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Jayaprakash Prabhakar


Enterprise Agile Coach, Scrum Trainer, Founder, LeanSoft Consulting (P) Ltd

Location: Bangalore, India



Jayaprakash Prabhakar (JP)

Founder and CAO, LeanSoft Consulting

A seasoned & passionate trainer and consultant in Agile & Scrum with 19 years of rich experience in software development, testing and agile coaching.

Currently dedicating his efforts to transform software enterprises from traditional to Agile methodology. Played various roles like Coach, Quality Leader, Engineering Leader, Developer & Mentor. He is well equipped to help enterprises adapt Agile.

He trained over 1200 people and coached over 50 teams on Agile. As an Enterprise Agile Coach with strong belief on engineering practices, his primary focus is on Scrum process & improving development and test practices.He helped enterprises drastically improve in quality, predictability and productivity through scrum process and effective software practices.

He has various certifications like CSM, CSPO, CSP, CAL1 & SPC4 on Agile space.
Passionate speaker at International Conferences on Agile and Testing, spoke in various conferences since 2007.
Won over dozen prestigious awards
Has significant experience in: Agile  Consulting, Lean Start-up, Engineering practices, Product Quality, Leadership, Software Development & Testing.

Enterprise Agile Consultant, Mentor, Founder, CAO of LeanSoft

JP has been consulting since December 2014, trained and coached over 1/2 dozen software enterprises on agile transformation.

A few achievements are

  1. Worked with over 1/2 dozen clients in their Agile transformation
  2. Delivered trainings on Agile/Scrum and SAFe (Agilist)
  3. Transformed few very dynamic start up companies from Non-Agile to Agile and thereby increased the predictability and quality at least by 3X
  4. Trained and coached software services companies and defined agile-scrum process for software services
  5. Helped setup SDET organization for one of the large software companies in Bangalore.
  6. Spoken in multiple conferences like Agile Noida, Scrum Bangalore

Agile Coach and Engineering Leader at Intel Security

Along with the Engineering Leadership role, he was an Agile Coach for Intel Security (formerly called as McAfee). As an agile coach, He was part of the following leadership groups @ Intel Security.

  1. Global Agile Tranformation Team - part of 6-member Enterprise Agile transformation that was formed in 2011 to transform the org to Agile.
  2. Quality Leadership team - Defining / driving organizational Quality Goals, Quality Initiatives and Software practices
  3. SDET Panel - Defining and driving SDET career for world wide Intel Security engineers
  4. Engineering Leadership Team - Part of engineering leadership at Engineering Center at Intel Security being part of various leadership initiatives

Earlier on, was responsible for the quality of a majority of Intel Security consumer products. 

A passionate conference speaker, he presented at various international conferences in Testing, Quality and Agile. He is an MS & MCA graduate.

Work experience

LeanSoft Consulting Private Limited, Founder and Chief Agility Officer
December 2014 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
I help enterprises adopt Agile and Scrum.

Intel Security, Agile Coach
January 2011 - November 2014, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
I had around 4 years of experience as a scrum coach at Intel Security (McAfee). I trained over 450 engineers and coached over 20 teams on Scrum. I was part of Agile Transformation Team (ATT) at Intel Security. I was one of the 6-7 coaches who transformed majority of the organization from non-agile to scrum.

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. . . .

Exploratory Test-Driven Development
Exploratory testing is the simultaneous learning, design, and execution of a test. It is one of the most effective techniques of software testing.


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