Pankaj Kumar Nakhat

  

Agile Test Consultant and Scrum Master

Location: Chelmsford


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Pankaj Nakhat

Agile Test manager and Certified Scrum Master with more than nine years of extensive experience working with industry leader consultancies and Banks.

Experience of successfully delivering large scale enterprise applications under Agile/Scrum environment. Possess excellent client interaction, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills. A passionate team player and leader having excellent communication skills, interact easily with people from diverse backgrounds on technical and professional levels. 

ü  I have more than 9 years of experience in Agile Test management,  Test planning, Enterprise application testing, functional and non-functional test automation and Automation Framework designing.

ü  Strong experience in Agile Test management and working under agile environment.

ü  Diverse experience of coaching team for various aspects of Agile and enabling the transition.

ü  Test management experience on both offshore and onshore model under distributed Agile and traditional project.

ü  Experience in team leading, risk analysis, estimation, project monitoring and Metrics collection.

ü  Built large QA teams from scratch which involved resourcing, budgeting, hiring and mentoring new joiners.

ü  Experience of successfully rolling out QA processes and strategies on large scale projects.

ü  Experience of working on Agile project management tools like Greenhoper, Mingle, Wiki etc.

ü  Versatile experience of managing releases and defects on large projects with various tools like Jira, Test Director, Mingle.


Work experience

JP Morgan Chase, Agile QA Manager
September 2011 - April 2012, London, United Kingdom
Work profile – Heading a large Agile Testing Program for WSS. Work profile – As a QA Manager for this distributed Agile program I was looking after QA function to make sure right tools and strategies in place. I am also building a new Test team at the moment to achieve long terms goal and strategies. Also fairly involved in Automation test strategies and tools selection and implementation. I have successfully rolled out infrastructure and framework to enable parallel BDD execution using Hudson, Jbehave and Selenium (Webdriver).

HSBC , Head of Testing
April 2010 - September 2011, London, United Kingdom
Work profile – As a Head of Testing for the IASG – Fixed Income division, I am responsible for the overall testing deliveries of the project under Agile methodologies. I lead a team of testers and also manage relationship with other upstream and downstream teams for different testing requirement of the project. My works also involves liaising with business to plan and execute UAT. Key Achievements: • Developed new working testing strategy to Align the testing process with Agile methodologies. • Built the QA Team and mentored the new joiners to fully enable them to deliver effectively. • Rolled out BDD Tools and Processes which was accepted by all stakeholders of the projects. • Developed a new Automation framework to allow better test coverage. • Part of the team to win Most Valuable Agile Project awards in Agile awards UK 2010 • Helped the team to work toward Zero bug policy.