Agile Kerala 2013

Abstract

Title: Why so serious? A Bollywood tale of an Agile team

Author(s):

Joe Zachariah
Product Development Manager
Confidential Consulting Company
India

Abstract:

Often times, as an organization matures into its Agile adoption space, many people begin to start looking at Agile as just another process, and forget that the one of the main tenets for Agile is 'People over Processes'. Ultimately we are all here to build exciting, quality assured, on time and within scope products and along the way also have some fun. But what if the team does not gel well together, to such an extent that it begins to affect the quality of the deliverables?

That's the time when we need to look within our bucket of Agile best practices to understand which of those we can employ to even build a stronger team. Practices such as pair programming, continuous builds, retrospectives, etc. are all best practices which when employed at the right moment and at the right time, can help a team get together.

In this presentation, I am putting together a few songs from Bollywood movies, to describe in a fun way a team's transition through the four stages of team building - forming, storming, norming and performing. And how using some Agile best practices, the team could tide over the storming phase and move over to the performing phase.

This will be a 30 minute presentation, in which the first 5 minutes I will be talking, followed by about 20 minutes of video presentation, and some Q&A for the last 5 minutes.

Keywords:

Agile team, team building, team dynamics, Agile best practices, Bollywood

Duration:

30 mins

Session Type:

Talk

Comments:

I have a rough draft of the video that I have prepared. Have uploaded on Youtube as a private video. This is of course just a rough draft and needs to go through further edits to come to a more entertaining, but meaningful video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6bhFNWalE

Topic(s):

Culture, People and Teams

 

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