Northern Star Consulting, LLC
Helping you with your Agile and Scrum journey.


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


After two decades of working in the corporate world, Manoj set out to start a consulting practice of his own seeking independence to practice what he truly believed in.  

Northern Star Consulting, LLC opened its doors in 2003. Since then, we have helped organizations large and small, from Federal Government agencies and Military to Start-up. Manoj brings an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes their firm the holistic solution for any clients.


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We at Northern Star Consulting know that finding the right training and coaching professionals to help you and your organization is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. If the services we offer are not the right fit for your needs, we promise to tell you that and will gladly offer you other recommendations. 

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Manoj Vadakkan



Manoj Vadakkan, (also known as Man-OJ) is an Expert in Scrum. He has been practicing Scrum for more than a decade. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer and a Certified LeSS Practitioner. He has been working with clients large and small for nearly 25 years. His work experience includes various industries such as Telecommunications, Insurance, Bank, and Media. In addition, he has worked with various government agencies including The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Census Bureau, The US Navy, The Veterans Affairs, and The US Postal Services. 

Manoj lives in Denver, Colorado can be spotted at many Colorado Agile community events. Until 2014, he lived in the Washington DC Metro and engaged in the local agile community by leading Agile Leadership Network DC chapter. He also co-founded Agile DC, the premier DC-area Agile conference, a yearly conference attended by 500+ people. He is currently busy organizing the 2019 version of AgileDC.



Master's Degree in Computer Applications
Mysore University, 1993

Bachelor's Degree in Mathermatics
Mahatma Gandhi University, 1989

Activities & Affiliations

• Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) from Scrum Alliance
• Certified Scrum Professional (CSP®)
• Project Management Professional (PMP®)
• Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)