After the first two days of Agile India 2015 - Scaling Agile Adoption track, it was finally the time to learn about Agile Life Cycle. This blog post aims to create a compendium of my learnings from the Agile Life Cycle track of the conference.
Day - 3
The keynote of Dave Snowden, titled Embrace Complexity, Scale Agility frankly went over my head! The concepts were too complex to catch, fitting the title. To date, I am trying to stare at his presentation and to make sense of a lot of concepts. This served as a reminder of how long the way forward is, for me at least.
Anand Bagmar’s talk titled ‘Enabling Continuous Delivery in Enterprises with Testing’ presented a very HUGE problem of scale and how it was solved. This case study by Thoughtworks explains how a triangular pyramid of testing became a pentagonal pyramid when problems and situations become complex.
Day - 4
For a person like me, the topic of Behavior Driven Development was very new. The last day’s keynote was by the person (Aslak Hellesøy) behind Cucumber. After reading the Wikipedia’s BDD page, the slides of the talk make sense to me now.
Then, it was soon time for my (Yes, my!) own (Yes, my own!) session. Another blog post is on the way about how it went.
After being continuously overwhelmed for four days, the conference came to an end and I travelled back to Hyderabad with lots of learnings in my heart. Yes, the near future would be music to my organization. I am sure of that!