Our Team

Sumalatha

Sumalatha is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Agile Espouse LLC. She was instrumental in building up the company with a vision to help professionals thrive in their workplace by following a unique human-centric approach, by training and coaching them. She leads the training and coaching model of the company and adds value by being an inclusive member of the faculty there. She partners with experienced and effective trainers and coaches in the agile community to add value to her corporate clients as well as training clients.

Specialties:-
Agile Transformation Leadership
SAFe® Training, Coaching & Consulting
Agile Games
Success Coaching

Venkatesh Bagayat

For professionals seeking a quality training in the field of Agile and its various frameworks, Venkatesh Bagayat is richly experienced professional providing impactful coaching, training and consulting for individuals, teams and startups. His passion in developing an Agile Mindset has the root in his personal life, which makes him to help humans around him. His trainings and coaching are well acclaimed by his clients as he brings in a soft touch of Humanity in it. He stood up over 60 teams and coached more than 20 individuals. Facilitated number of agile boot camps for startups and also does volunteering in teaching & preaching learning & growth mindset in elementary and middle schools. His experience in various roles with number of clients brings out his ability to train and coach teams and individuals to achieve greatness and happiness in what they work on. He is currently working with a Fortune 100 software services company for its clients across North America.

Professional Certifications:
Scaled Program Consultant (SPC) ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) Management 3.0 Facilitato Team Kanban Professional (TKP) Certified Scrum Master (CSM) SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM) Disciplined Agilist (DA)

Specialties:-
Agile Transformation Leadership
SAFe® Training, Coaching & Consulting
Management 3.0 Facilitation & training
Agile Games

James McHale

James McHale became an Agile Coach, Trainer, and Consultant after 2 decades in software engineering as a team leader, architect, software/systems engineer, and developer. He specializes in teaching and coaching individual developers about their indispensable roles as Agile team members, and in consulting with team leaders, managers, and executives about how their roles typically change in an agile transformation, as well as how to bridge from “traditional” project management. His wide experience as the “tip of the spear”, the coach for the first Agile teams in an organization, is invaluable to those seeking to make the transition from traditional development paradigms, including the critical interface with traditional project managers and offices. Jim also uses his background in high-performance computing, including industrial controls and financial trading, to emphasize the importance of architecture, design, and engineering discipline to every Agile team.

Professional Certifications:
SAFe 4 Certified Program Consultant
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Specialties:-
Agile Transformation Leadership
SAFe® Training, Coaching & Consulting