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Scrum Master Resume

San Francisco, CA

SUMMARY

  • Dynamic, hands - on IT Project Manager and Scrum Master offering 5 years in scrum and agile embraced environments out of 14+ years of IT experience with a proven track record of delivering and implementing projects as per scheduled deadlines; and help drive, coordinate and facilitate all project activities and build self-organized, high performing teams.
  • End to End project management experience for varying Projects- Databases, Application development and Mobile apps.
  • Domain expertise includes Cards, Payment Services and other Banking/Financial Services.
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills who possesses the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Training facilitator and coach for upskill new associates and business partners.
  • Mentoring, and leading teams in adopting Agile/Scrum, Kanban and Agile Principles and general guidance on the methodology
  • Ability to tackle difficult issues and handle strong personalities. Work with team and other functional areas to remove any impediments to team performance
  • Facilitated all scrum team ceremonies: retrospectives, backlog refinements, sprint planning, daily stand up with the entire team Facilitator for discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Facilitator for project planning workshops to develop stories, acceptance criteria and sprint plans.
  • Managed scope and timeline while reporting weekly to track risk, issues and projected completion via burndown based on team velocity
  • Generates team metrics and velocity charts for departmental and Project Management reporting
  • Supported releases by creating the sprint calendars, maintaining the release sync and creating sprints in JIRA, sprint calendars, capacity planning, tasks, user stories, burn down charts
  • Ensures team is on schedule for iteration commitments, monthly software releases
  • Collaborated with the internal teams to fully understand business requirements and desired business outcomes with respect to production issues
  • Meeting with department heads, managers, supervisors and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems
  • Ensures all project issues and risks are clearly communicated and escalated as appropriate.
  • Attended PI planning workshops and facilitated system demo, inspect and adapt workshops for future PIs and Release Management meetings
  • Worked on SAFe framework with other Scrum teams, Attended Scrum of Scrums to coordinate dependencies across various other scrum teams in Agile Release train, worked with Release Train Engineer, System Architects and system Team for Infrastructure requirements and to support integration testing

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Tools: JIRA, Rally, Confluence, Sharepoint, MS Project, Ms Office, MS Visio, Version One

Methodologies: Agile,Waterfall

Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Extreme Programming, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Scrum of Scrum (SoS)Source Code Management Tools: TFS (Centralized), ClearCase, GIT hubContinuous Integration/Build/Deployment Tools: Cruise Control, MSBuild, Ant, NANT, Maven

Programming Languages: Perl, ASP.NET, C#.NET, Java, Powershell, Python

Web Application Platforms: Apache Tomcat, Microsoft IIS/.NET

Operating Systems: Windows 2003/2008/2012 , Linux

Databases: MS SQL Server

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scrum Master

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated Sprint Planning meetings, Daily scrum, sprint review, product backlog refinement meetings and sprint retrospective meetings -
  • Attended PI planning workshops and facilitated system demo, inspect and adapt workshops for future PIs and Release Management meetings.
  • Helped the Product Owner/product Management in maintaining, refining and prioritizing the product backlog.
  • Worked closely with the Release Train Engineer for the ART in coordinating dependencies between various scrum teams
  • Helped the team in deciding the sprint backlog for every sprint.
  • Effectively managed various stakeholders, Helped the team in making decisions
  • Helped the PO to write and split User stories, breakdown Epics.
  • Used JIRA to maintain product backlog, sprint backlog, and to create and track user stories, Sprint planning, tracking and managing sprints, created Scrum and Kanban boards, status reports and burn down charts.
  • Confluence was used to maintain project documents such as project plans, project scope, and status reports and to assign tasks.
  • Managed financials, budgets, invoicing and forecasting in terms of resources and costs for financial year.
  • Tracked team progress by creating sprint burndown charts and Release burndown charts
  • Perform sprint retrospectives to capture lessons learned and what can be improved in next sprint.
  • Worked on SAFe framework with other scrum teams, Attended Scrum of Scrums to coordinate dependencies across various other scrum teams in Agile Release train, worked with Release Train Engineer, System Architects and system Team for Infrastructure requirements and to support integration testing,
  • Mitigated impediments during the sprint in terms of issues and risks
  • Coordinated across various teams Facilitated regular meetings with various stakeholders to ensure dependencies and milestones are met.
  • Track, monitor, report and communicate, design, development and testing activities on behalf of entire team
  • Tracked and communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress and another metrics
  • Created and published weekly status reports and weekly dashboards
  • Ensured timely review, approval and sign-off the deliverables
  • Had regular meetings with offshore team to understand progress, challenges and remove blockers for the team. Provide guidance, direction to offshore, and onsite team
  • Training and mentoring the team on enforcing agile operations and scrum principles
  • Worked with PO to perform a baseline assessment of requirements.
  • Tracked and reported monthly updates, open risks or issues, resource allocation, and open impediments/blockers with senior executive staff and key stakeholders.
  • Worked with Product owners for approval of requirements and specifications. Created epics and stories to provide detailed functionality breakdown. Created data flow charts, documented business rules to be considered by application development; collaborated with developers to conceive and recommend solutions to stakeholders
  • Worked with the team to develop plans, roadmaps and manage backlogs. Communicate team plans, report impediments for escalation, and identify risks/concerns to relevant stakeholders
  • Adopt an agile/scaled agile mindset and conducted successful Program increment planning events to maximize business value, enabled cross domain planning and development by fostering team collaboration
  • Facilitated all aspects of the scrum framework, sprint planning sessions, backlog grooming sessions, daily scrums, product demos, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives. maintaining and grooming product backlog in managing and conducting ongoing UI development and system integration testing.
  • Helped the development team from outside distractions, team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog and project timeline.
  • Used Jira for monitoring dashboards, multiple projects, custom charts & progress graphs, real time monitoring of work efforts by team members.
  • Encouraged experimentation and innovation - Allocated time for the team to create proof-of- concept prototypes of their ideas in the form of spikes
  • Emphasis on Continuous Improvement - Used retrospectives to find ways to strengthen the team, and minimize team weaknesses in a constructive, bonding experience Encouraged team to learn new things. Diversified knowledge on the team over time helped to build two of the strongest, high-performing teams in the program.
  • Identified and mitigated team risks and impediments (Blocking Issues, Critical Defects) on daily basis.
  • Assisted the team in decomposing high level Epics and Themes into User Stories. Helped the team in preparing Information Radiators artifacts including Burndown Charts and Kanban boards.
  • Assisted Product Owner in prioritizing the Product Backlog Items.
  • Participated in Scrum of Scrum to ensure cross-team collaboration, coordination of release plans, report overall project status, and upcoming risks/dependencies
  • Collaborated with the business owners to groom the backlog and define Minimum Viable product for the release (MVP).

