Date

November 17 - 18, 2015

Location

Bangalore

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245 Tickets

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24 Professional Speakers

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UNICOM is organizing an "Bangalore Agile Week", from 17th -18th November in Bangalore. This event covers Agile Program & Project Management Day(17th November), Lean & Kanban(18th November).

Bangalore Agile Week 2015 is most researched conference series featuring over 20+ Presentation, exploring the depth and breadth of Agile and Scrum across all practices, and perspectives

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X Topic Abstract

This talk is based on an actual experience during a multi shore project done for a product development company on a multi year release where part of the project was in scrum and part in waterfall due to it being done as a combination of work owned in two different companies. Successful delivery of software projects is an accepted challenge irrespective of the development process used. This is compounded when the project consists of parts where the development teams follow different software development methodologies, one being Waterfall and the other Scrum, i.e., "Multi-Process Projects". Key challenges are the philosophical differences on rquirements, resources, people, scope and vocabularies. While Waterfall advocates phased development, Scrum advocates flexibility and agility. Conjoining these into a single project by using the principles of the PMI Key Process Areas and Project Management Process Groups and defining specialized "multi process project" interactions and protocols is a challenge.

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X Topic Abstract

Our Agile practicing colleagues would get an insight into how practically the agile delivery tends to get derailed while applying the standard framework and how we can mitigate the same in near and medium terms. This is my practical experience sharing hence the same would have mindshare with the audience on what issues they undergo daily and could help with some tips and best practices to get shared. The below are some of take away objectively for the participants – some might be known to them and some might not.

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X Topic Abstract

Agile development methodologies are in the main stream. It is no longer for smaller and collocated project team. Large scale developments are also adopting this methodology more and more.
But
- Are we adding enough business value?
- Are our cycles optimized?
- Is ROI justified?
- Are we humanizing our product or services?
- Are we meeting the end user's needs?
Or
Just adopting a methodology which is perceived to solve these problems?
All knows that Agile is not a silver bullet. Various industry report suggests that there are lot many challenged than successful projects. Even all successful projects does not provide enough business value and meet the end users' needs. A value stream mapping clearly suggests that cycles are not optimized. Retrospective finds lot more "Things to improve" than "Cool things to continue".
This paper is an effort to analyze Agile development methodology & its implementation in these dimensions for large-scale Agile projects. What steps can be taken to bridge these gaps and fuel business with more values. How Design Thinking (DT) can humanize our product & services and enable us to meet the end user's needs - thus ensuring ultimate value of product or services.

Speaker Profile

Biplab Roy is a passionate Agile & Lean professional with over 15 of experience in Organizational transformation, Management Consulting, Strategic Initiatives, Program & Portfolio management, Process management, Gamification, Software Product and Service Development. He has worked for and advised many Global Software Product and Service Companies in Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Life sciences and Technology industries.
Biplab truly believes that Agile is not just a methodology or a process prescription, but a Philosophy, a way of working. This philosophy can be used at any setup or any kind of work - be it software product or service development or support work or personal life.
Currently Biplab heads the Agile Practice at Altimetrik. He has previously worked in various functions at Oracle, HCL Technology and IBM. He started his career as a Software development engineer and over the years performed various management and consulting roles in various organizations..
Biplab has an extensive experience in organizational Agility assessment, adoption, transformation, coaching and mentoring. He is passionate about transforming the whole organization into Agile rather than just adopting agile as a practice for product or service development. He works towards taking the organization to be Agile than just doing Agile. In his recent transformation endeavor he is assisting the organization to transform the culture and other non-software functions like HR, finance and marketing etc.
Biplab holds an array of professional certifications like Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS), COSMIC Full FP, General Insurance (INS) from AICPCU and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect etc.


X Topic Abstract

"One of the greatest thought leaders of the twentieth century, W. Edwards Deming, wrote that immeasurable damage is created by ranking systems, merit raises, and incentive pay. Deming believed that every business is a system, and the performance of individuals is largely the result of the way the system operates. In his view, the system causes 80 percent of the problems in a business, and the system is management's responsibility."
Agile is not a silver bullet to give any answers to the current problems or challenges, however while organizations started adopting agile way of working some best practices start emerging and processes and practices start evolving. Inspect and adapt is part and parcel of our lives, isn't it.
Performance Management in an agile environment should be intended to foster more collaboration and engagement within the teams. In this era where communication is instantaneous, in this constantly changing and fast paced workplace, people need to inspect and adapt more rapidly.
Performance management in an agile environment needs a 2 degree shift in mindset of conventional practices and adapt a more agile way of providing the feedback. It requires moving away from hierarchical environment to a more collaborative environment, it requires moving away from predicting the future to an opportunistic discovery.
This 45 min presentation touches the gaps in the old way of performance management and some recommendation and best practices of how effective performance review can be conducted in an agile environment to increase the joy and happiness people feel by agile way of working.

