Dr. N. J. Rajaram

Dr. N. J. RajaramDr. N. J. Rajaram, Director, NIFT, Hyderabad.

Summary of Educational Qualifications

  • Executive Masters in International Business IIFT, New Delhi, CGPA 3.45 /4
  • MBA – Technology Management, Anna University, 66%
  • Ph.D. Software Quality Assurance, from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • Secured C.P.I. of 9.4 out of 10.0 in course work. Was awarded the Dr. Deepak. K. Merchant Memorial prize for the best Ph.D. from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, for research in Software Quality
  • Title of the Thesis: “Quantitative Modeling of Software Quality factors for Environments adopting Contemporary Development Life Cycle”
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical Quality Control, from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Secured C.G.P.A. of 9.2 out of 10.0
  • M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Secured a C.G.P.A. of 9.6 out of 10.0
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, from J.N.T.U., Hyderabad, India, passed with distinction obtaining 84%

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Software Quality Analyst
  • Project Management Professional, PMP Certified by PMI
  • Certified ISO 9001:2008 Systems Lead Auditor
  • Certified ISMS (27001:2005) Lead Auditor
  • Certified IRIS Internal Auditor
  • Certified TL9000 Internal Auditor
  • Certified Assessor CII-EXIM Bank Business Excellence model
  • Six Sigma Champion

Work Experience – Summary
Over 27 years of experience in various capacities:

– Primarily in the areas of Organizational Operations, Software Process Improvement & Institutionalization of best practices and teaching. Roles also entailed IT strategy formulation and prioritization, Information Technology planning for business adaptability, Systems Design, Project Management, Operations Management & Business Reporting, Consulting and Research.

  • Worked as Sr. Vice President, Corporate Process Excellence, Quality & Innovation, with Infotech Enterprises Ltd., Hyderabad, India, from June 2010 till Nov 2012
  • Worked as President & COO with Tanla Solutions Ltd, Hyderabad, India, from January 2008 till June 2010
  • Worked as Vice President, Global Quality, with Intelligroup Inc, Hyderabad, India, from April 2006 till January 2008
  • Worked as Head of Corporate Quality, with Syntel Inc, Mumbai, India, from March 2004 to April 2006
  • Worked as Chief Technology Officer and Head R&D, with APTECH Software Ltd., in Mumbai, India, from January 2000 to February 2004
  • Worked as Associate Professor of Information, Technology Engineering, with National Institute of Training in Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai from July 1998 to December 1999
  • Worked for National Informatics Centre (NIC), Planning Commission, and Government of India, from October 1988 to July 1998, in posts starting as Asst. Director to Joint Director at Chennai. This included a deputation assignment with Department of Atomic Energy (Corporate office), Mumbai as head of UNIFACTS and Head of Operations with NIC Incorporated, Mumbai
  • Had a short stint as Lecturer in Computer Science for Bharath Engineering College, University of Madras, from October 1987 to October 1988

Career Profile

  • Infotech Enterprises Ltd. Role: Sr. Vice President, Corporate Process Excellence, Quality & Innovation and MR, June 2010 to November 2012
  • Tanla Solutions Ltd. Role: Chief Operating Officer, January 2008 till June 2010
  • Intelligroup Inc. Role: Head of Quality & Information Security and MR, April 2006 to January 2008
  • Syntel India Ltd. Role: Head Corporate Quality and MR, March 2004 to April 2006
  • Aptech Software Limited Role: Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, January 2000 – February 2004
  • National Institute of Training in Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Role: Associate Professor – Information Technology, July 1998 – January 2000

Development Environments and Tools

Operating Systems VAX/VMS, SINTRAN, SCO-UNIX, XENIX, Solaris RSX-11M on PDP-11/34 UNIX on Intel and RISC based machines, Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, NT.
RDBMS Oracle 5.0, 6.0, 7.x, 8i, SQL RDB/VMS and DB2/UDB
Languages COBOL, FORTRAN, BASIC, C, C++, PL/SQL, PRO*C, Java, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*FORMS, SQL*REPORTWRITER, and SQL*MENU
Web Tools and Technologies HTML, DHTML, XML, Servlets, JSP, EJB, JDBC, WML, WMLScript, WAP Application development tool kit, Web Application Server, and COM/DCOM.
Architectural frameworks J2EE and .NET
Middleware Technologies WebSphere Application Server, Viual Age for Java and WebSphere Commerce Suite
Multimedia and authoring tools Flash and Authorware
Estimation Methodology COCOMO, COCOMO II, Function Point (FP), Mark II Function Point System, Object Points and GQM.
Process Improvement initiatives Clean Room Process model, Six Sigma (DMADV, DFSS & DMAIC), FMECA, SQFD and Taguchi methods
Case Tools SILVERRUN (SILVERRUN-WRM, SILVERRUN-RDM, SILVERRUN-DFD, SILVERRUN-ERX and ORACLE Bridge), Designer 2000 and System Architect
Quality Models ISO 9001:2000, ISO/IEC 12207, AS9100, IRIS, IEEE (730, 1016, 1012), SEI SW CMM v 1.1, CMMI – DEV v 1.3, SCORM 1.3 and AICC.

Trained as ATM for SCAMPI ver 1.2Statistical tools & Quantitative modelingSPSS, STATISTICA, Minitab 16, Univariate Analysis and Multivariate AnalysisMethodologies

Entity Relationship modeling, Data Run, Information Engineering, OOAD (UML), RUP and SCRUMProject Management toolsHTPM, MS-Project 98, COSTAR 6.0 and EPMS

Noteworthy Publications:

  1. Analysis of Quality of Training Process adopting Robust Design Methodology, ASIGURAREA CALITATII, Ianuarie – June 2002. Vol VIII
  2. Application of Taguchi Method for Optimizing the Software Development Process. Proceedings of the International Conference on Operations Management, IIT Delhi, India, December 1999
  3. A Methodology for Risk Assessment in the Software Quality Framework, Proceedings of ICQRC – 2001, IETE, December 2001
  4. Enhancing Software Quality, Tutorial, ICQRC – IETE, December 2001
  5. Taguchi methods for software process improvements, Journal Aptech, TAG 2002
  6. A Scheme to Safeguarding Legitimacy of New Media Content Data, Proceedings ICMD-2002
  7. An Architectural foundation for Knowledge Management System, Proceedings CSI April 2000
  8. Managing Content Development for New Media, Tutorial ICMD-2002, September 2002
  9. Knowledge Management Architecture, Journal Aptech, TAG 2003
  10. Leveraging Spatial Data in Enterprise Knowledge Management, Proceedings ICMD-2002, September 2002
  11. Software Process Improvement using Six Sigma, Software Process Improvement Network – Mumbai Chapter, December 2004
  12. A Metric framework for CMMISM Implementation, ICRESH, Mumbai, India, December 2005
  13. Quality Function Deployment in Software Process Improvement, World Quality Congress (WCTQ2005), Mumbai, India, January 2005
  14. Metrics for CMMi Framework, International Conference on Project Management Leadership, May 2005
  15. Software Quality Management – its relevance to Business, Software Process Improvement Network – Hyderabad Chapter, December 2008
  16. Strategic Management of Quality of IT Services, ANQ Congress, October 2010
  17. Quality Function Deployment in New Product Development, Asian Network for Quality Congress, May 2011

Extracurricular activities:

  • Interested in sports and Games. Represented University in the All India Inter-University and Senior division Hockey tournaments
  • Holder of NCC “B” and “C” certificates of the Air Wing
  • Club level Tennis and Badminton player

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