filter_list help_outline
  • Liked Subrahmanyam Chandragiri
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Subrahmanyam Chandragiri - Successful Implementation of Agile in making TV Series : Aired Weekly for 2 years.

    Subrahmanyam Chandragiri
    Subrahmanyam Chandragiri
    Agile Coach
    Optum
    schedule 1 month ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    When Agile works everywhere and helps in becoming successful why can’t we implement it in pursuing our passion. In this topic I want to Share my personal experience on how I implemented Agile in making a weekly TV series “Nenu Thanu” (Telugu language, aired in EtvPlus) successfully for 2 years. I will share the initial challenges I encountered and how Agile helped in successfully overcoming them and also maintaining balance between profession and passion.

  • Liked Jayaram Hegde
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Jayaram Hegde / Lopa Misra - The Power of Visual Metaphors - Creating Breakthrough Results Through Collaborative Play

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    According to neuroscience - human Mind Power system consists of easily learned techniques that help you focus and direct your thoughts, and the first technique you’ll learn is visualization.

    ‘Visualization is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of humanity.’ Using visualization techniques in any gathering help to inspire creativity, focus and shared vision.

    During our day to day working environment - especially in Agile WoW (irrespective of the frameworks we use) we have lot of opportunities to plan, strategize, brainstorm, innovate and generate ideas. These will always be incomplete without the application of Visualization techniques. Visualization techniques can be successfully applied to identify common goals, understand customer expectations, collaborate with individuals (multiple teams), and identify areas for continuous improvement.

    Many a times, key events in our workplace are conducted in vaccum where people feel they are not engaged or disconnected or feel there is no value out of these. We can turn the table around completely by giving the dimension of Visualization using Visual Metaphors.

    Agile methods have provided a framework for improving innovation, but there has been a missing piece - Visual metaphors (influenced by Innovation Games ideas) offer ideas, tools & practices to aid the innovation process at its most critical point - product management, particularly visioning & roadmaps identification. Key to innovation is creating collaborative, interactive, visually-oriented, fun, business-driven-environment for people.

    In this interactive workshop participants would be experiencing some of the popular & widely used Visual Metaphors that can assist in their Agile journey through which they can experience the power of these tools to generate better visibility, collaboration opportunities, sense making and continuous improvement opportunities.

    Where can it be applied?
    • Business Review Meetings
    • As a tool for prioritization
    • Planning, Backlog refinement and Retrospective meetings
    It is time for some ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ to know more about innovation through visualization.

  • Liked Bindukiran Ramarao
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Bindukiran Ramarao - Agile @ Oracle World (OUM)

  • Liked Jayaram Hegde
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Jayaram Hegde / Lopa Misra - Elephant In A Room : Name It and Tame It !!

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In our workplace - at some point of time, we have all experienced the elephant in the room—a situation probably no one wants to discuss/admit openly or obvious truths that are unaddressed.

    When these issues are not addressed, it can create uneasiness, not trustworthy environment there by leading psychologically not safe workplace. More importantly a toxic work culture settles in that can wreak havoc throughout the organization thus limiting the ability as a team to grow and create a learning and innovative organisation.

    In this session (more of engaged workshop) , we will be using Liberating structures for people to share their experiences and learn from others, while also providing them a safe environment to discuss the elephant in the room (their version) they might have experienced in their workplace.

    By the end of session participants may probably come up with some ideas to address and tame their elephant.

  • 45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    We all know that #Facilitation is a key buzz word. A difference in understanding facilitation begins with an awareness of the difference between facilitating and leading. It has been said that leadership is something you do to a group, while facilitation is something you do with a group.

    Facilitator assist group[s] as they work together toward achieving group goals, and in most instances do not interject their own personal opinions or agenda. By expressing their opinions to the group, facilitators risk discouraging others with differing opinions from speaking.

    They remain alert to group dynamics and encourage challenging reflection while maintaining respect and safety within the group. Although facilitators may help guide a discussion, they also recognize and foster the groups' own ability to lead itself. Thus unlike authoritative leaders, good facilitators relinquish control to the group and promote open, democratic dialogue among group members.

  • Liked Arijit Sarbagna
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Arijit Sarbagna - Quality in Code and NOT in Management Slides

    Arijit Sarbagna
    Arijit Sarbagna
    Director
    Atos Global IT Solutions
    schedule 2 months ago
    Sold Out!
    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 Jayaprakash Puttaswamy
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Jayaprakash Puttaswamy - Role of Leaders in developing technical agility - Myths and Enablers

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Many of us including leaders get confused when it comes to "role of leaders" in developing technical agility across the teams of an organization. When we delve deeper, we often find that leaders do not think they have a role in it and consequently they even don't develop technological savvy which is a critical leadership competency that has emerged globally. It has a deep connection with enabling technical agility in the teams.

