Neeraj S.

Neeraj S.

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

Pune , India

Experience: 16 Years

Neeraj

Pune , India

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

40036.8 USD / Year

  • Notice Period: 30 Days

16 Years

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About Me

1. A dynamic professional with total 15 years of rich experience into IT Industry including 7 years into Agile Project Manager cum Scrum Master role encompassing a wide range of skill set, roles and industry verticals as a Scrum Master,...

2. Certified Agile Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance, PRINCE 2 Certified (Foundation & Practitioner) & ITIL V3 Foundation certified professional. Preparing for CSPO and SAFe Agile certification.

3. In past, have rich experience of working at onshore client locations like United Kingdom (UK), UAE (Abu Dhabi) and Saudi (Dammam - KSA).

4. Have managed and worked with globally distributed teams for Fixed Price (FP) and Time & Material (T&M) based projects within various domains including Stakeholders & Client interaction.

5, Strong Believer of Continuous learning in order to enhance knowledge and focusing on core scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.

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Portfolio Projects

BB&T: • Consulting with Product owner in deciding the items (Product Backlog) to be taken up in a sp

Company

BB&T: • Consulting with Product owner in deciding the items (Product Backlog) to be taken up in a sp

Description

Synopsis

      • BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US.  

 

Domain/Industry Group                      BFSI / Banking (U.S. Based)

Duration                                             June 2019 – Present

Role & Responsibilities:           Agile PM/Scrum Master

  • Consulting with Product owner in deciding the items (Product Backlog) to be taken up in a sprint and how to order product backlog items to maximize value.
  •    Facilitate and participate in the Scrum ceremonies: Daily Scrum calls, Sprint Planning meeting, Sprint review meeting, Sprint retrospective and Scrum of Scrum calls.
  • Driving Process Excellence through automations, identifying and rectifying loopholes.
  • Responsible to track all actions identified in Retrospective meetings to closure.
  • Helping team in removing the impediments and tracking it to closure.
  • Working closely with Business Partners/ Product Owners for Product Backlog prioritization.
  • Involved in Release planning, Sprint planning.
  • Conducting Scrum of Scrum, Daily stand-up, Retrospective meetings, Show and Tell (Review meeting).
  • Defining project scope, Schedule, Roles and responsibilities.
  • Generating required reports and metrics data.
  • Supporting the team in conflict resolution and problem-solving.
  • Providing solutions/suggestions to team in retrospective meetings to become more productive.
  • Coaching Agile (Scrum) practices to team, Stakeholders, senior management.
  • Arranging training sessions to enable team in being cross functional.
  • Supporting team in management of the Sprint backlog.
  • Taking internal sessions/workshops for Agile processes.
  • Managing the quality related aspects of project. Continuous effort is put in to maintain CMMI level 5 for the project.
  • Responsible for publishing the sprint status reports, burn down charts and other asked metrics by the management.
  • Manage contents in JIRA tool properly for various sprints/releases.
  • Facilitation of SCRUM of SCRUM for onshore/offshore scrum teams.

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Tools

JIRA

FRB eKYC - FIRST REPUBLIC BANK OF U.S.

Company

FRB eKYC - FIRST REPUBLIC BANK OF U.S.

Description

FRB eKYC

 

Synopsis

      • eKYC is a robust KYC program of First Republic Bank (FRB) which is critical for managing the regulatory, financial crime and reputational risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing.                                          

 

Domain/Industry Group                      BFSI / Banking (U.S. Based) - UI AngularJS Based Project

Duration                                                                                                 Feb 2018 – Present

Role & Responsibilities:           Agile PM/Scrum Master

                                           

  • Responsible for E2E project delivery including Planning, Tracking, Budgeting and Invoicing.
  • Management of Agile deliveries for various major and interim releases/sprints (Product Increments).
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies – Daily stand-up, Sprint planning, Reviews, Retrospective, Backlog Refinement/Grooming.
  • Understand the requirements/changes properly and act as a POC for Onshore/Offshore stakeholders.
  • Facilitation of SCRUM of SCRUM for onshore/offshore scrum teams (total 4 teams)
  • Managing 2 Scrum teams contains 9 team members in each team and both are cross functional teams.
  • Working closely with Business Partners/ Product Owners for Product Backlog prioritization.
  • Assist Product Owner (PO) for product backlog refinement and help scrum teams to understand the requirements.
  • Manage contents in JIRA tool properly for various sprints/releases.
  • To ensure advance sprint backlog readiness.
  • Educate teams on Agile Scrum framework.
  • Manage the DevOps activities and involve into code coverage to get it 80%.
  • Remove all impediments and external interferences which may impact team’s productivity and works towards increase the team’s velocity with the sprints.
  • Responsible for team composition & dynamics
  • Responsible for Project Metrics dashboard
  • Responsible for Risk identification, mitigation & contingency plan
  • Responsible for Monthly and weekly status reports and facilitate the status calls with Client.

