Avinash Rao

Avinash Rao

Agile Program Manager
location_on India

Member since 6 years


Avinash Rao

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
scaling-agile-adoption culture-change agile-transformation crucibles lean-agile offshoring agile-coaching enterprise-agile

Certified SAFe SPC, working as part of Cognizant's Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) with enterprise clients to scale and deliver large programs successfully using Agile and LEAN techniques.

Program and Platform leadership, structuring and delivering large programs in multi-region, multi vendor situations. Thought leader in Scaling Agile, and in the definition of Program Management and PMO offerings.

Demonstrated competencies in new product definition and delivery and in conceptualizing and executing consulting and IT development engagements across industries including hospitality, aviation, financial services, healthcare, e-commerce and commercial software. Extensive international experience includes nearly 5 years onsite in the USA and UK and managing multiple relationships and engagements with clients in UK, Ireland and Japan.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with extensive experience working with senior management. Significant writing experience includes whitepapers for clients; published thought leadership including papers in journals and in an edited book publication.

PDMA Certified New Product Development Professional (credential not renewed).