Keynote:  Enhancing Lean Value – Dr. Masa Maeda

Customers expect nothing but the highest level of satisfaction and the enterprise expects the highest possible economic outcome. But what are those levels really? How do we know the right value? In this talk I will discuss the importance of understanding that value and how to achieve the right balance to enhance the value both of them receive through Lean.!

Battlefield Agility  – Madhur Kathuria

Battlefield Agility® is a quest to make our deliveries better, more collaborative, faster and effective. It relies on age old principles from the Army to provide a holistic view of the problem landscape which a project team needs to solve and be able to succeed in this, through small, collaborative groups working in coordination to achieve the bigger goals. Battlefield Agility® derives from the Agile manifesto and principles and adds to it, the key ingredient of individual wisdom to create a plan for a team which will help it succeed in successful deliveries

A Journey towards embracing Agile as a culture in the Hyper Connected world – V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR)

Leadership For Lean Teams – Mohan Chickmagalur

Lean for Leadership focuses on the Agile Thinking mindset and a way to develop a culture of Leaders who focus on Agile Thinking than just implementing Agile tools. It helps organizations to achieve successfully the agile transformation in their organizations.

Applying Systematic Innovation to Customer Development – Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Lean Startup model teaches us how to make a beginning in  conditions  of extreme uncertainty.   The concept of  Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Leap Of Faith Assumptions are devised to keep the validated learning as the main objective.   What follows is the Customer Development  which is all about identifying the customer and collecting the right feedback to course correct. In real world situations it is common that the feedback collected can be overwhelming and  daunting.   Systematic Innovation is a set of tools that can be used to prioritize and pick the right feedback to work on.   Systematic Innovation also helps us on how to generate ideas, how to design experiments and more.  This 45 minutes lecture quickly introduces how to marry these two Lean Startup and Systematic Innovation.

A Managers Dilemma: Handling Lean Team (in Small Scale Organizations) – Soma Bhattacharya

The presentation revolves around a manager’s perception of what a lean team is and how in trying to focus on rework and avoid wastage the mistake’s he or she creates a system that eventually creates more disruption for team. To bridge these problems, why and how culture within team and organization should be cultivated and ways to make teams successful. The discussion is based on real life scenarios that are regularly seen with clients and probably are still in startup mode or smaller organizations with less than 200 employees.

Know your MVP!! – Unnat Gupta

MVP is defined as : “that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.”It doesn’t say a thing about the product being valuable to the customers or market segment. MVP is minimum viable product *NOT*  minimally marketable feature set / first release!  MVPs are the experiments we learned from on the way to our first release of the software. To us the core of the difference between “Minimally Viable Product” and “Minimally Marketable Product” is in the purpose.  An MVP’s purpose is to learn, an MMP’s purpose is to serve, understand the problem vs address the problem.

Agile Implementation – A Developer’s view – Sreedhar Joshi

With a little more than a decade into Agile development as a mainstream practice it’s a good time to introspect and see how development practices have changed and evolved over a period of time as well as how the developers needed to change to be agile. As a developer I wonder how I have evolved in terms of the practices I follow, code I write and how I operate as my organisation has adopted Agile as the software delivery process. In this talks I will present my point of view about the transformation a developer has to undergo and role he should play to fully leverage the true potential of Agile.

The degree of Understanding – DSK Chakravarthy

It is very difficult to deliver, ‘what is expected’, when someone conveys with a specific verb. Especially in Agile world, everyone has to be open to introspect & adapt within less time. This talk throws some light on the common verbs that are used in the Agile practiced projects. These words are either exchanged between a. Product Owner & Others, b. Scrum Master & Team, c. Team member & anyone, d. Etc. Agile means delivering quick, which yields early visibility. How does the Bloom’s Taxonomy can be applied to agile teams in learning what is required by the product owner? – Benjamin Bloom created taxonomy of measurable verbs to help us describe and classify observable Knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and abilities. The theory is based upon the idea that there are levels of observable actions that indicate something is h

Power Your Business through implementing lean Tenants –  Krishnamurty Pammi

Now a days, the norm of the business has been to achieve shorter cycle time to market with highest quality, excellent customer delight and at low cost. With profit margin pressures mounting on Business, program and portfolios are bound to meet their set objectives with at least 10% cost savings year on year. I would like to present core and handy Agile lean tools that have helped me achieve these targets in my experience.  I will be presenting practical ground based practices that can power our business levers through lean tenant implementation.

Agile & Lean Games – Nanda Lankalapalli

Its is best to learn new concepts by playing a game or doing an activity. In this session I am going to perform couple of activities to explain agile principles.
Ball Point Game: We play this game as one or many teams. Team(s) will learn several aspects of agile at the end of the game.
Batch and Single piece flow: We will do an activity with few volunteers to show how a single piece flow and batch flow works. Then I will demonstrate a single piece flow with WIP limits and how it improves the flow.

Kanban Pizza Game – Priyank Pathak

Learn what Kanban is, and understand core principles of Kanban in a game embedded session. Pizza game is a fun way to learn the principles of Kanban, very quick and easy way in place of only theory based sessions. Pizza game to be based on something that everybody knows about and everybody can do : ‘Making PIZZA’ that’s it. ..really. Refer more about game at- &  Learning Outcome – · Learn & Experience how a Kanban system emerges from an existing process. · Learn & Experience a whole Kanban system · Understand the effects of limiting your Work in Progress · Experience self-organization and adaptation · Understand the core principles of Kanban & Have fun!

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