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Scrum Master/project Manager Resume

SUMMARY

  • Experienced in all aspects of resource management including, but not limited to, technical talent acquisition, resource planning, allocation, mid - year and yearly performance evaluation, mentoring/coaching.
  • Extensive experience in coordinating with different teams and managing risks/issues, Failure analysis, code debug, code correction.
  • Facilitated Scrum related meetings, Sprint planning, Daily Scrum, Pre-Grooming, Grooming, Sprint Review, and Retrospective sessions.
  • Converted internal development team from Waterfall Project Management processes to an Agile / Scrum process.
  • Managed project to create a first-of-its-kind Web and mobile application, Click-N-Stor, which allows user to rent/reserve unit, pay, pull inventory, digital signature, send digital gate code.
  • Handled native & web apps testing on various mobile devices and guided the team in other mobility specific testing area like analytics using User Agents.
  • Initiated the creation of Web services/API that allowed information to be exchanged with other systems
  • Extensively used Rally for maintaining User Story Hierarchy, Backlog Grooming, Updating Tasks, Connecting Rally with JIRA and Quality Centre, Planning Iterations and Releases.
  • Conducted Scrum meetings and updated Burn down chart with the progress of each SPRINT.
  • Performed solution Architect with development team, solution design, cost estimation, review / approve design.
  • Promoted cross function within the team to ensure task completion and delivery of sprint commitment.
  • Implemented Scrum with TFS (Team Foundation Server), Jira, And Rally to track the progress of project and involved in creating Product Backlogs, EPICs and User Stories.
  • Expert experience in Continuous Integration (CI)/ Continuous Delivery (CD), Test Driven Development (TDD).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Scrum master/project manager

Responsibilities:

  • Led a team of 7 in developing an app that calculates commissions of producers, amongst other things.
  • Conducted all scrum ceremonies including grooming, planning, retro, dev demo, sprint reviews, daily stand up
  • Helped the product owner create and maintain a robust backlog. Coached team on INVEST and vertical slicing.
  • Facilitated requirement gathering sessions with BIZ (weekly)
  • Facilitated sprint reviews every 2 weeks
  • Facilitated demo to CIO (Wave 1 Release and Wave 2 Release)
  • Facilitated UAT and helped with organization of bugs and feature requests
  • Reported metrics to leadership (weekly)
  • Facilitated story point estimation within grooming
  • Estimated epics via t shirt sizing
  • Coached teams on communication standards
  • Facilitated technical implementation discussions
  • Helped keep the product roadmap and negotiate change requests with stakeholders
  • Worked with business stakeholders to educate them on the value provided by iterative development (ie. Invited them to Sprint Reviews and Demos)
  • Pushed the team to meet their sprint commitments.
  • Facilitated UAT before major release milestones. Gathered UAT feedback and categorized priorities as per change request norms.
  • Experience with CI (Continuous Integration). Help the dev team ensure the work of developers is integrated (merged) frequently and automated tests are run ensures that the software can be released at any moment in time (CD).
  • After a successful integration, build, and test cycle from Continuous Integration, helping the PO to release the software to the appropriate environment(s).
  • Helping the Scrum Team end each Sprint with a done Increment that is potentially releasable with the help of CI/CD and automated testing.

Confidential

Scrum Master/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Coached team members on how to reach “high performance” levels as a team. Took them through the Tuckman model and Drexler Model of Team development.
  • Coached the team on Agile principles and Scrum best practices
  • Coached product manager on how to manage a backlog and create a healthy backlog for future sprints.
  • Coached developers and QA on how to maximize capacity without sacrificing code/QA quality.
  • Managed a team of 11 developers and 4 testers as they worked on revamping a member-facing portal.
  • Conducted and facilitated all sprint ceremonies and retrospectives, including weekly grooming, planning, daily scrum, retrospectives, and Sprint Reviews/Demos with the business.
  • Conducted and facilitated technical implementation discussions
  • Tracked blockers and ensured timely follow up on blockers.
  • Facilitated story point estimation discussions. We used the Fibonacci sequence for user stories and relative t-shirt sizing for “Features”.
  • Coached leadership on the value of transparency and being involved with the team during Sprint Reviews.
  • Interacted with testing teams to address issues with the code or to clarify the requirement as the code moved thru various environments.
  • Coached developers and QA on proper communication techniques via webex channels, using co location, and proper code pull requesting techniques; proper code merges to upper environments, and working on team synergy and collaboration.
  • Facilitated ceremonies through time boxing.
  • Sent reports to stakeholders on a weekly basis (TSR reports through Rally).
  • Worked with scrum masters and project managers during Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure dependencies documented and risks captured.
  • Worked with business stakeholders to educate them on the value provided by iterative development (ie. Invited them to Sprint Reviews and Demos)
  • Pushed the team to meet their sprint commitments.
  • Facilitated UAT before major release milestones. Gathered UAT feedback and categorized priorities as per change request norms.
  • Working with Development and Test teams to create fully automated CI/CD Pipelines using AWS and Jenkins
  • Automating and integrating test tools - Selenium, Cucumber
  • Helping with pipeline and automation best practices, putting together an introduction to Docker and Kubernetes on AWS