    In this 45 mins talk, I'll define a leadership competency called "Developing technological savvy" and explain its deep relationship with developing technical agility at team and organizational level.

    I'd then be sharing my experience as a Leader as well as a Coach, how I develop my own technological savvy regularly and how I help leaders develop theirs.

    Finally, I would share a few myths and enablers to increase awareness in leaders on how & why they should develop technical agility of their teams across the organization to get real benefits of "agile ways of working".

  • Liked ShriKant Vashishtha
    keyboard_arrow_down

    ShriKant Vashishtha - Demystifying Pair Programming, Swarming and Mob Programming

    ShriKant Vashishtha
    ShriKant Vashishtha
    Agile Coach
    Malonus
    schedule 3 weeks ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    If you are interested in increasing utilisation of the team, this talk may not be for you.

    However if you are interested in increasing the effectiveness of the team, make Scrum events very engaging and fun, want to move towards cross-skilling and remove dependencies on any team-member, or - improve knowledge sharing or minimise time taken to perform for a new team member, this talk is for you.

    During this talk we'll try to find the answer to the following questions:

    * Why should multiple people work on one task? Isn't it unreasonable?

    * Why should we even care for collaborative way of working?

    * What are the problems in solo programming and how does collaborative programming techniques fix them?

  • Liked Krishnakumar Chinnappachari
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Krishnakumar Chinnappachari - Achieving personal agility and become a better Change Agent in Life (personally first then professionally)

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    There is this buzzword “Agile” everywhere in almost all industry not just the IT industry. Every corner of a company is trying to adopt Agile. Every company or team wants to embrace Agile and deliver value to their customers. However, the big question
    that remains unanswered is how truly these organizations or teams understand the core values and principles of Agile (Agile Manifesto in short)

    As we are aware “responding to change over following a plan” is one of the core values in the manifesto. How do we embrace change?


    In this talk, the speaker will give some practical tips/tricks/techniques to develop agility at personal or individual level and embrace change. In turn, these practices will the help individual to evolve and become better. Then he/she can easily carry some of the patterns or habits in to his/her professional life and strive for professional agility as well. In short, what started as personal level agility or transformation can eventually be scaled in another dimensions of his/her life.


    From the organizational point of view, it can be visualized as follows;
    Individual agility -> Team agility -> Departmental agility -> Organizational/Business agility

    Key takeaways:

    participants can start implementing some of the techniques in their life and start seeing the changes in their lives (both personally and professionally), if they consistently practice them

  • Liked Deepti Jain
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Deepti Jain - How Agile Transformation in India differ from rest of the world. A case study to be taken with a pinch of salt!

    Deepti Jain
    Deepti Jain
    Social Scientist
    AgileVirgin
    schedule 3 weeks ago
    Sold Out!
    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    Advanced

    The Indian subcontinent has not seen many successful Agile Transformations. In this report we share how a group of 30 Lean Agile Practitioners and thought leaders from industry came together to better understand why Agile Transformations have not achieved or sustained the results in India that we hoped for. This special report was shepherded by Agile Alliance (under Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), with the intention of bringing out key challenges and success factors for any attempted or possible Agile Transformation in Indian IT and Software Development Centers.

    At gatherings all around India, the talk is about different tools, techniques and agile experiences. But many of the experiences are either not from India or only partially achieved here. Agile experiences in India invariably fall short of full-fledged organization-scale self-sustaining irreversible transformations. Most are about rather short-term limited-scale team-level externally-supported “agile adoptions” or about lower-order internal efficiency gains such as faster builds, or higher code coverage, lower tech debt, or quicker deployments. No doubt these accomplishments are important from a product development standpoint, i.e. “building the product right”, as well as a product management standpoint, i.e., “building the right product”.

    However, in most cases, any objective assessment or quantitative demonstration of improved agility in terms of market-facing metrics (such as revenue impact, percentage of market share, number of paying customers, etc.) is conspicuously absent! Roles in functions such as product management or user-experience design have only begun to spring up in last few years. So the matter of fact is not many have seen real Agile Transformation in India, and those who have seen it, recognize that scaling it across the organization and sustaining it over a reasonable period of time is a wider and chronic problem.

