Agile India 2017 Conference – Final Attendees Profile

Agile India 2017 Conference was happy to host 1469 Attendees from 17 different countries. The attendees belong to 201 different companies and play 368 different roles.

Attendee’s Profile Breakup

Agile India 2017 Attendee Profile

Attendees Role – 368

Account Lead ADM Agile / DevOps Practitioner
Agile Adviser Agile and WoW coach Agile Business DJ
Agile Change Agent Agile Coach Agile Coach and Product Manager
Agile Coach/Software Artisan Agile Consultant Agile Consultant & Coach, Co-Founder of AgileDC Conference
Agile Consultant and Coach Agile Consultant, Trainer and Coach Agile DevOps Initiative
Agile Expert Agile Guide, Trainer, Developer Agile Lead – Asia Pacific
AGILE PRACTITIONER Agile Project Manager Agile Transformer
Agile/Lean consultant Application Architect Application Designer
Application Development Manager AR Architect
Ass. Engg Manager Asset Manager – Core Banking Platforms Associate Consultant
Associate Development Manager Associate Director Associate Director/ Lead Agile Coach
Associate Director, Projects, Digital Engagement Practice Associate Java Developer Associate Manager
Associate Manager Development Associate Project Manager Associate Vice President
Author Automation Lead Engineer AVP
AVP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Buseinss Development Business Analyst
Business Manager Business System Lead CEO
CEO & Founder Chair Chief Architect
Chief Consultant Chief Manager Chief Product Officer
Chief Scientist Chief Value Architect CI/CD Engineer
CIO Cloud Solutions Engineer Cloud Transformation Coach
Co-Founder Coach, Consultant, Trainer Co-Founder and CTO
Computer Scientist Configuration Engineer Consultant
Consultant- Product Owner Consultant, Speaker, Trainer COO
Creative Director CTO Data Analytics Lead
Data Scientist Delivery Manager Delivery Manager-Key Initiatives
Deputy General Manager Designer Dev Ops Engineer
Developer Developer, Agile Coach Development Architect
Development Coach Development Lead Development Manager
Development Manager, Product Development Devops Engineer DevOps solution analyst
DevOps Transformation Lead Digital Delivery Manager Digital Marketing Analyst
Director Director – CSM/Sales/Inside Sales Director – Healthcare R&D
Director – Product Development Director – Quality Director, R&D India
Director – Technology and Consulting DIRECTOR – TEST EXCELLENCE Director – Tools Consulting
Director Agile Coaching and Quality Assurance Director of All Things Agile DIRECTOR QUALITY
Director Sales Director, Software Development Engagement Manager
Engineer Engineer – Product Management Engineering Director
Engineering Manager Engineer-Product Management Enterprise Account Manager
Enterprise Agile Coach Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Coach Entrepreneur Excellence Coach
Executive Consultant Expert Quality Engineer Expert Software engineer
Expert Systems Analyst Founder Founder and CTO
Founder, Coach & Trainer Full Stack Developer Fun Lover
Function Head General manager Group Manager
Hacker Head – Technology Delivery Head of Products
Head of Corporate Quality, Process Engineering and Agile Practice Head of Engineering Head of Engineering Services
Head of Software Development Head of Technology Consulting Head-IT
Heads Software Engineering Tools Team HR Manager Independent Quality and Testing consultant
Investment Professional IT Manager IT Program Manager
Iteration Manager Iteration Manager Agile Academy Iteration/Release Manager
Lead Lead Architect Lead Automation Engineer
Lead BI Engineer Lead Consultant-Agile Consulting Lead Engineer
Lead Operations Consultant Lead Project Manager Lead Scrum Master
Lead Software Engineer Lead Trainer Lean / Agile Coach
Lean coach and quality manager Manager Manager – B2B Gateways
Manager – CDM Manager – Engineering MANAGER – PROCESS & QUALITY
Manager – Projects Manager – Software Engineer Manager – Software Engineering
Manager, Development Manager QA Manager, Quality
Manager, Software Engineering Manager Testing Managing Director
Marketing Manager Member Technical Staff Member-Product engineer
