Manoj Vadakkan is a Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile Consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working at the team level and at the enterprise level. His Industry experience includes Telecommunications, Insurance, Bank, Media. In addition, he has worked with various government agencies including The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Census Bureau, The Veterans Affairs, and The US Postal Services.
Manoj has been working in the IT Industry for 20+ years at various roles including Software Developer, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, and Project Manager. He has been Managing Software Development projects of various sizes for 10+ years and has been practicing Agile principles and practices for the past 5+ years.
Manoj is a certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Master & Certified Scrum Professional (CSM, CSP) as well as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile certified Practitioner ( PMI-ACP).
In the last 5 years, he is proud to have been served his local community in the Washington DC Metro area by leading Agile Leadership Network DC chapter. He is a co-founder and co-organizer for the last four years of the premier DC-area Agile conference, Agile DC. He has had opportunities to facilitate sessions at national and international conferences. He now has relocated back Colorado and looking to engage in Colorado Agile community.
Conference/Workshops/Articles about Agile and Scrum
- Speaking Engagement – Scrum Gathering India 2014, Hyderabad, India
- Speaking Engagement – Project Zone Congress 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
- Speaking Engagement – PMI WDC Symposium 2013, Washington DC
- Speaking Engagement – Agile2013, Nashville, TN
- Speaking Engagement – PMI Netherlands Summit 2013 & 2012, Netherlands
- Speaking Engagement – December 2010, 2011, 2012 MN Government IT Symposium.
- Speaking Engagement – April ’12 Emerging Technology Conference, Philly – presenter.
- Speaking Engagement – Sep’ 11 South African Scrum Gathering – presenter.
- Speaking Engagement – March’ 11 Seattle Scrum Gathering – presenter.
- Speaking Engagement – May’ 11 PMI WDC PM in the AM Agile in Govt.
- Speaking Engagement – Nov’10 Project World, Florida.- Agile Projects – Estimation & Planning
- Organizer – October 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 AgileDC conference
- Speaking Engagement – Aug‘ 10 APLN DC – Agile Projects – Estimation & Planning
- Speaking Engagement – April ‘10 FOKANA IT Seminar on Agile/Scrum – Introduction.
- Speaking Engagement – April ‘09 IASA Midwest Chapter on Agile/Scrum – Introduction.
- Published articles at : http://www.scrumalliance.org/profiles/9982-manoj-vadakkan