Project Manager @ Springer Nature
Growing up I always had a difficult time deciding which side of the coin to choose. Since school, academics always had my prime attention, but I loved to play. My teachers loved me for my talent to make them laugh, but wanted me to score well. My friends loved me for my talent to trouble my teachers, but hated my guts for being a first bencher. I never understood which part of me to select, seems I wished to live a dual life. And things don’t change.
I soon understood the reason why I loved to live on the edge, because that’s my comfort zone. I have always wanted to mix work and play; that is the only way one can love to do what they do. And this has led to a number of my initiatives. Above all, to help games be a part of your serious business that gets the job done.
I started off my IT career in 2008 and was introduced to hands-on agile software development in 2012. This is when I took up the role of a Business Analyst and acted as the Proxy Product Owner for my client. Since then agile has been an integral part of my career and I've grown to play multiple roles including that of an Agile Coach.
After a successful take-off of my agile career, it was time for me to give back to the community and with this notion in mind, I began volunteering for various events hosted by multiple agile groups, details of which can be found on my website. This further led to the beginning of an exchange platform for Agile Coaches through my MeetUp group "SLICE of Agile Coaching".
Agile has become my passion through which I've grown from a practitioner to a trainer and although I don't know what's stored for me in the future, I’m pretty sure it’s good.
Who am I? Intrapreneur by day, only human at night; Vishal Prasad - Agile Coach & Business Analyst; based in India.