Raman Technologies, Inc.
Work Smarter. Deliver Exceptional Value.
Raman Technologies Inc. is an international agile and management consulting company that works with organizations to improve their product and service delivery model. Our niche is working with global, large organization, government, and accredited startups. We often step in when companies like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and so call agile transformation shops fail to deliver on client expectations.The reason why we deliver results and they don’t is simple – they don’t have the breath nor depth in all areas required to help the organization truly improve their bottom line, which is getting products to the market sooner and in the hands of early adopters. Raman Technologies is able to deliver value time after time for their clients because we can assess, strategize, explain, present, train from the executive level to the team level, and then help them execute the transformation and sustain afterwards. Our knowledge is cutting edge and well respected because we speak at international conferences, provide thought leadership, publish articles, books and tools, and obtain the highest certification credentials in the industry. Read more
At Raman Technologies Labs, we are also developing a cloud-based, agile project management tool, called Cognosco. This tool is truly collaborative with no hassles. Log in using your social redentials or register an account to create or join a project. You can manage any type of project with our tool – not just software projects. It is intuitive, interactive, offline capable, and easy to use. Your project dashboard will display agile metrics to help monitor the progress, milestones, and interact with other team members that are online, etc. Cognosco will help you facilitate and record your notes from sprint reviews to retrospectives, and provide a repository of real time agile information to make your project a success. We are also working on extending Cognosco to facilitate Kanban and Scrumban practices. Look for updates via Social Media in the coming months!
Enterprise Agile & Lean Assessment
We apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to help organizations transform to being more lean and agile for their enterprise solutions and capabilities. When applying the Scaled Agile method, we look for value streams to understand, organize, and deliver value. At the SAFe enterprise and portfolio level, value streams are a series of steps to provide continuous flow to the “Customer” – that are funded and nurtured as a set of solutions development activities. These activities either deliver end user value directly or support other operational value streams.
Value Stream Economics is critical when restructuring organizations to being more lean and agile. Don Reinertsen states 5 elements for an economic framework and the necessity for understanding the relationship between them.
These 5 elements are:
|Development Cost||The cost to implement a decision or capability|
|Cycle Time||The time to implement the decision|
|Cost||Manufacturing, deployment and operational costs|
|Value||The value of the decision to the business and customer|
|Risk||The increase or decrease in the uncertainty and/or technical viability of the solution|
In order to optimize the whole, you have to understand all the steps and associated costs in the flow from concept to cash. Understanding the actual flow of value at the enterprise is challenging and can only be addressed in its specific business context. Therefore, portfolios are re-structured to support one to many value streams as fit for purpose.
Fortunately, Raman Technologies has propriety tools to initiate your Agile|Lean transformation, and assess your Enterprise and value flow based on the 5 elements from the economic framework.
We also take a detail look at Cost of Delay as shown below:
We often deliver the following artifacts as part of our Agile|Lean transformation assessment:
- Lean|Agile Transformation Vision & Business Case.
- Questions based on business context to understand flow of value.
- Evaluation of organization’s empirical data for current flow of value.
- Propose lean value streams.
- Value streams characterization (e.g. Operations, Development, etc.)
- Financial forecasting and modeling – projected cost savings.
- Propose Strategy to launch Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
- Agile maturity assessment if appropriate.
Please contact us for more details and questions!
Nothing less than realizing the full potential of our clients and helping them unlock their greatest asset for maximum success, we call knowledge, in this complex world we live in.
“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer
Raman Tech’s mission is to empower organizations and people to be more effective, efficient, and successful in delivering their products to the marketplace. In essence – to be the catalyst and model for setting the standards for product development and creating a transparent and collaborative environment, where people are motivated to take ownership of their work and reach their potential.
Dr. Sanjeev Raman
Dr. Sanjeev Raman is an agile coach and trainer. He started Raman Technologies, Inc. to help organizations transform their workplace to be more collaborative, innovative, successful, and ultimately fun.Sanjeev has over 15 years in the high tech space, ranging from technical product development to program and executive management, and now agile coaching and training. Through his coaching and training engagements, Dr. Raman has built a niche for agile transformations in the embedded and firmware product development space.Some of his clients have included Intel, Cisco, Juniper, Calix, SK Hynix, PayPal, JP Morgan Chase, AOL, Bristol Myers Squibb, Biogen Idec, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hewlett Packard, just to name a few.
Dr. Raman has four academic degrees, two undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science Research and Laboratory Science and two graduate degrees in Information Technology from University of Maryland, Towson University, and George Mason University respectively. He holds several certifications from Scrum Alliance, Project Management Institute, Scaled Agile, Lean Kanban University, and others in the agile and project management space. He has been on review committees for industry conferences such as Scrum Alliance and Agile Alliance. Dr. Raman haspublished articles with the Scrum Alliance, Agile Atlas, and InfoQ. He has also translated the Agile Manifesto to Sanskrit for the Agile Alliance, and published two books: one on Scrum fundamentals, and another on embedded and firmware agile product development.
Dr. Raman also runs two conference series: Lean Kanban Asia Pacific and Agile Asia. Apart from these conferences, he also runs two agile meetup groups: Portland, Oregon and Silicon Valley.