    On paper, it all looked familiar and appeared highly successful. However, given that most organizations were either IT outsourcing operations working per or alongside a client’s given process (often in a tight contract lest there be legal disputes around delivery not matching the specs or project plans), or the so-called GICs (the Global In-house Centers, i.e. the in-house delivery arm for MNCs typically headquartered overseas) working on derivative versions (as opposed to “1.0” problems) or smaller-scale problems (compared to their headquarters) or on “lights on” work, or the Startups that were predominantly in early phases of acquiring or post-product/market fit; it often stood out that the landscape looked very different from the US / West Europe (where the work flowed from, for the most part).

    So, to bring out the real state of Agile in India in the open, we (Deepti Jain and Tathagat Varma) called for a Summit—a “Change Agents Summit,” to create an authentic account of the situation.

    Lessons Learned from Collective Experience:
    1) Agile Transformation in India is a far fetched dream
    2) Headquarters of these IDCs need to truly invest (and have intentions) to bring true agility
    3) There is so much power in the people if they come forward authentically, and so it's important to create a social movement that bring out a real report on Agility and Agile Transformation in India.
    4) One such gathering is not enough, but a recurring approach is needed. Hence we have set an yearly gathering called Change Agents Summit, which is also India's first Flip Conference that focuses on

  • Liked Rucha Ramchandra Kapare
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Rucha Ramchandra Kapare - Embracing Performance Kaizen - a performance case study at Springer Nature Pune

    30 Mins
    Experience Report
    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 Jayaram Hegde
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Jayaram Hegde - Scrum Simulation for Novices

    Jayaram Hegde
    Jayaram Hegde
    Agile Coach
    ANZ Bank
    schedule 1 month ago
    Sold Out!
    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland founders of Scrum mentions that Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products through (as mentioned in Scrum guide).

    In my experience when people who are newly introduced to Scrum they always had challenges in having better understanding of Scrum which is most of the time due to in-adequate training, support or guidance received during their transition path.

    Most of the times I found that people are engaged and carry better understanding when new concepts are taught/explained/experienced through 'fun' & interactive learning.

    Through this simulation activity we will cover below aspects through interactive,fun, engaged & collaboration based exercise

    • Sprint
    • Timebox
    • Business value in product delivery
    • Sprint Goal
    • Definition of Done
    • Product Vision
    • Scrum Events
    • Scrum Values (Openness, Courage, Respect, Focus, Commitment)
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Empiricism

    The activity consists of 3-4 rounds (all of equal duration) where team would be going through the journey of product development & execution in Sprint fashion.

  • Liked Rohan Bhokardankar
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Rohan Bhokardankar - Transformational manual of Agility from Indian Ethos

    Rohan Bhokardankar
    Rohan Bhokardankar
    Agile Coach
    Wipro
    schedule 3 weeks ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    This talk wants to bring about a Realization that Transformation and Agile are not brand new ideas, it is very natural for us. The Spiritual scripters have been providing the path to success, following Agile from thousands of years. The battle with anxiety, jeopardy, non-existent “Asat” is not new. The Bhagavad Gita and Vedas have the guiding principles, which focus on helping us understand the Spiritual Ethereal nature and guide us realize and relish it.

    Spirit of Gita: Gita was spoken to Arjuna, when he was at the cross-road and unable to decide the next path in a Loose-Loose situation. Facing an existential crisis, undecided on What I am doing here? What am I meant to do ? Can I change ? Should I change ? The Gita Solution : When nothing external works, we are supposed to look deep inwards. Learning leads to healing, bringing things back to natural order.

    The Agile manifesto, Scrum events and other modern nomenclature brought about some modern-day thinkers bear a clear resemblance from these manuscripts. This presentation tries to blend the mantras from Gita and Vedas and tries to give todays context to them. This talk gives actionable items to audience after touching their deepest layer of belief, Identifying , who am I , what is my destiny and what am I supposed to do.

    The modern (Western) management concepts of vision, leadership, motivation, excellence in work, achieving goals, giving work meaning, decision making and planning, are all discussed in Bhagavad Gita. There is one major difference. While Western management thought too often deals with problems at material, external and peripheral levels, the Bhagavad Gita tackles the issues from the grass roots level of human thinking. Once the basic thinking of man is improved, it will automatically enhance the quality of his actions and their results.

    This concept of linking Agile to Indian Ethos will make the audience feel comfortable and the learning very easy. It will provoke revolutionary thoughts in the participants mind and make them think, that they should cooperate with each other for their collective benefit. This talk also will try to shake the belief , that mindset cannot be changed.

