Certified Scrum Trainer ® (CST), Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner ® (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master ® (CSM)

I'm a strong believer of the fact that human beings are born with a trait to inspect and adapt. Human beings collaborate well in small herds. So I believe that any activity (software development, coaching or training) is highly effective when done with smaller teams, hands on than taking on an enterprise. I had privilege to sit next to customer and develop software to solve their problems 30 minutes into my first job. So I strongly believe in collaborating with customer's to build simple and valuable products rather than building sophisticated fancy products. I'm an active Product Owner and the current Product that me and my team are building is related to Agile Scrum Product Development.

I have over 17 years of experience in developing software in various roles such as a Programmer, Release Engineer, Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach but every role focused on the value being created for the end user.

I also believe that the learning never ends so I co-learn by facilitating the following workshops

o Agile Foundations
o Software Development using Scrum 
o Advanced Skills for Scrum Master 
o Agile Planning and Estimation
o Agile Project Management using JIRA+GreenHopper
o Collaboration Tools for Agile [GreenHopper, JIRA, Jenkins, Crcible, FishEye etc]
o Software Configuration Management for Agile Teams

 Co-training:

I'm open to co-train with candidate CSTs. However, I have few expectations out of canidates before we plan to co-train and here they are:

  1. Participate in PlayScrum meetups so that I can meet you in person to understand you, your purpose of becoming a CST and your experience and thoughts on Scrum.
  2. Present a topic and coach people on their day to day issues in couple of the PlayScrum meetups. You can find the meetup schedules here:
  3. Observe couple of my workshops so that you understad how I run the workshop

If our thought process match and I feel that you can train the participants of my class, you can certiainly co-train as many as you like.

Approved Courses

Continuing Education

  • Agile Business Analysis
  • Agile Portfolio/Program Planning
  • Agile Management with Scrum
  • Writing User Stories
  • Test Driven Development
  • Behavior Driven Development

CSD

  • CSD Track: Agile Engineering Practices (Technical)
  • Agile Foundations (Intro)
  • Behavior Driven Development (Elective)

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster® 

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner® 

Experience

Altair Engineering

Sr. Project Manager - Enterprise Computing

Apr 2008 – Jun 2013, 5 yrs 3 mos

Bangalore

As an Agile Coach, 

• Collaborated with everybody involved in Software development to define and implement a process called Application Incremental Delivery based predominantly on Scrum with best practices from XP, lean and DSDM. 

• Trained and mentored the teams on the agile process at Bangalore in India, Michigan and California in US and coaching them continuously.

• Evaluated collaboration tools for agile teams and setup tools such as JIRA+GreenHopper, Crucible, Jenkins, FindBugs etc.

• Defined and implemented the perforce branching strategy and the directory structure to enable continuous delivery

• Continuously working with engineering teams to evolve the process, systems and tools to enable high quality releases and build hyper productive teams.

General Electric

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Company NameGeneral Electric

Jun 2007 – Feb 2008, 9 mos

LocationBangaon Area, India

Leading highly impactful Six Sigma projects at the organization level. Spreading Lean Six Sigma awareness across organization. Coaching and mentoring Green Belts. Identify the pain areas in a particular functional area and conduct Lean action workouts. Implement Critical chain project management methodology (CCPM) in the teams assigned and reviewing the project plans and ensuring the smooth execution.

General Electric

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/Systems Analyst

Sep 2003 – May 2007, 3 yrs 9 mos

Location Bangaon Area, India, Louisville, KY, USA

The role involved managing projects, enhancements and operational support. The scope involved liasing extensively with internal and external clients, presenting proposals to clients, producing feasibility reports, identifying and developing solutions for the complex problems and assesing them for both busniess and technical compatibility through work outs and brainstorm sessions, code review, managing change control, conducting user trainings for the business team and technical trainings for the development team.

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Executive Program Field Of Study Business Management

2008 – 2009

B. M. S. College of Engineering

Degree Name Bachelors of Engineering Field Of Study Computer Science

2000 – 2004

MEI Polytechnic

Degree Name Diploma Field Of Study Computer Science

1996 – 1999