Mahesh Varadharajan

Mahesh Varadharajan

Senior Agile Consultant
SolutionsIQ Consulting Services India Private Limited
location_on India

Member since 4 years

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Mahesh Varadharajan

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Mahesh Varadharajan is an Agile transformation consultant with 8+ years in software industry, nearly 5+ years in leading and coaching Agile teams. Has been part of enterprise-wide Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition, scaling agile and evangelizing mindset and cultural change.

Agile Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Unified Processes and Lean specialist.

 Supported both IT Product-development & Services organizations in identifying the strategy for Agile adoption and later in the implementation including scaling Agile across enterprise from small projects to complex, large-scale portfolios.

 Cross-domain IT expertise working in Fortune 500 companies across projects in BFSI, Telecom, Global Payments Platform and Automotive businesses to optimize their solution delivery

 Wide Variety of Coaching experience across large-scale programs and projects of varying sizes dealing with development of bespoke applications, new feature development, enhancements, maintenance work with the objective to deliver business value faster, better and cheaper.

 Supported 50+ teams in implementing Agile practices from legacy to latest technologies and COTS applications such as SAP, Peoplesoft.

 Demonstrated track record in providing coaching across levels including leadership - in terms of turning around crisis projects, setting up new portfolio & projects and working with geographically dispersed stakeholders in a global organization to meet the group goals

 Specialized as a change agent in Agile Acceleration Programs including implementing Agile Lifecycle Management tools such as Mingle, Rally, Information Radiators and driving Community of Practices (CoPs)

 Trained about 500+ employees on various Agile concepts/roles and has always been the client’s most preferred trainer to conduct agile trainings from foundation to project-specific skills, leadership workshops and Agile overview to business and IT management.

 Has been instrumental in Effective Team building, introducing various retrospective techniques, coaching on the art of writing user stories, Release Planning using Agile planning & estimation techniques

 Assessed teams on the current state of agility including culture, process to identify opportunity for improvement.

 Experience working with various layers of management.

Mahesh is a post-graduate in business management specialized in marketing from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and B.Tech in Information Technology.

Mahesh is a strong believer of continuous learning, knowledge sharing and very active in the agile community in India as a Speaker, event organizer of various conferences including Agile India and co-organizer of meet-ups in Chennai Chapter namely India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC), Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) and Scaling Agile India (SAFe)