Agile Conference

21-Oct-2017 (Saturday)

Agile Conference Pakistan 2017 (ACP2017) aims to provide
a forum for fruitful sessions on Scrum in Pakistan


318 Participants Attended |

522 Seats Reserved



Previous Conferences

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Conference 201522314465%
Conference 2014604880%

About Conference 2017

ACP2017 will focus on the Scrum in Pakistan. It will be helpful for Scrum practitioners as well as newbies, who want to adopt Scrum for their upcoming projects. We will learn, analyze and share our experiences about Scrum. Why it was success for someone while at the same time it didn't give result to someone else. Get ready to have a face to face talk with expert speakers and keep ready your list of questions.

Theme

Scrum in Pakistan

Scrum in Pakistan

The core of Scrum is composed of three important roles which are Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development team. The perfect alignment of these three roles makes Scrum successful and misalignment of these roles leads to failure.

Failure is due to Mindset

  • Scrum Master's Mindset: There are far too many ScrumMasters who understand the rules but lack an agile mindset
  • Customer's Mindset: Product owners who lack a customer mindset build what they want and not necessarily what the customer wants, or blindly deliver what is asked for without understanding why it is needed, or, worst of all, do not regularly review the evolving product, missing opportunities to react to the customer’s emerging needs and impressions. The result is a product that misses the mark.
  • Developer's Mindset: There are many development teams that lack a production mindset and will over-architect, over-engineer, or merely pay lip service to quality, maintenance, or even design, all of which decrease the chances for team success

Conference 2017 Venue

Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai Auditorium,
H-8, Islamabad

Conference 2017 Schedule

Arrival & Registration (08:00 to 09:00) 60 min
Talawat & Welcome by Host (09:00 to 09:15) 15 min
Opening Ceremony by Conference Chairman (09:15 to 09:23) 7 min
Keynote Talk by Naveed Khawaja (09:23 to 09:50) 27 min
Talk: Writing and Managing SCRUM requirements by Khuram Ali (09:50 to 10:50) 60 min
TEA Break (10:50 to 11:10) 20 min
Talk: Successful Product Management in SCRUM by CH. Muneeb Ali (11:10 to 12:10) 60 min
Research Paper Presentation (12:10 to 12:25) 15 min
Talk: What SCRUM means to your organization by Sumara Farooq (12:25 to 13:00) 35 min
Lunch & Prayer Break (13:00 to 14:10) 70 min
Talk: Kanban & Scrum - making the most both by Owais Ashraf (14:10 to 15:10) 60 min
Tea Break (15:10 to 15:30) 20 min
Panel Discussion (15:30 to 16:00) 30 min
Talk: The Qualities of Team Player by Mohsin Lodhi (16:00 to 17:00) 60 min
Appreciation Tokens (17:00 to 17:30) 30 min
Closing Ceremony, Photo Shoot and Feedback (17:30 to 18:00) 30 min

Conference 2017 Speakers

Khurram Ali - Director of Software Development, BroadPeak, Islamabad

Khurram Ali
    13+ years of turning visionary ideas into exceptional software products; Hands-on management and leadership of R & D organizations; Architecture Object Oriented Design (OOD) and Design Patterns; Efficiency of software development process and lifecycle (SDLC); Creating and shaping engineering teams, improving internal and external collaboration. Proven ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solutions. Effective and articulate communicator who thrives under pressure; equipped with outstanding technical analytical, management and problem-solving skills.

Muneeb Ali (Certified Scrum Master) - Co-Founder & Director Product Delivery at Click Chain Inc

Muneeb Ali (Certified Scrum Master)
    A business analyst, with proven track record of delivering online and mobile products, in an agile environment. I have been part of Scrum teams and transitioned businesses to Scrum environments. This experience gives me a unique insight and ability to act as a bridge between business and development teams. I am passionate about business processes.

Sumara Farooq - Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer

Sumara Farooq

    Sumara Farooq is an Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer by passion. She is a technology enthusiast and social activist, having impassioned interest in intervening education and information technology to bring social change in Pakistan. She is a graduate from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. She has expertise in agile project management, business analysis and quality assurance. She loves to interpret business needs and address technical issues raised by the development sector. Also, she helps organizations to Scrum and related Agile practices. She works with public sector, startups, and renown established software development companies for Agile Transition.

