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Project Manager

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San Jose, California, United States
Posted:
January 11, 2018

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VINOD KATKURI

Mobile – 832-***-****

Houston Texas

ac3z0f@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinod-katkuri-76186075

Vinod has 19 years of experience in IT industry and as Technical Manager/Scrum Master managing

large pool of talented Architects, Leads and build strong relationship with partners to

contribute in their IT strategies

Organize and facilitate scrum rituals like daily stand-up meetings, Demos, code reviews,

Retrospective meets, sprint and release planning meetings.

Experienced in DevOps tools such as GITHub, Selenium, Version One and Dynatrace to improve

ways of working with continuous builds through automation and ensuring stable production release.

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Influencer, effective team builder, mentor, ability to

motivate diverse groups to achieve common goal. Excel in challenging environments.

Have the reputation to solve complex technical challenges by articulating the concepts to the team and

Stakeholders

First to work in Agile framework in Shell Retail and Built the culture of incremental delivery by

working with Product owners, BA's and development team through prioritization and sharing common goals.

Focussed execution with strong technical background has delivered complex

transformational programs on time and budget

Education:

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science)

Key Areas of Expertise

Planning & Scheduling

Risk/Issue Management

Stakeholder Management

IT Project/Program Management

Scrum Master

Solution/Technical Architecture

Regulatory & Compliance

Scrum Master, July 2016 – Dec-2017

Shell Market Hub - Shell Market Hub is a Digital Hub for B2B customers, bringing Shell tools, applications and integrating content to transact and be the first to provide digital experience for B2B customers, channel partners and distributors in this segment. The objective is to provide digital experience on content and relationship marketing and can change content using Adobe Content Management (AEM 6.1), in DevOps (Jenkins, Dynatrace, VSTS, Version One and MS SQL) to deliver digital experience and provide actionable insights to engage customers. We follow iterative model using Scrum methodology. An experienced Scrum master, have delivered multiple iterations successfully by using Version One for planning, collaboration and tracking of user stories. Project is in final iteration planned for June – 2017 Go live.

Responsible for capacity planning, sequencing and managing scope by consolidating the impact of features on schedule and budget. Managing a large team at onshore while testing, application/infrastructure support and release management done from offshore. Create user stories per iteration and manage risks to meet the continuous delivery into production every fortnight. We have delivered CQ functionality such as Subscription management, Distribution list, send emails and alerts, Search, Content setup, Campaign, marketing and targeting based on profiles and document push. We pushed the final release to production and handover to support was concluded.

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Title : Technical Manager

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Program : JLI GROW Mar 2014 – Jun 2016

Shell Jiffy Lube (GROW) is the largest Franchisee-operated Car Service Centre in fast lube Industry, servicing 27 million customers across North America.

GROW (Guest Relationship Optimization Workflow) is a retail Point of Sale Application and store management system that provides a “store in a box” – a full suite of tools to manage the operations of a lubricants and car service outlet. This was a high-profile Program and took 25 months from initiation to closure and was delivered at a cost of $24 Million. The program was initiated to address Asset Integrity issues and to minimize network and security vulnerabilities and transform to a new platform that is scalable and meets the growing demand for digital platform, analytics for business and enhanced customer experience.

Vinod is accountable for end to end delivery of the program by integrating multiple work streams such as Application development, Testing, Cloud intra setup, Architects groups, PMO, IRM, Vendors, Deployment, Data Migration team and support functions. Agreeing on the solution and setting up MS Azure Cloud environment (130 VMs) was the most challenging part. Effectively resolved several challenges during the program to build the base image for successful deploy across 2000 Stores in 9 months.

During 9 months of deployment stores moving to Cloud were planned for delta loads overnight through ETL jobs where the store details were configured for seamless Data migration to cloud. We encountered several challenges in building the capabilities to support 2000 concurrent users trying place orders at the same time and worked closely with Microsoft practice managers and Lead Architects to change the approach to build a feasible and scalable solution that can allow additional 5000 sites to add in future on Azure cloud platform.

