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Rahul

Rahul Gujar India

Agile

Rahul is an Agile Principal Coach and consultant with executive experience of more than 18 years in the IT Industry. His core expertise is managing engineering/software development programs.

His specialization is leading Enterprises Agile transformation using SAFe 4.0 by training and mentoring Senior executives, Product Managers, and Agile Teams to implement Agile and assist the formation of Agile PMOs.

He implements and trains professionals on Agile Jira and configuring tools for Scrum and scaling agile projects that use DAD, SAFe 4.0 or DSDM methodologies.

He is a Lean Practitioner for software development programs and consultant cum mentor in various Agile methodologies for 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

Educations

Savitribai Phule Pune University

B.E 1992 - 1996

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Management Development Program 2013 - 2013

Courses

Leading SAFe® 4.5 Certification

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