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Full name

Sekhar Burra

Job I.T.Project Manager/Scrum Master/AGILE Coach
email sekhar [dot] burra [at] gmail [dot] com
Skypeid sekhar.burra
Phone number 7702896556
Company PAREXEL International India Pvt Ltd
City (Country) Self
Time 1h
Type of Conference Conference > 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Leading through Change- The traits of AGILE leader


A Technocrat with 11 years of professional IT services and product development experience. Education: • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) from XLRI, Jamshedpur. • Executive program in International Business (EPIB) from IIM Calcutta. • MBA in Operations Management from Sikkim Manipal University. • Bachelor of Electronics and Communication Engineering passed out in April 2001 from University of Madras (65%) Certifications: • PMP Certified from Project Management Institute(PMI) • Certified Scrum Professional from Scrum Alliance (CSP) • Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance (CSM) • ITIL v3 Foundation • Six Sigma Green Belt Key Achievements: • Reviewer of the book “Human Side of Agile”, which is currently in pre-publication stage. • High expertise in Business Strategy Solutions, I got 9th rank worldwide in Business Strategy Simulation (BSG) on overall company performance. ( • Awarded Distinguished Participant Certificate by BSG Key Trainings Conducted: • Scrum Methodologies training at Mercedes-Benz, Bangalore in June 2012 (2 day training ) • Agile Transformation at PAREXEL, Hyderabad in February 2012 (1 day training) • Scrum orientation at Kony Labs, Hyderabad in October 2011 (1 day training) • PMP Training at TCS, Hyderabad in March 2011 (3 days training) Current Organization PAREXEL International, Hyderabad I.T. Project manager Jan 2012-Till Date PAREXEL is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization that helps clients expedite time-to-market through our development and launch services. These include a broad range of clinical development capabilities, integrated advanced technologies, regulatory affairs consulting, and commercialization services. Projects: Medical Imaging Product development Project Execution Methodology: Agile/Scrum Role: Scrum Master/Agile Coach Offshore-Onsite Development model Team Size: 15 (Two Scrum Teams) Domain: Life Sciences/Health care Key Responsibilities: • Mentoring the adaptation of Agile practices to the team • Performing regular duties of Scrum Master like facilitating Sprint Planning meeting, Daily standups, Sprint reviews and Retrospectives. • Frequent communication with Product Owner and other key stake holders to understand the product roadmap. • Cross departmental communication to enhance the product knowledge of the team members. • Preparing Burn-downs and Velocity projections • Updating Product backlog and Sprint backlog periodically. • Agile Coaching to the new product teams.


Agile Tour 2012 at Hyderabad-India


Laptop, Projector, Whiteboard, Markers and Post-it's

Benefits for the attendees

Understand the people side issues of AGILE implementation in an organization and see how a good effective AGILE leader can steer through the change.


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