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Rao Thungathurthy


Agile Scrum Master , Syntel Inc

Location: Louisville



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Agile PMs Chennai


Bhaskar Rao Thungathurthy Working as a Scrum Master since 2011. Currently working with Humana Inc as a Scrum Master handling Enterprise Security Group as a Scrum Master since August 2015 at Louisville KY. Worked as Agile Scrum Master / Project Manager Jan 2014 to August 2015 at American Express Phoneix AZ. Worked as a Agile Scrum Master / Project Manager at National grid from Jan 2013 to Jan 2014. Worked as a Agile Scrum Master at State Farm Insurance from Mar 2012 to Dec 2012 . Worked as a Agile Scrum Master at Bank Of America April 2010 to Feb 2012.

Work experience

Humana Inc , Scrum Master
August 2015 - Present, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
• Handling 3 projects as Scrum Master for Enterprise Information Security Program • Facilitating Scrum Ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Stand ups, Sprint Demo, Retro, release planning. • As an Agile Coach and Scrum Master, I coached my teams of a product owner and 16 developers and testers on Agile / Scrum framework and deployed scrum practices. • Project team was new to Agile/Scrum so held training sessions and coached the team on Scrum methodologies. Coached multiple teams on Agile Scrum, and Test Driven Development (TDD) methodologies. • Backlog Management: Closely working with the product owner and helped him in building and prioritizing product backlog items. Balance workload or points in a given sprint based on velocity and ensure collaboration. • Road map Planning : Understands and assists in sprint planning to correspond with roadmap and current projects • Sprint Delivery : Working with the Scrum teams to commit to a sprint with a prioritized backlog, Ensure stories are completed that were committed to in a given sprint . • Release Planning: Handling release planning and coordinate with UAT and Production teams. • Ensure smooth transition of stories from Sprint through Demo to the Systems Integration Testing resources • Communicate and report effectively with Developers, Project Managers, Business Consultants, and Leadership with regards to meeting our commitments and goals. • Collaboration : Understand project budgets and works closely with PM to honor our commitments and deliver manage backlog against budget • Organized and ran four parallel Scrum teams including Scrum of Scrums for major releases. • Ensure team members have a clear understanding of expectations (roles, responsibilities and deliverables • Effectively identify and address impediments and team conflicts and escalate accordingly • Monitoring daily burn down reports and daily story progress • Communicate and report effectively with Developers, Project Managers, Business Consultants, and Leadership with regards to meeting our commitments and goals. • Defect Resolution: Coordinates and tracks system and UAT defects with developers and testing resources to resolve them within SLAs

Statefarm Insurance , Scrum Master
March 2012 - December 2016, Hyderabad, telgangana, India
• Agile Scrum Master for distributed Scrum Team (Development, BA, UX Team, Functional Testing and UAT Test Team) using the Scrum Framework. • Regularly conducted Scrum Stand up Meetings and Maintain Burn Up and Burn down Charts. • Environment: DB2, Java J2EE, Web Services, MSP 2007, Ms Visio and Agile methodologies , Water fall and Agile Methodologies. • Team Size: 36

American express , Agile Scrum Master / Project Manager
January 2014 - August 2015, Phoenix , AZ, United States
Enterprise wide effort involving multiple sprints, managed using agile scrum methodology. American Express Bank is required to adopt the US Basel II Rule. This is an enterprise wide effort with multiple sprints. The purpose of this team is to ensure all the financial business portfolios are compliant with the BASEL II Final Rule. The Basel II RWA Data store work stream will architect and build a data platform for Basel II, automate capture and consolidate data. • Implemented Agile Scrum. Coach / lead the iteration planning, Daily Stand ups meetings to identify the business needs and prioritized them. • Working as an End-to-End Project Manager/ Scrum Master - Managing multiple projects/ scrum teams with a total of over 50 resources, coordinating with various internal and external teams; Communicating and managing multiple vendors and cross functional teams. • Manage cost at a project level across multiple projects, ensuring projects and programs complete on the initial baseline cost budgeted during the project initiation using CA Clarity. • Manage Project Plan/Sprint Plan, conducting daily scrums, manage sprint and product backlogs, managing change request and test plans using Rally • Coordinated and scheduled activities for sixteen AMEX Information Security Directors and their teams as part of a much larger effort to separate 14,000 employees in 33 legal entities across more than 100 country boundaries. • Maintained all project tracking using Clarity, working with Cost plans, Forecasting and Ensuring Timely Billing & Escalation tracking. • Environment:Clarity, Rally, Java, HP ALM, MS Office, MS Visio and Share Point.Agile and Kanban • Team Size: 50

National Grid, Agile Scrum Master / Project Manager
January 2013 - January 2014, Syracuse , NY , United States
• Primary responsibilities include preparing project plans, monitor and track progress, prepare status reports, resolve issues, coordinate tasks and activities directed toward completing the project goals on schedule. • Participating multiple meetings like Governance meetings and Reviews, Joint status calls, Change log management weekly meetings with the client and different vendors. Ensure successful completion of sprints within scope, time and quality parameters. • Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos. • Environment: Windows 2000/XP, Oracle 10g Database, Rational Team Concert, MSP 2007, MS-Office, Microsoft .NET Framework for Windows and Share Point. • Team Size: 18

Bank of America , Agile Scrum Master / Project Manager
April 2010 - February 2012, Hyderabad, telgangana, India
Executed multiple enterprise initiatives using agile methodology. Acted as Scrum Master. Responsible for analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of BORENO CORE FRAMEWORK for multiple applications for new development and upgrades. Deliver new and complex high quality mobile solutions. 1) BORENO CORE FRAME WORK : Team Size: 23 2) Project Name: Mobile Banking Prototype (Bank of America) : Team Size: 15 3) Project Name: SASI- 2012 : Team Size : 22 4) Project Name: Custom Reporting-Data Migration and Translation : Team Size : 18 • Responsible for full life cycle development activities and all project deliverables • Regularly conducted Scrum Standup Meetings and Maintained Burn Up and Burn down Charts. • Ensured effective implementation of agile process and trained staff to maximize benefits. • Ensured adequate and appropriate resource allocation on the Project, both IBM and BOA Teams • Facilitated design discussions to establish solutions to meet complex requirements • Led efforts to implement mobile banking feature enhancements for iPhone and Blackberry users • Led efforts to implement custom reporting involving data migration and translation tasks • Created and maintained risk log, and issue log for effective issue and risk management Environment: Java 1.5, Spring, Hibernate, EXT-JS, ORACLE, JUNIT, EASYMOCK, LOG4j, CMS, team site, Perforce ,Tomcat Server, J2ME, J2EE, Interwoven, Struts, Perforce, Oracle 10g, Share point


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