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Manager Project

Milpitas, California, 95035, United States
October 31, 2016

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Ashok Chotai, Page * of *


Phone: 408-***-****



• Over 4 years of Scrum Master experience along with over 10 years of industry experience with a lead role in project management, product marketing & management

• Certified Scrum Master - Managed development of social media & mobile apps, Adobe content management system

& Analytics, and network management software using Agile scrum software development methodology

• Experience managing distributed development teams spanning multiple geographies and time zones

• Experience with publishing technical documents and defining website content

• Strong education background with M.S. in Electrical Engineering

• Proven managerial and interpersonal skills, quick to learn new concepts, and customer focused TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Software Tools: Microsoft – Office, Project & SharePoint, Rally & JIRA for Agile software development flow, Apple iOS and Android OS, Cisco WebEx Social & Wiki, Remedy Incident Management System, Lotus Notes and SameTime, HipChat, Oracle Discoverer Order Management, Siebel Compass, Clarify and Insightly CRM Systems, Hyperion Sales Cubes


Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton, CA Feb 2016 - Present Scrum Master / Project Manager, Digital Foundation team

• Managing Content Management System and Web Analytics projects for Adobe Experience Marketing Cloud platform implementation using Agile methodology

• Led the effort to improve Agile scrum process for Web Analytics team

• Facilitate Sprint planning (user stories and task estimates), daily Stand-ups, Demo, Release planning and retrospective meetings

• Present project status to management on a weekly basis Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA April 2015 – Jan 2016

Scrum Master / Program Manager, Wireless Business Unit

• Successfully led Agile software development of two projects simultaneously with each team comprised of 12 engineers

• Managed project teams across different countries and time zones

• Facilitated Sprint planning, daily Stand-ups, Demo, and retrospective meetings

• Shielded the team from interruptions and removed obstacles during the sprint

• Tracked progress on a daily basis to eliminate potential issues and risks, and present overall project status and metrics to management

• Used Kanban approach to manage, prioritize and allocate resource to address issues in a timely manner First Tech Federal Credit Union, Mountain View, CA Sep 2014 - April 2015 Scrum Master / Project Manager, Digital Analytics

• Managed three Digital Marketing projects simultaneously using Agile methodology. These included Web Analytics, Business Intelligence and Marketing Automation

• Facilitated Sprint planning (user stories and task estimates), daily Stand-ups, Demo and retrospective meetings

• Coached the team on Agile principles and methodology. Lead JIRA tool training for team members

• Published and maintained project content on SharePoint site

• Collaborated with HR to develop and deliver training to Sales teams

• Presented overall project status and metrics to management on a regular basis Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA 2012 - 2014

Scrum Master / Program Manager, Cloud and Virtualization Group April 2014 – July 2014

Spearheaded integration of reports, tools and processes of WAN-O team to align with Cisco standards

Led Prime Central product team comprised of marketing, engineering, documentation and supply chain to ensure release is delivered on time and with quality metrics

Managed product programs through entire lifecycle using Agile & Cisco Waterfall Product Development Methodology (PDM)

Performed various change management activities including scope changes and deploying the fix for critical defects Scrum Master / Project Manager, Collaboration and Communication IT Group Feb 2012 – April 2014 Ashok Chotai, Page 2 of 2

• Successfully led end-to-end development of over 50 web applications for social media, iOS and Android mobile apps using Agile scrum methodology for B2E (internal Cisco employees) customers

• Facilitated Sprint planning (user stories and task estimates), daily Stand-ups, Demo, Release planning and retrospective meetings

• Tracked progress on a daily basis to eliminate potential issues and risks, and presented overall project status and metrics to management

• Managed offshore teams in multiple geographical locations. Ensured task completion to specification, on time and within budget

• Collaborated with Governance, User experience (UX), QA, Release and Security teams to ensure all compliance requirements and project deliverables are accomplished

• Performed various change management activities including scope changes, deploying the fix for critical defects and security fixes

Sustainable Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Volunteer – Marketing Associate 2011

Xilinx, Inc, San Jose, CA 1998 - 2010

Product Manager

• Managed Business Development for Mainstream Spartan product lines with $200M annual revenue and 20% annual growth. End markets for these products are Networking, Communications, Consumer, Aero & Defense, Medical and Industrial

• Increased product revenue by over $2M with very high gross margin, by creating business case, negotiating with the field sales and working with Operations to support customer demand for discontinued product.

• Drove Revenue and ASP forecasting through information gathered from Sales, Quoting, Backlog, Customer Forecasts and Cross Functional Teams

• Led cross functional teams reviewing engineering yields, operational lead times, financial and forecast data, to identify and resolve quality or other logistics issues across multiple time zones; to enhance time to market deliverable for customers

• Prepared and presented monthly product presentations and metrics to upper management on forecast and overall product position, including engineering, manufacturing and customer activities.

• Managed product life cycle including publication of Product Change Notices (PCN) and Product Discontinuation Notices (PDN)

Strategic Marketing Manager/ Senior Engineer

• Led and managed World Wide Marketing team for the marketing campaign material that highlighted product features and advantages

• Delivered technical and sales training to over 500 persons worldwide for Mainstream Spartan devices contributing to over $200M annual revenue from these products

• Increased the adoption of Spartan devices into new markets such as Consumer Displays and Medical Imaging by mentoring Sales personnel with Spartan technical value proposition material related to features, performance, power and cost savings

• Performed market and technical research of various products for implementation into future products. For example, study of discrete DRAM memories resulted in incorporation of dedicated memory controller in Spartan-6 devices.

• Built and strengthened relationship with customers by traveling to various locations in Europe, North America and APAC to deliver product presentations and resolve issues EDUCATION

• M.S., Electrical Systems Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

• B.S., Electronics & Communication Engineering, Osmania University, India

• Scrum Mater (CSM) Certification

• Cisco Security Ninja White Belt Certification

• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Certification for privacy and security of patients’ health information

• Pragmatic Marketing Certification

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