Nishad Pandarathodi

  

Project Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Location: Atlanta, GA US

1-732-609-7627

Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile AP

Atlanta

Biography

  • Specialized 9 years in Project Management.
  • Good experience in managing multiple projects, process improvement and preparing project management plan.
  • Excellent in project initiating, planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring, controlling and reporting.
  • Excellent in managing and tracking client, stakeholder expectations, process, issues, risk, conflict, schedule, configuration, issue log, communication, resource, offshore-onsite coordination, escalation and project monitoring and controlling.
  • Excellent in planning, coordinating and managing stakeholder’s expectations/goals.
  • Excellent in project management tools like MS Office Project, SharePoint, SynergyOne, IBM Rational Team Concert, Clarity, PeopleSoft and Collabnet Teamforge.
  • Excellent in creating list, views, dashboards, charts, graphs, reports in SharePoint, excel, word, power pointer and Visio.
  • Excellent in requirements management, change management, change control management, time management, quality management, release management, finance/budget forecasting and metrics management.
  • Excellent in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for risk identification, managing and mitigating with contingency plan.
  • Good experience in RCA (Root Cause Analysis) using 5 Whys and Fishbone (Ishikawa) and DAR (Decision Analysis and Resolution).
  • Good experienced in SDLC for managing development, maintenance, enhancement, release, support and testing projects.
  • Excellent in water fall methodology, agile scrum and lean SDLC using RUP (Rational Unified Process) methodology management.
  • Excellent in project proposals and SOW management.
  • Utilize all project management methodologies and processes as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Excellent in self motivator, proactive, assertive skills, and initiator with superior communication and presentation skills.
  • Good experience in retail, logistics, information security, healthcare and e-learning business domain.
  • Good knowledge in internal and external audits (SQA, SAS70) and CMMI, Six Sigma process
  • Good experience in designing & developing Applications built on Java J2EE Architecture, Struts / Hibernate Framework, EJB, Oracle / SQL Server Databases, etc.
  • Good knowledge in Test Driven Development (TDD), UML & Design Patterns.
  • PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments)Certified in Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Six Sigma Green Belt.
  •  Good experience in software estimation tools like IFPUG, Mark II, Delphi, Analogy, Planning poker/Story Point and Use Case Point.

Specialties

Project Management, Agile, CMMi & Java/J2ee Technologies

 

Work experience

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Project Manager
August 2011 - Present, Teaneck, NJ, United States
• Specialized in 9 years Project Management • Good experience in project planning, scheduling, implementing, controlling, monitoring and reporting • Good experience in issues/risk, configuration, communication, resource and escalation management • Good experienced in SDLC for managing development (fixed bid), maintenance, enhancement, support and testing projects • Experience in water fall methodology and Agile/SCRUM methodology implementation. • Excellent project proposals and SOW management. • Excellent in client management, people management and process management • Excellent in requirements management, change management and metrics • Utilize all project management methodologies and processes as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). • Excellent self motivator and initiator with superior communication and presentation skills • Good experience in retail, logistics, healthcare and e-learning business domain • Good knowledge in internal and external audits (SQA, SAS70) and CMMI process • Good experience in designing & developing Applications built on Java J2EE Architecture, Struts / Hibernate Framework, EJB, Oracle / SQL Server Databases, etc. • Good knowledge in UML & Design Patterns. • Good experience in RCA (Root Cause Analysis) and DAR (Decision Analysis and Resolution). • Certified in Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Six Sigma Green Belt. • Good experience in MS Project, SharePoint, and software estimation tools like IFPUG, Mark II, Delphi, Analogy, Story Point and Use Case Poin

UST Global, Project Manager
February 2011 - July 2011, Bentonville, AR, United States
• Managed Statement Of Work (SOW, ESD) & PIP. • Coordinated with client stakeholders (Product Owner, Project Coordinating and managing the client stakeholders (Product Owner, Group Manager, testing team, infrastructure team/group) and other scrum teams. • Managed and tracked risks, impediments, issues, escalation, • Process management and improvement, metrics management, budget forecast and quality management. • Managed and tracked scope/WBS and schedule. • Actively involved transportation business domain gathering. • Actively involved in scrum of scrum meetings, Client QA teams and Product Release plan meetings. • Managed the capacity planning, task spilt up and planning poker estimation • Managed the sprint backlog, scrum note, high level schedule, monitoring and reporting • Prepared and Managed agile scrum project management plan, configuration management plan • Onsite and offshore resources management, performance management. • Managed the sprint review meeting and sprint retrospective meeting and tracking through the trackers. • Managed quarterly SAS 70 audit by KPMG and internal audits. • Managed weekly and monthly project status report, formal project review, metrics, resource time sheet for senior management and client • Provided UST process and agile scrum session to scrum teams • Managed the project financial forecast. • Plugged-in CMMi level process.