We successfully build the Data migration plan and executed seamlessly to move 15TB data for all 2000 stores to Cloud on SQL 2012. It was a complex, time constrained and strategic initiative delivered flawless to customer delight. Responsible for pproviding technical leadership to the team to perform design to deployment related activities, perform reviews and resolve issues in terms of performance, response time and reporting capabilities from an end user stand point.

Some Program statistics

Our key partners on the program

Currently engaged in developing management information system for Analytics so business can make smart decisions based on customer behaviour. Using PowerBI from Microsoft, team has successfully demonstrated the capabilities and making progress on development. Handling a regulatory and compliance requirement project called GROW PASS to ensure that all stores are on MX915 card readers and enable them to accept chip credit cards and comply with signature for EMV regulations.

Title : Program Manager

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : DS IT Remediate Hot Issues Sep 2012 – Feb 2014

As a Program manager I am responsible for multiple projects with the objective to minimize risk to the organization by focusing on identifying security vulnerabilities in business critical database applications and locking administrative privileges to support team by integrating Active directory. Bring in process change to provide restricted access to business users on Open Shares and enabling single sign on in cloud environment.

Educating application team on security vulnerabilities and agreeing on a plan to make changes in production with a plan. Preparing a deployment plan for 23 apps in one year and having an agreement with individual application owner.

FAAS (Federated Authentication and Authorization Service) –Organization has taken a strategic decision to move external facing applications to cloud (AWS cloud). By enabling FAAS on an application provided with single sign on even with third party active directory or social media account. This allows seamless integration of Corporaet applications based on user preferences of an external user.

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Shell Source Feb 2012 – Aug 2012

This is a business critical and essential tier application working on legacy ASP technology and this initiative is to address key security vulnerabilities in the application to comply with current corporate Security standards for the next 2 years until a strategic solution is available to replace. The application went live successfully and received excellent feedback from the customer.

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : PROM Re-platform Jun 2011 – Feb 2012

PROM re-platform was initiated to overcome asset integrity issues by moving to a latest technology in compliance with corporate Information Risk Management (IRM) and technology standards. Prompt Reconciliation of Movements (PROM) is a tool for reconciliation of measurement and loss control information for marine custody transfer.

PROM is the first project to introduce key security controls to be implemented on an external web application hosted in AWS Cloud to execute all IRM and OWASP controls, Code reviews using automated review tool and engaging IRM more proactively all through the life cycle of the project were key to the success of the project. As a project manager I was able to successfully deliver the project within budget and comply with IRM security guidelines. Application is developed on .Net 3.5 using MS SQL 2008 and most of the development was performed from offshore.

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Small Projects Bundle under MSD Nov 2010 – Jun 2011

As part of this experiment to bundle small projects, I was responsible for multiple short term projects where there is a need for light touch PM effort to abide by Project Delivery Framework for successful delivery. Most of the projects were enhancement, study, deploy new tool or upgrade the systems in a stipulated time frame. Following projects were delivered successfully for Manufacturing as part of this initiative.

1.TOST – Currently the offshore team is engaged in fixing a Change request and planned to go live on 9th Oct

2.GUS – UAT signoff is provided by business and Project was closed on time April-2011

3.AutoCAD – Provided the recommendations and the estimates required to close SG1 and SG2 deliverables and closed the project as planned by end of the year

4.RBMWare – Started in Aug and scheduled to upgrade the software by end of Oct

5.Toolhound – This is a new tool to be scripted and scheduled for go live by end of Oct 2010. This was a SAAS solution where vendor has to enable AWS Cloud for Shell Network.

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Cognos Remediation to Vista Apr 2010 – Oct 2010

To remediate existing Cognos 7.4 version of the software to be upgraded to Cognos 8.4.1 for Vista compatibility and address any technical issues around the change in software

The most challenging aspect of this project was one of the critical App was indecisive of whether they plan to remediate or go with re-platforming to BO. Segregating responsibility between my project and the NST(Non-SAP Transformation) was critical to managing the expectations from all stakeholders

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Password Reset Tool Dec 2009 – Apr-2010

To provide a web tool to reset passwords for SAP accounts for Magellan and Luminon in USA, Brazil and Venezuela

