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Obaidullah Malik

Agile Portfolio(Tech) Lead | Tech Delivery Lead | Products Manager | Agile Enthusiast


Passionate about engineering, teams, delivery, solutions, culture and agile practices... with ~11 years' Industry experience.

Work experience

Feb 2017Present

Technology & Digital

McKinsey & Company
Sep 2011Feb 2017

Portfolio Lead | Agile Coach| Products Manager

Srijan Technologies Pvt. ltd. 


As a Portfolio Lead

  - Setup and lead(ing) the organization's single biggest client account (a leading Global Business Consulting Firm) as a Portfolio and Account Lead . Nurturing the long-term strategic relationship with the client.

  - P&L responsibilities of the portfolio, hiring/interviews/on-boarding, appraisals, relationship building, reviewing SoWs/invoices, internal and external reporting  for the account.

  - Part of the leadership team to help streamline internal processes, work culture and develop strategy for sustainable growth in company size, technology and revenues (currently working to remodel the organization's engineering practices across projects along a common value-stream), salary structure, roles/responsibilities structure etc.

 - Maintaining the project-pipeline in the portfolio, project scheduling, project prioritization and staffing needs for the projects. 

  - Engaging closely with client Firm's Governance, Security Teams and Enterprise Architects in monitoring all the applications for the Drupal practice. Recently started working with the Firm Enterprise Architects group on MEGA(EA Tool) for the Drupal practice.

  -   'Learn' functions in the organizations and owning the "Drupal' Certifications program management for the entire organization.

 - Goal-setting and growth-enabling for members of the Program.

  - Represented  "Srijan" at important industry events, like DrupalCon (Austin), DrupalCamps and other international events/business meets.

Agile Coach/Technical Delivery Lead/Products Manager

 - Engagement Manager for the program's projects' stake-holders ( doubling up as a Project Owner and Scrum Master on critical projects)

 - Coaching/grooming other Scrum Masters|Project Owners of the other teams under the Portfolio/Account.

- Coaching/facilitating the agile maturity of teams across the organization by hosting/ facilitating agile coaching-sessions, participating in cross-team sprint-plannings, backlog grooming sessions and retrospectives etc.

  - On some flagship projects wearing the Project Owner/Scrum Master hats :  thought-partnering with the Business stakeholders for projects, wire-framing, early high-level estimates, translating the business requirements to Epics/User stories, Agile estimations, owning the Backlog, Sprint Planning and Retrospectives.

 - Responsibility for coaching/enabling the team to deliver effectively... right from project conception, participation in engineering solutions, recommendations on designs/user-experience, delivery to  transitioning to the support teams with a clear support model.

 - Facilitating and running the weekly SoS  (across all teams/ locations in the organization).


Aug 2008Aug 2011

Senior Software Engineer | Project Lead

iKraft Softwares Pvt. Ltd.

Senior Software Engineer

- Worked with the clients and project stake-holders, thought-partnering on the business requirements of the projects, translating business requirements to user-stories and working with the team as part of the development team.

- Worked on a number of projects with exposure to Drupal, OpenSocial API, Symfony stack and peripheral technologies/tools. Also meddled with Django, Rails and R-Lang.

Mar 2008Jul 2006

Senior Trainer

NIIT Pvt. Ltd.

Senior Trainer for Java, J2EE Technologies.
Curriculum-building/Learning/People functions


SAFe (Scaled Agile) Program Consultant (SPC)

Scaled Agile, Inc.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

Scaling Operations, Linking Strategy And Execution - by Northwestern University & Kellogg School of Management on Coursera

Coursera Certificates

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox - by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera

Coursera Verified Certificates

License No : B7T75RWMNN

R Programming - by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera

Coursera Verified Certificates

License No : B7T75RWMNN


Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA)



St Paul's School, Darjeeling


Asst. Editor(Voluntary Community Contribution) at the "Globe Magazine" (Kashmir's First IT Magazine)

Delivering career counseling sessions to  educational institutes (last one at DPS HighSchool, Srinagar)

Spoke at various community events like Barcamps, Drupal Camp (Delhi), the latest being a presentation at the DrupalCon 2016 and an online webinar.