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Led and managed a team of application engineers and Web developers, overseeing their work, and ensuring that they build high quality applications and features.
  • Actively involved in all the phases (Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Integration) of RUP SDLC methodology.
  • Mentored the group on Agile / Scrum Methodology.
  • Responsible for Sprint Planning, Daily Standup meetings, Sprint Retrospective meetings.
  • Facilitated story point estimation meetings.
  • Wrote and reviewed acceptance criteria.
  • Ensured defects were tracked in Jira and mapped to QTest
  • Implemented Scrum for iterative development and delivery of software and facilitated all the scrum meetings (Standup, Planning, Review and Retrospective).
  • Interacted with testing teams to address issues with the code or to clarify the requirement as the code moved thru various environments.
  • Managed post-production software release life cycle including development of new features, runtime application performance tuning, batch processes, bug fixing, and release/change management.
  • Led testing and integration for all the releases. I was also responsible for coordinating of integration and functional testing of application with user and independent testing team.
  • Maintain Sprint Backlog.
  • Provide training to operational support teams on new mobility functions.
  • Involved in the prioritization of the Release Backlog.
  • Frequently contacted the Web team to gather necessary information and requirements for mobile development.
  • Worked closely with mobility vendor and assigned account liaisons to ensure orders are fulfilled appropriately.
  • Contacted the services team to remove the blocker whenever the UI is communicating with the backend.
  • Communicate and interact on with the development team, BA, and Product owner on a regular basis.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, and product demos. Collaborated with product owner for backlog grooming.
  • Implemented new processes that focused and shortened the requirements verification, design and development cycles. Modified the QA process to include customer-focused scenarios and added the validation of actual software delivery back to requirements.
  • Establishing the standards for SCM, Build, Repository Management, CI/CD, Configuration & Provisioning, Deployment and Environment Management process and tool standards.
  • Implementing and developing solutions enabling Development and Operations teams to build, deploy, monitor and test applications and environments
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Continuous Integration, Automation and Configuration

Confidential, San Jose, CA

Senior Scrum Master Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed Scrum Master/Agile Coach role for multiple teams. Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning.
  • Implemented Best practices from different agile methodologies like Scrum, XP and Kanban.
  • Managed the production of content-managed web and mobile sites and applications.
  • Worked with clients to define the scope and objectives for new web products and prepare documentation such as systems requirements documents.
  • Implemented new Process for handling routine maintenance task. Critical production defects and development of new features/projects to make sure we are effectively utilizing all the resources.
  • Coach and mentor other scrum masters and product owners in our development team. Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.
  • Stayed abreast of web development and design innovations and best practices.
  • Worked to manage and prioritize product backlog with input from development team.
  • Responsible for conducting Scrum Ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective).
  • Provided upper management with periodic status reports mobility reports, analyzed reports and made recommendations for mobility device management.
  • Coordinating the Backlog Grooming Sessions.
  • Create and maintain Weekly Status Reports to the Management.
  • Making sure Rally is updated on time by the team.
  • Responsible for pulling the stories into the sprint based on the Capacity and Priority.
  • Involved in the prioritization of the Release Backlog.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, and product demos. Collaborated with product owner for backlog grooming.
  • Implemented new processes that focused and shortened the requirements verification, design and development cycles. Modified the QA process to include customer-focused scenarios and added the validation of actual software delivery back to requirements.
  • Provides technical, administrative, and operational management of assigned projects including contract and subcontractor management.
  • Lead the team in requirements validation, coding, unit testing, defect resolution, documentation of technical artifacts and release implementation activities.
  • Coordinates development and testing of deliverables and products.
  • Responsible for managing personnel activities of direct reports their performance evaluation, set expectations and goals.
  • Responsible for taking care of all Scrum Ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
  • Experience with CI (Continuous Integration). Help the dev team ensure the work of developers is integrated (merged) frequently and automated tests are run ensures that the software can be released at any moment in time (CD).
  • After a successful integration, build, and test cycle from Continuous Integration, helping the PO to release the software to the appropriate environment(s).
  • Helping the Scrum Team end each Sprint with a done Increment that is potentially releasable with the help of CI/CD and automated testing.

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