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Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, United States
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March 15, 2019

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SARITHA DEEPAK

SUMMARY

Experienced PPM Implementation Consultant/Resource Algorithm Expert/Business Analyst with 14Yrs of total experience in Information Technology, Life Sciences and Financial Services. [Certified product owner & Scrum Master]

Proficiency working in all phases of software development life cycle (SDLC) and project management life cycle (PMLC)

Hands on experience with Waterfall, Agile (Scrum and Kanban) methodologies

Familiar and have experience with DevOps concepts such as Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Automated build process

Experience on lean processes and lean thinking that focus on elimination of waste in processes to reduce cycle time

Experience with contract management, budgeting, and resource allocation, including management of subcontractor personnel

Experience on Agile ceremonies; including conducting daily scrum stand-up meetings, facilitating sprint planning meetings and coordinating sprint reviews, retrospectives

Experience with ALM tools such as JIRA, AGILITY

Demonstrated leadership experience in project implementation

Knowledgeable in problem solving and root-cause analysis skills

Excellent track record of managing global groups (Onsite and Offshore model)

SKILLS

Requirements Management Tools

JIRA, Rational Rose, Connect me, Just In Mind

User Interface Design Tools

MS Visio, Keynote

Languages

SQL, PL/SQL, C, Slang, LISP

Project Management Tools

Planisware, Planview V6.2, P5, R4 /OPX2, MS Project, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access),Kanban, AGILITY, JIRA

Defect Management Tools

JIRA, Radar, Connect me

Databases

Oracle, Sybase, SecDB

Operating Systems

Windows 7/Vista/XP/95, Unix, Mac OS

Other tools

Toad, Data Studio, Autosys, Scrum, Data warehousing tools, SAAS

EDUCATION: Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

PSRIT/ Sogeti – Princeton, NJ

Planisware functional consultant/ Business Analyst Jan 2109 – till date

Prepared and organized, participate in Planisware project for GAP analysis upgrade

Business Analysis/project management for planisware V6 application

Participation in Requirements and daily SCRUM meetings

Reviewed the existing Timelines / Project templates and add OBS element, Tasks and critical path

Create new Transnational Sciences templates

Updated Project gates by reviewing the synchronization between functional and cross functional plans

Reviewed driver information for project plans.

Biogen – Cambridge MA/Remote Feb 2017 – Nov 2018

Planisware Consultant

CLARITY Project Management and Resource Capacity: CLARITY is a new Project & Resource Capacity management application used at Biogen that supports the Project Management, MDM interface, Resource management across multiple operating solution groups.

Role and Responsibilities:

Driven the capabilities within PPM and strategy of resource forecasting and allocation for all programs and clinical plans for Biogen R&D business to ensure insights for trade-off decisions

Carried responsibility as the central point of contact for resource forecasting algorithm development and management using Planisware

Partnered with Biogen functions to design strategies and best practices for project management and resource forecasting capabilities leveraging extensive internal client-facing experience

Created and maintained algorithms leveraging a deep knowledge of algorithm syntax used by Planisware

Managed lifecycle of the Algorithms – create/update/retire, complex Styles and Portfolios

Owned the process and steps that enabled the drivers required for algorithm process

Investigated and fixed the business user issues (PPM, study algo code, User formula functions and PEX report logic) and facilitated issue resolution within Biogen functions

Documented and liaises with Biogen internal teams on design specifications to create new attributes to be used by Data hub and other internal teams

Created and maintained adhoc and standard reports, along with the maintenance of existing PEX reports

Created user attributes/named formulas to support reporting (i.e., PEX reports) add/or logic required in styles

Maintained all PMO functionalities such as template creation, batch jobs, master data synchronization batch with MDM Interface, Baseline creation, project creation, project links, synchronization, stage & gate process, managing user access and user profiles, maintaining the RBS structure to ensure worker integration is successful as part of resource management process

Maintained MDM, CTMS, POL and other integration process to ensure data is available for all the internal teams for timeline updates and resource forecasting

Created and Maintained PO&T projects using templates and updated the timelines accordingly based on the business need.

