Dr. Koti Reddy Bhavanam, Ph.D.

“Self-driven, passionate and result oriented professional with 20+years of rich experience in Agile projects. Managed Software development & testing projects spread geographically in both dispersed and distributed delivery model”

, Dr. Koti Reddy Bhavanam, Ph.D., Empiric Management Solutions, Empiric Management Solutions


  • 20+ Years of experience in the field of IT in ERP, Healthcare, Banking and manufacturing.
  • 16 year of experience in agile methodologies
  • 12 years of rich agile coaching experience on enterprise agile transformation
  • 6 years Agile Project Manager experience
  • 5 years of experience in Kanban coaching and training's
  • 5 Years of experience in training executives and leadership teams globally
  • 3 years of experience with Release management as a Release Manager
  • Experienced Scrum and scaling agile Trainer
  • NLP practitioner, coach and trainer
  • Trained about 9000 employees at my present and previous companies in agile scum, kanban and XP practices
  • Produced 750PSMs, 300PMI ACPs, 400SAs,100TKPs, 300KMPs and 250PMPs
  • Trained 500employees on DevOps/TDD/BDD/ATDD/CI/CD
  • International training delivery experience in US and Philippines

Agile Transformation working Experience

  • Lead the agile implementation at United Technologies for carrier, OTIS and their fire and security products. Traveled to their US counter parts at Salem, Syracuse and NJ for leadership buy in and socialization.
  • Lead the agile transformation at Optum (United Health Group)for various location in India and US. The complete end to end implementation including DevOps for various businesses like Op tum Health, United Health Case and Product Engineering & Data Solutions.
  • Helped in setting up the offshore agile scrum and kanban teams at oracle to support primavera global business unit.
  • Worked with various clients with Symphony services on supporting their agile transformation.
  • Worked as a consultant for Emids organization for their scaling agile transformation.
  • Worked as a consultant for Galaxy and Exusia for their agile transformation using scrum and kanban

Key Accomplishments

  • TOP TRAINER of the year for the four consecutive years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 * 2018 award for agile trainings delivery at United Health Group
  • Received “Sustaining Edge Award -2011” for Operation Excellence in United Health Group
  • Received “LIVE Leadership Award -2012” for Implementing agile at scaling at United Health Group
  • Received “Manager Excellence –2013, 2014 & 2015” Award for outstanding contributions on agile transformation at United Health Group
  • ImPAX award for the three consecutive years 2013, 2014 & 2015 at Optum
  • Participated in Agile Olympiad at Bangalore in 2013 and won 6 prizes
  • Speaker at agile India meeting at Hyderabad and Bangalore conducted by UNICOM in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Speaker at PMI local chapter on agile topics for the last 5 years
  • Best paper award from Sathya Bhama University, Chennai in 2011
  • Presented technical paper in management at 5 national and international seminars
  • Best Paper award for the managing changing customer needs at Optum and UT, test next symposium
  • Achieved Hall of Fame award twice for agile scrum implementation from Symphony, Services, Bangalore
  • Awarded Performance Excellence award twice on project to product mindset and implementing agile using scrum framework from Primavera, Inc., Philadelphia,PA
  • Submitted four technical papers on management for ISSN printing
  • Published articles and blogs with various bodies like scrum alliance and ISSN
, Dr. Koti Reddy Bhavanam, Ph.D., Empiric Management Solutions, Empiric Management Solutions


Nov’19 –till dateEmpiric Management Solutions
June’19–Nov’19Chief Consultant
United Technologies
May’11 –June’19Head -Agile Practice
United Health Group
Head -Agile PracticeOracle
Jan’10 –May’11Release Train Engineer
Symphony Services
Nov’05 –Jan’10Senior Scrum Master
Dec’01–Nov’05ISTQ Solutions
Senior Test Lead


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