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Full name

Karthik Sirasanagandla

Job Senior Consultant
email karthiks [at] thoughtworks [dot] com
Phone number 8015962692
Company ThoughtWorks
City (Country) Chennai
Time 30'
Type of Conference Conference > 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Why I hated the daily ceremonial stand-up and how I started to enjoy it?


Karthik Sirasanagandla is a software craftsman and an agile evangelist for whom observation, experimentation and (un)learning is continuous. In his current capacity he is a Senior Consultant and Rails developer at ThoughtWorks. He has extensive experience in web development in varied technologies and development practices - and that he considers his unique strength. He enjoys hanging around in conferences, geek-weekends, meet-ups as guest/speaker/facilitator. He blogs not so frequently at and He e-socialzes with the agile/geek crowd with his twitter handle @kartzontech. He publishes his open code work via github with handle - @karthiks.


Stand-up. One of the daily practices that Agilists follow. Reality bites. I have had the luxury to both experience and observe that it tends to mean different thing to different people at different times within the life-time of the project - be it the teams are new or seasoned in Agile practices. In this talk I share those things that drain the purpose and agenda of the stand-up. It is very important for teams to understand the different things that one should be weary about. Having understood that, it then becomes equally important to find ways to make stand-up enjoyable and productive. The second part of my talk would focus on this area. I have blogged about this topic in detail for reference at I intend to share the same in my talk and discuss and clarify stuff around the importance of stand-up as a practice. Be there to participate :)


Participate with an open mind ;)

Benefits for the attendees

After attending this talk, you should be all game for the Stand-up in spirit and agility :)

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