Trainer – Venkat Subramanyam (VSM)

V. Subramanyam (VSM)

Principal Consultant, Agile Coach, SPC4 – SAFe Program Consultant

Professional Experience

• V. Subramanyam (VSM), is an Agile Transformation Leader, and a Principal Consultant with over 35 years of experience. VSM helps organizations to establish systems, methods and environment to support process development and deployment to drive operational efficiency and to realize business benefits. Currently VSM is focusing on as Agile Transformation Leader helping multiple organizations in their transition from traditional methods to Agile, SAFe and Kanban frameworks

• VSM has post graduate degree in Computer Science from IIT Mumbai and is a CSM, CSPO, a Certified Agility Health Facilitator and a SAFe Program Consultant

• VSM facilitates the culture of adopting Agile Practices and systems to ensure smooth transition of teams from traditional methods to Agile Methodology. Key focus is on building high performing Agile Scrum and Kanban teams by inculcating Agile principles and practices through coaching and facilitating constant course correction to drive
operational efficiency.

• As a Trainer in the area of Agile frameworks, he has conducted more than 120 workshops and trained over 2500+ professionals on Agile Methodologies. Trainings are of 1 day, 2 days and 3 days duration on topics like, Introduction to Agile, Mastering Scrum, Kanban methodology, Scaling Agile, User Stories, Estimation and Planning, Agile Test Strategies Management, Executive overview to Agile etc. Some of the clients include Fidelity, Schneider Electric, Dell, Adobe, SAP Labs, EMC sq, Wipro, WNS, TCS, NEC, AIG, Ericsson India, Nagravision, John Deere, SunGuard, THBS, CGI etc.,

• VSM as a SPC4-SAFe Program consultant has conducted more than 30 workshops – SAFe Agilist (SA) and SAFe for teams (SP), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) and SAFe Product Owner and Product Management (SAFe- POPM) trainings and helped in coaching the Program teams in implementation of Scaled Agile Framework constructs for Scaling Agile in their Business Units. Some of the clients for SAFe Certification Trainings include CGI, Unisys, MBRDI (Mercedes Benz), E&Y, HSBC, CTS, Emirates and Multiple Public batches.

• VSM as an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) of Lean Kanban University (LKU), provides Industry recognized LKU university Lean Kanban certifications to participants

• VSM spent his early part of career in Defense R&D organization, was Scientist ‘E’ before he moved to Wipro Technologies and served there for 14 years in various roles, driving Quality Management, Consulting Business, Practice development, and Application outsourcing.

• VSM has led multiple Consulting assignments on Situational analysis, Transition to Agile Methods, Coaching and Mentoring Scrum and Kanban teams, Integrating Agile and CMMI Frameworks at US, Europe, APAC and developed roadmap for the Process Improvement journey for their IT organizations

● Currently as a Principal consultant, Corporate Trainer and an Agile coach for the last 8 years, VSM has been working with vendors, in helping them to partner with their clients in AGILE transformation initiative engagements. Typically, his role in these engagements include Corporate Training, providing advisory consulting on developing roadmap for Agile enablement across Business units & organization. This can involve in Leadership & Methodology trainings, ensuring Agile and Scaling Agile practices implementation in identified projects/Business units for the methodology roll out.

Prior Employments

  • Head – Application Management Practice-BFSI – Wipro Technologies
  • General Manager and Delivery Head – Quality Consulting – Wipro Technologies
  • Head – SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) – Wipro Technologies
  • Quality Manager – Global R&D, Wipro Ltd
  • Scientist ‘E’ (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer) – Defense R&D Organization (LRDE and ADE Bangalore)

Global Exposure

  • India, USA, UK, Switzerland, France, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Japan, and Singapore


Professional Certification

Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai (1985)

● SPC4-SAFe Program Consultant (Scaled Agile Frameworks Inc)
● Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) of Lean Kanban University
● Certified SCRUM Master
● Certified SCRUM Product Owner
● Certified Agility Health Facilitator
● Certified Quality Analyst
● PMP (Project Management Professional) from PMI (Project Management Institute)