Dr. Raman has over 15 years of Lean|Agile transformation, coaching, and training experience. He has been a Lean|Agile coach at the team, program, and enterprise level. He has helped organizations setup an Agile center for excellence, release trains, and get ISO and CMMi certified for their Agile processes. Some of his clients have included Intel, AOL, Bristol Myers Squibb, Biogen Idec, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Galderma, JP Morgan Chase, PayPal, Cisco, just to name a few. Dr. Raman has four academic degrees, which includes two undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science Research and Laboratory Science and two graduate degrees in Information Technology from University of Maryland, Towson University, and George Mason University respectively. He has been on review committees for selecting speakers for the Scrum Alliance conferences, spoken at agile conferences, and published articles. Dr. Raman holds an adjunct faculty position in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. Dr. Raman has translated the Agile Manifesto into Sanskrit, published with InfoQ, Scrum Alliance, and Agile Atlas. He has also developed a cloud based and mobile Lean|Agile ALM tool - http://www.cognosco.us/ and runs international Lean|Agile conferences in Asia.
Raman Technologies, Inc,
May 2003 - Present, Silicon Valley
Dr. Raman is well versed in Lean Thinking and Agile methods such as Kanban, Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), LeSS, eXtreme Programming (XP), Agile Project Management, etc. He has supported all aspects of the software lifecycle (SDLC) and has developed and implemented Agile processes consistent with ISO and CMMi standards at the enterprise level. Dr. Raman currently works as a Lean|Agile Coach and Trainer to help corporations organize around value streams and adopt Lean Thinking and Agile methods for executing product delivery to the market and their clients. Apart from his consulting, Dr. Raman is writing a book on adopting Lean Thinking and Agile for embedded and firmware development. He also does certified Lean and Agile trainings around the world for clients and the public.
Articles I've written
How Scrum Is Changing the Global Delivery Model for Software Development
We're all familiar with the Waterfall offshore paradigm of software development, in which clients and vendors engage in an asynchronous, sequential model for software development. The client spends money and time to develop a formal project charte...
Enterprise Transformation to Agile with ISO Compliance
An IT consulting company with two office locations and 100-plus people specialized in custom software development and testing services. The firm did in-house software development training for developers at both locations and had trai...