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Marmamula Prashanth Kumar


Agile Coach, ADP

Location: Hyderabad


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Prashanth Kumar Marmamula

I love challenges & back my ability to overcome those challenges. I have started my career with CAD designing & moved to Software Process Management started with ISO 9001 QMS as a certified Internal Auditor conducting internal Audits for the teams to ensure process is being followed as per the defined standards. Parallely I gained expertise on other Quality methodologies like CMMI, Six Sigma. And I am also certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 QMS, CMMI High Maturity Appraisal Team Member (ATM).

The High point of my career has been my contribution towards achieving CMMI Level-5 for my previous company Navayuga Infotech. It was a 1 year journey where I have learned lot of things & also understood some of the loopholes which are not adding any real value to the Organization. Its more like every CMMI L5 company will not be successful unless the bottomline is strong. This has made me to move towards Agile.

I am into Agile scrum by choice but not by chance. Because for me Agile 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. I am very happy about it.

Work experience

ADP India Pvt Ltd, Agile Coach
October 2012 - Present, Hyderabad, Telangana, IN
I was playing role of a Scrum coach for 3 Scrum teams helping them on effective implementation of Scrum.I used to participate in the Scrum ceremonies along with the team & share my feedback for the continual improvement & also help them in becoming self organized. I used to interact with every team member to know their concerns resolve them. I used to conduct customized trainings based on the team requests & based my own evaluation of the team.

Navayuga Infotech, Scrum Master
May 2012 - 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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