ademar Albertin
    Ademar Albertin
    Program Manager
    EXIN
    schedule 1 day ago
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    30 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    How Agile has changed the global certification scenario? A snapshot from yesterday, today and getting ready for the future

  • Liked Lizzy Morris, CST
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    Lizzy Morris, CST - Collaboration the secret power to shift through change

    Lizzy Morris, CST
    Lizzy Morris, CST
    Agile Transformation Coach
    schedule 5 days ago
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    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    The ongoing challenge that we are all faced with in
    every genre of life is change. The most common and
    most feared is aging because we have seen how over
    time it appears that it is a subject that we have no control
    over. Thus the marketplace makes billions of preying on
    this fear. It is merely an element of change.
    In our world the corporate working world mastering
    change, predicting change preparing change initiating
    change well it's what we are all about. Great Agility it
    ultimately minimizes the cost of change well it should
    shouldn't it? Then why is it really feared?
    Could the reason be that we are still looking at it as mere
    individuals how is it going to affect me.? Is this systemic
    posture the real issue. May I suggest that our focus be
    collaboration.
    History has shown that collaboration truly is the power
    that makes change happen in a way that brings collective
    value. Now we may not appreciate the value directive
    that different groups throughout history have had
    however the effects of their messaging and adaptation of
    their desired change within those groups have been
    undeniable.

  • Liked Chaitanya Inamdar
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    Chaitanya Inamdar - Role of Agile in Institutionalization of User Experience and Design Thinking

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    Working in a Offshore R&D Captive always is challenging considering the "Factory" mindset of development team. Lack of domain knowledge and the user often elevate problems as the acceptability of the solutions provided is hampered and this causes a lot of rework.

    I and my colleagues (initially just 2 of us) tried to explore this problem and bring in a more "Product" centric mindset by helping projects in User Experience and Design thinking aspects. Business, Technology and Design being the key constituents of a successful enterprise, we decided to strengthen the Design aspects as we were doing fine in the other two.

    We explored this area using online webinars, professional training and certifications and a lot of hands on activities which helped us apply these techniques to transform the way in which we now approach our development.Integration with Agile principles have brought in various Operational benefits for us. Although this is just a start to a long journey of Ux , We (now a group of 8 colleagues) are proud to say that we are in the right direction to institutionalize Ux not only in our business unit but also trying to collaborate with other groups within the company.

    "Institutionalization of Ux within the organization is a phrase coming from Eric Schaffer (Human Factors International) who also has a book with this this name, is the transformation of an organization by bringing in the user centric aspects in the product development process.

  • vinaya muralidharan
    vinaya muralidharan
    Agile Coach
    Self-employed
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Product Owners and others responsible for creating and maintaining the Product Backlog often focus on functional items.

    With good engagement in the Backlog Management process from the Development Team and Architects, technical and architectural items also find their way into the Product Backlog.

    But what about the human-centric items related to accessibility, inclusivity, internationalization and sustainability?

    Through the talk and with the help of several supporting examples and a short exercise, I would like to highlight the importance of addressing these aspects in the Product Backlog. The examples will include examples of good and bad backlog items and design decisions.

    I will also share some tips on how Product Owners and supporting roles can work these aspects into the Backlog Management process. These will include some ideas from Design Thinking but will not be limited to that.

  • Liked Vandana Singh
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    Vandana Singh - SAFe Implementation for Teams distributed across non-overlapping timezones

    Vandana Singh
    Vandana Singh
    schedule 1 day ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Present a case study where SAFe was implemented successfully across teams that are spread in different timezones. Since the timezones are not overlapping, it was a challenge to schedule synch-up meetings

  • Liked Mandar Kulkarni
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    Mandar Kulkarni - My lessons learned from SAFe Implementation

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Based on my hands-on experience of implementing SAFe framework in one of the Fortune 500 companies for a group of 400+ members, I would like to share my experiences, thoughts and tips about the recommended practices of SAFe implementation.

  • Liked Rahul Shah
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    Rahul Shah - Insight into Great Leaders' G.R.E.A.T. orientation

    Rahul Shah
    Rahul Shah
    Agile Coach
    HSBC
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Coach performs various roles during his/her assignment. At times, he will be a trainer and at times he will wear hat of consultant, mentor, facilitator, and coach (of course). These roles portrait him/her as a leader, as Leader is not designation given but earned. In this talk, I would like to present various leadership orientation for an Agile Leader. I will talk about five different attributes of leadership orientation G.R.E.A.T. This session will throw lights on different orientation required for a successful leader (read person) and share my experience.

  • Liked srinivas c
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    srinivas c / Dan R Greening / Payal Dev - ScrumMaster Master Class

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    ScrumMaster who take their role seriously are beset with difficulties. As a process Owner and problem solver, the issues are many and systemic fixes needed. So what can/should they do? As with many other competencies, problem solving needs practice. Here we confront a fictitious case-study (based on two real projects) with help from India's first Scrum coach. As he takes you through the thicket of a complex situation (aren't all real situations complex, and not just "complicated"?) you will get a series of in-depth example SM situations. Further a moderated discussion on how to handle them. Some will be your own. This will be different from a Certified Advanced ScrumMaster class, this doesn't have much coaching content, but a strong problem solving slant.