Speaker Profile

I am a very passionate Agile Coach with over 11 years' Industrial experience in diversified IT experience. My mission drives me towards increasing the joy and accomplishment people feel in their work by practicing agile way of working. My Agile knowledge, along with my coaching and training abilities, offers me the perspective needed to guide teams and agile leaders to harness Agile as the competitive advantage. I know the transformation path is not easy but it's worth it.


X Topic Abstract

'Distributed Agile' - Doesn't it sound like an amalgamation of two approaches? It surely does! Due to the increased globalization and advancement of ICTs, project teams distributed across the globe has become a common place. At the same time, agile approaches have been embraced by organizations in an attempt to uncover 'better ways of delivering software'. Distributed Agile, as the name implies, is a model in which projects are implemented following Agile methodology with teams that are located across multiple geographies. This model presents inherent conflicting demands due to the very nature of 'agility' and 'distributedness' required in a single project.
This talk shall dwell on effective as well as not-so-effective mechanisms to overcome these conflicting demands posed by the setting. These mechanisms should help practising managers to appreciate this unique context more and would ideally pave way for more success stories with 'Distributed Agile' approach to software development.

Speaker Profile

Ashay Saxena is a Doctoral Student in the field of Information Systems at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has extensively pursued research on understanding various management approaches undertaken towards software development. He has been associated with large organizations, such as Accenture Technology Group and Freescale Semiconductor in the past.


X Topic Abstract

with teams and organizations over several years, we would often hear comments like "Agile doesn't work for us", "Agile is good in theory not in practice". These responses left us wondering what was really happening and led us to what we think are critical missing links. Firstly, implementation of Agile seems very mechanistic and lacking "a systemic view". Secondly, frameworks (scrum, Kanban, safe etc) seem to be driving the transformation and have become the face (definition) of Agile.

We addressed some of these challenges in our work as Agile coaches and this session is to share our approach that emerged from those learnings. “System Driven Transformation (SDT)” is our approach - it is not another framework, rather it’s a thinking approach like TDD (it’s a way we approach coding).

This workshop will help you understand SDT to start looking at Agile with a systemic lens based on the philosophy "Framework Agnostic Agile". The philosophy is to honour the values of Agile Manifesto (www.agilemaniesto.org) and be driven by that rather than the frameworks. The workshop will help you reflect on missing links in your own systems. System Driven Transformation (SDT) approach to Agile keeps centre stage the need/s of the system* that is seeking change. System can be the smallest team which is implementing Agile or the wider organisation seeking change.

Speaker Profile

Deepak is a versatile and experienced professional with over a decade in Agile space as developer, technical expert, manager, process consultant and now as co creator of AgileSattva. Having worked for many years on Agile transformations, he firmly believes that goal of Agile is to create self sustained, self organised and self reliable systems. Its about "Being Agile" rather than "Doing Agile".

Though he has extensive experience of using Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban, he believes that approaching transformation/coaching using systemic lens is more effective instead of retro-fitting the existing frameworks. He also believes that the system (team/organisation) should drive the Agile Transformation. These believes led him to develop System Driven Transformation(SDT) approach for Agile transformations along with his colleague and co creator of AgileSattva.

Deepak has experience working with a wide range of companies - from large organisations like Nokia India, Societe Generale, to mid sized companies like Tarento Technologies and start ups like Innvo Systems.

In his many roles over the years, he has worked across the spectrum of Agile transformations:

1.Building the models and structure for Organisation / BU wide Continuous Delivery Transformation program involving planning and execution of end-to-end transformation.

2.Organisation level strategic initiatives to sustain Agile Transformation like leadership open spaces for problem solving, Agile Coffee Club, Agile Day, focused training for second level experts (other than coaches), setting up agile processes for support groups like HR, PMO.

3. Specialises in coaching Leadership teams at different levels during the transformation.

4.Coaching Agile coaches to build 'presence' and be effective in coaching the teams to sustain the transformation.

His method of coaching is organic and sustainable as it proactively involves the system (team/organisation) in every step of transformation to build an effective process. He is known for experiential, reflective and activity based trainings. This involves setting up open spaces, role plays, games, discussions, role reversal, etc. Deepak is also actively engaged with various industry bodies and has presented at conferences like Agile India, Regional Scrum Gathering and has been on review panel and organising groups of such conferences.

