Raju K, PMI-ACP, MSP, CSP, CSM, PRINCE2, PMP, ITIL, MCDBA, MCSE, OCA has over 23+ years of experience in IT. He has worked in US, UK and India.
As a moderator for Agile Chennai Scrum Alliance User Group, Raju facilitates regular User Group events and helps the Agile community to network and share new ways of working in Agile.
Raju's expertise lies in complete Enterprise Application Stack. Raju is an Enterprise Agile Coach working with three product development teams towards Agile transformation. He is also leading Agile transformation of complex ERP Product development and customizations.
Prior to this, he worked on a global Scaled Agile Framework project for one of the world's oldest automobile company. Working with a global team, he has delivered a complex Agile solution to multiple locations.
In 2009, he moved to a startup company to work on Agile software projects. He played the role of Scrum Master, product owner besides the client facing account management roles. He was involved in coaching his team members about the benefits of agile, scrum roles etc. He played a key role in transitioning the Organization from Waterfall to Agile. He lead a small team of six members in multiple web site development projects, customer portals and other application development projects on .NET, PHP and J2EE platforms.
Raju has worked on both sides of the Atlantic ocean other than his mother country India. Raju brings proven mentoring and leadership skills where he is involved.
Raju is a fun loving person. He likes to travel and discover new places. His hobbies are Cricket, Photography and cooking. He is an Exin accredited trainer for PRINCE2, Agile and MSP.
Articles I've written
Success Story: PRINCE2 + Scrum Delivers ONTRAK on Time
In this article, I present how I used Scrum effectively in a project that was managed using the PRINCE2 project management method. . . .
The Importance of Pre-Project Sprints
Many Agilists criticize the idea of planning. In this article, I would like to present a project manager's perspective on why minimum planning is necessary to ensure that the project will be delivered successfully.
The Most Important Assets of a Scrum Team
After getting introduced to Agile, and while working for the last five years on Agile projects, I have developed a strong and disturbed feeling toward the word "resources." Let me tell you up front and frankly that I am not against the Human Resources department. But the word "resource" troubles me a lot. . . .
Improve Your Sprint Review Technique
Teams often conduct sprint reviews as though they are just another project status meeting. . . . There are better ways. In this article, I present how the PRINCE2 Quality Review technique can be tailored to deliver an effective sprint review.
Transformation-Driven Agile Adoption Strategy
Agile is the bandwagon every organization wants to ride. . . . But old habits are hard to kill. With a transition-driven approach, an organization can quickly and quite seamlessly embrace Agile for product development, delivering benefits and realizing capabilities.