Dynamic nature of Business demands for continuous improvement and developments in the Agile practice. The success of Agile in Business is directly proportional to the success of Scrum Teams. One of the major areas of interest and key challenge has been how to develop Self-Organising Scrum teams that can work with minimal or no involvement of outsiders by self organising, planning and moving together towards a pre-defined Business goal.

The term ‘Self-Organizing Team’ is really incredible and any Scrum Teams’ vision. Although it isn’t very easy to create an ideal self-organizing culture when change is consent around. It is an evolving process which calls for exploring, learning, practicing, improving and then finally advancing to success as a team.

If you are looking for building a Self-Organising Teams, then the Scrum Day 2018 is a right forum for you! Join us as we explore all about Self-Organising Scrum Teams on 19th January, 2018 in Pune.


Learn from the Industry experts and practitioners about the best practice and latest in the Scrum world. The event features insightful presentations and solutions based discussions by a blend of speakers from diverse organizations. The event brings a wonderful opportunity to meet industry admired leaders sharing their real experiences and expertise of working in Scrum environment. 


The Scrum day event is a great meeting place for scrum enthusiasts and critics to exchange their view on ‘Building Self-Organising Team.’ The event presentations and discussion sessions will be focusing on any of the four important areas as listed below:

The event deliberation would be based on but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Breaking Barriers to the Success of Scrum Teams
  • The self-organizing team: A Myth Buster
  • The challenges faced by a self-organizing team and their best solutions
  • Adapting to Business and technology change
  • Technology developments and aspects to consider on your journey
  • People side of self-organizing teams – Human challenges and their solutions
  • From where to start! Explore key aspects and measure success factors
  • Tools that can ease the work of self-organizing teams
  • Appreciate self-organising efforts 
  • What to expect next? A perceptiveness for the Scrum teams
  • Self-Organizing Team – Do they really exist? A Critics view

This event is more focused on the below things:
1) Presentation/Talk
2)  Hands on sessions
3) Debates

Friday, 19 January, 2018
Registration and seating

Welcome Address and Opening Talk

- Naveen Kumar Singh , Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Scrum.org , Head of Agile Consulting, KnowledgeHut
Topic # 1: "Prison of your own mind"
Vikas Malik, Head of Engineering, A Leading Foreign Bank

Topic#2: "Building Self-Organising Teams"
Nilesh Kulkarni, Enterprise Agile Coach &  Change Agent, EdgeVerve

Topic#3: "Triangle of Self-organization"
Punit Doshi, Professional Scrum Trainer and Coach

Topic#4: "Self-Organizing Team"
Sanjay Saini, Professional Scrum Trainer

- Nilesh Kulkarni , Enterprise Agile Coach & Change Agent , EdgeVerve
Many of us work in an onsite offshore model and are asked to adopt Agile methodologies to deliver projects/products. The intent of the speaker for this topic would be to have an engaging discussion in order to unfold the various facets of working model for offshore Scrum teams. We would discuss and share various adoptions of roles for offshore Scrum team, and brainstorm on how to sustain and grow the offshore engagement while roles like PO and/or Scrum Master are not colocated.

- Girish Khemani , Vice President , Mastercard
One of the twelve agile principles states that " Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done." Agile or non agile environment, motivation, attitude, commitment are the qualities that make an individual successful in life. And if a team is build around such individuals, BINGO!!! Are you the lucky one to be part of such team? How do you know what motivates your team members?Are individual motivators aligned with team motivators? Which changes has a positive or negative impact on individual motivators? These and other such questions are one of the regular thinking spots, not just for Scrum masters but for management alike. Keeping individuals constantly motivated and eventually the team is a tough task on any given day for a Scrum master. In this session, we will look at one such technique that helps to reflect on individual motivators depending on the changes happening around the them and its overall impact on team performance

- Pooja Wandile , Sr. Agile Coach/Associate Director , Cognizant
Design thinking is a human centric and collaborative approach to problem solving that is creative, iterative and practical. We will take the problem - "How to build Self organizing teams" and solve it using double diamond approach. We will first diverge and discover the problem. That will be followed by converging and defining the problem. Then we move onto solution space to develop the solution. It will be fun-filled, activity based and interactive workshop where you will learn a unique approach to solve the problem.

- Nitin Mittal , Agile, DevOps and Design Thinking Coach, Innovation Agent , Amdocs

Following points will be covered in my presentation on “Self Awareness Leading to Self Organizing Team”:

1. This is indeed much spoken and deep learning topic

2. Every speaker when speaks on this topic adds value

3. My humble attempt to add some value here which can be useful for you as an Agile Team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach

4. Need of Self Organizing team and Agile Team members being self aware is integral part of any agile framework

5. No Agile Framework suggests that it can work without self-organizing teams

6. Following listed items are MUST for every-organization today and that includes:

a. Business agility

b. Improvement and innovation

c. New possibilities

d. Competitive edges

e. Achieve better results

f. Deliver more business value

g. Collaborate more effectively

h. Learn faster

i. Motivation and fun for individual

j. Rewarding

7. Old command and control methods are no more working

8. Only Self-Organizing teams can achieve the above organizational goals

9. How and why self-awareness plays an important role in making the teams self organized

10. What is the simplistic definition of self-awareness

11. Self-awareness has a philosophical and psychological roots

12. Great philosophers like Plato, Pythagoras, Thales and Socrates have spoken on this dictum of “Know Thyself”

13. Ancient Indian yoga focuses strongly on “Ko Aham?” (Who I am?)

14. Self – awareness helps an individual to move from Current State to Desired State

15. Moving from Current State to Desired State is the foundation of Self-Organizing team

16. What is really achieved when the Agile Team members are self aware

17. Team members achieve a 15 point state when they are self-aware


1) Courageous to be yourself

2) Courageous, not to follow the crowd

3) Courageous, to take risks

4) Being ready to offer help

5) Being open to ask for help

6) Courageous, not to succumb to peer pressure

7) Being open, not to compare yourself with others

8) Being sensitive not to beat-up yourself

9) Courageous to face your fears

10) Being stable to be determined

11) Courageous, not to say something because everyone else is saying

12) Being open to say how you feel

13) Courageous to take next steps

14) Being stable to take your own decisions

15) Being true to yourself

18. How each of the above 15 points help in becoming a self organizing teams

19. Can agile team members be trained to be self-aware - No

20. Can agile team members be coached and help to be self-aware – Yes

21. Various tools and methods are available

22. I recommend a simple tool “Ko – Aham Cards ©”

- Tushar Acharya , Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer , WeAgile Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd

This will be a small handson  workshop with few slides and games to understand how Evolving architecture principle works with examples. 

- Vijay Wade , External Agile & Kanban coach , iNautix Technologies
Session 1: "Is self-organization really possible in Indian context?"

Session 2: " Team rewards vs Individual rewards"
- Sanjay Saini , Professional Scrum Trainer , Scrum.org



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