Ravi Tadwalkar is an experienced Lean/Agile/DevOps Coach, Trainer, and Scrum/Scrumban/Kanban expert. His expertise ranges from assisting multiple teams to large-scale transformation; by conducting hands-on training and coaching on adopting Agile/Scrum or Lean/Kanban process frameworks, with XP practices and DevOps core tenets related to people, process & tools.
Ravi has over 20 years of professional experience in various domains. He has been working in major silicon valley companies in SF bay area for past 18+ years. Prior to Infosys, he worked at Western Digital, Cisco, PayPal & Symantec for last 7 years, coaching at all levels of agile adoption- individuals, teams, management and executives, specifically on servant leadership, software craftsmanship, agile software/hardware/firmware development & DevOps. During 8 years prior to that, Ravi worked as Development Manager in a startup. During 4 years during Dot Com era, hands-on Software Developer & Architect. Prior to settling in US (SF Bay Area), Ravi spent 3 years consulting on software engineering methods with various offshore software development centers including C-DAC in Pune and Telecom NZ in Auckland NZ. Ravi contributed to UML 0.8 draft for IEEE task force, during that time.
In summary, Ravi has grown through progressive ranks as Developer, Enterprise Architect, Dev Manager, SM, and most recently Agile Coach, Evangelist and DevOps Consultant. Ravi believes in community giving, specifically the agile-lean communities. Ravi is co-founder of agilecamp.org in SF bay area, organizer of SV-ALN, and co-founder of Cisco’s internal coaches network.