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Sumudu Siriwardana

Project Manager

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Project Manager at Hashnode
Information Technology & Services
Joined April 5, 2023



Experienced IT Project Manager with 7+ years of success leading startup and corporate projects with demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional distributed teams, managing scope, budget, quality, and implementing agile processes. Expertise in all stages of product development, including ideation, design, and implementation. Proficient in self-taught programming skills, enabling efficient communication with technical teams. A strategic thinker with a keen eye for detail, capable of managing project timelines, budgets, and resources to drive successful outcomes. Skilled in building strong relationships with stakeholders, team members, customers, and vendors to foster a collaborative working environment. Passionate about driving innovation and delivering value to customers through technology-driven solutions.
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Dec 2021 – Present
Project Manager
Leading a cross-functional global team of 12 to build a content creation platform that enables users to create full-fledged and optimized blogs with the ability to map custom domains. Led the charge in implementing the Agile methodology in the organization, resulting in a 20% increase in team velocity and a 40% reduction in time to market. Collaborating with the Product Manager to define the roadmap, release planning, and backlog refinement. Organizing and facilitating Scrum ceremonies, removing impediments, resolving conflicts, and protecting the team from external interferences, resulting in a 98% on-time delivery rate. Managing project scope, schedule, and monitoring project progress. Conducting user research to gather feedback on new features and current pain points, and collaborating with Product Managers to create the product roadmap.