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Harshal Joglekar

  

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Project Manager, John Deere

Location: Pune, India


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Pune

Biography

First Name: Harshal

Last Name: Joglekar

Current Employer: John Deere

Education:

  • Highest Degree: Masters in Computer Science
  • Year: 2004
  • University: University of Pune, India.

Certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master.
  • PMI - Agile Certified Practitioner.

High Points:

  • Invitation for PMI's Agile Exam Development Workshop: I volunteered for PMI's Agile exam development workshop as an exam developer in the year 2017.
  • Invitation for Agile training: I was invited by Deere and Company in USA for training a team of 170 employees on Agile methodologies.

Roles played:

  • Scrum Team member: In the year 2010, I was a team member of then newly formed scrum team. I contributed to transformation from waterfall to agile. 
  • Scrum Master: In the year 2012 through 2013, I started acting as a Scrum Master for a scrum team. I trained the team on basic concepts of agile and scrum rituals. I was investing my time in resolving the impediments quickly and making sure that backlog is kept ready for the team.
  • Product Owner: In the year 2014 through 2015, I was acting as a Product Owner for the scrum team. I was interacting with end customer of the product and then creating user stories for the team. We used to manage our backlog through Features and User Stories.
  • Scrum Trainer: From the year 2015 till present, I am acting as the Scrum Trainer and Coach for the team of 90+ employees (11 scrum teams). My job is to work closely with scrum teams and stakeholders to identify what is going well and what needs improvement. Through multiple sessions of questions and answers, we identify the opportunities to improve the process and work on action items to achieve the desired process improvements. I also train the new team members on scrum methodology. I include interactive games, flipcharts, examples in my trainings.

Work experience

John Deere, Scrum Trainer
January 2015 - Present, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
1) Our team of 90+ employees was moving from traditional to scrum framework. My responsibility was to train all these employees on scrum. There was another department with 150 employees who also wanted the scrum training. 2) Based on my previous experience of scrum, I prepared training material. I included interactive games and exercises in the training that will help participants understand scrum concepts like story points, frequent demo, retrospectives, user stories, etc. 3) When a new batch of employee joins, I train that batch on scrum. 4) I conduct two full days training session on scrum for team at my company. 5) Till now, in past two years, I have trained around 200 employees in my company.

John Deere, Project Manager
July 2013 - Present, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
I am playing project manager role for 3 scrum teams which has global team members. In this role, I am managing the project budgets, resources and performance appraisals.

John Deere, Product Owner
January 2014 - December 2015, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
Working as a Product Owner for Dealer Business System. I used to interact with end users and gather the requirements. I used to write user stories, acceptance criteria. I used prioritize the user stories based on end user's feedback. I used to do user acceptance testing and training documentation for the enhancements.

John Deere, Scrum Master
January 2012 - December 2013, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
Experienced in setting up global teams to work in Scrum framework. I also given Agile training to the teams which are migrating from waterfall to Agile. The domain is precision farming and dealer business systems.

John Deere, Software Tester
December 2006 - June 2012, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
I was working as a software tester. My job duties were 1) to collaborate with product owners and understand business rules. 2) Prepare test plans. 3) Prepare test strategy. 4) Execute test plans and report defects.

Amdocs, Software Tester
September 2004 - December 2006, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
I had worked as software developer in COBOL and C languages on UNIX platform. I had worked in Telecom Billing domain. I had also worked as QTP automation tester for developing automation testing scripts.

Bodhisoft Services, Developer
July 2004 - September 2004, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
I had worked as a website developer and handled the job independently from design to deployment.

Dishnet DSL, Developer
September 2003 - June 2004, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
Worked as C# developer to develop Internet Billing system.

Articles I've written

Scrum Sins
We all commit sins every day. And if you are moving into Scrum, then you are probably already a big-time sinner!

 

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