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.
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
|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|
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.
till 31st August
last date: 15th October
If seat available
PKR 2,500/- each
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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 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.
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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 that has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to help “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. For more information, please visit scrumalliance.org.
Through Scrum Alliance, you have access to a world of learning and resources that will help you succeed with Scrum in the software development industry and beyond.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (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, a PSEB, PASHA, KCCI & LCCI member, was founded in Karachi in 2010.
While groundwork for its inception started as early as 2008 in Toronto, with pilot projects performed by the parent company over an 18 month period in order to prove the concept, Constellation’s acquisition of a UK-based PLC culminated in the launch of Contour.
While the UK acquisition had had a small team in Karachi since 2007, Contour’s birth resulted in a rapid expansion to various other divisions' needs. What started with a dozen employees in Karachi, has grown to a 650 employee organization in less than 10 years, with offices in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.
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. Today, CSI is the largest Canadian software company by revenues and market cap, has out-performed the FAANG stocks since its IPO in 2006, and is acknowledged as the global Top Strategic Acquirer of Software companies, 2017 onwards.
Contour continues to seek out bright and experienced talent, to fuel our organic and inorganic growth-fueled requirements. Explore & Apply here: http://contour-software.com/careers/
Software for Life!
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 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).
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 (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.
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.
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 : email@example.com
Airport Website : http://www.islamabadairport.com.pk/
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
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/-
For all those, who want to stay in hotel; can check near by Venue
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