Prashant Pandya

Project Management & Solution Architect

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$20.00

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Description

  • A result-oriented professional with nearly 29 years of organizational experience in Project Management & Solution Architecture
  • Expertise in Enterprise Application Development using C#, ASP.NET (MVC & Web Forms), WCF, Entity Framework, SQL Server, Angular, Node,Elecron.js, Agile, and more
  • Hands-on experience in OOD, SOA, .NET, Framework Design, Web Development and Database Architecture
  • Experienced in designing and developing business applications and frameworks utilizing programming languages like .NET and other Microsoft technologies that improved quality, reliability, robustness and scalability of the end product.
  • Excellent in Project management methodologies, planning, scheduling methods, and tools
  • Expert in leading Enterprise software solution projects
  • Strong understanding of SDLC and Business Analysis practices
  • Supported the internal market and sales organizations as an expert in the solutions portfolio; participated in product demos and pre-sales activities, dimensioning, estimations and competitor analysis.
  • Track record of establishing cordial relationships with stakeholders, technical teams & vendors for successfully executing concurrent projects
  • Forward-focused Solutions Architect with expertise in concepts of end-to-end project planning & implementation from scope management to activity sequencing, effort & cost estimation, riskanalysis to quality management in coordination with the business &stakeholders
  • Solutions Expert with skills in supervising variety of activities such as designing solutions as per client needs, providing pre-sales support, migrating application, implementing process automation, engineering and so on; providing proposals to clients, solution strategy support encompassing briefing on client feedback / insights

Experience

IT SOLUTIONS PROJECT MANAGER

  • Freelance
  • September 1, 2019 - continue

Key Result Areas:rnFacilitating IT solutions/ initiatives involving mapping of business requirements and leading in-depth rnevaluation of customer feedback to execute modifications in the solutionrnParticipating in the development & review of business & system requirements to obtain a thorough rnunderstanding of business needs in order to deliver accurate solutionsrnSpearheading end-to-end pre-sales activities inclusive of responding to RFPs, gathering & customizing the rncustomer requirements, estimation & proposalsrnCoordinating for test planning & designs for various projects and successfully leading Functional, System, rnIntegration Test Execution TeamsrnDefining the strategies, technical architecture and other technology directions for implementation and rnoperations of client services, product support, quality assurance and trainingrnPerforming the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the development of an solution rnarchitecturernFront-leading delivery of projects from the stage of initiation till monitoring & control including planning, rnestimation & scheduling, integrating change control, planning risk responses and contingency planningrnEnsuring adherence to quality norms throughout the implementation process; liaising with QA resources and rnTechnical Operational Teams for on-time completion of projects as per the quality standards

Project Manager & Architect

  • IT Firm
  • July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Created cloud application like Google Drive which extended CRUD operations of MS Office compatible documents rn(Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and presentation slides (PowerPoint). Piloted the development of entire solution using rnDevexpress and spire components

Project Manager & Architect

  • IT COMPANY
  • April 1, 2015 - July 1, 2016

Key Result Areas:rnHeaded a team of 30 members and defined service standards & guidelines, governance structure, best practices rnthat serve as benchmark for excellent service deliveryrnManaged resource planning, technical direction, effort estimation, tracking, risk management and mentoringrnFacilitated end-to-end delivery of the program, met internal and external objectives:rno Estimation, risk, scope, time, resource, quality and change managementrno Value-adds, continuous process and productivity improvementrno Expectation management of team rnLed complete portfolio of projects including budgeting, planning, vendor selection and executionrnImplemented project plans within preset budgets and deadlinesrnPerformed onsite and offsite tasks within a project, including the design, specification & integration of products/rnservicesrnManaged third party relations including vendor assessment, relationship building, contract management, rnvendor negotiation and commercial assessmentrnSpearheaded, mentored & monitored the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in processrnDeveloped competency among the team members; managed appraisal process across the levels, conductedrninterviews to recruit the right talent & resources and developed employee competency

Team Leader/ Software Architect/ Sr. Developer

  • IT COMPANY
  • October 1, 2016 - July 1, 2017

Led a team of 12+ Software Developers, Testers and Site EngineersrnSpearheaded the Agile Development Team, built and worked on enterprise grade software systems on top of the rnMicrosoft .NET development stackrnManaged the development of new product, as per market requirement or study conducted rnCollaborated with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, rntest, and maintain web- and desktop-based business applications built on Microsoft technologiesrnGained experience in System Requirement Specification, Functional Design Specification and Developer’s rnManual

Chief Technical Officer, Project Manager & Solution Architect

  • IT COMPANY
  • July 1, 2017 - September 1, 2019

Led a team of 20 Team Leads, Mentors, Software Developers and TestersrnSpearheaded the management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/ rnScrum environment rnPiloted the launch of the start-ups projects; reduced defect rate and improved velocity; took action using data rnfrom retrospectives and other meta processes to further improve quality and velocityrnSuccessfully defined and executed against product / technical roadmap with Head of Product

Educational Details

Diploma

  • Dr. S&S Ghandhi Engineering College, Surat Technical Education Board
  • August 1, 1987 - August 1, 1990

Diploma in Metallurgy rnEngineering from Dr. S&S rnGhandhi Engineering College, rnSurat Technical Education Board, rnGujarat in 1990

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