A seasoned & passionate independent trainer and consultant in Agile, Scrum & SAFe with 18+ years of rich experience in software development, testing and agile coaching.
Currently dedicating his efforts to transform software enterprises from traditional to Agile methodology. Played various roles like Coach, Quality Leader, Engineering Manager, Developer & Mentor & well equipped to help enterprises adapt Agile.
As a coach, his focus is not only on Scrum process, but also fundamental development and test practices. He has strong belief on engineering practices. He has a customized way of implementing these practices in scrum and show a tremendous improvement in quality / predictability.
He has various certifications like CSM, CSPO, CSP & SPC on Agile space.
Passionate speaker at International Conferences on Agile and Testing
Won over dozen prestigious awards.
Has significant experience in: Agile / SAFe Consulting, Lean Start-up, Engineering practices, Product Quality, Leadership, Software Development & Testing.
A few achievements as an Agile Consultant since Dec 2014 - Worked with 3 clients in their Agile transformation - Delivered trainings on Agile/Scrum and SAFe (Agilist), trained over 100 people - Transformed one of the very dynamic start up companies from Non-Agile to Agile and thereby increased the predictability and quality at least by 3X - Helped setup SDET organization for one of the large software companies in Bangalore. - Spoken in multiple conferences like Agile Noida, Scrum Bangalore.
As a QA mamager, his achievements included the following: - Increased the team size from 15 to 35 QA Engineering professionals - Took ownership of testing of all the products from US / Canada to MIC - Defined and established Performance test team - Defined and driven the career path for QA organization - Trained MIC QA engineering professionals on Testing concepts, strategy and methodologies - Along with Senior Management, defined the appraisal competencies for the QA organization.
Responsible for testing of all the projects released to customers, handled a team of QA Engineers.
- Responsible for quality of all the consumer products. - Refined a product test strategy for all the products, introduced Exploratory, Performance Testing, Security Testing, Interoperability testing, overall suite testing etc for the product suite. Received THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS LEADERSHIP AWARD during this period.
As an effective Agile change agent & Engineering Leader at Intel Security (McAfee), here are his few achievements to highlight. 1. Key member of global Agile Transformation Team for driving company-wide Agile initiatives 2. Transformed Consumer BU to agile / SAFe, coached 25 teams on Scrum 3. Trained and coached more than ½ of MIC (McAfee India Centre - Intel Security) 4. Implemented world class engineering practices like peer reviews, static analysis, automated coverage, CI, TDD, agile testing etc. 5. Built large, successful team & released world class product suite to 50+ million customers 6. Defined & rolled out the specialized training for Product Owners and Scrum Masters.
Drove engineering team, defined and driven software development practices like CI for one of the key strategic products.
Beyond Agile Coach, JP was a QUALITY LEADER Intel Security. He defined the quality processes and practices. As part of this role, some of the processes / technical practices he drove at Intel Security are - 1. Defining / driving org-wide Quality Dashboard / Goals 2. Peer Review / inspection process 3. Finding defects early through development practices 4. Automated Test Coverage 5. System Test Defect Reduction 6. Defining SDET career for QA Engineering resources etc.
Led Java, JSP, Java Servlet based CRM product development for a German Client. Also played a key developer role for one of the critical modules. Responsibilities include : Collect requirements from customer site, architect & design the product, product development, ensuring quality etc.
Developed a product using Domino / Lotus Notes for one of the leading magazines in Germany. I was the core developer for this product.