Get certified - Transform your world of work today

Close

Anand Kumar

  

Program Manager, ProKarma

Location: Highlands Ranch, CO, USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Denver

Biography

Anand Kumar

2014-Present, ProKarma, Program Manager, Innovation Labs

 

2011-2014, CSC, Project Management Principal Leader

Worked at Truven Health Analytics as Delivery Manager and was responsible for all CSC projects in the Workflow solutions group. Managed onsite and offshore teams. All projects were using Agile methodology. Some maintenance projects used Kanban while others were scrum.

2008-2011, University of Mary, Part time instructor

Develop course material and teach Java courses for the University. Advisory Board Member to determine CIS curriculum. Teaching Java and Advanced Java to Bachelors and Master’s students.

2003-2011, NISC, Innovation Lead

Lead the Innovation team in the RD&Q department. Managing highly technical IT resources including architects, analysts and programmers, Project management, system analysis, performance tuning, monitoring tools, technology trends and adding innovations to products 

1998-2003, GammaSoft Inc, Senior Systems Analyst

IT team management, managing multiple projects, system analysis, consulting in areas of performance tuning, software installation and technology trends, Design and development of Web applications

1997-1998, Destination, Enabler (co-founder)

As co-founder was involved in running the organization. Made plans to achieve targets - recruitment, hardware/software procurement, cash flow management. Installing and setting up the network. Preparing project proposals and project execution including programming and testing.

1990-1997, Tata InfoTech Ltd (now part of TCS), Manager

IT team management of dev and test resources, Project Management, Reporting status to C level executives of client and vendor companies, System Study, Requirement Definition, Project Proposal, Design, Development and Implementation. Recruitment and Training.

 

Work experience

ProKarma Inc, Program Manager
October 2014 - Present, Greenwood Village, CO, US
Heading Innovation Labs program. It is a strategic initiative for our tier 1 customers

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Scrum Master
December 2011 - September 2014, Greenwood Village, CO, US
I joined CSC as Delivery Manager and was at the client site (Truven Health Analytics) from day 1. In addition to several responsibilities I was also the scrum master for 4 teams. The teams changed over the years, but I was scrum master for 2-4 teams at any given time.

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), Scrum Master
July 2003 - December 2011, Mandan, ND, US
Scrum Master & Agile Evangelist I worked at NISC as the Innovation Lead in the RD&Q department. Being Innovation Lead I did my best to stay abreast of any technologies, methodologies and knowledge areas that would help me lead and manage my projects. I learnt about Agile from friends and read several books on it. I was very impressed and decided to implement it. However rather than call out for a big change I started it at the grass roots level. In June 2011 I had sessions with one of my teams (team size 4) and explained the Agile methodology. They liked but saw resistance from other departments. I spoke to other department heads about a process we are trying out to make us better respond to customer needs and bring more transparency to deliverables. We were already having meetings to review defects and enhancements. I converted it to an iteration planning meeting. Had daily standups with the teams. We had our commits, retrospectives. I introduced it to a second team and had similar success. Soon I started receiving emails from department heads and leads that over teams are doing very well with the new processes.

 

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe