Talented I.T. Professional with 8+ years of on-time, on-budget project delivery including complex & large-scale project teams of 20+ and controlled project-budgets in excess of $10 million. Skilled in Project Management activities after accomplishing different roles as a Project Lead, System Analyst, Test Lead and Test Analyst in a project life cycle. Tools: HP QC, HP ALM, JIRA, Confluence, Rally, Toad, QTP and Tableau. Currently collaborating as a Data lead with creative teams, vendors and clientele throughout project life cycle. Exceled as Program Manager in Health Care project managing Waterfall and Agile testing areas in Onsite - Offshore model Managed testing team of 20+ with numerous technologies like VB, Java, Mainframes, ETL and .Net with no delivery issues Experience in handling multiple projects with ease and with high Customer Satisfaction Index. Assisted agile project teams at all levels with their transformation with the goal to improve delivery performance through coaching and mentoring on team roles, tools, processes. Experienced to evaluate existing processes and procedures. Make recommendations and drive process improvement and adoption of best practices to improve team efficiency and effectiveness. Skilled in project planning, risk mitigation with a contingency plan Expertise in interacting with various stakeholders to track project status updates, create status reports for executive and senior management Proficient in working with Business team and analysis of Business requirements Experience in analyzing system impacts to deliver Business needs by interacting with Architects and Designers Expertise in Eligibility, benefits and reimbursement platforms in Heath care domain Extensive experience in implementing QA methodologies, test plans, test cases, writing test scripts, test scenarios and test deliverables Experience in Agile and Waterfall delivery model with Manual Testing Built automation team to enhance the testing process by updating the automation regression suite and numerous value adds Experience in ALM, Quality Center for tracking test execution status and defect management Experience in SQL, Mainframes and DB2 Test execution
Data Lead May 2015TATA Consultancy Services LTD － Bloomfield, USA, CT
Engaged as Data lead for projects dealing with the Quality Control of Healthcare applications for a large US HealthCare company.
The activities include: Determine data that needs to be collected and resources to be used for integrated projects in different testing environments.
Organize, implement and enforce correct data collection policies and procedures.
Establish the data collection quality standards and ensures they are met.
Manages contracts with all software vendors associated with data collection and management.
Troubleshoot for solutions in all data-related problem areas.
Document procedures for data management processes.
Develop methodologies for data collection and evaluation relevant to each project via different tools like JIRA.
Perform analysis to determine adequacy of data required for successful project execution.
Prepare regular reports to be distributed throughout various departments in the company.
Develop special reports upon request.
Perform presentations at meetings and conferences.
Prepare/execute insert scripts in SQL to assist in Data mock up activities as per the request from Project testing team.
Program Manager November 2014 to April 2015TATA Consultancy Services LTD － Windsor, USA, CT
Worked as Program Manager for portfolios located at multiple geographies dealing with the Quality Control of Healthcare product's applications for a large US HealthCare company.
The activities include: Track and analyze the portfolio projects for intake scope of work Understand the testing effort by analyzing the requirements of the project Build a testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.
Develop the test plan for the tasks, dependencies and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality and obtain signoff from the stakeholders.
Arrange the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.
Assign tasks to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have work in the project.
Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.
Check / Review the Test Cases documents.
Track new requirements / scope changes of the Project.
On time escalation about the current ongoing or foreseen risks to Client Managers.
Organize the status meetings and send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client Attend the regular client call and discuss the weekly status with the client.
Review the ALM reports and plan accordingly to meet the timelines Assist the teams with queries regarding System, Integration, Release and Regression testing and help the teams in preparing test strategy and test script.
Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers.
Prepare/update the metrics dashboard at the end of the phase of each project Liaison with offshore and onsite management for day to day activities.
QA Lead July 2012 to October 2014TATA Consultancy Services LTD － Bloomfield, USA, CT
Worked as QA lead ensuring the offshore deliverables are met as per the Client demands.
Estimate the project demand and align the team as per the need.
Participation in Design Walkthroughs for better understanding of Design changes for a release.
Assisted team developing integrated testing plans / approach for non-integrated releases Review and provide feedback on Project Test Strategies and Application Test Strategies Strategize and coordinate Integration and Financial testing across all the business areas Create, maintain and report on high level plan for Testing across the project Create project status deck with the status of project on regular basis Maintain traceability between requirements and test coverage Review the Integrated Test scenario conditions and analyze on data required for execution of Test scenarios.
Prepare Data Request Form (DRF) as per the data requirements and submit to Data Managers.
Generate Daily test metrics report for the Senior Management review.
Test Lead / Quality Analyst November 2007 to June 2012TATA Consultancy Services LTD － Chennai, India
Worked as QA at Offshore Chennai, performing the below duties: Understand Business/Application requirements and identify the impacts for a release.
Participation in all Requirements, Design Walkthroughs.
Conduct Test Strategy walk-through and obtain signoff from appropriate stake holders.
Review of test scripts and load in Quality Center Plan for the effort required, schedule and resources for each release.
Identify risks & mitigation and communicate to the appropriate stakeholders.
Track Test Execution progress in Quality Center.
Logging and tracking defects using Quality center.
Release check point meeting with QA Manager, Development and Data team to Monitor and track the Status and Quality of artifacts.
Documentation of lessons learnt and organize meeting for continuous process improvement Prepare Test Summary Report and deliver to Managers.
Constant Interaction with Managers / development Lead / development manager / Project Manager on the Issues/Concerns and escalate if needed.
Responsible in providing the Weekly & Daily status reports to QA Managers for the testing activities performed.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Engineering : Electrical and Electronics, 2007Anna University / R.M.K Engineering College － Kavaraipettai, TN, IndiaElectrical and Electronics Visa Type: H1B
International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
*Certified in HP Quality center (QC) and HP Quick Test Professional (QTP)
*Certified as Academy for Healthcare Management Professional (AHM 250)
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