PROFILE

SUMMARY

With 18+ years in proactive IT Project techno-commercial roles, over a decade in Agile, I am an Agile Certified SCRUM Professional (CSP); Certified SCRUM Master (CSM), and a Certified SCRUM Product Owner (CSPO). I have the experience and maturity; have held positions across the spectrum from SME through to Corporate & Gov/Public-Sector; and, well versed in customer-facing functionality and achieving business enhancements.

My specialty is introducing Agile into “Traditional” Organizations (Prince2/Waterfall) as an Agile Coach, Business Solutions, Bespoke Application/Software/Web development in an AGILE environment, including Mobile Apps (Android, iOS), Internetworking and maintaining and managing relationships, successfully managed change, Outsourced assigns, and Greenfield ventures.

I have managed outsourced application/platform development with geographically disparate teams located in Canada, the US, UK, and India.

I have a thorough understanding of Systems to implement solutions. I have always been commended for my communication and interpersonal skills with all stakeholders and tasked with Account management and Client Relationships/Engagement.

Having international exposure, I have worked with people of all cultures and traditions and commended for my ability to interact with all. I have interacted at Board/CEO levels possessing the gravitas requisite.

EXPERIENCE

Vuykont Limited

2012 April - Present

Director

Northampton , UNITED KINGDOM

National Probation Service

2005 September - 2005 December

IT Officer

Northampton , UNITED KINGDOM

Day-to-day management of Infrastructure and Helpdesk. Maintenance of IT Infrastructure and implementation of enhanced (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Line) Helpdesk. Hardware, Networking and Software across a 3000 mobile work force. Design and rollout of “paperless office”; achieved 28% reduction in consumption of paper.

Parallel Minds Technologies Limited

2012 November - 2014 May

Agile Coach & SCRUM Master

Northampton , UNITED KINGDOM

Managing various Projects for Development of Bespoke Mobile Apps and Software in Agile/Scrum. Reporting to MD. Mainly as Agile Coach & SCRUM Master for bespoke Mobile Apps and Software/Web development for iOS, Android and Windows Phone; Web development on Microsoft Stack and Open Source; MS-Sql and MySql backend End-to-end Conceptualisation/Ideation through till UAT and Rollout, engaging with Customer/User for conceptualizing flow, UI/UX development and validating Customer Journey Mobile App rendering for various Platforms, Devices, innovative implementation of Apple iOS iBeacons technology Facilitating and chairing sprint planning, daily stand-up, sprint retrospectives and sprint reviews Facilitate backlog grooming (including story point estimation) and prioritization; Governance per DSDM Atern; Managing Product Development and managing RAID and Change, Securitizing including MDM and FOTA Scrum Master duties and reporting to SMT, track Sprint progress and Burndowns, capacity and Velocity Managing Stakeholders and external agencies, Teams in Dubai (UAE) and Pune (India) Introduced Agile to the Organization and Coached and mentored Teams on a daily basis, protect Team from over-commitment and external influences, enable close cooperation across all roles and functions; coached, developed and mentored in-house Scrum Master, hand-holding through to his obtaining Certification, governance by DSDM Atern Interface between “Business” and “Tech”, Chair requirement gathering workshops and translate business requirements into user stories.

Surya Solutions

2015 May - 2015 August

Head of Agile Practice & Delivery

Maidenhead , UNITED KINGDOM

Bespoke eCommerce Software development in an Agile Scrum environment, Java Stack, Web Frontend, Mobile, SAP/Oracle backend, BI/BW DWH Managing Software Dev and Technical Delivery Introduced Agile SCRUM to the Organization as Agile Lead, Coached and Mentored Teams, coached, developed and mentored Scrum Master; Governance per DSDM Atern Maintaining and managing Stakeholders Scrum Master duties and reporting to Director – Projects, track Sprint progress and Burndowns and Velocity Interface between “Business” and “Tech”, Chair workshops to ‘translate’ business requirements into User Stories

Capita Childrens Services

2012 May - 2012 July

Agile IT Project Manager

Franklin Court Bedford, MK44 3JZ , UNITED KINGDOM

Software development projects in an Agile environment using SCRUM techniques under a DSDM Atern and PRINCE2 regime. Managing various Projects under PLM for Development and Upgrade of Bespoke Applications in an Agile/Scrum environment for UK Govt. Bespoke Software Applications in an Agile/Scrum environment, Web development ASP.Net, C#, PHP, Backend MS-Sql Managing Application Lifecycle per Agile, SDLC using Agile/Scrum methodology; governance by DSDM Atern Maintaining and managing Stakeholders and external agencies Scrum Master duties and reporting to SMT, track Sprint progress and Burndowns, capacity and Velocity

Agile IT Project Manager

2009 May - 2010 April

VoIP Cadence Limited

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Platform Build, Bespoke E-Commerce Software Development, Business/Client Engagement, Rollout.

Suvas Infotech Ltd

2004 May - 2004 December

Senior Project Manager / IT Consultant

London , UNITED KINGDOM

In-charge of IT Infrastructure, Architecture, design of Infrastructure Solutions. Managing Bespoke Software development, and outsourcing needs. Collaborative working with teams in geographically disparate areas (US, Middle East, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan). (Inox is in high-precision Cryongenics for use in spacecraft – clients ISRO/NASA). Setting up of IT Infrastructure from scratch. Managing company’s intranet, LAN/WAN and responsible for infrastructure maintenance. Managing development of back office bespoke development for global enterprise implementation. Managing Issues and Risk Mitigation, Change, monitoring Resources and costs, reporting to Managing Director.

