PROFILE

SUMMARY

Agile Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile and Lean specialist.

Certified SAFe Progam Consultant (SPC) from Scaled Agile Inc.
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance
Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) from PMI

- Agile coach and transformation consultant with more than 5 years experience working with Product Development and Enterprise application development teams.
- Specialized as a change agent in Agile Acceleration Programs including implementing Agile Lifecycle Management tools such as Mingle, Rally, Information Radiators.
- Organizing agile transformation initiatives with Scrum Master & Product Owner Community of Practices (CoPs)
- Strong experience in coaching projects, Programs and Scaling agile using SAFe.
- Training teams for various roles including Scrum Master, Team members and Product Owners.
- Regular speaker in Agile event circuit including, India Agile Tour 2012, Agile Testing Alliance Global Gathering 2014, Agile-Scrum International Summit 2012

EXPERIENCE

SolutionsIQ

2015 August - Present

Senior Agile Consultant

Chennai , INDIA

Agile Coach at a global e-commerce major

Cognizant Technology Solutions

2015 July - 2015 August

Senior Consultant - Cognizant Business Consulting: Process & Quality Consulting

Chennai , INDIA

Engaged with the Agile initiatives in the captive IT unit of Fortune 100 Global Auto Major. Engagement includes, working at level of individual programs and Projects by Consulting, Training and Coaching on the Agile and SAFe framework and ALM tool. Then, furthering Enterprise Adoption by identification (and removal) of impediments, recommending additions to Agile tools and techniques, building organizational frameworks and contributing to process definition.

Cognizant

2012 July - 2015 July

Consultant

Chennai , INDIA

Agile coach for a global automotive major.

Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd

2007 July - 2009 January

Associate Consultant

Chennai , INDIA

Fomulated Project co-ordination, work allocation to SIT team members, mentoring & resolving issues Understanding the complete functional and non-functional requirements. Involved in reviewing Test plan, system documents, test cases and test procedures. Involved in preparation of test design & test case specification. Involved in System Integration testing, Load & Stress testing.

Ericsson India Global Services Private Limited

2011 January - 2012 June

Agile Evangelist / Coach

Chennai , INDIA

Agile Evangelist / Coach for multiple products and 20+ teams in Ericsson R&D unit; started as a verification engineer in design maintenance team also playing the role of Kanban team facilitator, then moved into Product Customization team performing Scrum Master role, and later transitioned into full-time Agile Evangelist role. Achievements include: Supporting Agile transition in Chennai, with scrum coaching and established communities of practices (CoPs) Brought-in Transparency in my Evangelist activities through Task Board to visualize & track all activities, Agile Team Mirrors to management to make the impediments visible Introducing various Retrospective Techniques Coaching on writing Effective User Stories Navigate Agile team through Sprint Planning, Sprints, demo/reviews, releases, and retrospectives. Supported in creating organizational Agile Metrics/KPIs. Help in facilitating Team Agility Assessments and identify continuous opportunity for improvement

Ericsson

2009 January - 2011 January

Senior Verification Engineer - MINSAT Node

Chennai , INDIA

- Functional & Non-Functional testing of new features designed and developed - Upgrade, Migration, Installation & Expansion verification of the product - Latest System verification of the product before User Acceptance Testing - Maintenance of the regression suite (Analyzing ,fixing & addition of new test cases) - Preparing test reports and reviewing system documents, test cases and test procedures - Scrum Master and Kanban Team Facilitator while working with Product Customization (PC) and Design maintenance (DM) teams respectively.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • SDLC
  • SIP
  • Telecommunications
  • Testing
  • VAS
  • Mobile Devices
  • Operational Excellence
  • Requirements Gathering
  • GSM
  • Process Improvement
  • Integration
  • IT Strategy
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Team Management
  • NMS
  • Test Planning
  • PMP
  • Product Management
  • Software Project Management
  • Pre-sales
  • Scrum
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Solution Architecture
  • Brand Management
  • BSS
  • Change Management
  • ClearCase
  • CMMI
  • Consulting
  • Software Development

EDUCATION

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management

    2010-2012

    PGWPM, Marketing

  • Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College

    2003-2007

    B.Tech, Information Technology

CERTIFICATION

  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner
  • Certified ScrumMaster
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation