Prateek Singh, Head of Learning and Development at ProKanban.org
Scrum Day USA welcomes Prateek Singh, Kanban and Agile expert. Prateek has been leading and working on agile teams for almost two decades. Starting with XP, then Scrum, and now working in a Kanban system, He has gained an uncommon breadth and depth of knowledge regarding agile techniques, practices, and implementation principles.
Prateek's official backstory
In his career spanning software development, leader, and agile coach, Prateek has learned to use data to drive better decision-making and improvements.
He states, “Most organizations require a balance of data and human insights to make progress. That is what I have strived for my entire career.” He explains that it comes down to how to bring together the data generated by our teams and the potential of our people to deliver value with greater effectiveness, efficiency, and predictability.
Prateek's Introduction to Kanban
Prateek recalls that his introduction to Kanban was with an employer struggling with its Scrum implementation. “We were stuck in Zombie Scrum — doing all the events, taking care of all the accountabilities, but not seeing real results.” They decided to try adding Kanban to their Scrum implementation and saw fantastic results. “That was my first introduction to Kanban — using it to recharge our Scrum implementation.”
Biggest success with Kanban
Prateek cites two instances that demonstrated big wins with Kanban.
The first involved rolling out a strategy using Kanban to over 80 teams. The teams successfully used Kanban and flow metrics to manage day-to-day work and plan upcoming releases.
The second success involved developing courseware and running classes that convinced multiple organizations that flow metrics and Kanban are compatible with Scrum. “It is not a one-or-the-other choice; they work best together.”
What Prateek is looking forward to at Scrum Day USA
“The first thing that jumps out is the great lineup of speakers,” says Prateek. He adds, “Speakers from some of my favorite podcasts will be there, including Agile for Humans, The Agile Wire, and Drunk Agile (Ok, the last one is a shameless plug for my podcast, but I can never hear enough from my co-host Daniel Vacanti, or so he tells me).”
Mainly, Prateek welcomes the opportunity to dispel the myth that Scrum and Kanban are mutually exclusive.
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