He is an engineering graduate in Computer Science and also has a Masters in psychotherapy. He has also undergone training in Transactional Analysis (TA) OD and is currently a CTA Trainee in TA psychotherapy. He integrates Transactional analysis (a social psychology developed by Dr. Eric Berne MD in 1970) and Agile to make the transformation more effective. He also uses psychodrama (an action method developed by Jacob L. Moreno MD) in coaching the teams.


X Topic Abstract

with teams and organizations over several years, we would often hear comments like "Agile doesn't work for us", "Agile is good in theory not in practice". These responses left us wondering what was really happening and led us to what we think are critical missing links. Firstly, implementation of Agile seems very mechanistic and lacking "a systemic view". Secondly, frameworks (scrum, Kanban, safe etc) seem to be driving the transformation and have become the face (definition) of Agile.

We addressed some of these challenges in our work as Agile coaches and this session is to share our approach that emerged from those learnings. “System Driven Transformation (SDT)” is our approach - it is not another framework, rather it’s a thinking approach like TDD (it’s a way we approach coding).

This workshop will help you understand SDT to start looking at Agile with a systemic lens based on the philosophy "Framework Agnostic Agile". The philosophy is to honour the values of Agile Manifesto (www.agilemaniesto.org) and be driven by that rather than the frameworks. The workshop will help you reflect on missing links in your own systems. System Driven Transformation (SDT) approach to Agile keeps centre stage the need/s of the system* that is seeking change. System can be the smallest team which is implementing Agile or the wider organisation seeking change.

Speaker Profile

Deepak is a versatile and experienced professional with over a decade in Agile space as developer, technical expert, manager, process consultant and now as co creator of AgileSattva. Having worked for many years on Agile transformations, he firmly believes that goal of Agile is to create self sustained, self organised and self reliable systems. Its about "Being Agile" rather than "Doing Agile".

Though he has extensive experience of using Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban, he believes that approaching transformation/coaching using systemic lens is more effective instead of retro-fitting the existing frameworks. He also believes that the system (team/organisation) should drive the Agile Transformation. These believes led him to develop System Driven Transformation(SDT) approach for Agile transformations along with his colleague and co creator of AgileSattva.

Deepak has experience working with a wide range of companies - from large organisations like Nokia India, Societe Generale, to mid sized companies like Tarento Technologies and start ups like Innvo Systems.

In his many roles over the years, he has worked across the spectrum of Agile transformations:

1.Building the models and structure for Organisation / BU wide Continuous Delivery Transformation program involving planning and execution of end-to-end transformation.

2.Organisation level strategic initiatives to sustain Agile Transformation like leadership open spaces for problem solving, Agile Coffee Club, Agile Day, focused training for second level experts (other than coaches), setting up agile processes for support groups like HR, PMO.

3. Specialises in coaching Leadership teams at different levels during the transformation.

4.Coaching Agile coaches to build 'presence' and be effective in coaching the teams to sustain the transformation.

His method of coaching is organic and sustainable as it proactively involves the system (team/organisation) in every step of transformation to build an effective process. He is known for experiential, reflective and activity based trainings. This involves setting up open spaces, role plays, games, discussions, role reversal, etc. Deepak is also actively engaged with various industry bodies and has presented at conferences like Agile India, Regional Scrum Gathering and has been on review panel and organising groups of such conferences.

He is an engineering graduate in Computer Science and also has a Masters in psychotherapy. He has also undergone training in Transactional Analysis (TA) OD and is currently a CTA Trainee in TA psychotherapy. He integrates Transactional analysis (a social psychology developed by Dr. Eric Berne MD in 1970) and Agile to make the transformation more effective. He also uses psychodrama (an action method developed by Jacob L. Moreno MD) in coaching the teams.


X Topic Abstract

This is a workshop to introduce the concept of Default Future and how to use it to your advantage when you do your transformation. Lean transformation or personal transformation.
Default Future is a concept introduced by Dave Logan. (Reference book : Three Laws of Performance). This is a workshop where each participant will try out the concept and see how can it be used to enable their transformations. We will start with the challenges faced in transformations. We will also look at some of the reasons for transformation failures.
Then we will introduce the concept of Default Future and how this can be applied in Lean transformations.

