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Parikshit Basrur


Senior Manager, Agile Initiatives, Optus

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner




Digital (Mobile, Web, Social Media), Financial Services, Retail, Publication, Government, Health, Supply Chain, Logistics 

Professional Skills Summary

- Thought Leadership
- Senior Stakeholder Management
- Training Coaching Mentoring
- Strategy & Policy
- Benefits Realisation
- Account Management
- Client Relationship Management
- Business Development
- Business Analysis
- On-site Off-shore Service Delivery
- Strategic Sourcing
- Project Portfolio Program Management
- SDLC/Waterfall | Agile Delivery
- Product Development


Project Management

Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance. Inc. License 000167227        Jan '16

Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Alliance, License 000167227       Jan '16

- Certified Administrator ADM 201 (2011)
- Certified Advanced Administrator ADM 301 (2011)
- Certified Developer DEV 401 (2011)

Specialties: Industry Verticals

- Banking Financial Services Insurance (BFSI)
- Software
- Infrastructure
- Education
- Government
- Health
- Retail
- Telecommunications
- Supply Chain
- Financial Services
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- Professional Services
- Publication and Media

Client Markets

- North America


- Microsoft .NET 4.0 | 4.5
- MS Dynamics CRM 4.0, 2011
- MS Dynamics XRM
- MS Dynamics NAV 5.0
- MS SharePoint
- MS BizTalk Server 2010

- Oracle JDE Peoplesoft | SAP | iRenCS

- Sales Cloud
- Service Cloud
- Heroku
- Marketing Cloud


Auckland University of Technology

Master of Computer & Information Sciences
2004 – 2007

University of Mumbai

Bachelor of Computer Engineering, 1st Class
1997 – 2003


Member, Australian Computer Society
Member, ScrumAlliance Inc.


Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance. Inc., License 000167227
December 2011 – December 2013


English - Native or bilingual proficiency


Where are my glasses?: An object location system within the home(Link)

The Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology (BACIT)
October 2006

“Assisted living” refers to technologies and techniques that support elderly or disabled people in their homes. As the percentage of elderly people in the population increases, the economic and social importance of such systems increases. One common experience of aging is the increasing difficulty of remembering exactly where household objects are located. The aim of this work is to propose a system to support the location of easily-lost (“losable”) objects) in a dynamic home environment.


Assisted living, radio frequency ID, RFIDless

Work experience

Optus, Senior Manager
February 2014 - Present, Sydney, NSW, AU
Senior Manager, Agile Initiatives is a role to lead the agile adoption at Optus.

Optus, Senior Project Manager, Agile Initiatives
October 2013 - February 2014, Sydney, NSW

Optus has the Optus Online team (Enteprise Portal Integration) which is the first business unit in Optus to look at Agile.

Role and Responsibilities

- Embed Agile practices
- Forecast monthly budget
- Approve resource timesheets
- Engage and manage project resources and stakeholders
- Provide weekly project status reports
- Attend Core Project and Portfolio meetings
- Maintain and update Risks, Issues and Change Requests.
- Confirm impact assessment and cost/time estimates
- Maintain and manage project plan & budget
- Manage the teams and vendors to deliver programs as per the plan
- Report to the PMO manager on a weekly basis


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