Interviewing Women in Agile: Deepti Jain
04 March 2020
Posted by: Abi Walker
To Celebrate International Women's Day, which was on Sunday 8 March, throughout the month of March, the Consortium are interviewing key women in the Agile Community.
In this interview, we have Deepti Jain. Deepti is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile teams in a distributed setup. She is active in Agile community building in India. For the past 6 years her primary focus is on Agile and its Scaling with Continuous Integration and Improvement with Lean, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework. She is also Atlassian Community Leader for Gurgaon-NCR.
Deepti, can you tell us a bit about what you do?
I’m an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile teams in a distributed setup. She is active in Agile community building in India. For the past 6 years my primary focus has been on Agile and it’s Scaling with Continuous Integration and Improvement with Lean, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework. I am also Atlassian Community Leader for Gurgaon-NCR.
Based out of Gurgaon, India, I am very Agile to work with International and National Clients. To get access and share Agile abundance she has founded “AgileVirgin” in 2015. In addition to Consulting, Coaching, and Training, AgileVirgin, I also run countrywide Communities of Practices. Its flagship initiatives are AgilityToday, Agile-A-Thon, funconf, Change Agents Summit, and Women-in-Agile-and-Tech.
Personally, I love to connect and interact with people and I prefer to call myself a social scientist – I always feel myself when technology meets people.
Do you have a female role model who has inspired you over your career?
I have many role models. I took inspiration from strong independent women who are kind and humble despite their success and achievements, who did not give up in the face of adversity, and always extended help to other fellow women. Some of them are Shelley Zalis, Jutta Eckstein, Rebecca Parsons, Jisha Sharma and Shraddha Sharma (Your Story)
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting in your industry?
Be a continuous Learner and never hesitate from failing.
What is the worst piece of advice you have ever received?
It is not possible (That’s the advice I got a lot and I never believed it, but hated the sound of it).
What is one thing that has mattered the most in your career?
New adventures, that made me alive. They only come through charting unknown territories.
What is the biggest mistake you have made at work?
Not trying to understand what real growth means to me, and lazily following what’s been told.
How do you empower other women?
I hold my sister’s hands and show them how universe made us equals, and that there is abundance of everything, all we need is to stand up, strong on our feet and ask for it. We all deserve equally.
With the same vision and mission, I also run an initiative “Women in Agile and Tech”. This initiative creates a network of women who support each and DREAM BIG!
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