Agile Bengaluru 2010


Offshore Agile Challenges and Mitigation Strategies Summary


Operating a delivery model of 90:10 (90% - offshore and 10% onsite) or 80:10 implementing the agile practices could be very challenging. The aim of this presentation would be to bring out challenges faced by offshore agile teams. The presentation will be complemented with couple of case studies.

Key takeaways

  1. The various challenges that arise out of agile offshore development will be evident at the end of the session. The various challenges will be presented in practical terms ( based on experience reports/case studies of agile teams).
  2. The ways to effectively handle these challenges will also be presented. The participants can see how our agile teams were able to successfully handle the challenges.
  3. The participants will be introduced to the offshore assessment framework which will help practitioners

Speaker Background & Profile:

Sowmya Karunakaran has been engaged in Agile Software development since 2005. She has worked in different flavors of agile., XP, Scrum, FDD and XP/Scrum hybrid. Currently she is working as an Agile Expert at Agile Center of Excellence in HCL technologies. She holds a Bachelors in electronics and communication engineering from Madras University. She has presented many papers at various IEEE conferences and has co-authored the book “Model Driven Software development and integrated quality assurance”.


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