Suresh Muchakurti

  

Project Manager , Hewlett-Packard

Location: Houston, TX

321-536-2444

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Agile Project Manager ~ Scrum Master

12 years of progressive software development, Project and Program management experience in delivering optimal results and business value in high-growth environments

 

Dynamic, results-driven, certified Agile Project Management Professional (PMI-ACP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with extensive experience in designing, developing, testing and delivering the full lifecycle of software development projects.

                      

Goal is to maximize productivity, increase efficiency, and control costs while meeting objectives using the Agile Principles and practices.

Work experience

Hewlett-Packard, Project Manager
July 2014 - Present, Houston, Texas, US
• Managing multiple Scrum teams simultaneously consisting of: Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Functional analysts, QAs and Developers • Release Planning and defining the Project Scope and Time Line for the Project • Responsible for Resource Management and prioritization and forecasting for the project • Tracking and reporting on all project resources and monitoring project costs against the established budget • Developing periodic reports to reflect project performance and publicizing the teams progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to the Leadership • Developing and maintaining key project documentation to include the Project Plan, Project Schedule, Risk and Issue logs, and implementation plan • Creating & defining the scrum process for the department • Coaching mentoring and evangelizing scrum to Scrum team members and providing constructive performance feedback • Utilizing agile project management tools to monitor team velocity, product/sprint backlogs, and release and sprint progress • Managing geographically distributed teams and off-shore development teams. • Recommending and implementing enhancements to the project management methodology and toolset as necessary

Bona Fide Management Inc, Project Manager
January 2014 - July 2014, Rockledge , Florida, US
• Managing multiple Scrum teams simultaneously consisting of: Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Functional analysts, QAs and Developers • Release Planning and defining the Project Scope and Time Line for the Project • Responsible for Resource Management and prioritization and forecasting for the project • Tracking and reporting on all project resources and monitoring project costs against the established budget • Developing periodic reports to reflect project performance and publicizing the teams progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to the Leadership • Developing and maintaining key project documentation to include the Project Plan, Project Schedule, Risk and Issue logs, and implementation plan • Creating & defining the scrum process for the department • Coaching mentoring and evangelizing scrum to Scrum team members and providing constructive performance feedback • Utilizing agile project management tools to monitor team velocity, product/sprint backlogs, and release and sprint progress • Managing geographically distributed teams and off-shore development teams. • Recommending and implementing enhancements to the project management methodology and toolset as necessary

Aeries Technology/Applied Discovery, Agile Project Manager
February 2013 - January 2014, Hyderabad, India, IN
Agile Project Manager • Facilitated daily stand ups, retrospectives, sprint planning, demos, and grooming • Managed and forecasted resource capacity. • Worked with Product Owners to maintain sprint backlog and product backlog. • Removed roadblocks • Coordinated and facilitated UATs with Product Owner and end-users • Facilitated the process for deploying service and feature packs into the Production environment • Managed and facilitated the Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) process • Managed and oversaw distributed software development project teams’ work tasks • Worked closely with the businesses to gather and document business scope, requirements, user stories, and user acceptance criteria • Managed risks and facilitated mitigations • Created weekly status reports and generated metric reports • Refined existing and created new project management processes • Helped in Release Management by coordinating/scheduling the release with the Change Management Team • SCRUM processes tailored to the company • Active Communication to the stakeholders.

CVM Solutions, Scrum Master
April 2011 - February 2013, Hyderabad, India, IN
Scrum Master • Championed the Scrum Policies and Practices. • Established and documented the organisation scrum methodology as per the environmental factors. • Coached and monitored the team in following the scrum and agile principles. • Participated in Product understanding and Release Planning. • Participated In release planning and estimated the Product Back log. • Participated in Iteration planning and helped the team in identifying the "Definition of Done". • Helped in backlog prioritization with the product owner. • As a Scrum Master established the daily stand up rules and helped the team in overcoming the issues identified • Facilitate planning meetings like Iteration Planning, Iteration Reviews • Facilitating on overall testing effort (including test strategy, test plan, test cases, test data) across iterations • Facilitate the Defect Triage meeting and helped the team in prioritising the Incidents/defects. • Participated in Cross functional Team meetings and Individual team member coaching. • Defect Prioritization and Maintain product incident/defect/impediments list • Helped the team in identifying the functional areas for test automation effort. • Helped the team in identifying the action items for process improvements from Retrospective meetings