Member Technical Staff Module Manager MTS
Owner Owner / Principal Consultant Partner & Sales Development Manager
Partner, PM Power Consulting PDM People Manager
Practice Director Portfolio Manager President & COO
Principal Principal Agile Coach PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
Principal Consultant Principal Product Manager Principal Quality Engineer
Principal Software Engg Principal Software Engineer Prinicpal Consultant
Process Coach Process Engineer Process Lead
Product Owner Product Guy Product Manager
Product Manager-I Product Marketing Associate Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner Professional Scrum Trainer Professional Scrum Trainer and Professional Series Manager
Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) PROGRAM DELIVERY LEAD Program Director
Program Manager Programmer Project Lead
Project Manager QA Consultant QA Engineer
QA manager QUALITY ENGG. Quality Head
Quality manager Quality manager and LEAN coach Quality Professional
Release Engineering/DevOps Release Manager Research Scholar
Sahi Pro Evangelist Sales Manager Scrum Master
Scrum Master / Software Engineer Scrum Product Owner Security Solution Architect
Senior Agile coach Senior Associate Senior Associate QA
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Senior Data Engineer
Senior Delivery Head Senior Designer Senior Developer
Senior Developer BI&A Senior Development Manager SENIOR DIGITAL EXPERT
Senior Director, Delivery Management Senior Director, Growth & Partnerships Senior Director of Products
Senior Engineer Senior Engineering Manager Senior Executive
Senior Lead Engineer Senior Manager Senior Manager – Engineering
SENIOR MANAGER – PROJECT Senior Manager – Projects Senior Manager, Agile Initiatives
Senior manager PMO Senior Manager Technology Senior Member of Technical Staff – Information Security
SENIOR MEMBER TECHNICAL STAFF Senior Product Manager Senior Program Manager
Senior Project Manager Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach Senior QA
Senior Quality Analyst senior Quality Engineer Senior Quality Engineer II
Senior Quality Specialist Senior SDET SENIOR SOFTWARE
Senior Software Developer Senior Software Development Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Test Engineer 2 Senior SQA engineer Senior Staff Software Engineer
Senior Systems Analyst Senior Team Lead Senior Tech Lead
Senior Technical Architect Senior Technical Specialist Senior Test Analyst
Senior Test Engineer Senior Vice President Senior VP of Product Development
Serial Entrepreneur Senior Technology Project Manager Social Scientist
Software Architect Software Consultant Software Craftsmanship Coach
Software Dev Software Dev Engineer-I Software Dev Engr Sr
Software Developer Software Development Coach Software Development Engineer Senior
Software Development Manager Software Engineer Software Engineer Lead
Software Prod & Plat Eng Team Lead Software tester Solution Architect
Software Project Manager Specialist SDET SQA
SPECIALIST SQA Lead Engineer Squad Lead
SQA Engineer Sr Agile Technical DevOps Coach Sr Analyst Business Intelligence and Analytics
Sr BI Engineering Manager Sr Bi Engineering Manger Sr Developer BI
Sr Configuration Engineer SR. consulting manager Sr Scrum Master
Sr Developer, BI&A Sr Quality Assurance Engineer Sr Software Engineer
Sr Enterprise Application Engineer Sr Recruitment Advisor SVP
Sr Project Manager Sr Software Dev Engr Systems Analyst
Sr Recruiter Staff Engineer Team Lead
Sr Software Dev Engineer System Architect Technical Architect
Sr Software Quality Test Engineer Team Architect Technical Manager
System Analyst Tech Lead Technical Team Lead
Systems Engineer I Technical Lead Technology Manager
Team Manager Technical Specialist Test Lead
Technical Consultant Technology Delivery Manager Tools Curator
Technical Solution Architect Test Architect UI/UX Evangelist
Techno-Agilist & Co-Founder Tribe Lead VP
Test Analyst Vice President VP Program Management
Test Manager VP of Community Writer and Product Manager
Trainer VPEnterprise Solutions VP Engineering
UX Manager VP, Technology

