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AgileNCR 2020

What’s in it for me! - Sudipta Lahiri

  • Understanding the lack of connect with our teams
  • A combination of macro and micro approach to create alignment
  • The macro approach: Applying “Fit for Purpose” thinking to our teams; identifying the purpose why our people choose to be with us.
  • The micro approach: Identifying each person’s career orientation; understanding where there is alignment and where there is a disconnect.

Key Take-aways for the audience

  • Recognise that the one-size-fits-all approach does not work if we want our teams to resonate with our message
  • We have to do a lot of groundwork to understand our teams. A combination of approaches is needed
  • “Fit for purpose” approach helps us understand the kind of people we want to hire/keep and what we need to do more to make that happen. It helps us to understand vice-versa too. The “Career Orientation” approach helps us to understand every individual, their aspiration and then try to create a to alignment with the organization’s/team‘s objectives

Inner-Engineering and Agility - by Anand Murthy Raj

We have learnt enough about agility and Agile/SAFe principles. The world is moving into a transformation zone, where if the principles are not realized, the existence becomes challenging. While we know that the change is inevitable, we resist change. I would like to share a few examples from the industry where organizations have embraced change to live agility.

Some weak organizations perish during a crisis, some good organizations live the crisis, while some other great organizations thrive during a crisis.

What’s the secret? This is what I will share at the Agile NCR

Key Take-aways for the audience

  • The audience will be surprised to see how a few organizations have taken steps and strategies that have helped them to convert crisis into business advantage. The steps to be taken are simple and subtle, however, the inner engineering in the organizations have led to this great success. The audience will learn about the inner engineering that is more important at crisis and not the external and visible actions.

Leading with Agility - Shane Hastie

The future feels more uncertain than ever, but we can be sure that the world won’t be the same “after.” Everything that surrounds us is in turmoil, organisations are adapting and responding, adopting and discarding practices and approaches.

Implementing frameworks in a vain quest for silver bullet solutions, often without really understanding why and what the limitations of a particular approach are. Yesterday’s leaders are not equipped to deal with today’s challenges, and no-one knows what tomorrow will bring.

Like every facet of our work continues to change, so must leadership.

In this session, agile thought leader and learning expert Shane Hastie will explore what effective leadership looks like in an exponentially changing world. Leading with agility requires that we move beyond bad habits and adopt new principles of leadership. This change starts from within.

Join this session to explore how to change oneself first by developing personal agility and then develop people through meaningful relationships. Gain a deeper understanding of what it means to elevate, not delegate, and unearth the tenants behind effective leadership development in a world where agility is more important than ever.

Your Digital Future Powered By SAFe® - Pranjal Swarup

Businesses globally have faced disruptions at a speed and scale unprecedented in the modern era. Return to the next normal is not a phase, it’s the way of operating. With so many uncertainties and the need for fast learning to navigate through them effectively, enterprises are embracing business agility. In this talk, Pranjal would discuss the need for business agility, how the enterprises which adopted business agility were able to achieve sustainable growth, and what do the enterprises need to manage productivity and cost in the Indian context.

OKR and case study of its adoption in Tavisca - Amit Ranjan

A few bullet points on the topic:

  • What is OKR (Objective and Key results)
  • Difference between OKR and MBO
  • Steps and stages in implementing OKR
  • Challenges in adopting OKR

Key Take-aways for the audience

  • Evolution of OKR through MBO
  • Why OKR is important for Agile Organizations
  • Achieving organizational objectives through OKR
  • Case study of OKR adoption in Tavisca

Scrum Day Bangalore 2020

Tying the metrics with business impact by Padma Satyamurthy - Scrum Day Bangalore, Powered by Xebia

Every organization is focused on creating an impact and finding the fastest route to make a business impact for its customers. It then becomes critical to answer questions like 1) What is business value? 2) How do we know the impact on the customer? 3) Do we know this was the right time to deliver this value to the customer? 4) Have we prioritized our backlog according to the business value? And so on

To answer these questions, the organization needs to explore “How can we measure this?” And back up this with “Are we using the right metrics for our measurements?”

This presentation will focus on what metrics helps organizations see true value impact, identify improvements to ensure value streams are flowing seamlessly, and few common metrics that are not essentially metrics at all!

And also touch upon, how can we scale these practices at an organisational level.

Welcome Keynote Address By Gunther Verheyen - Scrum Day Bangalore 2021

Gunther Verheyen is a world-leading Scrum Coach. He has 16+ years of experience, has published two best-selling books on Scrum ("Scrum - A Pocket Guide" and "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know"), and has closely collaborated with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum. He is a licensed Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org and his company, Ullizee-Inc, is a member of the Professional Training Network of Scrum.org. More at https://guntherverheyen.com/about/

Agile Metrics Survey — The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown by Stefan Wolpers and Alexander Bergmann

In 2020, more than 1,100 peers from all over the world participated in the Agile Metrics Survey. This survey shall help answer a critical question: What agile metrics do companies use that claim “agile” is an established practice throughout the organization? Moreover, are there differences between industries, countries, and the size of the company? Let’s have a look at the most exciting findings.

A battle-plan for your first 30 days as a Product Owner by Chris Lukassen

Getting a good start is paramount for having success off in your role. But what can you do? The Scrum Guide doesn’t provide concrete help other than inspecting and adapt, but what to inspect? What to adapt? How to discover what is expected of you? In this fun and practical session, we will go through a playbook for a great start.

Descaling Organizational Complexity to Expedite Product Delivery by Chandan Lal Patary

As an Organization we are inquiring, are we prepared to endure up with the speed which the market is calling for?

Are we competent to grapple up with the speed at which competitor is able to seize the market?

What is wrong with our speed?

We were market leaders once, but what is taking place and what will crop up in the future?

Most of the leaders are seeking these questions among themselves and building strategies to fixate on for the survival traits or win back the market leadership with Radical innovation.

Most of the enterprise has evolved to develop into a heavily stable hierarchical structure, now modern organizations demand agility with stability.

Achieving both requires considerable reforms to be accomplished in Culture, Structure, People, Process, and tools. How fast can we bring those revolutions, do we have the capacity and capability to carry on those changes? If not, what will happen to the Product delivery speed and market penetration?

Can we establish Organization as a machine to Organization as an Organism?

Let us talk about a few of these factors to work upon and enable an organization to thrive with agility.

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