My name is Murali Varadarajan, and I am a IT professional with around 20 years of experience in technology across financial, healthcare, reta... Read More
Founder, Principal Consultant Agile at SparkFX LLC
Charlotte, NC 28210
BANK OF AMERICA, E-COMMERCE, DRAM, CHARLOTTE, NC SR. TECHNOLOGY DELIVERY MANAGER – CONSULTANT Nov 2010-PRESENT • Technology Delivery Management for various MGP’s (Statement Integration & Optimization, Atlas, P2P, Targeted Offers-Connected Commerce and TOPS. • Led technology teams to deliver Product strategy & direction for a common statement platform across product line. (Deposits, Cards and Home Loans). • Product Management & Agile coach/consultant responsible for re-energizing and building a critical E-Commerce initiative (TOPS/ZEUS) to develop critical capabilities for the money movement space by implementing agile and Lean concepts. • Managed the overall scope of Non Functional Requirements for a Next Gen Multi Generational Program Atlas in E-Commerce space. Conducted JAD and FMEA sessions for the MGP involving over 57 applications teams and SME’s resulting in key decisions being made for the program. • Led Risk mitigation, feasibility and Test strategies to uncover critical process & technology bottlenecks. Created new strategies & approach for overall success including Project Management, Process, tools, technology & Application lifecycle management. PREMIER INC. CHARLOTTE, NC SR. TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER, AGILE COACH/ CONSULTANT AUG 2010-OCT 2010 • End-to-end PM leadership for an enterprise wide program, leading critical projects with budgets of over 47M. Collaboration with Product Management, Application Development, Operations, Data Management, third party software providers, project sponsors & related Steering Committees, Purchasing Partner & IT stakeholders to ensure deliverables. • Planning, tracking and reporting project portfolio status for key initiatives and products using Lean-Agile methodologies for Steering Committee & Executives. • Application Lifecycle management coach and consulting SME for establishing enterprise release standards and on boarding of tools and technologies to enable the program governance and creating a release command center approach.
Agile, Technology Delivery Manager at Bank of America
charlotte, nc 28212
March 2010-May 2010
• Created and led a high profile agile technical team to create a new data center readiness POC project, for quantitative analytics in record time on advanced platforms, technologies and infrastructure like Vertica, Hadoop and mapping. Built the team from start, including hiring and recruiting staff and vendor contracts. • Managed & delivered the Deployment/ configuration of 160 servers with over 700TB capacity from drawing board to operational state in 6 weeks flat with over 1.5M budget. • Established agile approach & agile management techniques to keep the team focused in a dynamic and ever changing executive environment with record achievements and milestones positioning the team for operational excellence in their regular workflows.
PROGRAM/ PROJECT MANAGER /APPLICATION DEV MGR / AGILE COACH/ Scrum master at Wachovia/ Wells Fargo
charlotte, nc 28210
August 2005-March 2010
• WGC TO CEO MIGRATION: Created a command center for multiple tech & business teams for the credential migration to move 90,000 customers from WGC to Commercial Electronic office portal. • APPLICATION MANAGER/ SR. DEVELOPMENT LEAD: Managed multiple technology projects, to achieve a 100% track record of delivering in time & budget. (Loan IQ, Loan Sales and Trading, Loan Platform, Portal, Servicing Projects, 1108 enhancements). • CREATING A TEAM IDENTITY: Turned around a low performing team into a model of excellence. Achieved a historical milestone of delivering a product ahead of schedule. Within 8 months, gained sponsorships for critical projects and created a team model for excellence across enterprise. • Operating committee member of Corporate PMCOP. Delivered solutions/ presentations to a large geographically distributed audience of PM’s & members (300+ audiences). • INTRODUCED AGILE METHODOLOGY: Persuaded IT, Business leaders, senior management & team members, across the enterprise to incorporate Agile as a corporate project management & development framework. Increased productivity by 300%, saved over $2.5M/year in licensing costs, decreased attrition, improved time to market & ROI. • LED THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE AGILE IMPLEMENTATION: Founding member of the Agile COP initiated training programs mapped agile artifacts to the EPMM (ECMS) and established best practices, tool evaluations & procurement to scale Agile across the enterprise. • Set stage for growth with IT automation solutions; managed first infrastructure, vendor, and solutions used in ALM, Agile Development, TDD and Automated Testing.