PROFILE

SUMMARY

Agile transformation consultant with 15+ years in software industry, nearly 6+ years of that leading / coaching agile team. Has been part of enterprise-wide Lean-Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition and evangelizing technical practices.

Agile Scrum, XP and Kanban specialist
SAFe Agilist (SA) - Coached multiple SAFe Agile Release Trains (ART)
- Decade and half of Delivery experience in Enterprise Application / Product Development assignments in .NET and Microsoft platforms
- Played the role of a developer, Technical Lead, Scrum Master, Agile Project and Program manager, Agile Coach Roles
- Demonstrated experience in providing leadership - in terms of turning around crisis projects, setting up new portfolio & project teams

-Certified PMP, ACP, CSM, CSP
- Designed and developed content for ACP training for a leading PMI training provider in Chennai
- Chennai chapter co-organizer for ISEC and Agile Testing Alliance; Successfully conducted over dozen meet-ups in the past year.

Regular Speaker in Agile Forums and Circuit

-Speaker in Unicom learning meetups at Agile in Business Olympiad during 2013,2015
-Conducted one day workshop in Karunya University Coimbatore during 2014
-Speaker Contributor Agile Tour 2015 Chennai
-Active participant and Contributor & Speaker in Play scrum group meetups during 2014,2015

EXPERIENCE

Cognizant

2014 June - Present

Agile Coach

Chennai , INDIA

Agile Coaching, Training, Consulting and Transformation. Currently engaged in the Agile initiatives of US Product Major

LSI Corporation

2006 September - 2007 December

HCL Consultant

Colorado Springs , UNITED STATES

As an individual contributor worked as a HCL Consultant with LSI Logic for the existing Sales briefcase Premium feature key License activation application support and its migration from Oracle ERP to SAP ERP •Design/ Development of SAFARI Ecommerce Director to Consume SAP Web Services instead of using the existing Oracle ERP •Design / Development of Data Massager Component for Parsing the XML Data •SAFARI PFK Web service Enhancements •Worked with Business analyst for successful acceptance testing in staging Environment •Project Deployment in Product & application servers after the successful integration •Successful Knowledge transition and hand-over the project to LSI Logic team in Bangalore

HCL Technologies

2004 May - 2006 August

Technical Lead

Chennai , INDIA

Worked with Project / Product development in Semiconductor Defect analysis domain in HCL KLA Tenchor ODC using C#.NET windows applications and Oracle 8.i. •Traveled to Client location in USA that involved in requirement capturing and design work •As a Module lead responsible for the Modules development using C#.NET •Experience in Product deployment in Client location in Taiwan

CSC

2003 May - 2004 May

First Consulting Group(A CSC Company) Software Engineer

Bangalore , INDIA

Worked as a Software Engineer in Application migration from Legacy VB6.0 to VB.NET1.1 in Health care domain for Customer American Health Tech USA. Delivered reports using Crystal reports.

CMC Ltd

2001 March - 2003 April

Software Engineer

may , INDIA

Worked as a Software Engineer in Application development with Karnataka E-Governance projects using VB6.0 and Oracle 7.X. Worked with Karnataka Treasuries product deployment built on Oracle forms 4.5 & Oracle 8i in various Government Treasuries Department offices across Karnataka

Thomson Reuters

2008 January - 2009 November

HCL Consultant

Greater New York , UNITED STATES

Worked as an Onsite Project co-coordinator with Thomson Reuters handled the Virtual financial database data feeds using SQLServer 2005 Business Intelligence services (BI). Investment banker portal utilized this data extensively for the investor’s decision making process. •Interacted extensively with the client for the scope creation, business rule creation to validate the feeds •Database design using SQL server 2005 from the existing data model to accommodate the data from different vendors •Co-ordinated with 8 member offshore development team for the successful feed integration that includes schedule management, risk management, Budget and resource billing •Responsible for the on time delivery of the feed integration that spans data integration of Entity, financial and organization data feeds from various vendors •Responsibilities also includes interacting with various stakeholders with the Client and deployed of the packages in SQL Server datacenters successfully • Incremental and full feed monitoring •CR realization to accommodate the changes in SQL server feeds with Offshore development team

HCL Technologies

2009 December - 2012 March

Technical Scrum Master

Chennai , INDIA

Responsibilities spans within the Viacom & paramount pictures HCL offshore project •Rolled out Agile Scrum for Development stream, Proof of concepts/Spikes in.NET stream and collaborated with HCL senior management including sales organization to increase the business opportunities •Participated in the project kickoff meeting and subsequent knowledge transfers at Client location – LA USA & helped to increase the project count from 2 to 15 •Supported 6 different Viacom MS Dot-net projects as an offshore Scrum Master that includes.NET windows applications like Digital and physical asset management, Program schedulers, Operation Inventory management systems • Handled DB migrations projects from legacy flat file based system to SQL server 2008. Design the base architecture that serves as a base for the development of the DB Script for migrations •Supported to Deliver different reports using SSRS to handle the overall inventory systems •Rolled out of value creation process with in the .NET stream •Implemented Agile Lean/Kanban towards the Service desk management

Siemens

2012 April - 2014 May

Manager - R&D (Iteration Manager) , Agile Transformation, Coaching

Chennai , INDIA

Responsibilities span end-to-end lifecycle with Development focus on Software Product Development projects using Agile Scrum methodology & interactions with global team consisting of Product Manager(s), Product Owners, Architects and Portfolio managers. Responsibilities includes, •Managing the Sivillance Vantage interface family integration as a program manager responsible for Release plans, Overall Budget & forecasting, Risk management, Vendor interactions •Driving the effort to achieve the early business value by adopting to Agile methodologies •Part of the Core teams for driving agile transformation on a global basis. •Enabled the release of multiple versions in parallel, thus facilitating the business unit to release the product in the market within planned time and budget, working within constraints of having to deal with 3rd party suppliers. •Regular interactions with product manager and product owner to enable the just in time reviews •As a servant leader responsible for enabling the team to work on their day to day activities without any impediments

Effulgent Technologies

2000 April - 2001 April

Programmer

Chennai , INDIA

Worked as a Software Developer in Supply Chain management domain responsible for the product development using VB6.0& MS-Access for the customer Indimet-USA

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Web Services
  • Software Design
  • SSRS
  • SSIS
  • TFS
  • WCF
  • WCF Services
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Visual Basic
  • Team Building
  • Data Warehousing
  • Software Engineering
  • IBM Rational Tools
  • JavaScript
  • Kanban
  • Leadership
  • Design Patterns
  • Project Planning
  • Software Development
  • Integration
  • .NET
  • Software Project Management
  • Scrum
  • SDLC
  • Agile Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Design
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • VB.NET
  • PMP
  • SOA
  • Testing
  • UML
  • Agile Testing
  • Agile Application Development
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Requirements Analysis

EDUCATION

  • Bharathidasan University

    1997-2000

    Master of Computer Applications - Bishop Heber College Trichy, Computer Science

  • Bharathidasan University

    1994-1997

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) - National College Trichy, Physics

CERTIFICATION

  • PMP(Project Management Professional)
  • PMI- ACP(Agile Certified Practitioner)
  • Certified Scrum Master(CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Safe Agilist