Program

Day 1, 17th November 2017

TIME TRACK 1 TRACK 2 TRACK 3
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00 – 10:00 Opening Session (Talk 1)
10:00 – 11:00 Evolutionary Design: XP’s Most Important Forgotten Practice – James Shore Add DEVOPS wings to Test Execution – Rajendra Prasad (RP), Vijeth Srinivas Hegde
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break & Networking
11:15 – 12:00 Refactoring: Guided by Design Principles, Driven by Technical Debt – Ganesh Samarthyam Monoliths to MicroServices – Architecture patterns and migration principles – Rajith Raveendranath Are You Killing Mr. Jenkins? – Quang Nguyen
12:00 – 12:45 Finding the designer in you – Sriram Suryanarayanan Continuous Testing of Near Real-time Asynchronous Messaging on Web – Tiju Titus John
Setting up a Continuous Delivery platform at scale – experience from the banking domain – Amir Jaballah & Vincent Fuchs
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15
14:25 – 15:10
TDD/BDD on Infrastructure as Code (IAC) – Test-Driven Infrastructure – Vinay Krishna Model Complex workflows with GoCD for Continuous Delivery & Infrastructure as a code (IaC) – Vivek Sridhar

Disrupted Agile with AI: Myth or Reality? – Jeffson Felix Dsouza & Rajendra Prasad (RP)

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Talk 2

15:10 – 15:25 Coffee Break & Networking
15:25 – 16:10
16:25 – 17:10
Test driven debugging – Pradeep Kumar NR Uncovering Emergent Design with TDD and Clean Code – Narayann Swaami Talk 3—————————————————————
Talk 4
17:10 – 17:30 Day 1 Closing Session

 

Day 2, 18th November 2017

TIME TRACK 1 TRACK 2 TRACK 3
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00 – 9:45 Opening Session (Talk 2)
9:45 – 10:30 Sholay to Startrek – Deepak Gururaja & Prabhaker Panditi Testing in the world of micro services – Ramya Our transformation journey to bring value to the business in short intervals of 3 weeks from 3 months – Jayashree Giridhar
10:30 – 11:15 Hey Managers, Code Coverage != High Quality Unit Tests – Shekhar Gulati Significance of software development models – Rayan Dasoriya Test Driven Development for Data Streams – Narayann Swaami
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break & Networking
11:30 – 12:20 Myths of Devops transformation – Greatest Hits: – Sasnka Pavan Kiran Ravula Microservices, Containers & Orchestration – A match made in Heaven! – Akshat Paul Raising Digital Quotient of highly regulated financial institution with Monolithic to Microservices Journey – Ashok Kumar Pandey
12:20 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 15:00 Introduction to Test-Driven Development with JavaScript (Part 1) – James Shore Hands-on Continuous Delivery with Jenkins (Part 1) – Vivek Ganesan
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break & Networking
15:15 – 17:00 Introduction to Test-Driven Development with JavaScript (Part 2) – James Shore Hands-on Continuous Delivery with Jenkins (Part 2) – Vivek Ganesan
17:00 – 17:30 Day 2 Closing Session

*Timings and Tracks mentioned in the Program list are tentative, the time slot could change.

James Shore

Evolutionary Design: XP’s Most Important Forgotten Practice

You’ve heard about test-driven development, continuous integration, and refactoring. But what about evolutionary design? This controversial practice is fundamental to success with XP, but it rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this session, we’ll take a close look at what evolutionary design is, why it’s so important to XP, examples of its use in real projects, and how you can put it into practice.

60mins

Main hall

beginner

James Shore

James Shore is a thought leader in the Agile software development community. He combines deep technical expertise with whole-system thinking to help development teams worldwide achieve high throughput, market focus, productivity, and quality. His work helps teams generate opportunities, reduce risk, and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions. James teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He’s a featured speaker at conferences around the world. He led his first Agile team in 1999 and conducted his first Agile team transformation in 2000. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s 2005 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and is co-author of The Art of Agile Development (O’Reilly, 2007). In 2012, InfoQ named him “[one of the] most influential people in Agile.” Today, he focuses on helping people who are willing to make dramatic changes in order to achieve great results.

http://www.jamesshore.com

Ganesh Samarthyam

Refactoring: Guided by Design Principles, Driven by Technical Debt

When teams claim to use refactoring as an integral part of development process, why is that they still churn out code with poor-quality designs? When popular IDEs support automated refactoring, why do developers still check in smelly code? When developers understand and appreciate design principles, why do they still struggle to apply them in practice? These are the practical questions this session attempts to answer through a detailed case-study on a compiler code base. The session covers specific instances of smells and how to refactor them by applying design principles. This session also shows how refactoring plays a central role in Test Driven Development (TDD) and how design patterns naturally emerge when refactoring is guided by principles. The key take-away for participants is a clear understanding of how smells occur as a violation of design principles and how they can be refactored so that technical debt can be kept under control in their projects.

