Professional Summary

·         Over 13 years of experience in Testing, Software Quality Assurance and Test Management in Product & Service based industry with specialization in setting up and managing self organized Agile teams (Scrum, Kanban & Lean).
·         Currently, working as Lead Consultant, Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) at Capgemini, Hyderabad.
·         Prior to Capgemini, worked at United Online Software Development & Private (India) Limited (UOL) for ~10 years interfacing with Delivery Teams, Product and Project Management teams.
·         Certified Professional – Master Agile Tester (CP-MAT).
·         Received “Certified Scrum Master (CSM)” certificate in the year 2009.
·         Early adopter to Agile environment with over 8 years experience as a Scrum Master.
·         Involved in Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning stages while setting up Agile Software development teams in a Product Company.
·         Strong knowledge in Software testing Life cycle and worked extensively on both Traditional and Agile projects.
·         Performed various roles such as Test Engineer, Release Coordinator, Test Lead, Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Transformation Lead.
·         Experienced in performing different kinds of testing such as Functional, Manual Regression, Acceptance Test Automation (BDD), Exploratory, GUI, Integration, System Testing, Back-End (database, reporting, log validation) testing.
·         Prepared Agile specific project artifacts such as lighter version of Sprint Test Plan & Test Closure Report, Capacity Calculator, Sprint Activity Scheduler, Agile Status Reporting (daily, weekly, monthly), Agile Metrics Guide, Browser Support Plan, Agile Test Estimation Models (Bottom Up), Scrum Ceremony Planner, Defect Prevention approach, etc.
·         Experience of working on QA, Stage and Live Production environment testing.
·         Good knowledge of SQL. Experience in using DB Visualiser, Toad and Tora.
·         Experience in working on Defect tracking tools like Quality Center, Jira, Bugzilla.
·         Experience in working on Agile ALM tools like Rally, JIRA Agile, VersionOne, HP Agile Manager.
·         Experienced in Test Design techniques and creating mind maps using Freemind and OATS.
·         Actively involved in the Agile Maturity Assessment and had provided recommendations for possible improvements.
·         In depth knowledge in Social Networking domain and aware of social trends & customer behavior.
·         Active member in Interview Panel and involved in conducting technical interviews.
·         Demonstrated abilities to Continually Innovate and lead teams to a higher degree of performance.

As a Manager my job is to empower account teams by providing consulting & coaching support on Agile principles & practices, come up with Agile best practices and Agile artifacts to improve team’s efficiency.

Contributed to the following in Agile Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE):
  • Agile Maturity Assessments 
  • Worked on Proposals (RFPs)
  • Collaborate with all functions while contributing to the Pre-Sales efforts
  • Came up with Agile Estimation Models at both Release and Sprint levels:
  • Came up with web version of Release level estimation tool
  • Came up with Sprint Activity Scheduler template
  • Came up with Scrum Ceremony Planner
  • Came up with Scrum Team Capacity Calculator
  • Maintained comprehensive Agile Tool Kit (30+ templates, checklist and Guideline documents).
  • Trained 1000+ associates on Agile (Scrum Foundation, Exploratory Testing, TDD/BDD, etc.).