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Ashvin Gondalia

  

Associate Project Manager, Accenture

Location: Pune, IN


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Pune

Biography

I am having 14 years of experince in software industry and played technicle and managerial roll Following are few my responsibilities

Accenture| www.accenture.com

Associate Project Manager | Pune| Feb, 2013 – till date

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Accenture like:

 

Managerial

  • Played associate project manager role with following few but not limited responsibilities
    • Managing UK retail client for UI with team size of 6

 

GK Management| www.flightnetwork.com

Project Manager | Ahmadabad| May, 2012 – Aug, 2012

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in GK Management like:

 

Managerial

  • Played a project manager role with following few but not limited responsibilities
    • Managing multiple products with ranging team size from 4 to 9
      • Schedule management for releases
        • creating Project plans and execute project according to it
      • Meeting stakeholders expectations
        • Daily meeting with resources
        • Weekly meeting with higher management
        • Weekly and as and when required, product owner interaction
        • Weekly meeting with Program Director to discuss potential risk and mitigation/contingency plans
      • People management
        • Resources leave management
        • Resources skill enhancement motivation
        • Constantly updating on schedule and current status, getting impediments and take necessarily action to close it
        • Identify resource risk and maintain risk register

Technical                    

  • Acted as a guide for Cars and Vacations project, these projects would be developed in Jsp, Servlet, Hibernate, Spring, Oracle

 

Cyabge Software| www.cybage.com

Sr.  System Analyst | Gandhinagar| Feb, 2010 – May, 2012

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Cybage like:

 

  • Played a project manager role with following few but not limited responsibilities
    • Managing maintenance project with 4 resources including 1 QA
      • Schedule management for releases
        • creating Project plans and execute project according to it
      • Meeting stakeholders expectations
        • Daily meeting with resources
        • Weekly meeting with higher management
        • Weekly and as and when required, client interaction
      • Maintaining risk with timely revision for mitigation and contingency plans
        • Scheduled weekly meeting with DM to discuss potential risk and mitigation/contingency plans
      • Meeting process group expectations
        • As the project was transferred from Pune few years back, found it very poor in terms of process follow ups hence implementing/enhancing few processes
        • Executed few CAR and DAR
      • People management
        • Resources leave management
        • Resources skill enhancement motivation
        • Constantly updating on schedule and current status, getting impediments and take necessarily action to close it
        • Identify resource risk and maintain risk register
      • Client communications
        • Having weekly meeting with client for status/impediments updates and plan, road map discussion, few risk sharing

 

  • Deriving progress prototype for another java project with 2 developers
    • Development management
      • Identifying/freezing  requirements
      • Guiding resource on approaches
      • Handling Status meeting with resources

 

  • worked as a onsite coordinator for four projects (Artiion, DNA, Odpp, FED)
    • Setup processes to monitor the progress of the development for various projects
    • Client management in terms of requirement gathering, progress tracking, participating in releases planning, issue/problems communication and resolution for offshore team
    • Identify potential issue and worked with Manager for mitigation or contingency

 

Cognizant Technologies | www.cognizant.com

Sr. Associate | Pune | Sep, 2008 – Sep, 2009

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Cognizant like:

 

  • Participated in forecasting
  • Billing invoices generation
  • Managing SOW and PO’s with financial aspects.
  • Analysis few reports like CPR, Flash, Utilization
  • Profitability forecasting
  • Reserves tracking and resolution
  • In another project worked as a individual contributor (Design – Develop J2EE application for FPL)
  • Miscellaneous jobs

 

Fiserv Technologies | www.fiserv.com

Sr. Project Leader| Pune | Oct, 2007 – June, 2008

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Fiserv like:

 

  • Worked as SCRUM Master
  • Lead team sizes ranging from 8- 12 engineers
  • Involved deeply into requirements design with the customer
  • Handled customer communication for all technology needs
  • Tracked the progress of sprint with sprint report and burn-down chart
  • Proactively handled problems/issues faced by team

 

Symphony services | www.symphonysv.com

Sr. software engg. | Pune | May, 2006 – Sep, 2007

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Symphony like:

 

  • Lead team sizes ranging from 3- 7 engineers
  • Handled customer communication for all technology needs
  • Design and developed J2EE solutions
  • Developed J2EE application

 

Zensar Technologies | www.zensar.com

Sr. Consultant | Pune | Sep, 2005 – May, 2006

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Zensar like:

 

  • Involved deeply into requirements design phases with the customer
  • Handled customer communication for all technology needs
  • Design and developed ECO Matrix application

 

Chimera Technologies | www.chimeratechnologies.com

Sun microsystems

Professional Consultant | Bangalore| Nov, 2004 – August, 2005

 

Responsibilities:

Highlights of work done in Chimera like:

 

  • Acted as a individual contributor for one project as well as a team player for other project
  • Involved deeply into requirements design phases with the customer
  • Design and developed J2EE application
  • Developed J2EE application as a team player

Articles I've written

Self-Managed Team Challenges
There are many challenges for self-managed teams. What I have learned is from my experience in development. Teams are mainly like this. . . .

Make Sure a User Story Has Enough Detail
I have observed many times that a user story is not up to the mark, especially if the product owner is internal. . . .

Scrum and Operations
Scrum reduces gaps between business and development -- but it does not suggest much about how to bridge gaps between development and operations.

 

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