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Scrum Master Resume

Florida, FL

SUMMARY:

  • Over 8 plus years of experience as a Scrum Master in Finance, Banking and Healthcare domains on various areas like Wealth Management, Online Trading, Portfolio Management, Fixed Income, Financial Market, Bond Pricing and 2 years of experience as Business Analyst.
  • Certified Scrum Master with extensive experience in Agile Methodology, Scrum processes, Sprint Planning, Story based Development and Scaled Agile Environment.
  • Expertise in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies like Waterfall, Scrum - Waterfall Hybrid, Agile (Scrum, Test Driven Development, Kanban, Extreme programming), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE 4.0), DAD Framework.
  • Deep understanding of the business processes to facilitate data governance and influence the diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, People and interpersonal skills, detail oriented and self-motivated team player with multitasking abilities, has an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Expertise in conducting various scrum ceremonies such as Sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, sprint retrospective meeting, Daily Standup Meeting, Release planning meeting.
  • Expertise in tracking Team Velocity using Sprint Burndown Chart, Product Burndown Chart, Work Breakdown Structure, Milestones List and Gantt chart.
  • Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum rules, removing impediments and fostering self-management within the organization. Expertise in handling the various impediments like organization owner, scrum master owned, team owned that arise in the team by coming up with a solution like SWARMING.
  • Experience in various Scrum concepts like Scrum Team, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Planning, User Stories, Burn-Down and Burn-Up Charts, Pair Programming and TDD.
  • Prepared Release Planning for different quarters of the project considering Feature-Driven or Date-Driven Release Planning and to give expectation charts to stakeholders in fixed date or fixed scope delivery of product
  • Assisted product owner in backlog refinement and Prioritization Technique like MOSCO, KANO model, Business Value, Technical Risk based, Value Stream Mapping, 100 points method.
  • Experience in Using Estimation techniques, Planning Poker, T-shirt sizing, Bucket system, DOT voting and Relative mass evaluation.
  • Conducted Sprint Review Meetings to validate the PSPI meets the Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done as predetermined by users in the about respective requirements (User stories).
  • Used different Retrospective Techniques like Silent Writing, Mad Sad Glad, Sail Boat and Safety Check to inspect the Sprint procedure and adapt to the procedure that would increase the productivity of the teams.
  • Conducted story writing session according to (INVEST) criteria, worked in managing Product Backlog and also experienced in writing User stories and handling the Requirement Churn.
  • Used Horizontal and vertical Slicing techniques to split the vague requirements to user stories to satisfy (INVEST) Criteria.
  • Expert in GAP analysis, Impact analysis, SWOT analysis, Cause & effect analysis, Cost benefit analysis, Feasibility analysis, Risk analysis.
  • Highly skilled in various requirements elicitation techniques and analysis such as client interviewing, requirements workshops, and Joint Application Session (JAD).
  • Created various artifacts including Business Requirement Document (BRD), Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Functional Requirements Document (FRD), Test Plan, Test Scenarios, and Test Cases and maintained Requirement traceability matrix(RTM).
  • High proficiency in SDLC life cycle, for Requirement Gathering, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation phase on behalf of the Business.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

MS Project: MS Powerpoint, MS Access Visio, MS Word, MS Excel, Clarity CA Agile Central

