Scrum Day Bangalore 2021

Conference Schedule

2:00 PM - 2: 15 PM

Welcome Address

02:15 PM - 03.00 PM
Gunther Verheyen
Independent Scrum Caretaker
Ullizee Inc

Welcome Keynote Address

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
Padma Satyamurthy
Enterprise Transformation Leader
Walmart Labs

Tying the metrics with business impact

Every organization is focused on creating an impact and finding the fastest route to make a business impact for their 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 customer? 4) Have we prioritized our backlog according to the business value? And so on…

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

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

And also touch upon, how can we scale these practices at organization level.
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Stefan Wolpers
PST, Agile Coach & Scrum Master
Berlin Product People GmbH
Alexander Bergmann

Agile Metrics Survey — The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

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.
06:15 PM - 07:00 PM
Chris Lukassen
Head of Product
Xebia Academy

A battle-plan for your first 30 days as a Product Owner.

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 inspect 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.
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
Nagesh Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
Flow Sphere

Key challenges & ways to navigate to data-driven ROI improvement

The COVID crisis has created massive shifts in customer behavior, accelerating Technology Transformation by years. One key differentiator for the resilience of the organizations is their ability to harness technology to increase organizational agility. Hence, Executives have started increasing their investment in Learning and Development to support their transformation initiatives. However, more often, these executives are disappointed with the ROI of their L&D investments . The single biggest pitfall causing low or no ROI from these programs is the lack of a rigorous, data-driven approach to target, measure and continuously improve the ROI of the program at every step of the way. In this talk participants will explore how to avoid this pitfall by delivering learning programs that integrate the ROI Methodology® with agile principles, values and practices.
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Chandan Lal Patary
Enterprise Agile Transformation
Samsung Electronics

Descaling Organizational Complexity to Expedite Product Delivery

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.
06:15 PM - 07:00 PM
Sonya Siderova
Founder & CEO

The 3-Step Product Management Guide: How to Set and Manage Realistic Goals Using Your Past Performance Data

Here is the only guide you'll ever need to set and manage realistic goals using your past performance data. In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to make reliable commitments with the right tools: The data-driven approach to making forecasts using your historical performance data.
  • How to determine the best time to start your work: Increase the likelihood of delivering on time by identifying the ideal date range to start a task.
  • The most effective approach to managing the flow of work effectively: How to manage your tasks in progress to make sure you hit your commitments.
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
Maarten Dalmijin
Senior Product Owner

Delivering on time is overrated

Building a product is not about what you build, but how it is received. How funny a joke sounds in your head doesn't matter if there is an uncomfortable silence in the room after it leaves your lips. The same applies to features, it's not about the intention but how they are actually used.

Unfortunately, we often don't apply this same wisdom when building features. Instead of thinking how we can evaluate what we build makes a difference, we focus on hitting timelines and delivering features as specified. Then after we're done, we move on without looking back.

Why does this happen? And what should we be doing instead?
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Erich Buhler
Founder and Director
Enterprise Agility University

Going beyond agile during turbulent times with Enterprise Agility

Companies are currently experiencing an accelerated or exponential change of markets, but humans are not physiologically prepared to adapt to them. When there is an abrupt disruption, the organization's strategy is impacted, products must be aligned with the new reality, and individuals need to become comfortable with change. Enterprise Agility involves new techniques and conceptions, which challenge many of the ideas coming from agile.

To build a company with good levels of resilience, it is necessary to use advanced techniques that make it possible to influence individuals, processes, and ways of thinking. Focus must also be placed on important concepts such as neuroplasticity so that individuals can adapt to exponential change, and continue to delight customers and deliver innovation in a sustainable way.

During this session, Erich R. Bühler, director of the Enterprise Agility University and author of the book Leading Exponential Change, will be speaking about enterprise agility, and new models for increasing flexibility and resilience across the whole company.
06:15 PM - 07:00 PM
M S Banu Prakash Raje Urs
Agile Coach

Tall tales from transformations - Reminiscences of an Agile Coach

As a coach being part of 2 major, large scale transformation programs over the last 6 years, recounting some interesting stories related to metrics, measurement at team level, Tribe, Organization level, including how transformation is managed.

To measure or not to measure? If you measure what to? How?

What is the human relation to metrics in general and how does that show up in Organizations, especially an Agile Organization.

These stories will touch upon the pitfalls, results, learning's and what could be done better. The significance of language and context around the metrics for success.
07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
John Riley
Professional Scrum Trainer
Ready Set Agile, LLC

Bharath Srinivasan
Professional Scrum Trainer

Daria Bagina
Professional Scrum Trainer

PSM III & PST Journey Preparation

During this innovative Train Talk, moderated by a PST, 3 Panellists share their experience in their own journey towards becoming a PST. Learn about

  • How to prepare for PSMIII examination
  • How to prepare your PST Application
  • What resources you can use in your journey
  • How to prepare for the PST Peer Review

08:15 PM - 09:00 PM
Patricia Kong
Product Owner of Enterprise Innovation and Leadership Solutions

Measuring what Matters - What Success Looks Like for Agile Organizations

Metrics are a powerful tool for measuring progress against goals, but like all power tools, they can become dangerous in unskilled hands. When used in informed ways, they can improve focus and lift outcomes, but when mishandled, they can increase waste and inflict real damage. This talk will explore why focusing success on activities and outputs leads to poorer results than focusing on outcomes and how to improve and align your measures with strategic goals using Evidence-Based Management, a framework developed by that uses value as evidence and is focused on improving business agility empirically.