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Surya Nistala


Program Manager, Model N

Location: San Jose



Certified ScrumMaster



Surya Nistala is a successful “Agile Evangelist” with deep knowledge and experience on Scrum framework and software development methodologies. He has trained several team members and coached several teams on the Scrum processes, thereby helping the teams realize the values set forth in the “Agile Manifesto”.

As a Scrum Master, Surya has driven several parallel scrum teams, and helped them achieve increased maturity in Scrum processes and improved predictability of project outcomes.

Apart from augmenting the productivity of Scrum teams, Surya has the ability to induce a fun and friendly atmosphere, which is very motivating.

Work experience

Model N, Program Manager / Agile Evangelist / Scrum Master
October 2011 - Present, Redwood City, CA, United States
As a Program Manager I am responsible for managing multiple Scrum teams following Agile / Scrum processes / framework. At Model N, our teams have exhibited steadily increasing maturity in Agile processes, resulting in increased predictability of sprints and releases. Model N being a rapidly growing company, I have been responsible for getting the new members and teams up to speed on scrum framework. I have conduct several formal Scrum training sessions for Model N employees. I introduced the release planning process within the Scrum framework at Model N. In the last one year at Model N, our teams have delivered 3 major releases and all of them were immensely successful, resulting in very satisfied customers / stakeholders.


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