Vidhya Dharmaraj is currently a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Verisign. Vidhya has been working in the software industry for 10+ years and has been part of companies such as IBM India Pvt. Ltd, TCS Pvt. Ltd and Computer Associates. Vidhya is a high impact contributor with wide and successful experience leading complex IT programmes. Her strong areas are defining requirements for the web applications / backend projects / products directing frequent changes and assessing project risks upfront and identifying appropriate solutions to mitigate the risks by performing thorough analysis. She has performed the roles of Tester, Developer, Business Analyst, System Analyst, Scrum Master and Consultant in last several years. At IBM her primary job responsibility was the delivery of critical functions for semiconductor portal users, to resolve team's blockers and to help the teams increase their team velocity.She specialises in waterfall, RUP and Agile delivery methods. She has end to end SDLC experience leading projects successfully within domains like semiconductors, telecommunications, electronics and consulting. She has experience working with multicultural/cross countries teams. She is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional and has been a technical, agile and career mentor for different teams and individuals with in and outside her departments at IBM. Vidhya has a BTech degree in Computer Science. She is a focussed result oriented individual, a self-starter and a highly motivated employee who creates a very healthy, competitve and a positive environment at work.
Professional Activities / Certifications / Recognitions
CRB member of ITSpecialist Certification Profession (practicing member)
For a successful critical deliverable in Aug 2009, her contributions were recognized as part of Shankar Annaswamy's (Regional General Manager for IBM India) monthly newsletter.
Received Bravo (Award) from IBM as 'Quality Champions' for her team in 2010.
Member of CSI - Computer Society of India, IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - March 2011
IBM Certified IT Specialist - Jun 2011
Secured 1st Prize at CSI (Computer Society of India) Best Practices sharing conference - Aug 2011
IBM Certified Solution Designer (OOAD & UML) - Oct 2011
Finalist in CSI Conference on "Processes and Frameworks" - Sep 2012
Finalist and presented at Software Testing Conference (STC 2012) International conference for regional round - Oct 2012
Certified Scrum Professional Nov 2012
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP from IIBA) - Dec 2013