Organization – 201

[24]/7 Inc FORD MOTOR PRIVATE LIMITED Nomad8
A Global Management Consulting Firm Freecharge Northern Trust
Accelinnova Full Creative Odd-e
Accenture Gainsight Software Optus
Aconex GAINSIGHT SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITED Persistent Systems
Agile++ Engineering GE Digital Philips
AgileFAQs Tech GE Energy PM Power Consulting
AgileFolklore Google Inc Pragmatic Software
Agilemania Happy Office Prowareness Software Services
AgilePath Harman Connected Services QAI
AgileVirgin HashiCorp Qualcomm
Agisattva HCL Technologies Qube Cinema TechnologiesLtd
Allscripts India HealthSignz Techologies Quinnox Consultancy Services
Allstate Hewlett Packard Enterprise Recruiterbox
Amadeus Software Labs Hewlett Packard Global Soft Red Panthers
American Express Hexagon Capability Center India RedBlack Software
ANZ Bank HID global Reliance Jio
ARICENT Hike Messenger Renatus Consultants
Aritha Consulting Services HolleyHolland Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
AstraZeneca Honeywell Technology Solutions Royal Bank of Scotland
Barclays HPE Royal Dutch Shell
Bennett Business Solutions, Inc HSBC Sabre Airline Solutions
Bitgenics Huawei SAP Labs
Blinklane Consulting NL IBM Scaled Agile
Booz Allen Hamilton iDIA Computing, LLC Scott Ambler + Associates
Bridge Global IG INFOTECH INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED Scrum.org
British Computer Society IHS Markit ServiceNow
ByteForza Technologies IIM Bangalore SG
BzzAgent IIT Bombay Shell India Markets
Canon India Impetus SHPL
CatalystOne Info Solutions Independent Siemens
Caterpillar India India Development centre,ABB Siemens Healthcare
CBA Industrial Logic Inc SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS
Cerner Infostretch Corporation (I) Siemens Technology and Services
Checkmarx Infosys Snapdeal
Chikli Consulting Innroad Societe Generale
Cisco Intel Technology SolutionsIQ India
Cleo Software India Intentwise Somnoware Healthcare Systems
CMI ISEC SpringerNature
cOemerge iZenBridge Target Corporation
Cognizant Technology Solutions JP MORGAN Tata Consultancy Services
CommerceTest Jeeves Information Systems ltd Tesco Hindustan Service Center
ConfEngine Jet Privilege The Sociocracy Group
Cooper Jez Humble & Associates LLC Thought Leadship
CSG International Josh Software ThoughtWorks
CSO Kx Systems KBP.Media Twitter
CTL KLA-Tencor Software India Tyto Software
CTO2 Leanpitch Technologies Unisys
Dell LeanSoft Consulting UST Global
Deloitte LENSKART VERA
Digital McKinsey LitheSpeed Verizon Data services IndiaLtd
Digite Infotech LogMeIn Inc Videojet
Directing the Agile Organisation LogPoint VISA Inc
Duck Creek Technologies L&T Infotech Visteon
Edgeverve Systems MAP PD Vuclip Inc
Eight Roads (Fidelity) McKinsey & Co Wells Fargo
Ekipa.co Metadeveloper Wipro
Ellucian Misys Software Solutions Xebia IT Architects India
EPAM Systems MoEngage Xerox Technology Services India
Etimad R&D LLC Monsanto Yo4Yeah Tech
Euromonitor Mphasis ZAFIN
Exelplus Services Multunus Software Zensar Technologies
Facebook Navis Zeomega Infotech
Falcon 9 Nerd/Noir LLC Zeta.in
Fidelity Business Services NetWeb Software Zoho Corporation
Fidelity Investments Neuroequilibrium™ Diagnostic Systems Z-sharp bvba
Firmenich Aromatics NIIT Technologies Zuill Development