    Currently, Sumara is leading the SQA department in  FiveRivers Technologies for  for AI-powered products to enhance cyber security, and state-of-the-art machine learning. Previously, Sumara has worked in public sector for primary & secondary healthcare,vocational and education domain. She has been working on public sector projects in collaboration with Information Technology University, PITB, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab Schools IT Labs Project, and TEVTA.

    Sumara has research interest in business process modeling,feasibility analysis, AI, and forensic science. She cares about the following causes: Intervention of IT in Education & Health Sector, Women Education, Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan, Social Change.

Owais Ashraf - Director Software Services at Contour Soft

Owais Ashraf
    • 12+ years of diverse progressive experience in Software Testing, Testing Management, Methodology Development, Software Quality Assurance & Standardization, SQA Audits, Business Analysis, Project Management & Planning and Methodology Implementation.
    • Proficient in testing Web based Architectures, Services and Applications, Client Server Applications, Mobile Applications, Customized ERP solutions and complex BI/Data Warehouse platforms.
    • Expert in Structured testing (Black Box, Regression, System Integration, Load/Performance, Automated Functional Testing, Benchmark, Security, User Acceptance, Data Analysis, and Reporting) and Grey Box Testing.
    • Skilled in using industry best automated testing tools, HP Quick Test Professional, HP Load Runner and Test Director, IBM Rational Robot and SmartBear Test Complete.
    • Solid understanding of software development processes and methodologies with various Industry Standards/Best Practices like ISO standards, CMMI best practices and Agile Methodologies.
    • Profound knowledge & understanding of core Application Development Processes, Development Life Cycles, Release Mgt. Process, Build Versioning, Tracking and Maintenance.
    • Experienced in Process Modeling, UI Design and Implementation, Desktop and Internet Application Design, User Centered Analysis and Development.
    • Strong negotiation, cross organization collaboration, decision making and problem solving skills.
    • Expert in leading teams, delivering projects and meeting business goals and deadlines. Hold leading positions throughout the career due to in-depth team modeling and team leading abilities.
    • Organize & conduct variety of in-house and external training sessions and presentations to a large number of people of various level of expertise.
    • Practical exposure in managing and maintaining Onshore/Offshore environment. Delivers versatility in working closely in teams or managing remotely.
    • Maintains high levels of flexibility and control of QA deliverables.

Mohsin Lodhi - Trainer - Coach

Mohsin Lodhi
    • Mohsin Lodhi is a people performance trainer and a coach.
    • Has 35 years of experience in leadership and management.
    • Has hands-on experience of running three successful companies in Pakistan. His knowledge, skills, background, and experience make him an ideal trainer for giving you a unique learning experience.
    • He is IFC (World Bank) certified trainer and ISEI (USA) certified coach on social and emotional intelligence.
    • Mohsin is a competent communicator and a competent leader certified from Toastmasters International (USA).
    • Has been a certified Franklin Covey Leadership program trainer from Mar 2013 – Jun 2014.
    • Has trained over 12000 executives during the last four years conducting over 590 training and coaching sessions at large multi-national corporations, donor organizations, foreign missions, and government institutions.
    • Mohsin received his education in US and Europe including attending INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Program at Singapore.

Who MUST join Conference 2017

  • Scrum Developer
  • Product Owner
  • Software Developers
  • Software Testers
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Service Providers
  • Outsource Partners
  • Team Leads
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Master
  • Product Managers
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CTOs
  • CIOs
  • Executives
  • Academics
  • Researchers

Conference 2017 Participation Fee

EARLY BIRD
till 31st August
Indivisual
last date: 15th October
GROUP
3+ Member
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8+ Members
Late Registration
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WALK-IN
If seat available

PKR 2,500/- each

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PKR 2,200/- each

PKR 4,000/- each

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Conference 2017 Affiliations

P@SHA

Open Islamabad

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. Aiming to protect the rights of its members; P@SHA lobbied with the government to initiate policies and create an environment that would attract more firms to join the industry. Over the course of the last fifteen years, P@SHA has broadened its scope to include other IT enabled services companies such as Internet Service Providers, Call Centers etc.

Today over three hundred and fifty companies are active members of P@SHA, thus demonstrating how in the long run P@SHA has achieved its aim to help firms establish themselves providing assistance to help them gain access to potential clients, locally and internationally.

P@SHA acts as a voice of the industry.Over the years it has dealt with issues that no company could manage single handedly; such as providing input on policies , legislation and incentives related to the industry, for organizations in the IT industry. Sponsored career events and salary surveys are also conducted regularly to assist in the growth of a dynamic sector.

