Mr. Rathina kumar Balasubramanian, PMP,PMI-ACP,CSM "Head-Agile Practice".
Rathina kumar is a thought leader and an expert in agile methodologies. With 16 years of rich experience in traditional and agile project management practices at organisations like Infosys, Accelrys and Valtech India he has the rare combination of agile experience in product and services world. He is a certified PMP, PMI-ACP (PMI-Agile Certified Professional) and CSM (Certified Scrum Master). He has coached and trained hundreds of project practitioners in agile methodologies.
Rathina kumar has successfully managed large IT programs, projects and accounts for several Fortune 100 companies across USA and the UK. His agile expertise includes transforming traditional projects to agile projects, building high-performance agile teams, establishing agile processes, agile product development, agile coaching and agile education. He has authored several whitepapers and articles and many of them are published in international agile publications. He is a sought-after speaker in various international project management forums and conferences. He has been a speaker at PMI India conference two consecutive years on the topics ‘Succeeding in distributed agile projects’ (2011) and ‘Building high performance agile teams’ (2012).
He has been actively helping various organizations in building their enterprise agility. Recently, he has been invited to Honeywell, Bangalore as a Speaker where he shared his insights on Lean Agile Software Development. He is in the process of discussing with Senior Leadership of HP on building the agile capabilities. He has completed his agile consulting assignment successfully with a Ahmedabad-based Software Company in Telecom Domain.
Rathina kumar has delivered scintillating speech on the topic ‘Distributed Agile Delivery’ at the ‘Agile In Business’ Conference held at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on 8 Aug 2012. Thought leaders in Agile space were invited speakers sharing their insights on a decade of agile. Rathina’s talk was in alignment with the trend of outsourcing world marrying agile. As more and more services companies and product companies in outsourcing mode start adopting agile delivering outcome through distributed teams will become the key.
Rathina touched upon key challenges in agile delivery through distributed mode and suggested a framework of good practices that revolves around people, infrastructure and collaboration. The talk was received well by the overwhelming audience. Large MNCs and Outsourcing companies will be better off by adopting proven frameworks like the one discussed in the conference to ensure predictable success for distributed agile delivery.