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© Vishal Prasad. Don't steal or steal like an artist, with attribution.

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Browse below to get a glimpse of what I do that defines who I am. On this page you'll find details about my current & past affiliations, details of my speaking engagements, my accomplishments, presentations, few publications, and a feeds from my Social Media accounts.

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Portfolio

Affiliations

ThoughtWorks

Lead Consultant

September 2017 - Present

Arrk Group

Senior Business Analyst

April 2011 - March 2014

Business Agility Institute

BAM Founder

April 2018 - Present

Deloitte Consulting

Business Technology Analyst

December 2008 - April 2011

ICAgile

Authorized Instructor

May 2017 - Present

Springer Nature

Project Manager

March 2014 - September 2017

Conference Talks

APGI Conference 2019

Talk

Pune

Pune Agile UnConference 2018

Talk

Pune

Global Testing Retreat 2016

Workshop

Pune

Agile India Conference 2019

Talk

Bengaluru

APGI Conference 2018

Workshop

Pune

Agile India Conference 2016

Experience Report

Bengaluru

Agile Coach Camp India 2019

Open Space

Bengaluru

Discuss Agile Day 2016

Talk

Pune

Discuss Agile Day 2015

Experience Report

Pune

Agile Gurugram 2019

Talk

Gurugram

PlayScrum Conference 2016

Workshop

Pune

Accomplishments
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Presentations
Publications

Be a BA - There are business analysts and Business Analysts, be the latter

Book

Work in Progress

For Business Analysts, who have struggled with a lack of practical guidance to this relatively new profession, “be a BA” is a light hearted read that utilises real life scenarios, sketches, and exercises to demonstrate anti-patterns of business analysts in a product development environment. The aim of this book is to highlight the comedy of errors that results in 42 anti-patterns which unfortunately lead to reduced value of products, businesses, and the people involved. Why 42? Because a very popular computer suggests it is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Hopefully this book highlights enough anti-patterns that help business analysts shift to being Business Analysts.

Agile Days of Future Past

Scrum Alliance

July 2016

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My current journey begins in August 1970, when Dr. Winston W. Royce presented his views on "Managing the Development of Large Software Systems" at the proceedings of IEEE WESCON. This revolutionary paper introduced software engineers like me to the world of Waterfall (or, as I like to call it, "what-the-fall"). But we usually skipped the part in our textbooks where Dr. Royce himself stated that pure Waterfall software development would never work. Dr. Royce stated that in order to eliminate most of the development risks, five additional features must be added to the basic what-the-fall approach.

Agile Forecasting with Focus Factor

Scrum Alliance

July 2014

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How many deliverables should we commit to our customers in, say, the next two weeks? An intriguing question asked by many Agile teams at the beginning of every iteration. The answer to this question depends largely on the team's thinking, philosophy, and skills -- which unfortunately cannot be measured. Then how do we forecast the deliverables?

How about a mathematical formula that provides an unbiased control based on the historical achievements of the team, which can be used for prediction? That's exactly what focus factor does.