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Prasanna Thirunganasambantham * Cell: (073)4788722* prasanna.thiru@tcs.com Stockhlom, Sweden

SUMMARY 14+ years in Software Development and Quality Testing/Assurance/Control, Oracle certified developer. Testing/Tuning with hp tools (HP TESTING TOOLS SPECIALIST). Experience in leading multiple projects and cross-functional teams located globally, managing multiple tasks/assignment with staggered due dates and deadlines through effective time management skills. Excellent experience with Agile Methodology (specialized in Scrum). Expert in Financial applications SDLC models and worked on key process improvements and development solutions. Possess CSTM Certification.

EDUCATION Perusing P.hd (Computer Science Engineering) July 2007 – till today Percentage 72.1 Anna University, Chennai, India

Mphil Computer Science, August 2004 Percentage 70.1 Periyar University, Salem, India

M.Sc (Software Engineering), July 2002 Percentage 76.1 Periyar University, Salem, India

Certification : Oracle 9i (OCA), ISTQB Advanced, CSTM, QTP9.0, IBM Accreditation Certified on Project Handling.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  1. Test Manager – Stockhlom, Sweden Mar 2016 – Present

Summary

LANSFORSAKERINGER BANK 1. Länsförsäkringar Bank will replace its legacy Core Bank solution with a new Core Bank System (CBS) BaNCS from TCS. 2. This transformation includes changes to some existing LF applications in order to adopt to the CBS, and it also includes localization of BaNCS so that it complies to all necessary Swedish rules, regulations and infrastructural requirements. 3. Risk driven approach, where the test approach will be an important key 4. Existing modern channel applications will be kept in order to minimize the impact on the organisation 5. Integration layers will encapsulate changes in format and service granularity making it possible to avoid major changes in surrounding systems 6. Strong governance of the complete bank project and maintenance portfolio 7. Acting in accordance with the guidelines of the program. 8. Address problems, comments or suggestions for improvement to the closest manager in Bosse. 9. Bring up and discuss with the closest manager, if assigned tasks cannot be solved within the time of normal working hours. 10. Inform the manager if the individual cannot work the time of the project that is dedicated/agreed. 11. Spread knowledge within the program of common tasks the individual works with in order to help increase understanding and knowledge among program staff. 12. Actively contribute to the positive atmosphere in the program!

Activities:- 1. Responsible for overall Test services delivery from TCS 2. Following the test process used within the program. 3. Comply to the test timelines defined and agreed with PL in Test and the other test Coordinators. 4. Coordinate test resource plan with PL of test 5. Manage the team, calendars and availability 6. Track the progress in each Team 7. Facilitate the resolution of open topics to all test teams 8. Consolidate the status from all teams and resolve issues / dependencies within team and across with other coordinators and test leads 9. Report status to PL in test 10. Participate in planning and implement additions/changes to the test design and test plan depending on Change Requests that are identified within the requirements specification. 11. Participate in the introduction of new testers in the program. 12. 13. As a member of the project the individual take responsibility for: 14. Actively support the project manager. 15. Contribute to the project work with his individual skills and experience. 16. As far as possible support other members of the project and help to solve common challenges. 17. Following decision that the program and project manager takes, and also contribute to their enforcement. 18. Identify any opportunities for improvement in the working processes and highlight them to the project manager.

  1. Test Manager – Aviva, Norwich, UK Sep 2014 – Dec 2015

Summary:

AVIVA 1. Oracle EBS 12.1.3 application tiers re-platforming from AIX to OEL 6 [ 4 Node, 2 for Internal Users with PCP and 2 for External Users for iSupplier Module] for Aviva, Norwich, U.K. 2. Develop Test Strategy for SOA 11g Upgrade to 12c 3. Tested the Discoverer 10g upgrade to 11g 4. Manage the Automation group (Web and Mobile testing) 5. Work closely with the System testing group. 6. Manage a team in Onshore/Offshore model, with 7 Tester and Test lead developers. 7. Manage/Lead the tool research team for unit testing.

