Agile Convention 2013
1st Agile and Scrum Event in Noida

Presenter’s Picture

Agile Reluctancy in India
Anju Gahlawat
Dat...
Before we start….
• Laptops/ mobiles are more dearer when they
are inactive 
• All thoughts specified here are my viewpoi...
Agile has less popularity in India?
The Basis of analyzing the popularity of Agile in
my talk revolves around two things:
...
Undisciplined Agile
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

No Guidelines, No processes and No Plans
No Documentation
Assumptions/Myths with Agile
Compromise in Quality
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• There is a
compromise in
quality due to early
delivery and less
docu...
No Separate Testing Phase
Assumptions/Myths with Agile
Fear of Senior Management
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• Ahh….there is no
project manager
in Agile…What to
do now? Will I...
Difficulty in scaling distributed team
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• How can I scale my
team?
• How can I
collaborate wi...
More Freedom To Team
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• Independent and
self-organized team
can do whatever
they want leading...
Welcome changes anytime
Assumptions/Myths with Agile
Defining Milestones
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• In the fast paced
agile development
methodology,
determining the
miles...
I know all Agile
Assumptions/Myths with Agile
Pair Programming
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• Why should I
waste one of my
resource keep
sitting and looking
on the par...
Agile is for new development only?
Assumptions/Myths with Agile

• I am working in a
support and
maintenance project.
Do I...
Everything in my plate in one go

Habitual of
Command Control
Habitual of living in

BOSS is always
right. How can I
take decisions?
I will follow his
orders only.
Retrospectives

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Habitual of

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Communication leads to valuable fee...
Decorative and fancy user stories
Habitual of

• Gold plating
• Too Many Details
(not INVEST)
Thinking Too Far Ahead
Habitual of
I know we are only in
iteration 1, but I did story
3 and knew that story 322 is
depende...
So leave all myths and Habits to
• Text

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www.agilenoida.wordpress.com
Thank You.

Agile Noida India
www.agilenoida.wordpress.com
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  • testing is not a phase. It is integrated into Development & Testing. QA is not the last line of defense but involved at the beginning of the project. Agile testing focuses on testing iteratively, as often as stable code base is available, until quality is achieved from end customer‘s perspective.
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    1. 1. Agile Convention 2013 1st Agile and Scrum Event in Noida Presenter’s Picture Agile Reluctancy in India Anju Gahlawat Data Engineer at TCS www.agilenoida.wordpress.com
    2. 2. Before we start…. • Laptops/ mobiles are more dearer when they are inactive  • All thoughts specified here are my viewpoint and experience and may differ from person to person. • Please shout on the spot in case you have any query rather than waiting for the Q&A slide.
    3. 3. Agile has less popularity in India? The Basis of analyzing the popularity of Agile in my talk revolves around two things: • Assumptions/Myths with Agile • Habits
    4. 4. Undisciplined Agile Assumptions/Myths with Agile No Guidelines, No processes and No Plans
    5. 5. No Documentation Assumptions/Myths with Agile
    6. 6. Compromise in Quality Assumptions/Myths with Agile • There is a compromise in quality due to early delivery and less documentation
    7. 7. No Separate Testing Phase Assumptions/Myths with Agile
    8. 8. Fear of Senior Management Assumptions/Myths with Agile • Ahh….there is no project manager in Agile…What to do now? Will I lose my job?
    9. 9. Difficulty in scaling distributed team Assumptions/Myths with Agile • How can I scale my team? • How can I collaborate with my team scattered in different locations at different time zones?
    10. 10. More Freedom To Team Assumptions/Myths with Agile • Independent and self-organized team can do whatever they want leading to Indiscipline
    11. 11. Welcome changes anytime Assumptions/Myths with Agile
    12. 12. Defining Milestones Assumptions/Myths with Agile • In the fast paced agile development methodology, determining the milestones would pose challenges.
    13. 13. I know all Agile Assumptions/Myths with Agile
    14. 14. Pair Programming Assumptions/Myths with Agile • Why should I waste one of my resource keep sitting and looking on the partners computer when he can also code?
    15. 15. Agile is for new development only? Assumptions/Myths with Agile • I am working in a support and maintenance project. Do I need Agile?
    16. 16. Everything in my plate in one go Habitual of
    17. 17. Command Control Habitual of living in BOSS is always right. How can I take decisions? I will follow his orders only.
    18. 18. Retrospectives Bl am eG am e OR Sil e nt R et ro sp e ct ive s Habitual of • Communication leads to valuable feedback which encourages simplicity allowing the courage to change
    19. 19. Decorative and fancy user stories Habitual of • Gold plating • Too Many Details (not INVEST)
    20. 20. Thinking Too Far Ahead Habitual of I know we are only in iteration 1, but I did story 3 and knew that story 322 is depended on it, so I did that one too! Cool huh! www.agilenoida.wordpress.com
    21. 21. So leave all myths and Habits to • Text G A e B E IL www.agilenoida.wordpress.com
    22. 22. Thank You. Agile Noida India www.agilenoida.wordpress.com

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