Ebin John Poovathany

Agile Coach at GE Healthcare

Learning to become an Agile Shepherd! His dream is to coach people by connecting with them on a high conscious level, like a Shepherd. He is a person who loves to keep things simple and straight, be it at work or at relations. He truly believe that life is sweet and enjoyable. He works with human beings. He believes that any work which involves human interaction is moral work and any moral work depends upon practical wisdom. For him, life is a journey for learning and understand more about myself.
He loves to simplify things. His philosophy is “If I can’t make it simple, I haven’t understood enough!”. That is what he does for his living as well. He tries to simplify and straighten out software development process and techniques. He works with Teams to create more Energy and Synergy and to empower them to work better. He works with leadership to enable Agile values and principles. He Preaches Agile, and he Practices Agile.

He is passionate about Lean principles and Agile methodologies. He believes that the philosophy behind Lean and Agile are a way of life.
He has worked with many industry leaders to create value through Agile and Lean principles. Companies like, Nokia Siemens Networks, General Electric, Alcatel Lucent, Valtech, Societe Generale and now JDA.

A member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals.

Areas of interests are:

1. Organizational Transformations
2. Team building and designing teams for high performance delivery
3. Improving the effectiveness of Lean / Agile implementations like Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban
4. Process consulting / coaching / mentoring for great performance and sustainability
5. Life coaching and Philosophy
6. Neuro-Linguistic Programming and related human modeling techniques
7. Software craftsmanship : Clean Code, Specification By Example, BDD, ATDD, TDD
8. Sharing information: Public speaking, Blogging, Writing, etc.
9. Learning new things which impact human thinking and behaviour

What is your expectation, “Do Agile” or “Be Agile”?

What is your favorite question, “are you doing Agile” or “are you Agile” ?

There is a big difference between the two.