45mins

Ganesh Samarthyam

• Co-founder of CodeOps Technologies (www.codeops.tech) • Corporate trainer for the following topics: Design Patterns, Java 8, Refactoring, ChatBots and Serverless architectures • Co-author of the book "Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt", Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, 2014 (foreword by Grady Booch and Dr. Stéphane Ducasse). • Worked in Siemens (Corporate Research and Technologies, Bangalore) for six years on software engineering consultancy, training and applied research. • Worked in Hewlett-Packard’s C++ compiler team, STSD, Bangalore for 4.5 years. • Served as member of ANSI/ISO C++ standardization committee (JTC1/SC22/WG21) from 2005 to 2007 representing Hewlett-Packard. • Have IEEE’s PSEM (Professional Software Engineering Master) and SECI (Software Engineering Certified Instructor) certifications. • Have conducted many SCP, CSDA, and CSDP trainings representing IEEE. • Trained 1000+ software engineers over a period of five years in Siemens Technology Services (STS); also, played a key role in designing/delivering QuAD (Quality Aware Development) and FOCUS (FOUndation Curriculum for Software Engineers) training programs. • Contributed to courseware for IEEE’s SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP) and NASSCOM/NSDC Qualification Profiles. • Wrote “The Joy of Programming” column in “Linux for You” magazine from 2006-2013. • Author of peer-reviewed research papers and patents. • Organizer of Core Java, JavaScript, Container Developer, Craftsmanship and CloudOps meetups in Bangalore and Co-organizer of Software Architect Bangalore meetup.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganeshsamarthyam/

Amir Jaballah & Vincent Fuchs, Societe Generale - GSC

Setting up a Continuous Delivery platform at scale – experience from the banking domain

It’s easier to benefit from all the Continuous Delivery practices when you’re a start-up working on latest technologies with everything in cloud… You wouldn’t expect a 150+ year-old bank to get there anytime soon, would you ? This presentation will show that with a clear strategy supported by top management and motivated teams to implement the vision, it is possible !

45mins

Amir Jaballah & Vincent Fuchs, Societe Generale - GSC

Amir Jaballah is the Global head of Continuous Delivery platform for Societe Generale GBIS, providing service to 7000+ developers all over the world : - Source Control with GitHub Enterprise - Continuous Integration and quality checks with Jenkins, TeamCity and Sonar - Binaries repositories with Nexus & Nuget - Infrastructure as Code - Deployment Automation with XLDeploy - And many more ! Vincent Fuchs is a technical manager , CD architect and coach and an intensive user of the platform for many years now.

Rajendra Prasad (RP)

Add DEVOPS Wings to Test Execution

As our client’s get ready for the disruption in the new, we partner with our clients to streamline application delivery and enable IT to adapt to the pace of business, using automation and DevOps. “Continuous Delivery” is the NEW that large enterprises are adopting to increase their business responsiveness and competitive edge. Key phase of continuous delivery that accelerates the time to market is testing. Hence Continuous Testing is an integral part of Continuous delivery. Continuous Testing enforces higher quality from development cycles i.e. Test Early, Often and Automatically. There are well Defined Quality Gates for Development, to let better quality code enter in testing cycles. Quality/Test Automation and Orchestration of Automated Steps includes Automated Environment Provisioning, Automated Unit Testing and Code Quality/Coverage, Automated Functional and Non Functional Tests, Orchestration of Automated Steps and Continuous Feedback and Improvement. “Continuous Testing” enables higher quality Development Culture, Strong Governance Model, Development Quality – First Time Right and Acceptance to feedback for coding practices Automate Everything mindset

60mins

Rajendra Prasad (RP)