Sanjeev mainly splits his time between Silicon Valley, Portland, and Washington DC when in the Unites Stated, and all over Asia.
Jey Antony brings over a decade of High Tech experience to Raman Technologies, Inc. He has executed high profile projects for the federal government, commercial, and accredited startups. Some of his clients included IBM, Andrew Air Force Base, Census Bureau, Verizon, etc. His passion is to help companies and organization alike to innovate, educate, and ultimately deliver success.
At Raman Technologies, Jey is driving our online training courseware, marketing videos, Agile ALM tool development, hosted conferences, and business development. Apart from his entrepreneurial dedication and helping clients, you can find Jey on the field playing Cricket or volunteering his time in the local community.
R.E.P. & Training Accreditation
In order to become a REP, organizations must demonstrate their commitment to quality Scrum-related training by providing their courses, their trainer bios, and concrete ways in which they build in continuous improvement.
By becoming a REP, you receive access to course listings, an online profile, and an exclusive affiliation with the Scrum Alliance.
The Scrum Alliance has a membership database of over 250,000 members worldwide.
As of August, 2010 there are 30 organizations with the REP designation.
REPs can post any approved courses on the Scrum Alliance website.
Only REP organizations offer the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer designation.
Raman Technologies joins a growing list of R.E.P.s worldwide. These organizations include commercial training providers that design complete educational systems, academic institutions, internal training offices at corporations and government agencies.
PMI is the world’s largest project management member association. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence that their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. PMI, PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
The LeanKanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer program works to endorse only the best Kanban professionals with the greatest Kanban-specific knowledge and experience.Accredited Kanban Trainers and their organizations can offer LeanKanban University Certified Kanban Training classes. The LKU Accredited Kanban TrainingTM program has requirements on 3 levels that must be met in order to offer certified training: the organization, the trainer, and the training materials.
In few industries the benefits of new, agile forms of working were more visible than in software development. Strict deadlines, highly intelligent knowledge workers, and products that – if not built correctly, were very vulnerable to errors. The philosophy of Agile offered many answers and solutions to improve working methods in software development. Management, however, was hardly addressed. Management 3.0 helps to address this lack of visionary management.
The International Consortium for Agile. Offering knowledge and competency-based certifications in the diverse disciplines needed to sustain organizational agility.
Raman Technologies offers certified/accredited training for:
- Scrum Alliance
- Project Management Institute
- Lean Kanban University
- Innovation Games
- Scaled Agile Framework
- Management 3.0
For cancellation and refund policies for classes Hosted by other providers, go to the registration page for the course. For classes Hosted by Raman Technologies Inc, the cancellation and refund policy is as follows: Full refunds are available up until 30 business days before the scheduled event date via EventBrite – our 3rd party registration system. Cancellations made within 30 business days of the event will be credited toward future events. However, no refunds will be issued. No refunds or credits will be available for “no-shows.” Substitutions will be accepted at any time prior to commencement of the course. If a course does not meet the minimum registrants 10 business days prior to the commencement of the course, we will contact you to discuss a refund or credit towards a future event.
Kok Ewe Siew
Member of the very first Scrum team at Covad in 2004 and evangelized since then. Internalized Scrum process at the challenging multi time-zone setup of Covad. Headed the process creation of test driven delivery with continuous integration to support the year-long delivery cycle while not giving up on agility.
Introduced Test-Driven Development approach and conducted multiple training sessions on Technical Agile delivery with focus on Continuous Integration. Certified Scrum Master with extensive experience in agile development. Principal contributor in defining Covad’s customized Scrum process.
Coaches organizations to become highly successful using Agile and Lean principles and methods. Dedicated to improve and extend the usage of Agile development in China.
Specialties: Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, management, change leadership, Lean Startup, Opportunity Engineering.
MBA of HEC Montreal (Top 10 MBA in the world outside of the USA).
AKT (Accredited Kanban Trainer) of the Lean Kanban University.
SPC (Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant) of the Scaled Agile Academy.
CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) of the Scrum Alliance.
Tathagat (a.k.a. “TV”) is a software professional by education, computer scientist by accident, HR student by interest, project management practitioner by training, curious by nature, learner by habit, teacher by passion, wanderer by choice, digital influencer by night, servant leader by conviction, and a budding author… In short, someone who never managed to become an expert because he was always busy learning new things…
Tathagat has been involved with hi-tech software product development since ’91 with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and subsequently with Siemens Telecom, Philips Medical Systems and Philips Digital Networks divisions, Huawei Technologies, McAfee, NetScout Systems and Yahoo! prior to joining at 7 Innovation Labs in significant technical and leadership roles, including starting-up and heading India operations for NetScout Systems between 2004 and 2009, heading Business Operations at Yahoo! and VP for Global Strategic Process Innovation at 7 Innovation Labs, before starting up with his coaching and consulting firm “Thought Leadership” in 2014.