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Served as Scrum Master for two project teams . Facilitated all scrum team ceremonies: retrospectives, backlog refinements, sprint planning, daily stand ups and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Act as facilitator and coach to Scrum teams of various agile maturity levels. Focused on guiding the teams towards self-management and continuous improvement in implementing the principles of agile software development.
  • Facilitate team-level agile ceremonies (backlog refinement meetings, retrospectives, sprint demos, sprint reviews) and other relevant meetings or working sessions.
  • Assists the Program Manager in facilitating large-scale, program-level meetings: big room planning, big room retrospectives, API review meeting, Test case Review meetings
  • Managed scope and timeline while reporting weekly to track risk, issues and projected completion via burndown based on team velocity
  • Supported releases by creating the sprint calendars, maintaining the release sync and creating sprints in JIRA
  • Generates team metrics and financials for departmental and Project Manager/organizational reporting
  • Helped Product Owner in writing user stories and acceptance criteria. Helped product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint. collaborate around the creation of project plans, functional specifications, user stories, or actionable tasks and documentation.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team and safeguard team
  • Actively involved in Implementing Agile Scrum Methodology throughout the organization between Engineering, Product Management and Business to improve communications, provide transparency and obtain great business value with short turnarounds.
  • Mentor teams through transition from waterfall to Agile development and agile practice to cross functional scrum teams to deliver state of art quality product
  • Taken responsibilities of all Scrum ceremonies(Daily Scrum call, Estimation sessions, Sprint Planning, Sprint retro, burn Down chart, updates/review, Demo, Sprint review etc) along with support towards Continuous improvement).
  • Removing impediments on daily basis and protecting team members from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity. Encouraging/Creating team-building and implementing process improvements.
  • Facilitating Daily scrum meetings, enforcing time boxes and responding to the impediments, tracking baseline, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Supported weekly product backlog and bi-weekly story grooming sessions with core teams, worked closely with offshore sprint delivery teams providing support and clarifications to acceptance criteria valuable and achievable test scope
  • Helped Product owner on scrum Artifacts to ensure that they follow Agile scrum rules in having backlog intact and rules revolving Product and Sprint Backlog
  • Worked with Dev OPS and PMO to ensure overall project deliveries are met.
  • Working with Business Stakeholders to gather requirements and helping them create and prioritize into Epics, Themes and User Stories and Managed story boards
  • Monitor team backlog daily and ensure it accurately reflects the current state of the sprint. Work with product owners and stakeholders to refine vision and establish goals and metrics.
  • Worked with the team to improve Say/Do ratio and improve velocity.
  • Measure and track metrics of team progress, productivity and use the metrics to help the team's progress through sprint reports, burn down charts, making sure they are highly visible to product owner / stakeholders
  • Assessing Scrum maturity of the team and coaching the team for higher levels of maturity.

Build Release Manager (DevOps)

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Defined good strategic models to move from manual to Continuous Integration model in phases. Implemented .NET Web projects with Continuous Delivery model using TFS builds/Jenkins and with some customized Confidential tools.
  • I have managed and coordinated the SCM requirements planning through development of multi-tier applications and their build/deployment throughout Confidential ’s distributed development environment.
  • Responsible for complete communication and coordination with development teams regarding projects, branching, merging and build/deployment scripting to support for releases/Patches
  • Handled daily supporting the release deliverables for Development projects and active follow-ups. Responsible for build defect management, managing both manual and automated build infrastructure, and improve existing build processes and procedures and drive towards CI/CD models.

Build Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Performing the daily builds using Cruise Control and ANT. Delivering code from all development streams to Integration stream, Deploying Build Artifacts, WARs, EARs to WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
  • Providing day-to- day support in resolving Rational Software Architect (RSA)/Rational Application Developer (RAD), ClearCase Remote Client issues with installations, checkin/out, loading files, adding/deleting files, VOB triggers
  • I have worked on Integrating SDE tools (Alcatel Internal tools) with Rational ClearCase. Enhanced and optimized software change control procedures and policies with triggers/ wrappers and was responsible for synchronizing code repository using Rational ClearCase Multisite between France and India sites.

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