Krishna Botcha has over 11 years of experience in IT project planning, execution and delivery. He has worked with Agile software development teams ... Read More
Project Manager/ ScrumMaster at Wipro Limited
Bangalore, Karnataka 560100
November 2003-February 2013
Employer – Wipro Technologies Customer – Nationwide Insurance Location – Columbus, OH and Bangalore, India Project – Agent Gateway Sales and Service (AGSS) Project Manager/ Scrum Master (Agile) - Responsible for submitting responses to RFPs, developing on costing/ staffing models, contract negotiation, documenting SoWs, initiating projects, hiring project teams, promoting continuous improvements, knowledge management and managing project deliverables. - Prepared Project plan and developed release milestones presented to the program sponsors. Worked with customer senior management to develop release schedule, publish budget forecasts and obtain product acceptance. - Handled staffing decisions, evolving a project organization and resource responsibility mapping - Managed Onshore and Offshore teams, providing career paths and development road maps, conduct performance evaluation, enforcing a mentored growth plan and securing financial incentives for key contributors. - Project Risk Management by documenting risks, evolving mitigation plan and monitoring and tracking risks. Implementing mitigation plan once a risk event is triggered. - Weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to Customer Managers, Directors and Sponsors. - Training and coaching teams on Agile methodology and adopting Customer’s Application Development Center processes. - Enabled the setting up of collaborative team space, introduced the Visual Management system (story boards) and make the Distributed Agile model operational at offshore. - As a Scrum Master implemented visual management system using story boards, paired programming, continuous integration and conducted daily stand-ups, retrospective and demos.