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Madhava Gurram

  

Sr. Agile Project Manager, Client: American Family Insurance

Location: Madison, WI, USA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials

Biography

  • IT Project Manager and Scrum Master with over 7 years of experience in the field of Project Management and Project Planning.
  • Seasoned and versatile Certified Scrum Master, with experience in Agile project management
  • Proven track record with high percentage of successful project delivery by engaging efficiently in Stakeholder Management, Risk Management and Change Management
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in prioritization and conflict resolution to drive the projects, motivate team members and meet deadlines
  • Experience in traditional Waterfall methodology using PMBOK guidelines
  • Experience in delivering timely and relevant project related status to an enterprise wide audience including executive leadership
  • Managed multiple scrum teams simultaneously and integrated them into a release drop.
  • Coached and mentored new team members who were entirely new to the Agile- Scrum frame work
  • Closely worked with product owner in maintaining the backlog, prioritizing them and transforming them into the sprint stories with team.
  • Effectively engaged the team to maintain and update the backlogs (impediments backlog, Product backlog, sprint backlog/stories, parking lot) to promote team buy in
  • Expert in Primavera (Administrator, developing new libraries, creating reports, resource leveling, scheduling)
  • Proficient in MS Project and Advanced Excel (generating dashboards such as graphical reports using macros and formulas)
  • Experience in Earned Value Management system and Critical path analysis
  • Highly adept at facilitating Planning Sessions, Gathering Estimates, Preparing Schedules and Project Budgets

 

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