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Kaliprasad Varanasi



Location: Edison, NJ, USA



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


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Agile NYC

NYC Scrum User Group


Kaliprasad Varanasi Agile Coach and Program Manager with proven success as Agile Coach; Strong background in Project and Portfolio Management. Certified SAFe Program Consultant with extensive experience in Enterprise Agile implementation, roll out, handholding and Training. Currently working as Agile Coach for American Express since February 2015 in CPSOT division,; has extensive couples extensive technical knowledge with leadership skills to maximize operational excellence.  20 years of experience in Program/Project Management, coaching and Process improvements  Design and Implementation of Agile Scrum methodologies  Training and mentoring as Agile coach to project teams and product owner  Scaling Agile through Enterprise and SAFe implementation and training  Design, development and implementation of Process Excellence Programs  Process Definition and Implementation of Quality frameworks as per CMMI, ITIL, ISO 9001 etc.  Six Sigma, Kaizen and Process Improvement programs  SCAMPI Appraisal and Quality Audits and Assessments Core Competencies  Working as an Agile Coach/ Scrum Master for more than 10 years; Championed the organizational transition from Water fall methodology to Agile and Scrum methodologies  Program and Portfolio Management  Coached Scrum teams on the Scrum process and guided through Sprint lifecycle for large programs across multiple geographies  Strong Project Portfolio and Program Management experience managing large programs; Design and implementation of multiple SDLC methodologies  Design and customization of Tools for Agile methodologies  Design and development of Metrics program (Project and Process Metrics)  Familiar with customized and standard tools like Rally, JIRA, JIRA Agile (Green hopper), Version One etc.

Work experience

January 2015 - Present, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States
Agile Coach at AMEX, helping the enterprise transformation of multiple teams. Design of suitable Adaptive Agile emthodology and handholding the project teams throiught the journey. Implementation of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe); Tool design and customization.

ADP , Agile Coach
May 2014 - December 2014, Roseland, New Jersey, United States
Helped ADP AutoPay division in Agile Tranfirmation Design and implementation of entire Agile Tranfirmation journey Coaching and mentoring Agile teams Piloting and handholding the transformation Design of Metrics and dashboards Design of multiple communication vehicles and mechanisms Working closely with Agile CoE of ADP

Reader's Digest, Agile Coach
August 2012 - April 2014, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Helping RDA in Agile transformation Coaching and mentoring the teams Process standardization and customization Tool training and design of metrics and dashboards

Delaer Track Technologies, Agile Coach
June 2013 - December 2013, Lake Success, United States
Design and development of Agile Product Development Lofe Cycle Agile mentoring and Coaching Training the Scrum teams on the process Tool selection and workflow customization Tool training

Opera Solutions, Agile Coach
September 2012 - April 2013, Jersey City, NJ, United States
Design and implementation of Agile Tranformation Conducting Agile boot camp and training workshops Conducting Agility training to the Scrum Masters, Product Owners and teams User story elaboration workshop and Release Planning Piloting the Agile methodology and handholding the first few teams Tool selection and customization Design and implementation of management dashboards

Credit Suisse, Agile Coach and Process Mentor
May 2009 - August 2012, New York, NY, United States
Process definition and implementation Design and implementation of various project management methodologies - Agile/Waterfall/Maintenance Design of Agile Tranformation Agile Coaching, Process training and mentoring Design of One Bank Waterfall methodology across multiple business units Design of CIO dashboard Design and customization of metrics Tool selection, training and customization

Wipro, Agile Coach and Process Mentor
September 2006 - May 2009, New York, NY, United States
Has helped various organizations design and implement new Project Management methodologies (Agile/Waterfall); Agile coaching and mentoring; Business Process Improvements; Process Consulting - Implementing Quality frameworks like CMMI/ITIL/ISO; Process Definition and Implementation; Process and Quality Assessments; Training on the Project Management methodologies.


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