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Govind Abkari


Senior Manager / Agile Coach, Cognizant technology Solutions

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana/India


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


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Senior Management professional with 15+ years of experience in Solution Architecture, Project and Program Management.

  • Forward-focused Project Manager with expertise in concepts of end-to-end project planning and implementation from scope management to activity sequencing, effort & cost estimation, risk analysis to quality management, in line with international guidelines and norms.
  • Ability to acquire new opportunities, penetrates into existing areas, and builds territories.
  • Proven record of delivering large programs and projects in Agile environment.
  • Helped organization in Agile adoption.
  • Lead the Agile Hub at the Hyderabad Center.
  • Successfully transformed different  teams from Waterfall to Agile.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with a perfect blend of leadership and technical skills, lead cross-functional teams with diverse Technical and functional backgrounds.

Key Strength Areas:

• Hands-on experience of delivering geographically distributed large agile projects
• End-to-End IT Project & Program management and Governance
• Customer centric methodologies like Agile, and SCRUM
• Training and coached of delivery teams to adapt the Agile way of working.
• Agile Development, Adoption at various levels- project, program and enterprise in application development areas.


Work experience

Capgemini, Sr Agile Consultant
February 2013 - Present, Hyderabad, Telangana, IN
Lead Consultant / Agile Coach/ Scrum Master Dec 2013 – Till Date Capgemini, Hyderabad, INDIA • Scrum Master for Euroclear-Proceeds team • Overall responsibility of managing the complete Scrum team and agile transformation • The overall program comprising of planning, development, Quality Assurance and delivery of the overall work • Coaching and mentoring teams on Scrum and Agile • Leading the Agile COE activities at Hyderabad Center level Agile Coach/ Scrum Master Feb 2013 – Dec 2013 Capgemini, Bangalore, INDIA Agile Coach/ Scrum Master for Target, Bangalore, India. Overall responsibility of managing the complete mobile commerce redesigning user experience improvement of the mobile application. The overall program comprising of planning, development, Quality Assurance and delivery of the overall work. • Mobile eCommerce consulting and providing overall delivery management of the project • Management of the distributed teams across geographies • Coaching and mentoring teams on Scrum and Agile • Overall planning of the projects under one program, delivering and managing the team of about ~70 from both IT and business • Manage the day to day activities of the development team within an Agile / Scrum environment

Aimic Inc, Technical Manager
January 2008 - February 2013, Chantilly, Virginia, US

Facilitated the project development from beginning to end
including coaching, mentoring, motivating project team
members and contractors. Influenced team to take positive actions and
accountability for their assigned work
• Responsible for delivery of monthly builds of the application, weekly
cadence such as Business demo's, QA deployments, and backlog planning
• Facilated the team-size of 6-8 developers and mentoring as required,
ensure team develops and enhances system to specifications and delivers
new functionality required by the business
• Work with management staff to understand project and business
priorities, effectively and accurately estimated requirements for the
modules, and anticipated how project risks will impact estimates
• Conducted daily standup’s and differenet ceremonies like Sprint Planning
meeting, Sprint Review and Retrospective in a Agile/Scrum environment
• Estimating and identifying potential problems related to business stories
and recommending alternative solutions
• Participate in design reviews and code inspections.

Tata Consultancy Services, Information Technology Analyst
January 2004 - January 2008, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Held Various roles from Developer to Project Lead.

Knoah Solutions, Senior Software Engineer
September 2001 - December 2003, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Senior Software Engineer


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