Rajendra Prasad (RP) is the Lead, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, Accenture Technology Services. In this leadership role, RP focuses on driving efficiency in of Application Services across the IT application lifecycle. He leads the team that created and currently deploys Accenture myWizard, an intelligent automation platform with Artificial Intelligence at its core. Through his engagement with clients and being a part of their journey to stay relevant and competitive in the increasingly digital world, RP plays a critical role in making automation a key component to optimize the clients’ applications. RP leads a team of highly qualified professionals across geographies that create IP and leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP and Digital coworkers. In addition, RP extensively contributed to the strategy for Agile processes, which includes developing latest applications, Agile capability, automation for Agile and building a transformation approach for IT Dev. Earlier in his career with Accenture, RP led the Quality and Process Excellence for the Delivery Centers for Technology in India, and established the CMMI and People CMM process maturity across the organisation. With over 22 years of experience in the industry, RP has played various Leadership roles across geographies in a number of Fortune 500 companies, providing clients delivery leadership, project management and strategic process improvement. He has an approved patent to his credit and close 20 patents filed to patent offices worldwide. With close to 30 papers in various international journals and conferences, RP is currently writing a book on 20 - Practical Leadership tips for a fulfilling career. The book covers his career experience working with various leaders across corporations

Vinay Krishna

TDD/BDD on Infrastructure as Code (IAC) – Test-Driven Infrastructure

“At the time when we write code to manage configurations and automate provisioning of infrastructure in addition to deployments. It's known as Infrastrcture as Code (IAC). We are also responsible to verify that it works flawless, we need to come out of typical developer syndrome "It's working at my machine".This workshop will help to learn and understand how we can apply TDD/BDD concepts on IAC and similar benefits can be achieved such as increasing code quality, improving overall design, and allowing safe refactoring throughout a project.”

1hr 40mins

Vinay Krishna

A technologist by heart, Vinay has over 15 years of experience in software development. As an Agile Technology Coach he has been helping many teams in their adoption journeys with technical flavours and methodologies including Scrum, XP, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

Vivek Ganesan

Hands-on Continuous Delivery with Jenkins

1hr 45mins

Vivek Ganesan

Vivek Ganesan is the author of the book "Blameless Continuous Integration" and a secret 'Super Hero' at SolutionsIQ who helps organizations, teams and individuals to be better and happier that they are. He lives in Hyderabad and spends his leisure time envisioning and writing about technology and agile software development and sometimes, singing in his bathroom. Vivek is an agile practitioner. He is a Certified Agile Coach, SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum Professional(CSP), Certified ScrumMaster(CSM), a learner and a public speaker too. He spoke at Agile India 2015, DevOps Conference - Bangalore, Discuss Agile Conference, XP Conference, Business Agility Roadshow 2017, BizDevOps Master Webinar Series, etc. Vivek is an open-source enthusiast and has contributed to open source projects like Mozilla.org, Hadoop, HBase, Karma, etc. He also authored some tutorials in the Community Tutorials section of HortonWorks Sanbox VM.

http://www.vivekganesan.com

Tiju Titus John

Continuous Testing of Near Real-time Asynchronous Messaging on Web.

Web socket messaging is becoming popular to build real time web applications. Testing such systems are challenge for agile teams because of the asynchronous, real-time nature of the messaging used in such communications. This can make continuous integration and continuous deployment difficult, thus reduces the velocity and agility of agile teams. This paper shares the how a product team which build real time collaboration tool build a test suite to for real-time asynchronous message testing. The paper discusses in detail about limitations of existing tools. It also explores how the team build a test suite by combining different frameworks and solved the problem. It also explores challenges and learnings to build such a system and running the test suite as part of CI/CD pipeline. It also talks about how to build performance testing for such asynchronous messaging system.

45mins

Tiju Titus John

Tiju is a Technical Architect working with McAfee in Bangalore on the security management platform. His prior experience includes building real-time collaboration solutions, IOT management platforms, Application Performance management solutions etc. He is a certified scrum master and agile practitioner. He had published papers and hold patents in Application Management, Telecommunication and Collaboration domains. Before McAfee he had worked in companies like Polycom, Nokia Solutions Networks, HP.