Speaker Profile

Ebin is a passionate Agilist who believes that Agile is a way of life. For him Agile is a philosophy which defines a set of values and principles. He believes that, he who follows these values and principle are Agile. Ebin believes that DevOps is an enabler for Agile


X Topic Abstract

While there is much discussion around the need for a new way to manage Agile projects, there is not yet the same attention to managing Lean and Kanban projects. Agile is seen a disruptive to traditional management, but Lean and Kanban techniques seems to be a low-change way to improve IT delivery.
However, this is not true – the principles behind Lean and Kanban techniques recommend that we start with the existing situation, and not make large, sudden changes; however, their end point are as disruptive to traditional Waterfall IT management as Agile. This frequently results in a one-time gain from Lean and Kanban rollout, but continuous improvement proves difficult.
The session will cover management of both Lean and Kanban projects, and illustrate with an example from a large Kanban program.

Speaker Profile

Avinash is a SAFe SPC and a thought leader with deep expertise in scaling Agile in the enterprise. Avinash is a frequent speaker who has spoken at dozens of events and conferences in India, UK and Singapore.
Avinash's current thinking around Lean Agile is summarized in the presentation at Agile India 2015:
http://confengine.com/agile-india-2015/proposal/794/the-double-helix-model-for-lean-agile
Videos of past conferences at Scrum Bangalore:
How not to run Agile programs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r27DF4ywIy0
Accelerating Scaled Agile Using Scrum Ban:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLLu0I866YA


X Topic Abstract

Lean Startup is changing the way new products are built. When used effectively, you can create better products faster, without wasting any time, money or talent building products that won't succeed in the market.

Speaker Profile

Entrepreneurial product manager committed to create products that transforms customer's lives.
Passionate about User Centric development and experimentation to understand articulated and unarticulated customer needs and utilizing data to measure, inform and iterate
Specialties: Product Management, Agile, Entrepreneurship, Lean startups, Customer Development, Marketing


X Topic Abstract

Lean Startup is changing the way new products are built. When used effectively, you can create better products faster, without wasting any time, money or talent building products that won't succeed in the market.

Speaker Profile

Entrepreneurial product manager committed to create products that transforms customer's lives.
Passionate about User Centric development and experimentation to understand articulated and unarticulated customer needs and utilizing data to measure, inform and iterate
Specialties: Product Management, Agile, Entrepreneurship, Lean startups, Customer Development, Marketing


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Speaker Profile

Priyank is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach & Curator of INNOVATION ROOTS, a leading consulting company providing education, skill transfer, mentoring to customers for nurturing & developing skills required for agile software development practices and methodologies based on the core Agile-Lean Values and Principles.
He is the first wave of Agile in India, and an active contributor to Agile Community by forming Agile Network India, Scaling Agile meetup, Innovation Games meetup, Agile Leadership & Management meetup, and by Reviewing Scrum Gatherings. He is semi-frequent Speaker at all major agile conferences and is unnamed contributor of an Agile book and struggling to author his first book on Agile.Connect with Priyank at www.priyankpathak.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyankdk

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Nagesh Sharma

Agile Coach

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X Nagesh Sharma

I am a very passionate Agile Coach with over 11 years' Industrial experience in diversified IT experience. My mission drives me towards increasing the joy and accomplishment people feel in their work by practicing agile way of working. My Agile knowledge, along with my coaching and training abilities, offers me the perspective needed to guide teams and agile leaders to harness Agile as the competitive advantage. I know the transformation path is not easy but it's worth it.

Avinash Rao

Agile coach

Cognizant


X Avinash Rao

Avinash is a SAFe SPC and a thought leader with deep expertise in scaling Agile in the enterprise. Avinash is a frequent speaker who has spoken at dozens of events and conferences in India, UK and Singapore.
Avinash's current thinking around Lean Agile is summarized in the presentation at Agile India 2015:
http://confengine.com/agile-india-2015/proposal/794/the-double-helix-model-for-lean-agile
Videos of past conferences at Scrum Bangalore:
How not to run Agile programs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r27DF4ywIy0
Accelerating Scaled Agile Using Scrum Ban:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLLu0I866YA

Biplab Roy

AVP - Head of Agile Practice

Altimetrik


X Biplab Roy

Biplab Roy is a passionate Agile & Lean professional with over 15 of experience in Organizational transformation, Management Consulting, Strategic Initiatives, Program & Portfolio management, Process management, Gamification, Software Product and Service Development. He has worked for and advised many Global Software Product and Service Companies in Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Life sciences and Technology industries.
Biplab truly believes that Agile is not just a methodology or a process prescription, but a Philosophy, a way of working. This philosophy can be used at any setup or any kind of work - be it software product or service development or support work or personal life.
Currently Biplab heads the Agile Practice at Altimetrik. He has previously worked in various functions at Oracle, HCL Technology and IBM. He started his career as a Software development engineer and over the years performed various management and consulting roles in various organizations..
Biplab has an extensive experience in organizational Agility assessment, adoption, transformation, coaching and mentoring. He is passionate about transforming the whole organization into Agile rather than just adopting agile as a practice for product or service development. He works towards taking the organization to be Agile than just doing Agile. In his recent transformation endeavor he is assisting the organization to transform the culture and other non-software functions like HR, finance and marketing etc.
Biplab holds an array of professional certifications like Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS), COSMIC Full FP, General Insurance (INS) from AICPCU and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect etc.

