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May Meeting: Best Practices in an Agile World to meet Business Goals

When: May 11, 2017  (Second Thursday) Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Program: 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
We do not have one solution to address all the issues the Technology team is facing to meet the Business goals in this agile world. We cannot conclude to whatever works for now and worry about the future later. The presenter sums up some of the technology team's challenges, and how the best practices really helped to deliver the :Business needs in a timely manner. 


We will talk on  

  • Why best practices?
  • What are Technology team's best practices?
  • Does the Tech team needs to make adjustments on the development, deployment, maintenance in the agile world?
  • What if the Business ridiculously changes their priorities(not uncommon) in the middle or at some point of the PI(Program Increment)?
  • How to manage the code base in version control(like TFS, Subversion, GIT etc.,) in those scenarios? 
  • Challenges with multiple Agile Teams, composition of teams working on the same product.
  • What if the dependent teams do not practice Agile?
  • What if the other teams do not deliver the prerequisites in time?
  • What if the consumer teams are not ready to integrate the development completed services?
  • Feature based deployment vs. Time based deployment(as an example weekly, monthly)
There will be something for everyone be it a developer, SCRUM Master, Product Owner/Manager, QA, Business Analyst, and any (non)agilist. You can expect a lively participation, and discussion.


Narayana Yeluru is an Information technology Professional and has been developing software for nearly 20 years. He is currently with the Kroger Company for the last 10 plus years, and working on Information Technology projects using heavy agile based software development methodologies.  He holds multiple certifications in the areas of agile that includes Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, SAFe® Practitioner(SP) - SAFe 4.0 for Teams, Professional Scrum Master(PSM I), and Microsoft certified with MCP, MCSD, MCTS, MCPD. Learning is a continuous process for him, and he strives for successful team building, meet the challenges in the dynamic development world where change is the only consistency, delivering to Business on time and within budget. Narayana, his wife Vijaya, and son Vineeth stay busy with family, friends and indoor/outdoor activities. Narayana is very active in playing competitive Tennis that include GCITA(Greater Cincinnati Indoor Tennis Association).
PMP's: This event counts for 1 PDU
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