Call For Papers

AgileNCR 2016 – Call for Papers

Building upon 7 years of a powerful legacy, AgileNCR is committed to showcasing the most salient developments in enterprise agility, lauding innovation, and bringing together some of the most conversant minds in the business. Therefore, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the Agile NCR 2016 submission portal for session proposals is now open.

We invite interactive sessions, case studies, and experience-sharing reports from Agile Practitioners all over the world, for the AgileNCR 2016 conference, scheduled to occur on December 9-10, 2016 at Delhi-NCR. The session abstracts must be submitted under one of the 4 Conference Tracks, and will be reviewed by an independent Review Committee.


Future of Agile Coaching

Culture comes before everything else. It has been proven time and again that collaborative well balanced teams achieve success in every single area they choose, while a collection of brilliant misaligned individuals moving in opposite directions rarely is capable of accomplishing anything significant. Have you enjoyed enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. Here is your chance to display and share your experience as an Agile coaching. Your learning’s, your to do’s and not to do’s.

Agile/Scrum beyond IT

Scrum is usually associated with the software development process, but its flexible, iterative approach has been drawing interest lately from many non-IT teams. A recent study by the Scrum Alliance revealed that 36 percent of organizations with active Scrum projects are using it outside of IT in some capacity. Have got an experience of using Agile in non IT space, like HR, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing or any other non SW domain, come share your ideas, thought process and enlighten the world with your findings, learnings and observations.


Agile DevOpsified

DevOps is a term for a group of concepts that, while not all new, have catalyzed into a movement and are rapidly spreading throughout the technical community. Like any new and popular term, people have somewhat confused and sometimes contradictory impressions of what it is. DevOps is a large enough concept that it requires some nuance to fully understand. DevOps has strong affinities with Agile and Lean approaches. The old view of operations tended towards the “Dev” side being the “makers” and the “Ops” side being the “people that deal with the creation after its birth” – the realization of the harm that has been done in the industry of those two being treated as silo’ed concerns is the core driver behind DevOps. Come share and educate the world on DEVOPS and nuisance of it, the techniques on this front, tools that are utilized and how value is derived from using DEVOPS. We call upon you to share your experience on this front.

Agile in Big Data analytics
(The How & The Why)

Enterprises of all kinds are becoming more agile out of necessity. While the movement began with the software teams in many organizations, the rapid pace of today's business environment requires companies to become nimbler. Data-related initiatives, including analytics, are no exception. The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Have you tried your hands on Agile Analytics or using Big data with Agile? Would you like to present your findings and or learnings to a larger audience? Educate them and help them understand the nuts and bolts of the system? It your time and show, Grab the center stage make your presence felt …

Submission Guidelines

AgileNCR offers speakers a prime opportunity to out forth their ideas and experience and reach an audience comprised of an enthusiastic group of Agile practitioners, evangelists, and thought-leaders. Thus, the sessions that would be presented at the event will be carefully curated by an independent Review Committee, to make a comprehensive learning experience for the attending delegates. Prospective speakers are requested to read the submission guidelines very carefully, as abstracts may be rejected due to non-compliant submission formats.

Submission Format

The sessions in AgileNCR will be of 45 minute duration, The abstracts submitted for review must contain the following elements:

  • Session Title
  • Session Subtitle (if applicable)
  • Session Type: Research / Case Study / Experience-Sharing session
  • Track Categorization: Select one of the 4 Conference Tracks
  • Session Summary: A brief 100 word summary of the session topic, which will help attendees understand the context and pique their interest.
  • Description: A 500-word description of the session format and agenda, with key focus on the principles and concept to be illustrated by the session.
  • Learning Objectives: What would be the key outcomes and take-aways from the session, for the audience.
  • Presentation History: If you have presented on this topic before, please provide references and links.
  • Target Audience: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Primary and Co-Authors
  • Comments: Any additional information that you feel will aid the abstract review.

IMPORTANT: It is of primary importance that speakers only present content that they have undisputed ownership of, or have received explicit written consent to share and present from the concerned parties that claim ownership. Any submission that does not satisfy this criterion is very likely to be rejected.

Important Dates

Jul 15, 2016

00:01 GMT +5:30 : Submission Portal Opens

Sep 30, 2016

23:59 GMT +5:30 : Submission Portal Closes

Oct 1, 2016

Session Abstract Review Begins

Oct 20, 2016

Result Notifications Sent

Oct 30, 2016

Deadline for Selected Speakers to Confirm

Nov 10, 2016

Conference Agenda Announcement

Nov 15, 2016

Submission of Final Presentation

Dec 9 - 10, 2016

AgileNCR 2016

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Submitted Papers
(In order of submission)

