Before coming into Agile methodologies, I worked as a seasoned developer for around 6 years and sometime as a contractor in US. We were following the traditional methods to deliver the work like waterfall/prototype.
I've been working in agile environment since November 2008. Initially I was a team member working in small scrum teams and it was difficult to understand what Agile methodologies want to teach you. But down the line it was really a good experience of inspecting our work and adapting to changes to improve in every sprint (we're working in 2 week sprint and 2 sprint release) As we were working on a product based company, it was amazing to add new feature, releasing and getting feedbacks from the support/customers. Most important , it helped me to focus on the quality of the product than just delivering and fogetting the projects. I saw the product taking shape using the agile methodologies.
Then my role was elevated to work as a tech lead and still scrum helped me alot to cope up wit my resposibilites. In Dec 2011, I got a chance to attend the training sesion by Pete Deemer in Bangalore and get my CSM certifications. It actually helped me to understand the role of ScrumMaster in Agile environment and also help me to understand the different approach from Project Manager.
Now I have been handling a team of seven members and facilitates their work as a Scrum Master. I believe it is rewarding to see your work going in short spans Nd getting feedbacks from customers/ product owners.
CCH Collaborative Solutions, Development Lead
July 2012 - Present, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
CH Collaborative Solutions (formerly Acclipse) is a business unit within Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company.
Wolters Kluwer enables legal, tax, finance, and healthcare professionals to be more effective and efficient. We provide information, software, and services that deliver vital insights, intelligent tools, and the guidance of subject-matter experts.
We create value by combining information, deep expertise, and technology to provide customers with solutions that improve their quality and effectiveness. Professionals turn to us when they need actionable information to better serve their clients.
Our 175+ years of history stretch across many geographies and areas of expertise.
Acclipse, Development Lead
November 2008 - July 2012, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
Acclipse is a NZ based company provides accounting practice solutions to accountants in New Zealand, Australia and UK. Works to provide Web applications and various different software products that caters the need of accountants in their day to day activities. It includes document management, Tax management and practice management.
Sozoh Technologies, Programmer Analyst
January 2008 - October 2008, Edison, New Jersey, United States
This was mainly a consultant based on US. I worked for them as a Contractor on their H1B visa. I worked with multiple clients while being in US. One of the client was Direct Insite based on Long Island, NY. The project I worked on was Paperless Invoicing System. I was mainly involved in writing the code to read the data feeds, move that to staging server for validating the data and then storing in the databases. It was a complex project and required lots of Unit tests to be written. I worked on Nunit framework to write the tests.