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Scrum Master Resume

Quincy, MA

SUMMARY

  • Certified Scrum Master / PMP Certified IT Project Manager with over Sixteen years’ expertise leading diverse technology projects including Application Development, System Integration and Infrastructure Management
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and concurrent projects and programs using SDLC, Agile Scrum, including application development, infrastructure and maintenance/operations
  • Experience in managing cross - functional and global projects end-to- end
  • Ensuring program artifacts in compliance with the defined or customized delivery methodologies and framework, and against original objectives and business case parameters (costs vs. benefits), tracking ROI
  • Problem diagnosis, root cause analysis and continuous improvement recommendations to ensure ongoing improvement of systems and processes.
  • Experienced in planning, budgeting and execution of multi-million portfolios, assessment of required enhancements and corresponding business cases, financial forecasting and monthly reconciliation and reporting
  • Pro-active Risk and Escalation Management, including identifying cross-projects dependencies, tracking against defined program/project KPIs, prepare and submit project for governance gate approvals.
  • Strong and diverse technical background across technology functional areas (Requirements, Estimation, Infrastructure, Development, QC, Production Support, etc.).
  • Publish project status reports and dashboards to steering committee and executive leadership, identifying and communicating any performance variances to planned scope, timeline, and budget
  • Adept in technical solutions and conceptualization for enterprise wide IT solutions/application development.
  • Excels in Managing multiple clients in off-shore - Onsite delivery model, Resource capacity planning, managing delivery and achieving on-time and on-budget project completion
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills and ability to make decisions in complex and ambiguous situation. Proactive and highly adept at facilitating discussions and negotiations with stakeholders.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Techniques: Agile, Scrum, Waterfall

PM Tools: PPM, Rational Team Concert, JIRA, MS Project, Clear Case

MS Tools: MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access), SharePoint, Lync

Other Tools: HP Quality Center, Purify

Dev Tools: C++, Java, J2EE, Sun Solaris, UNIX Network Programming

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Quincy, MA

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Initiated and facilitated all Agile ceremonies
  • Strong facilitator and communicator responsible for scheduling, coordinating, iteration pre-planning, planning, definition and demonstration.
  • Coached the team on Agile principles and methodology
  • Facilitated the daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Worked with stake holders / product owners to prioritize the user stories for a sprint. Managed the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog.
  • Involved the team members in Backlog refinement ceremony along with the Product Owners.
  • Worked with the team to understand the impediments/risks and helped eliminate them.
  • Helped the product owners to elaborate the stories for better understanding for estimate and development.
  • Ensures retrospective results are followed and documented to ensure that teams learn and improve with every iteration
  • Used Rational Team Concert tool for managing the project

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managing server migrations using iDLC (Infrastructure Delivery Life Cycle)
  • Strong facilitator and communicator responsible for scheduling, coordinating, planning, definition and demonstration.
  • Followed best practices of Agile/ Scrum methodologies to initiate and facilitate teams on all aspects of the project management, with a strong focus to achieve secured goal.
  • Working simultaneously with multiple stake holder’s / product owners from different lines of business for migrating multiple servers.
  • Organized and facilitate project planning, daily stand-ups, reviews, release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings as needed.
  • Responsible for managing stakeholders starting from design, coordination, provisioning and build team to build a server as per the requirement
  • Helped the application owners to elaborate the application to estimate the best suitable server configuration
  • Facilitating regular status meeting with application owners to discuss about the current status, any CAIR items etc
  • Worked with the team to understand the impediments/risks and helped eliminate them.
  • Encouraging the team for self-organization to boost the efficiency and coordination.
  • Encouraging the team to come up with reusable elements and use the best practices. Motivated the team to come up with quality product and meet the product goals.
  • Managed global teams in US and India (Onsite - Off Shore Team co-ordination and management). Kept the team together all the time to ensure successful delivery
  • Ensured task completion to specification, on time and within budget.
  • Managed Release planning and implementation.
  • Published and maintained Project Artifacts in SharePoint

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Application Development Project Manager/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Managed and executed multiple enhancements using Waterfall methodology.
  • Conducted sessions with the business to discuss and capture the requirements, agree and approve the project scope (and out of scope), and project planning for developing, testing and rollout.
  • Define, Collect and Analyze project data for KPI metrics to monitor and improvise on the processes
  • Responsible for managing the project within project schedule and cost, accountable for any project overrun and address the root cause for the overrun which is considered as lessons learned
  • Conducted regular status meetings to discuss the roadblocks to arrive at quicker resolutions
  • Presented weekly project status to senior management and stakeholders
  • Planning ahead of time and reaching out to cross-functional teams before the phase start date to review the scope, plan and deliverables resulted in effective resource planning and utilization.
  • Review and discuss the new changes requested by the business users and analyzed the impact to the existing schedule and take corrective actions.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Project Manager / Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Initiated and facilitated all Agile ceremonies
  • Strong facilitator and communicator responsible for scheduling, coordinating, iteration pre-planning, planning, definition and demonstration.
  • Coached the team on Agile principles and methodology
  • Facilitated the daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Worked with stake holders / product owners to prioritize the user stories for a sprint. Managed the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog.
  • Involved the team members in Backlog grooming along with the Product Owners.
  • Worked with the team to understand the impediments/risks and helped eliminate them.
  • Helped the product owners to elaborate the stories for better understanding for estimate and development.
  • Ensures retrospective results are followed and documented to ensure that teams learn and improve with every iteration

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Executed the project using Waterfall methodology. Porting activity is the joint activity along with customer team, Responsible for planning, execution & tracking all the activities assigned to offshore team
  • Created Change Requests for the Project
  • Responsible for tracking the project’s progress across all project team members.
  • Tracked progress on a daily basis to eliminate potential risks.
  • Conducted weekly status meetings with senior management and stake holders.
  • Escalated issues as and when necessary to senior management.
  • Conducted requirements gathering sessions, prepared user requirements, and acquired sign-off from stake holders from different departments
  • Participated in defect meetings and provided test status reports.
  • Conducted post production “Lessons Learned” meetings among all stake holders

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