Nanda Lankalapalli has been involved in software development since 1992. He has unique combination of skills. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, he has expert level knowledge in Agile and Scrum and as a Software Architect, he has expert level technical skills on Agile Engineering Practices. With this combination, Nanda can help technology people as well as process people understand agile well.
Nanda’s agile journey started in 2002, when he was part of a team with Mike Cohn and Lisa Crispin in Denver, Colorado, USA. He practiced Scrum and other Agile methods thoroughly over several years, and his teams are highly successful in delivering products using Agile techniques. Nanda is proficient in Agile Engineering practices (from XP) and Lean Software Development practices. He is a hands-on developer and architect and has been developing software for more than 20 years. He religiously follows key agile engineering practices like Test Driven Development, Ruthless Re-factoring, Technical Debt management, Continuous Integration etc.
Nanda moved back to India in 2008 and founded the user group “Agile Hyderabad ”. He built this group single-handedly, and it now has more than 800 members representing over 60 organizations in Hyderabad. Nanda conducted several meet ups and knowledge sharing sessions under “Agile Hyderabad” to build agile community in Hyderabad. He has trained and coached teams in organizations of various sizes on Scrum as well as Engineering Practices. He coached a large-scale transformation using LeSS framework. He is also passionate about using games to teach, and his game with Jenga blocks is widely used to teach team-collaboration.