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Arijit Ghosh

  

Agile Coach / Program Director, American Express

Location: UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

ARIJIT GHOSH

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Experience of over 15 years in IT industry
  • Worked within Banking (Digital, Compliance, Regulatory), Public Sector (Transport), Gaming, Financial, Telecom, Mobile, Services and online Retail industries
  • Few clients: Amex, Barclaycard, Network Rail, John Lewis, Betfair, Synchronica, British Telecom and many more
  • Experience as an Agile Coach for new programme and CoE setup as well as transitioning teams (both development and business)
  • Experience in delivering Agile workshops for leadership (technology and business)
  • Responsible for managing project managers and corresponding platform teams as part of large-scale digital transformation program
  • Responsible for program and project budgeting with deliveries of £10m+
  • Experience of training Product Owners through User Story workshops
  • Extensive experience with Agile methodologies delivering end-to-end projects – from inception to delivery
  • Experience in consulting as part of strategic organisational and business change requirements
  • Extensive experience as analyst to help product owner define product backlog for financial transaction system and ecommerce projects
  • Responsible for supporting COOs and VP Products to build up strategic roadmaps and milestones
  • Hands on coaching for multiple Scrum project teams – including BAs, Developers, Tech Leads and QAs.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationship with key stakeholders (Marketing, Pre-Sales, Product, Regulators, Security, Finance) and reporting directly to Directors and CXOs
  • Full delivery responsibility (including budgeting) for varied projects – Finance, Gaming, Spread Betting, Content Management, CRM projects, 3rd party integration, Migration, Payment gateways, Datawarehouse, white label B2B solution, web optimisation, business change projects, regulatory projects, multi-language / multi-currency web projects, e-commerce and m-commerce projects and many more.
  • Experience of using tools like Jenkins, SoapUI, Visio, SnagIt, JIRA, Rally, Microsoft Sharepoint, Salesforce, MS Project and Confluence as collaboration tools

Work experience

Cognizant Technology Solutions,
January 2014 - August 2015, London, GB
● Agile Coach as part of Agile Coaching community ● Responsible for Agile training and workshops for individual teams ● Managing distributed cross functional teams. Working very closely with the Change Manager and offshore development and test teams ● Responsible for setting up JIRA and Confluence (Administration and Maintenance) for the project along with in-house training for the team – used for product backlog and project management ● Supporting teams with relevant best practices and tools for delivering production ready code in 3 week sprints ● Managing daily standups, Sprint Planning, Show & Tell sessions, Demonstrations, Retrospectives and all other scrum ceremonies for pilot teams and coaching others ● Agile Coaching for multiple project teams across the organisation ● Responsible to work with other Agile coaches to establish Governance along with Agile Transformation roadmap ● Additionally, delivery responsibility as Senior Scrum Master for 2 “pilot” teams to help them with their Agile maturity across the full IT stack.

Betfair, Consultant
October 2012 - January 2014, London, GB
Initially has been responsible for migrating existing product data. This was followed by integration with new 3rd party vendor. I have additionally responsible for delivering product jurisdiction variances i.e. customised product feature compliant to different country regulations. • Facilitating stand ups, retrospectives, show and tells, backlog grooming and sprint planning meetings • Working with product owners across the business to ensure continuity of prioritised user stories as per company objectives • Delivering product backlog • Working closely with offshore team to deliver the projects

Tyche Consulting, Head of Project Management
February 2011 - September 2012, London, London, GB
• Responsible for defining the full Project Life Cycle and standardise processes across all projects in London Office - Agile methodology (SCRUM) • Responsible for aligning project priorities as per the Global initiatives • Responsible for identifying and planning for project resources and co-ordinate with recruitment team to get the right talent • Responsible for rolling out company-wide centralised Real-time Data Warehouse system for all locations • Responsible for rolling out Agile practices and train up teams in London and other global locations of the company

 

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