Anu has over 25 years of hands-on experience in a wide spectrum of areas starting with agile methodologies, software development, project management, program management, process improvement, six sigma and training. For the past 5 years, she has been working independently, focusing on Agile implementations, Project / Program Management and Process Quality.
This rich blend of experience enables Anu to look at situations with a wide perspective. She is able to bring many different methodologies together to help organizations and teams in achieving their true potential.
Anu has a passion for facilitating process initiatives and training programs in areas related to Agile, Program / Project Management and Software Quality.
Specialties: Agile Methodologies, Agile Coaching, PMI ACP, Software Process Improvement, Software CMMI, Program and Project Management, Six Sigma Black Belt, CSQA, PMP, ISO 9001/27001 Lead Auditor, ITIL certified, Microsoft Project
Services offered: • Agile Coaching – Setting up and improving Agile practices • PMI-ACP Preparatory workshop • Scrum workshops • Agile Testing workshop • Agile Estimation and Planning workshop • Agile Requirements workshop • Agile / SCRUM Overviews for different roles e.g. senior management, developers, testers, SM, PO • Tailored need-based programs Experience: Agile Coaching for multi-site multi-team SCRUM implementations. o Setting up teams, processes and templates for using Agile o Working with teams to continuously improve their implementation of Agile practices o Assisting in multi-team release planning o Coaching individual Scrum Masters and Product Owners o Running the Scrum of Scrums o Improving specific areas like test automation, metrics and retrospectives o Training and hand-holding teams on Agile o Running retrospectives and brainstorming sessions with teams to identify problems and their solutions Conducted workshops on agile methodologies o Standard programs conducted - PMI-ACP Preparatory workshops, Scrum workshops, Agile Testing workshops, Agile Estimation and Planning workshops, Agile Requirements workshops, Agile / SCRUM Overviews for senior management o Tailored programs for 3 levels of Agile o Conducted over 50 workshops on Agile and trained over 1000 people o This includes programs for start-ups, large software service organizations and large multinationals and public programs in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Scrum Master role o Facilitating sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint demos and retrospectives o Managing the Agile team o Resolving inter- and intra-team issues o Managing the sprint using the Rally tool o Organizations covered for Agile coaching and training: Dell Malaysia, BYOB Malaysia, Snapfish US/India, Idmission US/India, Virtusa, Royal Bank of Scotland, NCell Nepal, HSBC, Barclays, LiquidHub, Bank of America o Also conduced public training programs in India, Singapore and Malaysia on Agile methodologies
Services offered: • Coaching - Introducing and improving Project Management practices • Software Process Definition and Improvement • CMMI implementation • PMP Preparatory workshop • CAPM Preparatory workshop • Program Management workshops • PgMP Preparatory workshop • Microsoft Project 2010 / 2013 workshop • Introductory Project Management workshops • Software Project Management workshop • Risk Management workshop • Software Quality workshops • Quality Audits • Tailored need-based programs Experience: Conducted workshops on program / project management and software quality o Standard programs conducted – PgMP, PMP and CAPM Preparatory workshops, introductory Program Management and Project Management workshops, MS Project workshops, Internal Quality Audit workshops, Software Project Management workshops o Tailored Project Management and Quality programs for organizations based on their own processes o Conducted over 30 workshops on these topics and trained over 600 people o This includes programs for start-ups, large software service organizations and large multinationals and public programs in India, Malaysia and Bangladesh Consulting on Project Management and Quality: o Working with program and project managers to define and improve their processes o Facilitating software process improvement (CMMI) and lessons learned initiatives in software services organizations and start-ups using Waterfall methodologies o Organizations covered for Project Management and Software Process Improvement: SAP, Alcatel Lucent, Goldman Sachs, Novartis, Qualcomm, Tractabel, SGS, AP Government, Caresoft, Idmission, Rockwell, Factset o Also conduced public training programs in India and Malaysia on Project Management topics
Worked as a Scientist on PACE, a parallel computer, and VLSI design.
Managing software services projects for international customers
o Created and ran world class in-house training programs and online certifications for Program Managers and Project Managers o Certification based training – PMP, PgMP, Microsoft Project o Online certifications for Program Managers and Project Managers o Training on Satyam’s practices – Program Management, Project Management, PM Tools o 15-day Boot Camps for Program Managers, Project Managers and Project Leads (received ASTD Award, 2009) o Business Challenge Simulation – a board game to simulate an IT services business over 5 years o Customer centric learning interventions o Developed Satyam Project Management Methodology, a 250 page book which is a blend of global PM best practices from PMBOK, PRINCE2, CMMI, Satyam’s QMS and Satyam project experiences
o Worked with global software programs to define and implement their processes o Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, Six Sigma Black Belt and ITIL V2 Foundation Practitioner o Led Satyam’s Quality Program comprising several certifications - CMMI, PCMM, CMM, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000 o Led and managed the CMMI 1.2 Level 5 program in Satyam for 11 L5 certifications over 2 years o Authored and managed Satyam QMS covering all quality models and certifications. o Led initiatives for Process Automation, Software Quality Assurance, Communications and Training, Software Six Sigma and External / Internal Customer Satisfaction Surveys o Assessment Team Member for two Level 5 appraisals in Satyam – one each for Staged and Continuous representations of CMMI 1.1 o SEPG Head, Assessment Team Member and site coordinator for CMM Level 5 appraisal at Satyam on 1999