Pardeep (Paddy) Dhanda

Pardeep (Paddy) Dhanda

Paddy Dhanda is the Agile Practice Director at QA and is the former Head of Agile Learning for a global investment bank where he rolled out Agile education to over 100k agilists. Paddy graduated from the worst performing High School in the UK and now advises CEO’s and Executives on effective innovation strategies to some of the biggest brands on the planet and is a guest lecturer at the University of Birmingham delivering the MBA programme.

Paddy heads up a portfolio of over 60 Agile courses accredited by popular bodies including SAFe, Scrum Alliance,, ICAgile, APMG, PeopleCert and many others.

Paddy is passionate about helping people build better human skills for the future to thrive in today’s fast paced world and is the host of the Superpowers School Podcast. He aspires to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s mantra “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Presentation: Communities of Practice: The Secret Sauce

Communities of Practice (CoP) have become a key component for many modern Agile organisations. But what are they exactly and why should anyone invest their time and energy into them? In this interactive talk, Paddy Dhanda will share the ingredients of the secret sauce to build successful communities. He will share stories of how he helped nurture and grow an Agile CoP from 5 to 5000+ members, a global Business Analysis CoP and a global community of Visual Thinkers during lockdown.