    Short biography:

    Rohan is an Agile Coach, Passionate Trainer, Agile Guru, Digital expert. Has overall 21 yrs exp, and last 10 years in Agile. He is a SAFe Program Consultant, ICP-ACC, CSP-SM,CSM and PMP

    He has Championed cultural change leading to adoption of True Agile Methodologies in a Digital environment. He has an experience of working in a global environment, was onsite in Australia, UK, US, Singapore and Thailand.

    Coaching more than 1500+ members in Agile and enabling organizations transition to Agile from 2010. Travelled to Japan, Germany and Switzerland to deliver Certification courses for clients as well as Wipro teams. Strategizing to create a strong COP with Digital-Agile-DevOps competency for the company to shift focus from Outputs to Outcomes.

    Passionate to stay abreast of the latest Agile-Scrum-SAFe, DevOps, Lean, Digital, AI, Blockchain and Management trends.

  • Liked Rucha Ramchandra Kapare
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Rucha Ramchandra Kapare - Small changes, big impact

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    When we face a challenge what we often see is the 85% things which we might not have control over and end up feeling helpless. Being in a VUCA(Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world we face situations like these quite frequently both in professional and personal life. Imagine if you are in one such situation yet you get good results, how great it would be? Because there are still a few things which we call the 15% solution to a problem which we fail to see as its like our shadow and best seen by others.

    15% solution is similar to moving a few rocks to change the course of a river. This activity is exactly about moving a few rocks to find great solutions to the challenges we are facing NOW, just thinking about what is the best you can do without more resources, authority or permissions, by just doing the things in your control

    In this session we would explore 15% solution along with Troika

  • Liked Rucha Ramchandra Kapare
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Rucha Ramchandra Kapare - Including & Unleashing everyone with Liberating Structures

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Liberating Structures are a set of easy to learn rules that make it easy to include and unleash everyone in shaping next steps. When used routinely they make it possible to build the kind of organization that everybody wants.

    “They introduce tiny shifts in the way we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another. “

    Unlike the traditional discussions or structures where the control of a discussion lies with one person, Liberating Structures make it possible to include everybody regardless of group size and distribute the control among all participants.

    As a business Analyst I have to do a lot of workshops, interviews and sessions day in and day out with Stakeholders and users. And these techniques come in very handy. For a newbie who wants to learn them the techniques are beautifully clubbed in packs according to your needs of whether you want to plan, share, do a retro etc. Pick the one you need that suits your needs, read the very clear and concise instructions and you are all set to include and unleash everyone.

    In this session I plan to introduce you the set of 30 plus Liberating structures and demonstrate 2 of them. The session is going to be fun filled with a lot of hands on, through which you can communicate and collaborate better immediately and the best part is you do not need any special skills.

  • Liked Arundhati Dutta
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Arundhati Dutta - But that's not Scrum!

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Scrum has helped thousands of companies around the world deliver products that customers love & do it faster and cheaper. Yet alongside Scrum’s popularity has also come misconceptions around what Scrum is & what it isn’t. As the Scrum Guide tells us, “Scrum is simple to understand but difficult to master”. And in recent years that has proved to be true with many companies adopting variations of Scrum. Consequently companies fail to derive the full benefits of Scrum. On the topic of misconceptions, I’ve heard things like: “we are so busy that we don't have time for the Daily Standup" or “we have 8 week sprints." In this interactive talk, we go to the first principles, the essence of Scrum, to understand more deeply what Scrum is and what it isn’t. We discuss 3-5-3 scrum and go over scenarios of Scrum variants being practiced. Whether you are just getting started with Scrum or a seasoned practitioner come by for a fun interactive session.

  • Liked Janaki Joshi
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Janaki Joshi - Company Culture - A Biotin for Fostering Agile Transformation

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile Methodologies enlightens the different techniques for Software development lifecycle. However, predefined delta might not be applicable for all of us in our organization. I will share about the company culture and how we are using Scrum with some extra toppings and we just remove unsolicited ingredient according to our taste. This talk is about sharing the experience of shifting from the original plan to appropriate best plan. Just don't follow the cases shared by others instead you can relate and adapt the prime option for your team. I will be also sharing the experience on Agile mindset and challenges as a facilitator I had to face.

  • Liked Ramkumar Arumugam
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Ramkumar Arumugam - Coaching Millennials - Skills needed for Agile Coach

    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Sr. Manager - IT
    Cognizant
    schedule 1 month ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z who were born in early 1980s. Millennials are currently 25% of APAC workforcea and not only that, Millennials now have the most spending power of any generation, which means that creating a work environment that they can thrive in matters more than ever.

