Jolly Rajan

Jolly Rajan

Agile Coach and Delivery Manager

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Jolly Rajan's Overview

Current
  • Agile Coach (with LeanDog) at Sherwin Williams
  • Co Founder, Organizer at AgileDC
Past
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Jolly Rajan's Summary

-- Over 18 years of global strategic consulting, systems development and integration experience for Fortune 500 clients throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
-- Strategic consulting experience in Agile Enablement and Change Management (structural and behavioral) to help organizations achieve dramatic improvement in the efficiency of software delivery.
-- Demonstrable success in taking Products from concept to launch using Lean Startup principles and Agile Development techniques.
-- Proven experience in coaching and motivating co-sourced, cross-functional, globally distributed agile teams.
-- Innovative, strategic engagement leader who can assess complex business opportunities and align stakeholders to maximize results.
-- Delivery leadership of mission critical systems in the Wireless/Cellular, Healthcare, Retail, Tax, PR and Political verticals.
-- Thought Leadership in local Agile Communities.

Jolly Rajan's Experience

Agile Coach (with LeanDog)

Sherwin Williams

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; shw; Chemicals industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

Co Founder, Organizer

AgileDC

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

AgileDC is the largest Agile community organized event in the Washington DC metro area. We bring together Agile thought-leaders and practitioners from government agencies and private industries alike, for an engaging series of talks, workshops and networking opportunities.

Agile Coach (with Santeon)

Caterpillar Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CAT; Machinery industry

June 2014August 2014 (3 months) Peoria, Illinois Area

Agile Coach (with Santeon)

US Department of Homeland Security

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

February 2014August 2014 (7 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Director, Technology & Product Delivery

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WPPGY; Public Relations and Communications industry

April 2012January 2014 (1 year 10 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

-- Program Lead of H+K Studio which is a cross-functional team of Creative Designers, Software Developers and Project Managers.
-- Leveraged Agile/Lean principles to launch a Crisis Training tool (Flight School) in 3 months which realized 7 figure revenues in the first year.
-- Designed and implemented a Distributed Offshore Agile development model to decrease costs by an average of 40%.

Leadership Team Member

Agile Leadership Network

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

April 2011April 2012 (1 year 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Lead Consultant, Agile Coach

ThoughtWorks

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2007April 2012 (5 years)

-- Strategic consulting and coaching to transform IT organizations in Retail and Healthcare sectors to an Agile process.
-- Led the Agile Transformation assessment for a multinational Self Service Solutions provider that resulted in an extended coaching engagement.
-- Led the development and initial delivery of the Agile Maturity Assessment offering which was subsequently packaged into all coaching engagements.
-- PM Coach and Delivery Manager for the largest co-sourced delivery team in the Americas region that developed a cost optimization tool for a Fortune 500 company.
-- Program Management of a complex multi-vendor environment to deliver a market-first (integrated desktop/cloud/mobile) product for an Information Management Solution provider.
-- Led the delivery team that developed the Voter identification and canvassing API for a major political party in the United States.
-- Managed the Project Inception to re-architecture the flagship international tax services software for a Big4 firm with distributed development teams in the United States, China and India.
-- Led the successful delivery of Healthcare IT projects for a Fortune 500 client using a distributed agile delivery model with multi-functional teams based in the United States, Romania and India.
-- Support for the sales team to successfully close business pursuits in the North East region by crafting consulting and delivery offerings that focuses on improving efficiency in the software delivery process.
-- Delivered structured training including development of training materials and coaching of lateral hires.

