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Project Manager Scrum Master

Location:
Irvine, California, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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VINAYA KINI PRABHAKAR

Mobile: +1-949-***-**** - Electronic * : ac5h2d@r.postjobfree.com

Public Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinaya-kini-04575b/

OBJECTIVE

Accomplished and dynamic Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master with 18 years experience spanning Product Development, Engagement Mgmt, Delivery Mgmt, Portfolio/Program Mgmt and Agile Delivery primarily in Application Development, DataWarehousing and. Business Intelligence. Seeking an exciting and challenging project management/Scrum Master role that leverages my experience and enables a mutually rewarding relationship.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master with 18 years of IT Project Management experience in managing large programs as well as software product development

Varied international experience handling customers across geographies (US, UK, Germany, India)

Excellent track record of managing end-to-end delivery for software products in a multi-disciplinary setup

Experienced Scrum Master with expertise in transforming projects from traditional water fall /iterative to Agile delivery while coaching the team with more than 5 years as a Scrum Master leading multiple projects.

Vast experience in engineering program delivery as well as service engagement delivery

Significant experience in managing all aspects of large, complex multimillion dollar projects across geographies, using Waterfall and Agile methodologies

Experienced in managing large multi-track programs in areas of Application Development, Testing, Datawarehousing and Business Intelligence

Strong ability to select, steer and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to achieve results in timely manner to meet/exceed customer expectations; ability to influence cross functional teams

Wide experience in working with senior executive teams and providing executive updates

Detailed process orientation through CMMI, ITIL

Strong offshoring experience with vendors such as Wipro, EMC2 and across geographies such as Americas and Europe

Excellent experience in leading from onsite/nearshore as well as delivering from offshore while leading multilocation teams

Exceptional client-facing & leadership skills with demonstrated ability to organize efforts of teams

FOCUS AREAS

Delivery & Program Management

Pre-Sales & Sales Enablement

Healthcare, Government, Insurance

Android Application Development

Product Development

CoE/Practice Development

Application Management, Testing

DataWarehousing & Business Intelligence

Stakeholder, Client, Vendor Relations

Org Building, Cross-Functional Teams

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Statewide implementation of two healthcare products covering 13.2 million citizens; recognized by Head of State for high-quality delivery and governance

Helped build a healthcare product grounds-up and led multiple customer implementations by partnering with various state governments

Impeccable delivery that led to winning All India contract for the MMHC product implementation

Handled multiple roles of product development, program management and implementation in an entrepreneurial environment for CeTi

Managed delivery of a large migration program for R+V Bank, Germany exceeding $12 mn, achieving a saving of $1 mn

Handled a peak team size of over 100 for R+V Bank migration project in an onsite-offshore model

Grew Microsoft account from $1 mn to $3 mn in a year

Instrumental in the largest (award winning) Informatica based solution development and implementation for Prudential, UK

Helped conceptualize, design and build Sharekhan.com, India’s leading e-brokerage

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dell EMC Sr. Program Manager Sep 2010 – March 2017

Project

Center for Transformative Innovation: Android IT Enablement (Apr ’15 – Mar ‘17).

Project Details

Center for Transformative Innovation (CeTi) in EMC is an entrepreneurial set up and has two products, Life Care Private & Life Care Public. Life Care Public is an Android application on tab, aimed at primary health care. It covers child & maternal health, communicable & non-communicable diseases. NCD Life Care application is live in one of the states of India covering 4.2 million users. Another solution (MMHC) which caters to women’s health across primary, secondary and tertiary is live as well with 15,000 user base catering to 9 million citizens and is being customized for other states with a pan-India implementation. This program has multiple development tracks in existing and new product development, customization and deployment across several customer sites. Product includes Android application as well as web based portals for secondary and tertiary screening and analytics. Delivery and implementation team was spread across multiple locations.

Technology

Android 5.0, MySQL5.7, AngularJS, Docker, LDAP, Redis

Responsibilities

Lead product and project tracks (implementation & deployment) simultaneously and seamlessly while managing resources and costs typical in a startup environment

Successfully transformed the program from Waterfall to Agile Delivery model as a Scrum Coach which was key to continuous delivery.

Prioritize among competing opportunities, balance customer needs with business priorities

With Product Owner on grooming and maintaining the product backlog and detailing stories

Drive and facilitate the sprint planning process, prioritize backlog and incremental releases.

Manage sprint estimation resourcing, burn down, velocity metrics and remove impediments

Lead daily stand ups, retrospectives and sprint planning

Oversee statewide implementation, training and support for multiple projects

Drive all aspects of the project (cost/budget, schedule, quality) from requirements to release

Manage large multi-site deployment; Monitor post go-live performance & support

Executive status reporting to customer as well as to internal leadership and sponsors

Lead team of 50+ members across multiple project tracks; Communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional teams as well as vendor teams

Manage vendor resources and contracts

Lead internal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and D&I initiatives

Project

EMEA, Big Data and Analytics Projects: Data Migration (Nov ’13 – Mar ‘15)

Project Details

Responsible for managing multiple Big Data Analytics programs for R+V group in Germany. Large scale migration from Informix to Greenplum. This was a time-critical project with stringent performance clauses, since Informix installation at customer site was reaching end of life by Dec-2015. All the programs followed Agile methodology with teams spread across two locations and from multiple vendors.

