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Sikunj Savaliya

  

Agile Coach, RBC

Location: Toronto

+1 (416) 619-4786

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Gujarat, India

Biography

Sikunj Savaliya

• Agile coach, Scrum Master & strong Agile practitioner for 8+ years in fast pace environments
• Facilitated teams at diverse geographical locations - Ahmedabad, Pune, New York, Toronto
• Worked with clients of Fortune Top 15 companies
• Facilitated multiple unified and diversified teams across geographies
• Facilitated Scrum, Scrum of Scrums (SOS) and participated in MSOS
• Coached and Mentored teams to incrementally perform better by at least 30% YOY
• Highly analytical, organized and flexible, able to meet deadlines under pressure
• Win-Win practitioner 
• Proven track record of 9+ years at various positions viz. SM, PM, APM, Sr. SE, SE

Current role:

- Drive implementation of the overall philosophy, strategy, tools & processes for wide spread adoption of the Agile
- Ensure adoption, corporate productivity improvements, enhanced delivery & quality, cost optimization, speed to market and increased customer satisfaction
- Promote Agile culture and mindset throughout organization
- Lead overall relationship between LOB or groups and the Agile COE
- Establish team, management & leadership requirements for Transformation to create an Org design and transition plan
- Collaborate with LOB to understand key value streams and help enable alignment of Org design
- Support the Agile Delivery Centre roll out plan and establish near, mid and long term objectives
- Onboard new groups or LOBs into the transformation, provide overview and evangelize Agile practices
- Introduce & implement agility in the project delivery processes using SAFe and Scrum
- Continue to evangelize the need for top-down support for agile culture and values to achieve maximum results
- Train teams and provide coaching through the process of onboarding, initial sprints, and throughout lifecycle
- Effectively communicate and build rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners
- Evolve frameworks and methodologies
- Assess emerging trends/best practices and determine implications of proposed methodologies on meeting BU strategy
- Support in determining delivery frameworks relevanance to different complex initiatives (e.g. scrum, Kanban, scaled Agile)
- Communicate to Senior Executives with Management Reports
- Participate in Agile COE-sponsored Communications Program that promotes the principles and value of the Agile CoE
- Lead performance and the overall objective cohesion of initiatives involving multiple scrum teams
- Share experiences & observations with team and ensure best practices are being used
- Implement action items to institutionalize best practices

Work experience

RBC, Agile Coach
December 2015 - Present, Toronto, ON, CA
- Drive implementation of the overall philosophy, strategy, tools & processes for wide spread adoption of the Agile - Ensure adoption, corporate productivity improvements, enhanced delivery & quality, cost optimization, speed to market and increased customer satisfaction - Promote Agile culture and mindset throughout organization - Lead overall relationship between LOB or groups and the Agile COE - Establish team, management & leadership requirements for Transformation to create an Org design and transition plan - Collaborate with LOB to understand key value streams and help enable alignment of Org design - Support the Agile Delivery Centre roll out plan and establish near, mid and long term objectives - Onboard new groups or LOBs into the transformation, provide overview and evangelize Agile practices - Introduce & implement agility in the project delivery processes using SAFe and Scrum - Continue to evangelize the need for top-down support for agile culture and values to achieve maximum results - Train teams and provide coaching through the process of onboarding, initial sprints, and throughout lifecycle - Effectively communicate and build rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners - Evolve frameworks and methodologies - Assess emerging trends/best practices and determine implications of proposed methodologies on meeting BU strategy - Support in determining delivery frameworks relevanance to different complex initiatives (e.g. scrum, Kanban, scaled Agile) - Communicate to Senior Executives with Management Reports - Participate in Agile COE-sponsored Communications Program that promotes the principles and value of the Agile CoE - Lead performance and the overall objective cohesion of initiatives involving multiple scrum teams - Share experiences & observations with team and ensure best practices are being used - Implement action items to institutionalize best practices

Fulcrum World Wide, Scrum Master, Project Manager
May 2014 - July 2015, Pune, MH, IN
- Developing Agile teams and converting them into a high performing team - Helping the team stay focused & organized - Ensuring the Scrum processes are followed - Create, distribute, and radiate Project Burndown, Team Velocity, and Sprint Burndown charts. - Understanding and communicating the impact of changes or new information on team velocity and their predictability - Finding unique ways to raise team morale

SNL Financial, Scrum Master, Project Manager
November 2009 - April 2014, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, IN
Scrum Master - Ensures that the team is fully functional and productive - Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions - Removes Impediments - Shields the team from external interference - Ensures that the process is followed, including issuing invitations to daily scrums, sprint reviews, and sprint planning - Facilitates the daily scrums - Mentor team Project Manager - Maintain emergency contact client list - Manage the Enhancement Life-cycle - Gather SQL Metrics on Enhancements - Manage Content System Projects - Maintain Company Rankings - Facilitate and Perform Data Backfills - Troubleshoot & Resolve System Issues - Manage Object / Lookup Life cycles - Manage Systems: Performance and Documentation - Test Content System Software - Manage the Deployment of Content Systems - Manage Middle-Tier Development Projects - Estimate Cost of Future Deficiencies & PRBs - Direct Product Development Activities - Communicate Product Initiatives to SNL Employees

 

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