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Sameer Chudaman Patil


Senior Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Location: Pune



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Added Qualifications

Scaling Scrum Fundamentals (4593)



I started working in software as a SV engineer in early 2000 with R&Ds and Product base Org ;since then I have played the roles of Verification Module Lead, Technical Leader, Project Coordinator , Project Manager, Scrum Coach ,Scrum Master in different organizations and offshore development centers. I have worked at both Customer side & the Product base organizations side. Currently I am working as a Project Coordinator & Scrum Master in EXFO India

I am interested and have expertise on Agile, service delivery, project management, business analysis, business process management, improving SW development & QA processes, business intelligence & software development review processes. I always enjoy learning ways to do things better through reading, sharing experiences with colleagues in order to improve the way to deliver value to customer/organizations.

I am a Certified-SAFe-SPC,
Professional Agile Coach, CSP,CSPO,CSM,PMI-ACP ,CCNA and CCNP (Routing & Switching) certificate holder; and have completed trainings on CCNA (Security), Red Hat Linux, PMP from reputed Institutes.
I also hold an ME in Telecom & BE in Electronics engineering.

My Contribution to Agile Scrum:


· Acted as the Lead Enterprise Agile-Scrum Coach

· Proposed up to two Enterprise Coaches, 4 Team Coaches, and 20 ScrumMasters to support of 35 AgileTeams using proprietary Scrum methodologies.

· Performed Agile assessments and recommendations for pilot for Agile Teams.

· Tool used: VersionOne ,Rally

· Lead the assessment and startup of this large-scale project development effort using an Agile execution model.

· Acted as both the Lead Agile Coach and Program cordinator.

· Facilitated the adoption of Agile methods for a team of 65 people (nine Scrum teams) located in USA, India, Canada,Israel,Vietnam and German Teams

· Created / conducted group Agile-Scrum classes for kickoff training for teams. .

· Implemented Scrum Master Apprentice program to promote Agile adoption throughout the enterprise.

· Conducted one-on-one and group Agile-Scrum classes in an in‑person and video conference format ranging from introductory to advanced topics.

· Provided coaching and ongoing Scrum ceremony facilitation services.

· Conducted understory writing and estimation workshop .

· Performed ALM evaluation and selection to manage Product Backlog and Planning

· Trained ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Team in basic to advanced Agile-Scrum topics during kickoff phase and on an ongoing basis.

· Mentored and coached Team during Scrum Ceremonies as well as throughout each Sprint.

· Guided Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team through in initial creation of Product Backlog and ongoing grooming activity .

· Facilitated bi-weekly Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review (Demo), and Retrospective Scrum ceremony meetings.

· Incorporated lessons learned from Sprint Restrospectives and promoted experiments / Continuous Improvement efforts.

· Determined Team velocity and created model to estimate project completion date.

· Created Velocity, Hours Remaining Burndown, and Points Burnup charts.


My Expertise:
I have Strong expertise in Agile-Scrum. As Scrum Master & Coordinator I have passionately implemented & delivered strong processes for agile scrum for speedy delivery, responding to changes from past 6 years for variety of applications in VOIP,Networking sector & Mobile Applications.


I also expertise in VOIP((H.323/SIP))-Signaling, Networking L2-L3 Protocols,Mobile Applications, Project management, QA reports, delivering QA & testing knowledge for product, project, process improvements for Dev & QA




Work experience

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Sr Manager
September 2014 - Present, Pune , IN
Adapt and implement Agile principles and practices that fit to customer and CTS strategic vision. Facilitate release planning and iteration planning in the context of shared deliverable responsibility Facilitate retrospectives and led daily standup meetings. Coach and train business analysts, developers and business leaders to adopt Scrum on active projects. Train to management, development and operations teams for relevant tools. Coach and support local development teams and product owners for Agile adoption. Coach and Mentor to product development teams for managing product and sprint backlogs; stories and tasks size.

Articles I've written

Selecting a Sprint Length for Your Project
When organizations are new to Agile -- or even after they've been practicing Agile for a while -- they often struggle to decide on the duration of a sprint or an iteration.

Order Your Product Backlog
Here are some guidelines I would like to recommend for when you are ordering your backlog.


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