Technology: Migration of Single Instance EBS DB (16TB) size to Exadata X4-2 using Cross Platform Transportable Tablespace (XTTS) and Converting it into 4 Node RAC • Configuration of Oracle Active Data Guard (Exadata to Exadata, Physical Standby Database is also 4 node RAC) for EBS DB • High Availability, PCP & Disaster Recovery set-up for Oracle EBS Application Tiers including internet exposed EBS modules

Activities: • Work with Business analysts to understand business requirements and system deliverable and manage the project in Agile kanban methodology. • Involved in writing test cases for Unit testing, SIT and UAT. • Keep track of change requests right from their inclusion to implementation. • Communicate all the issues across Onsite and Offshore. • Learn and incorporate best practices followed by other teams • Documentation of change requests received and tasks accomplished during the build phase. • Checking the Coding Standards using ASSENT tool. Made sure that the codes stick to them. • Maintaining Versions of the Code using Component Repository System tool • Identified and resolved the defects through CA Tool • Work with PMO, Scrum Master, Product Team, Infrastructure leads and Product Owners for multiple products simultaneously, to set up resource allocation, time lines and deliverable structure. • Provide Quality Assurance (QA) & project management oversight services to information technology projects. • Work directly & collaboratively with the organizational teams to define QA strategies, develop quality management framework, benchmarks and standards • Define, implement, & evaluate project management; software development life cycle (SDLC), & technical management processes.
• Support process improvement initiatives using experience w/ Quality control methodologies • Actively contribute to estimation and planning, risk assessment, contingency planning, tracking and management of progress, issues, risk, and resources. • Estimate and obtain management support for the time, resources and budget required to perform the testing • Set up testing environment, which includes working with System administration group to build new server machines, configuring them to Production standards, setting up of the application, setting up of code drop schedules in the new environment • Establish Regression testing schedule and Load/Performance testing schedule based on the project deadlines and risk analysis • Set up of Project plan for Testing cycle – System, Automated Regression (QTP) and Load/Performance testing (LoadRunner, Performance Center) for every release using HP Quality Center • Develop Keyword driven or Hybrid Automation framework depending upon the application framework. This involves coming up with framework in QTP. • Co-ordinate Performance testing strategy in collaboration with Testing, Architecture, Development, DB and Infrastructure teams • Implement testing benchmarks. • Suggest process and testing techniques parameters based on lessons learned from previous projects and benchmarks. • Provide Mentoring, Guidance, Performance and Time Management for the direct reports • Provide leadership and direction to team members under complex conditions • Act as a point of contact for HR related activities for team members • Create an Auto Script execution tool and Auto Result reporting System, which executes and pull the report automatically from QC and sends the result to the audience.

Accomplishments: • In order to continue the testing during the non integrated phase of the project, identify the critical services across each model and we established LISA Service Virtualization to conduct the Early Business Integration Testing (EBIT) successfully and brought in a cost save of 10, 000 pounds. • Worked with the automation team and implement the back end integration for the regression suite, which reduced the Unit testing and SIT cycle time by 30 %. • Successfully developed SOA upgrade test strategy in the middle of the project and complete the testing with no additional cost • Understand the new release model and deliver the water fall model into agile kanban • Ability to function and interact across teams in large matrix organization to execute multiple tasks/assignments simultaneously with input from several resources

  1. Lead test Manager and Portfolio Manager – TCS Sep 2008 – Sep2014

Summary:

AMEX 1. @ Work Billing Center for transaction management for American Express, Houston and Phoenix, U.S.A. 2. Lead the development engineering efforts for 4 different product which supporting 4 markets.

  1. Manage the Automation group (desktop, web and mobile testing) Work closely with the System testing group.
  2. Manage a team in Onshore/Offshore model, with 7 senior tech, 10 developers.
  3. Manage/Lead the tool research team for unit testing.
  4. Technology: WSAD 5.1 tool/Eclipse JBoss, IBM DB2 Development Centre tool, Maven for build, component repository (CVS), Share point (Document repository), JPT for application performance tuning, Performance Center, Quality Center, Oracle 9i, Toad, SQL Server.

