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Tushar Somaiya

JobInternal Agile Coach & Development Manager
emailtushar [dot] somaiya [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone number+919869209689
Entreprise/OrganisationNess Technologies
Ville (Pays)India
Type de conférenceConference > 100 attendees

Agile Management = SCRUM + Coaching + Mentoring


Tushar Somaiya is a Certified Scrum Master & Certified Scrum Professional having 10 years of experience in IT industry working in different roles with companies like Kanbay, Satyam, Hexaware & Ness. He has managed multi-million dollar projects for huge conglomerate clients like PCFC, Unilever & HSBC in fix bid as well as EDC/ODC TnM model. He has over 3 years experience in Agile Project Management using SCRUM methodology. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified System Business Analysts & ITIL Foundation Certified. He is an active member of IIBA, Scrum Alliance, Computer Society Of India and an active volunteer for PMI Agile Pilot. Tushar is an internal Agile Coach at Ness Technologies and has written white papers on project sizing & estimation, delivered numerous sessions & presentations on project management. He has developed training courses and conducted various trainings on Agile on SCRUM. He has taken numerous sessions on Agile & SCRUM for PMI Mumbai Chapter. He is known for his pleasing personality, unconventional thinking & style which is reflected in his trainings as well.


Share and discuss thoughts on: 1. Management = Man + Manage + Men. It was always about people and NOT about processes, tools and methodology!!! 2. Agile, especially SCRUM, brings focus back onto people!!! 3. Explain "natural progression" of an agile project manager / scrum master to Coaching & Mentoring 4. What is coaching and mentoring? Narrate / bring out live examples. Not in details due to time constraints!!! 5. SCRUM itself is based on coaching principles with strong + sharp questions across SCRUM life cycle like 3 questions in daily standups, questions in retrospects etc... Did you think of SCRUM this way before? Did you think of coaching & mentoring as a natural progression for an agile project manager?


Should know what is Agile & SCRUM.

Bénéfices pour les participants

SCRUM is "deceptively simple" !!! Attendees will benefit by knowing and understanding how SCRUM brings out focus on people keeping processes lightweight and effective. They will learn about, what I call, "natural progression" of a manager to coaching & mentoring. They will also realize the need for coaching & mentoring skills. They will realize that SCRUM is not just another process / methodology. It is much deeper!!! With its deceptively simple framework it "frees" up manager to focus on "team"!!! This new perspective will help them become a better agile project manager, better person & better change catalyst!!! (Hopefully)!!!
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