Venkatesh Rajamani is an experienced Enterprise Agility Coach helping organizations use the fundamentals of agility to leave behind a conventional style of working and enable continuous delivery of the greatest value. He has guided many large enterprises through Agile transformations and helped them on their journey to continuous improvement in their product development capability.
Venkatesh is comfortable operating at all levels of the organization, and has helped both enterprise and multi-team/program levels to improve agility. Venkatesh is well suited to build internal capabilities in an organization, be it developing Agile coaches, ScrumMastery ,Product Ownership or Developers or working with leaders to help leaders make the changes necessary to enable true, large-scale business agility.
Venkatesh is from Chennai, India with a strong belief that the profession of software development can definitely be improved by focusing on human elements, and by creating a space that enables better personal interactions. He is a Certified Team Coach® (the second person in India to hold this Credential ). He also holds the following Credentials in his repertoire,
Professional Scrum Master II® , Scaled Professional Scrum - The Nexus®
ICagile Agile Certified Coach®.
During his free time, he loves to travel and spend time doing wildlife photography.
Freelancer -Confidential, Enterprise Agility Enabler
March 2017 - Present, Chennai, IN
Enterprise Agility coach and Enabling Agility for a critical Business Unit.
Helping teams to become more predictable by increasing the flow of value and start finishing and stop starting approach.
Grooming First time Scrum masters
Working with Leaders to Discover and Rectify Systemic Impediments.
Working with a group of Agile coaches to collaborate and learn from each other.
HID Global India Pvt Ltd, Agile Coach and Engineering Manager
June 2016 - Present, Chennai, India
Agile Coach for the entire Chennai R&D Centre and Helping the teams adopt Scrum
> Agile Transformation enabler
> Running Scrum Mastery Community of Practices
> Conduct Training session on Scrum, Planning & Estimation, Facilitate Overall Retrospective
> Facilitate User Story workshops
> Scrum adoption assessments and retrospection
Royal Bank of Scotland, Scrum Master/Agile Coaching
March 2015 - June 2016, Chennai, India
Plan, Lead and execute overall Program deliverables.
Publish Product Roadmap and set vision
Working on Major Agile Transformation for SE Programme
Delivery Responsibilities of VDS AuthZ store Product
Assist product owner in refining product backlogs and break down user stories which confirms to INVEST
Help Dev team to Breakdown Epics in to user stories
Agile Metrics Monitoring
Coach, Mentor Dev team and First time Scrum Masters.
Facilitate Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective and Sprint reviews to help the team better self organize.
Coach the team to use Agile principles.
Promote TDD, Pair programming practices
Work with different stakeholders to deliver the project milestones and propose changes if any.
Help the Team Adopt to Agile Methodologies
Work with Vendors on the deliverables and recruit people with necessary skills.
Publish Team Agility Metrics through retrospective surveys ,assess and Improve
Publish Team Performance Metrics & Organizational maturity metrics
Ericsson, Scrum Master
December 2013 - October 2014, , India
Scrum Master for a team of 7 Developers
Facilitating Scrum Ceremonies
Facilitating Community of Practices
Helping Teams to become best Version of themselves
During this period in 2014 , I have also earned Professional Scrum Mastery certification and helped teams adopted scrum values
Articles I've written
Enterprise Agility Transformation
It is essential to balance the human elements of any Agile transformation with the nonhuman, or process, elements.