Bangalore University 2001
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
Work & Experience
Project #1 – Leading Real Estate Management & Accounting - Apr 2018 to Dec 2018 • Handing all the Project Manager activities for Automation projects like planning, scheduling, estimation, functional requirement gathering, coordination with Business users and Vendors. • Preparing contractual documents like SOW, WO etc., as per project need. • Conducted Kick-off meeting with customer and the SQA teams. • Performance Management of the team, involving confirmatory and annual appraisal of the team. • Track the billability status of the team members and provide the correct projections for each quarter. Career development guidance, Empower Test Leads to make decisions and groom them to the next level. • Maintaining process and project related documents for Internal / CMMi / ISO Audits. • Focused on Test Project Management involving activities like Governance, Reviews, Test Planning, Effort Estimation, Defect Triage, Tracking and Reporting in high visibility programs. • Engaging customer to Plan walk through, review of work products (Test strategy/approach, Plan, Test cases) and streamlining the usage of Test Management tools. • Project Management Review with COO and Delivery Assurance Group head. Project #2 – Leading Commercial Bank - Jan 2019 to Till Date • Facilitate Daily Scrum, Product backlog refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective. • Observing teams on different scrum ceremonies and prepared action plan for each team on what areas they can improve. Facilitate discussions and conflict resolution. • Coaching teams to become self-organized and high performing team with continuous improvement and actively coaching teams in various scrum ceremonies. Enabling them to become self-organized. • Understanding the pain points of the team by collaborating with them. • Introduced leadership retrospective to adopt the improvement areas and action Items. • Connecting with other Agile Coaches/Enterprise Coaches from different sites to maintain consistency with practices and process. • Helped team to have common Scrum board for better understanding • Encouraging the team for self-organization to boost the efficiency and coordination and remove impediments. • Worked closely with Product Owner, coordinating product backlog refinement and story estimation using Planning poker.
05/10/2004 - 02/15/2017
• Handled all the PM activities for the projects like task creation, on time closure of Project Metric for QC reviews in the in-house tool, Indent creation, EBS – Invoicing, Performance Appraisals for the team. • Actively involved in Project planning, scheduling, estimation, functional requirement gathering, coordination with Business users and Vendors. • Track the billability status of the team members in projects and provide the correct projections for each quarter. Performance management, Career development guidance, Ensure team cohesion, Coach on management techniques. Empower Test Leads to make decisions and groom them to the next level. • Maintaining process and project related documents for Internal Quality Audit. • Focused on Test Project Management involving activities like Governance, Reviews, Test Planning, Effort Estimation, Defect Triage, Tracking and Reporting in high visibility programs. • Handled an Agile project testing team. • Ensured the development teams are practicing the Agile principles. Completed retrospectives, and resolve action items. • Operated in 2 week sprints with flexibility on length based on immediate functionality concerns and backlogs • Responsible for verifying the quality of deliverables for developed solutions and ensuring the solutions are meeting the technical and commercial needs of business. • Implementation of accepted test processes to facilitate delivery of testing services. Interact with business, vendors and project owners towards understanding and creation of testing best practices and process. • Additional responsibility was towards prioritization and coordination of test activities and analysis, manage test schedule and also be a point of escalation. It was further expected that the test manager will escalate to program management on issues and risks based on assessment. • Engaging vendor to Plan walk through, review of work products (Test strategy/approach, Plan, Test cases) and streamlined the usage of ALM for Test Management. • Vendor/Development team coordination related to drop/release strategy, resolving potential conflicts, aid to environment team • Participated in governance process, reported testing progress/test results, conducted triage meetings with business/BAs, development, project management and test teams to prioritize & close defects in a timely manner. • Issues and Risks identification and escalation to senior management • Reporting & presenting to program team on test progress, prediction, necessary actions that are required to be on schedule &quality. • Regular reporting upwards and participation in daily stand-up meetings, scrum discussions/planning, reporting, Release Control Board (RCB) meetings. • As part of the stakeholder management interact with key stakeholders and provide project update on a regular basis. • Managed daily activities, issue resolution and communication across project execution teams in order to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, as-requested by business.