Country – 17

Country Count
Australia 14
Belgium 8
Canada 12
Denmark 2
France 8
Germany 12
India 1242
Israel 13
Malaysia 12
Nepal 10
Netherlands 8
New Zealand 3
Russia 16
Singapore 24
United Arab Emirates 3
United Kingdom 29
United States 53

Gender

GENDER COUNT
Female 433
Male 1036

The Power of India and Distributed Agile

The past decade, I’ve been learning how to manage distributed teams in a productive way. In 2004, I made a trip to India and fell in love with the country. I had decided to start my own company and one of the ideas I had was to offer outsourcing services to Dutch companies (I’m from Holland). In the early 2000s, it was mainly US enterprises outsourcing to India. In Europe, just a few pioneers were taking their first steps. When I walked around in India, I was amazed by the energy the IT industry had at that moment. I did see that as a Dutch, there’d be some challenges in working with people from such a different culture.

When I started out in 2005, there was no scrum and agile (they were there, but not used by many companies yet and I was not aware). Everything was fixed dates, price and traditional project management, waterfall based development. I had decided to work with teams in Ukraine, because it felt a bit closer and was easier to travel to for Dutch people (no visa, short trip, 1 hour time difference). My company started taking off in 2006-2007 and I was getting more work than my partner in Ukraine could serve. So in 2008 I decided to move to India and setup our office there.

I had no corporate budgets available to setup my Indian office, so I did everything bootstrapped. A simple office, hiring programmers one by one based on customer demand. Apart from the challenges in learning how India works, my main challenge was to make Europe-India collaborations work out. Two big challenges I faced:

1. Cultural alignment

Most countries vary in the degree of hierarchy that governs families, society, companies. In India, hierarchy plays a big role. People are used to having fathers, teachers and bosses give ‘instructions’. Because of that, the level of ‘proactiveness’ is often low. Questioning authority and challenging superiors assumptions is not done. In the US and Europe, many countries have a ‘flat’ structure. In the Netherlands for example, people are expected to question assumptions and encouraged to come up with their own ideas. It doesn’t matter what level within an organization the idea originates from. Another example is the level of openness. As a Dutch person, if I have a problem with the way you behave, I will tell you what’s on my mind. My belief is that by sharing my concern, we can find a way to solve it together. In India, people are not used to this. They’d rather polish a story, speak around the concern they have without addressing it heads on. Or they’ll say yes in all cases. As a Dutch I might not understand the message the person is giving me because I am used to getting it unpolished, straight into my face.

All the above made it challenging for us to create stable relationships between our European clients and our Indian teams.

2. The black box

When we were doing projects, the second big challenges we faced was around customers see your development organization as a black box. They don’t know who’s working on your project and they don’t know how the work gets done. Because the contract states when things need to be delivered and at what cost, they often don’t care to connect with the team members. The distance between the customer and your team are very big. Now this is the case in any software project, but the distributed nature magnifies the impact. Because the distance is big, teams often don’t have an emotional bond with the product they’re building. They don’t interact enough with the customer and are busy with the tasks assigned to them.

Things started changing for me, when we started working in teams that were ‘one’ with our customers teams. To achieve that, we used scrum. One of the biggest benefits of agile for distributed teams is the close collaboration with the product owner (who should be on the customer side in my view). If product owners are engaged, join the scrum events and make themselves available throughout the work, things change for the better. Relationships and understanding evolve from this, which leads to better quality and smoother work.

