Wednesday 7th October, 2015
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Agility and Leanness demands collaboration at all levels and practices including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, release planning, show and tells and portfolio planning to name a few. These sessions become really challenging with globally scattered teams. Engaging the teams initially and then keeping them engaged throughout the iterations is a kind of “wicked problem”. Still - technological advances and innovative collaboration techniques help us improve the situation and mitigate this risk to a reasonable extent.
In the past 15 years of professional life - I have not come across any software organization that does not have outsourcing engagements to another part of the world. Most of the time - South Asian countries are at the receiving end as they try to deliver the outsourced pieces of work from the Western world. Recently - the trend is shifting towards near-shoring where the outsourcing partners are in Europe (approx 1 hour timezone difference).
In this talk - we will explore the typical challenges faced by distributed agile teams and how to address them through technology, improved culture and collaborative initiatives.
Director, Agile & Lean Transformation - Agile CoE at AstraZeneca bio from LinkedIn
Director for Agile & Lean Transformation in Agile Centre of Excellence (or Agile CoE) at AstraZeneca
For the past 15+ years, he has been an instrumental global change management consultant with the passion for transforming the linear mind-set into leanness and agility for continuous improvement & culture change.
He brings a wealth of diverse experience from nearly all major verticals for Fortune 500 organisations including AstraZeneca, ebay, GE, Pearson, Xerox, Standard Life, DWP & DfE to list a few.
Naveed has a radiating energy with coaching to help you develop your organisation into a stronger innovative global competitor with carefully crafted iterative and incremental methods. His expertise is in recognizing potential change catalysts, nurturing them and developing future leaders.
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