SharePoint: Advanced

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Florida, FL

Scrum Master

  • Working as a Scrum Master for three teams, My Care Community (MCC), PCP Assignment Effort and Network Segmentation.
  • Facilitating daily scrum meetings, enforcing time boxes and responding to the impediments, tracking baseline, sprint planning, Daily Stand up, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective Meetings
  • Organized and facilitated overall releases and sprint planning including stand ups, review meetings and retrospective techniques.
  • Facilitated story writing sessions to write good user stories, assisted Product owner in prioritizing the backlog based on business value. Placed substantial efforts on team member role training, time-boxing and providing strong metric for all the members of the team.
  • Took the responsibility of keeping the project manager updated with the help of various reports such as sprint burndown, sprint burnup, Triple chart, Budget chart and impediment chart.
  • Ensured and kept track of various user stories, Bugs, Issues and tasks using CA Agile Central.
  • Facilitated various scrum ceremonies such as backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective and daily standup meeting.
  • Participated in backlog refinement meeting along with the product owner in prioritizing at higher level to ensure that the product backlog meets the DEEP criteria and moving the user stories to sprint backlog which ensured Definition of Ready.
  • Participated in sprint planning meeting along with the product owner and the team in estimating and prioritizing the user stories using planning poker, Moscow techniques and defining the Definition of Done (DOD) and Acceptance criteria.
  • Mentored teams, leading them to be self-directed with strong accountability, decision making, conflict resolution and transparency which are agile principles.
  • Facilitated the team for better creativity and improve the efficiency of the development team and help the team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Protected team from over-commitment, managed backlog prioritized resolution of defects/bugs.
  • Made use of various retrospective techniques such as Safety Check, Two Truths and One Lie, One Statement, Mad Sad Glad, ORID in order to ensure continuous growth of the team.
  • Responsible to remove impediments as these projects relies on the data from multiple departments, hence requiring constant, effective communication to unblock the team and make sure the team remains on task.
  • Counted workshops and sessions on SAFE Environment.
  • Conducted GAP analysis to understand the AS-IS business process and TO-BE business process.
  • Worked as a liaison between Development and business teams.
  • Worked with the Agile coaches to prepare dependency meeting.
  • Participated in PI Planning Commit Session to identify risks, issues and dependencies associated with the team.
  • Extensively used Rally to track Deliverables, Features, User Stories, Defects, Test Scenarios and Test Results.
  • Made use of SharePoint to update and edit the UX Design for the team.
  • Worked with the Project Manager in Microsoft Project to prepare Project Plan for My Care Community.
  • Developed spreadsheets and PPT’s for effectively tracking dependencies.

Confidential, CA

Scrum Master/Agile coach

  • Facilitating daily scrum meetings, enforcing time boxes and responding to the impediments, tracking baseline, sprint planning, Daily Stand up, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective Meetings
  • Organized and facilitated overall releases and sprint planning including stand ups, review meetings and retrospective techniques.
  • Facilitated story writing sessions to write good user stories, assisted Product owner in prioritizing the backlog based on business value. Placed substantial efforts on team member role training, time-boxing and providing strong metric for all the members of the team.
  • Took the responsibility of keeping the project manager updated with the help of various reports such as sprint burndown, sprint burnup and impediment chart.
  • Ensured and kept track of various user stories, Bugs, Issues and tasks using CA Agile Central.
  • Facilitated various scrum ceremonies such as backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective and daily standup meeting.
  • Participated in backlog refinement meeting along with the product owner in prioritizing at higher level to ensure that the product backlog meets the DEEP criteria and moving the user stories to sprint backlog which ensured Definition of Ready.
  • Participated in sprint planning meeting along with the product owner and the team in estimating and prioritizing the user stories using planning poker, Moscow techniques and defining the Definition of Done (DOD) and Acceptance criteria.
  • Mentored teams, leading them to be self-directed with strong accountability, decision making, conflict resolution and transparency which are agile principles.
  • Facilitated the team for better creativity and improve the efficiency of the development team and help the team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Protected team from over-commitment, managed backlog prioritized resolution of defects/bugs.
  • Responsible to remove impediments as these projects relies on the data from multiple departments, hence requiring constant, effective communication to unblock the team and make sure the team remains on task.
  • Worked with the Project Manager in preparing BRD and FRD, and had a close interaction with clients and development team.
  • Counted workshops and sessions on SAFE Environment.
  • Conducted GAP analysis to understand the AS-IS business process and TO-BE business process.
  • Worked as a liaison between Development and business teams.

Confidential, TX

Scrum Master

  • Facilitated time-boxed Scrum ceremonies like Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective meetings, managed team’s efficiency by handling sprint velocity and capacity.
  • Made sure the team is attending all the Daily stand-up meetings and helped in resolving impediments.
  • Used JIRA Query Language extensively to view status at sprint level, team level and team member level.
  • Identified and maintained consistent Sprint velocity and capacity during Sprint planning meeting using metrics related to optimal velocity, average velocity, team velocity and focus factor.
  • AS a scrum master I have updated all the artifacts like sprint burndown, sprint burnup and release burndown charts daily and reported the project manager.
  • Created widgets on the dashboard to help the scrum team view progress achieved relative to sprint goal.
  • Experience in understanding and assisting product owner in segregating user stories into different types such as data disclosure stories, data presentation stories, data augmentation stories, data validation stories and data configuration stories to help development team identify specific requirements.
  • Assisted in identifying which features met the definition of Done (DoD) using the acceptance criteria.
  • Responsible for maintaining Sprint Burn-up/Burn- down charts, worked closely with business to determine the efficiency of team and accomplish the sprint goal.
  • Facilitated sprint planning meeting by using velocity driven planning and assisted team in avoiding technical debt and increase the quality of the product. Involved in Issue Tracking and Defect Tracking using JIRA tool.
  • Assisted with economic decision making by facilitating initiative/feature estimations by team and roll up to program/release level visibility including Capacity planning.
  • Assisted Product Owner and stakeholders in validating the standards of the PSPI and took feedbacks as given.
  • Communicated with key stakeholders with regards to program strategy direction and changes.
  • Conducted knowledge transfer sessions on Test driven development (TDD) and BDD, ATDD.
  • At the end of each sprint conducted Sprint Retrospective meetings such as ORID, Sailboat, Mad, Sad, Glad techniques so each stakeholder can freely express their opinions and suggest improvement measures.

Confidential

Business Analyst/ Scrum Master

  • Worked with clients to better understand their needs and present solutions using structured SDLC approach.
  • Modeled AS IS and TO BE processes using MS Visio.
  • Facilitated JAD sessions and design meetings with the Stakeholders, SME’s and Leads of Interfaces and drove a group to consensus both in person and remotely.
  • Created report requirements from data warehouse by analyzing data using SQL queries.
  • Gathered business and functional requirements, created system requirements.
  • Created vision, scope, and use case documents; business process models, activity diagrams, and state chart diagrams.
  • Worked on converting old Business requirement documents into the new format which carried a lot of use cases.
  • Provided expert knowledge on assigned tasks, functionality and associate/customer processes.
  • Documented the user requirements, analyzed and prioritized them and converted them into functional requirement document (FRD).
  • Planned and defined Use Cases created Use Case diagrams, Scenarios and Use Case Narratives using MS Visio.
  • Assisted in the completion and documentation of designs functional and technical.
  • Authored various Use Cases and Activity diagrams, Sequence diagrams, business process flow diagrams, and define the Data Flow Diagrams (DFD).
  • Ensured that assigned areas are fully represented on corporate strategic project by managing project teams for complex business area initiatives.
  • Scheduled meetings with developers, System Analysts and testers for the project completion.

Confidential

Jr. Business Analyst

  • Consult with stakeholders to determine the best implementation of Agile practices.
  • Research and recommend tools for Agile process management.
  • Mentor business analysts on Agile processes and traditions.
  • Planned and led user review sessions to analyze current requirements and elicit potential new requirements.
  • Responsible for training business analysts on the migration effort processes and procedures.
  • Collaborated with the development team to break requirements solution into appropriate product backlog for release and sprint planning.
  • Translated requirements into user stories using Agile methods and processes.
  • Analyzed and elaborated user stories for upcoming development sprints and made them ready for development team analysis.
  • Worked with development team on acceptance criteria.
  • Performed backlog grooming tasks.
  • Implemented and maintained Rally for Agile project management.
  • Developed an in depth understanding of customer requirements, business processes, and application(s) functionality. Served as the go to person for any requirements related issues.
  • Took proactive approach in requirements elicitation. Collaborated with development team to produce quality user stories and functional requirements.
  • Worked closely with the Product Owner to capture all incoming requirements and changes in the form of user stories.

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