Balaji Ananda

Product Manager

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, June 5, 2021

About Me

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Experience 18
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Development
  • Date of Birth 15/10/1980

Description

Accomplished product professional with extensive experience in product strategy , product development , internal & external communications, Couching and hiring. As a cross functional leader, work with design, technical, marketing, sales teams . Extremely motivated by challenging work, an emerging technology enthusiast and eager to contribute to success of the company.
Accomplishments
Part of “IT-Innovation Challenge” global winning team. Problem Statement: Save five minutes of every employee each day and every day
Solution: Development of artificial intelligent chat bot using Google’s api.ai (currently DialogFlow).

Increased Return on Investment by design and development of automated software product “Battery Build Tool” applying software design patterns Previously this product was outsourced to a 3rd party company which failed to deliver quality product even after five years of development. I took this up as a challenge and built this product with help of two junior resource in under a years’ time. One of the challenging parts of this project was to train team members in software design concepts. Battery build process was reduced from seven weeks to under 4 days with ~85% reduction of time and cost.

Designed and Developed several in-house Engineering Applications in Computer Aided Analysis domain leading to 40% to 90% reduction in man hours . Responsibilities included
Requirements Analysis, Gathering and need finding from global in-house customers
Brain storming and discussion to ideate for solution
System Analysis and technology identification
Features planning and design
Tasks break down
Task allocation to team members
Continuous mentoring and monitoring development progress applying Agile Methodology

Reduced rejects by in depth requirements gathering and need finding of multi-culture customers (US, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan). Have traveled to US and Germany as part of culture understanding, Rapport building and requirements gathering.