PROFILE

SUMMARY

Specializing in Organizational Agile Transformation by providing thought leadership to Executive Management, advice on cultural transformation and provide a clear roadmap. Also provide Executive briefing on Agile to C-Suite Executives, ROI, budgetary and cost implications towards the transformation. Mentor, train and coach various stakeholders towards the Agile journey.

As a Agile Coach I bring specialized knowledge, skills and expertise on Lean, Kanban, Scrum, and XP practices. I am currently trying to update my skill on SAFE Agile and LeSS (scaling) frameworks.

Having coached more than 60 teams in a span of 6 years, my interaction with the teams I coach is more in the capacity of servant leader. I bring about 10x improvements in a span of 3 to 5 months to the teams that I coach, qualitatively measuring the teams maturity and progress on a monthly basis.

I have also ventured into Executive coaching having been certified by Marshall Goldsmith in Stakeholder Centered Coaching and Global Leader of the Future. If you are a start-up or existing business and wanting to improve operational efficiencies, better productivity and improved ROI, or you want to bring about behavioral changes to key executives, you may reach out to me. I also a qualified NLP practitioner, helping my client achieve greater success.

EXPERIENCE

IBM

December 2015 - Present

Senior Managing Consultant - Enterprise Agile Transformation

Mangalore , INDIA

Provide Organizational Agile Transformation to clients and customers.

Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

May 2015 - Present

Certified Executive Coach

Mangalore , INDIA

Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching enables successful leaders to achieve positive and MEASURABLE CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR. Marshall Goldsmith is recognised as the worlds top ranked Executive Coach, the no.1 leadership thinker and the No.7 business thinker in the world by Harvard Business Review and Thinkers 50. The Stakeholder Centered Coaching process has proven to create significantly increased leadership effectiveness for executives throughout the yearlong coaching programme. Research shows that 95% of the leaders using this programme significantly improved their leadership effectiveness with sustainable results. It is so successful it is sold on a guaranteed "NO GROWTH, NO FEE" basis.

Microsoft

November 2014 - December 2015

Agile Coach at DELL

Bengaluru , INDIA

As a Senior Agile Coach and Strategist, I'm involved in coaching, mentoring and training Agile Teams to be able to deliver better products with a significantly improved levels of predictable quality that enhances customer satisfaction. Agile Leadership mentor for the global transformation program within Dell IT, Also helping teams to scale up to deliver value to stakeholders and Dell customers.

Santeon

February 2014 - May 2014

Agile Coach

INDIA

As an Agile Coach I provided Agile Coaching, Mentoring, and Training to clients of Santeon. Helping S/w delivery teams to embrace Agile Engineering practices and transitioning them towards having an Agile Mindset.

FIS Global (on Contract)

May 2012 - October 2013

Agile Coach

Chennai and Bangalore , INDIA

Agile Coach, providing Agile/Scrum Training, Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting services to a Banking and Financial Services client. The is a pure Agile/Scrum Coach position helping the client in Scrum Implementation and addressing the daily challenges the teams face. The scope covers 12 Scrum teams consisting of 120 Team members. To help team achieve peak productivity, I train teams in using Agile tools and skills such as High-Performance Teams, Conduct workshops on "The Five Dysfunctions of a team", "Team Dynamics", "Communication and Collaboration" workshop, Focus and Time Management, Negotiation Skills for Agile Teams and "Conflict Management and Resolution".

Xicora Consultants Pvt. Limited

January 2011 - December 2015

Agile Coach | Trainer | Executive Coach | Success Coach

Chennai , INDIA

As a passionate Agile Coach I bring about behavioral and mind-set change to Software teams and leaders. Coaching is my passion, and that helps me transform teams. As an Agile Coach, trainer & Strategic Adviser I enable organizations to a smooth transition to Agile methods and techniques. As a senior and experienced Scrum Master I help project teams with the implementation of SCRUM. As a process improvement specialist, I help organizations to implement project, program and portfolio management best practice framework in alignment to industry standards. Specifically I help with CMMI/Agile implementation, ITIL implementation, PRINCE2 implementation and support, IT Governance and COBIT support and IT Security implementation and support. As a Success Coach I help teams and individuals in achieving their goals, helping them improve their soft skills and interpersonal skills, also help them to improve productivity and mentor them as resourceful individuals/teams in this complex and ever demanding environment to lead an anxiety free life.

