Amod N. Desai
Amod Desai is an entrepreneur and a leading practitioner and thought leader in the use of Lean and Agile methods for organizational transformation. As an early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and most recently SAFe, he has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile transformation leader. He brings a pragmatic approach to the use of best-fit approaches from across the spectrum of Lean+Agile practices and processes. He believes that the most important piece of any transformation is to build the skills in the teams and continuously improve the process.
As an engineer and management consultant, specializing in information technology management and business transformation, Amod, has, over the past 17 years, successfully led and managed the implementation of multiple highly-visible, mission-critical software systems through the pragmatic adoption of Scrum and XP practices such incremental software delivery, customer collaboration, transparency, TDD, and continuous integration. In recent years, he has provided thought leadership to the Department of Homeland Security in transformation towards Agile.
With years of Lean+Agile experience, He has conducted public training in Agile, given lectures to open forums, and written technology papers about futuristic science and technology. He brings a unique blend of technical excellence and customer service to bear on his projects and training.