    Let's see some of the interesting charcateristics of millennial,

    • Collaborative:
      • They send a median of 50 texts a day.
    • Socially connected:
      • They have the highest average number of Facebook friends, with an average of 250 friends vs. Generations X's 200.
    • Multi-taskers:
      • In the age of information overload, millennials are able to consume and assimilate more information than ever.
    • Tech Savvy:
      • With an internet enabled smartphone, they spend roughly around 4 hours per day consuming the online content through app or browsers.

    and much more. As more and more millennials enter the workforce and redefine the workplace productivity, how can organization and agile coaches prepare themselves to nurture and coach the millennials to realize organization/project goals and deliver value to business?

    I will also talk about the challenges while dealing the millennials (as compared to Gen X workers who were managed from top-down), coaching models, skills that can help agile coaches to maximize the potential of the millennials, exploiting the characteristics of the millennials to improve productivity and do's and don't while coaching millennials.

    I've presented this in one of the PlayScrum Meetups Chennai as well and have received awesome repsonse from the participants.

  • Liked Alex Sloley
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Alex Sloley - The Product Owner and Scrum Master Brain Transplant! Mwuhahahaha!!!

    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    Alex Sloley
    schedule 1 month ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Imagine you are a Mad Agile Scientist and have a diabolical experiment to conduct - what would happen if you exchanged the brains of a Product Owner and Scrum Master? Mwuhahahaha!!! How would the body of a Product Owner with the brain of a Scrum Master act? And vice versa?

    Perhaps the Scrum Master would now treat the team like a backlog? This Scrum Master would be focused on value and maintaining a coaching backlog of team and person improvements. This Scrum Master is refining the team, crafting a group that delivers value.

    And perhaps the Product Owner might treat the backlog like a team? Rather than backlog refining, they coach the backlog. They would be focused on nurturing, protecting, and empowering the backlog. The backlog might transform from an irritation into a labor of love.

    Although this experiment sounds terrible, this change of perspective might be what you need to reanimate your dead team or backlog.

    Join the fun and come learn what horrifying results await!

  • Liked Ramkumar Arumugam
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Ramkumar Arumugam - KPIs for Successful Agile Transformation

    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Ramkumar Arumugam
    Sr. Manager - IT
    Cognizant
    schedule 2 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Projects success have been measured traditionally through meeting timelines, milestones, budgets and quality for decades. The dawn of agile and digital tools have transformed project management to a whole new level. Agile transformations have become a standard in all organizations than a disruption now a days. Organizations have embarked on agile transformations to improve customer experiences and reap benefits through their products/projects. I will talk about one such agile transformative programs that I've led in the past 3 years with clear benefits and value to the client. Nowadays clients are keen in measuring the outcomes of such agile transformation journeys. They would like to clearly understand what benefits and values that they would be getting in going through such transformations. The KPIs that

    I will talk about both engineering and business KPIs.

    Business KPIs would include time to market, usability, near zero application downtime, user experience through multiple form factors like mobile, tablets & desktops, plug and play business rules, near zero IT dependencies, improved business productivity through simplification and reduced page navigation, automation of redundant and manual activities/tasks, intelligent alerts on failures and notifications, seamless upgrades with very little or no downtime and intuitive reports/dashboards providing analytics.

    Engineering KPIs would include cloud based application development (or cloud native) for scalability, reduction of cycle time and lead time, MTTR (mean time to resolution), device agnostic development, reusable components, feature toggles, zero downtime deployment (only roll forward and no rollbacks), reduction in environment provisioning through dynamic scripts, number of post production defects, product focus over project/service delivery, pod model delivery, domain driven design, reduction in deployment time through automation and 100% code coverage through open source tools. Both the business and engineering KPIs have together defined the success of the agile transformation. Customers are keen in understanding which KPIs can better help in succeeding in such transformations.

    The program which I led had more than 24 releases in 2 years with highly scalable, cloud based architecture. The product was highly scalable that we were able to on board 5 markets in 6 months with more than 200,000 users. The program had releases every 6 weeks with over 150+ features delivered seamlessly. The reusable components (25+) developed by the team through the 2 years journey helped them improve the productivity over 15%. The business process developed has also been extended to multiple domains like HR, Tax and Finance. The team has integrated the product to more than 10+ enterprise systems like SAP, Oracle etc seamlessly for greater customer experience. The program helped business configure more than 1000+ business rules themselves at their will without the need for IT support by making the experience truly blissful to customers. The agile transformation KPIs have played key roles in measuring the progress of the journey and the project managers have to learn the new KPIs that define the new digital paradigm to be successful in their carrier.