Consultant (with ThoughtWorks)

The Neat Company

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2012March 2012 (3 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Agile Coach (with ThoughtWorks)

NCR Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NCR; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2011November 2011 (2 months) Greater Atlanta Area

Consultant (with ThoughtWorks)

Caterpillar Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CAT; Machinery industry

February 2011October 2011 (9 months) Peoria, Illinois Area

Consultant (with ThoughtWorks)

Democratic National Committee

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Political Organization industry

March 2010November 2010 (9 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Consultant (with ThoughtWorks)

PwC

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

August 2009December 2009 (5 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Agile Coach (with ThoughtWorks)

Macy's

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; M; Retail industry

November 2008July 2009 (9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Agile Coach (with ThoughtWorks)

General Electric Healthcare

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Hospital & Health Care industry

October 2008November 2008 (2 months) Greater Milwaukee Area

Agile Coach (with ThoughtWorks)

Siemens Medical Solutions

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SI; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2007May 2008 (11 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Software Project Lead

Optimi Corporation

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

October 2003May 2007 (3 years 8 months) Greater Atlanta Area

-- Institutionalized an Agile development process, which decreased response time to client requests.
-- Leveraged client relationships to consolidate the scope, estimate and schedule of Frequency/Cell Planning tools and Network Budgeting tool.
-- Analysis and documentation of requirements for multiple software products in the Optimi X platform.
-- Created and implemented the communication plans to socialize the status of project deliverables.
-- Facilitated the 24x7 Support team and training sessions for new release rollouts for more than 100 users at a time.
-- Developed and implemented an escalation and support process to resolve customer issues.
-- Created content for user manuals, knowledge base articles and documentation for training classes.
-- Increased usability by integrating the Frequency/Cell Planning tools directly with the client master database.
-- Led the development of a seamless user experience by negotiating the integration efforts with 3rd party vendors.

Software Development Lead

Agilent Technologies

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; A; Biotechnology industry

20012003 (2 years) Melbourne, Florida Area

-- Managed the development team of the Radio Frequency prediction and planning tool through Release planning, Requirements reviews, Estimation and Risk Assessment.
-- Introduced and facilitated the adoption of technologies that streamlined the design and development process.
-- Analyzed and implemented an efficient and effective software development process that reduced major productivity bottlenecks and shortcomings.
-- Led the development of an Application Programming Interface to integrate 3rd party propagation models into the Radio Frequency planning tool.
-- Upgraded the Radio Frequency planning tool to utilize Oracle8i/9i as the backend database.
-- Significantly improved application performance by optimizing data access methods.

Software Engineer

Safco Technologies

19982001 (3 years) Melbourne, Florida Area

-- Managed the development team of the Radio Frequency prediction and planning tool through Release planning, Requirements reviews, Estimation and Risk Assessment.
-- Introduced and facilitated the adoption of technologies that streamlined the design and development process.
-- Analyzed and implemented an efficient and effective software development process that reduced major productivity bottlenecks and shortcomings.
-- Led the development of an Application Programming Interface to integrate 3rd party propagation models into the Radio Frequency planning tool.
-- Upgraded the Radio Frequency planning tool to utilize Oracle8i/9i as the backend database.
-- Significantly improved application performance by optimizing data access methods.

Software Engineer

Siemens

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SI; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

December 1995June 1998 (2 years 7 months)

-- Redesigned the user interface of ALINA using Windows 95 common controls. This made it easier to edit and administer the OCANEQ announcements.
-- Optimized data mining methods to improve performance of the OCANEQ administration tool.
-- Analyzed, specified, and implemented the multi-threaded communication driver to upload announcements to the OCANEQ Service PC (OPC).
-- Designed and implemented the online Help framework for the support tools of the EWSD switch.

Jolly Rajan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Agile Methodologies
  2. Integration
  3. Requirements Analysis
  4. Software Project Management
  5. Program Management
  6. Agile Project Management
  7. Software Development
  8. Leadership
  9. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  10. Project Management
  11. Process Simulation
  12. Scrum
  13. Enterprise Software
  14. Change Management
  15. Agile Application Development
  16. Lean Software Development
  17. Agile Web Development
  18. Coaching
  19. Agile Coaching

Jolly Rajan's Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Master

    • Scrum Alliance

Jolly Rajan's Education

Florida Institute of Technology

MS, Computer Information Systems

19992001

College of Engineering, Trivandrum

BTech, Electronics & Communication

19911995

University of Kerala

BTech, Electronics & Communication

19911995

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