Environment: Agile methodology, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, Planisware P5, V6.2, Oracle database, MS SharePoint

Vangaurd – Malvern, PA Jan 2016 – Feb 2017

Project Manager/Scrum Master/BSA

Buy-Sell Trading Systems: As part of VBA growth projects, changes (includes UI, Midtier and data level) needs to be introduced in buy-sell applications for retirement and non-retirement holdings to allow user to perform purchase, redeem, exchange and adjustment transactions. Users are provided with an ability to setup, maintains Automatic Investment, Automatic Withdrawal and RMD services.

Responsibilities:

Facilitating Daily scrum meetings, Sprint planning, Sprint review, and Sprint retrospective.

Working with Product Owner On Artifacts Such as Product Backlog, Spring Backlog, Sprint Burn down, and Release Burn down.

Publicizing the team's progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to product owner/ stakeholders.

Representing the team daily at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report impediments for escalation.

Facilitating scrum ceremonies for the team (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo).

Facilitating impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner. Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting.

Tracked & produced key metrics (e.g., burndown, burnup, Topline chart) during Sprint review meetings.

Managing projects in Agile development environments (Kanban & Agility)

Keeping the team together all the time to ensure successful sprints.

Project Planning and Budget forecasting is done well in advance to ensuring that project is delivered on time.

As part of BSA responsibilities, capturing requirements (BRD, UC and FRD), involved in analysis and maintain baseline copies after business signoff.

Environment: Agile methodology, Kanban, Lean, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, SQL, JAVA development, DB2 database, Cucumber, Top Team, Angular JS

Apple Inc. – Sunnyvale, US Jun 2015 to Dec 2015

Business Analyst

Merlin Admin Transformation Project:

Merlin Master Data Migration is a part of the new Merlin Admin Transformation project. It will extend the existing application capabilities to effectively support the super user admin function. The goal is to retire the existing Table Maintenance (TM) screens and bring in a new and improved UI to configure and maintain the employee master Data. For an efficient data management all the existing TM screens have been logically re-grouped into to a new set of Domain, Sub-domain and configuration screens. From a technology prospective, the new application will be running on the new CURO Architecture on a SOA (Service Orientated Architecture) aligning with the future direction for HR and comp services Re-Architecture roadmap.

Responsibilities:

Conducted extensive brainstorming sessions with technical client mangers to gather requirements and perspectives.

Technical and gap analysis was performed on the existing system and prepared As-IS and TO-BE process diagrams using Omnigraffle.

Prepared Functional Requirement Documents (FRDs) to capture the essential functionalities for the proposed system.

Developed the Use Cases and Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) to understand and communicate the process to be employed under the new system to the development team.

Responsible for documenting Meeting Minutes of the weekly meetings and distributing to PM and other team members.

Worked with Design team to correct the UI wireframes that were designed using Keynote.

Performed walkthroughs of functional requirements with the development team

Environment/tools: RUP methodology, Pages, Numbers, SQL Developer, Oracle DB, SQL, Connect me, omnigraffle, Keynote, JAVA, SOAP, Angular JS

Infosys, Various clients US Jun 2009 to Dec 2011

Planisware/Planview Support Analyst

Work with Planisware implementation for different client team to translate business requirements into tool functionality

IT level 3 analyst for Resource Management and Project Management (OPX2) and Planview.

Managed a team of four consultants from Offshore

Regular Interactions with Client Business Analyst to implement complex business rules through algorithm and templates

Communication with IT support team and Client onsite team for all Requirements clarifications and creations for new process and Change requests

Author for test case, user requirements and design specifications

Part of PPM center of Excellence to learn new PPM tools

Tesco Bank – Los Angeles, US & Stevnage, UK April 2013 to Mar 2015

Business Analyst/Scrum Master

Risk Transition Program:

Working in the Risk Transformation Program, part of a project is to migrate all of the bank’s functionality from RBS to the new Tesco Bank structure. Responsible for all BAU (Business As Usual) related change on Credit Cards, Mortgages, and Savings & Loans. Successfully delivered the Credit Cards Transformation Program from RBS to Tesco.