Fast forward a decade. Agile India is the biggest Agile conference in Asia. I see more agile coaches and agile transformations going on in India than anywhere else. I’m currently living in Indonesia and India is miles ahead with agility. I have learned the hard way that without agile, it’s very challenging to make distributed collaboration work. What you want to achieve is self organizing (collocated) teams in India who are empowered to use their minds to come up with their own solutions. Teams that have the freedom to do what they believe is best instead of the traditional command and control that is common in India (and many other places). You want collaborations between onshore and offshore team members that are based on the idea of ‘one team’. True partnerships instead of ‘us versus them’.
I believe India has come a long way in the past decade. Many companies have gone through the challenges I faced and have learned how to deal with them. The IT population grew more mature (and with that the availability of senior developers and leaders). It’s not only the ‘outsourcing destination’ of the world, but it’s a tech powerhouse, producing valuable products for companies across the globe.

Agile India 2017: Meet our Keynote Speakers | Pre/Post Conference Workshops Announced

Agile India 2017 is Asia’s Largest and Premier Conference on Agile, Lean, Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Lean-Startup, Kanban, Continuous Delivery, Lean UX, Product Discovery, DevOps, Enterprise Agile, Patterns and more…

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OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Isabel Evans – Independent Quality and Testing consultant

Isabel has more than thirty years of IT experience in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her work focuses on quality management, software testing and user experience (UX), She encourages IT teams and customers to work together, via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker and story-teller at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Programme Secretary of the BCS SIGiST, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups for over 20 years.

Joshua Kerievsky – CEO @ Industrial Logic Inc.

Joshua is a globally recognized thought leader in Agile and Lean software development. He is an entrepreneur, author and programmer passionate about excellent software and discovering better, faster and safer ways to produce it. As the founder and visionary leader of Industrial Logic, Joshua is currently defining what it means to practice modern agility. Modern agile practitioners work to Make People Awesome, Make Safety A Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. Joshua is a sought-after international speaker, author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, and a guru-level practitioner of Lean/Agile methods. His pioneering work in Agile processes has helped popularize Agile Readiness Assessments, Chartering, Storytest-Driven Development and Iterative Usability, many of which are now standard in Agile/Lean processes. He is an active blogger on forward-thinking, modern software topics with an edge.

Dave Thomas – Founding Director of Agile Alliance, Founder of YOW! Conferences @ Kx Systems

Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), creators of the Ivy visual analytics workbench and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines. Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. He is a thought leader in large-scale software engineering and a founding director of the Agile Alliance. With close links the R&D community Dave is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University in Canada and held past positions at UQ and QUT in Australia. He has been a business and technical advisor to many technology

companies including Kx Systems. Dave is founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences, and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.

Rajesh Rudraradhya – Vice President and Head of Engineering @ Hike Messenger

Rajesh spent more than 15 years in the Silicon Valley, working for companies like Digital Equipment Corporation, HP, Google and Motorola. He joins Hike from Motorola where he was most recently the Director and Head of Wearables and Internet-of-Things software. Rajesh’s expertise lies in creating scalable, consumer-facing software products in the mobile space, overseeing end-to-end engineering & product development life cycle, and building cross-functional teams. Offering in-depth business and technical acumen, complemented by strong expertise in shaping product strategies into tangible products, strengthening stakeholder alliances, integrating Agile best practices, and streamlining processes that increase revenue, lower costs, and create business value.

Nate Clinton – Managing Director @ Cooper

Nate is the Managing Director at the San Francisco office. In his role, he blends the decisiveness and collaborative skills of a product manager with the acumen of an economist to build bridges with people and organizations. Equal parts teacher and student, Nate leads initiatives in content creation, business development, and creative leadership.

At Cooper, he helped United Airlines find new ways to reward loyal customers, led an effort at GE Healthcare to create a strategy for the international expansion of a key product line, and designed solutions for workplace collaboration, delivering technology to schools, and the future of the connected kitchen. Before Cooper, Nate led design and product management at BuildZoom, and was a Director of Product Management at Thomson Reuters.

Mitchell Hashimoto – Founder and CTO @ HashiCorp

Mitchell Hashimoto is best known as the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Terraform and Consul. Mitchell is the founder of HashiCorp, a company that builds powerful and elegant DevOps tools. He is also an O’Reilly author. He is one of the top GitHub users by followers, activity, and contributions. “Automation obsessed,” Mitchell solves problems with as much computer automation as possible.

