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Agile Coach

Toronto, ON, Canada
October 31, 2019

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** years of professional experience majorly in agile coaching, consulting and training at enterprise and team level

• Coaching to executives, management, business and technology in multicultural and distributed environment

• Facilitating design sprints, inceptions, big room planning, agile assessments, user research, meet-ups and communities of practice

• Delivers Agile training to teams and leaders.


• Effective communication, stakeholder management, facilitation, coaching, problem solving, team building

• Frameworks: Scrum, XP, Kanban, LeSS, Lean Startup, Design Thinking

• Tools: Atlassian Jira, RTC, Trello, Version One, Swift kanban, StoriesOnBoard QUALIFICATION MCA (Master of Computer Application) - 2008

Banasthali University, Jaipur, India – Regular

MBA (Master of Business Administration) - 2011

Symbiosis Pune, India - Distance Learning

BSC (Bachelor of Science) – 2005

Lucknow University, Lucknow, India - Regular

CERTIFICATES CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), LeSS (Large Scale Scrum), SA (Certified SAFe Agilist), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), CSD

(Certified Scrum Developer), Luma Institute- Human Centered Design, ICF- ACC

(Associate Certified Coach)



Agile Coach at Scotia Bank June 2018 - Present

Agile Coach at Palo IT Singapore January 2015 – March 2018 Editor Agile Queue at InfoQ April 2014 - July 2016 Agile Consultant at Xebia February 2013 - December 2014 Software Engineer, Scrum Master at CSC May 2011 - January 2013 System Engineer at IBM India Pvt. Ltd July 2008 - May 2011 Agile Coach at Scotia Bank, Toronto

• Co-creating Agile operating model that includes processes for release planning, audit, yearly budgeting and CIO dashboards for cloud platform

• Coaching directors, product owners, scrum masters and teams on agile principles and practices

• Deliver training on Scrum, Kanban, user story writing, splitting and estimation

• Facilitating Release planning, retrospectives, communities of practice, town-hall unconference

• Helping VPs in their portfolio management using agile practices to prioritise multiple teams backlog, capacity planning and aligning with architecture strategy.

• Mentor internal agile champions.


Agile Coach


Contact Number +1-647-***-****, +1-437-***-****


Co-author of the Book Distributed Agile Framework

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Agile Coach at DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) through Palo IT, Singapore

• Facilitation of organisational design workshops based on value streams

• Implementation of Lean budgeting model based on value streams

• Working with procurement for agile contracting model

• Developing Agile Adoption Strategy along with other agile coaches and VPs.

• Adoption of agile practices, behaviours and mindset in one ART in consumer banking

• Agile implementation in core banking systems, digital products and marketing campaigns

• Working on agile transformation program and learning roadmap for DBS employees

• Facilitating big room planning, product discovery. product envisioning, Overall retrospective, coding dojos and community of practices

• Helping teams create business case, user journey, product backlog, release plan

• Working with marketing team to implement customer journey based small campaigns in iterations.

• Agile assessment and overall retrospective at the line of business level Agile Coach at Standard Chartered Bank through Palo IT, Singapore

• Working with business and technology to create project plan for digital client on boarding in multiple countries in Asia

• Co-ordination with business and user groups of different regions

• Facilitating design sprints to prototype and gather user feedback on new features

• Creating a model to embed UX with Scrum

• 1:1 coaching with scrum master, product owner and team members Agile Coach at Johnson controls through Xebia, India

• Working with 4 Scrum teams, Scrum masters, product owners and chief product owner.

• Helping teams in estimation and planning.

• Facilitating scrum ceremonies, extracting / configuring Jira reports.

• Creating product vision, roadmap, backlog, user stories etc.

• Resolving dependencies of user stories between scrum teams of same product line. RTC Implementation - Project of CSC India

• Writing the RTC (Rational Team Concert) functionality corresponding to each practice.

• Integration of RTC with other rational tools.

• Analyzing current clients demands to provide support in framework. Scrum Master at Aviva Life Insurance- Project of CSC India

• Facilitating Scrum ceremonies, working agreements, .

• Meetings with stakeholders.

• Trainings to Product Owners and other scrum masters.I

• Implementing kanban in the support team

TRAINING GIVEN ICAgile certified Agile Fundamentals, Business Value Analysis and Team facilitation training given at BMW, DBS, and Philips CONTRIBUTION IN


• Organizer - Agile Product Open Unconference Toronto, Agile Tour Singapore, Agile NCR

• Volunteer - Global Scrum Gathering Singapore

• Speaker - Agile Tour Singapore, Regional Scrum Gathering India, Agile NCR, Agile Convention, Remote Forever Summit, 121 Agile Testing

• Reviewer - Agile India, Agile 2019


• InfoQ: news, articles and research Items Pahuja

• Scrumalliance: Article on “Timeboxing: A Motivational Factor for Scrum Teams” motivational-factor-for-scrum-teams

• Agile Alliance: Scrumban

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