    NOTE: Case study here is of a "cummulative" type, which allows drawing wider lessons based on familiar common experience. The situation is meant to illustrate common (and one or two not so common) problems and their treatment.

  • Liked Nilesh Kulkarni
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    Nilesh Kulkarni - How to get more out of your agile transformation journey.

    120 Mins
    Hands on Session
    Intermediate

    Many organizations are introducing agile transformation programs or maturing their existing programs. However overall business outcome of the transformation journey is not substantially high. While there could be many reasons for this, one of the major reason is focus on transformation of one small unit in entire organization - called product development. This session will help the attendees to understand what is business agility and how to rethink your enterprise agile transformation strategy for greater business outcomes.

  • Liked Sanika Bhide
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    Sanika Bhide - Rapid prototyping, iterative development and continuous improvement : Case study in Genomics and Personalised Medicine research

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    "Religion is omnipresent. It cannot be dispelled. If you try to dispel a religion, you will 'be' the religion." True enough for Agile methodologies. Since the advent of Agile, software development teams have been reeling in the power of quicker deliveries and self-organized teams, blissfully unware that scientific research has been employing these principles for centuries, already knowing and acknowledging the significance of this omnipresent religion.

    Genomics is a highly sophisticated cutting-edge science for human health. Interestingly, it is at the intersection of Health and technology where speed, innovation, trial and error are core to the development of out of the box solutions.

    Through this session, I will touch upon interesting case studies in Genomics, where Agile principles have contributed to accelerate the pace of breakthroughs in Personalized medicine.

    I will elaborate on how “Scientific research” in Genomics embraces Rapid prototyping for assays, develops usable bits of code (bioinformatics scripts) iteratively and strives to continuously experiment to arrive at MVP for complex human diseases.

  • Liked Vishal Prasad
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    Vishal Prasad - The Grand White Elephant One Day Project Kick-off

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    One of the most widely used Scrum anti-patterns is the infamous Sprint Zero. This iteration is used by many teams across the globe as a period for homework activities before kicking off a project. Activities may typically include backlog refinement with the product owner, setting up development environments, reading deployment pipelines, applying logging frameworks, etc.

    It has been mentioned multiple times by the innovators of the Scrum Guide that it shouldn't take more than a day to begin a project, alas as the Scrum Guide mentions, Scrum is simple to understand, difficult to master; and the difficulty increases exponentially as we scale. So here's a workshop to master a one-day project kick-off using an extension of the white elephant exercise which I like to call - the Grand White Elephant for scaled teams.

  • Liked Sharmila Patwardhan
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    Sharmila Patwardhan - Entrepreneur mindset for Agile teams

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    While most of the agile teams struggle to have "ownership" from their team members, how can we establish Entrepreneur mindset and how will it really benefit the teams is the real question.

    This session is to explain what Entrepreneur mindset is and how it can help Agile teams

  • 45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Every organisation hopes / expects / demands high performance from their employees and teams. It's not very long ago when most effective organisations in the world had a ritual called yearly goal - setting. Many organisations still continue with this where the HR cascades a set of goals set by the organisation's leaders for their employees. This is usually followed by a quarterly to yearly review cycle which with most organisations are linked with incentives. In general terms, there ain't any flaw with this system; goal setting is an efficient way to continuously improve oneself. However, the execution of this process may be flawed and may lead to unoptimized results.

    With the advent of business agility, this focus shifted towards continuously learning & improving organisations. This meant that faster feedback was highly recommended for performance improvement and the idea of year-long goal setting seemed a talk of the yesteryears. Many organisations embraced this change by completely abolishing the yearly goal setting practice and instead relying on mentor relationships for an individual's performance improvement. This did improve relationships at the same time hindered transparency since the organisation goals were no longer directly accessed by every employee.

    When seen from the perspective of game theory, it's evident that optimum results are obtained when employees achieve goals which are highly beneficial to them at the same time aligned with the organisation's goals. With the former approach explained above, it's pretty clear that the employees in the first case were aware of the organisation's goals, even if the goals were not aligned with their personal goals. Whereas in the latter case, the lack of transparency meant that the individual's goals were highly focused and may not be in-line with the organisation's objectives.

    This is where Performance Kaizen aligns these two systems with a flavour of Management 3.0 in order to create an optimum setup where high performing individuals, teams, and organisations can thrive. In this session, we present a case study of this implementation at Springer Nature along with our results and learnings; followed by a brief hands-on exercise for the attendees.

  • Liked Pooja Wandile
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    Pooja Wandile - Emotional Intelligence: The missing part of high performing teams

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Emotional intelligence (EQ/EI) by definition is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional growth.

