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Parimal Dandekar


Lean Agile Coach - Consultant

Location: Columbus, OH


Certified ScrumMaster



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Work experience

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sr. Agile Project Manager - Consultant
July 2015 - Present, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Transform Chipotle Accounting Center into a Lean, Agile and Learning Organization by cultivating a Lean and Agile mindset Lead the DevOps IT team to successfully and continually deliver on new projects as well as support existing infrastructure Work with senior management to align business and IT goals and work as one organization with a focus on value Provide training sessions on various topics in the Lean and Agile space to kindle the flame of change and continuous improvement Day to day leadership and guidance, on Lean and Agile ceremonies, practices, tools and techniques

Nationwide Insurance, Iteration Manager
September 2010 - July 2015, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Lean Agile Practitioner Coach responsible for building high performing teams within the App. Dev. Center (ADC) for Tier 1 initiatives Built over 6 teams ground up and coached over 10 teams across multiple Business Service Areas from insurance through finance Successfully Implemented projects on various technology platforms and domains using principles of Lean and Agile – Cobol, Mainframe, Java, Ruby, MDM, Informatica, Perl, Salesforce, SharePoint, ColdFusion, etc. Led different engagement models, Offshore - Onshore, Offsite – Onsite, Vendor Partners, In-house and Outsourced Simultaneously led 2 teams through CMMI level 3 audit Led 2 Lean Six Sigma effort resulting in $1.2 M in saving. Improved sigma level from 2.8 to 4.1 Mentored and coached 15+ Iteration Managers. Coached Lean Six Sigma Green Belts, led various Continuous Improvement activities Presented Lean and Agile at Tech con 2014, Agile Mindset at Tech Con 2013, Distributed Agile at Tech Con 2012 Taught PMI-ACP certification, Agile Hands-on Workshop, Nationwide Agile Practices, ADC Process Awareness, Agile Mindset etc.

Nationwide Insurance, Project Manager
September 2007 - September 2010, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Managed multiple projects (30+ total) on the Service Advantage Auto (Allied Ins.) platform ranging in budget from $250k to $1.5M Implemented an automated process for resource management, project status reporting and communication, resulting in an annual saving of approx. $26000 Trained Project Managers and Application Development Managers such that they could be fully productive in a 2 weeks

Nationwide Insurance, Senior Developer, IT Applications
September 2005 - August 2007, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Responsibilities:  Implemented efficient automated business processes using Microsoft tools like SharePoint and InfoPath.  Using principle of Agile, developed and delivered solutions to customer’s satisfaction.  Developed tools to help customers monitor performance and gauge success of their project/operation.  Architected knowledge management, collaboration, reporting and document management solutions.  Primary support person for all applications delivered. Projects:  E-PRO Product Creation system: Automated system to manage product request through its life cycle.  Software Compliance: Automated system to monitor and regulate use of non-compliant software within Nationwide.  Purchase Order Summary: A web based search tool to assist PCTs in retrieving purchase order information.  Software Request System: A componentized system to manage software life cycle from scripting to retirement.  Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Reporting: Solutions to manage activities within Client Computing and IT Service Desk.

The DotNet Factory, Software Developer
August 2004 - September 2005, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Job Functions and Responsibilities:  Liaison between clients and developers.  Developed and presented POCs to demonstrate possible savings from efficient automated business processes.  Supported implemented projects onsite as well as off-site.  Assisted in recruitment and vendor relationship management. Clients and Projects:  Greater America Financial: IT Work Request: Automated workflow to manage project classification and approval process.  Exel Corporation: Service Request Administration: Automated workflow to manage service request process.  The Dot Net Factory: Web Application: Componentized web application to manage product licensing and marketing leads.  Mettler Toledo: Sarbanes – Oxley Audit System: Intranet application to centrally manage controls and deficiencies. PMO Request System: Integration of workflow component into an existing project management system.  Microsoft: Smart Documents POC: Automated offer letter creation system.  Vectra: Technical Support: Enhancements to existing online product catalog system.  MCPC: E – Procurement System: Online shopping and inventory management system.


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