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Priya Patra | Presenter | Agile and Scrum 2023 Online Conference

Striving for Inclusivity? Agile Can Help!

Priya Patra

Program Manager
Capgemini India Technology Service India Ltd.

About the Presentation

There is no doubt that Agile is one of the most popular and well-known methodologies for software development. Agile is based on the following values that each member of the team uses to guide his/her decision making. They are courage, focus, respect, openness, and commitment.

Diversity and inclusion are one of the stated values of all organizations these days. Leaders within the D&I movement realize that D&I is more than just cultivating a strong pipeline of diverse candidates. It is more about creating an inclusive workplace that not only brings in diverse talent but also knows how to create avenues for success.

Can we leverage Agile values to guide our decisions to build a more inclusive workplace?

In this session we will go through anecdotes of how we can overcome our biases leveraging Agile values to enhance our ability to build an inclusive workplace.

Key Takeaways

  1. Understand inclusivity (demographic, generational, remote) and why it is important.
  2. Discover one’s unconscious bias and how Agile can help. 
  3. Gain a simple tool to track your progress to being an inclusive leader.

About Priya Patra

Priya is a mother of two, author, blogger, women empowerer, believer, dreamer, creator, and a futurist. An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading the quality engineering – India team for energy-utilities and chemicals sector. She leads Agile Community of Practice within the organization of 700+ members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization.

She is a speaker for national and international conferences on digital, Agile, and project management. Priya lives in Mumbai with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, she loves volunteering. She leads the outreach portfolio for the PMI Mumbai chapter as Vice President – Outreach. Since January 2020, she has been building a women’s community Women PowerUP Network – a virtual community of around 800 women across the globe. #BeingGoodEnoughIsAmazing #WePowerUP