Technology

Pivotal GreenPlum 4.3, Perl 5.20m JIRA 5.2, GitHub 11.10.320

Responsibilities

Manage overall delivery of large scale migration program exceeding $12 mn and a team size of 100.

Pioneering project in the organization (delivering for a European customer in an offshore model) winning onshore and customer trust despite language barrier

Overall program portfolio performance within specified parameters of cost, scope, schedule and quality

Actively manage Project Managers, Team Managers, Sr. SMEs and other team members to ensure effective delivery of projects within the account

Successfully deliver high risk project within time while managing customer and onshore dependencies

Deliver a high-risk project with 50% contract team members from multiple vendors

Brought in savings of $1 mn through code and team optimization, while adhering to performance clauses

Deploy efficient performance tracking framework for monitoring & control of project portfolio

Develop project charter, VSD kick off decks as well as RACI matrix and project communication plan

Transparent and timely portfolio status reporting to EMEA as well as COE leadership

Ensure strategic / tactical business goals are met through efficient, cost effective and quality delivery

Project

Intranet Development: SharePoint-based Portals (Sep ’10 – Oct ‘13).

Project Details

Responsible for managing portfolio of SharePoint based projects across customers. The projects followed Agile Methodology. Customers include The Hartford, MasterCard, Microsoft. Teams were located across multiple locations in the US.

Technology

SharePoint 2010, JIRA 4.4.5

Responsibilities

Manage a portfolio of SharePoint-based development and support projects across customers with teams located across multiple US locations.

Play the role of Scrum Master with sprint planning, execution, leading daily stand ups and holding sprint retrospectives

Collaborate with business team to prioritize backlog, plan incremental releases, and prioritization by value and risk.

Identify, address mitigate risks and interdependencies between the various projects

Create a best practices framework, leveraging strengths across the different projects in the portfolio

Worked with the SharePoint practice to manage, groom and nurture technical talent in the team

Track burn down, velocity metrics and the program health and prepare executive dashboards for Senior Management (National Leads)

Introduce and spearhead new initiatives as well as BPTW (Best Place To Work) initiatives

Saved $1 mn cost through optimization opportunities by using various levers, including offshoring, effective resource management, reusable components, automation

Responsible for team assessments and evaluations including multiple offshore vendors such as Cyber, Test Yanthra

CPS ComTech Technical Project Manager Dec 2009 – May 2010

Project

Real Time Online Programs: DataWarehousing (Dec 2009 – May 2010).

Project Details

The objective of Real Time Online Programs was to make television programs available online in real time. The master database for programs was in Oracle and there was a need to move these programs to the target database that holds programs selected for online viewing in real time. To meet the objective. Informatica PowerExchange was used to extract data from the source using its real time CDC option to deliver data to the target database.

Technology

Informatica 8.6, Oracle 9i

Responsibilities

Responsible for interacting with business users and data architects to identify the business requirements

Point of Contact for the overall project planning and responsible for the overall success of the project

Convert business requirements into high-level and low-level design

Identify interdependencies, risks and critical path items and resolve / mitigate / escalate the same

Wipro Technologies Project Manager Feb 2002 – Apr 2007

Project

Insurance Prime, Datawarehouse PreSales Group: Presales & Practice Development (Oct ’06 – Apr ‘07).

Project Details

This group handles all the responses to RFPs and bids in DataWarehousing and Business Intelligence. Within the group, there are various vertical specific sub-groups like insurance, banking, retail. The entire opportunity management, viz., client demos, interactions, solutioning, project estimation, project planning and costing is done by the group.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the insurance data warehouse proposals and bids

Participate in client interactions, requirements management, proposing solutions and client presentation

Involve in estimation and project planning as well as costing, while responding to RFIs and RFPs

Led the team that won two large projects from a large insurance client in United Kingdom and Canada

Project

Prudential BI Implementation: Data Analytics & ETL (Nov ’02 – Sep ‘06).

Project Details

Prudential was looking at consolidating all its data from 22 legacy systems into an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to enable data analysis through various data marts. A BI roadmap was laid out to execute this as multiple projects, phased out over a 4-year period. As part of this, all the customer data from various legacy systems was consolidated into a single customer view. Product repository consolidated all product details in EDW, FMI brought in all financial data into the EDW. Core Data Layer loaded all the data relating to Policy, Annuity, Claims, Benefits, Customers, Reinsurance, Premiums from 6 systems into the EDW. This project enabled availability of accurate and consistent information related to policy and customer across Prudential to drive insightful business outcomes. This project won the award from Informatica for the largest Informatica implementation.