The most challenging aspect of this project was to get all the parties to agree on a support model and go live as there were more than 3 parties involved to provide a complete support to the app

Title : Sr Project Manager

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Quality Center Synchronizer Adapter Tool Sep 2009 – Apr-2010

Quality Center has been chosen as a central defect management tool for GSSP (Global Site Systems Program). The GSSP Test team will utilize the corporate instance of QC across all projects tested – this is to standardize test management practice across the 25+ countries within scope. It will be used for defects, test script management/execution, test plans, and requirements management

The application was first to be developed within the organization where the defects get integrated automatically with an external entity managed by the Vendor

Title : Senior Architect

Client : Shell Oil and Gas

Project : Chemicals Migration - UK May 2008 – Aug 2009

Corporate Chemicals website is one of the largest and provides services across the globe. The website is a key channel for supporting and marketing of Chemical products and providing the information to potential and existing customers.

Organizations primary business is in Europe and North America. The future strategy is to grow in the East and hence to focus in Asia-pacific market, primarily China and Singapore, as well as the Middle East where organization hopes to establish new production facilities. Primary objective was to migrate the content to a Microsoft platform and allow scalable growth across ASIA PAC supporting regional languages

Title : Senior Architect

Project : Concentrator

Client : Shell - South Africa Jul 2007 – April 2008

Concentrador has been initiated by South Africa Retail Business to facilitate OPC implementation in South Africa. South Africa will adopt the global RBA (Retail Business Agreement) Operating Platform Change (OPC).As part of this change, fuel sales recorded by the Site Systems (BasePOS and PEC) need to be consolidated and reported to their ERP System (JDE) for billing and managing consignment stock.

Environment: Visual Studio 2005, C#, ASP. Net, sFTP, Visual Source Safe, SQL Server 2005, XML.

Title : Development Manager II

Employer : Dell Inc

Project : Symphony Mar 2003 – April 2007

Symphony is a sales tool to assist the Sales Representatives in selling Dell products. It is being developed under a program with a 7-year roadmap and development team distributed between US, India and Brazil. Symphony is an integrator of enterprise information stores and application services into a centralized suite that allows sales representatives to conduct sales activities with efficiency.

Environment: Visual Studio 2005 using Win forms, VSTS 2005, C#, ASP.Net, Web Services, SharePoint portal and XML.

Title : Team Lead

Client : Major in Oil and Gas

Project : Pedal to the Metal May 2001 – Mar 2002

PTM (Pedal to the Metal) is an application developed to facilitate information flow, specific to the field development and appraisal processes for team communication and collaboration.

PTM (Pedal to the Metal) is an internal corporate application that facilitates information flow,

specific to the G&G (Geological and Geophysical), Field Development and appraisal processes. PTM also interfaces with commercial, internal corporate Applications, and the UNIX file system.

Environment: Windows XP, ADO.Net, VB.Net, ASP.Net, VBA, IIS, MTS, XML, COM Visual Source Safe,

MS SQL 2000, Visio 2000, MS Projects.

Title : Programmer Analyst

Client : Halliburton (KBR)

Project : Prospec Jul 2000 – Apr 2001

The New Material Specification Program shall improve the method and speed in which the specifications are produced and placed in the 3D CAD database. It shall be an integrated database for the whole project.

Progressive Rule Optimization for Standard Piping Engineering Components (PROSPEC) will need to be expanded to interface with PDMS. User has an interactive user interface created in Visual Basic, which allows creating a new Piping Material Class and issuing it. So that it is transferred to Piping Design Material (PDMS).

Environment: Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Internet Explorer 5. 5, ADO,

MS SQL 7.0, Visual C++ 6.0, ATL COM, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Source Safe,

MTS and Ms Commerce Server 2000.

Title : Programmer Analyst

Client : DELL Computer Corporation

Project : Flex Pick To Light Apr 1999- Jun 2000

The project is basically for implementing atomized techniques for packing Computers in Dell Computer Corporation Manufacturing Process. It involves the complete life cycle starting from placing an order in the system, picking the order with the details, sending the information from the web-client to the database, updating the inventory and start processing the order.



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