I presented “The Agile Qtopia – Do People Cry in Heaven?” at Agile Testing Days Asia conference, at Bangalore in March 2017. I was pretty amazed to see that for this ant-Agile talk, I was termed as the Best Speaker by an Agile conference.

Agile is projected as a utopian view of the IT world. Then why are you still crying? Behind the facade of some magical success with Agile, most of the companies and teams are still struggling to get the software right (and/or build the right software, whatever English restructuring has an official term coined for it). People – who are at the center of Agile philosophy – are unhappy. This does not look like a utopia. Calling it a dystopia would be an extreme too. It is a Qtopia (to answer an Indian smirk, yes! you can also read it as ***topia).

If you want to see what a lion truly is, you need to observe it in the jungle. Agile is not what you see in the books or talks on Agile. This talk was a critical analysis of the real Agile in India – the Agile in the wild.

Following are the slides for your viewing and thinking pleasure.

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July 19th, 2013

Design of Test Automation – My Presentation at WCNGT2013

June 25th, 2013

My Story @ YourStory!

May 13th, 2013

An Year of Anxiety, Experiments and Accomplishments

March 27th, 2013

Testing vs Checking – How (I Think) I Changed What James and Michael Think

February 11th, 2013

On Oracles, Heuristics and Context

January 2nd, 2013

The Learner’s Responsibility

August 25th, 2012

Are You Lenient While Interviewing Freshers?

August 19th, 2012

White Box Testing – Blind Men’s Elephant – How I plan to build expertise

June 27th, 2012

Announcement: Test Mile Software and Services is On!

June 13th, 2012

Ghalib’s Ghazal on Software Testing