Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy.
He is the author of the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in Agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes his new supermodel for change management.
Bob Hartman, known as “Agile Bob” is President of Agile For All, LLC. He brings over 30 years of experience developing software to every client engagement. Since that time he has broadened his industry knowledge by serving in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager and executive.
Over the past 10 years he has grown from being an early adopter of agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) who has does significant training, coaching and mentoring in all areas of agile development. His 30+ years in the software industry have given Bob the experience necessary to help organizations regardless of size or other situations. These experiences have helped him succeed with agile training, coaching and mentoring for a wide variety of organizations including HP, Pearson Education, University of Iowa, Western Union, Weyerhaeuser, Vibrant Media, Arapahoe County, Standard & Poors, Waterford Research Institute and Siemens.
Daniel Teng has rich experience in leading and coaching agile teams. He is the only Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) in China. He is the founder of Irdeto Shanghai R&D team. He has been and is engaged in the agile transition of many multi-national organization in various industries such as telecom, ERP, CAD/CAM, E-education, healthcare etc.
Daniel is one of the key driver of agile community in China.
As India’s first Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Madhur is passionate about spreading the benefits of Agile by helping others adopt the essence of Agile methods and avoid the Scrumyths..
He has led the adoption and implementation of agile and scrum methodology at many organizations, leading successful agile projects with teams in the US, Europe, and India in the process coaching and training 7000+ professionals in Agile software development.
He has created Agile User groups including India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC), Agile Pune , Scrum Evangelists Hyderabad and Agile & Lean Forum of Asia (ALFA).
Dr. Ronen Bar Nahor
Dr. Ronen Bar Nahor is a Lead Coach working with teams and executives, with vast experience in scaling Agile in complex systems and products from the team to the Enterprise / Portfolio / Product levels.
Ronen has extensive hands-on experience in managing software development groups and projects both in Canada and Israel.
Ronen holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Information systems from the Technion. He was a Senior Lecturer for many years at the Technion (Software Quality Assurance, System Analysis and more) and was the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Emek Yezreel College.
Vibhu Srinivasan is a Developer, Entrepreneur, Agile Coach, Technologist and currently heads SolutionsIQ India. Vibhu has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background allowing him to work with a diverse set of clients and teams. Vibhu has been practicing agile practices since 1997 (officially called Agile only in 2001).He brings to his consulting, deep-rooted passion and practices gained by working in the trenches with hundreds of developers on real projects. He is very passionate about software development and can code in multiple languages. He has helped many teams in their quest for agility. He is a CTO of an early stage start-up in Seattle and has an MBA in strategic management from school of business Madison. He has a very solid understanding of building large-scale scalable systems having participated in various roles over the years, most recently chief architect for a game, Lead for virtualization product at Microsoft and CTO of his own start-up. He has worked in financial, gaming, visualization domains to name a few. An entrepreneur by choice he is always busy building a company/product and is currently in India heading Solutions IQ a premier provider of Agile consulting and development services in the US.
Do Agile, Be Agile, Live Agile!! That’s the moto of Tushar Somaiya’s premium agile training and consulting firm called ShuHaRiAgile. Tushar has also founded CoachingDojo, a unique non-profit platform for agile practitioners to interact with like-minded peers and NueroScience based coaches to discuss and solve “real on-the-ground problems” while implementing and adopting agile. He himself is a certified NueroScience based transformational coach apart from being genuine servant leader and a social entrepreneur. He is known in the industry for his practical & pragmatic trainings and keynotes at prestigious conferences which are typically full of high energy, having fun-filled games and interactive hands-on exercises. He is a CSM, CSP, soon to become CST and PMI-ACP with over 13 years of IT experience working in different roles for companies like Kanbay, Satyam, Hexaware, Ness & ThoughtWorks.
Unnat Gupta works with ThoughtWorks Technologies as a senior consultant with hands-on experience in consulting organisations on the path of Agile Adoption and Agile software development.
- Business Analysis
- Product Management
- Distributed Development
- Stakeholder Management
- Client Relationship Building
F J Bandukwala
F J Bandukwala (FJB) is a qualified CSM, CISA, CA and B.Com. with over 21 years experience and is a self-professed Agile Evangelist. He has conducted several trainings on Scrum and Agile fundamentals over the last two years. Having worked in diverse industry sectors ranging from petrochemicals to software industry to telecommunications in various roles in IT, Finance, HR, Admin, Commercial he brings to his projects a rich portfolio of experience. FJB is an expert in start-up processes and has so far set up and led units in BSS domain, set up billing and accounting processes and systems for an ISP start-up, conceptualized and created software products in Revenue Assurance and performed consultancy on OSS/BSS roadmap to several telecom operators across the globe. As customer delivery manager he has donned roles of program and project manager and has been the force behind several successes in pre-sales, customer presentations, project execution improvements. FJB is adept in challenging status quo and is a very effective change catalyst.
