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Saji Pillai



Certified ScrumMaster


Groups I belong to

Agile Chennai


Targeting the technology-oriented, top reputed Organizations, at Senior Managerial position across functional sectors of Program/Project Management/System Development, Implementation and Support with a high technology oriented BSFI companies especially in Core Banking and Payments Systems, bringing the following transferable: Strategy, Vision & Mission Planning ,Systems & Procedures,Project Planning & Execution,System Design & Integration,Proactive Maintenance Procurement & Consumption Trouble shooting,Team Leadership,Performance Improvement,Technical Training & Development Relationship Management,Liaison & Coordination Core Banking Implementation and Migration Competent and dynamic professional offering a distinguished and insightful exposure of over 18 + years of experience across high-growth environments related to Project Planning & Execution, Business Analysis, Application Design & Development, Testing, Implementation & Support and Quality System Management in BSFI

Work experience

Polaris FT , Vice President (Payment COE)
February 2014 - Present, Chennai, Chennai, India
I am currently Heading the Payment Center of Excellence. I use scrum in process consultancy

Plintron Global Soln. Pvt. Ltd, Delivery Head
April 2011 - February 2014, Chennai, Outside US/Canada, India
DELIVERY HEAD, Plintron Global Service ( I ) Ltd, Chennai Key Responsibilities: - Tasked with the development of EFT Switch Product. Ensuring repeat business with existing client. - Accountable for managing the technical & functional up gradation of the solution. - Managing the Function, QA, SEPG and Development Team with responsibly for overall delivery of Switch and its allied products. - Actively involved in the Functional Specification and development of Issuer Switch. - Actively involv

Articles I've written

Agile Project Reporting and Metrics
I have written this article to address an issue I've recently run across in my work: The PMO is finding it difficult to adjust to the Agile process, and this is affecting the reporting of the R&D team. Management is in the process of moving the ALM (application lifecycle management) process into more of traditional process to align with the PMO. I would like to suggest an alternative approach.

Agile in End-to End-Value Delivery
Agile has made development faster, with frequent deployments. Business and IT operations need stability with speed. To bridge this gap, Agile needs to stretch itself beyond development and deployment. . . .


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