Activities: • Work with Business analysts to understand business requirements and system deliverables and manage both Agile and Waterfall projects. • Code development using WSAD 5.1 tool/Eclipse JBpss • Testing stored procedures using IBM DB2 Development Centre tool. • Enhancing the existing Code so that the past issues should not reoccur and the application availability will be increased • Involved in writing test cases for Unit testing, SIT and UAT. • Keep track of change requests right from their inclusion to implementation. • Communicate all the issues across Onsite and Offshore. • Learn and incorporate best practices followed by other teams • Documentation of change requests received and tasks accomplished during the build phase. • Checking the Coding Standards using ASSENT tool. Made sure that the codes stick to them. • Maintaining Versions of the Code using Component Repository System tool • Identified and resolved the defects through CA Tool • Tuned the Application Performance using JPT • Performing Reverse Engineering using Revine Tool • Work with PMO, Scrum Master, Product Team, Infrastructure leads and Product Owners for multiple products simultaneously, to set up resource allocation, timelines and deliverable structure. • Provide Quality Assurance (QA) & project management oversight services to information technology projects. • Work directly & collaboratively with the organizational teams to define QA strategies, develop quality management framework, benchmarks and standards • Define, implement, & evaluate project management; software development life cycle (SDLC), & technical management processes.
• Support process improvement initiatives using experience w/ Quality control methodologies • Actively contribute to estimation and planning, risk assessment, contingency planning, tracking and management of progress, issues, risk, and resources. • Estimate and obtain management support for the time, resources and budget required to perform the testing • Set up testing environment, which includes working with System administration group to build new server machines, configuring them to Production standards, setting up of the application, setting up of code drop schedules in the new environment • Establish Regression testing schedule and Load/Performance testing schedule based on the project deadlines and risk analysis • Set up of Project plan for Testing cycle – System, Automated Regression (QTP) and Load/Performance testing (LoadRunner, Performance Center) for every release using HP Quality Center • Develop Keyword driven or Hybrid Automation framework depending upon the application framework. This involves coming up with framework in QTP. • Co-ordinate Performance testing strategy in collaboration with Testing, Architecture, Development, DB and Infrastructure teams • Implement testing benchmarks. • Suggest process and testing techniques parameters based on lessons learned from previous projects and benchmarks. • Provide Mentoring, Guidance, Performance and Time Management for the direct reports • Provide leadership and direction to team members under complex conditions • Act as a point of contact for HR related activities for team members • Create an Auto Script execution tool and Auto Result reporting System, which executes and pull the report automatically from QC and sends the result to the audience.

Accomplishments: • With the end to end development solution, I created in test data bed with the test data management, it was estimated that I could save the company $10,000 in the maintenance fees for every project and markets. • I was awarded with blue award for the test data bed testing solution and excellence awards for the overall portfolio management. • In 3 years of onsite in the company, I won 2 Star of the year awards and 1 Outstanding Performance award. • Established LISA and back end integration regression suite, which reduced the unit testing cycle time by 30 %. • Established the test bed for 9 products and helped the firm to determine the cost for expanding horizontally or vertically for all the products. • Worked with the LISA service virtualization engineering group from scratch. • Established a new QA system testing environment by working with System administration group, which increased the availability of environments for QA group dramatically. • Ability to function and interact across teams in large matrix organization to execute multiple tasks/assignments simultaneously with input from several resources

  1. Tech Lead – IBM

2.1. Base Claims (Client: Innovation Group- UK) June 2007 – Mar 2008 2.2. EBP (Electronic Bill Presentment)(Client: Vodafone- Australia)Mar 2008 – Sep2008

Applications functional developed in Vodafone:

The following are the projects in which I did application development, planning and performance enhancements. All these applications include distributed systems and Client server systems with O.S ranging from Windows, Unix and Linux. 1. The desktop telephony device with real time call management 2. FIOS- Mercury, Fiber optic Television, telephony and ISP 3. SMS messaging.

Activities: • Gathered System information - Architecture detail, Hardware information, Application design details • Gathered end user information - Location of users, Expected number of users. • Prepared Initial functional test strategy according to the gathered information. • Requirements study, System analysis, Design and Coding, Implementation, Documentation, Co-ordination with Off-Shore team members, Preparation of System test plan. • Preparation of Integration test plan and unit test cases, Perform Unit testing, Perform System integration testing • Created development Plans • Prepared junit Test Scripts using Quality Center 9. • Ran the test through QC and gathered results using test report. • Analyzed the test results and obtained benchmarks • Performed Performance tunings on the all the tiers of the 3-tier architecture. • Coordinated test efforts with Network testing and capacity planning teams. • Performed capacity analysis for the Application under test. • Managed the entire application testing effort onsite and offshore with a total of 15 resources. • Improved the quality of the application based on the requirements and the guideline of vendors. • Certify a release for production drop. • Lead a team of 10 - both onshore and offshore for the functional development • Lead a team of 5 for functionality testing of Vodafone. • Created the Manual and Automation test plans and project plan for testing • Created test scripts in QC. • Created Automation test script in QTP • Created Metrics testing plans in oracle 9i • Worked with Project management team, Development team, DB admin team and also with product owners in setting up resources and also timelines for Testing deliverables for multiple projects which were executed simultaneously • Coordinate activities with Product Owners, PMO team, Architecture team, System testing and Development teams during Product development life cycle. • Worked with projects and cross-functional teams, managing multiple tasks/assignment with staggered due dates and deadlines through effective time management skills. • Worked with Infrastructure team, DB admin team and also Integration team on application performance improvements efforts, which involved bringing everybody on board keeping them on same page, while still meeting deadlines.

