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Project Management Quality Assurance

Cary, North Carolina, United States
October 06, 2016

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Meenakshi Venugopal



Experienced IT professional with a proven track record for building and leading world-class software development. A strategic planner assessing technology needs of the business and developing effective roadmaps for solving those needs. Expertise in leading cross-functional teams with diverse technology. Possess comprehensive IT background with expertise in information technology functions like software development, internet technologies, project management, program management, outsourcing and start-ups. Skill Highlights

Project management

Leadership/communication skills

Large-scale systems

Software Development Life Cycle

principles (SDLC)

PMP Certification


Six Sigma

Scrum / Agile methodology

Process improvement

Budgeting and resource management


Project development and lifecycle

Applications Development

Business Continuity

Offshore Management

Core Accomplishments

Fostered team work that motivated employees achieve their highest potential.

Identified and utilized various cross training methods to manage successful delivery on large projects with moving resource pool.

Led teams across technical, business and other disciplines in matrix environment.

Steered development of new technology application getting rid of multiple old applications saving quarter million per year in maintenance.

Defined processes and tools suitable for individual projects. Moved between agile and waterfall approaches depending on project goals and client needs. Professional Experience

Executive Manager

Inovorks Technology Private Ltd Jul 2015- Present

Focused in aligning business needs with emerging technologies for clients. Worked on proposals and client presentations with emerging technologies for mobile app.

Developed strategic roadmaps and objectives for Inovorks Learning Center and formulated partnership with HP for Quality Assurance training Programs.

Spearheaded and provided leadership and vision for team responsible for web/mobile development using agile Project Management.

Implemented Agile process for new projects by training the team with Agile concepts and using tools like Jira.

Developed partnerships with various vendors like AOTS - Japanese language school to get Japanese training along with HP software testing program for Inovorks Learning Center.

Overall project management responsibility for projects across IT, Sales, Marketing, and others.

Developed budgets and managed revenue streams.

Performed risk assessment, created RFP's, service agreements etc. Senior Manager

BNY Mellon Financials Jun 2005 - Dec 2014

Successfully provided technology services that meets client needs with quality systems.

Managed large development projects resulting huge cost savings to the company.

Spearheaded Financial Message Transformation group initiatives, created roadmaps to align business goals and executed successfully.

Hold solid people management experience, managing teams both onsite and offshore.

Influenced and directed delivery of applications that processed more than 3 million payment transactions per day.

Managed and successfully delivered rewrite of vendor product saving more than half a million per year to the company.

Processed new hiring initiative to setup a team of 50 plus members at different locations and successfully delivered a system that transforms financial messages in a large scale project 'Enterprise Payment Hub' part of treasury services. Facilitated applications that are listed CRITICAL and had significant impact to the business.

Implemented various cross training programs as routine to improve productivity and resource utilization.

Experienced leading Cross-functional teams located at multiple locations with various capabilities.

Created rigorous and comprehensive quality assurance programs to provide timely and quality based customer solutions / implementations.

Steered development of Web Application for Faxing Financial Messages, which got rid of multiple old applications with a cost saving of quarter million per year.

Led and actively participated in many organization wide initiatives.

Led support and enhancement of a major web application which is responsible for client correspondence in Transfer Agency. Provided technical direction to the team for development, design, integration as needed. Ensured standards/Guidelines followed with key focus on high quality of work.

Delivered successful projects by closely monitoring project plans, and timely status updates to senior management.

Target dates met, by leading effective Co-ordination and Communication within the teams.

Possess Extensive work experience in designing and building Web Application using Java/J2EE.

Principal Consultant/Technical Lead

State Street Global Advisors Jan 2001 – May 2005


Content Management System - Teamsite

Intranet Applications

Involved in design, development of Internal and various web based applications to manage investments.

Managed Teamsite the Content Management System, which feeds the internet and intranet SSgA sites.

Designed and developed multiple intranet applications. Lead content management releases of

Lead Disaster Recovery yearly exercises successfully for business continuity. Senior Consultant

Razorfish Oct 1998 – Dec 2000

Lead / designed developed multiple web applications in dot Com/ASP technologies.

Mentored junior developers in technology skills.

Lead / developed multiple websites in a fast paced environment within time / budget. Senior Consultant

Raymond Karson Associates April 1997 – Sep 1998

Responsible for developing operations and Immigration modules.

As a senior Consultant involved in design and development of Human Resource Information System.

Involved in developing a HRIS for HR department of RKA using VB 5.0, SQL Server 6.5. The purpose of the system is to cater the needs of HR department. Analyst Programmer

Square D Software Ltd 1995 – 1997

As an analyst programmer involved in designing, developing and testing. Involved in design/ development of Information logging System -Aix, 3.25, TCP/IP Socket Programming. Developed ILS as client /server model and used TCP\IP sockets for communication. Education

Masters in Computer Application University of Madras Bachelors in Physics University of Madras


Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Certified IT-CMF Associate


Aix, Architect, ASP, C, client /server, .Com, Consultant, Content Management, CA Clarity PPM, Data Warehousing, Delivery, designing, senior management, Faxing, Financial, focus, functional, HP, hiring, HRIS, Hub, Human Resource, HR, investments, IP, Jira, ALM, Agile Manager, J2EE, Japanese, Java, leadership, Mobile application- Android, IOS hybrid development, People management, managing, SQL Server 6.5, SWIFT messages, SCRUM, Enterprise, PBX, policies, presentations, programmer, Programming, Project Management, project plans, proposals, quality, quality assurance, QA, SDLC, sockets, software testing, Sun Solaris, strategic, Strategic Planning, Systems Development, TCP/IP, training Programs, treasury, vision, VB 5.0, web applications, Web Development, website,, Agile Methodology, MS Power Point, metrics, MS Office, Teamsite, Websphere, MS Project PPM.

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