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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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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!
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?”
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Over the last 9 months, our program team of 26 volunteers from 8 different countries have worked together to put together a fantastic program for you.
We got a total of 333 proposals and have selected 108 proposals spread over 10 days.
We are happy to confirm that we’ve 86 Speakers from 18 countries presenting at this very conference.
The team has worked very hard to make sure we’ve a nice balance of topics selected for you at the conference.
Choose from 5 Conferences:
- Agile Leadership Conference
- Agile Team Culture Conference
- Enterprise Agile Conference
- Continuous Delivery and DevOps Conference
- Lean Startup Conference
And 16 Pre/Post Conference Workshops:
- Agile Portfolio Management Workshop by Shane Hastie – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- How to Roll Rocks Downhill Workshop by Clarke Ching – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Agile Engineering for the Web Workshop by James Shore – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Disciplined Agile In A Nutshell Workshop by Scott Ambler – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Liquid Organisation Workshop by Stelio Verzera – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Agile Leadership Academy: Scaling Agile by Sanjiv Augustine – Mar 14, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Getting2Alpha: Build your MVP faster and smarter with Game Thinking by Amy Jo Kim – Mar 20, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Lifting Off Workshop by Ellen Grove – Mar 20, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Test Automation Code Retreat Workshop by Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan – Mar 20, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Lean Product Development Workshop by Jez Humble – Mar 20, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Building a DevOps Culture Workshop by Nicole Forsgren – Mar 21, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Agile Software Development for Distributed Teams Workshop by Jutta Eckstein – Mar 21, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Large-Scale Scrum Introduction Workshop by Ran Nyman – Mar 21, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Collaboration Tools Workshop by Michael (Doc) Norton – Mar 21, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
- Agile Management – Management 3.0 official training Workshop by Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez – Mar 21, 9:45 AM – Mar 22, 6:00 PM
- The Nexus – Scaled Professional Scrum workshop by Steve Porter – Mar 22, 9:45 AM – Mar 23, 6:00 PM
Register here: https://confengine.com/agile-india-2016/register
Agile India 2016 Sponsors
Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting the conference.
- Title Sponsors – J.P. Morgan & Temenos+Agility
- Theme Sponsors – Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, Scaled Agile Inc. and IBM
- Gold Sponsors – Crest and Aconex
- Conference Book Sponsor – LitheSpeed
- Reception Sponsor – Scaled Agile Inc. and Chef
We’ve a couple of more sponsorship opportunities available.
Also there was a proportionate drop in the number of sponsors. 14 sponsors in 2014 as opposed to 11 in 2015. So many people ask us why the numbers dipped? That’s a fair question. Following are the reasons why we think the numbers dipped:
- We moved from Four 1-day mini-conferences to Two 2-day mini-conferences. (So naturally the count will dip. In 2016, we are back to Five 1-day mini-conferences.)
- In 2015, we shrunk the program team size to 9 members from 29 members in 2014. Reason: we wanted to experiment and see what happens if we don’t decide the team upfront, but add members to the team only based on their contributions (esp. via the Submission System.) I guess that did not work out all that well. In 2016, we are back to a 26 member team that is decided upfront.
- Overall the planning for the 2015 conference was delayed. Only in Sep 2014 we started actively working on the conference. As opposed to starting in July 2013 for the 2014 conference. (For 2016, we started work in June 2015 itself.)
- Part of the reason for the delay was because, we were busy planning the Agile Pune 2014 Conference. Now planning 2 fairly large, international conferences on the same topic, 4 months apart, can lead to them competing with each other. Each year we do organise a bunch of smaller, regional conferences. However with the Pune conference we got bit ambitious. A good lesson learned.
- The themes selected for the 2015 conference was a repeat from the most popular themes from 2014 conference. In hindsight, that was a bad idea. Participants and Companies want something new every year. (For 2016, we have 5 brand new, relevant and trendy themes: Research Camp, Lean Startup, Enterprise Agile, Continuous Delivery & DevOps and Agile in the Trenches.)
I can go on…but you get the idea.
This does not mean we will stop experimenting. We’ve been successfully running this conference for 11 years and every year we try something new, something different. That’s what keeps the excitement & enthusiasm for us (a group of volunteers, with regular day-time jobs.)
Agile India volunteers have started working on Agile India 2016 Conference. We are planning to host the conference at the same venue (Hotel Chancery Pavilion) in Bangalore from 14th – 21st Mar 2016 (8 Days.)
We are now open for proposals to following conference themes (and here are their theme chairs):
- Research Camp (March 15th) – Jyothi Rangaiah and Ashay Saxena
- Lean Startup (March 16th) – Nitin and Tathagat (ad interim)
- Enterprise Agile (March 17th) – Evan Leybourn and Ravi Kumar
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery (March 18th) – Joel Tosi and S Sivaguru
- Agile in the Trenches (March 19th) – Ellen Grove and Leena S N
More details: http://2016.agileindia.org/#program/theme
The conference will host 3 parallel tracks. The CFP Early Bird Submissions will close on Sep 10th.
