Best in the Market Trainer


Sivaram Athmakuri
Founder & Director 
LeaderGains Pte. Ltd.

Expert Coach, Consultant, Trainer

Sivaram Athmakuri is a successful Independent Consultant and Coach with strong Technology Expertise.  





Provides services to Customers in a blended model (Virtual or Physical).

  • Exhibits focus on meaningful and measurable Results (Charges Customers based on achieved results).
  • Provides Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centric Leadership Coaching to Senior Leaders and Business
    Owners in Global Environments.
  • Possess wide range of skills in

oDesigning Business Dashboards

oEnterprise Planning (Strategic and Delivery)

oBusiness Analysis (Road Maps, ROI Dashboards etc)

oProduct Management (Agile/Scrum/Lean Practices)

oPMO Setup & Operation (Project Management and Risk Management)

oOptimize Innovation/ R&D Investments (reduce Time to Market)

  • Served customers across the continents and cultures include USA, Singapore, UK, Japan and the Middle East.
  • Provided services in different verticals such as Education, Government, Healthcare, Consumer Business, Electronics, Logistics, Information Technology, Oil and gas, Energy & Chemicals, Construction, Pharma & Bio Tech, Professional Services.

Professional Certifications

·Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Certified Coach

·Marshall Goldsmith Global Leadership Assessment

·Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, USA

·Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) from PMI, USA

·Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) from PMI, USA

·AgilePM Practitioner Certificate from APMG International, UK

·Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) from Scrum Alliance, USA

·Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance, USA

·Certified Scrum Master(CSM) from Scrum Alliance, USA

·Microsoft Specialist: Managing Project and Portfolios with Project Server 2013

·Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects

·IPMA Level C Certificate from PMA

·IPMA Level D Certificate from PMA

·Certificate in Project Risk Management from PMA

·Certificate in Project Management (CIPM) from PMA


Speaker Presentations

·“Empower the Hidden Powers” at ‘BEACON 2017’, Hyderabad, India

·"3 Impediments for CEO of Start-up Products" at 'Agile Tour 2016', Chennai, India.

·"Baby steps to become Agile (for Bigger Organizations)" at 'Regional Scrum alliance 2014', Hyderabad, India.

·"Thinking and Customizing Agile" at 'Agile Tour 2013', Chennai, India.

·"Integration of Project Management and Risk Management" at '5th Annual Construction Risk Management Conference 2014', Mumbai, India

·"Project Management Workshop" at 'The Big 5 Construct India 2014', Mumbai, India


Book Reviewed & Contributed

·Reviewer to book "Agile Project Management for Governments” by Brian Wernham.

·Contributor to book "A Day in Life of Project Manager" by Frank P. Saladis

·Significant Contributor to book “Say Yes to Project Success” by Karthik Ramamurthy, Sripriya Narayanasamy.

·Contributor to book "PMI Agile Certified Practitioner: Excel with Ease” by Subramanian Chandramouli.



·Leadership Coach / Executive Coach, certified by Marshall Goldsmith

·Coach PMOs on Managing Programs & Projects using Enterprise Planning tools such as Microsoft Project Enterprise

·Coach PMOs anticipating problems/road blocks Proactive manner using Risk Management Standards

·Consultant for Business Planning or Development across all levels

·Consultation on Preparing Leaders for Organization Transformation

·Consultation on Preparing Leaders for Mergers & Acquisition

·Third Party Evaluation on Innovation or R&D Investments

·Workshops on Project Management, Risk Management, Business Analysis

·Workshops on Microsoft Project Plan (MPP), Primavera

·Workshops on Agile, Scrum, XP, DSDM Atern, Lean

·Technical Trainings as needed and on request by Clients / Companies

Consulting Experience


oEvaluate Business Opportunities

oPrepare Business Case

oPreparing Strategic Plans

oConduct SWOT on Consumer Product Launch

oDesign Dashboards to track Business Health (ROI/Profitability etc.)

oDesign Dashboard to track Investments on Innovation or R&D


oHelped Enterprise to Setup PMO & Handover to PMO Office

oMentor Project Leads in Preparing Project Plans (Traditional)

oHelp Business Unit Head to Prepare Project Plan (for Expansion)

oHelp Business Unit Head to Prepare Project Plan (for Production)

oCoach Subject Matter Experts in Preparing WBS

oCoach Subject Matter Experts on Estimation (Time/Cost)


oHelp Business Unit Head to Monitor Production using Kanban Methods

oAgile Coaching for Implementing Scrum to Product Development Company


Multiple Roles Played

·Coached/Mentored on Management at Public Sector Units (PSUs) such as HPCL, ONGC, BPCL, Coal India, CPRI, IOCL, NLC, NCL, Bridge & Roof, MECON, EIL, Mangalore Refinery Pvt Ltd, ITM

·Coached/Mentored on Management at BGR Energy, Genpact, ITD Cementation, Jindal Steel & Power, Ashok Leyland, TI Cycles, TVH

· Executed Management workshops at AIMA, FICCI, MMA

·Empanelled Management Consultant for SeeChange Consulting

·Empanelled Trainer at Simplilearn, NIIT


Trainings / Workshops Conducted

·Conducted 200 plus Training sessions (class room & online) on Project Management Professional (certification)

·Conducted 15 plus Training sessions (class room and online) on Microsoft Project 201

·Conducted 100 plus Training sessions (class room & online) on Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

·Conducted 10 plus Training sessions on Risk Management

·Conducted 15 plus Training on sessions on Microsoft Project Plan (2010/2013/2016)

·Co Trained 5 plus Certified Scrum Master Trainings (CST)

·Conducted Technical Trainings for more than 70 freshers

·Conduct Workshops/Coaching Agile Teams

·Conducted 100 plus Workshops on Project Management to Non-IT Companies (PSUs, Mini Ratnas and Maha Ratnas)


Past Experience

·Provided IT Solutions to Clients such as World Bank, IFC, Reuters, BPL Mobile, Qatar Fertilizers, Roca, Singapore Polytechnique, DBS Bank, HP, etc.

·Has extensive Technical and Managerial experience.

·Played multiple roles such as Delivery Manager, Practice Manager, Project Manager, Solution Architect, Project Lead, Onsite/Offshore model. 

·Played vital role in Presales, Service Offerings & Centre of Excellence in presenting/submitting innovative technical proposals/solutions and participated in Technical Defence programs with various Customers.

      ·Acted as Single Point of Contact with various technical sales teams, relationship teams, business development   
             teams and customer representatives

·Managed large-sized teams in collaborative environment with multiple Business Units

·Handled / Managed a range of Fixed Bid, Maintenance, Production support and T&M projects.




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