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Scrum Master Resume

Pennington, NJ

SUMMARY

  • SAFE certified Scrum Master with 7(+) years’ experience and 10+ experience in Scaled Agile Framework, Business System Analysis, Technology Product Development, Implementation, Testing, Data Analysis, Project Life Cycle and release/delivery management in financial, banking, insurance and telecom industries.
  • Experienced team player in multi - million dollar, high visibility, cross-functional, globally distributed projects using Enterprise Project Management methodologies, including hands-on skills in managing vertically and horizontally scope, cost, schedule, issues and risks.
  • Expert Level knowledge and experience in Business Analysis, Requirements Management, Use Case modeling adhering to UML methodologies, Data Modeling, Project Management methodologies, Change Management, UAT procedures and testing,
  • Acted as Scrum Master for Product teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards relentless improvement and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  • Delivered working software frequently from couple of weeks to couple of months with a preference for the shorter timescale.
  • Organized and facilitated project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, sprint demos, and other Scrum-related meetings.
  • Assisted with internal and external communication, improved transparency and relationship with Product owner and other stake holders to facilitate team's interaction with them.
  • Helped and motivated team to solve problems rather than provide solutions by focusing on self organizing teams which resulted in prioritization and faster resolution of software defects.
  • Coached team members on Agile principles and providing general guidance on the methodology
  • Worked extensively in JIRA and Rally to track and report product and sprint backlogs and sprint matrix for improved transparency.
  • Worked extensively with prototyping tools like IRISE for creating web simulations, mock up screens in SDLC process.
  • Worked on Project Planning and Execution, Release Schedules, Resource (onshore and offshore) Management and Project Cost & Budgeting for several client implementations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, team player with focus on delivery cost and time, while managing conflicting priorities.
  • Strong communication, facilitation and mentoring skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Agile Tools: JIRA, RallyDev

Project Management: MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Pont

Databases: Oracle 11/10g/, DB2, MS SQL 7.0, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, Teradata

BI&Reporting Tools: Business Objects, Data Reports, MS Access Reports, Cognos, Rational Clear Case, Rational RequisitePro

ETL Tools: Datastage( 7.5,8.6), Ab Initio

Prototyping Tools: IRISE, MS Project

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential - Pennington, NJ

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Coached and motivated the team by shifting the team focus on self organizing and cross functional over processes and tools and comprehensive documentation.
  • As a the scrum master for the teams, worked with the Scrum Team and the Product Owner to negotiate the minimum viable product for delivery.
  • Participated in Solutions Delivery Management Transformation(SDM) project for JIRA migration by cleaning up the data in the legacy work management tool, simplified data fields to reduce the need for custom fields and unnecessary maintenance along with migration of test case data.
  • Extensively used JIRA to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs by regrouping, organizing and tracking on timely basis.
  • Focused on DevOps approach in the value stream by encouraging the end users to try the solution early, keeping batch sizes smaller, limiting WIP and providing extreme visibility.
  • Interfaced with Program Management Office to ensure project goals and requirements are being met and participated in SOS to communicate dependencies across teams.
  • Removed impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Facilitated team retrospective sessions at regular intervals by making team reflection more effective.
  • Conducted requirement refinement sessions, story mapping exercises, feasibility studies and Impact Analysis, Cost/Benefit analysis, Gap Analysis and Risk analysis, Dataflow analysis using use cases, dataflow diagrams and business process diagrams.
  • Coordinated UAT with the stakeholders and the business users in UAT Test efforts including signoffs before deployment of the software to production.

Confidential

Scrum Master/Technical Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as Scrum Master and proxy product owner and led capability analysis and future-state business requirements for intake management utility as an input for the next phase.
  • Facilitated daily scrum meetings, sprint planning sessions, sprint review, sprint retrospectives and demos with Product owners/Stakeholders.
  • Created agile stories, use cases and data flow diagrams for RIMS which provided the ability for the business to correct and reprocess ingested data, search archives, upload manual data sets, and review lender profile information.
  • Conducted various analytical data requirement gathering sessions, Walk through sessions, and internal review sessions
  • Worked closely with business to understand the business requirements and translate them into IT Functional Designs.
  • Experience with complex process data mapping that defines technical and business rules
  • Checked the data integrity and referential integrity w.r.t. to RIMS SQL server DB.
  • Worked with technical resources to analyze data, source systems, data models, and generate source to target mapping documentation
  • Utilized Excel, SQL and other data analysis and profiling tools to query and understand complex data and to document as-is and to-be processes and data requirements
  • Worked on risk management, performed gap analysis, Adhoc queries, potential impact of specific threats and made recommendations to enhance existing controls or to implement new controls
  • Solid understanding of logical and physical data models.

Confidential

Scrum Master/Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on corporate actions on mergers and acquisitions for the clients of Merrill Lynch on the equity compensation and brokerage services.
  • Facilitated the implementation of a project resulting in assets of over $200 million delivered to BAML brokerage accounts.
  • Lead the efforts of transitioning the projects from Waterfall to Agile methodology.
  • Facilitated daily scrum meetings, sprint planning sessions, sprint review, sprint retrospectives and demos with Product owners/Stakeholders.
  • Guided the development teams to break down large and complex user stories into simplified versions for execution resulting in a clearer, more detailed and more complete understanding of project deliverables.
  • Created User Guides and training materials for both internal stakeholders and external clients performed documentation reviews.
  • Provided visibility to team impediments/risks and helped eliminate them.
  • Worked with stakeholders/clients to prioritize the requirements for sprint.
  • Worked with stakeholders from a variety of functional areas to successfully deploy new product functionality.
  • Managed metadata repository using SharePoint development to develop and maintain central repository of resources used by the Business Analyst team.
  • Acted as the team liaison with the Marketing Communications group ensuring that external client documentation followed corporate and department standards as well as maintaining required compliance disclosures.

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on multiple projects ( Agile, Waterfall) which requires ongoing system analysis and mainly deals in developing internal AT&T applications for faster roll out of service, and in hosting external clients more effectively, as well as in providing value added services as part of AT&T’s enterprise product portfolio.
  • Work as Product Owner and part of the Scrum team.
  • Provide accurate estimations for high profile projects for entire SDLC cycle, coordinating with clients, development and testing teams.
  • Create Design documents, for updating and enhancing an existing user interface, using iRise simulations extensively to engage all stakeholders throughout the SDLC.
  • Worked on web tools for creating and updating XML interfaces for client facing applications.
  • Prepared responsive simulations for stakeholders to review the requirements on mobile screens by using new iRise features to get sign off before development earlier into the SDLC process.
  • Worked on Project Planning and Execution, Release Schedules, Resource (onshore and offshore) Management and Project Cost & Budgeting for several client implementations.
  • Advice and Review systems documents such as Requirements and Design Specifications, Risk Assessment summaries, Data Migration Plan, Pre/Post Executed Scripts, Traceability Matrix, Release to Production Statements etc.

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