Chandrashekar S.

Chandrashekar S.

Experienced software professional well versed in software development and agile project management

Bangalore , India

Experience: 18 Years


Bangalore , India

Experienced software professional well versed in software development and agile project management

55020 USD / Year

  • Immediate: Available

18 Years

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About Me


·   Eight years of experience in managing enterprise web application projects in India and USA

·   Experienced in waterfall and agile projects, from initiation through delivery and support<...

·   Experienced in waterfall and agile projects, from initiation through delivery and support

·   Managed engagements with budgets ranging from 3 to 5 million USD involving multi geo (onsite/offshore) and multi-cultural teams

·   Designed and developed applications in Java/J2EE, Oracle and eCommerce platforms

·   Mentored project team members, managed career aspirations and provided career guidance

·  Grown programs from small team sizes to bigger ones through active client engagement, value adds and new proposals


Tools and Technologies:  Java/J2EE, Oracle, Web Sphere, Linux, Microsoft Office Suite, JIRA, RTC, HP Quality Center, SNOW, Clarity

Domains : Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Retail eCommerce, Logistics, Oil and Gas

Expertise: Requirement analysis and documentation, Software design and development, Estimation and budgeting, Risk management, Cost management, Project planning, Story point estimation, Scrum, CI/CD, Automated testing, TDD, Dependency resolution, Stake holder management

Certifications: CSM from Scrum Alliance, Six sigma green belt, PMA certification in project Management from Wipro, TOGAF certification in enterprise architecture


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Portfolio Projects

Application to revamp and automate client on boarding and tracking


I was responsible for initiation and delivery of the application


Highlights of my work:

- Responsible for delivery of client onboarding applications sized 3 million USD

- Engage with business to understand scope, analyze requirements and prepare roadmap

- Finalize solution approach with architects, prepare staffing plans and cost estimates

- Prepare and review project plan and document milestone deliverables

- Manage design, development, testing and provide go-live support

- Identify gaps in existing process and help in their rectification

- Streamline development, testing and release processes and automate them to increase efficiency

- Manage program budget. track Opex and Capex and update share point with latest figures of cost burn rate v/s delivery

- Identify risks and dependencies that affect planned schedule of work and manage their resolution

- Organize periodic review meets with IT and business stake holders to share project progress with metrics related to schedule, cost variance, milestone progress, risks, change management.

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Development of Enhanced custody application


Contributed by owning end to end development and deployment using Agile methodologies


Highlights of my work:

- Responsible for initiation, development and delivery of “Enhanced Custody Finance” application which was a strategic initiative of GTM to remodel the custody financing business

- Review and manage product road map with Business and Development VPs and plan releases

- Onboard and coach project teams on Scrum methodology and guide in adoption of best practices

- Supervise agile ceremonies and ensure documentation and tracking of outcomes in RTC

- Create suitable templates for project artifacts and ensure they are updated as per norms

- Manage development of UI, services and database functions and secure signoff for testing

- Increase speed of delivery by adopting CI/CD practices and tools like Jenkins, SONAR, Jacaco

- Identify and mitigate risks and inter team dependencies by early planning and engagement

- Measure the metrics of Velocity, burn rate and story points delivered to make course corrections

- Secured Platinum certification for all 3 teams which indicates top level of agile process maturity

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Managed development and maintenance of CVS online store


Highlights of my work:

- Responsible for delivery of CVS Online store applications

- Conduct engagement kick off meetings to communicate project scope, timelines, costs, risks and their mitigation plans, communication plan

- Establish a governance structure for the engagement and plan the structure and format of status reporting, project documentation, escalation matrix and change management

- Review project plans, mile stones, system and performance testing plans and release timelines

- Review UI design, service components and data model changes and assess the impact

- Manage onsite and offshore development teams and track the progress through unified status calls

- Document and manage release plans and resolve dependencies to avoid release break downs

- Resolve escalations, track schedule and budget against approved plans and minimize variances

- Preparation of dash boards to ensure visibility about work status, upcoming releases, improvements in delivery timelines, staffing and financials

- Organize program review and status meetings with VP, director and senior managers to communicate overall program status, issues and risks

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Manage agile teams engaged in development of application


Managed agile teams


Highlights of my work:

- Manage two scrum teams and ensure successful delivery of application

- Work with business managers to understand product needs

- Groom and manage product backlog and finalize release priorities

- Work with architects and UI team on design, technical back log and integration

- Attend quarterly PI planning and finalized deliverables in consultation with PO and scrum teams

- Conduct story grooming sessions with PO and team to ensure common understanding and avoid functional gaps

- Organize sprint planning meets to finalize work for each sprint and secure PO concurrence

- Conduct daily stand-ups to know the sprint progress and resolve issues

- Manage Sprint demo and retrospective meetings to get PO feedback and identify areas of improvement

- Use JIRA and manual scrum boards to manage sprint work and track blockers

- Maintain team communication and documentation in confluence

- Resolve risks and impediments by collaborating with other scrum teams

- Report periodic status through velocity tracking and sprint burndown charts

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