#RSGI14 – 50d: Gamifying the Release Planning and Estimation


Let’s face it. Estimation is a difficult beast to deal with, more so on an agile project specifically, when talking at the release level. Features are needed to scale, because it’s too difficult to manage large programs with just user stories. Release planning becomes too detailed if you don’t have a middle tier of features representing what you’re trying to build.

Does this happen with your software releases too???


Gamifying the Release Planning and Estimation

Presenter: Ms Savita Pahuja

To understand how you can solve the challenges faced during Agile Release Planning, How to estimate Epics, Features and Stories and to learn the all new concept of “Feature Points” join our speaker Savita Pahuja as she takes you through a fun, gaming session on Agile Release Planning and Estimation

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 is convening on 11th and 12th July 2014 at The Trident, Hyderabad.

To register and join the conversation, please visit the gathering website:http://scrumgatheringindia.in


A Thank you note and an invitation

We started a journey 4 years ago with a wish to give a platform to agile practitioners in India to communicate, collaborate and express to the whole world at the lowest possible costs and closer to their homes.

Agile Tour 2013 events saw our belief in the community grew stronger and deeper. Agile Tour Hyderabad and Chennai saw participation from close to 200 delegates from 87 companies participating, sharing and celebrating the Agility together.

The highlight of events this year was the strong content and knowledge shared by speakers. It was perhaps the first time that all of our 26 speakers received a feedback rating  of > 75%. So, Thank you speakers for making this happen and being committed to the cause.

A special thanks is due to our Sponsors @ScrumAlliance who have been with us in every Agile Tour event in India  till date and are truly leading the way in helping us change the way we work.

Our other wonderful national sponsors Xebia , do deserve a credit for sending some wonderful gifts and great knowledge sharing sessions our way.

And, the last note of thanks has to be for those, without which we could not spread our little wings:

Agile Hyderabad, ITsAP, NASSCOM, PMI Pune Deccan Chapter, PMI Chennai Chapter and SPIN Chennai.  Thanks for being there for us.

As we say adios to 2013, We would like to invite you to our next big event in 2014, The Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 . Let’s meet again to celebrate the togetherness and fun.

Photo memoirs from Agile Tour India events:


Agile Tour Chennai Presentations:


Agile Tour Hyderabad Presentations:


On behalf of ISEC governing council and all members we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Keep smiling forever.

Community Learning with Agile Tour 2013


Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process

Community and peer learning is the best form of learning and every year, Agile Tour events in India bring you the best platform for participatory , experiential learning. This year too we bring you a bouquet of learning topics and opportunities at a city near you.

Do join in and learn from the practitioners at Agile Tour 2013 events in Hyderabad and Chennai this November and December



  • Lean Value Innovation
  • Leadership for Lean Teams
  • Passion vs Ration
  • Systematic Innovation
  • Lean tenants for Business
  • Lean principles using TDD
  • Battlefield Agility

Register here for Agile Tour 2013 Hyderabad



  • Agile Contracting
  • Scaling Agile using SAFe
  • Agile=Jugaad?
  • Effective Requirements
  • Distirbuted Agile Challanges
  • Fish!ing with Agile Teams
  • Agile in Global Development

Register here for Agile Tour 2013 Chennai

Agile Tour India -2013 – Registrations Now Open !

Early Birds Offer is on !

Original Ticket Price – INR 2500/- Per Person

Early Bird Price – INR 2100/-Per Person (Last Date to avail this offer is 10th October 2013)

Register here for Agile Tour 2013 Hyderabad

Register here for Agile Tour 2013 Chennai

India’s connect to the Agile Tour world of 90 cities across 65 countries: Just a few more days…and your favorite Agile conference is back to a city near you!

Agile Tour 2013 – Hyderabad:

  • Lean & Kanban
  • Agile Tools

Lean Software Development significantly combines experience of software and systems development with industrial production management and product development. The Hyderabad “agile toolkit” constitutes both an examination and justification of agile practices in terms of lean thinking, and a recipe book of techniques for organizing and executing software projects. The insight of agile, in getting back to fundamentals of how we can work together to deliver things of human as well as commercial value, is compelling; the thrill of lean lies in the discovery that we are not alone.

Agile Tour 2013 – Chennai:

  • Distributed Agile Model
  • People and Collaboration Tools for Agile Teams

Can distributed Agile development be successful ? Chennai conference will bring out the best practices in the Distributed Agile model along with experiences and ways of implementation of this model, challenges that must be overcome, the benefits attained by using this model and whether it is worth using this methodology ! Come, Learn, Present & Discuss @ Lean-Kanban / Distributed agile with us. Be a part of Agile Tour India at Hyderabad and Chennai.

Agile Tour India 2013 – Call for Speakers

Agile Tour India is back and like every year, this year too we bring you the latest trends in the Agile world.

Back in 2010, when we started Agile Tour events in India, the Agile wave in India was just starting. We could see first signs of adoption of Agile methods in few organizations across India. Three years and 15 events later, this wave has taken monstrous proportions.

More than 80% of software organizations across India now use some form of Agile methods. The adoption maturity has gone from being Novice to practitioners across the industry. More and more projects and teams are learning, adapting and growing using Agile methods. Agile knowledge has become an essential qualification in most Job Descriptions.

So what next?

What are the next steps for a mature agile organization?

In this year’s Agile tour events, we bring you the new Lean wave which is sweeping the world and also, the oft asked yet unanswered question , “Does Agile work in a Globally Distributed environment ?

We are now inviting case studies, papers and workshops focused on these themes mentioned below from Agile practitioners and coaches:

Agile Tour 2013 – Hyderabad:

Track1 :Lean & Kanban; Track 2:Agile Tools

Agile Tour 2013 – Chennai:

Track 1:Distributed Agile Model; Track 2:People and Collaboration Tools for Agile Teams

To Submit your session, click here.

Looking forward to see you at ISEC events.

-Team ISEC

Announcing Agile Tour India 2013 events

ISEC is proud to bring the 4th edition of Agile Tour India events to Hyderabad and Chennai.

This year’s Agile Tour events will focus on the growing trends on Lean Methods and Tools and on the oft asked and unanswered question of ” Does Agile work in a globally distributed environment ?”

The schedule of the Agile Tour India conferences is as follows:

Agile Tour 2013-Hyderabad: 

Date: 30th November 2013

ThemeLean Methods and Tools

Event Link

Agile Tour 2013-Chennai:

Date: 14th December 2013

Theme: Agile in Global development environment

Event Link

The call for speakers is now open.  Please visit the event pages to know more and submit your sessions.

We are also inviting limited sponsorships from organizations who are interested in getting their work and passion known to the Agile community in India.

To know more about our sponsorship plans, please write to us at org@indiascrumcommunity.org

Thank you India !

Scrum Gathering India Regional 2013, The biggest Scrum Carnival in India was a great success with 550 participants, 37 speakers & 15 volunteers from 137 companies. With delegates from 13 nationalities, SGI 2013 was a melting pot of Cultures, thoughts, emotions, themes and learning

ISEC organizing committee would like to thank each one of its members for making our humble effort at bringing a Scrum Gathering to India a big success.

We look forward to providing more opportunities to Scrum, Lean and Agile Enthusiasts in India many more opportunities to collaborate and learn.

Photo memoirs from the conference are available here

Presentations from the conference are available here