Ahmad Bilal Khalid (also known as ABK) has over 14 years of experience in the international IT market and leading software testing teams of up to 70 resources in both Waterfall and Agile software development.
His core strengths include Test Execution & Management, Project & Delivery Management. His core strength is in Test Analysis, Team Capacity Enhancement and ability to coach people to achieve maximum efficiency and delivery.
Bilal is an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP) and owns Project Management certification (PMI PMP) along with many Test Engineering and Management Certifications. His major achievements in a career include successful coaching and grooming of teams, implementing different flavors of Agile like SCRUM, Kanban, tools like HP ALM.
Bilal is currently leading Testing teams of Strategic Systems International for German Clients. Before that, He was employed by 10Pearls, where he was leading a testing department of more than 70 QA resources (one of the largest single organization testing teams in Pakistan). He was also part of the Delivery Management group, to ensure smooth project deliveries to clients.
Previously he has worked in role as Senior Manager – Product Testing for SSNC Primatics Financials and was instrumental in setting up Data Layer Team. He also took up acting project management responsibilities during his tenure.
Bilal has also volunteered for PMI (Karachi Pakistan Chapter) as Director for 3 years. He was a founding member of Karachi Chapter of Agile PK. He is an advocate of bringing the mindset change and adapting Agile’s spirit in cultural values, about which he has spoken at multiple international acclaimed seminars
Certifications: PMI ACP, PMI - PMP, CSM, HP AIS ALM and IBM RFT