Yashasree Barve is an Agile Coach and Transformation Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services. She has been working in the Information Technology industry since 1998 delivering enterprise solutions across the breadth of the technology landscape. Her work includes transformation consulting and coaching for customers and teams to help embrace agile ways of working.
A practitioner of agile methods since 2007 she has enjoyed the agile way of working as a scrum team member (a technical architect), a scrum master, and an agile coach.
She is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, Professional Scrum Master and a Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC 5). As an SPC, she has trained over 350+ TCS associates and customer employees for SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner, and SAFe Scrum Master Certification programs through 13 training sessions.
She is an author of a book called “Agile Mindset Ma.g.i.c, Stories from the trenches”. She is an active contributor to Agile Network India, Mumbai chapter. She has been a contributor in an organization-wide agile initiative since 2013 and has been sharing her experience and expertise in the agile way of working with various customer stakeholders of her organization. In 2017, TCS awarded her with the Top Individual Agile contributor award.
She has worked as the Unit Agile Leader for the HiTech Business unit of TCS since 2015. In this role, she has coached and trained hundreds of teams as well as consulted several customers on agile transformation across the unit.
She is an avid blogger and conference speaker. She has spoken at several conferences such as Agile India, Agile Tour India, RubyConf India, and Agile in Business, Regional Scrum Gatherings, and Women in Agile. She is also a co-founder of an agile conference ‘TCS Agile Café’ with the theme of ‘Network-Learn-Inspire’ and organized the same for five years successfully across various locations in India in TCS offices during 2013-18.
At work, she actively contributes to the ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ initiative through a ‘Circle of Women’ initiative that is aimed at ‘Professional Development for women at workplace’ as well as to various community initiatives through ‘Sankalp – a promise to make a difference’ in the areas of health, environment and education.
She is married to Parag and is a mother to two wonderful kids, Kaustubh and Gauri. She considers her family to be the foundational support to everything that she does. She loves reading, singing and listening to music, and walking.