Preeth Pandalay

About Me


A pragmatic agile coach with 20+ years of learning, I now train, consult and coach organizations to be agile and more importantly to stay agile.

My pragmatism finds its root in my diverse experience at various leadership positions including the one where I relied on Agile practices to successfully deliver the timely and quality releases for an $8 billion company and my early work as an engineer in teams that leveraged the values of XP practices.

Having experienced agile transformation as a team member helps me connect and relate with the teams I coach, providing a unique vantage and an edge to my coaching which is a blend of listening, training, consulting, hands-on application, and facilitation.

I work with the leadership teams to collaboratively explore the best approach, empower the teams, enable the roles, and transform the practices based on known agile frameworks, scaling frameworks and the best practices out there today through constant use of inspect & adapt to be sustainable and self-evolving.

Industry exposure – Health care, Telecom, BFSI, Hybrid Cloud platforms, Mobile platforms and services, Enterprise-class security appliances, Oil & Gas, ITOA (IT Operations Analytics), Predictive Business Analytics Solutions, Unstructured Data Analytics for enterprise search and context aware applications, Digital archiving and e-discovery, content management, document management.



  • Professional Scrum Trainer – PSM, PSM II & PAL-E
  • IC-Agile Accredited Trainer – ACC, ENT & LEA
  • Certified Agile Leadership (Credential -1)
  • IC-Agile Certified Agile Coach
  • Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum with Kanban
  • Kanban Management Professional
  • Certified Disciplined Agilist
  • Certified NLP Coach
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • SAFe Program Consultant 5.0
  • Professional Agile Leadership – Essentials
  • IC-Agile–Coaching Agile Transition (Ent Coach)
  • Professional Scrum Master – I, II & III
  • Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Developer
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer




Position title                : Independent Consultant                                                                                            

Duration                      : Apr 2016 – Till date

Responsibilities          :

  • Agile Coach – Subex Limited, Etiqa Insurance (Malaysia), Siemens Healthineers, Syniverse, Dell EMC, Cisco, Appnomic Systems
  • Trainer & consultant – Fidelity, Flipkart, ABB, E&Y, Gartner, WHO, Etiqa, Microsoft, Clarion, OnMobile, Siemens Technologies, Siemens Healthcare, Lowes, Schlumberger, Dell, Intel, TCS, Tricentis, Wells Fargo, Jhonson Controls
  • Trainer, Speaker and Open Space facilitator at various conferences in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh



Company                     : GaP Solution (India) Pvt Ltd

Duration                      : Dec 2013 – Mar 2016

Responsibilities          :

  • Founding Engineer of the organization focused on providing bespoke consulting services in the areas of Agile and Engineering practices.



Company                     : Capillary Technologies Pvt Ltd  

Position title                : Director of Quality                                         

Duration                      : Nov 2012 – Nov 2013

Responsibilities          :

  • Designing and implementing Engineering & Agile practices with a goal to improve and sustain quality, time to market, customer & employee satisfaction.



Company                     : Autonomy Systems (An HP Company)

Position title                : Global Head of Quality

Duration                      : 2010 – 2012

Responsibilities          :

  • Designing and implementing empirical engineering practices for the entire organization with special emphasis on the geographical and organizational culture. The goal was to improve the Customer Satisfaction, Net Promoter Score by a deliberate focus on Quality and Time to Market.



Company                     : Interwoven Inc. (Completely owned subsidiary of Autonomy Systems) 

Position title                : GM Bangalore Operations (2009-2010) and Head of Quality

Duration                      : 2006- 2010

Responsibilities          :

  • P&L responsibility (shared) of India operations, Management of Engineering teams in India.
  • Initial responsibilities were that of improving the quality of the two flagships products using better engineering practices and implementing faster feedback cycles.




Company                     : Symphony Services India Pvt. Ltd

Position title                : Technical Lead QA/ People Manager

Duration                      : 2002- 2006

Responsibilities          :

  • Transitioning, evangelizing and educating the teams being setup in India with the engineering practices based on empiricism (and strongly influenced by XP) that evolved in the US development center.



Company                     : RCS Group of Companies

Position title                : Software Developer & Trainer

Duration                      : 2000-2002



Position title                : Freelance Trainer

Duration                      : 1999-2000



Microsoft® Certified Trainer
Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate : BI Reporting
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 365 & 2019
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft® Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuration
Microsoft® Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista


Maybank (Malaysian Universal Bank)
Bangkok Bank
Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
Public Mutual Berhad
United Overseas Bank (M) Sdn Bhd
RHB Banking Group
AEON Credit Service
Securities Commission Malaysia
SWIFT Support Services Malaysia
Bursa Malaysia
Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad

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