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Submitted Conference Content

Full name

Yashasree Barve & Amoli Upadhye

JobIT Professional
emailyashasree [dot] barve [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone number91-22-6732-2516
CompanyTata Consultancy Services
City (Country)Mumbai
Time 45'
Type of ConferenceConference > 100 attendees

The World is Flat - And so is Agile!


Yashasree Barve has been working as a technologist in Tata Consultancy Services since last 13 years. She has an extensive experience in delivering solutions for Enterprises. She has executed and worked on several projects in the role of a developer, designer and architect across multiple domains such as Insurance, Retail, and Hi Tech using various technologies such as Java, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Ruby on Rails and such. She is also a core member of the Agile community in TCS evangelizing Agile within TCS by bringing the community together and organizing internal conferences. She has also spoken on Engineering Practices last year in Agile Tour Pune. Amoli Upadhye has been serving TCS for the past 7 years and has been an agilist since the last 4 years. During her total experience of 7 years, she has worked on IT projects that were executed using Waterfall, RUP and Agile(Scrum) models. She is continuing to enjoy her current role of a Product Owner / Business Analyst as she gets to see IT (and software requirements, in particular) from business sponsors’ lens. Her activities have primarily included requirements gathering, elicitation and communication between the sponsors and development teams. She loves to develop my problem solving and analytical ability skills, among other things, while working with development teams and sponsor communities. For example, negotiating a requirement due technical limitations with sponsors or conveying critical (or worst, changed) business priorities back to development teams.


As the world has flattened with the globalization, Enterprises have taken to the offshore IT services as a way of life. Teams working together across the seas have learnt ways to work effectively with each other to develop software. Agile brings us new concepts of emphasizing on individuals, interactions, collaboration, responding to change, which cannot be achieved in isolation. While Agile is growing up in Enterprises, the distributed environment brings its own challenges. The whole concept of developers talking to the product owners all the time, and evolving architecture and requirement while developing is overwhelming. The offshore delivery centers to wake up to this new reality, and prepare themselves to excel with this new model. This has been one of the favorite topic of discussion with many of our customers over more than a year now, and distributed agile a reality we have been living for over four years now. Amoli and I would like to delve into an interactive session including a role play, discussing various challenges of the distributed agile, and the ways in which we address these challenges in our day to day life. We would like to talk about the best practices that we believe would help the teams collaborate better while working in distributed fashion using Agile



Benefits for the attendees

The audience would recognize the challenges they face in distributed agile, and would be able to relate to or learn from the ways we would propose to address the same. We believe it would help the individuals and teams to connect better as an agile team, and scale new heights.
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