I am a confident, motivated, creative, and goal oriented leader working as a Program Manager/Agile Coach with Kronos India. I have vast experience in leading large programs planning and execution specially when starting any green field projects.
16 years of experience in managing development projects using various technologies like Cloud, SOA, SaaS, Multi Tenancy (MT), Java/J2EE, HTML5 and Analytics applications using Scrum and waterfall execution methodologies. I got a chance to work in product companies as well as service companies. I have developed and delivered projects right from RFP stage to the handover to support stage. I have got vast onsite experience working with the customers to manage their expectation.
I have been a great team player and have vast experience in managing large teams directly and indirectly. In the past I have been responsible to manage around 65+ team members directly. In the current position, I am working in a capacity where none of the team member is reporting to me. But I have been successfully developing and delivering the projects as a program manager. I have deep experience in ramping up and transforming them into large agile teams.
I have great belief in Scrum Values: Respect, Openness, Courage, Focus, and Commitment.
I am an active blogger (http://amitsinghmalik.blogspot.in) on the agile project management. So far I have covered some of the important topics like sprint zero activities, step to meet milestone, transition from waterfall to Agile, improve project quality, Agile Appraisal Process, agile change management, challenges in distributed agile, function point estimation etc.
Kronos Solutions, Program Manager/Agile Coach
July 2013 - Present, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
I am working as a program manager for a product development. My responsibilities in this program are:
I am doing all the planning and scheduling based on these projects.
I have to make sure that each of the planned activities is on time as per the planned schedule.
I have to monitor and track each project
I have to be on top of everything that team needs and I have to make sure that team continues getting sufficient amount of work sprint by sprint and they are not blocked
Responsible of overall delivery of the product development right from requirement analysis to the delivery
Working very closely with Development Managers, QA Managers, Product Owner and Enterprise Architect to understand the requirement
Proactively measuring and tracking all the metrics and check the schedule against the capacity whether as a team we can meet the schedule and appropriate actions; raising appropriate risks and issues well ahead of time and act accordingly.
Communicating the overall status of the development to the sr. management
I am also working as an Agile Coach at the organizational level
Implement Best practices in the scrum masters group
Refine and improve agile processes across organization
Responsible for the scrum master forum at the org level
HCL Technologies Ltd, Agile Coach/Consultant
June 2012 - July 2013, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
I was a development project expert from program management perspective. I was providing consultation to the development projects. I was working as an development manager and agile consultant/coach and my responsibilities were:
Guide and mentor offshore team for the iGovern product development from technical, functional and program management side
Agile coaching to offshore team and customer for NHVR project
Helping team to transition from waterfall to agile
Providing agile training to offshore teams as well as customers
Helping product owner to create and prioritize the product backlog
Creating agile transition strategy and working with the teams on the floor to make the strategy successful
Helping the team on their day to day deliverables and making sure that they complete their committed task on time with the required quality
Organize the preplanning and planning meeting with the team and identify all the dependencies during the meetings
Set all the agile processes including Estimation, test management and defect management for the pilot projects
Track the deliverables progress with the help of the JIRA/Rally tool for agile
I am also working on various RFPs within HCL for customers in Europe and US
Have worked in large size RFPs to contribute in FP estimation, delivery model, methodology, and WBS (project plans) etc.
I am also reviewing the development projects contract/SOW
Fiserv India, Meta Scrum Master
June 2010 - June 2012, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Objective of this project is to develop an Insurance product in the Property and Casualty (P&C) domain.
Responsible for the end to end delivery of the project
Very close monitoring of the each sprints with the help of a sprint tracker and sprint management review
Customized and implemented all the QMS related processes as per the scrum
Implemented some good Metrics to track the Scrum based project; SLA based defect management
Handling Recruitment, Resource Planning and Tracking etc
Responsible for Agile based Performance Management/Appraisal for the entire team
Executing some of the important monthly activities like Early Warning Indicator for all the resources, Demand Planning, Billing, Timesheet Reporting, Status Reporting, Customer Facing Dashboard etc
Good experience on how to improve the team’s productivity; implemented some good techniques
Done an Attrition Analysis because of the high attrition went through because of the industry nowadays and implemented various actions to reduce the attrition in the team.
Very good experience in data analysis, data interpretation and issue management
Providing Agile training at the Organization level; Active member of the NCR scrum forum