Sekhar Burra, CEC, CST
Enterprise Transformation Agile Coach at Independent.
India, Singapore

Biography

  • Sekhar is a technocrat, management consultant and an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach has over 17+ years of using  methodologies from Agile to Waterfall.
  • He has several years of Agile experience as a developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, plus leading  and coaching various Agile teams.
  • He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified LESS Practitioner, Certified Change Management Practitioner, SAFe Program Consultant4 (SPC4), PMP and PMI-ACP.
  • He is a Certified Career Coach from Certified Coaches Alliance and also an Executive Coach from Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centric Coaching.
  • He is one of the respected mentor coach in the Agile community in India and Overseas.
  • He is an engineering graduate and an MBA plus holds a PGCBM from XLRI Jamshedpur.
  • He is a well known speaker across various regional, Global and International agile conferences.
  • He is a editorial Board Member of http://www.transition2agile.com/
  • He is also a reviewer and contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, and the “The Agile  Mind-Set” authored by Gil Broza.
  • In the recent past, Sekhar was an active Enterprise Agile Coach at ADP, India and Paypal, India
  • Prior Roles: Executive Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Product  Development Consultant


Contributions to the Agile Community:
Editorial Board Member of http://www.transition2agile.com/
Reviewer and Contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, authored by Gil Broza. 
Speaker- Agile Carnival, Nodia 2014, Hyderabad in July 2014, "Maturing the Agile Way
Speaker- Regional Scrum Gathering 2014, Hyderabad in July 2014, "Maturing the Agile Way"
Speaker- Agile Tour 2014 and 2012
Volunteer/Member of the organizing committee for Regional Scrum gathering 2014.

Work Experience

Confidential, Agile Coach
2013-09-16 - Present, Hyderabad, , IN
Currently working as an Agile Coach in this Organization
PAREXEL International India Pvt Limited, Agile Coach/Scrum Master
2012-01-19 - 2013-09-13, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IN
I was working as a Scrum Master/Agile Coach for this organization
Kony Labs IT service Pvt Limited, Scrum Master
2011-04-14 - 2012-01-10, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
1. Coordinating daily stand ups. 2. Coordinating with Product owner on the clarifications. 3. Updating sprint backlogs and product backlogs. 4. Removing impediments for the team. 5. Generating daily burn downs. 6. Quarterly release planning. 7. Coaching and mentoring team on Agile Practices.
TATA Consultancy Services Limited, I.T.Analyst
2004-03-01 - 2011-03-31, Hyderabad, Andhra pradesh, India
Multiple Roles including Scrum master