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Full name

Sowmya Karunakaran

email sowmyak [dot] mahesh [at] gmail [dot] com
Company 45 Degrees Consulting
City (Country) Chennai (India)
Time 45'
Type of Conference Conference-Workshop < 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Myths of Multitasking


Sowmya Karunakaran has been involved in Agile Software development since 2004. She has worked in different flavors of agile., XP, Scrum, DSDM, FDD, Kanban and XP/Scrum hybrid and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). She is the founder of 45 degrees consulting and focuses on agile consulting. Previously she was a consultant at Agile Center of Excellence in HCL technologies and was responsible for evangelizing agile practices across the organization and facilitate large scale agile transition activities for some of her Fortune 500 clients. She has presented many papers at various conferences including IEEE, ASCI 2010 and Agile Tour 2010, Agile India conference 2012 and Agile Tour 2011. She is an avid writer and enjoys writing articles and papers in her areas of interest. Recent works include co-authoring the book “Model Driven Software development and integrated quality assurance” published by the IDEA group, articles in “Agile Record” and “Testing Experience”. Her interests involve Cloud computing, Model Driven architecture, Agile Methodologies and Human Machine Interface Computing. She holds a Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics and Communication from University of Madras and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


Most of us find ourselves multitasking at some point and are even proud of our multitasking skills. However as a Scrum master or a Coach should we encourage or discourage multi tasking ? As a team should we be proud of multitasking? This question will be addressed in the session through a simple game.

Benefits for the attendees

The myths about multi tasking will be demystified...

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