Responsibilities:

Facilitating Daily scrum meetings, Sprint planning, Sprint review, and Sprint retrospective.

Working with Product owner On Artifacts Such as Product Backlog, Spring Backlog, Sprint Burn down, and Release Burn down.

Facilitating Scrum of Scrum for offshore Scrum teams (Onshore & Offshore model)

Managing the overall performance and delivery of cross-functional

Facilitating sprint planning as Scrum master for multiple Scrum teams

Publicizing the team's progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to product owner/ stakeholders.

Managing projects in both Agile and Waterfall development environments.

Keeping the team together all the time to ensure successful sprints.

Migrating the Projects from Waterfall to Scrum is major responsibility.

Documented user manuals and training materials.

Environment: Agile methodology, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, JIRA, Microsoft Project, SQL

Goldman Sachs, London, UK March 2011 – March 2013

Market risk Business Analyst / Project Lead

Market Risk group is a part of FIRMWIDE systems group at Goldman Sachs and is involved in monitoring Market Risk for the firm's proprietary trading business. The Market Risk technology group supports the Market Risk Management and Analysis (MRMA Group) business function. The MRMA Group, in turn, is responsible for measuring and monitoring the market risk of the Firm's proprietary trading positions ( FX, Bond, Derivatives), the department reports risk figures to senior management of the firm, to the trading desks, and to external regulators. MRMA Group uses a Value at Risk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_at_risk) model to assess the Firm's exposures in normal market conditions, as well as stress tests and other measures to assess the impact of extreme market conditions.

Responsibilities:

Worked with Business Users, Customers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to understand the existing system (Trading system) and the current business process and methods to identify deficiencies and areas for improvement and enhancement.

Requirements were gathered via Job shadowing MRA activities for firmwide/ GSAM reporting and also other users such as Front office IT and modellers

Created and maintained by interviewing the business users to communicate the requirements to development and testing teams.

Consulted the business users and SMEs to create Product Backlogs to prioritize features and subsequently created Sprint Backlogs.

Performed GAP analysis by creating AS-IS and TO-BE documents to identify the potentials of the improved system.

Involved in creating Questionnaire to understand the needs of the end users in order to make the system user-friendly.

Created detailed Functional Requirements Document, consisting of the functional as well as non-functional requirements.

Provided detailed User Interface Document to the development and testing team for clear understanding of the system.

Conducted requirement walkthroughs with the development and test teams before the development and testing phases respectively, to ensure that the requirements are accurately understood.

Created and maintained Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) to trace technical requirements to their business requirements and the test case requirements to their functional requirements.

Worked closely with the QA Team to create test plan and test scripts and review test cases.

Validated and regularly monitored all the filed defects and their progress.

Performed thorough User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Actively participated in Post Production Validation (PPV) and handled issues appropriately.

Dealt with issues relating to security settlement process

Assisted the Project Manager in setting project deliverables and timelines.

As part of adhoc run, requirements were gathered from MRA for London holiday processing and developed procedures after feasibility analysis and were reviewed, agreed by users and IT risk managers. Signed off procedures were then executed by the offshore system analysts to sustain BAU.

Participated in Basel 2.5, 3 runs and generated Market risk & Liquidity risk reports.

Also, involved in setting up scenarios for CCAR reporting

Was involved in maintenance of compliance dashboards for post-trade and pre-settlement process.

Environment: Agile & Waterfall Methodology, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, Sybase DB, SecDB, Sybase, JIRA, SQL, Unix, Shell Scripting

Goldman Sachs, New York, US March 2009 – March 2011

Business Systems Analyst (Market Risk)

Market Risk group is a part of FIRMWIDE systems group at Goldman Sachs and is involved in monitoring Market Risk for the firm's proprietary trading business. The Market Risk technology group supports the Market Risk Management and Analysis

(MRMA Group) business function. The MRMA Group, in turn, is responsible for measuring and monitoring the market risk of the Firm's proprietary trading positions, the department reports risk figures to senior management of the firm, to the trading desks, and to external regulators. MRMA Group uses a Value at Risk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_at_risk) model to assess the Firm's exposures in normal market conditions, as well as stress tests and other measures to assess the impact of extreme market conditions.

