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Sowmya Ramashesha


Project Manager, Obopay Mobile Technology

Location: Bangalore, India



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Sowmya Ramashesha

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Project Manager / Program Manager  

 ITIL, SCJP, CSM and CompTIA IT Project + Certified Project Manager with extensive experience of 7 years in project lifecycle management and process implementation;

Profile Highlights

  • Project Management Tools: Xplanner, Microsoft Project plus, BugCharts , tWiki 
  • Testing: Black Box Testing, API Testing, Testing Methodologies -Test automation using Silk and Selenium in a distributed system 
  • Operating System: Windows 95/NT/2000/2003/XP and UNIX.(SOLARIS, LINUX)
  • Languages: Java, J2EE, Knowledge of Unix and Shell Scripting
  • Databases:  Knowledge of Oracle9i, MySql queries
  • Modules: MySql clustering, Sun Application Server, Message Queue clustering, High Availability tests
  • Testing Tools: Silk, Selenium, Testopia

¥       High-performing information-technology professional with 7 years of experience in project lifecycle management from conception to completion and contributing towards process improvement.

¥       Proven achiever who is committed to aligning technology and business to generate cost-effective solutions and deliver multiple, mission-critical, multimillion-dollar projects on time and within budget for your organization.

¥       Skilled performer who avoids scope-creep by balancing business- and tech-side needs with realistic project commitment and common sense while leading projects to successful completion that exceeds expectation.

¥       Compassionate yet demanding leader/mentor who has guided teams.

¥       Optimistic, imaginative, hard-working self-starter cited by senior management for exceptional multitasking ability.

¥       Adept at “thinking on my feet” to meet challenges head on, resolve complex problems, and adapt quickly to changing priorities.


Personality Traits

È Strategic Thinker: Proven ability of developing insightful strategies, capitalizing on capabilities and converting potential into opportunities.

È Persuasive Communicator: Effective articulation ability; can achieve clarity and persuasively secures buy-in and commitment.



Work experience

Obopay Mobile Technology, Project Manager
November 2010 - Present, Bangalore, Karanataka, India
Project: Mobile Payment Service Client: Nokia, Warid telecom, Master Card, Societe Generale Description: It is a payment system which enables real-time and non-real-time funds transfer between varieties of account types both internal (managed by Obopay System) and external (Card accounts, Bank accounts). Aims at offering easy payments like money transfers, top-up, bill-pay, online payments, and retail payments. Work Outline: • Spearhead the project team and manage the project from inception to completion. • Fortify defining of project scopes, goals and deliverables that support business goals in Collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. • Engineer full-scale project plans and associated communications documents. • Accountable for effective communication of project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. • Facilitate the updation of project stakeholders on an ongoing basis. • Focus on process related to estimation of the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. • Establish and consider the need for additional staff or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle. • Streamline and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. • Successfully, govern and assign tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel. • Key out and resolve issues, conflicts within the project team and manage project dependencies and critical path. • Foster and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools. • Steer the process of Tracking project milestones and deliverables. • Structure and deliver progress reports and presentations. • Hypothesize the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas. • Revamp project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans. • Instill project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle. • Guide and mentor project team members and contractors and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. • Interact and maintain relationship with customers & stakeholders, understanding and translating business requirements. • Process implementation for development and quality assurance purpose. • Architect and implement agile methodology for globally distributed teams.

Sun Microsystems, QA Lead
June 2005 - October 2010, Bangalore, Karanataka, India
Project: CDS (Content Delivery Server) Client: Ericsson , Verizon Wireless , Telecom Personal , Telefonica Mexico, Telecom New Zealand Project Description: The Sun Java System Content Delivery Server (CDS) is a high-performance software solution that enables operators to manage the complexity of delivering wireless content over-the-air (OTA) to their subscribers. The primary target being wireless operators serving the consumer market with content, such as ring tones, Java games, and images. This product will be sold through System Integrators who are starting to sell CDS into the wireless operator market. Role: • Hands on Experience in Handset as well as Mobile testing application. • Participated in requirement clarification with Architect team and customer engineers. • Provided inputs and guidance for documentation changes/enhancements arising from development changes. • Extensive experience in Smoke, API Testing , Sanity, Functionality, Integration, System and Regression Testing. • Have written and executed system test plans and test cases. • Experience in preparing Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Defect Distribution Matrix (DDM) • Reduced the Test Cycles form over a month to 7 days by effectively using talents of in-house testing Teams. Coded and executed automated functional tests using Silk Test. • Introduced test practices for effective time management and resource utilization which increased efficiency (Test Case Management Tools/Process ->Agile Management) , accelerated customer satisfaction (response time less than 3 hours total → 2 hours to test a fixes and 1 hour reserved for back-out) and slashed error rate (customer escalation only priority 3 bugs 2 Major releases). • Architected and implemented agile testing practices for globally distributed teams • Monitoring and Maintaining the testing environment, daily automated testing, results analysis, and providing approval for release that meets the highest quality expectations. Coordinate efforts between product development teams and offshore test team • Architected and implemented QA processes (e.g., defect tracking, test case management, automated testing strategies, etc.) • Promptly identifying and escalating defects, working with cross site and cross functional teams to isolate problem; and tracking the issues to complete resolution. • Performing duties associated in planning the testing strategy and effective implementation of the strategy, organize and facilitate reviews, inspections and walkthrough of test plans and processes • Hired, trained, and supervised software quality assurance staff members • Involved in setting up testing environment: Server Set – Up . Involved in DB migration testing and High Availability Testing which requires clustering of MySQL, Message Queue, setting up Software load-balancer, installing Glassfish/Weblogic. • Deployment and Testing of various CDS features and functionalities. • Involved in developing Training Modules


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