Nisha Shoukath

  

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, People10 Technosoft Private Limited

Location: Bangalore, India


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Nisha is a passionate Agilist with expertise in delivering large technology projects in retail banking and capital markets across North America, Middle East, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

As the Co-founder and COO of People10 which is an Agile company based in Bangalore, she is responsible for defining and implementing business growth strategy. As an Agilist and Consulting Partner, she evangelises the company philosophy of Agile, defines agile delivery framework and does consulting and coaching assignment on Agile practices

She is an industry coach in advanced project management and strategic execution since 2005, and has orchestrated workshops for over 1,000 managers in Fortune 100 companies across IT, telecom, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, banking and insurance sectors. Nisha has expertise in client engagement, business development, PMO setup, strategic change management and agile transformation. She is passionate about fostering leadership and innovation, and is a staunch believer in quality and taking things to the finish line.

In her past as Senior Vice President for Operations Technology at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, she grew the offshore delivery unit to over 250 people. Prior to Société Générale, Nisha worked with the Swiss banking group Habib Bank AG Zurich at the Dubai head office, and in Toronto delivering technology solutions for global entities.

Nisha holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from CUSAT, is certified in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University, and is a Project Management Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

Specialties

Delivery Management, Strategic execution and Leadership, Client engagement, Business development, Strategic change management, Agile transformation, Agile coaching, Agile delivery frameworks, Agile PMO

 

Work experience

People10 Technosoft Private Limited, Co-Founder, COO, Agilist
June 2011 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
People10 is an agile software delivery and consulting company. My role as Co-Founder and COO is to ensure that the company's agile services are established and running well. I am responsible for hiring and grooming Agile experts and also evangelizing Agile delivery frameworks. As a consulting partner, I am consulting on Agile for various companies and I also speak in public forums for spreading Agile awareness.

Societe Generale GSC, Senior Vice President - Operations Technology
August 2006 - May 2011, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
As a delivery head : Managing Operations technology team, setup Front office technology team, setup development hub for Asia. As an Agilist, led Scrum implementation across multiple technology teams since 2006. Designed and implemented in-house Agile certification program. Played the role of Product owner and delivery manager for developing in-house Agile tool used by thousands of people in distributed agile mode.

Wipro Infotech, Project Manager
May 2006 - August 2006, Mumbai, India
Managing IT projects in banking domain

Habib Canadian Bank, IT Officer
May 2004 - April 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Implementing new IT systems and managing IT operations of Canadian retail banking branch

Habib Bank AG Zurich, IT Officer
March 2001 - April 2004, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Software engineer / Business Analyst for developing and implementing retail banking product in Java technology

Atinav Inc, Software Engineer
October 1998 - February 2001, Cochin, Kerala, India
Java programmer making JDBC drivers and wireless products (WAP gateways).. etc