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Achutananda (Nanda) Lankalapalli has been developing software since 1992. He is a Software Craftsman, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Enterprise Transformation Coach.

Nanda has served in various roles like tester, developer, manager, architect and worked in different domains like Insurance, Telecom, Healthcare, Financial Services. Nanda has been practicing Scrum since 2002 and benefited on several projects he managed. Nanda worked directly with some of the agile visionaries like Mike Cohn (Mountain Goat Software) and Lisa Crispin.

Nanda is proficient in Agile Software Development that is not just limited to Scrum but also integrating with Engineering Practices (from XP) and Lean Software development practices. He is successful in aligning the business goals with the engineering goals and maximizing the value delivered timely. Nanda has extensive knowledge and experience in large-scale scrum using LeSS framework.

Nanda is the founder of ‘Agile Hyderabad’ group and is an active contributor to the agile community. He spoke in several conferences and knowledge sharing sessions organized by ‘Agile Hyderabad’, HYDSPIN and Agile Tour.

Read Nanda’s agile blog at
• Article on technical debt
• Article on tele-teams

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster®

Work experience 

ePlan Services, Developer, VP Engineering, Architect
August 2001 - Present, Denver, CO, US
In 2002, I was a lead developer on the team when we hired Mike Cohn as VP engineering. I became VP once Mike left 2003. I did my CSM with Mike and became CSP in 2009. I managed the team for 4 years and moved to India. Now I serve as an Architect on the team. However, I mentor developers, Product Owner and scrum master on xp, product ownership and scrum.