Rajith Raveendranath

Monoliths to MicroServices – Architecture patterns and migration principles

When migrating a monolith to a microservices based architecture, it is usually easy to do what is required. However, it is tough to not do what is not required. Teams struggle to manage the incidental complexities related to 1) Structured Composition, because of a procedural approach 2) Centralized data 3) Concurrency We need alternatives to these conventional techniques. Taking the Apache HDFS NameNode module as an example, the demo would discuss the alternative principles which simplifies the developing of microservices.

45mins

Rajith Raveendranath

Rajith leads the Quality and DevOps teams at SunTec Business Solutions, empowering the engineering teams with suitable processes and infrastructure. Before joining SunTec, he has held delivery leadership role at Huawei Technologies. In a career spanning two decades, he has lead delivery projects in the areas of Telecom Core Networks, eCommerce and Android applications and middleware. Rajith is also actively involved with Software Engineering communities working on Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

Vivek Sridhar

Model Complex workflows with GoCD for Continuous Delivery & Infrastructure as a code (IaC)

Continuously delivering high-quality software to production in a rapid and reliable manner requires coordinating many automated steps. GoCD is an open­source tool built by ThoughtWorks to handle exactly this scenario, with the concept of deployment pipelines at its core, it manages complex workflows over many nodes and enables transparent, traceable promotion of trusted artifacts across environments. While it is possible to craft deployment pipelines on top of continuous integration tools and also design workflows for docker and Infrastructure as a code. The objective of this workshop: Model a complex workflow for a product release. Building pipelines and value streams. Visualizing workflow in GoCD. How to trace releases with upstream pipelines. GoCD - environments, environment variables, plugins, tabs, integrations, artifacts, etc Modeling Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with GoCD

1hr 40mins

Track 3

Vivek Sridhar

Vivek is a tech enthusiast with over 11 years experience in the Software Industry. He is currently working as a Developer Advocate with DigitalOcean and has been a Technology Advisor to several tech startups. Previously he was Head of DevOps & QA at Blackbuck and was a DevOps Solution Architect at HCL (Australia) in client engagement. Vivek started his career with IBM Rational (INDIA Software Labs) and is passionate about working with software developer communities.

Quang Nguyen

Are You Killing Mr. Jenkins?

Continuous Integration is crucial in modern software development. Therefore, a lot of teams involve Mr. Jenkins (or other similar tools) and hope for a better quality software. But do they know that they are killing Mr. Jenkins? My talk will answer this question and introduce 3 levels of good practices to maintain a healthy, strong and long living Continuous Integration Culture.

45mins

Quang Nguyen

Quang Nguyen has more than 12 years experience in the Software Development industry. He has worked in eXtreme Programming, Scrum and Kanban environments with multiple Agile roles, from developer, scrum master, product owner to scaled agile manager. He works as a full-time Agile Coach for DEK Technologies, a hardware and software outsourcing company. His job is about building up an Agile Culture and a Happy Organization. He focuses on 3 agile levels in the company • Agile at the organization level • Agile at the team level • Agile at the individual level He is a board member of Agile Vietnam Community, chief organizer of XP Day Vietnam, administrator of DevOps Vietnam Community and has attended as a speaker in Agile conferences around Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam).

Sriram Suryanarayanan

Finding the designer in you…

In today's world 2 species stand prominent - HUMANS and DEVICES. We go about doing our routine tasks mindlessly, taking things for granted. We expect our devices to 'UNDERSTAND' and 'HELP' us out when in 'NEED'. But...how is it possible for us to expect this from THEM (devices), when we ourselves have forgotten the HUMAN aspect? Let us UNDERSTAND ourselves first, to make sure THEY understand us. Hear me out and let's listen to your thoughts!

45mins

Sriram Suryanarayanan

After graduating from National Institute of Design, Sriram specialized in the domain of User Experience (UX) Design. He was fortunate enough to apply these learnings in diverse industries like Telecom, Insurance, Banking, Healthcare & Hospitality. During his tenure at Samsung Electronics (SRIB), work mainly revolved around ‘Make for India’ products. Their team won the Zinnov Award for Design Thinking. Sriram, currently works as a Design Director, Interactive Experiences (IX) – IBM Design Studio, Bangalore. During his spare time, he engages in storytelling, writing articles, mentoring design students and conducting Design Thinking Workshops.

Jeffson Felix Dsouza

Disrupted Agile with AI: Myth or Reality?

