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Rohit Ratan Mani

  

Agile Coach/Scrum Master, Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.

Location: Pune, India

+919096278159

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials

Biography

Rohit Ratan Mani – An Agile enthusiast with an experience over 11 years in IT industry spanning across Manufacturing, Telecom and BFSI domains. I have donned the role of a Software Developer, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master and most recently as an Agile Coach.

I have broad knowledge in in different Agile methodologies like Scrum, XP and Lean. I started my Project Management experience with managing projects following traditional Waterfall model. I have been actively involved in all the phases of SDLC of both traditional and Agile methodology. My knowledge of traditional approach has helped me evolve as a better Agile Implementer. I also love exploring applications like Team Foundation Server (TFS) to lay down project management standards. I have worked extensively in implementing TFS for managing Agile projects. I like reading about anything new that is being released by ALM Rangers team.

I have penned my experience in few articles on ScrumAlliance.

To see more about me: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/rratanmani

Certifications:

1) SAFe Agilist

2) Certified Six Sigma green Belt

3) Certified Project Manager

4) Getting started with Kanban

5) Team Kanban Practitioner from Lean Kanban University

I have participated as a speaker in below events:

1) @Playscrumpune meetup on 09/Jan/2016 - #No Estimates – A new alternative to estimate driven software development

2) @Discuss agile day meetup on 23/Apr/2016 - Kanban for operations and development projects

3) @Playscrumpune conference on 30/Apr/2016 - Kanban Pizza Game

Work experience

Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd., Agile Coach
June 2015 - Present, Pune, Maharashtra, IN
1) Conducting Scrum Workshop - Trained around 200 associates 2) Servant to a Scrum team

Diebold Systems Pvt. Ltd, Scrum Master/Agile Coach
June 2013 - April 2015, Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, India
1) Implemented Scrum in current project 2) Managing Distributed Scrum Project 3) Analyzing Product backlog and Creating stories 3) Creating Acceptance Criterion in discussion with Product Manager 4) Use Planning Poker techniques to do effort & cost estimates 5) Conducting Stand-ups, Interacting with Product Manager to firm up the business user stories 6) Publishing Weekly & Monthly Dashboard for all projects to stakeholders using Burn-Up, Release Burn-Down & Sprint Burn-Down 7) Preparing Project Release plans & lead Sprint Plan Creation 8) Providing training to the teams on Agile Methodologies (Scrum) & Managing Scrum projects using TFS

SurePrep India Pvt. Ltd., Scrum Master
December 2011 - May 2013, Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, India
1) Setting up Agile Project Management standards & processes across the Organization 2) Publishing Weekly & Monthly Dashboard for all projects to CEO 3) Preparing high level project and release plans 4) Performing Project Planning, execution, monitoring and resource planning 5) Implementation of TFS and integration with MS Project 6) Resource scheduling for improved support during US Taxation Season 7) Created a Work Authorization System, Time Management System and Deployment Approval and Audit System using Team Foundation Server

Reliance Tech Services, Project Manager
June 2008 - November 2011, Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, IN
1) Engagement management with clients CEO for providing best level of service 2) Presenting Proposals for Reliance Group to tap IT Projects 3) Responding to clients RFPs & RFIs 3) Liaising with business users & proposing new initiatives for automation of processes in lines of eTOM model 4) Preparing high level project and deployment plans 5) Preparing cost estimates & project budgeting 6) Preparing business case for project initiation approval from higher management 7) First level of escalation for all development and operational issues 8) Preparing weekly snapshot of projects across LOB for review with Client’s CIO 9) Creating RFI & RFP for Vendor Proposals & Vendor Negotiation 10) Playing a key role in preparation & finalization of SLA Contract with Client 11) Creating Scope of Work & Business Requirement Specification document by understanding the business requirement 12) Performing Project Planning, execution, monitoring and resource planning 13) Planning & initiating all transition activities 14) Requirement gathering and preparing functional requirement documents 15) Coordinating and motivating resources in support of timelines and project deliverables

Infosys Technologies Ltd., Programmer Analyst
July 2004 - May 2007, Pune, Maharashtra, India
1) Proposal / response preparation to tap client requirements 2) Responsible for data management through Enovia and Teamcenter Engineering (TcE) 3) Automated test cases for Cognos – Accman & Visualizer module 4) Involved in concept design, modeling, detailed design and drafting of seating and overhead system part and assemblies for General Motors 5) Developed macros to reduce time in creation of drawings and layout and eliminating chances of error

Articles I've written

Backlog Planning Using Team Foundation Server (TFS)
I have been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for managing Agile projects, and I would like to share my experiences. . . .

We Lost to Agile
When I talk about Agile, it is mostly in the context of my experience in the IT industry. Many times my friends, working in different sectors, ask me why I support Agile in general when it is primarily focused to work wonders for my industry. . . .

We Lost to Agile: Part II
Whenever a new idea is presented in front of a group, everybody looks with skepticism to the presenter and fears the unseen impact of the change. . . . I will summarize my views on how different departments are impacted by an Agile implementation within an organization.

Project Manager to ScrumMaster
Generally it is assumed that a PM will take the role of ScrumMaster (SM) for projects that move to Agile. Moving from a well-defined process to one that evolves and improves, . . . a PM has to bridge a gap to take up the role of SM.

A Coach’s Predicament
Am I able to coach without ruffling some feathers in an organization in which, as an outsider, I am going to bring about change? Here I would like to highlight a particular strategy called GULP, which has helped me lessen the resistance that change agents so often face.

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