Jai is Senior Agile Enterprise Coach and Trainer with PMP®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe® Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP®), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®), Certified Scrum Master (CSM®), IBM-Rational Unified Process (RUP), OOAD, and ITIL certifications with over 24 years of Information Technology experience. Managed training and technology programs, diverse projects and service management solutions. Excellent verbal and written communicator. An excellent liaison and facilitator with perfect balance in technical and management skills. A great PMO collaborator. He has used ITIL, SEI CMMI, Agile-Scrum, RUP and ISO 9000.
Jai has helped coach and mentor program and project teams through agile transformation. Since 2006, Jai has been:
Managing and providing training based on authorized training material for Scrum Master, Product Owner, Leadership skills, Conflict management, Agile Fundamentals, Workshops for executives, program managers, project and program teams, agile mentors and agile coaches.
Facilitate and drive Agile (Rapid Delivery Leadership) Community of Practice at Enterprise level, Agile Center for Excellence, User Groups, Community of Practices (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP practices, Lean-System Thinking, and Expandable Agility) and client PMOs
Coaching RTEs, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, DevOps and System Teams beside Project and program teams. Working on value steams and helping client perform analysis with solutions at Value Stream levels.
Clients include Agiliants, Veterans Affairs (VA), US NRC, GovernmentCIO, Exeter Government Services, DigitalGlobe, FINRA, and ATSC (now Salient Federal Solutions).
Articles I've written
Scrum Is Intrinsically Lean
This article discusses how Scrum is Lean and supports all seven Lean principles. . . .
A Sprint Is More Than Just a Timebox
In the Scrum framework, it is the sprint where the work is accomplished and the concept-to-cash aspect is realized. . . . A sprint provides the basic boundary within which all Scrum components are exercised and come to life.
What Happens When a Sprint Goal Is Attained Early?
I wrote an email back in 2009 about why ScrumMasters should be discouraged from forcing their preferences on the development team and the product owner when the sprint goal is achieved before the sprint expires. . . . I wish I had kept that email around, as it is becoming a hot topic!
A Day in Scrum as Part of the PDCA Cycle
The Daily Scrum supports the PDCA cycle at a tactical level, but there is a misconception that the Daily Scrum comprises the PDCA cycle. . . .
Most Teams Collapse at Real-Time Customer Feedback
When the customer does not know what they want, the trouble begins. . . .