Applying Agile is a mindset change rather than a process change compared to traditional methods. Some of the typical challenges faced by teams in the Industry while practicing Agile are: • Limited experience with agile • Slowing down of work due to limited access to Product Owner • Incomplete\less detailed user stories leading to high onshore dependency • Struggle to keep momentum with continuous churn of agile events through active participation and to maintain quality of artefacts (backlog, burndown, impediment list, retrospective action log) These challenges manifold when delivery teams within the Industry are practicing distributed agile at scale. In the last couple of years within the IT industry we are seeing the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The questions which come up are: • Can AI disrupt Agile with practical use cases? • Can AI help in the mindset change? • Can AI address the above challenges? • Is AI in Agile a fad that will wither away with the passage of time? At Accenture, we have been grappling with these questions and we will share our answers based on our practical experiences through the Virtual Scrum Master. We will also share on what the future holds in the field of Agile in AI.

45mins

Jeffson Felix Dsouza

Jeffson Leads the Agile Community of Practice at Accenture. Expertise in adopting Agile and Lean. In his role, he is responsible for strategizing and implementing of Agile in the Organization.

Narayann Swaami

Uncovering Emergent Design with TDD and Clean Code

This demo seeks to present the uncovering of an emergent design by presenting some original examples. It will focus on the emerging patterns that are thrown up as a part of the process of writing a test, failing it, writing code to pass it, and refactor it as the process goes along. Sufficient ‘smell the coffee’ breaks are given as the demo uncovers (and the audience is stopped) to ‘notice’ these breaks (and well, smell the coffee). Along the way, some applications of SOLID principles are explored, along with clean code concepts. The examples and code are in the works. Fun element: Real coffee smelling :), audience to go and get some coffee to smell/coffee chocolates if timing does not coincide with coffee availability!

105mins

Narayann Swaami

Narayann Swaami is an Agile Technical Coach with Societe Generale. He has worked as a developer, support engineer, technical manager and Agile Coach. He is passionate about exploring and discovering new approaches to existing problems and application of Agile practices to solve technical and process problems in new areas. At Societe Generale, He coaches teams in their journey of improvement on XP and Software craftsmanship practices like TDD, BDD, Clean Code, Refactoring, Comprehensive Testing, Continuous Integration and Automated Deployment as well as occasionally in DevOps practices. In the recent past, he has implemented scaling initiatives at the organizational level as well. He is also a keen student and follower of Domain Driven Design, Microservices and Design Patterns.

James Shore

[Workshop] Introduction to Test-Driven Development with JavaScript

In this half-day workshop, we introduce the fundamentals of test-driven development and refactoring. We’ll discuss the red-green-refactor testing loop and see how it works in practice. If time permits, we will build on the basics to also introduce the fundamentals of incremental design. We’ll work in Node.js and use a combination of live demonstration and participant coding to illustrate the concepts. Audience: This is an introductory session for programmers who are new to test-driven development. Programming knowledge is required. Prior experience with JavaScript is recommended. Come prepared to code.

240mins

Track 1

intermediate

James Shore

James Shore is a thought leader in the Agile software development community. He combines deep technical expertise with whole-system thinking to help development teams worldwide achieve high throughput, market focus, productivity, and quality. His work helps teams generate opportunities, reduce risk, and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions. James teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He’s a featured speaker at conferences around the world. He led his first Agile team in 1999 and conducted his first Agile team transformation in 2000. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s 2005 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and is co-author of The Art of Agile Development (O’Reilly, 2007). In 2012, InfoQ named him “[one of the] most influential people in Agile.” Today, he focuses on helping people who are willing to make dramatic changes in order to achieve great results.

http://www.jamesshore.com

Ramya

Testing in the world of micro services

In this talk I will be highlighting the different types of tests that are needed to confidently deploy microservices. I will also be sharing success stories of how we implemented these tests in our microservices (using few opensource tools). On a high level, I will be speaking about: 1. The Test Pyramid - Explain about the The "Ice-cream Cone" Anti-pattern and also go deep on how a "Test Pyramid" is the best testing pattern to follow. The talk also explain how the test pyramid could be implemented practically. - Unit Tests - The talk highlights on why a high coverage of unit test is needed. - Integration Tests by mean of Consumer Driven Contracts - using "Pact" - I would explain how integration tests are a must have for microservices and how it was implemented in our microservices using PACT - an opensource library. - Component Tests by means of Service Virtualization - using "Hoverfly" - I would explain the need for component tests and how it could be achieved using HOVERFLY - an opensource tool. I would also explain a few places where hoverfly did not help us and how we built a very simple tool to adddress our scenario (In an Event Driven Architecture) . - Journey Tests (UI E2E Tests) - I would also touch upon the kind of UI Tests that we need to write which is maintainable and less brittle. On the whole, the talk would be on how we are implementing the "Testing Pyramid" patterns to achieve high confidence in testing our microservices.