Corelogic India Pvt. Ltd.

0 - 0

Agile Project Manager

Mangalore , INDIA

Worked as Scrum Master and also helped in transitioning the PMO Mangalore operations in scaling Scrum across various divisional projects. Led multiple Scrum teams in the adoption and institutionalization of Agile/Scrum values and principles. As Agile Coach, was actively involved in evolving the software engineering practices towards a lean and agile way. Also have conducted several Scrum Training.

HCL Technologies

July 2008 - March 2009

Associate General Manager

INDIA

As a Sr. Consultant with Wipro's Consulting Services, provided consultancy & thought leadership in the areas of Project & Program Management, setting up a Project office and defining processes, Process definition, roll-out and implementation of industry standards such as CMMI, ISO, ITIL, Agile and other best practice methodologies. Worked with clients such as ING Bank at Amsterdam, LloydsTSB Bank in UK, Nationwide Insurance, CapitalOne Auto Finance & Cardinal Health in the United States.

Wipro Consulting Group

2006 - 2008

Senior Consultant

INDIA

Provided Program Management consulting to ING Bank, Amsterdam, ITIL consulting to LloydsTSB Bank, London and several CMMI consulting to leading Financial services and Insurance companies in the United States.

Ness Technologies

2005 - 2006

Deputy General Manager - Quality

INDIA

As Head of Quality established plans for process improvements, and road-map for implementation. Involved in costing, budgeting and staff argumentation Ensure sharing of best practices among various ODC's within the company Guide, recommend process initiatives such as CMMi, BS 7799 and ISO to the various ODC's and help them in Implementation Produce Monthly Balanced Scorecard Summary report

eFunds International India Private Limited (Now Fidelity Information Systems)

2000 - 2005

India PMO Lead

Chennai , INDIA

Lead PMO India Operations in aligning with eFunds Global PMO Standards. Implement CMMi Level 4 best practices and making the organization Level 4 complaint within a span of 18 months. Helped mature the Global PMO operations to align with PMI's OPM Standards.

eFunds International India Private Limited

2000 - 2005

Project Manager - Quality - Efunds Corporation

INDIA

Aditi Technologies

1998 - 2000

Quality Manager

INDIA

CG Smith Software

1998 - 1999

Process Consultant (Member of Technical Staff)

INDIA

Was involved in and ensured CG pass their CMM Level 5 Assessment.

Ampersand Software

1996 - 1998

Quality Manager

INDIA

Ampersand Software Inc

1996 - 1998

Quality Coordinator

INDIA

Asset International - A division of Aptech Ltd.

1995 - 1996

Head of Academics

INDIA

First Computer

1993 - 1995

Manager - Courseware Design & Development

INDIA

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile and Scrum Training
  • NLP
  • IT Governance
  • Agile Transition Advisor
  • Agile Coach
  • Product Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Distributed Teams
  • Microsoft Project
  • COBIT
  • Business Transformation
  • ISO
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Process Consulting
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Process Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process
  • Enterprise Software
  • Process Improvement
  • Governance
  • Business Process Engineering
  • Six Sigma
  • Quality Assurance
  • MS Project
  • Consulting
  • Team Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Project Management
  • ITIL
  • Strategy
  • Agile Project Management
  • CRM
  • Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Scrum
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Program Management
  • Software Project Management
  • PMP
  • CMMI
  • PMO
  • Agile Methodologies
  • SDLC

EDUCATION

  • Madras Christian College

    1981-1984

    B.Sc., Statistics

  • University of Madras

    1981-1984

    Bachelors, Statistics

  • Santhome Higher Secondary School

    1974-1981

CERTIFICATION

  • Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach
  • NLP Certified Practitionnair
  • Marshall Goldsmith Certified Global Leader of the Future