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Project Management

Location:
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Salary:
120000
Posted:
November 07, 2018

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PRATHIMA SIDDALINGAIAH

ac7mqj@r.postjobfree.com 818-***-****

**** ************ ***., # ***, ****** Park, CA 91303

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS

A consummate professional with over 11+ years of work experience

IT experience of 8+ years in offshore & onsite experience ;Non-IT experience of 3 years as Coach

Responsible for managing the team of different projects, alongside the technical consultation and software development

People management scheduling, estimations and Risk management and work on the strategies that will enable team to deliver quality outcome

Experience in formulating project plans, gathering requirements, estimating timelines, determining team size and overall execution plans

Ensure the establishment of scope and priorities, implementation of solutions and change management activities, manage project dependencies, milestones and critical path

Worked closely with the Product owners to prepare presentations for upper management relating to the health of the team and worked with the technical leads to prepare demos

Agile Transformation of existing teams,Coaching individuals and agile teams

Managed projects in an agile/scrum environment. Specifically, scrum ceremonies, working on backlog refinement with product owners & product managers, validating requirements/use cases and scheduling work into specific releases

Requests the needed resources for a project and get them oriented to work on the project

Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre and post PI Planning meetings

Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program level and solution train

Worked with Product and solution management, PO along with respective stakeholders for execution alignment

Exposure to all phases of SDLC. Strict adherence to industry best practices

Previous experience in -Requirement analysis, Design, Web-based applications, Products & GUI Objects

Outstanding ability to facilitate effective communication by translating technical information to non-technical customers in easily understood terms

Onsite experience at ASDA, UK as Lead Consultant & Sr.Scrum Master at Netherlands

Worked with Product and Design Development Team on

- Style allocation, Sampling, Costing / Negotiation and Vendor management

Gap Analysis based on Product, Price, Place, Replenishment and Promotion

Advise on business process enhancements based on experience/ best practices, business knowledge, and gaps in current vs. future state

Oversee and guide development of documentation for applications, including report mock-ups, clickable demos, reference manuals, training materials, presentations, and support manuals

Manage and advise the requirements gathering process by meeting with stakeholders to define the business and functional requirements and system goals; drive UAT & manage enhancement requests

CORE COMPETENCY

Agile project Management, Cross Functional Leadership, Agile Team Build & Coaching, Agile Budgeting & Costing & Agile Transformation

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science - Mysore University - 2001

Master of Computer Application - Visvesvaraya Technological University – 2010

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

SAFe 4 Certified Agilist

oCertification Date Dec 2017 – Present License 900*****-****

Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) Certificate

oCertification Date Nov 2017 – Present

Professional Scrum Master 1

oCertification Date Jun 2018 – Jun 2019 License 231***********

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Programming Languages : Java, J2EE, spring, C, C++, ORACLE, .NET

Operating Systems : Windows XP, NT, 2000, 2003 Server

Databases : MS Access, SQL Server 2008

Microsoft application skill : PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint

Internet Technologies : HTML

Tool : Rally, Jira, Confluence, Agile Craft

CAREER GRAPH

Client: Anthem (Health Insurance/Sales force)

Key Deliverables:

Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality

Agile transformation to HealthCare/ Sales force Scrum team ; Coach the dev team, product owner and other related leaders on Agile principles (e.g., collaboration, I&A, transparency)

Guide the team and streamline the process on scrum framework and SAFe

Helping team to understand the need for clear and concise Product/Sprint Backlog items; problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves

Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner

Work closely with product owners and development teams to ensure quality, business value is achieved; Enable product owners to accurately define the backlog and finding techniques for effective PBI

Facilitating team with scrum events, artifacts and continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, velocity & alignment of dependencies

Facilitate ad hoc meetings with Business owners and Product managers;

PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre PI Planning meeting

Attend PI Planning and work on Team Risk impediments and dependency for current PI

Working with DevOps team, deployment activities and production environment challenges; Metrics –health check on team performance

Facilitate interaction and appropriate communication between Scrum teams, architecture, and UI/UX

Collaborate with other contractor teammates and customers on a daily basis

Ensure project objectives/requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders

Develops project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

Track the status (risk/ bug/status)of deliverables and any decisions made regarding Project Change Requests and outstanding issues

Responsible for Scrum team resource capacity planning and allocation

Utilize company release management, change management standards and procedures

Client: Philips (Health Care)

Hybris e-commerce application for Philips is a global brand in healthcare and consumer durables. Key activities are involved customization and configuration in Hybris Application tool. Integration with third party liked Tax ware, Worldpay, and SAP system. Up gradation of Hybris B2B software with upgraded SAP enhancement B2C & Philips Health care. Migration of the date order / customers / promote/vouchers from Legacy system to the current system

Client: Philips (Health Care)

IT Insight app developed for this initiative is to design a mobile reporting app for IT Delivery performance reporting. Reporting application to articulate the value deliver for, IT to Business. Support for IOS and Android Devices

Key Deliverables:

Facilitating team with scrum events, artifacts and continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity

Facilitate System Demos and solution Demos; Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre and post PI Planning meetings

Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program level and solution train

Worked with Product and solution management, PO along with respective stakeholders for execution alignment

Escalate and track impediments; Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks; Encourage collaboration between teams( System and Solution Architects)

Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;

Helping team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items; problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves

Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management

Administer Agile team maturity assessments and develops coaching plans accordingly

