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  • Liked Arijit Sarbagna
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    Arijit Sarbagna - Quality in Code and NOT in Management Slides

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile has always challenged developers and management equally with the question on how much to design upfront! It doesn't end there, it even flows in the day-to-day work of the developers and their associated engineering practices. We do understand the need to have a scalable design, modular code base, strong code quality checks et al - but such discussions lead to more questions than answers. E.g.

    1. Who is eventually responsible to drive these?
    2. How are the architects going to cope with the changing dynamics of agile development?
    3. Are we really driving those practices in reality or are they finding place in management slides only?

    This session is an attempt to project how the practice of architecture is often getting misquoted/misunderstood in most of the ongoing agile projects and what has been the root cause behind them. And in the process we also try to come to an agreement as what "could be" (we have to be sensitive to the fact, this is very much contextual) the ideal approach towards setting up an agile Architecture.

  • Liked Sweta Mistry
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    Sweta Mistry - Structure, fun and freedom with Liberating Structures

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Tired of boring meetings and painful processes to arrive at group decisions?

    Creating an engaging experience while ensuring a safe space is hard - especially if you need participants to feel comfortable being vulnerable and authentic.

    One way around this is to introduce Liberating Structures. You may already be unknowingly familiar with them. For example, did you know Open Space is one of the many Liberating Structures?

    Simple, structured and alternative ways of how people work together, Liberating Structures provide various approaches for engaging groups. They help generate clear and concise decision-making, while creating a fun and appealing environment.

    Attend this energizing session where you will learn about and practice various Liberating Structures. You’ll leave being able to apply several Liberating Structures next time you need to work with a group.

  • 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
    Intermediate

    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.

  • 90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    When you attend a conference and see a visual artist whip up a masterpiece during a keynote or session that captures everything in one engaging snapshot - have you ever thought “I could never draw like that!” or wondered “how did they do that?”

    Well, until recently that was me. But, in learning this skill, I’ve learned that it comes down to a few basic elements, lots of practice and letting go!

    There’s also proven science behind why we find visualization like this so appealing. It’s a great way to turn complex ideas into a quick, universal and simple communication method.

    Attend this hands-on session to learn key elements of sketching, as we practice tips and techniques so you too can do it with confidence!

  • Apeksha Patel
    Apeksha Patel
    Managing Director
    Chanakyaism
    schedule 4 days ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” –Charles Darwin

    So don’t be a Dinosaur, embrace the VUCA. Understand your system as it is “now” and envision and strategize its future. For what works in your system now, may not work in the future. The choices made today, will shape how the system will grow!

  • Liked Bhanu Golconda
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    Bhanu Golconda - The first step towards Agility!(With insights from a Survey)

    Bhanu Golconda
    Bhanu Golconda
    Scrum master
    Pega Systems
    schedule 1 week ago
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    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    One of the prime goals of successful Agile transformation is delivering small chunk of value that has big chunk of returns. Every organization has many features in their To-Do list, but how can we identify that small chunk of value from a plethora of customer needs? What is that one primary skill needed which helps individuals at all levels to build the culture of Agility? If we observe closely, simple questions like "What is the benefit from developing this feature?" will enable us with more insights and surfaces right value for development. It is clearly evident that Asking questions comes before Agility and it is the first step to Agility!

    With small steps, incrementally, we can improve Team's Asking skills and this presentation highlights the importance of "Asking". This presentation also lays its foundation on a survey, which I conducted recently. The results of the survey clearly show that teams, which did more asking, have witnessed effective value delivery more often. In the process, the presentation also introduces two new measures called "Team asking quotient" and "Value delivery quotient" which are calculated by assessing 7 important areas that determine the overall asking maturity of a team.

  • Liked Toby V. Rao
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    Toby V. Rao - The Prioritization Conundrum...and how to come out of it!

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Let’s face it – we work in a time constrained and fast paced work environment. The plethora of urgent, and often competing priorities not only make it difficult to decide what takes precedence, but also add a lot of complexity and stress to the teams.

    We already know that proper prioritization can help resolve these challenges. But most often the bigger challenge is to be able to prioritize effectively and accurately to achieve the right output.

    If you would like to learn about effective prioritization techniques – Please join Toby Rao for a fun, interactive and informative discussion.

