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Kamal Wijesekera

  

Program Manager , Pearson

Location: Sri Lanka

(94)716825625

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Alliance - Sri Lanka

Biography

Agile evangelist, coach and trainer with a great passion and respect for Agile philosophy with over 7 years experience in transformation & practices in Scrum and Kanban.  Was instrumental in implementing Scrum in Pearson Lanka in 2008 and spear-headed the setting up and leading the Agile Focus Group which drove smooth transformation from Waterfall to Agile.  Among the first 5 Certified Scrum Masters (CSM) in Sri Lanka and the second person in Sri Lanka to acquire the Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise ( SAFe) certification.

Consulted Agile transformation for the IT Division of a leading apperal company. Conducted Agile workshops for undergrats in Science Faculty- University of Peradeniya and IT Faculty - University of Moratuwa. Also a visiting lecturer on Software Engineering at the University of Sabaragamuwa and Londontec City Campus in affiliation with University of Teesside- UK. 

Work experience

Pearson, Project Manager / Snr Project Manager/ Program Manager
February 2008 - Present, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Played the Scrum Master role for multiple scrum teams from 2008 -2012

Virtusa, Associate Project Manager
March 2006 - February 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Attched to the VEDC

Eurocenter DDC, Snr Software Engineer / Project Manager
March 2001 - March 2006, Colombo, Select a State, Sri Lanka

Joined as a Software Engineer and worked on muliple projects playing different roles, out of which 3+ years as a Project Manager

TSG Software, Software Engineer
January 2000 - February 2001, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Worked on Payphone Management System

Mahindra British Telecom, Assoc Software Engineer / Software Engineer
January 1999 - September 2000, Pune, India

On deputation - Worked on Y2K remediation for MCI WorldCom

 

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