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Debashish Ghosh


Manager , Accenture

Location: Austin


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


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Agile Austin


Debashish Ghosh is a SCRUM master and agile coach and have played the scrum master role in the multiple scrum teams at Fortune 500 clients. He has deep experience with the real world agile problems and issues and how to engage collaborative team to resolve the issues. He has sucessefully formulated many hybrid agile methodologies and client specific implementation approaches to help in the agile implmentatio and also helped set up Agile CoE at the clinets.

This is also complemented with:

- Business Process Analysis, Process Mapping, Gap Analysis, Process Flow Design and Conceptualizing Business Frameworks to maximize Cost/Revenue, Quality/Customer experience and Time/Time to market goals.
- End to end SDLC experience with best practices thought leadership on Business Analyst, QA and IT consulting domain.
- Develop and maintain suit of BA templates(BRD, FSD, Traceability, Scope & charter, Test strategy) organizational governance
- IT Enabled transformation
- SOA and BPM


Work experience

Accenture, Manager - Agile coach
May 2013 - Present, Austin, TX, US
Uses Agile subject matter expertise to coach new and existing teams on Agile processes, and influence leadership and associates on the culture change required to shift from a traditional to an Agile methodology and mindset. Provide SME coaching to specific Agile roles: Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Product Managers. Administers Agile team maturity assessments and develops coaching plans accordingly. Prepares a variety of communication artifacts related to Agile practice events, progress and plans. Develops and delivers presentations to various levels of stakeholders and leaders and facilitates working sessions to identify resolutions to barriers to scaling use of Agile. Assists Agile Program Manager and other Agile Practice team members with creating and maintaining collaborative communication sites and tools; launching and facilitating Agile Open Space Communication Forums and bi-annual Agile recognition events. Assists Agile Program Manager and other Agile Practice team members in development of the Agile Playbook and uses that Playbook to assist teams with Agile on-boarding process. Provides performance feedback to Agile team member’s Project Managers. Assists with the identification, collection and reporting on Agile Practice metrics and measurements.

Rulesware, Senior consultant - Scrum Master
June 2012 - March 2013, Chicago, IL, US
Scrum Master and project manager for a large payment processing client in the scrum master role. Responsibilities include tracking the project metrics, leading the daily scrum calls and removing the technical and process impediments from the path of the team.

Cognizant, Associate Consultant
November 2005 - May 2012, Teaneck, NJ, US
As a manager of portfolio of agile projects, the following were my responsibilities: Partners with the business to create product road maps and break the work down into a portfolio of the work that drives release planning. Partners with architecture and user experience teams to ensure planning occurs against the roadmap to ensure execution teams receive guidance in a timely manner. Advocates for the timely and high quality delivery of their respective projects/programs within the context of the prioritized portfolio while managing stakeholder expectations. Demonstrates effective servant leadership characteristics to clear obstacles and work in a collaborative way while effectively guiding delivery of projects/programs/releases. Ensures adherence and compliance with regulatory requirements. Plays significant facilitation role when planned/unplanned changes impact the delivery of timeline or epic level scope of release. Facilitates reconciliation/traceability of requisite artifacts when changes occur.

Articles I've written

Perspectives in Agile Testing
Agile testing is aligned with the principles of Agile software development.  Let’s take a holistic view and understand how quality assurance (QA) is positioned in an Agile environment.


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