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Project Manager

Dallas, TX
March 29, 2021

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Raja Nukala

Project Manager - Scrum Master Dallas, TX (Willing to relocate)

Email: Ph: +1-347-***-**** LinkedIn:

Professional Summary:

Highly energetic business and tech-savvy professional with Project Management expertise from over 7 years of experience in the IT industry; strong knowledge and professional demonstration of AGILE methodologies & SCRUM practices.

Delivered projects from initiation to execution, Resource Gathering and Analysis to align with business needs and project goals.

Managed multiple teams withing the segments of SDLC to reach deliverables within timelines & budget.

Dexterous at Vendor Management, and Customer Engagement across Requirement Analysis, Planning for Iterative Development and Delivery, followed by feedback and recalibration.

Directed Project Management initiatives by Conceptualizing ideas, Documenting, Development, Implementation, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing.

Undertook and implemented Change Management; timely engagement with Scrum Master and Product Owner to Prioritized Objectives and deliverables even in tight deadlines.

Implemented PMI standards with mastery at Problem Solving, Leadership Management, Negotiation, Communication and Motivation.

Managed cross-functional and offshore teams across the globe.

Strategic Planning within the Scope to set milestones, Avoid & Manage Risks and Cost Control.

Detailing the project Objectives, assaying ROI, developing the Charters, plans and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), resource allocation, quantifying drawbacks and risks.

Documented, Planned, Scheduled and Executed projects; Progress Tracking with reports and feedback exchange among all Stakeholders to ensure transparency and increase productivity and efficiency.

Quality assurance with TDD and ensuring adherence to requirements. Skills & Tool Set:

• AGILE - Project Management Life Cycle Scrum Kanban Gantt charts

• Leadership Management Critical Thinking Monitoring Hybrid & Critical Path Methods

• Communication Negotiation Motivation & Grooming Velocity Burndown& Burnup charts

• Critical Thinking Planning Scheduling Cost control MS-Project, SharePoint, Office 365

• Documentation Customer Engagement Iterations-Feedback G-Suite Jira Confluence Notion

• Task, Quality & Risk Management Slack Teams Trello Asana

• Organization Team Oriented Vendor Management Languages: English – German – Hindi & Telugu (Indian languages) Professional Experience:

Project Manager Apr’19 – Nov ‘20

Verizon Communications Irving, TX

Managed multiple projects for web, mobile (Android &iOS) platforms and worked with offshore teams in various time zones for building enterprise applications. 5G Installer MyFiOS TV

Defined and documented the project scope and chief deliverables, ensuring customer satisfaction.

Hired and gathered skilled resources following the resource allocation planning across the company.

Collaborated and discussed with a variety of stakeholders – from technicians to developers and other business partners to enrich the quality of deliverables.

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Managing schedules and reviewing the status to align with roadmap.

Integrated changes & prioritized deliverables respecting scope & the customers’ needs.

Engaged with experts to implement best practices, techniques and standards throughout entire project to avoid and mitigate risks and within budget and deadlines.

Presentations to promote transparency and interactive meetings to remove impediments and team building.

Encouraged and managed TDD and Pair-Programming to encourage quality of code. Scrum Master System Engineer - iOS Mar ‘18 – Apr ‘19 Verizon Communications Irving, TX

Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.

Coached team in optimal time utilization through concepts of scrum and agile management methodologies.

Assist in team development by removing roadblocks to their work, mentoring them and utilizing organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.

Manage project timelines and communicate with Product and internal teams to ensure project progress satisfactorily.

Provide project updates consistently to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress and course correction.

Create, manage, and maintain JIRA Project Dashboards to display project status and progress in real time visually.

Project Manager Jan ‘17 – Mar ‘18

Swift Change Inc. San Diego, CA

Built and managed the start-up team from the ground up. Facilitated internal training to build in- house expertise, product awareness, and staff confidence.

Identified the market, customers and other stakeholders.

Initiated the project with charters and developed the road map with Web and mobile applications.

Organized and gave demos, presentations, stalls and roadshows to market and attract investors.

Managed resources, lead the exercise of story estimation and improve estimation accuracy.

Groomed the team to adapt and integrate AGILE philosophy of working

Awarded the best app in San Diego-Startup Competitions. IT Project Coordinator Scrum Master Feb ‘16 – Jan ‘17 Johnson Controls International Irvine, CA

Establishing the coordination between different stakeholders in the project.

Training and onboarding new employees and resource management, documentation.

Generating timely reports from customers’ feedback and documenting change requests.

Conflict resolution and performance tracking of teams and individuals. iOS Engineer – II Scrum Master Jun ‘15 – Feb ‘16 Tyco Integrated Security Irvine, CA

Worked as a software developer to change the manual process of device inspections to automatic and precise. Contributed to manage the project as a developer and Scrum Master report the progress of multiple projects. Facilitated and prioritized tasks and communicating with the business owners.

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Mobile Applications Developer Oct ‘14 – Feb ‘16

Planet-P Inc. Austin, TX

Software professional worked as a contracting developer for projects involving offshore teams. Catered many technical roles working with different technologies and Application Program Interfaces.


IT - Project Management Indiana Wesleyan University Master of Science Marion, IN - USA 2020-‘21

Management Information Technology Sullivan University Master of Science Louisville, KY -USA 2016-‘18

Computer Sciences University of Illinois at Springfield Master of Science Springfield, IL -USA 2014-‘15

Information Technology Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Bachelor of Technology Andhra Pradesh, India 2009-‘13

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