Manas Shirode


TCoE Test Architect - Project Manager, Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Location: Pune, India


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Pune

Agile Safari Pune


  • 10 years of experience with expertise in Agile Scrum Test Management, Agile Mentoring & Coaching, Assessment of Agile TDD, ATDD, Implementation Consulting for Agile Scrum
  • Experienced with TCoE (Testing Center of Excellence) & Test Factory setup from definition till implementation for Agile Scrum Methodology
  • Experienced with handling QA team of 72+ test engineers, Business Analysts/SMEs, in Agile Scrum methodology, in managing sprint of sprints fashion
  • Experienced with Integration of banks, Separation of banks and E2E Test Management using ScrumKeen learner, a good team manager/member, having abilities to analyze & solve problems, mentoring, coaching, conflict resolution and Strong People Management skillsDomain Exposure – Banking & Finance with following specific areas
  • Retail (Sales & Servicing, Payments, Debit Cards), Corporate Banking and Insurance (Life)
  • Lead the assessment and startup of this large-scale project development effort using an Agile execution model
  • Performed Agile assessments and recommendations for pilot for Agile Teams.
  • Mentored and coached Team during entire project life cycle (sprint of sprints) as well as throughout each Sprint.
  • Performed role as the Agile-Scrum Coach & Scrum Master
  • Performed role as both the Lead Agile Coach and Program cordinator
  • Facilitated the adoption of Agile methods for a team of 72  people (nine Scrum teams) located in UK, India, Canada and German Teams
  • Created / conducted group Agile-Scrum classes for kickoff training for teams
  • Implemented Scrum Apprentice training to promote Agile throughout the program
  • Provided coaching and ongoing Scrum facilitation
  • Conducted story writing and estimation workshop
  • Performed evaluation and selection to manage Product Backlog and Planning
  • Trained ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Team in basic to advanced Agile-Scrum topics during kickoff phase and on an ongoing basis.
  • Guided Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team through in initial creation of Product Backlog and ongoing grooming activity
  • Facilitated bi-weekly Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review (Demo), and Retrospective Scrum meetings
  • Incorporated lessons learned from Sprint Restrospectives and promoted experiments /Continuous Improvement efforts
  • Tool used: VersionOne


Work experience

Larsen & Toubro Infotech, TCoE Test Architect
November 2013 - Present, Pune, Maharashtra, India
As a part of this role, I am designing various processes required to implement Software Testing efficiently using various methodologies including Agile Scrum.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Scrum Master (Testing), Scrum Coach
July 2008 - November 2013, Pune, Maharashtra, India
- Scrum Master (Software Testing) - Scrum Coach

Cybage Software, SR. QA Engineer
March 2006 - July 2008, Pune, Maharashtra, India
SR. QA Engineer - As a part of this role, I studied agile scrum and presented several case studies internally in the teams