Manish Manekar has been into management since 2001, practicing Agile/Scrum since 2005, coaching since 2009 having played the role of Scrum Master for over 3 years and individual contributor/developer for 10 years earlier. His work involved collaboration among cross-functional teams of product management, engineering, usability, QA/testing, DevOps, customer support and pre-sales as well as vendors. Manish works closely with product management and business owner on product strategy, backlog & roadmap. He played key roles in establishing and growing the Agile practice in software development & testing. Manish says “Software development is my profession and coaching my passion.”



1992 August - Present

Agile Coach, Trainer, Consultant

Pune , INDIA

Tata Consultancy Services

1994 September - 1997 September

Systems Analyst

Mumbai , INDIA

BMC Software

2004 October - 2009 March

Product Development Manager

Pune , INDIA

Since October 2004 working with BMC Software – the leading enterprise software product development MNC, as a Product Development Manager, in the capacity of Senior Project Manager responsible for Product Delivery, People & Performance Management. The product delivery responsibilities include prioritizing product backlog, engaging resources in product development, QA/testing, maintenance, customization as well as customer support. During last 4½ years, managed 5 releases (1 new product, 2 major releases and 2 maintenance releases of a product line comprised of 4 products) and up to 20 employees in 3 teams. This involved collaboration among cross-functional teams of product management, development, usability, QA/testing, inter-op, customer support and field (consultants on site & pre-sales) from Americas, Europe & India. Worked closely with product management on product strategy, backlog & roadmap and with senior management on planning & implementing initiatives such as Agile/Scrum, Tools Standardization, CMMI & ISO Certifications. Also actively contributed to action plans to improve quality of product as well as quality of support. As a Certified Scrum Master, I played the key role in educating the team in implementing best practices while adopting agile/scrum.

Pratham Technology

2001 October - 2004 August

Project Manager

Nagpur , INDIA

Project Management - Web Apps, Components, eCommerce, PDA, Handheld, Mobile, Community sites (ASP, PHP, SQL Server, MySQL, J2ME, MIDP, Symbian)

Systems Task Group

1997 October - 2001 September


Greater New York City Area , UNITED STATES

Sears IT and Management Services Pvt. Ltd

2010 May - 2012 September

Delivery Manager

pune , INDIA

As a Delivery Manager, I have been managing several initiatives in space of e-Commerce, e-Publishing, and Application Modernization at this offshore delivery center of Sears Holdings Corporation.

Birds Eye Systems Private Limited

2013 January - 2014 May

GM and Head

Mumbai , INDIA

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

1992 August - 1994 August

Junior Project Fellow

Nagpur , INDIA

Agile Coaching By Manish Manekar

2009 April - 2010 April





  • IT Service Management
  • IT Transformation
  • Java
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Mentoring
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Strategic Planning
  • Product Management
  • SDLC
  • SQL
  • Start-up Environment
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • Coaching
  • Scrum
  • Training
  • Web Applications
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Automation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Coaching
  • E-commerce
  • Software Development
  • Enterprise Software
  • Global Delivery


  • Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli - Maharashtra


  • Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli - Maharashtra


    B.E., Computer Science, Distinction

  • SIBM, Pune INDIA


    Post Graduate


  • Certified Scrum Master
  • ITIL (Foundation) Certified
  • Certified Support Professional