L.A.Baalamurugan


B.E. (Comp. Sc. & Engg.), M.S. (Information Systems & Software Engg., Virginia, USA), Executive Program in Business Management (IIM-Calcutta)

Certified Scrum Master®, SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC®) & Coach

 

Having spent 20+ years in the product development, I firmly believe Solution to problems of any size can be arrived at through a step by step approach much like how we learn in Agile.  The great opportunity to early adopt Agile/Scum practices as early as 2007 made me a good learner & follower of Agile/Scrum. My entrepreneurial journey taught me that Lean thinking is crucial and key to build products & businesses incrementally & successfully.

It’s great time for organizations and people to embrace Agile methodologies not just in software development but in every aspect of a business to continuously deliver value to customers. I am enjoying my journey being a SAFe® Program Consultant as a Change Agent in the Agile Transformation in companies and identifying opportunities to coach & develop people.

 

Professional Experience    

Have coached & trained professionals from Hewlett Packard, Wipro, GE, IBM, Unisys, Vodafone, NIIT Technologies, Atos, Maersk on Scrum & SAFe® methodologies.

Co-founder & CEO @ Bookmytrainings.com Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, India (7+ years)
Established Bookmytrainings.com as an Entrepreneur along with 2 co-founders in 2011. Created a technology platform to support working professionals choose right training & certification courses towards their career growth. Built a large network of training companies & trainers across India & abroad. Developed the portal into India's #1 Training Marketplace & more than 10,000+ people have got certified through the portal till date. Bookmytrainings has supported more than 200 corporate clients through innovative training interventions.

R&D Program Manager @ Hewlett Packard Software, Bengaluru, India (2 years)
Implemented Scrum practices @ Program Level for a team of 75+ people spanning 8 dev teams. The program was part of a Large Solution, which was driven from HP, Germany. Stakeholders, Product Marketing & Business Owners were from India, Germany & USA. Being a Certified Scrum Master (year 2007), coached the team on Scrum practices from Iteration Planning through Retrospective.

R&D Manager @ Hewlett Packard Software, Bengaluru, India (3 years)
Heavily contributed to the Development & Implementation of Product Roadmap in close association with Product Marketing team @ USA through customer visits, field surveys & feedbacks. Managed R&D teams of 20+ people working on Enterprise System Management Products used by many Fortune
500 companies across the world.

Development Manager @ Manugistics Inc., USA (5 years)
Led the development of Demand Forecasting products within the Supply Chain Management Software suite for Retail Industry. Key clients directly supported include McDonalds-Germany, Woolworths-UK & Unilever-USA.

Consultant @ Perot Systems Inc., USA (2 years) & HCL Technologies, India (3 years)
Technical Lead in developing Rental Operations system for National Car Rental, USA. Supported installations across USA, Canada & Australia. Developed software products using Oracle/HP-UX for various companies in India. Experienced in all SDLC processes.