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Project Manager

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
March 12, 2018

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PRAVEEN AKAVARAM

SAFe® SASM, SA, SPOPM, PMI-ACP

SUMMARY:

20+ years of experience in all stages of IT projects SDLC.

Accomplished IT Agile Project Manager and IT Servant Leader with a proven record of success in delivering complex IT projects to completion on time and budget.

Strong experience in driving the adoption of Agile Methodologies.

6+ years of experience in driving the adoption of Scrum and Kanban Methodologies.

Act as Scrum Master by facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective meetings Plan.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Project Management Tools : JIRA Agile, AHA, Tempo Planner, JIRA

Structure, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel.

Languages : Angular JS, Java, JQuery, Apache

Tapestry, JSP, Java Servlets, Java Script, Jython, XML, XSDL, C++, Visual C++, HTML, Perl, Mod_Perl, Pro * C, Visual Basic, VBA PL/SQL.

Development Tools : Jenkins, Sonarqube, JProfiler, Valgrind,

Quest SQL Navigator, Eclipse SDK, NetBeans IDE, MS Visual Studio, TOAD, SQuirrel SQL Client, SecureCRT, Rational Rose, STL, RogueWave Libraries (Tools.h Purify.

Databases : Oracle 12c, DB2 UDB, Postgres, MS

SQL, MS Access.

Operating Systems : LINUX, Solaris, IBM Mainframe, IBM OS/400,

UNIX-AIX, HP-UX, Windows.

UNIX Programming : Bourne/C/Korn Shell

Programming, Imake, make, awk.

SCM : GitLab, Git, Apache

Maven, Docker, Apache Ant, SVN, PVCS, CVS, Clear Case, Team Foundation Server.

CERTIFICATION:

SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

Scaled Agile, Inc.

SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA)

Scaled Agile, Inc.

SAFe® 4 Certified Product Owner/Product Manager (SPOPM)

Scaled Agile, Inc.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute

EXPERIENCE:

Navicure Inc. Duluth, GA Dec 2011 – Dec 2017

Sr. Project Manager / Scrum Master

Budget: $1M - $2M

Team Size: 5 Onsite teams of 10 peoples each/50 resources

Responsibilities:

Facilitated AGILE Scrum Events/Ceremonies for ClaimFlow program (Eligibility, Claims Management, Remittance Management, Denials & Appeals Management, Patient Statements, Coding Resource, and Enhanced Edits) cross functional teams which includes Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

Member of PMO team to facilitate PI Planning Meetings.

Assisted Product Manager and Product Owner in developing Program and Team Backlogs.

Managed Sales Force CRM DB data synchronization projects with Navicure DB.

Extensively created PMO dashboards and information radiators for reporting AGILE metrics.

Managed multiple Software Devlopment teams.

Managed Oracle Database upgrade from 11g to 12c using KANBAN methodology without degradation of performance or service to the day-to-day operational activities viewed, managed and maintained through the database.

Managed Technical Health projects to increase performance, reliability and maintainability of clearinghouse and GUI.

Managed DevOps teams using KANBAN methodology to automate build deployment process using continuous integration tools, continuous deployment tools and VMWare virtualization tools.

Managed External and Internal GUI interface projects with new look and feel for web users.

Managed Vendor Portal project which provides read only access to Navicure Enrollment screens for Vendor accounts.

Managed Atlassian Confluence prototype project which provided Navicure employees knowledge base for Product, Development, BA and QA documents which can be traced back to AGILE JIRA/GreenHopper boards in JIRA.

Navicure Inc. Duluth, GA Aug 2010 – Dec 2011

Sr QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

Performed Quality Assurance of NAVICURE CMS a JAVA based Web Portlets application using Apache webserver, JBOSS/WEBLOGIC/OPMN application server and ORACLE 11g Database to process Claims (Professional & Institutional), Rejections, Denials, Payments, Appeals, Billing and Analysis Reports.

Performed Quality Assurance of Eligibility, Institutional and NAVICURE Submission Web Services using OATS, JMETER & CURL.

Performed Quality Assurance of Sales Force CRM DB data synchronization with NAVICURE DB.

Performed Quality Assurance of EDI processing Claims (ANSI 837), Claim Status Responses (ANSI 277 & ANSI 997) and Remittances (ANSI 835).

Performed Quality Assurance of PL/SQL stored procedures using PL/SQL Developer.

Performed Quality Assurance of NAVICURE Operations functionality.

OTSI Inc., Atlanta, GA Nov 2009 – Aug 2010

Sr. Consultant

Responsibilities:

Led QA of Permanent General CSR Unified Desktop a JAVA based Web Portlets application using BEA Weblogic Application Server which provides CSR's to perform Customer Search, Customer Verification, Policy Overview, Billing and Payments History, Billing Timeline, Coverage Comparison, Drivers/Filings Information, Automated Notes, Alerts, Access Nested Applications, Task Manager, Access Jacada Converted AS/400 JIS Application Screens and Chat.

Reviewed business and functional requirements documents and identified test scenarios.

Designed, developed, executed, reviewed and maintained detailed test plans in Quality Center (QC).

Executed Integration, Functional, Smoke, Regression and Performance testing.

Executed White Box and Black Box testing.

Developed Regression testing Automation Framework.

Created standardized quantitative status reporting to track testing progress for all projects and change requests.

