Jayaprakash Prabhakar


Agile Coach & Senior Engineering Manager, McAfee India Private Ltd

Location: Bangalore, India



Jayaprakash Prabhakar (JP)

I have around 18 years of experience in Software development, testing and agile coaching. I have been with McAfee for close to 9 years. In the Engineering Leadership role, he drives product development of some of the McAfee's next generation products.


Along with the Engineering Leadership role, I am an Agile Coach for McAfee. As an agile coach I trained over 400 people on Agile Scrum and coached over 20 scrum teams. Beyond these, I am part of the following leadership groups @ McAfee.

  • Global Agile Tranformation Team - responsible for Enterprise Agile transformation
  • Quality Leadership team - Defining / driving organizational Quality Goals & Quality Initiatives
  • SDET Panel - Defining and driving SDET career for engineers
  • Earlier on, he was responsible for the quality of a majority of McAfee consumer products. 

A passionate conference speaker, I have presented at various international conferences in Testing, Quality and Agile. He is an MS & MCA graduate. He is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) from Scrum Alliance.

For more information about me, visit my linkedin page.

Work experience

McAfee India Pvt. Ltd, Agile Coach & Senior Engineering Managr
January 2011 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
I have over 3.5 years of experience as a scrum coach at McAfee. I trained over 400 engineers and coached over 20 teams on Scrum. I am part of Scrum Transformation Team at McAfee. This experience is primarily on scrum, that consists of less than 10 coaches driving scrum adoption.

McAfee India Pvt. Ltd, Senior QA Manager
September 2005 - December 2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
Joined McAfee as a QA Manager and was responsible for quality of majority of McAfee consumer products.

iCOPE Technologies Pvt. Ltd, QA Manager
January 2004 - September 2005, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
Worked for iCOPE Technologies between 22nd December 1997 and 9th September 2005.

Articles I've written

Software Development Practices: Unique Scrum Practices for a Better-Quality Product
Agile and Scrum have become buzzwords in the industry in the context of "product quality." Senior management has a belief that moving the organization/team to Agile-Scrum will help release a great-quality product. Is that true? No, not at all. . . .