P@SHA has made consistent efforts to ensure that the right policy frame works are employed for continued growth and development. The Government is also being encouraged to act as a facilitator in creating a certain consistency in growth rates. Efforts to promote Pakistan’s IT industry internationally are being channeled through trade and technical delegations sent to all corners of the world.

P@SHA has gained international recognition by having won several awards in the Asia Pacific ICT awards. Pakistani companies are involved in leading edge work, thereby helping the software; services and outsourced industry grow at an enormous pace.

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing is the creator of Magnetic – paper that clings to anything and helps you visualize agile development like never before. Our mission is to give the world a new generation of sticky notes and whiteboards that truly deserve to be called a tool of the 21st century.

Magnetic is based on a unique patented technology called statically charged polypropylene film, which is satiny to the touch and can easily slide from one place to another. With Magnetic, you can enjoy full-coverage stick to almost any surface, including wood, plastic, glass, paper, metal, bricks, cork board, leather, and fabric. Our static paper completely eliminates the need for outdated tools like thumb tacks, tape, glue, and buttons. And with its dry erasable back side, Magnetic is reusable, 100% recyclable, and environmentally friendly.

For more information, visit http://www.teslaamazing.com.

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Conference 2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Scrum Alliance

Open Islamabad

Become part of something bigger than you alone. Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance® is a nonprofit association, having certified more than 450,000 individuals worldwide.

Its vision is to "Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. Come sprint with us at Learn more at www.ScrumAlliance.org!

Discretelogix Pvt Ltd

Open Islamabad

Established in 2006, Discretelogix is a technology oriented IT firm that provides wide range of software solutions to ever growing clientele across the globe. Discretelogix has 70+ team members and served more than 400 clients worldwide. We provide wide range of services to businesses and consumers across the globe, maintaining an unrelenting focus on quality service and customer satisfaction. We as a service providers listen to what you want to accomplish and work next to you to reach your goals. Through proven competencies in web development, mobile apps development, game development, web designing, eCommerce solutions, open source customization, strategy & branding and internet marketing, we help our clients to increase revenue, reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive profitability.

Zeropoint.IT

Open Islamabad

Zeropoint is a Belgian enterprise offering businesses a competitive advantage through off-shoring. It is well known that the search for the right skills in the European labor market is very difficult and very expensive. We have recruitment centers and creative work spaces in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We are actively searching for top-notch development talent in Pakistan. We are looking for people who do things independently, differently, who anticipate, observe the work and act upon it. Being part of Zeropoint.IT means working smartly and closely together with colleagues in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Europe.

If you are determined, ambitious, optimistic and passionate about your job, Zeropoint.IT is the right place for you. Drop us your cv at hr@zeropoint.it

Elixir Technologies

Open Islamabad

Elixir provides technology and services that help organizations improve communications to their members and customers by streamlining processes and reducing operational costs.


Founded in 1985, we have consistently provided state-of-the-art technology for creating and delivering correspondence. Today we continue that standard with Tango+, a collaborative Cloud-based platform used by business teams to generate customer communications. Tango+ is designed specifically to handle the strict requirements related to the content, data, and documents that highly regulated industries must follow. Healthcare payers, property and casualty insurance, and life and annuities insurance are among the industries we serve.


We are a company of diverse people who value human relationships. Our mission is to improve people’s lives in the way we do business, delivering value to customers through technology.


Elixir is a global company with offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and headquarters in the United States.

Xecofy Business Transformation

Open Islamabad

Xecofy (www.xecofy.com) is a British company that conducts business transformation, coaching and trainings/workshops in organisations. Xecofy’s aim is to transform organisations, businesses and teams by identifying root causes, prescribing tailored trainings and helping teams develop healthy habits thereby increasing employee engagement (increasing eNPS-employee Net Promoter Score) and organisation’s productivity. We have successfully conducted successful business transformation in many organisations worldwide such as like ebay Enterprise, GE, Standard Life UK, Xerox, UK Department for Work and Pension, UK Department of Education, Mytheresa and Pearson.

Xecofy also offers 1-to-1 Executive Leadership Program, with individual attention and tailored coaching for C-suite leadership of organisations. Xecofy Leadership Communication Course is about effective communication between leaders and teams. In addition, Xecofy also offers consulting and coaching on Strategy, Mergers, Acquisitions and Turn-arounds.

