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Sudha Sivakumar

  

Program Manager, Altisource Business Solutions

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka/India


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Bangalore

Biography

Sudha Sivakumar is a Program Manager with Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

She coaches, mentors and guides the scrum teams enabling the team to leverage to Agile methodology arena.

Sudha Sivakumar has over a decade years of rich IT experience in various roles – Software Engineer, Tech Lead, ScrumMaster, Program Manager (Agile)

She has experience in service as well as product based companies. Primarily worked on Microsoft technologies in BFSI domain.

She has been successfull in implementing various Agile Projects across varied verticals.
 

Academics :

  1. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Osmania Univeristy
  2. Masters in Computer Applications from Madurai Kamaraj University


Certifications :

  1. Certified Scrum Master (CSM)\
  2. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  3. Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

Work experience:

Altisource Business Solutions Pvt.d Ltd.Bangalore, Karnataka, India,

Program Manager
October 2013 - Present,

Apart from the Scrum Master activities, have been Mentoring/Coaching/Training the teams on the Scrum methodology. Assisting the product team in writing effective user stories and effective ways in presenting the user stories to the team. Imbibed team collaboration and achieving product and business goals.

Altisource Business Solutions Pvt.d Ltd.Bangalore, Karnataka, India,

TechLead/ScrumMaster
October 2011 - Present,

As a TechLead/ScrumMaster, successfully  transitioned three major product teams to Agile giving me a good experience  and moulding my capabilities of handling Agile transitioning for teams.

Successfully coached, trained and mentored three major product teams at the organization thereby  growing from TechLead/ScrumMaster to Program Manager

LG CNS Global,  Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Analysis and Design Lead

December 2005 - September 2011
 

Worked on multiple projects under different technology stack and lead team across the SDLC lifecyle.

The role included designing, coding, implementing different software projects

Had an opportunity to work as a Scrum developer in one of the teams for a client for a period of 18 months

VSM Software Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Senior Software Engineer
November 2002 – November 2005

Design, Coding and Implementation of software projects in the role of senior software engineer.

 

Work experience

Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., ProgramManager
October 2013 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
Worked closely with engineering teams,coaching and mentoring the team on the scrum practices. During the process, realised that the one of the reasons of the team's inability to complete the stories were stories not being in a matured state. So spent more time, with the product management team in creating a healthy and matured product backlogand coaching them in writing matured user stories using mind map to break the stories and present it to the team Applied the concept of servant-leadership by serving the team in resolving issues/impediments, gained the trust and then lead the team towards implementation of scrum. Innovated methods for team's participation by creating of themes for a release, prompting the team to suggest motivating sprint names and relating it to the sprint goal. Gained the team's interest in the important scrum ceremony by conducting the retrospection the fun way.

Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., ScrumMaster
October 2011 - Present, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
As a TechLead/ScrumMaster, had an opportunity to work in scrum. Met the challenges of transitioning the teams to scrum, devising methods to empower the team to scrum and also moulding my capabilities of handling Agile transitioning for teams. Successfully coached, trained and mentored three major product teams at the organization thereby growing from TechLead/ScrumMaster to Program Manager

LG CNS India, Analysis and Design Lead
December 2005 - September 2011, Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
LGCNS India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Dec 2005 to Sep 2011 Analysis and Design Lead  Gather the requirements from the client  Elicitate the requirement and clarifications from the client  Prioritizing the activities and scheduling the tasks.  Project planning monitoring and status reporting.  Responsible for Risk Mitigation ad Contingency plans.  Responsible for meeting and improving Customer Satisfaction Levels.  Handling a team of around 15 members.

Vsm Software (P) Ltd, Senior Software Engineer
November 2002 - November 2005, Bangalore, Karnatak, IN
Design, Coding and Implementation of software projects in the role of senior software engineer.

Articles I've written

Retrospective: The Fun Way
Retrospection is the most valuable and most important Scrum ceremony. Unfortunately, it is often neglected, and it can become a monotonous and boring ceremony. However, retrospectives can be made enjoyable. . . .

How to Understand Stories Better
Sprint planning meetings are often chaotic, with half-baked stories and lots of assumptions and clarifications left open. In such instances, the planning sessions are often hijacked and the estimates are given by the managers or architects. . . .

 

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