Inox India Ltd

1993 May - 2004 May

Senior Project Manager / IT Consultant

INDIA

IBM UK plc

2012 March - 2012 May

IT Project Manager

Whitley, Coventry, GB , UNITED KINGDOM

Bespoke Software Applications in an Agile/Scrum environment, PLM under Enovia • Managing project life cycle per PRINCE2 • SDLC using Agile/Scrum methodology • Maintaining and managing Stakeholders and external agencies, Vendor validation, Procurement functions.

RS Components

2014 June - 2015 March

Agile Coach/Lead & SCRUM Master

Corby , UNITED KINGDOM

As Agile Coach/Lead, assisting Electrocomponents plc ("RS Components"?) introduce Agile into a traditional (Prince2/Waterfall) environment. Reporting to Global Head of IT Project Delivery. Agile Coach/Lead & SCRUM Master for the eCommerce Digital Strategy Project and for the ReFactoring MiddleOffice Project, within Global IT, to progress multi-million Pound projects within the larger Global IT change and transformation to promote the organisation web front-end into a brand new Hybris implementation, consuming Java-feeds from the SAP/Oracle back-end, with a Mobile cross-platform front-end also within the remit. Starting with the UK/EU region, the project to roll-out to all markets in 37 countries.

NHS National Patient Safety Agency

2006 January - 2006 August

Senior Project Manager / IT Consultant

London , UNITED KINGDOM

nhancement of legacy Data Center IT Infrastructure. Bespoke Software Application for Remote Access and managing/querying the database. Revamp of the LAN and WAN Network. Managing Project life cycle, analyzing business processes, migration strategy, Offshore development, Implementation of new VoIP system; Project managing Remote .Login to a Mobile Wireless Remote Access EDI.

Co op CWS UK Ltd plc

2005 January - 2005 March

Manager

UNITED KINGDOM

MiQas Technologies Pte Ltd

2011 February - 2012 February

Agile IT Project Manager & SCRUM Master

Northampton , UNITED KINGDOM

Bespoke Software E-Commerce Mobile/Web Application in an Agile/Scrum environment, on iOS, Android an Windows Phone; Web development on Microsoft Stack, MS-Sql backend • End-to-end Project from Conceptualisation/Ideation through till UAT and Rollout • Validating UI/UX and Customer Journey • Mobile App rendering for various Android and iOS • Managing RAID and Change • Scrum Master duties and reporting to SMT • Managing Stakeholders and external agencies, Teams in Toronto (Canada), Pune (India) and Singapore • Introduced Agile to the Organisation and Coached and Mentored Teams.

Datapro Information Technology Ltd

1996 February - 2001 September

Programme Manager

INDIA

Veolia Environmental Services UK

2012 August - 2012 October

Agile IT Technical Project Manager

Cannock , UNITED KINGDOM

Project managing the Technical Delivery of 3 concurrent Software Development Projects for Veolia's Agora (SAP-based) Platform in an Agile environment using SCRUM techniques under a DSDM Atern regime. Bespoke Software development in an Agile/Scrum environment, BizTalk dev (Tranform and C#), Web Frontend in PHP, SAP/Oracle backend Maintaining and managing Stakeholders and external agencies Introduced Agile to the Organization and Coached and Mentored Teams; Governance per DSDM Atern Scrum Master duties and reporting to SMT, track Sprint progress and Burndowns, capacity and Velocity

NHS Commissioning Support for London

2010 April - 2011 February

IT Project Manager - Business Solutions

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Managing Projects under the Product Lifecycle Management Programme for Development/Upgrade of Bespoke Applications in an Agile/Scrum environment for Jaguar Land Rover.

Time Play Entertainment Limited

2007 April - 2009 April

IT Project Manager

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Bespoke E-Commerce Software/Web Application (including offshore development) in an Agile/Scrum environment. Implement and rollout for Canada & North America, and the UK. Install IT Infrastructure including WAN at various UK sites catering to 300+ Users at each site. Managing project life cycle per PRINCE2 and SDLC using Agile methodology. Managing Offshore development teams. Requirements gathering, consulting, maintaining and managing Stakeholders.

Reuters Ltd plc

2005 April - 2005 September

Senior Project Manager / IT Consultant

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Data Centre Migration (“major move”). Establishing project processes, definition and prioritization of requirements by Users in a PRINCE2 environment. Management of suppliers in the delivery as phased deliverables and formal reporting to the review board. Establishing User groups for QA, Risk, Issue, Test and Implementation management procedures.

West Herts College

2005 April - 2005 August

Associate Lecturer - ICT

UNITED KINGDOM

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Service Delivery
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Testing
  • Offshoring
  • Agile Project Management
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Databases
  • Data Migration
  • Mobile Devices
  • ITIL
  • Team Management
  • Information Technology
  • VoIP
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Solution Architecture
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Transformation
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Management
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • PMO
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Unix
  • VC#
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Business Intelligence
  • Consulting
  • Integration
  • Project Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Scrum
  • SDLC
  • Vendor Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Process
  • Data Center
  • E-commerce
  • CRM
  • Software Development
  • Requirements Gathering
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Program Management
  • Software Project Management

EDUCATION

  • St Xavier's College Ahmedabad

    1974-1977

    B.Sc., Chemistry

  • Sardar Patel Vidyalaya

    1971-1974

    All India Higher Secondary Examination (A-Levels), Science

  • St Columbas

    1969-1971

    High School, Science

CERTIFICATION

  • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Certified ScrumMaster
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner