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Registration: 10.02.2024

Manish Gajre



As per resume






Budget & Costing
Business Process Reengineering
Change & Scope Management
Client Relationship Management
Microsoft Tools
Project Management
Project Management
Project Planning & Execution
Quality Assurance
Risk Management
Scrum Master
Test Management

Work experience

Project Manager
Project Management
- Exhibited leadership in technical & functional Agile Project Management including scheduling & negotiating with clients, balancing work distribution to meet project deliverables & delivery as per quality & time norms. - Showcased excellent aptitude in driving business growth and attaining client delight through excellent service delivery and by driving best practices & continuous improvement plans. - Led project planning, execution, and closure for multiple concurrent projects across various industries. - Defined project scope, objectives, and deliverables in collaboration with stakeholders. - Developed detailed project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation. - Monitored project progress, identified risks and issues, and implemented appropriate mitigation strategies. - Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and coordination. - Conducted regular status meetings and provided project updates to clients and stakeholders. - Managed project budgets, tracked expenses, and ensured adherence to financial targets. - Identified process improvement opportunities and implemented best practices to enhance project efficiency. - Fostered a collaborative and high-performing team environment, providing guidance and support to team members. - Conducted post-project reviews to capture lessons learned and identify areas for improvement.
QA Test Lead / Manager
Project Management
- Estimate the effort and providing the project delivery timelines - Document, develop and deliver various interfaces based on agreed design between Client Middleware and its partners. - Develop/create master test plans and related documents, test cases, test plans, procedures. - Execute test cases/scenarios across development projects. - Identify and track defects, issues, risks, and action items. - Validate requirements for system testing, report preparation, defect recording, and defect tracking. - Perform regression testing to validate the resolution of any software or system defects. - Provide input for program schedules and is responsible for creation and development of Used Cases. - Report preparation, defect recording, and tracking, Identify, record, report, and track defects.
Manager – Scrum Master Delivery
since 01.2020 - Till the present day |Niveus
Scrum, Agile
- Acted as Coach/Mentor for the Solution and Business Team, facilitate Scrum workshops-between Scrum Teams to share Project dependencies and re usability of components. - Facilitating successful Agile/Scrum practices of large banking application, and work across project team boundaries in a matrix environment. - Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, and demos to define solutions for improvement of quality. - Facilitated Development Team to identify the Sprint length keeping requirement Volatility and Team Velocity as the parameters. - Empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionality and manage in a complex dynamic environment, revise to meet changing requirement. - Build relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments. - Partner cross-functional with project stakeholders and provide strategic roadmap and tactical thought partnership to drive project deliveries. - Ensuring Team Motivation by conducting monthly Reward and Recognition with joint participation from Agile Program Leader. - Created self-organizing and high performing teams for a project team of 50+ members.
01.2017 - 01.2020 |Unisoft Systems
Project Management
- Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments. - Collaborate with all levels of the organization to monitor and manage the critical path, plan contingencies, facilitate scope, changes and control resource expenditures. - Build the teams by energizing them with a clear purpose and creating an interactive environment which encourages collaborative culture. - Create self-organizing and high performing teams for a project team of 50 members involving high degree of technological complexity, communications complexity and requirements uncertainty. - Build trust with the client and enhance customer satisfaction with open, honest and transparent communications. - Strive for clean code - laid down coding standards and single-handedly performed code reviews for all the developers and relentlessly perform code refactoring. - Train the teams on Agile values, principles and practices, Scrum ceremonies and practices like pair programming, TDD, refactoring and CICD. - Ensure continuous improvements by evaluating the current processes via various types of retrospectives and facilitation meetings. - Defining and preparing the work scope, grooming backlog, providing effort and cost estimates and prepare request for proposals for bidding.
Project Manager
09.2003 - 07.2017 |IGate
Retails, Medical, Healthcare, BFSI, Banking, Telecom
Involve in end to end SDLC activities Managed complex projects within European markets, including project planning, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.  Managed complex IT Applications modernization, product development, system integration projects.  Coordinated cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives, adhering to European regulatory standards and client expectations.  Conducted regular status meetings, providing comprehensive project updates to European clients, senior management, and project stakeholders.  Successfully delivered projects within budget and timeline constraints while maintaining high-quality standards  Facilitated project kickoff meetings, project objectives, and defined project scopes and deliverables aligned with European standards.  Prepared and present project status reports and executive-level updates to stakeholders, including European clients, partners, and regulatory bodies.

Educational background

Systems Management in Computer
Till 1992
Computek Institute-Technology
Oracle and Developer 2000
Till 1998
Certificate Course
Operation Management
Till 2015
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
1994 - 1998
University of Pune