Accomplishments: • By my performance testing and quality effort I was able to increase the call handling capacity of the application from 30 Calls/Sec to 120 Calls/Sec. • Improved the boot up time of Set Top boxes from 2 minutes to 20 secs. • Initiated creation of a dedicated functional testing environment to update the test bed, this avoided the waiting time for load the test data and about 65 % of time reduction is being achieved. • Worked with the system architects and developers a schema to update the test bed, this cut down the total cycle time by 45 %. • Managed and Lead 3 Major and complex projects at the same time – Functionality .

  1. Senior Application Analyst – IBM July 2006 – May 2007

DBOR (Database of Records) (Client: AT&T Data services) Aug 2006 – May2007

Front Screen is a Portal product developed on Java. The content of the portal was driven by Innovation Group Technology management System. The portal was developed to serve 12 business units of Innovation Inc spread across the world. • Requirements study, System analysis, Design and Coding, Implementation, Documentation, Co-ordination with Off-Shore team members, Preparation of System test plan. • Preparation of Integration test plan and unit test cases, Perform Unit testing, Perform System integration testing • Created requirements, development plan, test cases and bug reports in QC 9.0. • Developed jnuit test cases in Quality Center and QTP 9.0 • Prepared VB scripts using QTP9.0 • Worked closely with the portal administrators, server architects, developers in carrying out test scenario. • Logged and Documented the test cases and test results in QC 9.0 • Prepared Unit test and Regression test cases in QC and ran them using QTP • Developed Issues database application(testing portal) using that for capturing the issues got from UAT test data, reviewing them and preparing reports • Issue and bug reports were sent to the concerned developer.

Accomplishments • Saved 50% of time in capturing the issues from Alpha release • Data was captured in a centralized location and easy to use • Surfaced many critical functional and usability bugs • Suggested critical enhancements to be done on the product • The test scenarios prepared in QTP were very depictive of the real world interaction and helped to Tune the portal product accordingly.

  1. IT Engineer Dec2005 – July 2006 Cisco Systems, Bangalore, India Product: Enterpriser in Data Ware Housing

Product Details: The Project to bring in some of the attributes from C3Level0 universe in C3BL to EDWC3, this subsequently will be taken up by the Click stream for Kitchen Sink Universe. Hence we need to pull these attributes in the base data which are referring to, EDWC3. There are some existing mappings which pull in the data from C3BL to EDWC3.We need to modify those mappings to accommodate the pulling of new columns from C3BL to EDWC3 as well. Also we need to alter some of the tables in EDWC3 and add the new columns. Apart from this we need to populate the history data for these newly added columns.

• As a team member involved in preparation of mapping the data to the concern table using ETL – Informatics. • Programmed the user administration, customer profile, order entry, order validation, inventory modules using JSP • Prepared test cases for testing the Shopping cart and the Shopping pro module • Coordinated with test team for black box and white box testing • Test Activities included Functional Testing and Regression Testing of the application using Win Runner tool. • Exposure to some of the Job Scheduling tools like $U mainly to test the Schedule job trigger as per the expatiation. • Interacting with the client on various forums to discuss the status of the project, clarify and queries regarding the functionality etc. • Responsible for Daily Status and Weekly Status report

Accomplishments • Efficient design of the database • Coordinated between onsite people in US for developing the Software Requirement Specification (SRS)

  1. Programmer Oct 2002 – Dec 2005 IDS Software LTD, Bangalore, India

Project: – Hotel Management Projects (GBS) Client: Atriya, Maldives. Project Details: This multi million project was developed for 3 Japanese Banks in order to automate their entire banking transactions. The project was developed in VB in WIN NT Platform • Designing of business rules and database objects using Intra depending upon clients specifications • Coding of the designed objects using VB. • Preparation of test plan and test cases • Carried out extensive testing with the win runner, testing tool with different test cases, which reflects the various real time business situations. Test results analyzed and suitable corrective actions were suggested.

Accomplishments • Coordination with the development team and the testing team helped saving 20% of total bug free development time • Knowledge about business transactions and processes helped to efficiently model the Business objects

COMPUTER SKILLS Operating Systems : All Flavors of Unix

Technology : Java and Web services 2.0

Languages : Java, XML. HTML, JavaScript, J2EE, DB2 SQL, JMS, XML, JPT, WSAD 5.1, Struts1.1, JSP1.2, IBM DB2

DBMS : Oracle9i, SQL SERVER 6.0, SYBASE V 10, MS Access

DB Access Tool : TOAD 8.6.1.0

Tool : ASSENT, Component Repository System, CA tool, ALM, Quality Center 9.2, $U, Quick Test Professional 10.0

Service Virtualization : LISA

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