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Dinesh Sharma


Agile Coach/Director, Agile Gurukul

Location: London



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

Agile Bangalore

London, UK


I’m a Lean & Agile Coach for organisation change in software development and implementation initiatives with more than 19 years of experience in the industry. I always focus on delivering high quality products while taking care of people and teams; strongly driven by agile and lean principles. Highly experienced in setup and working with offshore teams in an agile environment.


Management: I’m a CSP, CSPO, CSM and certified Prince2 Practitioner. While scope, time and costs are very important to me, I promote the acceptance of changes, incremental development, frequent delivery and early feedback. I have managed programme with budget from £500K to £8 million in an agile environment.


Leadership: People are the main asset of any project, far from being just resources they communicate, interact, commit and grow. I’m used to helping people get to quality deliverables while achieving high performance and low stress levels.


Coaching: Helping others developing their skills and incrementing their knowledge is one of my favourite activities, which let me learn a lot. I’m convinced that the best way to train people is training their subconscious by living experiences.

Work experience

Agile Gurukul, Director
September 2012 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Agile Gurukul provides training, consultancy, mentoring and coaching on Lean & Agile principles and practices.

RippleRock, Agile Coach
September 2012 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Experienced agile evangelist helping organizations to adapt to Agile and Lean principles.

Cognizant, Agile Coach
March 2012 - September 2012, London, United Kingdom

SITA (, Agile Coach
September 2010 - March 2012, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom

Mentoring and coaching Management and multiple cross-functional Scrum teams (Business Analyst, QA, Architects, UX, Technical Leads and Software Engineers) in Onsite and offshore setup to deliver Border Management Solution to various SITA clients.

  • Set up and provided coaching to implement Scrum framework, XP, & Kanban
  • Worked with Business teams to help them to adopt Agile & Lean principles
  • Worked with Product Owners to facilitate preparation of Product Vision, Roadmap, Backlog and Release Planning
  • Worked with Scrum Masters for regular mentoring and coaching.
  • Facilitated Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Product Backlog Grooming, Daily Stand up, Sprint Review and Retrospective meeting by working with Scrum Masters
  • Facilitated Scrum of Scrums for multiple Scrum teams
  • Scaling Scrum using feature teams with Distributed Scrum teams in 3 locations.


Raytheon Systems Limited, Development Manager
August 2008 - September 2010, UxBridge, London, United Kingdom
Managed a highly technical team of Architects, Tech Lead, Software Engineers, responsible for providing SOA based middleware solution within TrustedBorders programme for UKBA. Responsible for complete Software Development Life Cycle (from inception through to implementation) of multiple incremental Release Projects within programme., Offshore Delivery Manager
May 2003 - August 2008, London, London, United Kingdom
Managed a team in onsite-offshore model to deliver software for post sales function within Setup an offshore model within including recruitment, training and process setup to enable better co-ordination between onsite and offshore team to ensure smoother & regular delivery from offshore.

Articles I've written

Trust and Commitment
Trust in a customer/supplier relationship is the most critical factor in an Agile project's success or failure. . . .


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