Manoj Vadakkan

Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer
CSM, CSP, CST, PMP, PMI-ACP

Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile Consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an agile way of working at the team and enterprise levels. His industry experience includes telecommunications, insurance, banking and media. In addition, he has worked with various government agencies including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Census Bureau, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Postal Service.

Manoj has been working in the IT industry for 20+ years in many roles including Software Developer, Technical Lead, Business Analyst and Project Manager. He has been managing software development projects of various sizes for more than ten years and has been practicing agile principles and practices for over five years.

In the last five years, he is proud to have served his local community in the Washington, DC metro area by leading the 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, AgileDC, and he has had opportunities to facilitate sessions at national and international conferences. He currently lives in Colorado.

What people have to say after Manoj’s classes ...

I liked that I wasn’t just sitting in a chair for two days listening to someone talk to PowerPoint slides. I got to know the other people in the class, we ran real scrum exercises and now I know what I was doing wrong (and right!) at work. I can’t wait to get back and put my new skills to work.

Manoj did a great job. I know have a much better understanding of scrum. The class went by really fast.

Fun course! Great working in groups (which usually isn’t fun).

Great format. Engaging and knowledgeable instructor. Patient, understanding and helpful coaching throughout.

Great teacher! Could not have asked for a better instructor!

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