Implemented and executed traceability between Functional Requirements, Test Cases and Defects.

Acted as quality advisor to product development teams regarding quality, compliance and liability concerns.

Tested the application utilizing the Scrum (Agile) methodology.

Involved in UAT validation testing.

Equifax Inc., Atlanta, GA Mar 2006 – Mar 2009

IT Lead

Responsibilities:

Led a QA team of 5 to 15 onshore and offshore resources.

Responsible for managing IT QA activities using HP Project and Portfolio Management.

Responsible for resource planning, performance management, creating status reports comprising test statistics, risk mitigation plan and issues and communicating with executive management.

Responsible for QA/Testing ePORT Commercial Solutions, a JAVA based eCommerce web application, C++ backend server, Tuxedo ATMI and DB2 database server which provide Commercial Business Customers with wide range of portfolio of products (Data Management, Fraud, Marketing and Risk). Also responsible for testing of STS XML and STS FFF product delivery channel.

Responsible for delivering quality Commercial Solutions products within budget and on schedule by ensuring customer expectations on products.

Responsible for automating Regression/Backward Compatibility testing using HP Functional testing tool using Quicktest Professional (QTP).

Responsible for setting up Quicktest Professional (QTP) scripts to validate web presentation layer before and after XML results from the response for all ePORT Commercial Solutions Products.

Responsible for setting up test regions, installing builds and setting up test data in QA box for Functional, Regression/Backward Compatibility, Performance, Volume, Load, Memory Leaks, User Acceptance and Beta Testing.

Responsible for developing High Level QA Plans with entrance and exit criteria’s for different levels of System Testing.

Responsible for QA Audit to meet CMMI Level III & SAAS70 compliance and Certification of Releases for Production Installation.

Responsible for Test Data Analysis by running extensive SQL queries against Analytical Data Base Tables in ORACLE DB using SQL Navigator.

Responsible for coordinating with Product Management and Data Management teams during UAT phase.

Extensively analyzed Functional Requirements, Use Cases and performed Impact Analysis.

Developed Commercial Solutions SDLC process flow charts using MS Visio.

Managed Commercial Solutions SDLC process.

Manheim Interactive, Atlanta, GA Aug 2001 – Mar 2006

Consultant

Responsibilities:

Responsible for testing Auction Tools for Manheim Online, which is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc. and is committed to providing internet services to enable both buyers and sellers to increase sales of automobiles by online auctions.

Responsible for testing Manheim Online “MyAccount”, a java based web application which provides dealers to get Auction Account Information, Vehicle History Data, Buyer and Seller Transaction Details and Account Balances. Web site also provides dealers to make Online Payments and track Pending and Closed Payments. DB2 database is used as Business Logic Repository and Orion is used as Web Application Server.

Responsible for testing Manheim Independent Auction MAFS ( Manheim Automotive Financial Services ) Initiative, a java based web application which provides Independent Auction users to manage dealers Available Credit, Post Transactions, manage Title Information, generate Transaction Reports and perform Dealer Search. DB2 database is used as Business Logic Repository and Tomcat is used as Web Application Server.

Executed Java API and Web Services testing using JMeter.

Involved in testing Stand Alone Auction Sites (SAAS), a java based web application designed to follow a set of standard templates developed exclusively for Manheim. GAUSS VIP Content Management tool is used for web site management. Orion is used as Web Application Server.

Involved in testing Manheim “MainStreet” an intranet web site which provides users with Latest Manheim News, Business Related Documentation, Message Boards Updates with Latest Discussions, Links to Manheim Resources and Departmental Information.

Developed and Executed traceability matrices, test plans and test cases using TestDirector.

Managed software design life cycle, processes and testing.

Involved in development of Integration Testing Framework on UNIX and NT.

Diagnosed, reported and managed defects using TestDirector Defects Manager.

Extensively analyzed performance results for Manheim Online by using LoadRunner.

Equifax, Inc., Atlanta, GA Aug 1997 – Jul 2001

Consultant

Responsibilities:

Played a key role in a complete Software Development Life Cycle for the New Data Enterprise (NDE) application at Equifax. NDE is a three-tier architecture system that establishes the foundation to move the entire consumer database from the mainframe to a Sun platform. This distributed object-oriented system is comprised of a network of servers that deliver up to 2000 end-user transactions per second from a 250 million record DB2 UDB database.

Extensively analyzed Use Cases.

Performed rigorous Load Testing of NDE Application Server.

Used C++, Perl and Korn Shell developed, tested, and implemented various testing tools used during Integration Testing and System Testing.

Executed test cases, verified results, and recorded problems and issues.

Involved in problem resolution and follow up.

Designed, developed and tested the "Problem Tracking Tool". The Problem Tracking Information is stored in MS Access Database.

Compiled all Unit Test packages into Release Notes for a release.

Responsible for sending Build Request to SCM (Software Configuration Management) and for promoting the code.

Involved in defining process for delivering software releases to System Test.

Developed Regression Test scripts in Korn Shell, C++ and Perl.

Involved in development of a set of production support tools in C++ and XML.

Involved in defining process for Change Request Management.

Trained the production support group in running the application server and tools.

Responsible for integration support for a NDE product SBE (Small Business Exchange).

EDUCATION:

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science 1997

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Bachelors in Engineering 1994

Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

TRAINING:

Agile Training – Scaled Agile, VersionOne and Two Harbors Consulting



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