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Project Manager Management

Tampa, Florida, United States
February 26, 2018

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Abhijeet Samal


PMP, Scrum Master, MBA (Fin)

Professional Summary

Over 18 years of Software Development and 8+ years of Project Management. Expert in development of new applications, re-engineering, Maintenance, product development, e- Com development and service delivery of projects.

Adept in Agile and Waterfall methodology leading multi-geography teams. Expert in effectively implementing Scrum methodology across Global teams and fostering self- management.

Proficient in project scoping, planning, building team, training, infrastructure setup, defining / identifying processes and executing.

Exceptional at customer management and third-party vendor management. Consistent CSAT of above 4 (of 5).

Excellent technical, business and cultural acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and respective teams across geographies. Honored with “Best Project Manager” for outstanding project management and received “Role Model Manager” awards.

No Sponsorship needed. Authorized to work anywhere in the US. Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master

Vendavo implementation for Philips, Seagate, IBM, Deloitte, Miller Coors, Lenovo – India July 2013 –May 2014

Vendavo, the leader in price management and optimization s/w for B2B companies worldwide, needed our expertise to customize their product for various clients. The Vendavo Enterprise Pricing Suite is used by businesses to have enterprise-wide control of their pricing and deal making process and help drive revenue through price optimization. Leading the project, I was able to increase profitability between 10% to 30% while ensuring quality releases and within defined SLA and QA process

Led teams in

• Prioritizing Product Backlog, Sprint planning, Daily Standups, Sprint reviews, Retrospectives, Self-organizing and growing cross-functionally

• Manage code development, Identify and mitigate risks, Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress, Assist teams to create and update Scrum-board and Sprint Burndown chart

• Protected teams from over-commitment, manage backlog, prioritize resolution of defects/bugs as evidenced by the on-time delivery on all the client implementations

• Ensured monthly Steering Committee Meetings with customer and internal management and resolve issue

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• Mentor team members at various levels and prepare them for career progression both technically and functionally. Responsible for keeping the team united and motivated.

• Technology Stack: Java, J2ee, JBoss, Oracle, Weblogic, Web services, Bugzilla Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master

Vegas-Killtron – India

Apr 2012 – June 2013, a reputed travel industry partner, provides customers the facility to book tours, attractions, hotels and flight on their web application. The scope of Killtron, the project I led, was to migrate the tours and attraction module and reporting for both into newer technology. I was able to successfully complete the delivery within timelines and this led us to bag the modules for adding new tours and attraction.

Managed project to:

• Understand requirements in Product Backlog, identify team members, help team estimate and commit tasks

• Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, record learnings from sprint retrospective, ensure timely release etc

• Remove impediments and bringing cohesiveness in team, mentoring team on Scrum framework, help monitor progress through Scrumboard, prepare Burndown charts, and provide reports to management.

• Proactively anticipate, identify, manage and communicate project risks, issues, changes, enables close cooperation across all roles and functions, facilitate team member specialization and generalization of tasks

• Technology Stack: Java, J2ee, JSF, Spring, Hibernate, Oracle, JIRA Project Manager

Multiple Project: MDM-MaaS 360 and apigee – India

Oct 2011 – Mar 2012

MaaS360 is a mobile device management product developed to monitor, manage and support registered users through advanced alerting, automated actions, analytics and reporting. Our scope of work involved developing middleware and backend systems that help track and provide support to registered devices in an organization.

Apigee is the leading API platform for enterprises and developers. Our work involved creating apis for a retail food chain using apigee Gateway while taking care of data security and protection, performance and caching.

• Led in responding to RFP, presenting and bagging project, drawing SOW and building team.

• Managed the software development life cycle of the project from planning to deployment. Abhijeet Samal

• Guided in creation of necessary artifacts- project plan, review of functional and technical specs, estimation, setting of coding standards, code review, review of test cases and test results for all testing phases (unit, integration, functional and end-to-end testing, regression and acceptance testing), reporting

• Led 2 Teams comprised of 15 developers and 3 QA

• Ensured processes were adhered to, and this led to a high quality of deliverable

• Technology Stack: Spring MVC, Hibernate, HTML5, CSS3, Oracle, ANT, Bugzilla Project Manager

SuccessFactors, India

May 2009 – Sept 2011

SuccessFactors is the leader in on-demand Performance and Talent Management software. My work involved leading the development and testing of various modules for the performance and talent management.

• Started the dev project from SOW phase by drawing out the proposal, Project plan, drawing FS, Technical specs etc. Project initially was executed in waterfall model

• Responsible for creating project plan, task allocation, monitor development and testing of various modules under the project

• Planning and execution of the various modules under the projects.

• Ensuring proper communication and timely handling of issues, escalations.

• Ensured quality adherence for all deliverables

• Mentoring & motivating team for performance improvement continuously. Grew project from a 2 member team to 12 member team.

• Technology Stack: Eclipse, JBoss, EJB, Java, JSP, JSF, Apache Webserver, Oracle Account Manager

Yahoo, India

Jan 2007 – Apr 2009

• My Responsibilities included managing the project deliverables and client expectations while ensuring team commitment to Yahoo schedules. Leading a team of 40 working on 3 different projects, both in Development and QA

• Responsible for resource planning, allocation, appraisals, identifying training needs, regular communication with client, handling escalations, mitigating risks.

• Managed to incorporate rotations between projects thereby providing growth to team members and decreasing project risk.

Few Other Projects:

Senior Consultant

British Gas (Centrica), UK

The project took care of the online gas and electricity account maintenance and billing of its customers. This project was executed from in UK and was identified for offshoring due to cost constraints. I managed the

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• maintenance and enhancement area of application using content management tool - BroadVision.

• Understanding and scoping the application, creating understanding documents, resource and work plan, identifying gaps in team and providing training

• Mapping infrastructures including servers, networks etc. Building the offshore team, ensuring knowledge transfer and business continuity. Project Manager

Abbey National (Santander), UK

Abbey National wanted to offshore projects to make them financially viable. There were 11 projects that were identified to be executed off shore. These were primarily Savings and Banking related applications of Abbey National, LMS, PeopleSoft SBCs and some small BAU projects. The development and maintenance of these systems were carried using the onsite-offshore model. As Project Manager for the Abbey account

• Understanding the project to study the feasibility of transitioning the project, its technology, requirements to execute the same from offshore

• Work with identified Leads to scope out work, estimates, provide guidance, provide document templates, ensure timeliness of transition.

• Preparation of SLA’s & the transition plan for the applications.

• interacting with the project managers at Abbey, to ensure smooth transition

• Co-ordinate infrastructure setup at Bangalore

Sr. Developer (HP – Germany)

Paperware is the biggest virtual mall in Germany for office supply. This retailer centric solution holds catalogues of various retailers as also its own catalogue. The application which was on Microsoft environment was re-engineered to run on BV. I managed the development of my module, customized database, preparing FS, use cases, test plans, screen layouts and testing of the module.

Led projects for clients like Ford Motors – Manheim, Beverly Inc- Fort Smith, Lunn Poly (TUI) – UK etc among others.


Methodologies /

Framework / Tools

SDLC, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, MVC, Iterative, RAD, MS-Project, Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Languages &



C, C++, Java, HTML, Perl, PHP, J2EE, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, SOA, BroadVision, TIBCO Staffware

Oracle, SQL, DB2 UDB, HP-UX, Solaris, Dos, Unix, Windows Certification PMP – 2014, Scrum Master Certified – 2017 Education

Bsc (Mathematics Hons) – Utkal Univ, India

Corporate PGDBM (Finance) – SCDL, India

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