Jurgen Appelo

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.

Jurgen is co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network (for Agile & Lean thinkers and practitioners in Europe) and the Stoos Network (focusing on hange agents for organizational transformation).

Bob Hartman

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.

Bob is a Most Valued Blogger at DZone (www.dzone.com) as well as having his blog syndicated through the Agile section of AllTop (agile.alltop.com). 

Daniel Teng

Daniel has nine years’ practical experience in agile development including scrum, XP and lean. Working as awakener at Odd-e, He works with multiple mid-size to large size organizations, helping their teams in agile transition. He has been working with clients from different industries such as  telecom, CRM and billing system, computer graphics, web app, ERP etc. Daniel is familiar with different agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban etc. He is expert in coaching Product Owner (agile requirement, agile estimating & planning), ScrumMaster and team members (TDD, Refactoring and Continuous Integration etc.)

Daniel started Irdeto Shanghai R&D team in January 2006 and has been leading the team adopt XP and Scrum. The team plays a critical role in developing and maintaining multi-million USD billing and customer caring system. Within four years, the team managed to delivered two major versions of product, finished 2 major system upgrade and now the system running on many countries in multiple continents.

Daniel is the only Chinese who is Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Certified Scrum Trainer by Scrum Alliance. Daniel is deeply involved in the agile community development in China and Asia. He is board member of Agile Tour World, editor of InfoQ agile community, he has been organizer, chair and reviewer of many agile conferences in China including AgileChina, Scrum Gathering Shanghai, QCon. He is main organizer who introduced Agile events to 16 cities in China which is the first community non-profit conference. Daniel is a frequent speaker at AgileChina, QCon, Scrum Gathering.

Daniel has his blog at www.danielteng.com

Madhur Kathuria

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 Co-founder, Agile Sparks and 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

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.

Nitin Deshpande

In a career spanning over 31 years, Nitin had a 12-year entrepreneurial stint that included co-founding software product companies in India and Canada. Nitin is responsible for all of Allscripts India operations. He joined Allscripts in 2007. His expertise spans over areas like Software industry operations, Manufacturing industry software, ERP, Finite Capacity Scheduling, SAP R/3 implementation practice, Product Lifecycle Management and now Healthcare. Prior to Allscripts, Nitin was President and CEO of BMC Software, Chief Operating Officer at Geometric and Center Head for Satyam Pune. Nitin, a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), has steered the India operations of Allscripts India through his dynamic leadership.

Although the concepts of Agile methodology have been widely understood over the last few years, Nitin recollects that the same concepts were being used by him and his teams in the software product companies that he co-founded way back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Tushar Somaiya

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

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.

Specialises in:

– 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 Sochova

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.

Sanju Burkule

Sanju Burkule’s friends often describe him as a person having unlimited energy and optimism. He began his career as an entrepreneur while still in college. His passion for working with customers and giving them value at a reasonable cost started there. Since then, he has never looked back. He has worked in small and large companies in US and India, worked with customers in Europe, Australia, Asia for past 20 years, gaining global experience. He has always been paranoid about solving customer problems. His understanding of design patterns, innovative offerings, analytical abilities and basic clarity in thinking builds a great foundation for a flourishing relationship with customers, partners and employees. He is very keen on process efficiency and a guru in people management.

Sanju has done his Masters in Computer Science and MBA from Pune University. He has Dale Carnegie certification on presentation skills, and is also ITIL v3 Foundation Certified. He spent the last decade working on data center management space in BMC Software, working with large US and European customers

Yashasree Barve

Yashasree Barve has been working as a technologist in Tata Consultancy Services since last 15 years. She has an extensive experience in delivering solutions for Enterprises. She has executed and worked on several projects in the role of a developer, designer and architect across multiple domains such as Insurance, Retail, and Hi Tech using various technologies such as Java, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Ruby on Rails and such. She is a Core member of the Agile community in TCS evangelizing Agile within TCS by bringing the community together and organizing internal conferences. She has recently successfully convened TCS Agile Cafe, a virtual conference across multiple geographies. She has spoken in several Agile conferences such as Agile Tour Pune (2010, 2011, 2012), Agile India 2012 and Agile in Business Conference 2012.