  • Liked Nagini Chandramouli
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    Nagini Chandramouli - Organizational Business Agility- A 360 degree approach

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    For organizations to achieve business agility,they have to organically focus on various aspects of their organization and in this session I would share these aspects and various pointers for each of these aspects with the audience.

  • Liked ASHUTOSH RAI
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    ASHUTOSH RAI - Agility in Agile Transformation

    ASHUTOSH RAI
    ASHUTOSH RAI
    Agile Coach
    Xebia
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Are we framework enthusiast during transformation or we are trying to solve our customers problem. How we can bring agility in our transformation to focus customer problem and not any framework.

  • Liked Karthik Venkataraman
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    Karthik Venkataraman - Agility and AI to improve Customer Support

    Karthik Venkataraman
    Karthik Venkataraman
    Manager
    VMware Inc
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    In the ever-growing world of customer support, one of the key challenges faced by the organizations is how to minimize customer interactions without impacting customer satisfaction and issue resolution time. To achieve this ask we need to deflect a customer question back to the customer itself aided by lots of self fix support process.

    My talk would focus on real-life implementation of AI to deflect customer issues across the support portals and also show how agility played a key factor in helping achieve the same

  • Liked Gabor Devenyi
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    Gabor Devenyi - Hippie Coaching vs. Corporate Coaching (workshop)

    Gabor Devenyi
    Gabor Devenyi
    Agile Coach
    Gabor Devenyi
    schedule 5 days ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    There is no "one right way" to coach. Some coaches primarily focus on people and behaviour, some on processes and frameworks, some on system of work and the list goes on. Depending on the organisation and its context, different focus might be required.

    My observation is that the different styles of coaching create different perception in the organisation. Those coaches who "preach" about the Agile manifesto and the value and principles, often looked as the “hippie coaches”. Even though their message is right, they often can't succeed in the corporate world, where it’s lot more fashionable to talk about “scaling agile” or “standardising new way of working”.

    However, the coaches whose focus is helping huge corporates, can become "instituionalised" - within two years their focus and vocabulary become corporate-language and they become part of the machine.

    So what can you do, if you’re one of those “hippie” coaches, who is afraid of being lost in the corporate world? And if you’re a “corporate” coach, who speaks the corporate language and became a master of agile tools and processes - but lost sight of the the original values?

    This interactive talk / workshop will hopefully get these coaches closer to each other and to reality, so we can work on improving ourselves as coaches, independent on what type of people we are.

  • Liked Ranjith Tharayil
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    Ranjith Tharayil / Jeffson Dsouza - Dojo Delivery Agility : A single demo is worth a 100 meetings

    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 Ranjith Tharayil
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    Ranjith Tharayil - 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 Angsuman Chaudhuri
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    Angsuman Chaudhuri - Agility X.0

    Angsuman Chaudhuri
    Angsuman Chaudhuri
    Delivery Lead
    Accenture
    schedule 2 weeks ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Change is the only constant in the world. That's an universal truth. But today businesses are facing tremendous competition and disruption in terms of both business and technology. The need of the hour for them to survive is to constant adaption and innovation. As per the PMI President and CEO Mark Langley, "the most important factor influencing project success rates is an organization's agility level. ...greater the agility, the better the outcomes: financial results, customer satisfaction, project metrics, strategy implementation, and benefit realization".

    Agility X.0 – a thought to lookback the progression and the would be state that can happen in coming days, where we are heading to. We started the journey from a product development concept and borrowing the name from a game called Rugby, created multiple frameworks and then a Methodology to bring all of them under a single umbrella.

    Industry has progressed to Industry 4.0, Management has progressed to Management 3.0, but where does Agile is? Is it Agile 1.0 or Agile 2.0 or somewhere else?

    If we think about team level Agile – we may call that Agile 1.0, then the major second wave was Scaling Agile – we may mark that Agile 2.0 and then the current wave of Business or Enterprise Agility can be considered as Agile 3.0. or are we missing something?

    As an Agile process to adapt to the business demand, in the evolution we added the newer concepts like, Kanban Lean startup, Lean change management, etc. bring the best practices from other industries to bring greater perspective to the Agility to the entire Business.