Please submit your proposals at http://confengine.com/agile-india-2016/proposals
Speaker Compensation: http://2016.agileindia.org/#speaker/compensation
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Agile India 2016 Conf is Asia’s Largest & Premier Conference on Agile, Lean, Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Lean-Startup, Kanban, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Patterns and more…
This time we are hosting a mega eight-day conference, starting on March 14th (Monday), where experts and practitioners from around the world will share their experience. The number of parallel tracks will be decided based on the quality of proposals we get. We are hoping that conference will host at least 3 parallel tracks.
Overall Agenda (tentative):
- Pre-Conference Workshop – 14th and 15th March (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
- Research Camp – 15th March (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
** Research Paper Presentation
** Open Space
** Brainstorming on improving Industry-Academia Collaboration
- Executive Leadership Conclave – 15th March (5:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
*** Keynote – 60 mins
*** Fishbowl – 90 mins
*** Group Activity on Future Direction – 90 mins
*** Cocktail Dinner Party
- Lean Startup – 16th March (9:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
*** Customer Development (Product Discovery)
*** Crafting MVPs & Safe-Fail Experimentation
*** Design Thinking
*** Lean UX
*** Lean Delivery
*** Actionable Metrics
*** 90 mins Hands-On Workshops
- Enterprise Agile – 17th March (9:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
*** Scaling Agile – Frameworks
*** People (career) & Performance Appraisals
*** Tools – Portfolio Management, Distributed Teams
*** 90 mins Hands-On Workshops
- Continuous Delivery & DevOps – 18th March (9:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
** Culture Transformation
** Software Craftsmanship
*** TDD/BDD, CI, Refactoring
*** Evolutionary Design
*** Test Pyramid
*** Legacy Code
** Cross-functional Team Collaboration
** DevOps Tools – Build, Deployment, Monitoring
** 90 mins Hands-On Workshops
- Agile in the Trenches – 19th March (9:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
*** Agile Challenges (20 mins experience reports only)
*** Abuse of Agile (20 mins experience reports only)
*** Agile Hacks – How did you tweak std. agile practices to work in your context (20 mins experience reports only)
*** Agile Tools Ecosystem
**** Visibility Tools – Project Management, Information Radiators
**** Feedback Tools – Code Quality, CI, Deployment, A/B Testing
*** 90 mins Hands-On Workshops
- Post-Conference Workshop – 20th and 21st March (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
We need your help to pull this off.
Roles, Responsibilities and Compensation for Program Committee Members: http://bit.ly/ai2016-program-team
–> Over the next 10 months, you would be expected to dedicate 30 mins every day (including weekends) to fulfil your role. Only if you are sure you can commit to it, please apply.
DUE DATE: May 15th.
Apply here: http://bit.ly/agileindia16-cfpc
A quick update on upcoming conferences:
- Selenium Conf 2014 – 4th Annual Selenium Conference. Draft program schedule is now available at http://seleniumconf.org/#program. Also you’ll notice that the registration for the 4-pre-conference workshops are also open now. We’ve limited seats, grab them now at http://booking.agilefaqs.com/selenium-conf-2014
- Functional Conf 2014 – 1st Functional Programming Conference in India. Draft program schedule is now available at http://functionalconf.com/#program. Last few smart registration seats are left. Grab them at http://booking.agilefaqs.com/functional-conf-2014
- Agile Pune 2014 – July 31st is the last day to submit your proposal for the conference. We have already received 27 proposal. You can view them at http://confengine.com/agile-pune-2014. Also last few seats are left for the Early-Bird registration. Book your seats at http://booking.agilefaqs.com/agile-pune-2014
- Agile DC 2014 is accepting proposal till Aug 15th. So far, we have 33 great proposals submitted. Check them out at http://confengine.com/agiledc
We are delighted to present Linda Rising and Joshua Kerievsky, as our keynote speakers for the upcoming Agile Pune 2014 Conference. The conference will be hosted at Hyatt Regency, Pune on Nov 21st and 22nd.
The Agile Pune 2014 is a volunteer-run, non-profit event organised by the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI). The goal of the conference is to bring together Agile enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialise, and work together on advancing the state of Agile/Lean Software development.
Simplicity, quick feedback cycles, systems thinking, mistake proofing, transformational leadership, building quality in, relentless improvement via inspect and adapt, evolutionary design, cross-functional collaboration, sustainable pace, self-organisation and safe-fail experimentation are some of the core tenants of the Agile and Lean mindset. They help teams embrace uncertainty and make them more change resilient. This conference is dedicated to deep-dive on these topics.
Agile Pune 2014 is a two-day conference, starting on Nov 21st (Friday), where experts and practitioners from around the world will share their experience on topics related to our theme, “Action Precedes Clarity”. The conference will host 3 parallel tracks. We also plan to host pre-conference workshops to help you get world-class training directly from our international experts at affordable rates.
If you are interested in presenting at the Agile Pune 2014 conf, please submit your proposals at http://confengine.com/agile-pune-2014
Super early bird registrations starts today. Register now at http://booking.agilefaqs.com/agile-pune-2014
To know more about the conference, please visit http://pune.agileindia.org