PROFILE

SUMMARY

Senior Industry Professional having 18 years of experience in the field of Enterprise wide Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile, Agile & Scrum implementation, Agile Coaching, Agile Test Strategy Software Project Management, , Project consulting, Test Process Consulting, IS Audit, IT Governance, PMO, Center of Excellence (CoE), Software Quality Assurance & Control, Coaching and Mentoring

EXPERIENCE

Confidential

2013 October - Present

Associate Director

Pune , INDIA

Providing consulting, coaching and mentoring support to project teams for AGILE transformation from Traditional method. Provide Hand holding support through debrief /clarifications on the observations made on teams activities like Splitting User Stories, Release Planning Meeting, end to end Sprint execution. Implementation & rollout of the Scaled Agile Framework for a major program for one of the leading Global Auto player Establish Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), PMO setup, establish Lean practices, Test process improvement, software estimation. Coordinating Project/Program level Scaled Agile Adoption activities and functioning as a subject matter expert in Scaled Agile Methodology Enforcing key Agile practices and its implementation like Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Demo, Reviews & retrospectives and monitoring its implementation across the program Conducting & Facilitating Agile Ceremonies like - Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Daily Standup, Iteration/ Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Demo & Retrospective Enforcing compliance to key engineering practices like Code refactoring, Test Driven Design, Prototyping, Technical Ambassador Review, Adherence to Definition of Done, Story Slicing & Elaboration, Proper Feature & Story sizing & Overall Estimation

HSBC Global Technology Center (GLT)

2012 June - 2013 October

Manager - PMO & Testing

Pune , INDIA

Coaching, mentoring and hand holding project delivery teams during transition from traditional SDLC model to Agile processes and helping transform into a high performing, productive unit using Scrum, XP and Lean framework Designing, developing and implementing processes for establishing the agile methodology at an enterprise/organization level • Providing consultancy services to project delivery teams in the area of agile project management, scrum methodologies, agile/scrum implementation, Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), PMO setup, establish Lean practices, Test process improvement, software estimation, IT Governance and control • Performing the role of Scrum Master/Agile Coach for BFSI projects and responsible for removing impediments, empowering team and negotiating & interacting with the Product Owner(PO) Responsible for managing tasks activities across the entire agile lifecycle which includes maintaining agile artifacts like Product Backlog, Sprint backlog, user stories, performing estimations using Poker, 3-point and complexity based techniques, conducting daily standup meetings, sprint review retrospectives, facilitation & negotiation • Responsible for the development of agile/scrum framework and customizing it to the needs of the organization Expertise in using JIRA, VISIO, Quality Center, MS Project, Office & other productivity improvement tools and rollout of these tools to projects • Establishing and managing relationship with key project stakeholders and senior project delivery executives Performed Process study, gap analysis, re-engineering, and Process redesign and other process improvement initiatives by using Lean software methodology Developed the competency framework for the project management community to enrich the organization wide knowledge base and conduct training program

Rapidigm

2002 January - 2006 April

Associate Subject Matter Expert

Noida , INDIA

Worked in different software delivery projects in Airlines domain as a project lead and was responsible for project management, configuration, design and testing activities. Handled a team of 30 + resources across onsite and offshore delivery units. Handled and managed projects worth of 5 million USD over a period of 4 years Key Roles & Responsibilities Performed:- Project Initiation, Planning, Execution and Control Project Estimation, Requirement Management Test Case Design, Development and Review UAT Coordination and Management Senior management reporting & Dashboard preparation Client Communication and Relationship Management

Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

2006 April - 2008 June

Consultant

Pune , INDIA

Managed multiple BFSI Projects and was responsible and accountable for the program, project and test management activities for them. Managed accounts for key projects like CITCO Fund Services, Bharati Airtel, FFH and nVIDIA aggregating a total of 7 Million USD billing/year. Tools & Technology: Quality Center, QTP, Jira, MS Project & project mgt information system Key Roles & Responsibilities Performed:- Managing a team of 70+ testing resources across multiple locations in onsite-offshore delivery units Performed Project Initiation, Planning and Kick off activities Test Program Planning, Estimation, Review, Execution, Monitoring and Closure Test strategy and Risk Based Testing formulation Generation, analysis and reporting of test and project metrics Publishing Reports and Dashboards for Senior management Responsible for Test Data generation, management and disposal Client communication management, communication planning and performing negotiation with stakeholders Coordination with Business users during UAT Process Setup, Implementation, Control and Beta Testing. Responsible also for UAT management, governance and sign off

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Architecture
  • Quality Assurance
  • ISTQB
  • PMP
  • PMO
  • Software Project Management
  • SDLC

EDUCATION

  • Indian Institute Of Social Welfare and Business Management

    1994-1996

    MBA, System Management

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth

    1989-1993

    B.E., Civil Engg.

  • Don Bosco School, New Delhi

    1980-

    Science

CERTIFICATION

  • ISTQB Certified Tester- Advanced Level
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA)
  • PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • SAFe Agilist
  • Project Management Professional