Xecofy is expanding its consulting services of Business transformation as well as senior corporate leadership coaching in the Middle East and Pakistan. Xecofy has already conducted successful workshops in Karachi and Islamabad where senior leaders from Hubco, K-Electric, Jazz, Ufone, Nexus Telecom, Ignite - National Technology Fund, Silk Bank, Telenor Bank and Carnelian participated in these workshops. Based on which, it has already got further in-house consulting and training engagements for business transformation from a number of organisations in Pakistan.

Contour Software

Open Islamabad

Contour Software, is registered with the SECP and PSEB since its beginnings in 2010.

While groundwork for its inception started as early as 2008, with pilot projects performed over an 18 month period in order to prove the concept, Constellation’s acquisition of Gladstone PLC (now Gladstone MRM) culminated in the launch of Contour.

While Gladstone had had a small team in Karachi since 2007, Contour’s birth resulted in a tenfold increase in headcount, over the first three year period. Today, as many as 50 Constellation departments have teams located at the Contour offices in Karachi & Lahore.

We continue to seek out bright and experienced talent, to fuel our organic growth initiatives as well as our inorganic growth maintenance requirements.

Constellation Software Inc. was formed in 1995, and became publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2006. Constellation is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation’s growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Software for Life!

Renegade Furniture Group

Open Islamabad

Renegade Furniture Group’s mission has all of the maverick qualities of its name. We strive to create a virtual experience, with the added convenience of the web, to furniture shopping. Renegade Furniture is committed to offering a wide selection of products, and offering the customer the best value for their money, while maintaining a strong commitment to customer service. Beginning in 2010, Renegade Furniture Group has been delivering most orders with free in home delivery and setup throughout the continental United States – something none of the competition offers!

PMI Islamabad Chapter

Open Islamabad

PMI Islamabad Pakistan Chapter (PMI IPC) is the founding chapter of Project Management Institute USA in Pakistan with over 150 members and partners, holding key positions within their organizations. Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. It has more than 700,000 members and credential holders (as of June, 2015).

Gold Sponsors

Click Chain Inc.

Open Islamabad

Click Chain Inc. is a IT consulting firm that provides software development services to global clients.

Since its inception, Click Chain has been committed and dedicated to not only provide and promote but also progressively research technological breakthroughs in the multi-faceted and viciously paced technological front. Click Chain started with management information systems and capitalizing on it exceptional growth quickly expanded to provide a myriad of services across many industries, while maintaining its core competency in aviation and airline industry.

Zaman Services

Open Islamabad

At Zaman Photocopy and printing services, we offer all kind of offset printing including visiting cards, letterheads, flyers etc., mug printing, t-shirt printing, hood printing, cap printing, pen printing, PVC card printing, panaflex printing and all other printing solutions. We also provide Color photocopy and all kinds book binding services. We also create rubber stamps. We deal in all kind of stationary as well.

Time Xperts

Open Islamabad

At TimeXperts, we provide BPO services that are not only innovative but also cost-effective. Our BPO services utilize best practices and innovative technologies that enable our customers to acquire, develop, reward, and manage their workforce effectively. We provide comprehensive solutions and with diversified contracting options. We have a unique capability to provide a diverse range of BPO solutions across industry verticals. Our leadership across all service lines consists of senior executives with global experience. Our highly experienced management team oversees all operations and promotes culture of excellence. We have in-depth knowledge of industry standards and client expectations. We have BPO solutions to suit organizations of every size. We help our customers maximize their business potential by enabling them to concentrate on their core business.

TimeXperts is a leader in BPO services with several years of industry experience. A few of our attributes that set us apart from the competition are as follows:

  • Low Cost
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Best Productivity in The Market
  • Compliance to Industry Standards
  • Excellent English Language Proficiency
  • Highly Educated and Highly Skilled Professionals

Alachisoft

Open Islamabad

Alachisoft is a San Francisco, California based software product company with an offshore office in Islamabad. The company, co-founded by Tech Evangelist and CEO Iqbal Khan in 2005, offers four enterprise-scale products sold primarily in the USA and UK.

The products are database-related software packages written in .NET and Java. They enable customers’ applications to scale up to extreme processing loads, without any data or internet session loss. The software interconnects a cluster of servers and processes queries and updates to/from a database and to/from users at extremely high speeds.

Alachisoft builds and markets these sophisticated products using the latest techniques and tools. We seek to hire creative and dedicated developers and marketers and are blessed to have many long-term employees.

Conference 2017 Marketing Partners

Open Islamabad

Open Islamabad

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is the largest global network of Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals around the world with chapters in 11 cities in 4 countries. OPEN Islamabad has been providing value to entrepreneurs and professionals including networking, mentoring and skill development.

Pakistan Software Testing Board

Open Islamabad

Pakistan Software Testing Board (PSTB) is dedicated to promotion of software quality/testing activities and standards in Pakistan. It is the Pakistan national member board of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). The prestigious forum oversees the accreditation of professional software engineers, trainers, and training institutes for ISTQB certifications and represent the interests of Pakistan within ISTQB.

Conference Objective

  • Come and Listen to Success and Failure Stories of Experts about Agile/SCRUM in Pakistan!
  • Want to practice Scrum in your organization ? Learn how should you start in the right way
  • You have high performing teams but scared that how to use SCRUM in teams
  • You have started SCRUM, but facing problems?
  • Learn about the strategies and recommendation to manage SCRUM in Productivity
  • Learn about improving SCRUM in Pakistani companies
  • Join us and see how team can be stressless for SCRUM environment






Conference Committee

Syed Jawad Hussain

IT Executive in PIA Corporation

Suhail Iqbal

CEO at Sys Comp International

Naveed Ramzan

Lead Web Developer at Discretelogix

Muhammad Saqib

Scrum Master

Qambar (Ali) Rizvi

Manager Quality Assuarnce, Product Division, Broad Peak IT Technologies

Babar Ali

Technical Lead

Dr. Imran Ghani (Fou

Senior Lecturer of Software Engineering at Monash University, Malaysia

Najam Farooq Alvi

Country Manager at Zeropoint.BE

Conference Volunteers

Khurram Shahzad

CEO @ Goldbar Tech Pvt Ltd,

Mirza Raheel

Web Developer (PHP) at Zeropoint

Junaid Ali

Senior Software Engineer PHP/Laravel at Zeropoint.IT Belgium

Zeeshan Mehtab

Jawad Nisar

Senior PHP Developer at Creative Tech Solutions

Sajid Badi-uz-zaman

Farrukh Jamal

Taha Iqbal

Muhammad Umair

Shaheen Ur Rehman

Isfahan ul Haq

Magento Developer at Discretelogix

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Visit Society's Advisory Board

Society

Pakistan Agile Development Society (PADS) is a self-organizing body working for the promotion of using Agile project development methods. We believe that our contribution in "any form" can bring the improvement in any business, project or task.

We are looking for volunteers (members) who can take active part in developing, promoting and educating the people from different industries with the goal to continuously improve the successful project delivery rate.

Lets have a cooperative effort to spread the knowledge and pay something back to our country.

View Society's Website

Become Member

Traveling to Islamabad (Pakistan)

By Plane

Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located about 30-35 minutes from the venue Laraib Halls, I-8, Islamabad. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers from the airport to various areas of twins cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Taxis are available bases on fixed rent so it will be advisable to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Airport to Venue : up to PKR 400/-
Airport Phone : 051-99280300
Airport Email : info.islamabad@caapakistan.com.pk
Airport Website : http://www.islamabadairport.com.pk/

By Train

The main railway station is located Rawalpindi Cantt. Estimated time is aprx 60-70 minutes from Rawalpindi Railway Station to Venue Laraib Halls, I-8, Islamabad, Islamabad. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers to various areas of both cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Its better to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Rawailway to Venue : up to PKR 550/-
Railway Phone : 051-9270895, 051-92709315
Railway Website : http://www.railpk.com/rawalpindi.html

By Bus

Minibuses are the cheapest way to get between the larger cities, and the only way to get to some more remote destinations.

Major Bus Stops & Taxis Fare for Venue :
Karachi Company (Islamabad) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Faizabad (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 100/-
Peer Wadhai (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Daewoo Bus Stand (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 1000/-

By Car

Stay in Islamabad for Conference 2017

For all those, who want to stay in hotel; can check near by Venue

Sponsorship

Optimize your company's presence by becoming a sponsor of the Agile Conference Pakistan 2017 (ACP2017)! A large number of participants are expected to attend the conference. They are decision-makers in their universities, IT organizations, or businesses. Many are active in multiple sectors, simultaneously holding roles in educational, corporate, profit, non-profit and communities. This will certainly project your business and make your products and services visible to multiple sectors.

For information about any of these sponsorship opportunities or to discuss a sponsorship aligned with your corporate objectives, please contact contact@agile.org.pk

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