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Scrum Master Resume

SUMMARY

  • Professional Technical - Functional Project Manager/Scrum Master with over 15 years of experience in various facets of project management. Knowledgeable in applications of scrum, waterfall, and agile methodologies, and skilled in developing processes that facilitate continual progress and team achievement. Previously coached teams ranging in size from 10 to 25 people. Dedicated to applying principles of agile management to projects and tasks.
  • Able to run projects as primary Agile Program coach, trainer, and mentor for a myriad of individuals and teams, implementing Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) transformation across organizations.
  • Manages, coordinates, and establishes priorities for complete life cycle of projects including the planning, design, programming, testing, and implementation of business solutions designed to meet requirements of various departments in the company, such as distribution, finance, and Healthcare.
  • Designs project plans, which identify needs and define major tasks and milestones, based on scope, resources, budget, and personnel.
  • Experienced in handling Java/J2EE, RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and Data Migration projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with MS suite of tools to support Program/Project and Business analysis Functions
  • Working knowledge of Business Analysis and Quality Analysis on large scale enterprise projects
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of staff including line of business and technical staff
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation platform to be used in managing using story backlog and tracking work items, etc.
  • Experience in an AGILE working environment

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and convert functional requirements to technical requirements
  • Create High level specifications/designs. Identify business and functional requirements, Create Prototypes, Define Process Flows, Data Standards, and co-ordinate e2e design and implementation. Manage master data and metadata related standards and processes
  • Preparing High level and low-level design documents.
  • To provide technical expertise to help resolve technical problems
  • Review offshore deliverables and ensure quality, compatibility between offshore designed application and customer’s requirement. Resolve technical issues.
  • Coached 3 different co-located Agile Scrum teams to embrace Agile methodology.
  • Coached and empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionally. Championed Agile concepts & methodologies outside of the software development teams, leading to the adoption of Agile.
  • Coached other product owners on requirements gathering and story writing process.
  • Fostered team building and skills development by utilizing each member's strengths and personal growth interests in development process, and by encouraging team interactions and collaboration, thus giving the team more engagement in the outcome.
  • Brought in Agile best practices such as time-boxing, continuous integration, code/design reviews, transparency, accountability, rally tracking, product visioning, technical debt reduction, self-management, empowerment and role training resulting in realized velocity improvement of more than 100%
  • Facilitated Scrum ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc.

Confidential - NY

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Performed an active coaching role for a program wide Agile implementation.
  • Ensured the Global teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and transparency - lead by example.
  • Facilitated Scrum meetings, enforced Kanban principles as SCRUM master that resulted in reduction of cycle time by 25%.
  • To provide technical expertise in JAVA, J2EE to help resolve technical problems
  • Leading company-wide agile transformation, implementing SAFe across software teams and aligning with Lean practices in hardware teams.
  • Review offshore deliverables and ensure quality, compatibility between offshore designed application and customer’s requirement.
  • Facilitating all Scrum and SAFe practices and activities, while coaching the agile team(s) and product owner(s) on Scrum and SAFe theory backing these practices.
  • Providing effective guidance on ceremony and agile practices, mentoring individuals on teams as well as leadership and management toward meaningful agile adoption.
  • Responsible to remove blockers, identify and mitigate risks and issues within the iteration/prod release.
  • Resolved conflict, improved morale, and established clear goals by effectively managing timelines and shared resources with special emphasis on building relationships.
  • Facilitated Value stream mapping - evaluated a current state and proposed a future state that reduces organizational waste.
  • Successfully facilitated team health assessment using the Agility Health platform and identified growth plan, trained the team in agile practices and techniques based on the AH growth plan.

Confidential, NJ

Project Manager/ Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Review project tasks, schedules and resources and make changes/additions as appropriate
  • Managed SAP requirements and successfully managed the team to deliver solutions on time and good quality.
  • Facilitating all Scrum and SAFe practices and activities, while coaching the agile team(s) and product owner(s) on Scrum and SAFe theory backing these practices.
  • Measure and evaluate progress against Confidential project plans (if applicable) with client project manager
  • Establish documentation and procedural standards of deliverables
  • Manage enhancement prioritization process
  • Monitor resolution of service incidents
  • Perform problem management and maintain and communicate escalation procedure
  • Track Service Incidents and Service Requests for analysis and reporting
  • Maintain project communications through client project manager
  • Conduct weekly status meeting with client project manager
  • Perform Issue/Risk Management
  • Adhere to Confidential quality guidelines and implement/follow quality process
  • Impact Analysis of the scope Issue, Risk tracker
  • Delivery of unit tested code to QA team and work with them towards defect resolution
  • Delivery of QA tested code to client for user acceptance. Assist Program manager in Resource planning, planning, and defining scope. Manage Risks and Issues, Time Estimating, Cost Estimating and Team Leadership.

Confidential

Scrum Master/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and convert functional requirements to technical requirements
  • Create High level specifications/designs. Identify business and functional requirements, Create Prototypes, Define Process Flows, Data Standards, and co-ordinate e2e design and implementation. Manage master data and metadata related standards and processes
  • Preparing High level and low-level design documents.
  • To provide technical expertise to help resolve technical problems
  • Review offshore deliverables and ensure quality, compatibility between offshore designed application and customer’s requirement. Resolve technical issues.
  • Enabled the executive team by providing thought leadership for developing collateral and or input to proposals for the client in the respective Geos. Overall automation FTE savings target for 2017 coming to about 33 FTE savings with additional projects in the roadmap coming in 2018 for an estimated 30 plus FTE savings across from capture solutions, RPA, and desktop automation in PepsiCo.
  • Create and maintain project plan for the projects maintained, if the project is planned to be agile then Project plan along with JIRA to be maintained in AMICA.
  • Coached 3 different co-located Agile Scrum teams to embrace Agile methodology.
  • Coached and empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionally. Championed Agile concepts & methodologies outside of the software development teams, leading to the adoption of Agile.
  • Coached other product owners on requirements gathering and story writing process.
  • Fostered team building and skills development by utilizing each member's strengths and personal growth interests in development process, and by encouraging team interactions and collaboration, thus giving the team more engagement in the outcome.
  • Brought in Agile best practices such as time-boxing, continuous integration, code/design reviews, transparency, accountability, rally tracking, product visioning, technical debt reduction, self-management, empowerment and role training resulting in realized velocity improvement of more than 100%
  • Facilitated Scrum ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc.
  • As a Scrum Master for three teams, identified process changes required to accelerate development and remove major impediments. In eight weeks, reduced time to ship by approximately 30%. To achieve these results, updated group's processes to conform to Agile Scrum standards
  • Removed impediments and protected team members from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity. Encouraged and implemented process improvements. Created team-building opportunities.
  • Focused primarily on training the teams to write good user stories, prioritize the work based on business value and handling of the tasks by the team. Placed substantial efforts on team member role training, time-boxing, and providing strong metrics for all players
  • Led and coached Product Owners to improve story writing & requirements gathering process, leading to an increase in customer
  • Story points were calculated based on Velocity metric by averaging the total amount of story points completed over the number of sprints completed.
  • Improved quality of subsequent iterations by holding retrospective meetings and incorporating lessons learned, suggested process changes and feedback from previous iterations.

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