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Mohit Jain

  

Agile Transformation Consultant, Agile Coach, Xebia IT Architects

Location: NOIDA, India

Biography

Agile Transformation Consultant and Coach with over 14 years of experience in Product Development, Continuous Integration and enabling ALM adoption across Enterprise. Coached teams in implementing agile principles based on Scrum, Kanban and Continuous Integration.

Transformations and Coaching:-

  • Coaching of Scrum Masters and Product Owners.
  • Transformation of development teams from traditional waterfall/iterative to Agile Scrum.
  • Metric identification and velocity improvements of high performing Agile Teams.
  • Facilitation of distributed agile teams and chairing Scrum of Scrum.
  • Lean adoption in non-technical (UX, HR, Recruitment, Marketing etc) teams.
  • Train the starting teams for the Release Planning Meeting (RPM).
  • Capturing the maturity of Agile Teams and work on a roadmap for their transformation.
  • Run Role Based coaching sessions for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Teams.
  • Participate & observe teams in various scrum ceremonies and suggest ways for improvement.

Workshops and Innovation Games:-

  • Productive meetings for large groups using Open Space Technology (OST).
  • Introduction of Agile principles by Ball Point Game.
  • Understanding the importance of small teams via Amoeba role play.
  • Prioritization of requirements and release planning using Business Value Game.
  • Requirements vs Stories Game
  • Introduction to Lean Concepts using Kanban Pizza Game (customised to include Lead Time).
  • Scrum simulation using Lego City game.

Work experience

Xebia IT Architects India Pvt Ltd, Agile Transformation Consultant and Coach
February 2014 - Present, Gurgaon, Haryana, IN
Agile Transformation Consultant, Agile Coach.

Birlasoft, Account Manager, Agile Evangelist
July 2013 - February 2014, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Setting up Agile Scrum and Kanban practice within the account.

Reviewing and standardizing Agile project reporting dashboards.

Client presentations and proposals showcasing Agile adoption and processes within the organization.

HCL Technologies Ltd, Delivery Manager, Agile Evangelist
January 2011 - July 2013, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Setup CI and Agile Processes and standardize agile practices across projects within account.

Mentor team on agile practices and encourage agile adoption by non-agile projects.

Pilot ALM tools like Collabnet TeamForge, Redmine, ScrumWorks Pro, Rally, JIRA and recommend an ALM for organization wide implementation.

Trained 50 members on Agile (SCRUM) and coached 4 scrum masters across multiple sprints.

Liaise with Finance, Procurement and Vendor to enable adoption and implementation of Collabnet TeamForge within the organization.

Lead the initiative to host CI (Continuous Integration) environment on organization’s cloud in order to centralize the same and accessible across projects and geographies.

Formulated standard Agile based reporting dashboards and metrics, and conducted periodic reviews of Agile Projects 

Enforcement of centralized SCM, CI and PLM for all FPP projects.

Recruiting, guiding, training & mentoring large teams; determining the training needs of members to enhance their operational efficiency.

HCL Technologies Ltd, Scrum Master
March 2010 - December 2010, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Scrum Master for 3 geographically distributed sprint teams working on enhancement of existing of PMS, EMR and CMS designed for small-sized physician practices to achieve MU Compliance as part of Obamacare.

Articles I've written

Introspect the Retrospectives
If your retrospectives have fallen into a monotonous or ineffective state, it's time to change the way you've been conducting them and focus on giving a direction to the meetings, making sure they are timeboxed and end with a quantifiable action item. . . .

 

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