Zuzana has over 11 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.
She started with agile and Scrum back in 2005, where I was involved in implementing the agile methods at large US company operating in the medical area. From that time, I was responsible for implementation of agile and Scrum to teams in the Czech Republic operating in different areas of IT industry.
Currently she works as a trainer, consultant and coach for software organizations, support them in tailoring their agile adoption processes to company culture. She is founder of the Czech agile community Agile Association, organizing conferences and events and sharing the agile experience all around. She is regular speaker at international conferences. She is Managing Director of LOTOFIDEA.
Manoj Vadakkan is an Agile Consultant. In his coaching practice, Manoj uses innovative approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean to help individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their potential. He facilitates training all over the world on topics such as Introduction to Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner(™). He strives to provide trainings that are experiential in nature where the learners develop knowledge and skills from actively participating rather than being passive listeners. See more information about him at http://manoj.vadakkan.org/
Dr Masa K Maeda
Masa K Maeda is the CEO of Valueinnova USA and the creator of Lean Value Innovation. He is also a senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium and teaches Value Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley. He is internationally recognized leading figure in Lean, Agile, Kanban and Scrum; considered by many to be the main contributor to their adoption in Ibero-America. Masa has brought solutions to customers in 11 countries through his company, which currently has offices in 4 countries
Ravindra, an Engineering Graduate has more than 25 years of experience in Business Planning, Delivery, Quality Assurance and Professional Services in IT and non-IT industries. His career in the software unit in Siemens has spanned over a decade where he is currently head of Global Test Center for the Building Technologies – Enterprise security unit. During his stint in Siemens, he has spearheaded a number of process and quality initiatives including agile transformation exercises.
Subrahmaniam, S R V
Subrahmaniam, an IIM B alumnus, has over 15 years experience in software industry in Enterprise Application Development and Product Development assignments. Currently he is managing a QA team within software product development set-up within Siemens.
A certified PMP and CSM, he has been working in agile projects for the past 6 years and is part of the core team within the group to drive the agile transformation.
Adrian combines his expertise of 15+ years of Agile, Waterfall and Transformation in global enterprises into his work as Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach. His clients include Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, for which he has successfully led large IT and Business transformations across EMEA, US and APAC. In his 30+ years in IT he has done all the roles from SW developer to large scale programme manager of 100M+ USD programs.
As an early adapter of Agile principles, he has totally moved to Agile: Scrum, XP, Lean. He runs his own independent Agile practice now from Hong Kong, where he works together with partners and trains & coaches across the world on real projects that matter. His passion is building up sustainable Agile delivery capability and organisations, and transforming dependent, dysfunctional teams into cross-functional Agile, winning teams that have fun and satisfy customers.
Independent Agile Trainer/Mentor/Coach at AgileGurkul UK, helping organisations to adapt agile & lean principles and practices. Experienced servant-leader serving teams to make them successful through creating awareness to put them into a continuous improvement mind-set.
Nancy is a Certified Product Owner(CSPO) and a Certified Scrum Master(CSM). Her association with Agile methodology of software development has been close to five years now. In this time she has worked with big and small teams alike. Product development is where her interest lies. In the current set up, she is Process Lead/ Cheif Scrum Master of a 17 member product team. She has also been constantly active in the community. Spoken at various national conferences- Agile Tours , Agile India, to name a few. She has also been associated with the brand of Agile NCR for past 4 years as the Organizer cum Emcee of the past conferences. Being an avid writer, she likes to pen her thoughts often at her website : thethinkinhat.com
Tathagat has been involved with hi-tech software product development over the last two decades. At Yahoo! India R&D, he is responsible for Strategic Programs, Outsourced Product Development and Business Operations. He also leads center-wide Agile adoption, IP Program and Business Excellence programs
Avinash Rao is a Program Director at Mindtree UK, and currently program manages Mindtree’s largest Enterprise Agile program out of London. Avinash has a rich and varied experience in Program, Product and Platform Management, New Product Development Consulting, Market Research, IT Business Value, and Process re-design & Optimization. Avinash is a thought leader with extensive speaking experience. His latest speaking engagements were on Agile productivity measures (UKSMA 2012, London) and test platforms for success in Enterprise Agile (BCS SIGIST, London). He has published on a variety of topics, and runs workshops on getting the most out of PMOs
I am collaboration catalyst, agile/ lean practitioner, trainer,coach and Management 3.0 Licensed trainer with more than 15 years of experience in IT product and project development and management. Having worked with various companies like Opendrako, Rumbo.com, Ascent Informatics to achieve high performing teams and creating better products.
