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Project Manager/Business Analyst, Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Practitioner with strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to establish and maintain strong alliances, lead and motivate teams, drive projects to successful completion, convey complex requirements/data and exceed customer expectations.
Agile (Scrum, Kanban) and Scaled Agile
Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Gherkin syntax
Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering, Business Process Mapping, Change Management, Product Management, Team Management
Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, Quality Centre, Infosphere Data Architect (IDA), Clover DX (Clover Data Experience, ETL tool)
MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Visio
A background in investment banking/capital markets domain and a proven ability to quickly understand the business strategy and objectives
Ability to set clear performance standards, and hold team members accountable, while keeping team engaged and on task
Excellent team player and team builder
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance
Certified SAFe Practitioner
Post Graduate Diplomain Management, Finance and Information Systems, 2004
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) – Bangalore
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), 2001, Bangalore University, Bangalore
Senior Scrum Master, 07/2018 to Current
Cesta Inc - Raleigh, North Carolina
Work with the Product Owner to define the project scope and objectives
Work effectively with Team, product ownerand management to remove agile teams’ impediments
Organize and facilitate poker estimations, backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning.
Track and communicate key scrum metrics (velocity, burndown) to the team, stakeholders and leadership.
Manage scrum boards (both physical and virtual)
Lead the teams’ effort towards continuous improvement
Assess maturity of team on Scrum/Kanban and coach team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable
Senior Agile Scrum Master, 09/2013 to 05/2018
SocieteGenerale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and HSBC, Bangalore
Responsible for instilling Agile and Lean practices for the teams
Be the single point of contact for the project teams and leadership
Work with the Product Owner to define the roadmap for any given effort and build release plans
Lead the effort to move towards a Continuous Delivery (CD)/DevOps way of working
Coordinate and conduct scrum ceremonies including poker estimations, product backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning
Track and communicate sprint/iteration metrics like velocity, burn down and sprint/release progress to the stakeholders and leadership
Update scrum boards to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs
Coach team members on Agile principles and provide general guidance on the Scrum and Kanban methodology
Coach and mentor other Scrum Masters in the program team
Continuously learn Agile techniques and share learnings with the team
Business Analyst and Project Manager, 11/2009 to 09/2013
SocieteGenerale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd
As part of the Technology team working in the capacity of Functional Consultant and Project Manager, lead the requirements gathering and specification activities for all new features of the system, Develop User Stories, User Documentation and liaise with developers to ensure project deliverables are achieved.
Have successfully driven the development of automated test suite for the application, by slicing and dicing the system features and prioritizing critical features to be automated.
Have also taken the lead in the creation of feature files for critical application features, which form the basis for Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD).
As part of the "Change the Bank" (CTB) function, working in the capacity of Change Project Manager, work closely with the Product Control Line and "deliver change for the Product Control function".
Oversee all activities/tasks including transition plan, UAT planning, co-ordination and reporting, contingency plan and post transition support to ensure migration of users from legacy system to the new application.
Develop, maintain and foster effective relationships with clients, providing update on projects and resolving any issues/concerns promptly to ensure their satisfaction.
Proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential changes to project timelines, devising contingency plans, and ensuring appropriate level of communication around changes being proposed.
Consultant, 09/2007 to 11/2009
Headstrong Services India Pvt. Ltd
Business Analysis in the areas of Listed Derivatives processing and buy side order management.
Gather requirements and develop Functional Specifications Document.
Formulation of Test Plans for system testing and user acceptance testing (UAT).
Responsible for planning and execution of user acceptance testing of the application by co-coordinating with IT and Ops Users.
Assistant Systems Analyst, 07/2004 to 09/2007
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Gathering system requirements.
Developing Functional Specifications document.
Reviewing Requirements and Specifications documents.
Formulating Test Plans.
Review Test Plans and Test Scenarios and Cases.
Train IT team members on Domain.
Pre-sales: Assist proposal/bid team in preparing response to RFIs/RFPs.
Prepare collateral for the RFIs/RFPs.
Product Management Support including competitor products analysis, developing proof-of-concept (POC) etc.
oResponsible for instilling Agile and Lean practices for the teams
oWork with the Product Owner to define the project scope and objectives
oWork effectively with others to remove agile teams’ impediments
oOrganize and facilitate poker estimations, backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning.
oTrack and communicate key scrum metrics (velocity, burndown) to the team, stakeholders and leadership.
oManage scrum boards (both physical and virtual)
oDevelop, maintain and foster effective relationships with clients, providing update on projects and resolving any issues/concerns promptly to ensure their satisfaction
oOversee project management activities including managing sprint backlog, estimation, sprint planning, product demonstrations, status reporting and ensuring process adherence
oPlan, lead, co-ordinate and report User Acceptance Testing activities in the region.
oPlan and execute the change management activities in the region through User Trainings, preparation of User Guides and artifacts
Staff & Project Management
oPlan, organize and lead team members to complete day to day activities; provide ongoing leadership, training and motivation to team members
oManage and review team deliverables to ensure accuracy and completeness
oMonitor work performance and prepare performance reviews for team members upon completion of projects as well as annual performance reviews
Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering and Documentation
oChair the requirements gathering and specification activities through workshops, story boarding and user interviews
oReview and create business requirements and functional specification documents and obtain sign-off from PO
oWork with Product Owner to prioritize User Stories based on project roll-out plan and user requests
Economic P&L/Product Control:
oSignificant experience working in Product Control.
oSpecialist knowledge of Daily P&L Production Process.
oKnowledge of Monthly P&L Production and Month end reconciliation of reported P&L to General Ledger.
oDeep understanding of P&L Explain/Income Attribution process.
oIn-depth knowledge of the Product Control application architecture
oWorking Knowledge of computation of key risk indicators (Beta, Gamma, Delta, Theta, PVBP etc.) across different asset classes.
oGood knowledge of valuation/pricing of rate and credit instruments
Equities and Listed Derivatives (Exchange Traded Derivatives-ETD) Clearing and Settlement.
oSound knowledge of Clearing and Settlement processes of Equities and Exchange Traded Derivatives
oGood knowledge of Swap instruments
Asset Servicing (Contract Servicing and Corporate Actions).
oKnowledge of End to end process for Options Exercises and Assignments.
oGood end-to-end knowledge of Corporate Actions from Announcement Capture to Claims Processing and Reconciliation.
Reference Data Management
Strong understanding of reference data and familiarity with instrument and market data attributes.
oSound knowledge of Wealth Management lifecycle and processes