Well organized Agility Today UnConference, provided an opportunity to network with new and old experts in a welcoming atmosphere. For me, this UnConference generated a lot of ideas about how to continue to expand my skills and professional qualifications. I liked the opportunity for interaction during the sessions. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful UnConference. I am looking forward to next year's UnConference. Keep up the fine Job!!
Senior Application Developer,IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
AgilityToday, The Most memorable event blended with in-depth knowledge & experience sharing. Panel discussions and presentations were very engaging with topics relevant to Industry trends. Such events are imperative for the companies in the current VUCA World. Immense learning experience interacting with Gurus & eminent Speakers. Thanks to the Organizers of this event and Looking forward to the next one.
Executive Director; KPMG, India
AgilityToday had a unique friendly, in fact Agile vibe, that have not witnessed in conferences anywhere, forget Delhi NCR. Space was that of open collaboration, where learning flowed, back and forth. And just in case you think that sounds chaotic, it wasn't. It was the principle of self organizing teams, that Agilists as is champion, which was at play. So AgilityToday unconf, one really got into 'spirit of Agile', and Agility was palpable in way the Servant Leaders enabled the rooms, in way Gurus interacted.All in all, AgilityToday, got one really enthused about taking Agile to ones life, and not just Organisations that we lead.
Vibhas K. Dhingra
A great experience to see such high calibre and experience. India will be a Global lead in SAFe implementations as culturally the core values of Agile are the DNA of Indian society and the passion is evident. The conference was a great success with quality speakers and advocates with congratulations to the servant leaders in doing a fantastic job.
Bobby R Mehta
CEO & President - Unitive
This is the very first unconference I attended and it was absolutely amazing in terms of diversity of topics as well as opportunities to interact with Gurus and get valuable insights from them directly. Also, it helped me expand my network and broaden my Agile skills. Thanks to all organizers and servant leaders!
Agile Coach, HCL Tech
AgilityToday is a 2 days UnConference, focused on Delhi-NCR's Agility needs, gathered over past 3 years via meetups, Conferences and Webinar. This UnConference intends offer you a platform where you can design your own program to get best of Agile Psyche (Mindset Culture and Practice) and Geekery (Engineering, Tools and DevOps) via specially crafted 'Hands-on Workshops', 'Case Studies', 'Research Reports' and Solution-driving, Topic-Specific 'Open Space'. Check out what happened this year at AgilityToday. This is how we UnConfed:
What happened at AgilityToday? Was it really an UnConference? Did it fit it's VoC as it promised?
UnConferencing started with a lot of fun in the form of contests, Hackathon, meetups & workshops. They were absolutely free of cost, and led to UnConf passes discounts. Thanks too Atlassian and Microsoft for supporting us with Logistics. And immense thanks to our AgileVirgin Community worries who created special workshops for induction of Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Distributed Agile, SAFe and some great CI/CD tools. Thank you very much Sumit, Amita, Sonali, Sunil, Vaibhav, Namrata, Shuchi and Pritika.
Pre and Post UnConference works shops had all essential courses like CSM, CSPO, Kanban Essentials, PSM, PSPO, as well as Special courses like LeSS, SPC and Testing Automation, and then there are some very first time courses as well like XSCALE, Certified Distributed Agile. Thanks to our Sponsors and Knowledge & Logistic Partners Siraj Sirajuddin, Madhur Kathuria, Arshiya Sultana, Pritika Gulliani, Naveen Kumar Singh, Rajiv Kathuria, Ashish Mishra, Deepak and Prtiksha that we could make these available to our Partners.
Keynote is a huge responsibility, and mostly badly executed. Mostly Conferences have them either to please Sponsors or just to meet the condition. At AgilityToday, we didn't have a keynote, and it was an intentional move, required to install confidence in every participant that they are nothing less, and embrace Agile values that we are all equal. So instead of keynote we had an Up-close and Open Conversation between Professionals and Leaders of IT/Software & Agile Industry. Purpose was not just to create a great conversation, but was of Co-creation of a culture by both the parties - Leaders and Executors, where you get your answers from Leaders like Rajendran Dhandapani (Zoho Corp), Vikram Kapoor (CEO Prowareness), Tarun Kohli (CEO Quovantis), Vishal Saha (CTO PeopleStrong), Ashish Mishra (Co-Founder Agile Testing Alliance), Siraj Sirajuddin (SPCT, Co-Founder Temenov+ Agility), Silvana Vasitova (Enterprise Agile Coach), Tathagat Verma (Country Head Chinasoft International), Madhur Kathuria (CST, CEO AgiVetta Consulting), Anand Murthy Raj (SPCT, Founder Agile Spirit), Ajay Kabra (Sr. Director Xebia) and they share their problems with you and seek your inputs to solve it. So, on both the days, AgilityToday had two OPEN HOUSES - 'Into your shoes' & 'Seek from Gurus'.
For opportunities - Networking, Self-learning, finding out right course, direction and mentor, needed support and guidance, a platform to make yourself visible, and get yourself heard. With the cooperation of Agile and industrial Leaders, both the days allowed 1:1 between Professionals and Leaders, to discuss Career Opportunities and Profile improvement. All Participants booked a slot with their Leader of choice via Pingala's App MyRappo, and discussed about work related challenges, sought opportunities and also asked about what can be done to further upgrade themselves to fit future and changing job market needs. Leaders like Vikram Kapoor, Ankita Mathur, Namrata Datta and Siraj Sirajuddin openly announced opportunities.
There was a clear and loud message in VoC that only talk talk talk makes people sleep. So we crowd sourced only those proposals which met the criteria. Sessions were only Authentic Experience Reports, Case Studies and Hands on Workshop!
Yes this UnConference was very much fun and we Unwound with Drumming and Dancing on Day-1. Thanks to my friend Joy and his Delhi Drummers who created this magic for us. All 200 people dancing and playing same rhythm.Day-2 was even more special, thanks to Siraj Sirajuddin and Silvana Wasitova for creating a beautiful Open Space, an UnConferencing and Unwinding Space for us, a Temenos where everyone painted their Vision.
India's first 2 days UnConf which wasn't a Coaching Camps or few hours Open Space.
Hosted ~250 Delegates during UnConf, and same number for it's Pre/Post UnConf workshops.
21 out of 58 Crowd sourced and selected workshops and authentic experience reports.
26 Speakers, 47 CXOs, 14 Agile Gurus, 58 Agile Coach / Consultants, 42% Women Participants.
Participants from 119 Companies, 7 Countries and 8 states of India.
7 Sponsors, 11 Partners, 2 Supporters
With AgilityToday, we have been able to hit a milestone for all our efforts that we have started as AgileVirgin Community, and we have hundreds of query on how more people can be part of this initiative from all over the India, and many leaders from all over the world offered genuine help for future initiatives. So, we decided to dare some more, and create self managing teams of Volunteers and fuel our other initiatives.
A Culture is not build over a weekend in an UnConference. It is built Daily by living it!