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Sell Ladoos the way you build softwares!Rucha Ramchandra KapareHead of Business AnalysisSpringer NatureAnkitApplication Development SpecialistAccenture
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In IT, everyday at work we apply & teach Agile product development principles with great ease & we never miss to mention that these can be applied in the non IT world too.(after all that's where it came from)
But how often have we tried to do that?
In this case study we share with you, how we are applying Agile product development principles to a small scale ladoo(Indian sweet) business and the benefits business owners are getting from this approach. The business owners feel enabled to think big, visualize their entire business easily, plan to export their products and at the same time have been able to derive tangible actions for their day-to-day schedule. We will walk through a framework which we have created using some existing techniques, the challenges we faced during the execution and the successes it brought.
It is a lightweight framework. With the pandemic a lot of small scale businesses which are based out of people’s houses have flourished and this framework can be easily applied to such small business/start ups.
With this framework we are trying to live Agile beyond IT.
Manas Ayurved and AgilityRucha Ramchandra KapareHead of Business AnalysisSpringer NatureAnkitApplication Development SpecialistAccenture
schedule 3 years agoSold Out!
Agile is not limited to our office or project work. This talk is on a small experiment we performed while we were helping my sister Dr. Dipti to plan, set up her Clinic. Starting with working on the rented space interiors to the Inauguration ceremony and pre and post marketing.
With not much planning, Dipti jumped into execution looking at the numbers of days in a hand, which was 3 weeks then. Beginning with execution, 'A Classic mistake' and a sure 'Recipe to Failure' as we would term in the IT world. At the end of week 1, things were all over places and needless to say she was in a soup as she had invested good enough already and was working on a tight budget.
Week 2 -Day 1, I was back in town from a Business trip, she tensed not able to sleep and me jet lagged, we started chatting, I could sense the feeling of misery in her voice and thought to myself why not try something new; after all, given the situation she was in there was nothing to lose. Thus it all began, an experiment of bring Agile concepts to set up 'Manas Ayurved' - Counseling and psychotherapy Clinic.
We started with identifying high level themes like Interior decoration, Branding, Inauguration ceremony etc. Below each theme were identified the tasks which on completion would mark the task complete. Eg : For Branding as a theme the tasks were Getting quotations from graphic designers, Finalizing a designer, Designing a logo, Designing Branding material (Brochure, leaflets, visiting cards, etc), Printing the branded material and Stationery, Deciding on Modes of advertisement, etc
Post all the tasks were identified, we assumed that we have only half the time of the original duration, i.e. we had 2 weeks for inauguration but we assumed it to be just one week. Now considering we just have one week in hand we only picked the bare minimum required to make a decent inauguration successful.
Post identifying the bare minimum required, we created a countdown timeline from day 14 to day 1, with day 0 being the inauguration day, this time considering the original 2 weeks in hand.
On this time all the bare minimum tasks were posted with the most important tasks starting day 14 in a decreasing priority towards day 1. The tasks which were ‘Nice to Have’ were accommodated in week 2 only after the bare minimum tasks in week 1 were over. This was to ensure we have the basic necessities in place before the delighters and even if we are not able to complete the last few days tasks we can still have a successful inauguration as we have all the required things in place
Later the tasks were assigned to individuals and all of us met everyday post dinner to discuss the progress and impediments and strike of the completed tasks. A physical wall not only helped all of us to get an idea of what was remaining but it also gave us confidence and motivation to look at the remaining work and try and stick to the schedule.
The inauguration is next week and this experiment is still work in progress, but it was a fun way to implement something in a planned way along with tracking it daily. The idea was such a hit among my family members that we now have a Kanban board in our Dining room which has a ‘To Do’, ‘In Progress’ and ‘Completed’ column with all our upcoming tasks like - charging inverter battery, Pest Control, Monthly grocery shopping, etc mentioned on this it. We have brought agile to our day to day lives… Would you like to try it too?
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