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Marmamula Prashanth Kumar


Enterprise Agile Coach/Trainer, ADP

Location: Hyderabad


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Prashanth Kumar Marmamula

I love challenges & back my ability to overcome those challenges. I have been into Software Process Management worked on various Quality frameworks like ISO 9001 QMS, CMMI. And I am also a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 QMS, CMMI High Maturity Appraisal Team Member (ATM) & Six Sigma Green Belt.

While working on various methodologies, I found that there are lot of Loopholes in these methodologies, As I have seen many CMMI L5/ISO companies not performing well. This has prompted me to move towards Agile-Scrum.

I started with CSM, followed by CSPO and very much interested in getting CSP.

I am into Agile scrum by choice but not by chance. Because for me Agile-Scrum makes more sense in the current dydnamic world. It is more of a mindset or a cultural change rather than a methodology. Whatever I do, Agile will be the cornerstone & Agile has become part of my life. And, I am very happy about it.

Work experience

ADP India Pvt Ltd, Agile Coach
October 2012 - Present, Hyderabad, Telangana, IN
As an Enterprise Agile coach, I have been doing the following: - Coach the team follow Scrum Practices Explain the real purpose & benefits of Agile-Scrum practices to the teams so that they are more willing to follow rather than forcing on them. There is a mutual trust with the team members & enable the teams work in self- organized way. - Mentoring the Scrum Masters Provide necessary support the Scrum Masters whenever they have any major issues with Teams. - Conduct Events, do the Newsletters, Mailers for Evangelizing the Agile Culture across the Organization - Conduct Role Based training for SM, PO's, Team Members. - Specific Trainings/Workshops based on the Team needs,

Navayuga Infotech, Scrum Master
October 2010 - September 2012, Hyderabad, Telangana, IN
Helping the Team on implementation of Agile Scrum Co-ordinated the Scrum ceremonies Resolving impediments

Articles I've written

Know How Much to Commit to Before Committing
Which comes first, story point estimation or breaking the user stories into tasks? Normally teams come up with the story points first, followed by tasking the user stories. But I would suggest working the other way around . . .

Agile Waterfall
Complete transformation from Waterfall to Agile is very difficult, as it involves a drastic change of mind-set and culture on the part of the individuals involved. It is easier to apply minute changes rather than huge ones, so I am proposing a middle path, one where instead of drastic moves we are looking at small changes that nonetheless lead toward Agile.

Ingredients for a Successful Transformation to Scrum
Agile/Scrum is the current buzzword for obvious reasons, such as its self-organized teams and its empowered, motivated individuals working toward a common goal. Miracles are bound to happen. But to realize the real benefits of Scrum, the transformation of the team should be complete in all aspects. . . .

A Simple Way to Measure the Performance of Scrum Teams
Measuring the performance of Scrum teams is the biggest challenge that most organizations face today. . . . I propose the following simple method to measure the performance of Scrum teams; you can use this if it works for you.

The Built-in Issue-Identification Mechanism in Scrum
Scrum has a built-in issue-identification mechanism, which will help identify any problematic issues early. . . .

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