Jez Humble – Owner @ Jez Humble & Associates LLC

Jez Humble is co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O’Reilly, 2015). He has consulted for many Global 500 companies to help them achieve technical excellence and deploy a culture of experimentation and learning. His focus is on helping organizations discover and deliver valuable, high-quality products. He is co-founder of consulting company Humble, O’Reilly & Associates, and teaches at UC Berkeley.

PRE/POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Workshops have very limited seats. BOOK EARLY to ensure you don’t miss these great opportunities!

Modern Agile Workshop: Joshua Kerievsky

Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Pioneers and practitioners of lean and agile methods have examined weaknesses and friction points, experimented with simpler approaches, and produced agile processes that are safer, simpler and far more capital efficient. The result is modern agile. It’s values-driven, non-prescriptive and an easier starting point than antiquated agile processes. Modern agile amplifies the values and practices of organizations that have discovered better ways to get awesome results. Are you still cramming low-quality work in the end of each sprint, struggling with growing technical debt, arguing about “definition of done” or frustrated that “management/product never gives us time to do it right?”

Quality in Use: The Beating Heart of the User Experience: Isabel Evans

In today’s business environment, the user experience and the commercial imperatives have become overwhelmingly important. As testers, it is vital that we understand quality in use and the user experience, in order that we focus our tests correctly.

“Quality in Use” measures human, business, and societal impacts of products (usability, accessibility, flexibility, commercial, safety). This builds to a User Experience (UX) and are underpinned by technical and engineering qualities. For the people selling, supporting, or using the products, this is the beating heart of the customer experience. Without these “big picture” attributes, delivered software will not be acceptable, may result in reduced profits, and may not be legal. In the tutorial, Isabel will use examples from real projects to discuss how to design tests derived from the user personas, contexts of use, and acceptance criteria.

Agile Leadership: Accelerating Business Agility by Todd Little, Kent McDonald, Niel Nickolaisen

Leaders today face constant, accelerating change driven by technology and incredibly high expectations from both internal and external. As IT leaders, we need to transform our roles and our departments. In this workshop, we focus on, teach and practice the tools of transformational leadership. After each part of the training, participants are ready to use the tools to re-define their roles and deliver what their organizations need – brilliant leadership.

Disciplined Agile in a Nutshell by Scott Ambler

Disciplined Agile (DA) is an IT process decision framework for delivering sophisticated agile solutions in the enterprise. It builds on the existing proven practices from agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean software development, Unified Process, and Agile Modeling to include other aspects necessary for success in the enterprise. The one-day workshop is not technical and is suitable for all team members. The workshop is also valuable for management tasked with moving from traditional approaches to agile.

Leading Creative Ideation by Andrew Kaufteil, Nate Clinton

Crack your head open and release a surge of creative ideas with engaging activities that promote clarity, inspiration, and buzz within your organization. We’ll cover methods and facilitation tools to ensure you run fruitful brainstorming sessions, leading your team to more and better ideas. You’ll learn to frame the problem you’re solving, come up with an exploration strategy, and facilitate the session, giving you and your team new ways to get inspired and energized when looking for solutions.

Analytics Driven Testing for Mobile Apps by Julian Harty

Testing of mobile apps is easy to do poorly, however, we don’t need to be constrained by mediocrity. Instead let’s learn about the foundations of how mobile platforms and development technologies are used to create apps and how these are then interpreted by the devices the apps are installed on so that we know the sorts of bugs and problems that affect many mobile apps i.e. testing techniques that may be generally applicable to most apps.

The Art of Refactoring by Joshua Kerievsky

Code that is difficult to understand, hard to modify and challenging to extend is hazardous to developers, users and organizations. Refactoring, or improving the design of existing code, is one of our greatest defenses against such code. Yet many programmers lack formal training in refactoring. Furthermore, management tends to lack knowledge about the value of refactoring. This one-day workshop is designed to address these needs.

