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Venkatraman L

Venkat has 16+ years of experience in Portfolio, Program & Project management across Online & Mobile Advertising, Product Development, Product Engineering, Ad Networks, Platforms and IT Services. As a Coach and practitioner over 10+ years in Agile, Venkat has led process formulation and adoption across large enterprises. He is proficient in Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Lean Kanban and XP.

Venkat is currently at Sidra Medical & Research Center (, a super-specialty hospital in Doha, Qatar as a Portfolio Specialist. Prior to Sidra, he was heading as PMO at InMobi, Bangalore managing a large portfolio of 100+ releases (of varying duration) across 15+ teams using Agile Scrum & Kanban through a framework (similar to SAFe) that has been time tested. Venkat has worked with AOL (India) and MindTree Ltd., and was responsible for delivering products and services using Agile methodologies (Scrum & XP).

Venkat holds many certifications such as SAFe Agilist, Managing Benefits (MB), MoP (Management of Portfolios), PMI-RMP, PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile), CSM and CSP (Scrum certified professional) and a strong believer in continuing education. He also has certifications in IT Governance (CGEIT and COBIT5) & is an ITIL V3 Foundation certified professional.

Venkat has been a volunteer faculty at PMI Bangalore Chapter for over 2+ years. He has been part of the team which created the content and delivered multiple programs on Agile (PMI-ACP) through the chapter. He has also worked with a training institute in delivering PMI-ACP content using online videos as a medium of delivery.

A continuous learner and conference enthusiast, he also presented a paper on Portfolio Management through Agile at the PMI National Conference in Chennai in 2012. He was also the panelist at Sasken Project Management Day speaking on Agile and a power panel speaker at PMI Chennai Tamilnadu Conference 2013 about Agile PM delivering true value. He has also presented at the CII in August 2013 on Project Governance using Agile. He also was an invited speaker at Intel Project Management Day in December 2013. Venkat was also the core team member of Agile India 2014 and delivered a presentation on Scaling Agile in Feb 2014. Venkat is currently a core team member and volunteer for Agile India 2016.

Venkat can be reached at on Linkedin and @venkatramanL on Twitter.
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