Responsibilities:

Interviewed SMEs and business users to consult on domain knowledge.

Conducted interviews with the business users to create detailed FRDs.

Involved in system analysis and design phase to identify the Non-Functional Requirements. Analysis and investigation of incorrect risk measures (VAR, Stress Test, Default scenarios, Greeks) for various market traded products.

Used MS Visio to create Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Flow Diagrams to make the system comprehensive to the development and testing team.

Heavily involved with the QA team in developing the Test Plan.

Closely monitored the defect

/issues on regular basis.

Executed complex SQL queries to verify and validate the data in the database and to test the billing module.

Performed Regression Testing, Progression Testing, Functional Testing and UAT.

Involved in creating the User Manual Document for the end users.

Verifying/analyzing data used for risk calculation from various trading desks for Broker Dealer/GSAM Business.

Timely availability of simulation results from overnight risk calculation processes

Analysis of issues related to asset data used for risk factor generations and product category wise risk exposures.

Daily interaction with financial modelers/Front office IT as part of resolving incorrect risk exposures identified.

Monitoring of various End of day report runs required for risk analysts for ASIA, Europe & USA

Participated in Basel 2.5, 3 runs and generated Market risk & Liquidity risk reports.

Environment: Agile & Waterfall Methodology, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, Sybase DB, SecDB, Sybase, JIRA, SQL, Unix, shell scripting

NewYork Bank of Mellon - New York, US October 2006 – March 2009

Oracle DBA

MELLON-Eagle PACE application: Mellon is major financial provider in US. Eagle PACE is a data-centric investment portfolio management system designed to provide financial services organisations Straight-Through Processing (STP) capabilities. The Architecture has different layers such as Database engine, Metadata layer, Pace Server environment, Application server environment, web server, and clients’ steams. There were 8 different databases i.e Cash Holding, Data exchange, Ledger, Pace master, Perform, Rules, Scrub, Security and Trades. The main users are business users, dealing mostly in derivatives. Industries served include: Banks, Brokerage, Custody, Endowments, Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies, Investment Management, and Plan Sponsors. Lately, more modules are added to facilitate more lines of business, which includes Insurance, Tax, Performance and Mutual Fund.

Responsibilities:

Create and maintain large Oracle databases on SUN Solaris & AIX platforms.

Provided recommendations and solutions on database performance, integrity, and security.

Performed database administration activities including monitoring, schema management, space management, performance tuning, SQL tuning, database backup and recovery, disaster recovery, data replication and database refresh.

Provided 12x7 database support and ensure that all critical database problems are resolved in a timely manner.

Performed RDBMS software maintenance including upgrades and applying quarterly security patches.

Proficient in writing UNIX shell scripts.

Procedures and triggers were created in SQL environment to achieve client requirement.

Environment: UML, MS Visio, MS Office, Microsoft Outlook, Oracle 9i (version 9.2.0.5), TOAD, SQL *PLUS, Precise/Symantec I3.

Logica CMG – Bangalore, India June 2005 – October 2006

Oracle/OPX2 Developer

Utilities Business Suite (UBS): In this project, front end screens were developed using forms 6i builder and packages, procedures, triggers were created. Reports were developed using reports 6i builder. This was compiled using UNIX and was viewed by oracle 11i. Workflow was developed using workflow builder. This is application mainly contains CRM, Utilities, HR, Financials, SCM, ERP base utilities and receivables. This project is highly integrated with oracle financials and receivables module. This application is used in utility market.

Responsibilities:

Developed Technical specification document [TSD]

Developed Unit test specification document, which includes writing test cases to each functionality and running them against the developed module/units.

Created, tested & modification of forms (FMB's) according to the functionalities required.

Created reports as per client specifications/requirements

End-user interactions for support and problem resolutions

Identify, test and fix application specific bugs

Environment: Oracle 11i (version 11.5.0), oracle 6i forms and reports, TOAD, SQL tool 1.4, workflow builder.



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