    In my talk I’ll try to highlight most of the major changes or shifts in Agile happened in last about 20 years and will try to bring a different perspective on the progression happened. In the current scenario sometime it might be confusing with so many branches or variations – Business Agility, Enterprise Agility, Emotional Agility, Leadership Agility, HR Agility or Agile HR, etc. etc. – which one is more relevant than other or one is complementing to another. I’ll try to find out if there is any pattern exists on the evolution of the practice or process.

  • Liked Venkata Ramana Kaza
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    Venkata Ramana Kaza - Six Tastes of Agile Coaching

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    We must be aware of the six tastes of food viz., Sweet, Salt, Sour, Bitter, Astringent and Pungent. Any food will have one or a combination of these tastes. In this presentation, I would be talking about 6 aspects of agile coaching in relation to these 6 tastes. As a coach, you can use any one or a combination of these 6 aspects for becoming an effective coach in any agile transformation.

  • Liked Angsuman Chaudhuri
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    Angsuman Chaudhuri - Business Agility – Is it another form of Scaling Agility?

    Angsuman Chaudhuri
    Angsuman Chaudhuri
    Delivery Lead
    Accenture
    schedule 7 hours ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    In this VUCA world where change is the only constant, Business Agility has become a buzzword across the organizations.

    In my talk, I’ll try to put across different types of Scaling methodology and will try to bring some consensus if Business Agility can be one of the forms of the Scaling Agility or it's a different game altogether.

    We have started our Agile journey from team, then took it to the multiple teams. From there we have taken the same to multiple distributed teams. Moving forward we aligned the Agile methodology to different departments. The time is to connecting the islands of agility across the organization to achieve the high performance, lean business, make the business ideals of pro-activity and dynamism.

    But to do that have we just linearly scaled the Agility to the organizational level to the entire business level? Or it’s a non-linear scaling of Agility? Have we horizontally scaled the it or it’s just a vertical scaling?

    Is it not at all a scaled version of team level agility, rather something else? Let’s explore.

  • Liked Shobhit Gupta
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    Shobhit Gupta - The Messy Ground of Agile Transformation

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Transformation from Waterfall to Agile requires leap of faith and leap looks like a straight line. It seems like going from Waterfall to Agile is quick and easy, but it is not the case. What actually is quick - is Agile Adoption and everyone mis-interprets it with Agile transformation. Despite organisations spending lot of time and money in having a successful transformation, it is not yielding expected results. Organisations instead of doing self retrospection considers that their business is not designed for Agile and gradually die their own death.

    My talk will be based on my observations as an outcome of real time experiences that I had faced during my Agile transformation journey with different organisations and have validated my observations with few Agile thought leaders. First I would like to discuss the root causes as to why Agile transformation fails and then would propose changes to adopt for organisational leaders who are driving Agile transformation in their organisation.

  • Liked Bob Jiang
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    Bob Jiang - Fight against Fake Agile

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    There are many organizations/teams adopting agile, but mostly it is "fake agile". But wait a minute, what is "fake agile", how to recognize it, and how to fight it. In this speech, Bob will list 5 common patterns (illustrated by Chinese saying) of "fake agile", and of course will provide one solution for it.

  • Liked Bob Jiang
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    Bob Jiang - From employee to freelancer -- an agile coach journey

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    In this topic, I will share my own journey to be an agile coach. and I will not talk more about agile or Scrum, but will introduce you some skills to survive in this new era (mobile internet).

  • Liked Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan
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    Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan - THE 5 LANGUAGES OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Let us all understand the 5 love languages which will help us to better collaborate at scale. Have you ever heard about the 5 love languages Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Want to know more about this come on Let’s discuss in detail!

    Did you ever understand the which is the prime of 5 languages of others so that your actions can be in alignment to their languages which will bring a better collaboration at scale. which will be of great help in your coaching conversations.

    we will be discussing how at work, people express and receive appreciation in different ways. If you try to express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your co-workers, they may not feel valued at all. This is because you and your co-workers are speaking different languages. These insights are from The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, by Dr. Chapman and Dr. White which will help you identify the five languages of appreciation in order to: 1.Express genuine appreciation to co-workers and staff — even on a tight budget. 2. Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization. 3. Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment. 4. Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues. 5. Convey the language of physical touch in appropriate ways.

    Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White which gives you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive, This talk will be an enlightened one for sure for the target audience.