45mins

Ramya

Ramya is passionate about building/designing test frameworks.She loves to build robust automations which would enable safe and quick delivery of code to customers! “Simple, but powerful” is her slogan for building frameworks/tools. She has around 10 years of experience and is currently enjoying her role as a Lead SDET in Freshworks. Prior to Freshworks, she has worked in PayPal and Amazon. She is also actively involved in WomenWhoCode Chennai Chapter and helps in organizing the monthly meetup for the same. She resides in Chennai with her 3 year old angel and her husband and parents. On a personal front, she enjoys travelling and hanging out with family and friends. Sheryl Sandberg had been her all-time inspiration!

Jayashree Giridhar

Our transformation journey to bring value to the business in short intervals of 3 weeks from 3 months.

Sharing my experience on how we are able to deliver our incremental product in a cycle of 2 to 3 weeks. The long journey that we have taken to achieve our objective, the changes that we have brought in terms of organization, skills, infrastructure and mindset which has also increased the confidence of the business on our deliveries as they are able to see business value delivered in a very short interval with good quality. Will also be speaking about the challenges faced during our journey.

45mins

Jayashree Giridhar

Jayashree Giridhar(VP at Societe Generale), working with Societe Generale for more than 16 years in various roles. A seasoned professional with about 18+ years of industry experience in various stages of large scale software product development covering areas of financial services (FinTech) and Insurance Domain. Currently responsible for a complete transformation of the flagship Product into a micro-service based model using an advanced Digital tech stack and Continuous Delivery practices so as to provide value to the business in short intervals.

Test Driven Development for Data Streams

Data Streams are the new in-thing, making data transformations on real-time data without the need for storing it. This talk explores ways and means of applying Test Driven Development to a real-time scenario that involves incoming streams. The takeaway from this talk is to demonstrate that planning and sample data sets can indeed provide the base for driving development using the right tests and seek to provide a base template to approach test driven-development for working with Data Streams and unit test planning for these streams. The talk will also showcase how to make TDD work for several scenarios related to Data Streams using Apache Spark

45mins

Deepak Gururaja

Sholay to Startrek

This talk takes the participants through the challenges that the team and the organization go through while adopting XP practices. The state of the team before introducing XP practices is comparable to the Indian Legendary movie Sholay, where there are 2 protagonists, with all the possible armory, who write code, check in, and check out at will.

The team sees a different world when they start their journey of XP adoption. At first, it seems like Star Trek, where they seem to have landed on a different planet. To start with, they cannot name variables "Manchester United" just because they love football. They see design and development practices that are put in place, and standards being practiced, instead of a breadth of randomness. Though the journey is beneficial, the team members often go through a learning curve and cycles of "Why do I have to do it this way" to "Oh, yes, it makes sense now"!

The talk focuses on the 4 distinct aspects of this change - Individual, Team, Behavior and Skillset needs. These 4 aspects, when plotted on a graph, leads to 4 quadrants. The authors will also talk about some of the focus areas for the organization in each of these quadrants, that will ensure optimal success for the transformation.

45mins

Deepak Gururaja

Deepak is a spirited coach, with more than a decade’s experience in Agility. He is an Agile Consultant at SolutionsIQ, a premier Agile Transformation Service Provider in India. He has experience working for varied organizations previously which includes Infosys, Dell, Symphony Services, SunGard, etc. He has worked across breadth of domains like Banking, Education, Server hardware and software, ERP solutions, etc. He is a proponent of “Teach by Experience”. Deepak is an advocate of the thought that, transformation happens only when an individual goes through an experience that challenges his or her belief system. Over the past few years, as a herald of Gamification, Deepak uses innovation games and various activities, which make participants question status quo, and help them transform businesses from the traditional way of working to synchronous, goal-oriented methods. Currently, Deepak is involved in the transformation of one of the largest Financial Institutions of the US.