Pankaj Swami

  

Manager, Software Development, Invensys

Location: Lake Forest, CA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Pankaj Swami

Software Development: 15 years
- Large scale agile and lean software development
- Hybrid skills; Management + hands-on
- Process driven, metrics & measurements on demand
- Experienced in Agile/Scrum, Kanban, Lean, RUP, Iterative development
- Invensys Certified Continuous Improvement Practitioner
- Certified Scrum Master, member of Agile Alliance
- Managed onsite & offshore development efforts 

Management: 7+ years
- Experienced at process renovation
- Scaled Enterprise Agile / Lean adoption
- Managed Engineering organizations over 60 heads
- Established offshore development organization
- Project and departmental cost accounting
- Increase operational efficiency via metrics analysis
- Built development teams (onsite and offshore) from ground up
- Formalized Dev Test strategy for development organization (both onsite and offshore)

Technology
- Strong software design skills, OOA/OOD/OOP
- Microsoft technologies: .NET 3.5, CAB, SCSF, Win32 SDK
- Java, C#, C++, C, XML, ATL, Design Patterns
- MS Project (project scheduling & tracking)
- Microsoft Team Foundation System (TFS)
- Tools: Microsoft Visual Studio, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Sourcesafe, Rational Rose, Visio, Rational Clear case, Rational ClearQuest

Specialties: Management of software development organizations including offshore and distributed teams. Process renovation - Agile transition. Institutionalization of best practices.

Agile methods (Scrum, Lean, Kanban), Software metrics, Full SDLC. Certified ScrumMaster. Lightweight development processes. Lean processes.

Work experience

Invensys, Scrum Master / Software Development Manager
October 2010 - Present, Lake Forest, CA, United States

Invensys Operations Management is a provider of automated and information technologies, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. The product brands marketed by Invensys Operations Management include Foxboro (industrial automation systems including associated services, instruments, transmitters and SCADA), SimSci-Esscor (simulations and optimization), and Wonderware (industrial automation software).

Scrum Master for cross functional team and Scrum coach for additional scrum teams. Also playing role of Scrum Master for Scrum Of Scrums across 5-7 distributed scrum teams.


Lead large cross-functional project teams in design and development for the ArchestrA platform. ArchestrA "industrializes" .NET and other Microsoft technologies for building operations management solutions for manufacturing, production, and facilities operations. 

Key contributor to the enterprise adoption of Agile/Scrum/Lean methodologies throughout Invensys Operations Management division. 

 

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, Scrum Master / Software Development Manager
January 2008 - October 2010, Torrance, CA, United States

Actively participated in rollout of Enterprise Agile across CCH locations in Torrance, Wichita, India. 

Took on the role of scrum master for cross functional teams and also took on the role of scrum master for Scrum Of Scrums coordinating and managing dependencies across multiple distributed scrum teams.

Personally managed multiple development teams on Pfx.NET ProSystem Tax (aka NextGen, the massive greenfield development of Pfx ProSystem Tax using Microsoft .Net technolgies). Responsible for Tax technology (calculation engine), Tax UI, Tax Import/Export, Tax Batch Manager, Tax Print, Correspondence Manager and Tax services (WCF service layer). NextGen is a mutli-tiered enterprise and ASP application that utilizes Microsoft's Smart Client (CAB+WPF) technology along with WCF services on the server. Development methodology of choice was Agile/Scrum.