Sr. No. Author Title Track Summary Description
1 Deepanshu Goyal
My Learnings & Experiments with Truth
Agile Scrum Beyond IT I believe that the basic skills i.e. energy, passion and commitment are more than enough to accomplish any task. Results may not be always encouraging, but if you know that you are putting your heart and soul into your work then there is a inner satisfaction. In such situations, one should not lose hope, retrospect, think for a possible solution and keep trying. I believe this is Agility ! With this thought I would share a case study on how a team with limited knowledge & budget hosted a world class event in Chandigarh
Flow of the session will be: 1. Introduction 2. How I learnt about Agile /Scrum? 3. Why Agile Chandigarh was formed? 4. How did we manage to host a world class event with limited resources and knowledge?
2 Parveen Kumar
Continuous Delivery in Agile
Agile Devopsified This session intends to share the real world experience of implmenting continuoud delivery with Agile Teams which is integral part of DevOps transformation. Session will cover implementing Contnuous Delivery both at the team and enterprise level
Agile is all about delivering the working software in smaller iterations. But whilst many teams are following iterative development practices, their release cycles is still in weeks/months. There is long time lag between the time a feature is Developed/Tested and its ready for use by the Customers. This time lag is caused by legacy deployment practices. This raises the need of deployment methods which are more Agile and Flexible. Continuous Delivery is the answers to these problems and that is the Agenda of this Session. Presentation will start with basics of Continuous Delivery and will navigate through different elements - Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment - needed for maturing the CD practices. There are lot of information available on Continuous Delivery but this session takes different approach and shares step-by-step process for implementing Continuous Delivery. Session also provide the details of Source Code Management Practices such as Branching/Merging strategy needed to support Continuous Delivery.It will cover CI Builds, CD Builds, Build Pipeline, Build Reports, Information Radiators and various tools to provide the audiences with comprehensive knowledge on implementation of Continuous Delivery practices for the teams.
3 Parveen Kumar
TDD in Real World
Agile Devopsified This session intends to share the real world experience of implmenting Test Drive Development(TDD) for Agile Teams which is essential to deliver the quality output. Session will cover basics of unit testing which is essential in the TDD Journey Agile pushes the teams to delivery the software in shorter increment which requires team to follow JIT(Just in Time) practices for Development and Testing. But many teams still suffer from legacy method of testing requiring lot of manual testing/regression testing of surrounding functionalities even for smaller features Developed by the team. This really becomes blocker for the teams ability to responding to changes in quick and efficient manager. Automating the unit testing at the code level solves these problems and that is the prime agenda of this presentation. Though there have been lot of talks and information available on TDD. This session takes a different approach by presenting the basics of TDD that is the Automated Unit Tests. Session starts with basis of unit testing and navigates through more advance concepts like Stubs, Mocks and Fakes which are key for writing good unit tests. Sessions intends to deliver the audiences real world knowledge on how to start in the TDD journey and establish it as mature practice, leading to true Agility.
4 Kalpna Gulati
Agile with Machine Learning and Analytics
Agile In Big Data And Analytics The session would concentrate on how Agile practices figure in the current business cases where we use Machine Learning algorithms and Big data analysis. All these are a different stream of workflows than a normal enterprise development process. This session would focus on how and what kind of user stories and backlog can be created and maintained for such products and what are the "to-do" and "not to-do" with such products. This session would focus on the following: 1. What is machine learning and analytics 2. How it is done 3. How Agile fits in with these products 4. Explain with the help of a case study. This session would give the attendees a feel of the entire life cycle that can be followed for machine learning based projects. It will also allow them to make use of the best practices in this domain. IT will talk about the MLD (Machine Learning Driven) programming paradigm and how the agile development methodology maps with the current set of innovative technical advancements. all this would be accompanied with a case study/demo.
5 Sanjay Saini
Scrum On
Future Of Agile Coaching The session will be focusing on cross functional and self management of Development Team and how a Scrum Master can facilitate that. Though it looks very basic but most of the Scrum Masters doesnt practice servant leadership and doesnt allow Development team to be cross functional and self managed. Let me give you a use case - Your organization is starting the development of a new product line. All 200 people that will part of the teams have been made available. These members have all required technical and development expertise. Management asks you, as a Scrum expert, to divide them into Scrum Teams. How will you proceed?
6 Ankur Nag
Emotional Mastery
Future Of Agile Coaching Emotional Intelligence is the ability to be familiar with your own emotions, device a structure around it to understand what those emotions are telling you. Once you recognize the emotional needs for yourself and for others you can learn how to respond appropriately. It is simply self-awareness and behavioral science. A group of emotionally intelligent people have the ability to sweep aside minor conflicts and can deal with serious conflicts. They can grow from any disagreements that may arise. We had worked through different types of framework, models, and methods from centuries. Everything keep on changing so the human beings as well. Organizations are governed by Leaders, which in turn by people who are working in the organization. Organization have been struggling to change the cultural aspects focus on the individuals because their behaviour as a person and with others tell us about the cultural aspects of company in which they are working. My talk primarily focus on 1. Emotional Intelligence Categories – Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation, Social Awareness, and Social Skills. 2. What are the Strategies for emotional intelligence? 3. How Team Members can become emotionally intelligent? 4. Cultural aspects of Organization, how to change it? 5. Stories about how people have changed themselves after becoming emotionally intelligent 6. Questionnaire testing emotional intelligence of people After all it’s about “Being Agile“ focuses on Individual and interaction overall process and tools.