AgileCon2024

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Navigating the Agile Maze: Debunking 7 Common Myths

About the Presentation

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many organizations are adopting Agile ways of working to stay competitive.  

Being agile ensures adaptability and alignment with strategic goals, drives innovation, improves quality, and delivers value to customers. As a result, more and more organizations are going through Agile transformations. 

However, despite the growing popularity and widespread adoption of Agile, several myths and misconceptions have emerged over the years. If left unchallenged, these myths can seriously hinder Agile adoption or produce undesirable outcomes, leading to significant disruptions. 

In this session, Monika will navigate through the complex Agile landscape and debunk these myths. She will also explore practical solutions to overcome these misconceptions, thereby helping you make informed decisions on your journey to Agility. 

Key Takeaways

  • Develop a more realistic understanding of Agile transformation
  • Identify and avoid common myths that can hinder the journey to Agility
  • Make informed decisions and align themselves better with Agile ways of working 

About The Speaker

A strong believer in the adage, “drive the change you want to see around you,” Monika works with people and processes to deliver improved outcomes across projects, programs, and portfolios.  

In her current role as head of Agile Centre of Excellence (CoE), she paves the road for Agile Ways of working by driving transformation, processing automation, and re-engineering initiatives.  

She has served as Director on the Board of PMIPCC (Project Management Institute Pearl City Hyderabad Chapter) for nearly 5 years and currently gives back to the PM community by volunteering with PMI South Asia Champions and other regional programs. 

Monika is an engineer by education and carries various professional Project Certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM®), SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt amongst others. 

Since starting her career as a Graduate Trainee Engineer at Tata Teleservices in 2006, Monika has worked with different aspects of service and systems delivery across IT, Telecom, and Gaming industries earning multiple awards: 

  • The ‘Building Excellence’ award at IGT 
  • The ‘Excellence’ award at Syniverse Technologies 
  • Highest achiever’s recognition ‘Maestro’ Award and ‘Superstar Scroll of Honor’ 
  • Certificate of Appreciation multiple times at Tata Teleservices Ltd, (TTSL) 
  • Letter of appreciation from the Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Ltd, (TTSL) for outstanding contribution. 

She is passionate about topics related to Agile, project management, leadership, and DEI, and has been a speaker at various events and conferences including PMSAC22, the largest project management conference in South Asia hosted by PMI (featured on CNBC-TV18). 

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Monika Muddamshetty

Director
International Game Technology (IGT)

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