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Product Manager Resume

SUMMARY

  • Over 15.5 years of hands - on software professional expertise, 7 years of which as Project Manager and/or Scrum Master managing IT projects in banking, payment (BFSI) & manufacturing domain
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with around five years of experience as Scrum Master and Agile Coach & over six months of experience as Product Owner
  • Strong leadership skills in planning, directing and managing large scale projects
  • Experience with Waterfall model, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Scrum methodology
  • Managed multiple strategic programs simultaneously with a team size of 50 members
  • Strong experience in using application management tools like JIRA, Rally, Azure DevOps
  • Team player with creativity and forethought in identifying and resolving complex issues and conflicts through effective thinking and problem solving skills
  • Prior experience involves software development of business solutions ranging from client-server application development, e-commerce, and web applications using Java, JSP, Servlets, Struts and related technologies/frameworks
  • Strong organizational & interpersonal skills with effective written & verbal communication skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Skills: Project Management, SDLC, Waterfall, Agile (Scrum)

Management tools: JIRA, Rally, Azure DevOps, Confluence MS-Project, MS-Office (Word, Excel (Pivot Tables/Graphs/Charts), PowerPoint, Visio, Access, Outlook), SharePoint

Technologies: Internet technologies and J2EE technologies (like Java, HTML, JSP, Applets, Servlet, JDBC, JavaScript, Swing and Frameworks like Struts), WebServices, Micro Services

Design Skills: UML (EA, Visio), J2EE Design Patterns, Data modeling (ERwin)

Database and tools: IBM DB2, Oracle, MySQL, AQT, Toad, SQL Developer

Application Servers: WebSphere Application Server, Tomcat

IDEs: IBM Rational Application Developer, Eclipse, NetBeans

Others: Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest, HP Quality Central, ALM, Citrix MetaFrame, SVN, Git, Putty, WinSCP

Environment: Windows XP/NT/98/2000, Linux

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Product Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed two scrum teams including 15 onshore/off-shore resources for the successful implementation and deployment of the web application developed using AngularJS, HTML5 & Micro-services
  • As scrum master - chaired various scrum ceremonies, working effectively with others to remove delivery team roadblocks, enabled team to be self-organized, guiding them through continual improvement process
  • Scheduled client/stakeholder meetings to collect requirements and define project scope, work breakdown structures, deliverables & schedules and prepared the requirements traceability matrix
  • Liaised with the project stakeholders and team members to manage scope, quality, time, issues and risks. Identified risks and planned risk responses for their mitigation
  • Defined and managed critical path items and worked with the project team members to brainstorm ideas about alternatives to solve complex critical problems
  • Performed UAT testing and tracked issues reported by the customer testing teams till resolution
  • Reported project status, progress, issues/risks & performance to management, customers & stakeholders, via status meetings and dashboard presentations
  • Experience as Product Manager - Technical (PM-T) - Identified and drafted features and user stories. Prioritized the requirements based on the dependencies and ensured maximum value is delivered to the business

Confidential

Scrum Master / Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • As an Agile coach, trained and onboard scrum teams to agile methodology
  • Completed successfully the setup of the Scrum boards and teams in Azure DevOps tool
  • As scrum master - chaired various scrum ceremonies, working effectively with others to remove delivery team roadblocks, enabled team to be self-organized, guiding them through continual improvement process

Confidential

Scrum Master / Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of 30 team members responsible for development of Basel Regulatory Reporting cluster of applications like DWH, Data Mart and OBIEE Reporting. DWH is batch job driven application with multiple upstream sources, which has thousands of batches to feed data to downstream systems like OBIEE which is the reporting layer.
  • Successfully managed and implemented the Finance Portal which houses various BI reports providing users a single point of entry for all their financial reports, ensuring necessary authentication and data security. The portal is developed using Java, Web Services, HTML5, angular JS and the reports are developed using BI tools like Tableau, Qlik, OBIEE, Excel, etc. The first report developed was the Weekly ExB used by executive board to look at the actuals and forecasted expenses grouped by departments.
  • Played the role of Scrum Master and Agile coach for two scrum teams, successfully implementing Market Risk Dashboard (MRD) which enables user to compare the value-at-risk between two dates (Close of Business) for various business organizations and legal entities. The project included development of a dashboard using HTML5, AngularJS and the in-house framework RDA (risk data algebra). It was an implementation of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Managed a team of 12 developers and test engineers, creating a Market Risk summary report which captures the data and graphs of risk of losses in the bank’s trading book due to changes in equity prices, interest rates, etc. using the value-at-risk (VAR) analysis. The project included development of the summary report using in-house reporting tools (excel to PDF) and risk data algebra (RDA) accessing market risk data from database.
  • Responsible for end to end delivery of the portal and reports, release preparation, being SPOC for all dependent and third-party teams
  • As a scrum master, chaired various scrum ceremonies (PI planning, sprint planning & demos, DSM, backlog refinement, retrospective), removing impediments for team members
  • Participated and facilitated the Product Increment (PI) planning and execution
  • Prepared request for proposals (RFP), statement of work (SoW) or work orders (WO) and presented status updates, revenue projections and invoicing dashboards with senior management

Confidential

Scrum Master / Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed successfully the first of its kind migration project from VB to .NET ensuring all the existing user functionalities are transitioned to new technology stack
  • Delivered the project by following Agile/Scrum methodology
  • As a scrum master, chaired various scrum ceremonies (PI planning, sprint planning & demos, DSM, backlog refinement, retrospective), removing impediments for team members

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