Prateek Shrivastava

  

Engineering Manager, Nokia

Location: Bangalore

+91-959-181-0145

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Bangalore

Biography

Prateek has spent over 14 years in IT industry in various roles ranging from Software Developer to Scrum Master to Product Owner to Agile Coach. He is well versed with traditional Waterfall Project Management methodology as well as as Agile Project Management.He has been practicing Agile for last 5 years and brings with himself vast experience in the field of Scrum, XP and Kanban. He has coached and managed team of size 80 in distributed geographies and have made significant differences to the way projects are being executed.

Prateek is PMI-PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner, who are very few in the world), CSP, and CSM certified.

Other than curricular activities, Prateek is an active member of PMI Chapter in Bangalore and frequently delivers talk on various Agile topics. Prateek is also closely involved with Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research as guest speaker in Round-table conferences and their MBA candidate selection.

Work experience

Nokia Inc, Program Manager, Agile Coach, Product Owner
February 2010 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Key responsibilities:

·         Planned and executed multiple programs end-2-end under Identity Management umbrella.

·         Worked as Scrum Coach inside the organization organizing several trainings and coaching programs.

·         Manages Product Backlog, Team Velocity, Sprint/Product Burn Down charts and share with all stakeholders

·         Organize and facilitate various planning, estimation, backlog grooming and review meetings

·         Being senior member of the organization, built solid scrum masters who could take over responsibility to understand and enforce the rules of Scrum as per Twelve Agile Principles.

·         Removing impediments from team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work

·         Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical departments such as marketing and legal.

·         Communicate with senior management, developers, customers and technical support specialists on product plan and issues.

·         Manage third-party partner and/or vendor relationships, as necessary.

Achievements:

1.     Complete turn-around of the team which was lacking focus, direction and accountability to a team of highly motivated individuals who deliver good quality software leading to ZERO escape defects

2.     Expand the business by bringing in fifteen new internal Nokia services to use our product

3.     Implemented key XP practices such as Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, Test Driven Development, Collective Code Ownership, Test Automation

4.     Strong progress towards continuous delivery mode.

 

5.     Achieved 100% test automation

Cisco inc, Technical Lead/ Scrum Master
September 2007 - January 2010, San Jose, CA, United States

Key responsibilities:

·         All responsibilities of Scrum Master such as facilitating Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review and Retrospection.

·         Lead continuous improvement in Scrum practices.

·         Lead and guide a team of talented individuals on day-to-day basis to deliver product exceeding quality benchmark and help maintain the program on target.

·         Present alternative approaches for estimates and scope decisions that meet client’s objectives

·         Identify and recommend changes to established practices and policies.

·         Negotiate scope changes to produce win-win results

·         Identify, quantify and track issues and risks in the project.

·         Create and analyze reports on track status, issues and risks. Report major risks and issues to the Project leadership and stakeholders.

Achievements:

1.     Product won the honor of “MacWorld Best of Show” at MacWorld Expo 2009.

2.     Top 25% performer in the Business Unit.

 

3.     Helped successfully deliver multiple high quality products within defined budget and timelines.

Seven Networks, Technical team Lead/ Sr. Software Engineer
October 2006 - August 2007, Redwood City, CA, United States

Lead and architect the development of the next generation integrated multi-account complete messaging client on BREW and uiOne platform for an enhanced end-user experience.

Key responsibilities:

·         Architect several Base Class utilities forming the foundation of the product.

·         Work on in-house UI Framework for enhanced end-user experience.

·         Participate in team appraisals, project milestone and code reviews. Work closely with QA.

·         Actively maintain the Project Plan, Functional Specification, Design Document, and Working Document.

Achievements:

1.     Successfully delivered the BREW email client to Sprint that got embedded on the latest handsets.

 

2.     Evangelized email prototype on uiOne technology

Nokia Inc, User Interface Chief
November 2004 - September 2006, San Diego, CA, United States

Efficiently performed tasks ranging from product code development to interacting with marketing team and in the areas of Project Planning and Product Creation Process.

Key responsibilities:

·         Capture/ Implement/ Track UI software requirement for the program

·         Participate in program R&D milestone reviews for UI software deliverables.

·         Interface with other groups and Core Software Chiefs, Product Stream Leads, Customer Stream Leads, and Product Marketing Managers

Achievements:

1.     Keeping the program on target

 

2.     Letter of Appreciation awarded from Client (Sprint) Team.

Scanbuy Inc, Software Engineer
February 2003 - October 2004, New York, NY, United States

Co-inventor of two patented research products. Software Engineer to Team Lead.

ITC Infotech India Ltd., Software Engineer
October 1999 - July 2001, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Played various roles from fresh recruit to Team Leader.