Director @ JamBuster Technology Pvt Ltd
Member since 1 year
Hi everyone! Here is my journey to Agile.
After completing PhD (ChemE) from Iowa State University in 1992, I joined Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. of Allentown, USA. At Air Products, over next 11 years I led stochastic modelling, high-throughput screening (HTS), informatics, New Product Development (NPD) using StageGate and Portfolio Management in various technical management roles. Under my leadership as R&D Process Owner for $2.6B Chemicals Group, Air Products was selected as one of the 5 Best Practice Partners for NPD R&D by American Product Quality Center (APQC).
In 2004, I returned to India to co-found JamBuster Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Over 2004-2007, our outsourcing projects involved strong technology focus such as informatics, drug discovery, mobile, GPS/GIS, telecom and enterprise. It thus came natural for JamBuster to build and operate R&D Software Captive center for our customer EXFO India. I got the opportunity to grew the 15 people project team (Sept 2006) for EXFO Inc. into EXFO India’s current 350+ employees captive center (Sept 2013), as its Country Head under a Build-Transfer-Operate contract.
In October, 2013, I returned full time to JamBuster to transform it into a software product company. In partnership with an iconic pharmaceuticals, iLabsTM– an enterprise laboratory asset management software was released in April 2015.
Over the last 18 months, I have been engaged with 100+ software companies with 5-50,000 employees to understand their application of agile methodology and challenges they face. This resulted into JamBuster developing an end-to-end Agile ALM software – aptly called SoftALMTM, which is recently released to its partners. While SoftALMTM is best suited for Enterprises with 20-2000 people strong team, a lightweight agile project management software called SoftAgileTM is currently under development, is due for October 2015 general release. I refer to my current research into agile methodology and its implementation as my second PhD project!
I had been invited as an active speaker at following conferences:
Agile Day Conference 2014 (ADC 2014) Pune
Agile Day Conference 2014 (ADC 2014) Banglore
My blogs could be found on my company website as follow:
I believe agile can not be scaled as its heart is a small agile team that keeps on completing stories. It is the enterprise that needs to be transformed from its hierarchy based, partitions made for waterfall, into an agile team with a similar mindset to match. Thus, i proposed a scaled model that transforms enterprise to be agile as follow:
Do share with me your thoughts on enterprise agile!3