Preet Saini, Project Manager in Madison, WI, United States
Preet Saini

Project Manager in Madison, WI, United States

Member since February 14, 2021
Preet is an accomplished and certified project manager and scrum master with more than 11 years of experience in project management, Scrum execution, and product delivery. She has experience in managing Agile and scalable projects, and she's adaptable to ever-changing business needs. She successfully led large teams and managed high-visibility programs and projects. Preet also provided effective leadership to the programs broad in scope and deep in complexity utilizing Agile practices.
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Project Highlights

Education

Employment

  • Senior Scrum Master

    2012 - PRESENT
    CUNA Mutual Group
    • Identified, prioritized, and reduced technical debt based on business impact priority and filters for decision making. Set up the process to prioritize the investments based on filters and discoveries, and allocate funding based on an MVF approach.
    • Transitioned Waterfall teams to Agile methodology to deliver fast value to customers.
    • Led reporting and performance management team to equip clients with powerful visualization tools that deliver insights across their business and put them in control of their data.
    • Provided support to a business portfolio focusing on a multi-year technical debt reduction program with an annual budget of more than $15 million.
    • Owned the release management lifecycle, including scheduling, coordinating, and managing releases across the IT for multiple applications.
    • Helped teams learn and adopt the Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform along with Lean and Agile practices and principles. This included face-to-face, on-site, and remote consulting and training activities.
  • Agile Project Manager

    2018 - 2019
    CUNA Mutual Group
    • Developed the data management architecture for a fully hosted system on Microsoft Azure.
    • Coached the team on Agile methodology and best practices and ensured adherence to the Agile methodology to deliver rapid product development and maximum business value.
    • Drove the development of metrics at the team, a team of teams, and portfolio levels to support continuous improvement at those levels.
    • Acted as a catalyst and champion for change to increase Agile adoption and improve the development team's productivity.
    • Helped the development team and stakeholders understand and enable Scrum to improve the product development.
    • Partnered with other scrum masters to improve the effectiveness of Scrum.
  • Project Manager

    2012 - 2013
    CUNA Mutual Group
    • Led retirement planning services (RPS) portfolio, target operating platform (TOP), and defined contribution investment only (DCIO) solution for a merger and acquisition.
    • Transferred CPI plans to a new platform and enhanced the DCIO product by adding fixed annuities on additional trading platforms that accept DTCC/NSCC standards.
    • Led change management for the merger and acquisition and transfer of resources.
  • IT Project Manager

    2011 - 2012
    Freelance
    • Delivered a tool that can manage workload and track and control core project management elements of scope, quality, time, and cost.
    • Led the pilot to test the usability of a new tool. Analyzed the pilot outcomes and conducted further customization and testing to fix pain points.
    • Created as-is and to-be process maps and conducted gap analysis.
    • Communicated with the end users through numerous requirements gathering sessions for prioritizing and re-prioritizing system requirements for on-time delivery.

Project History

  • Tech Debt Reduction
    Supported the business portfolio with a focus on a multi-year technical debt reduction program with an annual budget of more than $15 million.

    Managed over eight different teams working on 35 high-priority features and releases. Set up product goals in the minimum viable feature (MVF) approach and operationalized the tech debt. Reformed the teams to start practicing Agile methodology, resulting in higher performance along with empirical control.

  • Reporting and Performance Management System
    Launched a reporting and performance management system and acted as a scrum master on the project.

    Equipped B2B clients with powerful visualization tools that deliver insights across their business and put them in control of their data, providing accurate pictures of their members, assets, and organization in real time.

  • Campaign Services Project
    Launched the campaign services automated member engagement platform for B2B businesses.

    Served as an Agile lead on campaign services project to enable partners to effectively support initiatives within their plan with reduced impact on their budget. Drove the development of metrics at the team, team of teams, and portfolio level to support continuous improvement at those levels.

Education

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
    2019 - 2021
    The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater - Whitewater, Wisconsin

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Master Level II (PSM II)
    JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
    SEPTEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Project Management Institute, Inc.

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