Priyank Pathak

Agile Thought Leader

INNOVATION ROOTS


X Priyank Pathak

Priyank is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach & Curator of INNOVATION ROOTS, a leading consulting company providing education, skill transfer, mentoring to customers for nurturing & developing skills required for agile software development practices and methodologies based on the core Agile-Lean Values and Principles.
He is the first wave of Agile in India, and an active contributor to Agile Community by forming Agile Network India, Scaling Agile meetup, Innovation Games meetup, Agile Leadership & Management meetup, and by Reviewing Scrum Gatherings. He is semi-frequent Speaker at all major agile conferences and is unnamed contributor of an Agile book and struggling to author his first book on Agile.Connect with Priyank at www.priyankpathak.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyankdk

M S Banu Prakash Raje Urs

Agile Technical Coach Societe Generale

Global Solution Centre

Ebin John Poovathany

Agile Coach

JDA Software


X Ebin John Poovathany

Ebin is a passionate Agilist who believes that Agile is a way of life. For him Agile is a philosophy which defines a set of values and principles. He believes that, he who follows these values and principle are Agile. Ebin believes that DevOps is an enabler for Agile

Debashis banerjee

Director of Engineering

Ariba (An SAP Company)

Ishant Kumar

Associate IT Consultant / Sr. Devops Engineer

ITC Infotech India Ltd

Vinay Krishna

Agile Technical Coach

 

Deepak Dhananjaya

Co Creator

AgileSattva


X Deepak Dhananjaya

Deepak is a versatile and experienced professional with over a decade in Agile space as developer, technical expert, manager, process consultant and now as co creator of AgileSattva. Having worked for many years on Agile transformations, he firmly believes that goal of Agile is to create self sustained, self organised and self reliable systems. Its about "Being Agile" rather than "Doing Agile".

Though he has extensive experience of using Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban, he believes that approaching transformation/coaching using systemic lens is more effective instead of retro-fitting the existing frameworks. He also believes that the system (team/organisation) should drive the Agile Transformation. These believes led him to develop System Driven Transformation(SDT) approach for Agile transformations along with his colleague and co creator of AgileSattva.

Deepak has experience working with a wide range of companies - from large organisations like Nokia India, Societe Generale, to mid sized companies like Tarento Technologies and start ups like Innvo Systems.

In his many roles over the years, he has worked across the spectrum of Agile transformations:

1.Building the models and structure for Organisation / BU wide Continuous Delivery Transformation program involving planning and execution of end-to-end transformation.

2.Organisation level strategic initiatives to sustain Agile Transformation like leadership open spaces for problem solving, Agile Coffee Club, Agile Day, focused training for second level experts (other than coaches), setting up agile processes for support groups like HR, PMO.

3. Specialises in coaching Leadership teams at different levels during the transformation.

4.Coaching Agile coaches to build 'presence' and be effective in coaching the teams to sustain the transformation.

His method of coaching is organic and sustainable as it proactively involves the system (team/organisation) in every step of transformation to build an effective process. He is known for experiential, reflective and activity based trainings. This involves setting up open spaces, role plays, games, discussions, role reversal, etc. Deepak is also actively engaged with various industry bodies and has presented at conferences like Agile India, Regional Scrum Gathering and has been on review panel and organising groups of such conferences.

He is an engineering graduate in Computer Science and also has a Masters in psychotherapy. He has also undergone training in Transactional Analysis (TA) OD and is currently a CTA Trainee in TA psychotherapy. He integrates Transactional analysis (a social psychology developed by Dr. Eric Berne MD in 1970) and Agile to make the transformation more effective. He also uses psychodrama (an action method developed by Jacob L. Moreno MD) in coaching the teams.

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40+ presentations
50 odd speakers
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Till 17th November
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50 odd speakers
300+ Delegates

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Rs 8,000
14% Service Tax
Till 30th September
40+ presentations
50 odd speakers
300+ Delegates

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Rs 10,000
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Till 18th November
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50 odd speakers
300+ Delegates

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