Ankush is having over a decade of IT experience in various roles – Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Project Manager, Development/Delivery/Engineering Manager, Program Manager (Agile), ScrumMaster, Scrum/Agile Coach/Trainer.
He has experience in service as well product based companies and has worked in various countries. He has primarily worked on Microsoft, Java and ITIL technologies, in BFSI domain. He has taken various initiatives of being POC for L&D, ALM/tools, R&R and Infrastructure needs for his global business unit. He managed global development team of eBanking/Cash Portal, responsible for strategic & funded development, and maintenance & support.
He has also got experience of successfully implementing various Agile Projects in distributed teams across varied verticals. He has implemented various multi-million dollar projects simultaneously with the peak team size of 50 people.
Coming to his academics, he has got masters in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani along with MBA from ICFAI University and Executive Management Program from IIM, Calcutta.
Attended various classroom lessons in IIM-B on various subjects (viz. Entrepreneurship, Systematic Innovation, Economics) and delivered presentation related to a case study on strategy.
He has acquired various industry certifications in his credit like CSM (Certified ScrumMaster); PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner); PMP; ITIL v3; Six Sigma; HP Open View Service Center, Inside Banking; QAI - IFPUG Function Point; BrainBench (Project Management, SEI-CMMI, SQA, Business Writing, ASP, OO, RDBMS, Networking) etc.
Earned various awards and commendations from companies like Wipro, Misys, KeyBank USA etc. for his technical as well as leadership skills. Ankush has trained/coached 1300+ people on Agile/Scrum (various topics) and on other technical, management and domain skills, also appreciated by Times of India group. He have also given training on PMI-ACP through Simplilearn (REP) which qualified trainees for 21 Contact Hours.
Altisource, Program Manager
October 2013 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Program Manager in a S/W Engineering Department which is responsible to develop/enhance/support a product – REALRemit based on Spend Management. Here we follow Agile/Scrum methodology and I also play ScrumMaster & Agile Coach Role.
Misys, Development Manager/Project Manager/ScrumMaster
December 2008 - October 2013, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Performed Development Manager/Project Manager/ScrumMaster role in a Distributed Agile/Scrum Project to develop/enhance/support a product - Misys Portal, having eBanking, Cash Management and Trade Finance features.
Wipro Technologies, Project Engineer, Team Leader, ScrumMaster
September 2004 - November 2008, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Worked in Wipro Technologies in BFSI vertical in different roles - Project Engineer, Team Leader, Coordinator, and Scrum Master in different assignments. Was involved in - getting requirements from clients, Design, Construction, Testing and giving presentations. And, was also involved in getting transition from Client, preparing SMTD, establishing & mentoring a team at offshore including Project Management & SLA Management. And, worked onsite (various locations in United States) for various assignments.
Computer Center, JU, Programmer
January 2003 - September 2004, Jammu, J&K, India
I was a programmer in developing examination system in Microsoft Technologies for JU.
Articles I've written
Understanding Sizing in Agile
Why do we size stories in Agile? Here's a look at why, and how to use relative sizing.
The Making of a Good User Story
The size of a story should be as small as possible. I know it can be difficult to create smaller stories, but trust me, you will get better with time, and eventually you will see results that make you happy. Here are some tips.
Here are the core XP practices that I believe are most important to pursue, along with sound knowledge of Scrum.