NoEstimates? by Woody Zuill, Todd Little

Let’s explore the purpose and use of estimates in the management of software development efforts, and consider possible alternatives. Why do we estimate and are we making estimates that are actually useful? In this session we’ll participate in some interactive information gathering exercises to see if we can gain a shared idea of our current understanding of the purpose and use of estimates. We will examine the nature of software development projects and explore some real data to shed light on the art and science of software estimation. Our exploration goal is to see if we can work together to come up with some ideas about improving on the traditional approaches to using estimates.

Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble

Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. The practice of continuous delivery sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, low-risk delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. In this workshop, Jez Humble presents an in-depth guide to the principles and practices behind continuous delivery and the DevOps movement, along with case studies from real companies and ideas to help you adopt continuous delivery and DevOps within your organization.

The Fast Foundation Workshop by Jeremy Kriegl

Once upon a time, we had ‘Discovery’, ‘Define’, and ‘Design’. These phases let us explore the problem and the audience, while conceiving a holistic solution. Now we have sprints, complete with a backlog that seems like it appears overnight and a development team that is going to build with or without design to guide it. How do we continue to create great products? This 1-day workshop enables you to engage your clients and stakeholders to quickly define the key elements of your product or project, aligns the team, and identifies critical risks. When it is complete, everyone has a good idea of what is going to be built as well as what it will take to get there.

Enabling Company-wide Agility in a Dynamic World by Jutta Eckstein, John Buck

Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Yet, doing Agile (the mechanics) is different from being Agile (the mindset). The mindset lets you apply flexible Agile patterns not only for software development teams but for whole company. In this workshop, we will examine what being Agile really means and how it can be implemented by combining principles from the Agile Manifesto, Sociocracy, Beyond Budgeting, and Open Space. We’ll draw on everyone’s experiences to show the path to transforming our companies into agile enterprises – from Board to janitor, offering concrete tools and methods that participants can apply right away.

Container-driven Continuous Deployment with Docker, Git, and Jenkins by David Laribee

In the early 2000s, eXtreme Programming (XP) introduced agility to software engineers. Contemporary cultural and technical innovations – container technology, distributed version control systems, the proliferation of free and open source software, and the DevOps movement – have significantly expanded our possibilities.

In this one day, hands-on workshop, we’ll build a modern continuous deployment pipeline based on Git, Jenkins, and Docker.

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Agile India 2017 Speaker Announcements

Conference planning is in full-gear and we have just released the first list of speakers for Agile India 2017.

We will be interviewing a number of speakers leading up to the conference.

Our first was with Woody Zuill where we delved into the topics of #noestimates and Mob Programming. Woody tells the story of how the #noestimates movement originated and goes into depth on the potential benefits of Mob Programming.

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Upcoming interviews:

  • Esther Derby – Co-Author of “Agile Retrospectives:Making Good Teams Great” and “Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management”
  • Benji Portwin & Joakim Sundin – Agile Coaches @ Spotify
  • Evan Leybourn – Author of “Directing the Agile Organisation”

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Agile India 2017 Conference – Call For Program Committee and Session Proposals

Agile India 2017 Conference

6 – 12 March 2017 @ ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru

Call for Program Committee & Session Proposals

Agile India volunteers have started working on Agile India 2017 Conference. The conference will be hosted at Hotel ITC Gardenia, a Luxury 5 Star Hotel, located in the heart of the Bengaluru city from 6th – 12th Mar 2017 (7 Days.)

We are delighted to announce Todd Little as the Program Chair for the conference.

We are now open for proposals and program committee nomination for the following conference themes:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop – March 6th
  • Agile Mindset – March 7th
  • Agility at Scale – March 8th
  • Lean Product Discovery – March 9th
  • Continuous Delivery & DevOps – March 10th
  • Post-Conference Workshop – March 11th & 12th

The conference will host 3 parallel tracks. More details: http://2017.agileindia.org/#program/theme

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