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Welcome to Asia’s greaTEST Agile Event

The Agile Testing Days are dedicated to the world wide community of Software Testers with an Agile Mindset for constant learning and international networking, expanding your knowledge and significantly enhancing your daily working processes and business.

Leadership Clinic for Agile Team Members
on March 01, 2017 at Grand Magrath, Bangalore
Trainer: Selena Delesie

There are many challenges to solve as a team member or leader in every Agile organization. For example: How do we get all this work done in a sprint? How do you support Agile team members without getting in the way? How do we get everyone to fully contribute towards a successful release? How does testing and quality become a focus for the whole team?....Learn More

Exploratory Testing in Agile Projects
on March 01, 2017 at Grand Magrath, Bangalore
Trainer: Ajay Balamurugadas
As Agile projects demand quick delivery and continuous value addition to the end users, testers need to step up to the challenges and realize how they can add value to the teams. They have to identify the risks and be more vocal about how the product’s value might be in danger. Being a tester in an Agile team, testers might need to collaborate across stakeholders, identify the loopholes in plans, think of test ideas quickly, document the reports in a lean way and continue to apply the core skill of evaluating the product under test...Learn More
Managing risk by Behavior Driven Testing
on March 01, 2017 at Grand Magrath, Bangalore
Trainer: Naveen Kumar Singh
Testing becomes very challenging when required to complete within shorter iteration. Not adopting right practices, framework and tool leads to technical debts. Teams often struggle to deliver releasable product increment at the end of iteration. What possibly can be done to avoid this situation? This workshop is to learn common risks in software development, how to minimize risk by agile testing and how to practice Behavior Driven Testing (BDT)....Learn More
09:00 – 11:00 Conference Inauguration Ceremony
09:00 – 09:15 Lighting the Lamp
09:15 – 09:45 Welcome Address Vivek Mathur, Sr. Vice President, Indium & Co-President, STeP-IN
Kamesh Sundaram
, Director, OpenText
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Address 1 Evoke the Soul of Agile – Keys to Lasting Transformation
Selena Delesie
, Leadership & Innovation Coach, Speaker & Soul Igniter, Delesie Solutions Inc.
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote Address 2 Leveraging Global Talent for Effective Agility
Todd Little
, Agile Leadership Consultant & Innovative Software Executive
10:45 – 10:50 Vote of Thanks Kannappan Ravi, Vertical Digital Officer – Technology Media and Enterprise Tech Mahindra & STeP-IN – Bangalore EC Member
10:50 – 11:00 Dr. Nandakumar Ramakrishnan, Program Test Director, Colruyt IT Consultancy India Pvt Ltd. & Head – STeP-IN Technical Committee
Acknowledging Publications
11:00 – 11:15 TEA BREAK
11:15 – 12:00 Agile Testing of Microservices
Praveenkumar Prem, Manager-Agile Practice & Manojkumar Nagaraj, Director, Capgemini
12:00 – 12:45 The Agile QTOPIA
Rahul Verma, CTO & Founder, Test Mile
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 14:30 How to avoid the Internet of Insecure Things
Gaurav Maheshwari
, Engineering Manager – Software & Prashant Jain, Project Manager, TVS
14:30 – 15:15 Building Inner Trust - there is no agile without confidence
Gina Encache, Founder & President, CHOICE
15:15 – 16:00 Rev up to Agility, Apply Lean Six Sigma in Testing
Ramesh BR
, Sr. Director, OpenText
16:00 – 16:15 TEA BREAK
16:15 – 19:00

Agile Games:

Exercises are key to how we help organizations switch towards a more agile mindset and behavior. We believe in experiential learning so we include it in our Agile Games as well.

19:00 onwards Entertainment, Cocktails and Gala Dinner
*Program subject to change
09:00 – 11:00 Conference Inauguration Ceremony
09:00 – 09:15 Lighting the Lamp
09:15 – 09:45 Welcome Address Padmanabhan Venkatesan, Sr. Business Leader, Harman & Vice-Chair, STeP-IN Bangalore Chapter
Mohanbabu Nellore
, Director, Visa & EC Member, STeP-IN Bangalore Chapter
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote Address 1

Divide and Conquer: Easier Continuous Delivery using Micro-Services

Carlos Sanchez, Engineer at CloudBees, Member – Apache Software Foundation, Startup Technology Advisor
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote Address 2

What New Approaches to Software Can Teach the Enterprise

Puneet Gupta, Global CTO, Brillio
10:45 – 10:50 Vote of Thanks Sriraman Chakravarthy, Founder and Director, Metamorphic Networks P Ltd & EC Member, STeP-IN Bangalore Chapter
10:50 – 11:00 Dr. Nandakumar Ramakrishnan, Program Test Director, Colruyt IT Consultancy India Pvt Ltd. & Head – STeP-IN Technical Committee
Honoring STeP-IN Tech Committee Members
11:00 – 11:15 TEA BREAK
11:15 – 12:00 Agile and Startups – What can go wrong – A case Study
Vipin Jain, Director QA, Astegic Infosoft
12:00 – 12:45 All sprints are guilty unless proven innocent
Deepak Chopra, Vice-President, Genpact
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 14:30 Testing in a Responsive Enterprise
Abhishek Johri, Agile Coach, TEKsystems
14:30 – 15:15 Agility For The Last Mile
Diwakar Menon, Founder, Last Mile Consultants
15:15 – 16:00 There is no such thing called Agile Testing - Debunking Rituals and Ceremonies
Shrinivas Kulkarni, Vice President, JPMorgan
16:00 – 16:15 TEA BREAK
16:15 – 17:15

The Big Fight

Cirque (Dangal) – “Agile – To Be or Not To Be”

Welcome to “The Big Fight” We bring in a panel of experts / leaders who possess wealth of experience on Agile to discuss and debate on priorities, conflict of interests and several other challenges that are experienced today. At the same time, ensuring that we do not get swayed by experts biased to either side which often can muddle the picture a great deal.

Debaters:
Raj Neravati (Moderator)
, Founder & CEO, Hug Innovations

Selena Delesie, Leadership & Innovation Coach, Speaker & Soul Igniter, Delesie Solutions Inc.

Rahul Verma, CTO & Founder, Test Mile

Pradeep Soundararajan, Founder of App Achhi & Moolya Testing

Jayapradeep Jiothis, Director of Technical Operations & Co Founder, Perpetua IT

Jayaprakash Prabhakar, Founder and Chief Agility Officer at LeanSoft Consulting Pvt. Ltd

17:15 – 17:30 Conference Wrap-Up
*Program subject to change
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