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Amit Kumar Singh


Agile Coach, Johnson & Johnson

Location: Limerick, Ireland


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



I am Amit Kumar Singh, having around 11 years of experience in IT industry in various role like Agile coach, Scrum Master, Lead developer, Testing, Build and Releases engineer , DB support.

I am an agile evangelist, and part of various Agile/Scrum/Lean conferences , gatherings, meets up and also member and contributor on various agile groups on networking sites. Always interested to connect to strong and knowledgeable people across the world to learn and share experience and knowledge.

A certified Scrum Professional, practicing Agile development processes ,training to internal teams ,part of lean initiatives programme of organization and a change agent for scrum implementation in various projects.

Strong technical experience in various technology like Java, JDBC, Servlets, JSP, STRUTS, SPRING, Hibernate, Web services , Mobiliser 5, Brand Mobiliser ,Wicket framework, WebLogic, Tomcat and Jboss.Experienced in various tracking , configuration management and integration  tools like Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, cruse control ,SVN, MKS etc.

Involved in different phases of software development viz. designing, coding ,testing , maintenance and production support and always interested to learn the best practices and processes and contribute in planning and development of high quality product.

Experience on various domain of projects like mCommerce, Banking, Telecom,E-Commerce and E-Learning.

I am a  Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master(CSM), ITIL V3 certified, Sun Certified Java 1.5 programmer (SCJP1.5),  IBMRAD Version 6 certified and Oracle11g(SQL fundamental 1) certified.


Work experience

Minacs, Scrum Master
June 2012 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka
 Currently performing the role of Scrum Master/Agile Coach for a distributed team based out of India and London.  Involved in rolling out of Agile process and helping teams to transform from waterfall to Agile team in a challenging and complex environment.  Performed the role of a change agent and played an instrumental role in getting buy in from stakeholders.  Ensure that the team , PO and other stakeholders have understanding of Scrum principals and adheres to it.  Coached the team to work in collaborative and cross function environment.  Working continuously with the team and other stakeholders to remove any impediments which are blocking the progress of the sprint to make sure that user story delivered as committed in sprint backlog.  Act as synchronization between different disciplines (DEV-QA-IT-Support) and enable close cooperation across other disciplines including other Architects, Developers, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Product Management, and Application/Production Support.  Arrange and facilitate Scrum project meetings (daily Standup, Sprint planning, Sprint review, backlog refinement, Sprint retrospective).  Maintain a close working relationship with Product Owner and team for backlog refinement, prioritization, defining scope and disaggregation of user story.  Tracking the workflow of tasks in iterations and work with team to take tasks from start to end and encouraging team to continuously update information radiator for better visibility for stakeholders.  Working with PO and the team so that team can come up with better estimation while planning. Working with Product owner and team On Artifacts Such as Product Backlog, Spring Backlog, and Sprint Burn down.  Encouraging the team to inspect and adapt the best practices at regular interval and maintain a sustainable pace.  Effectively Managing Client expectations by deliver more business value to PO and sustain the velocity of team.  Actively participating in release planning with PO and working with devOps team and scrum team for smooth release of planned user story.  Continuously Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and coaching them to higher levels of maturity.  Communicate status, risks and release definitions to the management team.  Promoting agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous integration, TDD, and refactoring code smells.  Helping the team for resolution of conflicts. Continuously working towards building a self-organized, empowered and winning team.  Involved in coding, code review, and unblocking the technical issues team faces day to day basis.  Successfully implemented agile transformation at client location London.

August 2010 - May 2012, Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Worked as  team member for a scrum team.Participated in DSM, Sprint planning,Sprint review, Sprint retrospective, Scrum of Scrums meetings.Participated in scrum of scrums meetings for distributed  teams located at four locationUsed Jira to track the task and incident which gives more visibility to PO and other stake holder.Done RCA and impact analysis for each incident.Used Bamboo as intergarion tool for continous integration and MKS for configuration management.Worked collaborativly with cross functional team,PO, stakeholders and other distributed teams to deliver the product  increment .Given demo of the user story to stakeholders in sprint review meetings.Monitoring  build and deployment environments, providing config supportwriting sql scripts and java code for development and defect fixings.

Sapient corporation pvt ltd, Associate Technology
September 2009 - August 2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Followed Agile scrum way of development in E-commerce domian project.Participated in DSM, Spirint meetings ,Estimation using planning poker and sprint review.Involved in requirement analysis , design and POC work.Development of Screen as per the User Story ,Prototype using ATG9.1 framework, was6.1,oracle11. Developed Repository, FormHandlers, Generic FormHandlers and Dynamo Servlet BeansDeveloped the jsp pages using the slots and ATG dsp tags to personalize the web page.Worked on various feature like store locator using google API, Product Catalog .promotion etc 

Accenture Services Pvt ltd, Senior Programmer
July 2007 - January 2008, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Worked as a senior programmer for a banking domian project.V Model  of software development has been used in project. Devlopment of Screen as per the requirement provided in SDS, object mapping, data mapping. CapitalStream's Finance Centre product is used for development.Written Unit Test cases and Test data for each Screen assigned for uploading in HP Quality Center.Written Technical Design Document.Unit Testing, Regression Testing ,Defect fixing and debbuging. Core java, jsp, Oracle, IBMRAD6,Tomcat ,Capital Stream framework, Junit has been used for development.

CSS Software India pvt ltd, Assistant System Analyst
January 2006 - May 2007, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Worked as a Java developer for transport domain and mobile gaming project. Involved in Development, enhancement, prototype design and manual testing work.


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