Here is the outline for the program. 

9:30 Keynote – by Ramam Atmakuri, VP and Hyderabad centre head for Cognizant
10:00 Session 1: Agile Value Proposition ( Moderated by Ramesh Loganathan, MD, Progress Software)

  • “Achieving high-end agility in a big R&D enterprise” by Tathagat Varma, Sr Director, Yahoo
  • “Agile in Indian Context – Why Agile, Why Now”  by Vibhu Srinivasan, MD, Solutions IQ
  • “The Benefits, Pitfalls, and Limitations of Agile”  by Jesse Fewell, MD, RippleRock
  • Q&A
11:45 Tea
12:00 Session 2: Case Studies   (Moderated by Nanda Lankalapalli, VP, EPlan Services)

  • Success Stories in Product Companies

o   Cordys Software
o   “Agile Saga of Progress” by Venkata Ramana Kaza, Progress Software
o   “Success story through a case study” by Ramakrishna Vooda, Open Text

  • Success Stories in Services Company

o  “Agile Adoption in Large Programs – Experiences and Success Stories”  by Praveena Ponnambalam, Tata Consultancy Services.


1:15 Lunch
2:15 Session 3: Agile Mechanics (Moderated by Venkata Ramana Kaza)

  • “Release Planning using feature points”  by Madhur Kathuria, CSC, CSA, Product Operations Manager, Pegasystems
  • “Role of Development Manager for Agile teams”  by Ramesh Donnipadu, VP, United Online
3:15 Tea break
3:30 Session 3 continued…

  • “Transforming to Agile- People, org & mindset challenges- People Aspects of Agile” by Preethi Madhu – Head of Consulting, ThoughtWorks India
4:30 Lightening talks (Moderated by Akkiraju Bhattiprolu, Director, YAssume)
5:30 Wrap up the conference