PROFILE

SUMMARY

• Qualified Agile Coach/Release Train Engineer / Chief Scrum Master / Jira Administrator / Agile Change Agent with dynamic career of over 11 years that reflects rich experience & year-on-year success in Project / Product / Delivery Management, IT Solutions, Performance Improvement and Team Management
• Worked as Subject Matter Expert to Application Managers, Program Managers and Project Managers for Scrum, Kanban and Agile / Lean Techniques.
• Coached Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Teams, Mid and Senior-Level Managers to deliver product increments by removing impediments, fostering team self-management and reinforcing Lean Product Management and Engineering Practices.
• Over 4 years of experience as Agile Coach in coaching, training and facilitation.
• Over 6 years of scrum master experience.
• Strong advocate of Agile Mindset, System Thinking, Design Thinking, Lean Principles & DevOps Culture.
• Over 12000 hours of agile experience as Agile Coach, Trainer and scrum master.
• Trained and helped over 55 Agile Teams & 500+ Individuals from Business, Operations, Marketing, Sales, HR, Full-Stack: UX, Front-end, Back-end, QA, etc. to adopt agile & DevOps practices.
• Experienced in setting up Agile CoE, Agile Coaching Social Contract, Community of Practices,JIRA Dashboards and Agile Metrics.
• Successfully published articles on Scrum Alliance
• Expert in agile / scrum methodologies; adoption & enforcement of Scrum rules, facilitating scrum ceremonies – backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-ups & sprint retrospectives, removing impediments & fostering self-management, tracking dependencies and keeping close tab on team velocity & sprint / release progress
• Experienced in establishing DevOps practices using Build, Configuration, Test Automation, Deployment pipelines using tools such as Jenkins,Git,Chef, Puppet,Docker, and Nagios etc.
• Tactful & articulate in driving program / delivery vision and championing the cause; proficient in identifying business opportunities and working on global ventures demanding unique skill set & distinct experience
• Expertise in designing & implementing client server and web enabled systems using Cold Fusion, Java Technologies and Databases like SQL Server
• Directed cross-functional & cultural teams using interactive & motivational leadership; acknowledged for coaching, guiding & mentoring several teams on Scrum & XP Methodologies
• A forward thinking person with strong communication, analytical & organizational skills; well organized with a track record that demonstrates self-motivation & creativity to achieve corporate & personal goals
• Establishing & delivering team and organization training materials & workshops and building knowledge & skills to facilitate the Agile transformation
• Mentoring teams of Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Managers and Executives on Agile values & principles as well as Scrum Methodologies and XP Engineering Practices like TDD & Continuous Integration to promote continuous improvement across practices and artifacts
• Facilitating Agile Release Train processes, escalating impediments, helping in drive program level continuous improvement and organizing program events like Release Planning, Inspect & Adapt and Scrum of Scrums
• Deploying & integrating automated regression test suites by initiating steps to have 10 minute builds
• Leading program / project / product life-cycle including requirement analysis, planning, scheduling, value proposition & functionality, strategy elements (domain & business case), vendor management, budgeting, quality management, revenue, cost control, P & L and implementation
• Working as Product Owner and scheduling & negotiating with clients for iterative product development & delivery, balancing work distribution to meet project deliverables as per quality & time norms
• Leading product life-cycle management with accountability of defining product roadmaps fulfilling key requirements viz. features, specifications & cost, conceptualisation, prototype development, validation, testing and approval as per client specifications
• Designing customised IT products for high profile clients; ability to interface with clients, suggest viable software solutions, cultivate relations with them for securing repeat business
• Identifying & monitoring monthly metrics & KPIs, ensuring the adherence to operational standards and consistently applying them; developing & checking the escalation processes to ensure that SLAs are achieved
• Monitoring project progress & outstanding issues and ensuring the quality & timeliness of deliverables; extending post-implementation support to technical team members by defining SLA norms
• Maintaining healthy relations with internal & external stakeholders to provide support on various IT issues by keeping a close track on recent developments
• Liaising with Product Definition Team in order to drive product direction
• Conducting daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and sprint retrospective meetings
• Working with Product Owner on artefacts like Product / Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burndown and Release Burnup
• Acting as Scrum of Scrum for offshore Scrum Teams in London, USA and South Africa

Highlights:
• Successfully transformed 6 internal programs and 2 external programs process from Waterfall to Agile and Scrumbut to scrum
• Achieved 50% cost savings through efficiencies
• Elevated CSAT from 3.2 good rating to 4.9 excellent rating
• Imparted training to 1000 people on areas such as scrum,kanban and lean planned and integrated the work of multiple teams on a project; provided input on team performance and reward
• Received $2000 as gift prize for successful agile transformation from client CTO of Ritchie Bros EquipmetOne Project in 2016

EXPERIENCE

ValueLabs

2010 July - Present

Scrum Master And Project Lead

INDIA

Facilitating Daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and sprint retrospective meetings. • Working with Product owner On Artifacts Such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burndown, Release Burndown • Facilitating Scrum of Scrum for offshore Scrum teams in London and USA. • Managing the overall performance and delivery of cross-functional • Facilitating sprint planning as Scrum master for multiple Scrum teams • Publicizing the team's progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to product owner / stakeholders. • Managing projects in both Agile and Waterfall development environments. • Keeping the team together all the time to ensure successful sprints. • Going through the clients' requirements and coming up with application architecture and system design. • Tracking and managing the time line/deadline/milestones of the project.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • AJAX
  • Android
  • CSM
  • CVS
  • Software Development
  • JavaScript
  • Core Java
  • Scrum
  • XML
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Windows

EDUCATION

  • Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences

    2011-2013

    Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

    2002-2005

    Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Information Technology

CERTIFICATION

  • CSP
  • PMI-ACP
  • CSM