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Eshwaraiah Jakkula

  

Agile Coach, Agrata Technology Solutions

Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile-Carolinas

Biography

Eshwaraiah Jakkula had been practising SCRUM since 2009 with the roles as Team member, Scrum Master, Agile Project and Program Manager, mentoring and training new Scrum Masters and teams as an Agile Coach, Development teams and Product owners.  Achieved CSM in Nov'12 and PSM-I in Sep'15.  Helped organizations transforming from traditional waterfall method to Agile, training resources both at onsite and offshore in Agile software development life cycle, Product owners to build the Product Backlogs, prioritizing and grooming, Development teams to decompose the Epics to manageable stories, sizing, facilitating stand up meetings, developing the teams to self-organized by following the time boxing for every meeting scrum over scrum improving the team velocity and delivering successful incremental products. 

Work experience

Randstad Technologies, Agile Coach / Scrum Master
September 2015 - June 2016, Charlotte, NC
As an Agile Coach, I have trained 10 teams of size varying from 8 to 10 resources of each team including on-site and offshore in implementing Scrum and delivering the customer requirements through 3 quarterly releases. Coaching involved - teaching teams on Agile principles, Scrum values, ceremonies, artifacts, rules and roles. Transforming the teams from estimating the effort in hours to thinking in terms of story points, product backlog building, grooming/refining, prioritizing, releases planning, sprints planning and delivery through 2 to 3 weeks of sprints (graduated from 3 weeks when started to 2 weeks sprints as the teams matured in self-organizing and self-managing). Coached implementing continuous integration through improving the build process from manual to automation, implemented DevOps by improving the collaboration between Development and Operations teams. Leadership team was very much satisfied with the results and provided a complete support in progressing towards scaling the agile at the program level. Given my knowledge in scaled agile (SAFe Program Consultant and SAFe Agilist certified), coached the teams in SAFe principles, putting together the Portfolio and Program Backlogs, Program Increment planning, building and launching the Agile Release Trains. Overall, at the program level, coached around 200 resources through direct class room sessions and day to day on the job training. Heavily involved in leadership training in Agile/Scrum and transforming the whole program towards Agility.

Tata Consultancy Services, Scrum Master
October 2014 - September 2015, Charlotte, NC, US
TCS is an organization that offers software solutions and is a leader in the industry. They were looking for a matured scrum master who can not only runs the projects by implementing the Agile but also mentors other inexperience scrum masters and team members. My job was to do day to day running of scrum teams meeting the business goals by helping the teams follow the Agile framework and also mentoring/coaching the new team members and educating the business teams wherever necessary.

Diversant, Scrum Master
April 2014 - August 2014, Charlotte, NC, US
As a Senior Agile Project Manager and Scrum Master, I had an opportunity of helping the organization run their projects using Agile framework. This is a challenging assignment as dependant applications were executing the projects in waterfall model and I had to build my Sprint planning carefully considering the dependencies. Had to educate the newly formed product owners to understand and enjoy the benefits of being agile.

IBM Global Services, Scrum Master
March 2013 - February 2014, Charlotte, NC, US
IBM recruited me to drive a large program consisting of 8 Scrum teams to build a huge independant software desktop system. I myself had to run 3 scrum teams as a Scrum Master while coordinating with other Scrum Masters of different work streams and representing different vendors. This gave me an opportunity of learning and implementing best practises from a variety of styles of implementing Agile framework. This also gave me an opportunity of initial phases of the project involving infrastructure set up to be done in first few sprints.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Scrum Master
November 2009 - February 2013, Charlotte, NC, US
This organization gave me the first opportunity of learning Agile framework. Started as a Team member and grown to as a Scrum Master. Helped me learning Agile principles, roles and responsibilities, process, developing my own style of running the Scrum team

 

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