Let's Talk About Scrum, Kanban and "Scrumban"

When talking about Agile, we often hear the terms Scrum, Kanban, and "Scrumban"".

During this session Agile-DevOps Network Director Mica Syjuco and Kalyani Tholeti from the Agile-DevOps WIN Leadership team will talk about these 3 frameworks/concepts, focusing on their similarities and differences, and more importantly, share lessons learned on when best to apply them in the real world.

Featured Speaker(s)

speaker headshotKalyani Tholeti
Kalyani Tholeti has 15+ years of experience in Information Technology. She worked in large corporations managing applications in multiple domains and industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Pharma, Retail, and Marketing. Kalyani has certifications in Project Management, Agile, and Amazon Web Services. She is currently pursuing her MBA from Gies College, Illinois Institute of Technology, with a specialization in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics. She is passionate about building an IT community for women - a community that shares and cares, encourages, motivates, and inspires women across all career levels. She believes that by coming together as a community, women can thrive by sharing experiences and building on skills. Kalyani is also involved with local volunteer organizations and professional networks. She is passionate about exploring new practices and technologies that enable business digital transformation.

speaker headshotNetwork Leader: Mica Syjuco
Mica Syjuco is the Industry Network Director for Agile and DevOps at Women in Technology International (WITI). She is also the Global Agile Capability and Delivery Director at multinational company Avanade, the joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. She was the first woman to take on the role of Global Head of DevOps and Agile Coaching at the organization as well. For over 17 years, Mica has led the successful delivery of complex product development for multiple clients -- some of which are counted among the biggest companies in the world (Fortune 500). She has a strong expertise in implementing and leading both Traditional and Agile / Scrum based development and delivery processes supporting distributed teams on medium to large-scale .NET based enterprise projects.

Mica graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology and completed Wharton Executive Education's Leadership and Management Certificate Program. She is based in Chicago, and works with teams located across the globe -- from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. She is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Developer, Professional Scrum Product Owner, Professional Agile Leader, and certified in Scaled Professional Scrum, Professional Scrum with Kanban, and Professional Scrum with User Experience. She is also a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and certified in Microsoft Dynamics 365.