UST Global, Project Manager
April 2008 - February 2011, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
• Managed Statement Of Work (SOW, ESD) & PIP. • Coordinated with client stakeholders (Product Owner, Project Coordinating and managing the client stakeholders (Product Owner, Group Manager, testing team, infrastructure team/group) and other scrum teams. • Managed and tracked risks, impediments, issues, escalation, • Process management and improvement, metrics management, budget forecast and quality management. • Managed and tracked scope/WBS and schedule. • Actively involved transportation business domain gathering. • Actively involved in scrum of scrum meetings, Client QA teams and Product Release plan meetings. • Managed the capacity planning, task spilt up and planning poker estimation • Managed the sprint backlog, scrum note, high level schedule, monitoring and reporting • Prepared and Managed agile scrum project management plan, configuration management plan • Onsite and offshore resources management, performance management. • Managed the sprint review meeting and sprint retrospective meeting and tracking through the trackers. • Managed quarterly SAS 70 audit by KPMG and internal audits. • Managed weekly and monthly project status report, formal project review, metrics, resource time sheet for senior management and client • Provided UST process and agile scrum session to scrum teams • Managed the project financial forecast. • Plugged-in CMMi level process.

Stabilix, Project Manager
September 2007 - March 2008, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
• Project estimation (FP), planning, schedule, monitoring and reporting • Prepared and reviewed System Requirement Specification and Software High Level Design documents. • Preparation of issue sheet and client interaction • Analysis and design class diagrams using Rational XDE 2003 • Analysis and design data module, process and architecture diagram using MS Visio 2007. • Team management and co-ordination

AppLabs, Tech Lead
October 2006 - September 2007, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
• Prepared and reviewed System Requirement Specification and Software High Level Design documents. • It is developed in MVC architecture based, the data read from XML format from Docstore which provided by GHX. • Developed purely agile based • Code review and review fixes • Preparing issue sheets and interact with client • Team management

Exposoft Inc., Sr. Software Developer
March 2002 - June 2006, Detroit, MI, United States
• Developed both Session and Entity Beans representing different types of Business Logic. • Used JSP for developing dynamic web page contents. • Validations are developed in client side and server side using Struts validator framework. • Used a few design patterns like business delegate, Singleton, Service locator. 1 Implemented Common Framework Classes • Logging mechanism, using Log4J. • Classes to Read and Write to Files. 2 Involved in Architectural Discussions. 3 Developed Stateless Session Beans, using Session Façade EJB Design Pattern. 4 Developed Singleton classes for initializing the Data Sources. 5 Implemented Transactions by setting the Transaction attributes and Isolation 6 Implemented Class to cache the EJB Homes using Service Locator Pattern. 7 Implemented JSP Pages and Action classes using Struts Web Application Frame work 8 Involved in Reverse Engineering the code and generating Sequence, Activity Diagrams using Rational Rose.

ICTR, Sr. Software Engineer
September 1999 - March 2002, Koattakkal, Kerala, India
Commissioned as a developer for Research and Development software, which runs the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Machines, the ROBOSOFT application is built for various industrial purposes. Responsibilities: • Completed a pain shaking study about the PMD 1401 and PMD Navigator 2000, which are the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) chip sets used to control the CNC machine. • Conceptualized the code, generated and tested modules for “Script Runner”, used to write subroutines of the DSP processor chip sets • Established logical design and wrote programs for “Linear Interpolation” and “circular Interpolation” • Played an integral role in the in the design, programming and implementation of a 2D graph for the machine movement.

Roots Systems, Software Engineer
August 1997 - August 1999, Calicut, Kerala, India
• Managed the physical development of software for network group communications using C, C++ in IPX protocol as part of the graduation projects. A LAN based system fostering up to 30 user communications and interactions • This project was part of engineering graduation. • Increased programs operating efficiency translated requirements into code language and wrote detailed documentation for the operation of the applications by users and computer operators.