Ashish Sharma is an accomplished and result driven professional with 13+ years of experience in IT product and service industry managing complex, large-scaled multiple projects and geographically distributed teams.
Has proven ability to lead and manage projects and programs in the areas of service delivery, web application development, product development and system integration utilizing SDLC, Project Management framework and Agile delivery model with sustained focus on client interaction, client relationship management and business communication.
As an Agile coach and Scrum Master, he has facilitated multiple agile teams, managed agile transformation projects and conducted enterprise-wide scrum trainings. He specializes in coaching and mentoring new teams in their journey of adapting agile practices and becoming truly self-organized teams while focusing on delivering value.
- Agile Coaching and Transformation
- Agile training
- Engineering practices
- Distributed Delivery Management
- Traditional Project Management
- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
Cognizant Technologies Solutions, Agile Coach
February 2013 - Present, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Engaged in Agile Review & Assessments, Agile Transformation, Coaching, Training and Agile Practice Implementation with multiple teams.
TomTom India, Agile Coach/ ScrumMaster
October 2011 - January 2013, Pune, Maharashtra, India
In the role of Scrum master, helped the product based company to accelerate their offshore operation following agile practices. In this role, helped newly hired teams to adopt agile practices covering release planning, product backlog grooming, sprint planning, conducting daily scrums, demo and retrospective while focusing on delivering value and developing self-organized teams. He also worked on scaling agile to multiple geographically distributed scrum teams across various locations.
Infosys Technologies, Project Manager/ ScrumMaster
September 2003 - October 2011, Pune, Maharashtra, India
With 8 years in Infosys, had an opportunity to play various roles from developer to module lead, project manager, delivery manager and ScrumMaster. During this period he extensively worked in telecom related projects with clients like British Telecom and Telstra. Within the role of project manager and delivery manager he managed the teams and deliveries following PMP style of functioning and later on moved to Agile projects. He was part of pilot agile project ever executed in Infosys with client BT where he played the central role of ScrumMaster and brought the team from scratch to follow and excel at the agile practices and mature over the period of 2 years.
Articles I've written
Essential, Valuable, Timely Documentation
Documentation is an important part of every system, Agile or otherwise, but comprehensive documentation as such does not ensure project success. In fact, it increases your chance of failure. However, the question remains: How much documentation is enough, and when should you write it?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Agile Fixed-Price Contracts
Let's look at some of the most common types of contracts for Agile. . . .