Ensure SoS meeting is conducted; Communicates with management and outside stakeholders

Eliminate impediments that obstruct a team’s pursuit of its sprint goal, cross-team dependencies or cross-team impacts

Support Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog to maximize the value and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope ;

Assist Agile Program Manager and other Agile Practice team members in development of the Agile consulting / coaching aids and use that aids to assist teams with Agile on-boarding process

Provide performance feedback to agile team member. Assists with the identification, collection and reporting on Agile Practice metrics and measurements

Made sure on the Velocity of team improvised by guiding team with right direction

Streamlined several of the Scrum processes; Wall of Reference revisited accordingly for new features and user stories and update impediment tracker

Requirement are freeze on time by taking regular calls with Product owner and Proxy Product owner

Ensure no impact for next deliverables, each sprint carried on Agile process and set up add on meetings to solve impediments raised by the team

Backlog user stories where discussed on previous sprint and necessary meeting are conducted to make sure all user stories understood well in advance, maintained daily dashboard and project daily activities and involvements are record

All implementations, design and web service, auto scripts taken according to the Philips standard. Defect leakage was 1 % since Product Owner conducted internal demos

Client: Wipro Internal Project- Digi Q/ Bangalore

Swift Application Lifecycle Management, implementation project using DigiQ application tool with more effective and efficient platform and makes Delivery Processes Simple & Agile

Key Deliverables:

Working with specific teams to assist them to implement and improve team Agile Practices; 100% compliance to defined Agile

Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, working on backlog lists with product owners, validating requirements/use cases and scheduling work into specific releases

Worked closely with the Product owners to prepare presentations for upper management relating to the health of the team and worked with the technical leads to prepare demos

Maintain impediment tracker .Acceptance criteria for all user stories signed off with POI individual teams attain desired state of Agile Maturity within 6 months (Measurement by Wipro Agile Next Agile Maturity tool / Client specific too.Making availability of Wall of Reference, DoD & DoR for all team

Production Defects & Post Sprint Defects- Defect Slippage; Defects from accepted stories. Closer meetings are conducted

During our retrospectives, worked with the Product Owner to also have regularly scheduled recognition to promote an increase in team morale

Client: Halliburton / Bangalore

Provides project management and technical expertise on PLM

o Oversees development of all deliverables, monthly reports and other work products

o Performs assessments of the overall health of system development and implementation efforts

o Analyzes, transition of CWI application (Enovia), SMTD documents and presents findings and recommendations to project and executive staff

o Maintains project plans and schedules; Identifies, documents, resolves and/or escalates issues to the appropriate level

On-boarding project teams; facilitate communication and information exchange between external team groups and the project team

Implement few techniques and steps to increase the team’s productivity; Facilitating meeting based on the request or needed

Role: Lead Consultant (FLEXPLM Domain Consultant/Agile(Scrum Master)/Coach)

Major Clients include: USA: Agron, Crystal -Colombia, Dick's Sporting Goods, Reebok & Rockport, Chico's, Vera Bradley, Carter, Tempe, Tommy Bahamas, Brooks Sports, Li - Fung, Decker's

Handle projects involving implementation of FlexPLM (Retail, Apparel, and Footwear) industry; Managing implementation project with Agile of team 2 to 3 team followed in Agile Lean practices

Managed a team of 10- 12 members for training the end customer; Facilitates classroom/workshop training for professional levels through management on framework, competencies, and methodologies

Prepare and present accurate Statements of Work (SOW) and estimates for deployment and development projects

Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices; Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement

Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams; Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

Coaching teams on how to remove complex roadblocks and impediments to change and delivery

Coordinated with onsite and offshore development team as well as the customer stakeholders on a regularly for status calls, schedule management, risk management and other key priorities

Working with development team and testing team time to provide estimate to complete the project plan; Mentors team and makes recommendations for improvement.

Defining best practices for business analysis and functional documentation. Specifically, involved in development of Functional Specifications and GAP Analysis documentation

Outline user requirements and functionalities and develop the data model along with the business

Work with the Solution Architect / Test Lead to define and drive validation strategies

Conducting UAT for end users. Carry out the training of super users or end users so they are able to use the FlexPLM system efficiently post installation.

Create role based training documents to help the users in adoption.; Trained our clients about various FlexPLM functionalities which includes the following - Pre-Development (Inspiration, Silhouettes, Palette), Seasonal Planning, Seasonal Library, Tech-Pack Creation, Sourcing and Costing, Adobe Illustrator, Product Development Workflow and Calendar Management

Formulated plans, gathered requirements, estimated timelines, determined team size and overall execution plans

Provide technical support to the Testing team by explaining requirement to script. Reviewing the System Test Scripts; Quality Check for timely delivery of different milestones and delivery of agreed deliverables

Coaching and mentoring junior team members on the technology and the client business to help them deliver to the client expectation

Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process

Significant Highlights:

Received exemplary performance award “Most Valuable Associate IT Consultant

Designed and delivered training to 15 people about FlexPLM Business Process, functionality,Agile framework,Configuration and Installation for 5 batches from dated 2012 till 2015

Worked in the designing for PLM Module in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Website layout design in Adobe Dreamweaver

Facilitated learning of honors and regular Mathematics for Pre-University/ Higher *

High School /Pre university students using student-centered lessons and activities

Assisted students in a self-contained classroom with their final project

Coaching the team to compete for Probationary officer exams on sections Mathematics and Reasoning



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