Bhavin Gandhi, Project Manager in Atlanta, GA, United States
Bhavin Gandhi

Project Manager in Atlanta, GA, United States

Member since November 2, 2020
Bhavin is an experienced technical program manager with 18+ years of expertise in program management, project management, stakeholder relationship management, product delivery, and business transformation. With a Master’s degree in computer science and an MBA, he has the right mix of technical and business skills required to make any program successful. In addition to his PMP, Scrum Master, and SAFe certifications, Bhavin has hands-on experience managing programs and projects under $40,000,000.
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Project Highlights

  • Launched iOS, Android, and Web applications for the Survey Junkie platform in the U.K. market, which generated a revenue stream of $5,000,000 per year.
  • Migrated multiple project teams from Waterfall to Scrum within six months, which delivered an additional revenue stream of $3,000,000 per year while reducing game development time and product deployment costs by 18% and 28%, respectively.
  • Reduced the company's capital expenditures by $200,000. Built an entire engineering team of 40+ resources from the ground up. Supervised multiple technical teams and handled end-to-end delivery of several iOS and Android apps.

Expertise

  • Agile Coaching
  • Agile Transformation
  • IT Project Management
  • Jira
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Team Development
  • Technical Program Management

Education

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Employment

  • Enterprise Program Director

    2021 - PRESENT
    DISQO Inc
    • Developed an EPMO team within DISQO and coached multiple teams on implementing Scrum and Kanban processes to improve the value stream of the business.
    • Deployed the OKRs for the entire organization by working with the leadership (LT) and executive leadership (XLT) team.
    • Collaborated with the engineering and product leadership to restructure the organization to improve its throughput by 20%.
  • Technical Program Director

    2020 - 2021
    Powerhouse Gaming
    • Drove the development of progressive games that resulted in $2,000,000 of additional revenue stream for the company.
    • Led agile transformation initiative for the R&D department that included five development teams.
    • Designed and developed a strategic insight platform that accelerated revenue growth by 18% in 6 months.
  • Technical Program Director

    2020 - 2020
    SellGone
    • Led an Agile/Scrum transformation of software development teams, resulting in 44% fewer defects found in the field.
    • Created PI planning processes to improve participation, input, and timeliness of strategic and operating plans.
    • Designed and maintained SDLC processes to scale engineering teams by 25% while doubling release throughput.
  • Senior Technical Program Manager

    2019 - 2020
    IGT
    • Migrated six development teams successfully from Waterfall to Scrum within six months and reduced the game development time by 18%.
    • Improved the quality of deliverables by 16% by assisting the development team in making appropriate commitments through prioritization, story selection, task sizing, and sprint planning.
    • Reduced product deployment costs of ETG products by 28% through multiple product re-architecture initiatives.
    • Developed a selective submission process to reduce the compliance submission costs by 16% through an automated dashboard for the executive team.
  • Technical Program Management Director

    2017 - 2019
    VistaCoders
    • Built an entire engineering team of 40+ resources from the ground up within just nine months.
    • Led and managed multiple development teams to deliver 50+ projects within three years.
    • Raised more than $300,000 for the company by regularly meeting with prospective investors and presenting them with the business plan.
    • Spearheaded the effort of getting the “SellGone” product selected as one of the members of StartUpNV by going through their rigorous vetting process that allows only 15% of their applicants to be their members.
  • Senior Technical Program Manager

    2014 - 2017
    IGT
    • Decreased the overall testing cycle’s time by 32% through the development of new automation tools.
    • Increased efficiency of sanity and regression testing by 47% through continuous integration framework.
    • Reduced the total number of errors found in the field by 12%.
    • Improved process efficiency and customer service by replacing the previously haphazard email-based system with a sophisticated Jira and QC (Quality Center)-based field issue tracking system.
  • Technical Program Manager

    2011 - 2014
    IGT
    • Designed and developed a system automation framework that reduced the manual labor cost by $120,000/year.
    • Unified and centralized existing tools’ inventory and reduced the support costs of these tools by 30%.
    • Increased overall employee satisfaction from 64% to a record high of 87% percent.
  • Technical Project Manager

    2008 - 2011
    IGT
    • Delivered sbX 3.2–Advantage 9.2 project on time and within budget with 92% customer satisfaction.
    • Increased overall productivity of the development team by 28% through mentoring, communication, and implementation of efficient processes.
    • Improved team morale through cross-training, team meetings, and one-on-one personal development sessions.
  • IT Consultant

    2002 - 2005
    Gandhi Brothers
    • Increased company’s revenue by INR 200,000 through the development of new marketing strategies and acquiring new projects using technological solutions.
    • Reduced the account management cost of the company by 40% by implementing various software solutions.
    • Trained factory workers and non-technical staff on the company’s proprietary software, which improved the company’s efficiency by 30%.

Project History

  • Survey Junkie UK
    Launched iOS, Android, and Web applications for the Survey Junkie platform in the U.K. market, which generated a revenue stream of $5,000,000 per year.

    Led 20+ cross-functional workstreams to design, develop and launch the iOS, Android, and Web applications for their consumer portfolio within three quarters. Worked with product directors and C-level executives to gain alignment on program vision and developed an additional revenue stream of $5,000,000 per year.

  • Electronic Table Games
    Migrated multiple project teams from Waterfall to Scrum within six months, which delivered an additional revenue stream of $3,000,000 per year while reducing game development time and product deployment costs by 18% and 28%, respectively.

    Managed more than 25 developers, graphics designers, software testers, project managers, and hardware engineers to launch three top-performing gaming products in the market. Owned and drove end-to-end delivery of these large-scale, cross-regional, and cross-functional initiatives to deliver high-quality gaming products.

  • Build Outsourcing Team
    Reduced the company's capital expenditures by $200,000. Built an entire engineering team of 40+ resources from the ground up. Supervised multiple technical teams and handled end-to-end delivery of several iOS and Android apps.

    Developed and managed a team of 40+ developers, QA engineers, project managers, engineering managers, and support engineers to deliver multiple apps and websites. Oversaw all technical aspects of the company, from leading development teams to establishing a strategic vision for the company. Managed development of proof-of-concept (POC) and minimal viable product (MVP) for 50+ clients.

  • Parallel Download Tool
    Saved $800,000 for the company within three years. Reduced hardware integration and field support costs by 32%. Obtained Six Sigma Green Belt certification and reduced the number of field issues by 21%.

    Led and managed a team of 10+ engineers, business analysts, project managers, and QA testers to deliver a production line tool that completely transformed how 250+ production associates work every day.

Education

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
    2009 - 2011
    University of Nevada - Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2007
    Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
    2001 - 2005
    Mumbai University - Mumbai, India

Certifications

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certified Agilest
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Scaled Agile
  • Green Belt
    DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    International Game Technology
  • Certified Scrum Master
    MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute (PMI)

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