Sonika Kukreja
Product Manager - Scrum Master - Agile Evangelist
Agiletwist.com
Work History
Awards & Recognition
  • Team of the Quarter Q4 -2015
    Southwest Airlines
  • Team of the Quarter Q2 -2015
    Southwest Airlines
  • Star Product Owner (AA.com)
    American Airlines
  • Excellence Award
    UAT Defect Management 2010
    JCPenney Media Services

  • Excellence Award 2009
    JCPenney Media Services
  • Achievement Award in Q2 2008
    JCPenney Media Services
  • Product Manager (Scrum-Of-Scrum)
    Sep 2013 - Present
    Southwest Airlines
    • Conduct and facilitate release planning sessions. Monitoring development of product releases portfolio over its life-cycle in Agile methodology.
    • Responsible for creating, socializing and prioritizing product roadmaps, epics, features and user stories for maximum business value.
    • Successful coaching and implementationof Agile practices for the entire program team.
    • Work in close collaboration with the multiple scrum teams consisting of engineers, testers, architects and technical leads on day to day basis. Monitor their understanding and fulfillment of the requirements across the product line.
    • Maintain close relation with the stakeholders, discussing and creating the business value of the product, defining and prioritizing the epics and the task in accordance to the product roadmap.

  • Product Owner / Lead Business Analyst
    May 2012 - Sep 2013
    GameStop
    • Responsible for requirements on redesigning the point of sale application for GameStop domestic stores. The new POS system supports the sales, trade, reservations and return transactions in over 6000 GameStop stores.
    • Create and maintain Product Backlog for point of sale application. Plan and priorities release features, acquire feedback from vendors and stakeholders on the release product.
    • Worked with the development and testing team to size the releases and user stories.
    • Worked with internal team size of 20 plus developers and testers.
    • Interact heavily on with the external teams to ensure timely delivery of components required for features in the future release.

  • Product Owner
    Aug 2010 - May 2012
    American Airlines
    • Analyze business needs and current application architecture to properly interpret and translate into application and operational requirements.
    • Analyzing data, create documents, user input surveys and workflow to determine which course of action will correct the business problem.
    • Release planning and creating users stories n Rally for current release in co-ordination with the cross program product owners.
    • Work with the team to create, estimate the size and number of task hours needed for user stories.

  • Product Owner / UAT Lead
    Dec 2007 - Aug 2010
    JCPenney
    • Led JAD sessions for requirement gathering and wrote detailed FSDs.
    • Wrote test plan derived from FSDs and developed functional, system and business process test scenarios.
    • Created and designed various documents such as – UAT Entry and Exit Criteria, Test Closure, UAT Test Plans consisting of over 800 scenarios.
    • Reported Requirement gathering, testing and defect status to the management and stakeholders on a weekly basis using MS Project and Quality Center.

  • Business Analyst
    Dec 2004 - Dec 2007
    Hotels.com
    • Responsible for testing web services used for content management on hotels.com.
    • Content management program was designed to provide a strategic and structural foundation for acquiring content.
    • Perform functional test by creating XML test request for various web services and execute the request in Apache Jmeter.

  • Sr. Business Analyst
    Jan 2003 - Nov 2005
    Neiman Marcus
    • Created automated test framework and scripts for registering users online, checking out using registered and unregistered users, create wish list for users, purchasing items from the wish list using Quick Test Professional.
    • Managed automation team, plan and deliverables for testing of neimanmarcus.com

  • Automation Test Lead
    Dec 2002 - Jan 2003
    Interstate Batteries
    • Created automation framework and scripts for Item Creation, Customer Creation, Purchase Order and Sales Order Modules using Quick Test Professional for interstate batteries online ordering, marketing
      and distribution of orders