Dipen Shah

Dipen has over 13 years experience working as a technologist in Tata Consultancy Services. He is working currently as a Delivery Manager for projects of various technologies like BI, Oracle Apps, Java, .NET, Ruby on Rails etc. He has earlier worked as a developer, Business Analyst and Architect on BI projects in Banking and Professional Services domains. He has been practicing Agile since 6 years and likes to keep learning it ever since

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, S

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 Lander

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.

Sonik Chopra

Sonik has I12+ years of strong experience in program delivery and product development. He is an Agile Coach, Mentor and Project Manager with a record of accomplishment in leading and transforming teams through the challenging transition from waterfall to agile practices.  He has been responsible for end to end program delivery from Requirement Gathering to Post production support and has a sound theoretical and practical background in various technologies and handled projects over a wide variety of domains (Shipping, B2B, Operations etc)

Nancy Sharma

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

Angeline Aggarwal

Angeline is an Assistant Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services, Pvt. Ltd. She has 11 years of IT experience in various roles as developer, Tech. Lead, Project Manager, Product Owner. She has been part of teams that have built and managed a large number of applications, using software methodologies such as Waterfall, RAD and Agile.

Tathagat Varma

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

Pankaj Kanchankar

Pankaj has over 13 years of experience as business analyst and project manager. He is working with ThoughtWorks as an Agile Coach.As an Agile Coach, Pankaj is involved in assessing software development process for delivery optimization and agile adoption. He has worked with multiple clients and teams to define their Agile journey. He has coached line managers & program managers on agile management & principles. He is involved in coaching development teams to adopt Agile practices. He has also been responsible for managing Agile project deliveries involving distributed teams

Avinash Rao

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

Raja Bavani

Raja Bavani is Chief Architect of Mindtree and plays the role of Agile Evangelist. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and has published papers at international conferences on topics related to code quality, distributed agile development, customer value management, and software estimation. His areas of interest include global delivery models, agile software development, requirements engineering, software architecture, software reuse, customer value management, knowledge management, and IT outsourcing. He is a member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. He regularly interfaces with educational institutions, offers guest lectures, and writes for technical conferences. He can be reached at raja_bavani@mindtree.com or via his blogs at http://www.blogs.mindtree.com/author/raja-bavani  and http://se-thoughtograph.blogspot.in

Soraya Ploia

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

Certified (CSM) by Scrum Alliance, acting in the role of Scrum Master since 2007 in software projects. Member of Agile implementation team at Indt, where develops activities focused on the Scrum framework.  Constantly participates in events within the enterprise, partners and universities addressing agility process, with the aim of disseminate the Agile culture inside and outside the company. Her goal in Scrum Gathering India is know other successful ways of adopting Agile and share experiences.

Zunder Lekshmanan

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

Schalk Cronjḕ

Schalk Cronjé has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has spoken on various software delivery techniques in the UK,  USA, India and South Africa. He has delivered software as products and services with delivery cycles between 1 week and 12 months.  He is a technology libertarian, and was one of the pioneers of localising open-source software into African languages. He believes that both software engineering and craftsmanship is important for the industry. He works a freelance consultant and coach with a focus on delivering holistic prosperity to stakeholders. By helping those that work in the software development industry to realise their true potential and challenge the dysfunctionality that besets many institutionalised software processes, his goal is to show people the impact of their work on a world far exceeding the walls that houses an organisation. He also holds two engineering degrees and a MBA in technology management.

GV Srinivasa

Srini (Development Project Expert and Agile Project Manager) has around 12 years of experience in Technology Product Development. He has worked in various roles at SAP – including Technology Development, Quality Management, Program Management & now leading the “Lean & Agile Transformation team” in SAP Labs. He is involved in SAP Lean Transformation journey from the start, and continues to spearhead the organization change management in SAP Technology Development area. Srini is highly regarded as a thought leader in Agile and Design Thinking practices. He is very passionate about product development and at heart a developer who wants to build innovative products & solutions

Sajit Vasudevan

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 Sengupta

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 Chaudhary

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 Pathak

Priyank is Enterprise Agile Coach, Agile Innovation Games Expert and Lean Kanban Methodologist with ValtechPriyank 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.

Sharad Julka

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.

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