Michael Kelley Harris
I’m an Agile Coach, Trainer, & Developer with 20+ years of hands-on software development experience. I love creating innovative products that move the needle and help the world. I’ve been steeped in the principles & practices from Agile/Lean and Lean Startup. I help entrepreneurs and investors evaluate & validate products and features, to optimize investment. I help innovative teams keep the process simple and essential, and get on with thrilling customers. I offer a non-secular spirit of help, service, collaboration, and innovation. I enjoy sharing knowledge via Agile/Lean consulting, training, and coaching. I’m a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) helping people become Scrumdog millionaires.
Eclectic by nature, I’m drawn to pragmatic combos of ideas from Agile, Lean, Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Innovation Games, etc.
I’ve worked in a variety of industries including nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation, energy, automotive diagnostics & safety, Agile methodologies, finance, investment, venture, education, web apps & services, etc.
University of California, BS Physics. BA Math/Econ. Plus 34 units of Computer Science courses.
Special Interests: Sustainability, Green Energy, Internet of Things, Innovation, Science, Permaculture, and Music
Diverse technical experience, plus extra depth in C++ (15 yrs) and Python (10 yrs).
Design patterns, SOLID principles. Agile Engineering practices (Test-driven development (TDD), refactoring, simple design, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery/deployment (CD), etc.)
Riad Thalji is a PMP, Primavera P6, and IT Web Development trainer with more than 18 years of sound experience managing more than 17 high volume projects and the author of the book “A Practical Approach to PMP Exam Preparation”.
Riad is a Previous Systems Analysis Manager and Project Management Office – PMO Section Chief at Orange Telecom which is a member of France Telecom group. Currently he is the owner/manager of RTE Training & Consulting. He Provided PMP Training to top organizations in several countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Malaysia and France, including (Jordan, Dubai, Muscat Oman, Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, Yemen, Iraq and Libya ). His courses can taught in English or Arabic.
Kok Ewe Siew
My professional mission is to make the world a better place by inspiring, teaching and coaching individuals and organizations to unleash their true potential; happily and sustainable.
I have been involved in product development most of my career. I have always felt that the traditional product development approach was rather dysfunctional, but didn’t know how it could be better until I learnt about and practiced the Agile/Lean approach. I have since been an Agile/Lean advocate and dedicating my career to helping others understand and get the most out of this empirical approach to complex work.
As an Agile coach, I am passionate about working with organizations to transform, and unleash their full potential to create the highest business value for their customers and better lives for everyone involved.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer(R) (CST) by the Scrum Alliance. I conduct Certified Scrum Master (CSM) classes around the Asia/Oceania region. Being a CST based in the heart of Southeast Asia, I am dedicated to bringing high-quality Agile/Scrum education to this part of the world.”
We know your time is valuable and you have high expectations. At Raman Technologies, we not only pre-screen our trainers for quality, but we ensure the training environment meets the highest standards. At our training, all of your dietary needs will be taken care of for the time you are with us. We partner with the following hotels and others to ensure all expectations are met and to maintain a competitive market price for your training.
Tools and Information
Raman Technologies Labs has developed an Agile Project Management tool alled Cognosco (www.cognosco.us). This tool is hosted in the MS Azure Cloud and supports offline capability (Android mobile/tablet, and iOS mobile/tablet). On that note, we must say that our mobile/tablet apps are the most robust on the market. Via social logins and sticking to the Scrum basics and nothing else, this tool is the ideal companion to track your Scrum projects and team’s progress. It is intuitive with built in Scrum metrics – no complicated configurations or setup needed. It is also the most cost effective tool on the Market – $50 per project with up to 15 users per project for the Enterprise Cloud offering or FREE for the stand alone mobile/tablet app. Go ahead and check it out.
For the next phase of Cognosco, Raman Technologies Labs is developing enhancements to extend Cognosco for Lean Kanban in Practice. When we coach, we are very pragmatic with our approach – we know one size does not fit all like some dogmatic coaches like to believe. Therefore, we know the community needs a tool that can facilitate different Agile methods. With Lean Kanban, you will be able to implement System Thinking Approach To Introducing Kanban (STATIK), facilitate your Kanban teams based on the core practices like visualization, WIPs, flow, policies, feedback, and improved collaboration. You will have automated calculations for Little’s Law, cumulative flow, lead time histogram, and flow efficiency.
Raman Technologies can help your organization customize your Agile Project Management Tools to fit your needs and expectations. Whether it be complex program level reporting or rote calculations, we have most likely done it before. By being a development partner with the main stream tools and our advance expertise, we are the best in the market for customization and API integration. Ramantech can also provide custom training for your commercial Agile Project Management tools.
Changing an organization to deliver more value and be innovative, requires a collective, conscious effort of out-of-box, like minded thinkers that value learning, trust, collaboration, adapting to change, and team accountability. These principles go beyond just organization development, it applies to a lifestyle and how you live and perceive your life. Using Meetup.com, we will be creating Agile Communities across the globe. If you are interested in working with Raman Technologies to start a community, please contact us. With Meetup.com, users can log in and add our communities via Facebook. Stay connected with our community at large and join our Global Facebook page. We will post updates to where we will be, photos from our conferences and meetups, and dates to upcoming training classes and webinars.Raman Technologies will also be hosting a Lean Kanban and Agile Asia conference series in the APAC Region. For more information, please contact us.
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