Technology

Informatica 6.4, Oracle 9i, Business Intelligence 5.1, Web Intelligence 2.7, ERwin 4.x

Responsibilities

Worked in different roles across the span of this large-scale program

As an onshore Project Manager

oInvolve in client interactions, specifications gathering, understanding client requirements, proposing solution frameworks and presentations to client

oInvolve in estimation, costing and project planning, while responding to RFIs and RFPs

oWork on “Global Delivery Model” to implement the optimum right-shoring model and identify opportunities to send work to offshore with teams across two India locations

oResponsible for delivery & process management

oAccountable for scope, time, cost, quality, communication, risk and people management

oInteract with business partners to identify information needs and business requirements

oResponsible for change management and progress and status reporting

oCoordinate with customer and offshore development team during build and unit test phase

oAs Test manager, manage System Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing and Pre-Production Testing

As a Prudential Architect

oPart of Prudential’s panel of architects responsible for approval to any changes to data model and architecture

oInvolve in developing the Corporate Data Model for Datawarehouse for Prudential

oReview Logical Data Model, Logical Dimensional Data Model & the Low-Level Design for Data warehouse supporting data from multiple sources in real time

oInvolve in scoping out the requirements with business users for FMI 3 data loads to EDW

oDefine data requirements in conjunction with Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts (SME) and Process Owners

As Offshore Architect

oArchitect the entire ETL solution for single customer view database

oPrepare ETL strategies for extracting data from source systems using Striva to capture changes to the data in legacy source systems for incremental loads

oReview the Low-Level Design of the complex mappings that load customer, policy details and paffed address

oDesign the System Test Plan and reviewed all System Test cases

oManage the initial extract and load of data from various legacy systems that ran into Terabytes into OCDB

Cambridge Technology Partners Senior Consultant Aug 1999 – Jan 2002

Project

Sharekhan.com: eCommerce Web Portal (Feb ’00 – Feb ‘02).

Project Details

Client is one of India's biggest domestic equity brokerage houses, targeting the retail market through a Web-trading initiative. This project aimed at transforming this major stock brokerage firm to an eBrokerage firm. We designed and implemented several applications for the client, encompassing the entire life cycle of a customer. This included Order Routing, Risk Management, Internet-based trading system and Customer Service and Support system. Cambridge, India has integrated various systems including DP (Depository) system, S2K (Settlement) system, FT (Order routing) system, Talisma (Call Center) and Lucent for IVR.

Technology

Oracle 8i, ERwin 4.x, WebLogic 4.0, Java J2SE 1.3

Responsibilities

Analyze the source data and existing applications

Gather requirements, understand customer needs and the system design to arrive at data model as well as data migration plan

Involve in designing the logical and physical data model, as one of the DBAs for the development project

Involve in creating complex mappings using Informatica

Data Migration from legacy systems to Oracle

Move all the objects corresponding to Production

Project

ECIP DataWarehouse: DataWarehousing (Aug ’99 – Feb ‘00).

Project Details

European Customer Information Platform (ECIP) data warehouse is used by the client to centralize customer and partner information. This was done to enable any customer or partner of the client across Europe to access data and check order status, pricing of products and discounts available to them. Data warehouse is fed from several legacy systems, which store critical information related to customers, products and pricing, orders (SAP system), partnerships, discounts etc.

Technology

Oracle 7, Informatica 4.x, PERL 5.5

Responsibilities

Involve in the support of ECIP Data warehouse using Informatica’s Powermart and PERL

Develop mappings for loading incremental data using mart

Develop scripts for data transformation using PERL

Tata Infotech Ltd. Senior Software Engineer Dec 1996 – Jul 1999

Project

DataWarehouse Group: Business Intelligence (Dec ’96 – Aug ‘99).

Project Details

As part of the DataWarehouse (DWH) group, worked across multiple projects in DWH domain, including supporting Business Objects for entire Asia Pacific region, leading Brand Health Monitoring System project for UniLever.

Technology

Business Intelligence 4.0, Web Intelligence 2.5, Oracle 7

Responsibilities

Led a team of 10 through the entire SDLC

Designed the system after a comprehensive analysis of the requirements involving extensive communication with users

Prepared Software Requirement Specifications and Functional Specifications

Involved in project estimation and status check

FRAMEWORKS, TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES

PM Tools/Framework

MS Project, MS Office, Visio,

PM Methodologies

Technologies

Waterfall, Agile (Scrum/XP), Iterative

DataWarehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Android development, Web portal development, Cloud based solutions

Quality Standards

CMMI, Six Sigma, ITIL

Modeling Tools

Rational Rose, ErWin, TOAD

Scripts

Java Script, Perl, Unix Shell Scripts

Platforms

Docker, SharePoint

Client-Server

Oracle Forms and Reports

Database

Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MS Access

Operating Systems

Windows NT/2000/XP/2007, UNIX, Solaris, Linux

Version Control

PVCS, Visual Source Safe, Rational ClearCase, GitHub

Testing

Quality Center, Test Director, Load Runner, Win Runner, Clearquest, JIRA

Business Intelligence

Informatica, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, Qlikview, Tableau, Hadoop, Pivotal GreenPlum

EDUCATION & ACCREDITATIONS

Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Electrical and Electronics, National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal, Karnataka, India, June 1995

Certified Scrum Master from SCRUM ALLIANCE, USA, May 2012

ITIL® Expert, June 2016



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