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Venkatraman Lakshminarayanan


Associate Director, Projects, Cognizant

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Venkatraman Lakshminarayanan is a PMI Certified Agile Practioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) & Project Management Professional (PMP) with an aspirational outlook towards excelling in Program & Project Management. 

Venkat has around 18 years of IT excellence in Portfolio / Program and Project Management using Agile Scrum (Iterative and Incremental) with XP, Kanban & Traditional methodologies. Venkat is currently an Associate Director with Cognizant Middle East in the Digital Transformation domain. 

A seasoned Agile Coach with excellent exposure in aiding process formulation and adoption across large teams. Also has expertise in delivering concurrent releases across a large portfolio using Agile. 

Educational Qualifications:

* MoP (Management of Portfolio) from APMG

* ITIL Foundation 

* SAFe Agilist (SA) from Scaled Agile Academy


* COBIT 5 from APMG International

* Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP) from PMI, USA 

* Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance

* Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance

* Executive General Management Program (EGMP) from IIM, Bangalore

* Certificate in Product Management from Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG)

* PMP from PMI, USA

* MS in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani

* Masters Certificate in Project Management from S P Jain, Mumbai.

* BE in Computer Science and Engineering.


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