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Rahul

Rahul Gujar India

Agile

Agile Principal Coach and consultant with executive experience of 18 yrs in IT Industry with core expertise in managing engineering / software development programs.
Lead Enterprises Agile transformation using SAFe 4.0 by training & mentoring Senior executives, Product Managers, Agile Teams to implement Agile and assist formation of Agile PMOs.
Implement and train professionals on Agile Jira and configuring tool for Scrum & scaling agile projects that use DAD, SAFe 4.0 or DSDM methodologies.
Lean Practitioner for software development programs and Consulting/Mentoring in various Agile methodologies to organisations such as Infosys and Tata Communications.

experience

Tata Communications

Princliple Agile Coach 2011 - Present
  • As a Agile Coach, responsible for implementing Agile Practice in Telepresence Engineering group by setting a framework around metrics and coaching senior management, teams on Agile and DevOps principles.
  • Implement SAFe & DevOps principles for multi-vendor, multi-skilled and geographically dispersed programs entailing software, infra, network, operational aspects for Unified Conferencing services offered to customers.
  • Responsible for Jira Administration for customizing Jira to use SAFe framework and train Scrum Masters, Product Owners/Managers, external stakeholders to effectively use the tool for managing ARTs/Programs.
  • Conduct Release Planning meetings and defining Program Increments with key stakeholders which entails conducting PI Planning and tracking releases to closure.
  • Manage E2E Programs entailing Network Architecture, Infra buildup/turnup in PoPs, Engineering Dev & Test to final Deployment & Handover to Operations.

Tech Mahindra

Senior Delivery Lead 2007 - 2011

Delivery Manager for transformational programs specifically in Service Assurance ( Performance & Network Monitoring Services) for British Telecom and AT&T.

Managed Portfolio of projects (Development to Support & Maintenance) with team size of 100+ resources.

Focus on Agile Delivery of Projects for BT Client adopting Scrum & XP principles for program deliveries.

Infosys Technologies Ltd

Solution Architect / Consultant 2003 - 2007


    Architecture and Design of Performance Management Solutions. Build solutions in VoIP catering to Service Provider Network issues.

Product Engineering for Cisco.

Network Equipment Technologies

Sr. Software Engineer 2001 - 2002

Design and Development of ATM product - SCREAM (Service Creation manager) - A product from net.com on Narrow-band technology.

Wipro Technologies

Systems Manager 1999 - 2001

Lead a team on various projects based on Intelligent Networking & Mobile technologies.

Certifications

DevOps Foundation Certification

DevOps Accredited Trainer (DOI)

SAFe SPC

Certified Disciplined Agilist

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Management Development Program 2013 - 2013

Savitribai Phule Pune University

B.E 1992 - 1996

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