I am a person who loves to keep things simple and straight, be it at work or at relations. I truly believe that life is sweet and enjoyable.
Whenever I see complications and sophistication I feel uncomfortable and I try to simplify it. That is what I do for my living as well. I try to simplify and straighten out software development process and techniques. I work with Teams to create more Energy and Synergy and to empower them to work better. I work with Management to make them understand that teams are genuinely working for them, so, to trust them and extract the best out of them. I Preach Agile, because I Practice Agile.
I can challenge any human being who says that they don't apply Lean principle in their day to day living. Knowingly or unknowingly, every one applies Lean principles in their daily life. I am passionate about Lean principles and Agile methodologies.
I have worked with many industry leaders to create more value through Agile and Lean principles. Companies like, Nokia Siemens Networks, General Electric, Alcatel Lucent, Valtech, Societe Generale etc.
Ares of interests are:
1. Challenging and Serious Organizational Lean/Agile Transformations
2. Strategizing and Implementing Lean / Agile Leadership Transformations
3. Team building and designing teams for high performance delivery
4. Execution of Lean / Agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban
5. Process consulting / coaching / mentoring for great performance and sustainability
6. Software Product Delivery and change management
7. Training and Mentoring engineering practices
8. Software craftsmanship : Clean Code, Specification By Example, BDD, ATDD, TDD
9. Public speaking (Agile India 2012, Agile India 2013)
10. Recently developed interest in Crystal family of methodologies
Specialties: Excellent negotiation skills, Team Management, Team Motivation, Leadership skills, Requirement collection techniques, Strong Lean concepts, Excellent Agile and Scrum knowledge.
Last two years i have developed lot of interest on coaching and facilitation. I am fortunate to have mentors like Laurent Sarrazin, Myriam Roux, Celine Thomas, Sheshadri Shekhar and many others. I would like to share those learning's which changed my perception towards coaching and facilitation. Those learning's have made me realize that there is a long way to go to become a good facilitator and coach. I would like to thank each and everyone who inspired and supported me. The journey has just begun.... Areas of interest: 1. Listening Skills 2. Mindfulness 3. Facilitation 4. Presence of Mind 5. Ability to Respond over React 6. The art of completing with past 7. Awareness of Default Future 8. Neuro Linguistic Programming 9. Life Coaching 10. Leadership Coaching
Helping the Product Development organization to be Agile.
* Project Management * Project Co-ordination * Pre-sales
In Valtech I was part of the Agile Transformation Services group. I was working as an Agile consultant. I could work with lot of great Agilist like Greg, Guy, Nathan, etc. I won different awards from Valtech on agile related competition conducted. While I was in Valtech I worked with companies like GE, Alcatel Lucent to implement and fine tune different agile process. Being a consultant, I was equipped with knowledge on different areas of agile. Some highlights are below, 1. Organizational transformation (Why, what and When ) 2. Process fine tuning and problem solving (with different techniques) 3. Re-defining the value stream and process effectiveness 4. Introducing practices like ATDD (Specification by example with Robot Frame work) 5. Conducting Agile foundation trainings for corporate 6. Training, coaching and mentoring different roles like PO, APO, Scrum Master, Line Manager, BA and teams. 7. Researching and sharpening my skills and presenting new ideas in different forums.
Awesome journey. Working for complete transformation. It is a paradigm shift from our regular consulting job. When i was working as an Agile consultant in Valtech, all I have to do is to put some fire and motivate people (specific duration). The real challenge is to sustain the fire and motivation. This is exactly what i am learning now! Here I get to do almost everything I suppose! Complete transformation of entire operation in Bangalore. I am really thrilled. Everyday I get to work with new people, new challenges and awesome results. Highlights: Organizational transformation: 1.Setting up a center of excellence for Agile 2.Strategizing and planning the Leadership and team transformations 3.Creating course and training modules 4.Designing assessments and defining the entry and exit points 5.Defining metrics / health check criteria to measure the progress 6.Recruiting agile coaches internal and contractors 7.Training and consulting for Leadership 8.Coaching, mentoring and facilitating with people in different organizational layers 9.Defining proper guidelines to identify suitable agile framework to be used out of Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban 9.Propagating and re-emphasizing the need for engineering practices such as Continuous delivery, Software Craftsmanship, TDD, ATDD, Specification by Example,BDD, Clean Code, etc. 10.Creating different focused forum's to cross polinate the learnings 11.Defining a mechanism for Global teams transformation 12.Joining the internal trainer forum and owning the training and helping others to create more effective material. Being part of Agile Center Bangalore is a fantastic experience. New learning everyday, you get to contribute to the enterprise level, strategizing, executing and celebrating the change.
I was working with product management and program management to create an absolute priority for our product. Understanding customer need and demand to build the road map and release planning.
- Business Development for Services - Exposure to International Market - Concepts of Sales and Marketing