Prabhaker Panditi

  

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum Group

Biography

Passionate leader committed to bringing out the best in people and creating a fulfilling work experience for associates, leading to world class teams that generate profitable results and delighted customers. Deeply interested in Scrum and other Agile methodologies and their application in various areas.

 Profile Summary

  • 17 years of experience in leading large, complex IT programs and engagements. Profitably managed multi-million $ programs across geographies and technologies, including multi-country ERP rollouts.
  • Worked with world class clients including Deutsche Bank, Citi Bank, Oracle Corporation, Swisscom, DHL and GE.
  • PMP and Certified Scrum Master. Trained as PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and participatied in PMI-ACP Pilot program.
  • Expert in Agile methodologies that provide quick time to market.  Experience in setting up agile competency centre and distributed, scalable agile teams.
  • Delivered projects in diverse domains -Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, CRM, and Supply Chain; and diverse technologies – Java, .Net, Oracle ERP, Siebil, etc.
  • Expertise in BFSI, with functional knowledge in Capital Markets, Securities Services -Equities, Clearing and Settlement, Corporate Actions, Securities Lending, Securities Billing and Collateral Management.
  • Establishing and managing offshore development centre for a global conglomorate and overseeing strategic offshore-onsite programs for global clients.
  • Collaborating with global clients on vision, business goals, opportunities and value drivers to identify ROI opportunities leading to business growth.
  • Highly Skilled in Managing P&L for portfolio of projects & achieve profitability goals,  Engagement management, on-site/offshore mix strategy.
  • Adept at building high performance teams from ground up, resource planning, recruitment, mentoring and performance mgmt.
  • Managed business applications portfolio and demonstrated return on IT investments.
  • Significant contribution in customer engagement management and presales.

 Education/Cerification

  • Advanced Diploma in Management, ICFAI
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Masters Degree in Commerce, Osmania University
  • Association of Company Secretaries of India - Intermediate (ACS-Inter)

Professional Training

  • Summit Leadership Development, Right Management/Grow Talent
  • Emergent Leaders, iDiscoveri, India      
  • Leadership Development Course, Gateways Business Consultants
  • Business Intervention Consultancy, Institute of International Research, Dubai
  • Advanced Business Strategy by Institute of International Research, Dubai

 

Work experience

Polaris Software Lab. Ltd., Vice President
June 2011 - Present, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Customer engagement management. Understand their needs and collaborate with account management and delivery units across India to present the optimal solution to customer. As a scrum evangelist, demonstrate the value of using scrum to various customers. Establish and lead scrum projects through Project Managers and Scrum Masters. Oversee multiple projects and manage profitability, customer satisfaction and associate engagement.

Polaris Software Lab. Ltd., Asst. Vice President
March 2006 - June 2011, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
• Manage and contribute to growth of critical engagements. • Collaborate with sales/account-management on opportunity identification, account mining, proposals and negotiation. • Work with pre-sales for RFP evaluation, proposal preparation, requirement studies and customer presentations. • Profitably set up and manage offshore-onsite engagements for several global conglomerates. • Deliver projects in diverse areas in BFSI/Capital Markets across technologies. • Represent in critical initiatives like recruitment/fulfillment, Third Party Information Security Audit (TIPSA) and Offshore Delivery Centre (ODC) set up on need basis. • Build and groom leaders for the next level.

Marvel ERP Solutions, Practice Head
November 2005 - December 2005, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
• Contribute to strategic vision and business expansion. • Establish and build ERP delivery unit. • Engaged in delivering projects across India and abroad. • Introduce project management methodologies, tools and techniques.

Oracle Corporation, Sr.Principle Consultant
August 2005 - October 2005, Bangalore, India
• Ensure compliance to quality standards and global delivery standard operating procedures (SOPs). • Conduct project health check and recommend remedial steps for project issues. • Spearhead Project Spot Checks (SC) and Delivery Assurance Reviews (DARs) for several projects.

Zamil Industrial Investment Company, Enterprise Applications Manager
June 2003 - August 2005, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
• Conceive and initiate Various ERP projects to improve business processes, save costs, lead to integration of disparate IT systems or solve business problems. • Project Portfolio Management. • Deliver projects across technologies including Oracle ERP, Remedy CRM, Java based Quotation system, etc. • Demonstrate business value and ROI for IT projects initiated • Develop Service Level Agreements, Service Delivery Metrics and Performance Measurements. • Formulate strategy for IT support, implementations/ enhancements to business systems. • Manage multi-site, multi-organization ERP implementations involving Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and CRM Modules, with several complex interfaces to disparate systems. • Business Applications and IT Strategy development and Operations Management; • Negotiate with external vendors in finalizing project scope, cost and execution plans.

Zamil Conect, Project Manager
June 2000 - June 2003, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
• Profitable and on-schedule projects delivery, managing projects from initiation to closure, risk and quality management. • Project scope definition, planning, execution, control and closeout. • Resource planning, recruitment and optimum utilization. • Manage stakeholders’ expectations and acceptance criteria. • Evaluation of RFPs, preparation of proposals, requirement studies and product demos • Work with multi-cultural teams comprising of internal staff and external vendors. • Managing user expectations and acceptance criteria, coordinate with Business Unit Heads and group CIO.

Zamil Conect, Functional Consultant
May 1998 - June 2000, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
• Implementation of Oracle ERP Modules in Finance, Distribution and Manufacturing. • Organize and conduct current process analysis workshops, produce Current State Assessment Document. • Conduct Future State Design workshops and develop Future State Design Documents. • Produce Gap Analysis and Interface Requirements documents. • Module setups, user training and post go live support.