Manish Manekar has been into management since 2001, practicing Agile/Scrum since 2005, coaching since 2009 having played the role of Scrum Master for over 3 years and individual contributor/developer for 10 years earlier. His work involved collaboration among cross-functional teams of product management, engineering, usability, QA/testing, DevOps, customer support and pre-sales as well as vendors. Manish works closely with product management and business owner on product strategy, backlog & roadmap. He played key roles in establishing and growing the Agile practice in software development & testing. Manish says “Software development is my profession and coaching my passion.”
Since October 2004 working with BMC Software – the leading enterprise software product development MNC, as a Product Development Manager, in the capacity of Senior Project Manager responsible for Product Delivery, People & Performance Management. The product delivery responsibilities include prioritizing product backlog, engaging resources in product development, QA/testing, maintenance, customization as well as customer support. During last 4½ years, managed 5 releases (1 new product, 2 major releases and 2 maintenance releases of a product line comprised of 4 products) and up to 20 employees in 3 teams. This involved collaboration among cross-functional teams of product management, development, usability, QA/testing, inter-op, customer support and field (consultants on site & pre-sales) from Americas, Europe & India. Worked closely with product management on product strategy, backlog & roadmap and with senior management on planning & implementing initiatives such as Agile/Scrum, Tools Standardization, CMMI & ISO Certifications. Also actively contributed to action plans to improve quality of product as well as quality of support. As a Certified Scrum Master, I played the key role in educating the team in implementing best practices while adopting agile/scrum.
Project Management - Web Apps, Components, eCommerce, PDA, Handheld, Mobile, Community sites (ASP, PHP, SQL Server, MySQL, J2ME, MIDP, Symbian)
As a Delivery Manager, I have been managing several initiatives in space of e-Commerce, e-Publishing, and Application Modernization at this offshore delivery center of Sears Holdings Corporation.