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Aneesh Kumar A


Scrum Master, IBM

Location: Bangalore


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I, Aneesh Kumar A am an IT professional with close to 15 years of experience in Software Development . I have started as a Junior Java Developer for Tata Consultancy Services ( a leading IT services provider in India ) and eventually went on to become a Java Tech Lead , Scrum Master over the course of time. My agile journey started of in 2010 in IBM where I was trained to be Scrum Master and took up the role to part of large scale scrum involving 16 teams of eight members each working on a common product on 4G stack for a major telecom equipment provider . Along with standard Scrum Practices like Sprint Planning , Daily Stand Up , Sprint Review , Retrospective etc , my team also practised XP practices like TDD ,ATDD, CI and continuous refactoring along with Standard Scrum Practices. In 2013 I went to Agile SME role where I helped transition new Agile projects taken up by IBM to follow Scrum methodology. I was also involved in evaluating existing practices followed by client and suggest better ways of adopting them in distributed offshore development model. I also had to train management and team members on Agile and XP practices so that they can get started . I did agile SME role for IT projects relating to banking product client , electronic component distribution client , and Indian Telecom Service Provider ( all clients of IBM ) In May 2014 I took up the role of Scrum Master and Agile Coach for a new co-located Scrum team in IBM for a Storage Appliances client based out of US and working out of client office in Bangalore . This involved understanding of existing Agile processes followed by clients US team and setting up the process for the new team in India. It also involved training the offshore team and other offshore stakeholders on Agile /Scrum practices. In parallel I also worked in Agile Center of excellence in Bangalore IBM where I helped train aspiring Scrum Masters , Project managers on Agile Adoption and helped new and existing projects to get more clarity on Agile / Scrum best practices. All the while I was also participating in Scrum meetups / other Agile meetups in Bangalore where I got to understand about the latest happening in Agile as well as network with fellow Agile practitioners. The journey has been exiting so far and still continues ..

Work experience

IBM, Scrum Master
July 2010 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
I have total experience of close to 15 years out of which 5 years has been in IBM where I played Scrum Master Role

Thomson Reuters,
May 2015 - June 2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
For this company I worked as Lead Software Engineer - Java . I was responsible for design , getting it approved and working with team to ensure smooth delivery and resolve any post production defects

Tata Consultancy Services,
September 2001 - May 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
I joned as Junior Developer Java in this company and eventually played the role of Java Designer ( UI and Middleware) and Java Tech Lead and Project Lead in Banking , Financial and Embedded Systems domain


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