I like to work with new ways of organization, behavioral science, cultural bridging and help people grow while having fun at their work.
An Observer, problem solver, collaboration catalyst, agile coach, program manager, most of all learner and a foodie
Soraya Ploia works at INdT (Manaus) as a Scrum Master, since 2008. She took part in the definition and implementation of agile within INdT, and now She would like to share this experience and find new ideas to develop the process. Nokia Institute of Technology (INdT), is an independent and non-profit Research and Development Institute, founded by Nokia and focused on the generation of new concepts, products and solutions for areas related to mobile technologies and the internet.
Julia Hipólito is a Professional Scrum Master with 5 years of diverse management experience in program and project development, at INdT
Zunder Lekshmanan is a Software Engineer by heart and Software Administrator by designation! Has over 19 years of rich & extensive experience in Telecom sector working in Software Product Development & Solution Delivery. Core competence in End to End product development and solution delivery of VAS Infrastructure products like SMSC, USSD, Mobile Internet Gateways, Policy Control and Charging Solutions, Messaging Service Delivery Platform, Social Networking Software, Mobile Handset Applications. Have developed and deployed products that have up to five nines availability in at least 50 leading telecom operators across the globe. Has been coaching and coaxing teams to adopt agile for the past six years and still feels that there is something to learn every day when realizing agile!
Mahesh V G
Mahesh V G is a software craftsman and agile practitioner. He is passionate about developing software and building agile teams. He is working as technical manager in Mahindra Comviva and has been focusing on adoption of test automation across the organization. He has played various roles in software development and delivery of large and complex telecom solutions in the past 10 years of his journey in the industry and is instrumental in adoption of contemporary practices of software engineering in his teams.
He teaches under privileged children during his free time and reads and studies about human productivity behavior
Sajit is a Certified Scrum Master and got acquainted with Agile a few years back. Over the past 17+ years in software development he has worked in various roles – developer, business analyst, user interface designer, architect, technical lead to name a few. Since the time Sajit has known about Agile methodologies he has been always advocating and practicing Scrum with all his customers and team.
Nirmalya is an experienced, hands-on programmer who has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He has been associated with outfits in India and Ireland in roles ranging from Lead Developer to Engineering Lead and from Archigect to CTO. He works as a freelancer with technology-driven StartUps / Mid-range companies and helps in crafting right Server-side stack and solution structure. The areas of his interest include Low-latency/High-throughput software, middleware, Complex Event Processing and Event-driven Designing.
Manik Choudhary is an agile practitioner and innovative Agile Project Manager. He is among one of the first professionals in the world to obtain the PMI-ACP certification. Manik is deeply involved in the various agile communities. He is a Coach, Trainer, Writer and Speaker of Agile Project Management practices. He is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1). His areas of Expertise are
- Design Thinking and
User Story Mapping (USM).
Priyank is Enterprise Agile Coach, Agile Innovation Games Expert and Lean Kanban Methodologist with Valtech. Priyank holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Scrum Alliance – Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance – Certified Scrum Product Owner, and SEI – Certification on Introduction to CMMI and Agile Certification (by coaching large scale teams). He is SQL-Lover and semi frequent speaker at leading Agile forums & Software Engineering user groups. He is Agile Network India community organizer.
An Agile enthusiast, mentoring and leading teams for over a decade. Having an experience of working with diverse & distributed teams from US, Europe, Middle East with clients ranging from EMEA, APAC and AMER regions. Had the opportunity of working as IT Infrastructure Manager early in career. Started career as programmer and faculty, worked through roles like Team Lead, Scrum Master, IT Manager, Product Owner, Agile Trainer, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Agile Coach and Consultant. Domains experienced – Financial Services, Telecom Platform, Telecom Software, Banking, PCI(Payment Card Industry), Education and ITES. Currently engaged in developing and executing organization-wide strategy for agile transformation.