Kumar Dattatreyan


Director, Coaching and Consulting Services, Santeon Group

Location: Reston, VA



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


Kumar is an accomplished Agile Transformation coach with the Santeon Group.  He provides leadership in helping enterprise level clients adopt the use of both lean and agile methods, techniques, and best practices. Kumar has led numerous agile product development teams to high performance and successfully coached Fortune 100 clients in their transition to Agile.  He applies a deep understanding of Agile and Organizational Change Management to effectively and pragmatically help clients on their road to agility and efficiency.  He has over 17 years of application development, project, program, and release management experience leading large, complex, mission-critical IT projects in  both federal and commercial sectors.

Specialties: Scrum, Kanban, XP Practices, Agile Coaching, Scaling Scrum across multiple teams and large projects, Streamlining process to achieve more business value, Lean Thinking, Lean-Startup, Backlog Management, Portfolio Management, Release Management.

Work experience

Santeon Group, Director, Coaching and Consulting
April 2013 - Present, Reston, Virginia, United States
Agile Adoption and Transformation Coach. Currently working with Fortune 100 and Federal clients on their Agile Transformations. As Director of Consulting Services, I work to ensure client service delivery excellence and high employee satisfaction within Santeon's growing Agile Consulting practice.

Excella Consulting, Managing Consultant
September 2012 - April 2013, Manassas, Virginia, United States
Agile Coach focused on helping our clients implement Agile Adoption and Transformation programs

Agilex, Agile Adoption Leader
July 2011 - September 2012, Chantilly, Va, United States
As the Agile Adoption Program Manager for Agilex, I am responsible for providing guidance and services to our clients on how best to apply Agile principles and practices to their adoption efforts.

Carfax, Agile Project Manager
October 2009 - July 2011, Centreville, VA, United States
My role is that of a Scrum Master/Coach for several teams in the Internal Applications area for Carfax. I have helped transition several teams from a traditional development environment to Scrum.

Gannett Co, Inc., Development Project Manager
July 1999 - July 2009, McLean, VA, United States
I fulfilled a variety of roles while at Gannett, from developer to Project Manager. As a Project Manager, I managed several cross-functional, matrixed teams and was responsible for introducing an Agile framework to Gannett. In my 5 years as a PM at Gannett, I was the primary internal Scrum coach for the organization.