John William Kanamala

  

Agile Consultant, Tech Mahindra

Location: Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh/India


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

John William

Professional Objective:

To grow and take people along on a journey in an organization that gives chance for an individual to grow in it.

Personal Skills:

· A total of 9 years experience in Software Development and Cross team facilitation

· 3 yrs Agile experience – as a SCRUM MASTER

· Handled cross location teams spread between Luxembourg, London, Hyderabad and Bangalore

· Hands on experience on JIRA, CONFLUENCE, BUGZILLA, RALLYDEV

· Highly responsible and accountable

· Good written and verbal communication skills

· Strongly motivated, can work independently and in a team to get the job done.

Achievements:

· A certified Scrum Master

· Successful in taking new teams through the process of scrum and getting the team into the SCRUM mode in 6 months time

· Indicated the need of Backlog Grooming sessions and got them implemented in Wave Crest in a short time of 2 weeks after I joined them

· Successful in defining roles in the scrum team and follow-up on those on regular intervals

· Successful in imparting SCRUM practices into the team members

· Successful in implementing “Inspect & Adapt”

· Successful in Shielding the team from external interferences

· Tried to implement Extreme Programming concept

· Focused on the release as a whole without only worrying about the sprints

· Single handed delivery of the 4 eye audit stuff that got MACH the SAS 70 compliance certification

· All Issues and Risks escalated to Stake holders before time

Roles :

· Sprint Planning

· Tracking of Sprint progress

· Communicating with Stake Holders about the sprint progress

· Member of the defect triage

· Participate in the sprint planning and the architecture sessions with active inputs

· Active participation in Scrum of Scrum

· Brainstorm sessions with Architecture teams for improving delivery

· Conduct Sprint Grooming sessions

· Maintain artifacts on RallyDev, JIRA

· Get the story clarity index for all the groomed stories

· Motivated and groomed the sprint members for meeting the sprint delivery requirements

· Impediments are logged and informed to stake holders

· Sprint closure reports informed to stake holders

Technical Skills:

Certifications: Certified Scrum Master

Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, Linux

Languages: C, C++, Perl, Java, J2EE, PL/SQL

Web Technologies: HTML, Servlets, JSP, ASP

Scripting Languages: VBScript, JavaScript, JQuery

RDBMS: Oracle, MySQL

Academic Details:

MCA-Master of Computer Applications

Completed MCA from Holy Jesus & Mary P.G. College of Computer Sciences, Hyderabad, affiliated to Osmania University

Professional Experience:

· Currently working as a Manager – Tech PMO at Wave Crest, Hyderabad from May 2012

· Worked as Scrum Master with MACH Mobile Solutions from Oct 2009 – May 2012

· Worked as a System Analyst with MACH from Apr 2008 to Mar 2010

· Worked as a Senior Software Engineer with MACH from Feb 2007 to Mar 2008

· Worked as a Software Engineer with eIQ Networks Inc, Hyderabad from October 2003 to January 2007

· Worked as a faculty for FE Infotech (A Franchise of CMCATC,India) from

Dec-1999 to Sept-2002.

· Hold a valid US business visa valid till around 2020.