Dr. Raman has over a decade of project management, agile transformation and implementation, coaching, and training experience. He has been an agile coach at the team, program, and enterprise level. He has helped organizations setup an agile center for excellence, release trains, and get ISO and CMMi certified for their agile processes. Some of his clients have included Intel, AOL, Bristol Myers Squibb, Biogen Idec, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Galderma, JP Morgan Chase, PayPal, Cisco, just to name a few. Dr. Raman has four academic degrees, which includes two undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science Research and Laboratory Science and two graduate degrees in Information Technology from University of Maryland, Towson University, and George Mason University respectively. He has been on review committees for selecting speakers for the Scrum Alliance conferences, spoken at agile conferences, and published articles. Dr. Raman holds an adjunct faculty position in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University.
Dr. Raman has also helped the Agile Alliance translate the Agile Manifesto into Sanskrit, published with InfoQ, Scrum Alliance, and Agile Atlas. He has also developed a lightweight, cloud based Scrum tool - http://www.cognosco.us/
Raman Technologies, Inc,
May 2003 - Present, Silicon Valley, United States
Dr. Raman is well versed in several methodologies/frameworks for managing projects like Scrum, Waterfall, V-model, Kanban, SAFe, etc. He has supported all aspects of the software lifecycle (SDLC) and has developed and implemented Agile processes consistent with ISO 9001:2008 and CMMi standards. Apart from Agile process improvement and implementation, Dr. Raman has also spearheaded development of a light weight Scrum Agile Management tool that uses social logins and supports offline mobile capability. Dr. Raman currently works as an Agile consultant and trainer to help organizations adapt Scrum for their projects. Apart from his consulting, he has published a book, titled "Conquer the Fundamentals of Scrum." and does certified Agile training for clients. Dr. Raman is also looking to publish case studies on Scrum practices for software development to share his experience with others. A particular interest is how Scrum can be implemented with remote teams - a common theme with many organizations today.
Articles I've written
Enterprise Transformation to Agile with ISO Compliance
An IT consulting company with two office locations and 100-plus people specialized in custom software development and testing services. The firm did in-house software development training for developers at both locations and had trai...
How Scrum Is Changing the Global Delivery Model for Software Development
We're all familiar with the Waterfall offshore paradigm of software development, in which clients and vendors engage in an asynchronous, sequential model for software development. The client spends money and time to develop a formal project charte...