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Kartik Kulkarni

  

Agile Consultant, Program Manager

Location: Bangalore, India


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

  • Kartik Kulkarni is passionate and result oriented IT professional with 11+ years of experience in IT industry, proficient in conventional, Iterative, V Model, 2I and Agile ( SCRUM & XP ) Software development lifecycle and Project management with expertise in Solution Design, End to End Delivery & process improvements.
  • Perfomed as Program Manager / Scrum Master, Coach for Mortgage Services stream at Altisource Business Solutions Pvt ltd, driving teams to adopt, practice and continuously improve on Agile & Scrum Practices to achieve the Business Value.
  •  Leading - End to End Delivery process – Processes Definition – Implementation and Continuous Improvements across organisation [SDLC Processes, Requirements to Release Management processes including Problem and Incident Management] vis-à-vis Agile – Scrum and ITIL process on inspect and adopt method, Metrics and Dashboard reporting.
  •  Org-wide continuous cross learning practices, trainings, open forum discussions (Scrum Forum), Quality Engineering initiatives.
  •  Performed as Sr.Consultant at Agile Centre of Excellence at Wipro Technologies, practicing Agile for more than 5+ year’s including conducting trainings, mentoring and consulting to empower teams for Agiledeliveryacross organizational business units.
  •  Strategizing, Planning and Execution of new initiatives by working closely with customer at onsite premises  Was Agile core team member ( ~4yrs @ Melbourne, AUS) for a large TSP transition into Agile delivery
  •  Proven skills in designing implementation approach, managing Projects/Program with Distributed Agile methodology and delivery with commitments.
  •  Extensively involved in senior stakeholder management, managing cross-functional projects, Bid Response, RFP / RFI / RFQ, Estimations/Budgeting, Resource forecasting, invoicing, people management and consulting
  •  Worked in multitude of roles at Wipro Technologies: Manager - Offshore Development Centre And Consultant (Agile COE), Test Program Manager – Agile Core team ( ~4yrs @ Melbourne, AUS), Project Manager, Business Analyst, onsitecoordinator, for many of the clients across verticals such as Telecom ( TEV & TSP ), Media, BFSI, RCTG, Hi-Tech, Manufacturing etc.
  •  Interests: An ambitious Agile consultant / coach, passionate to build highly productive teams by coaching, training, enabling, empowering to deliver on their commitments and realise early business value in a highly productive environment, participating in conferences and meet-ups to share and continuously learn on best practices.

Work experience

Altisource Business Solutions Pvt.Ltd, Program Manager / Scrum Master ( Coach )
September 2012 - July 2014, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
Performed as Program Manager / Scrum Coach ,Scrum Forum Lead / Scrum Master for Mortgage Services stream at Altisource Business Solutions Pvt ltd, driving teams to adopt, practice and continuously improve on Agile & Scrum Practices to achieve the Business Value.  Leading - End to End Transformation of Delivery processes by Coaching, Training, Mentoring teams and Organisation leaders by helping them in org wide Processes Definition – Implementation and Continuous Improvements through simple and effective - Inspect and adopt method. 

Wipro Technologies, Consultant - AGILE COE
September 2011 - August 2012, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
 Worked as CONSULTANT at Agile Centre of Excellence at Wipro Technologies, practicing Agile for more than 5+ year’s including conducting trainings, mentoring and consulting to empower teams for Agiledeliveryacross organizational business units.  Strategizing, Planning and Execution of new initiatives by working closely with customer at onsite premises  Was Agile core team member ( ~4yrs @ Melbourne, AUS) for a large TSP transition into Agile delivery  Proven skills in designing implementation approach, managing Projects/Program with Distributed Agile methodology and delivery with commitments.  Extensively involved in senior stakeholder management, managing cross-functional projects, Bid Response, RFP / RFI / RFQ, Estimations/Budgeting, Resource forecasting, invoicing, people management and consulting

Wipro Technologies, Project Manager (Testing Program)
January 2011 - August 2011, Bangalore, Karnataka
Setup,Initiate,Manage the Offshore development center ( ODC ) at Bangalore. As ODC Manager and Process Owner for the offshore Delivery center, Coach, Mentor, Train team on Agile - Scrum Process, as new team members join along with onsite teams for delivering product enhancements & Projects from India - for Australian Leading Telecom Service provider.

Wipro Technologies, Project Manager (Testing Projects)
March 2007 - January 2011, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Experienced Project Manager for various Agile projects in Telecom & Media domain, managing end to end solution delivery for Australia's Leading Telecom Service Provider.

Wipro Technologies, Test Lead, Test Architect, Test SME
November 2003 - February 2007, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Performed as Test Lead, Test SME and Test Architect for UK,Japan & Sweden Telecom service providers.

 

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