Responsible for Project communications and publish the Sprint Dashboard. Produce the various metrices and reports containing Velocity, Done Index, and Committed Vs Delivered etc.

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Tools

JIRA

ORIGIN ENERGY – POWER OF CHOICE – SAP Industry Services for UTILITY

Company

ORIGIN ENERGY – POWER OF CHOICE – SAP Industry Services for UTILITY

Description

Synopsis

      • Origin is Australia's leading electricity and gas supplier, with a range of energy solutions that include solar energy, LPG and more for your home. As Australia's largest energy retailer, Origin has approximately 4.217 million customers, servicing both large energy customers and the residential and small business market. Project “Power of Choice” is the name for a set of regulations that will provide you with the freedom to make better decisions about your electricity use and services. From 1 December 2017, all new electricity meters for residential and small business customers will need to be digital (advanced) meters. This means that older-style meters will be phased out and replaced over time until all meters are digital.

                                             

 

Domain/Industry Group                      Resources (Electricity & Gas)

Duration                                                                                                 June 2017 – Oct’17

Role & Responsibilities:          Sr. Consultant – Scrum Master

                                           

  1. To handle all scrum ceremonies and educate team on scrum framework.
  2. Sprint planning and manage Jira for various sprints.
  3. Backlog grooming with PO and prioritize the user stories.
  4. Responsible for E2E agile activities for SAP MM (Device management).
  5. Helping team in removing the impediments and tracking it to closure.
  6. Facilitate daily business calls with stakeholders.
  7. Generate a detailed sprint report on weekly basis.

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Tools

JIRA

ABU DHABI NATIONAL OIL COMPANY (ADNOC) ERP Implementation – ABU DHABI (UAE)

Company

ABU DHABI NATIONAL OIL COMPANY (ADNOC) ERP Implementation – ABU DHABI (UAE)

Description

Synopsis

      • SAP S/4 on HANA (SAP Greenfield implementation) for ADNOC one of the world largest Oil Company

 

 

Domain/Industry Group                      Resources (Oil & Gas)

Duration                                                                                                 June 2016 – Feb2017 – Onshore Role at Client location (Abu Dhabi – UAE)

Role & Responsibilities:                     Associate Manager with Scrum Master Role

 

  • Consulting with Product owner in deciding the items (Product Backlog) to be taken up in a sprint and how to order product backlog items to maximize value.
  •    Facilitate the Scrum ceremonies: Daily Scrum Meeting, Backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Sprint review meetings, Sprint retrospective meetings and Scrum of Scrum calls.
  • Responsible to track all actions identified in Retrospective meetings to closure.
  • Helping team in removing the impediments and tracking it to closure.
  • Working closely with Business Partners/ Product Owners for Product Backlog prioritization.
  • Involved in Release planning, Sprint planning.
  • Conducting Scrum of Scrum, Daily stand-up, Retrospective meetings, Show and Tell (Review meeting).
  • Defining project scope, Schedule, Roles and responsibilities.
  • Generating required reports and metrics data.
  • Supporting the team in conflict resolution and problem-solving.
  • Providing solutions/suggestions to team in retrospective meetings to become more productive.
  • Coaching Agile (Scrum) practices to team, Stakeholders, senior management.
  • Arranging training sessions to enable team in being cross functional.
  • Supporting team in management of the Sprint backlog.
  • Taking internal sessions/workshops for Agile processes.
  • Responsible for submitting the Weekly status reports, Summary status reports to clients.

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Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC-UK)

Company

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC-UK)

Description

  1. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC-UK)

 

Synopsis                          

      • HMRC is entire UK’s revenue and custom department. I was deployed at Accenture UK as an Agile Scrum Master.

 

Domain                                                                                Public Services

Duration                                                                                                 Aug’ 2015 – June2016- Onshore Role at Client location (UK)

Role                                                                                                        Scrum Master (Associate Manager)

 

  • Management of Agile deliveries for various major and interim releases/sprints (Product Increments).
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies – Daily stand-up, Sprint planning, Reviews, Retrospective, Backlog Refinement/Grooming.
  • Understand the requirements/changes properly and act as a POC for Onshore/Offshore stakeholders.
  • Managing 2 Scrum teams contains 7 team members in each team and both are cross functional teams.
  • Working closely with Business Partners/ Product Owners for Product Backlog prioritization.
  • Assist Product Owner (PO) for product backlog refinement and help scrum teams to understand the requirements.

Manage contents in JIRA tool properly for various sprints/releases.

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Tools

JIRA
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