    The world is highly competitive and lot of importance is attached to being highly intellect in order to succeed in professional and student life. But researchers have shown that our success at work or in life depends on Emotional Intelligence 80% and only 20% of intellect.

    Studies have shown that people with high EQ perform better at work place, they have strong leadership skills, and are better at mental health. These are the qualities every project manager, execs of organization, individuals aspire for. Intellectual Intelligence on its own is not sufficient to be successful at work or in life.

    EQ is often an ignored angle when focusing on building self organizing teams. It is unimaginable how amazing results can be acheived if people focus on EQ. In this session, we will look at why EQ matters in building high performing teams.

  • Liked Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
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    Ashutosh Bhatawadekar - Coaching Paradox - Should we apply Command and Control techniques to bring transformation?

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    One of the dilemmas faced by Agile coaches is how to transform Agile teams and business leaders, who traditionally have been following a “Command & Control” style, to a “Servant Leadership” style. This is an onerous task and there is a lot of excess baggage which has been accumulated over the years, which needs to be shed with the help of a coach.

    Many times coaches are frustrated by unsuccessful attempts to bring about this change and they tend to apply authoritarian coaching practices. This might bring in quick results however it defeats the very practices we as coaches preach.

    Shouldn’t a coach practice what is being preached or is it that radical changes come always with a command and force?

  • Liked Nitin Mittal
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    Nitin Mittal - Breaking the Silos hindering Enterprise Agility – How to do it?

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Can adopting Scrum and DevOps practices ensure your time to value is always optimized? One of the key aspect often overlooked is enterprise agility. What is enterprise agility and what is hindering your enterprise agility? What are different Silos and how do you identify & break the silos?

    Come and join this conversation on “Breaking the Silos hindering enterprise agility”. Learn different techniques and approach which will help you identify & break the silos and take you closer to enterprise agility. And above all, despite all these practical approaches, understand why it’s not that simple.

  • Liked Amit Ranjan
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    Amit Ranjan / Namah Pandey - The SPRINT:Design, Prototype and Test in 48 HRS

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    The topic covers "The SPRINT"process which is a Design Thinking framework to create a tested prototype in 5 days. The talk will also include a case study of a design created in 48 hours where team wanted to solve s social problem - how might we enable underprivileged teenagers make better education and career choices.

  • Liked Jayaprakash Prabhakar
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    Jayaprakash Prabhakar - Human side of Agile - key for a successful, sustained Agile Transformation

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Beginner

    Agile is always an Engineering initiative, driven by Engineering leaders of the organization predominantly to achieve the following goals.

    • Predictability
    • Quality
    • Productivity
    • Manage changes in requirements etc...

    The organization achieves the above goals by 'doing agile', however one of the missing (critical) aspects in the AT journey is human part of the transformation.

    The following questions are never answered.

    1. How is the hiring planned to support Agile Organization? (Mindset / Skillset issues)
    2. How is L&D equipped to build cross-functional skill and self-organized culture (vs. template based L&D drive)
    3. How are the roles defined to sustain AT? (Scrum Master, Manager, Senior folks in the team...)
    4. How is the appraisal system tuned to enable the agile organization? (Individual (hero) based / Team centric / Combination?, Frequency...)
    5. How do we tap the intrinsic motivation of employees to get better results?
    6. ...

    Without addressing these questions, organization would never reach the true, sustained agile transformation. Who is responsible for these? How do we get there?
    This paper will address all the queries related to HR agility.

  • Liked Ajay Kabra
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    Ajay Kabra - Going Beyond Scrum, Hidden Gems, Making the Unknown - Known

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Agile-Scrum has been around for about nearly 2 decades, but the understanding, adoption has been poor or really non-existent. One would see number of anti-agile patterns in the organization. Most projects and scrum masters do not adopt the agile-scrum in the right way, We are far away even from understanding the true meaning of manifesto, principles and values. An Agile Antipattern is something that at first blush seems harmless but which in practice often proves detrimental to Agile initiatives. They act as kryptonite to your healthy sense of self-organization. Agile practices are implemented badly in organisations with the symptoms that result from these “antipatterns”. Idea is to defining what is meant by antipattern: “something that looks like a good idea, but which backfires badly when applied”

    Not only is this would serve a good reminder for practicing Agilists, These patterns have been embedded in our culture for years and are excruciatingly apparent to many of us now as we try to move into the 21st century. As we re-introduce Agile & the Scrum to our folks, using these tips somehow is sobering call to for our organization to become more agile.

    This is session is not about teaching agile-scrum, but it is about implementation / transformation steps that one should follow and identify the best practices to be adopted. Most of ideas and practices would be from our experiences on the field as Scrum Masters or as Agile Coaches.

    The format of the session would be to talk about different types of tips (and mapping each tip to Manifesto), aligning them to ceremonies of agile-scrum, the concept is to think and see how each of the ceremonies of agile-scrum can be executed differently rather than a cookie-cutter approach