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Sr. Manager - Projects, Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corp

Location: Pennsylvania, USA


Certified ScrumMaster




Anand Pandey (PMP, CSM) started his software career as a developer in 2000. Since then Anand has worked with various clients in USA and Canada helping them in solution delivery.

Today Anand is a professional with proven ability in

- Executing large and complex projects using agile scrum framework
- Leading and managing large cross-cultural teams in onsite-offshore delivery model
- Translating business needs into technology requirements that support client’s business objectives and to play instrumental role in all phases of SDLC
- Partnering with client teams in redefining/restructuring their IT requirements and execution methodology and provide cost-effective and innovative solutions

Anand, first got an opportunity to leverage scrum framework while he was working with a client Merck & Co. Inc. (USA) in 2009. He immediately identified the potential and got certified as CSM. SInce then he has worked as CSM in multiple projects with Merck & Co and help other teams adopt this wonderful framework.

Work experience

IMS Health, Sr. Manager
April 2013 - Present, PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA, US
Working on a real world evidence platform as a scrum master/project manager

Merck & Co. Inc., Solution Manager/Scrum Master
March 2009 - March 2013, Blue Bell, PA
Worked on 4 different projects at Merck in different capacity. Started working on Merck Knowledge Net (MKN) in March 2009 as Solution Manager. MKN an enterprise search application built on Microsoft FAST ESP. MKN is an advance search application that integrates 17 different repositories and provides a unified search window to research scientists and other end users. As we moved along, potential of Scrum was identified and team started adopting it and since then we never looked back.

Toyota Motors Sales, Project Manager - Support and Enhancements
April 2008 - February 2009, Torrance, CA, United States
Worked as Project Manager - Support and enhancements for Toyota Order Management System. TOMS is a Large, complex and distributed application communicating with internal and external systems to provide production guidelines to Toyota’s North American plants, supports sales analysis and production planning, provides production forecast and logistical optimization.

Sterling Testing Systems, Project Manager
July 2007 - March 2008, New York, NY, United States
Managed application supporting employment and background screening services for background checks, drug testing and other key verification and assessment services. Project was to implements SOA (Service oriented architecture) to integrate cross-organization systems

Tyco Safety Products, Project Lead (Technical)
December 2005 - July 2007, Boca Raton, FL, United States
Lead a cross-functional team engaged in developing, implementing and supporting Tyco’s order fulfillment process, distributor management, expense approval workflow, source tagging solutions, etc

CanWest Media Group, Analyst
July 2005 - December 2005, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Business consulting with CanWest IT group (CITG) to implement an enterprise level classified pagination system


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