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Senior Consultant Resume

SUMMARY

  • Experienced Agile Coach/Scrum Master with a passion for enabling teams in delivering the highest business value and customer satisfaction. With a proven track record of delivering high - quality software within Government agencies and private industries, on time and within budget. I have developed a wide range of communication and interpersonal relationship skills throughout the years that has aided growth as a team player and a servant leader.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • AGILE Methodology
  • Kanban
  • JIRA, Version One, Visio
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SLDC)
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Agile Project Management
  • Performing team
  • Data Warehousing
  • Agile games
  • Servant leadership
  • Removing impediments
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Scrum Ceremonies
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Facilitation
  • Team Accountability
  • Automated Testing
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Decision Making
  • Value Based Prioritization
  • Business Analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Project Management
  • Iterative
  • Customer Focus
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Collaboration
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Result oriented
  • Data Governance
  • Design thinking
  • Backlog grooming
  • Sales force

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Trained Scrum Teams and leadership on Agility and Scrum, Core Protocols, product ownership, and technical skills
  • Coaching teams on the proper way of writing user stories using the INVEST model and ensuring stories meet the definition of “Ready” for the next sprint(s).
  • Managed projects in JIRA and confluence and coached team members and resolved conflicts as at when needed
  • Facilitated team level Agile processes and release train execution around requirements definition, scope, and delivery.
  • Assist the release train engineer with PI planning and ART delivery
  • Leveraged previous experiences and best practices with a collaborative attitude to help drive increased effectiveness in the value and quality of software.
  • Facilitate training on RALLY agile management tool for new scum masters and development team
  • Collaborating with Leads to assist with the program leadership team for major programs or initiatives impacting the train
  • Worked with product owners on managing dependencies between the Scrum teams, third parties and release managers, or between the Scrum teams
  • Facilitated the adoption of the scrum framework such as daily scrum, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, sprint retrospective and other scrum meetings as needed.
  • Assisted teams to identify, communicate and resolve or escalate impediments and issues; Run interference for non-critical unplanned work that may prevent the team from completing their planned sprint goal.

Confidential

Scrum Master- Senior consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Led 2 scrum teams in developing and maintaining customer experience dashboards
  • Coached individuals and facilitated interactions over processes and tools.
  • Removed barriers and impediments that are preventing the team from completing their work.
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Facilitating release planning and sprint planning with the product owner and the development team.
  • Drive continuous improvement through the facilitation of team and leadership retrospectives, ensuring teams effectively prioritize, plan, and execute in improvement ideas.
  • Experience in Agile techniques such as User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing and Agile Games
  • Ability to resolve conflicts by adhering to the scrum values such as openness, honesty, and respect.
  • Utilized appropriate tools, metrics, and techniques to successfully guide the team’s progress against the sprint plan.
  • Helped those outside the scrum teams understand which of their interactions with the scrum teams helpful and which ones are not.
  • Acted as Proxy product owner to get clarifications across to the development team within the shortest possible lead-time.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • On-boarded 7 new scrum teams in the software development department
  • Transformed teams and organizations from waterfall to Agile methodologies.
  • Acted as Release Train Engineer during PI planning
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up, demos, and retrospectives for new scrum teams until scrum masters were hired and onboarded
  • Utilized Agile Scrum practices to help the team increase their velocity by 63% within the first year of Agile adoption
  • Exemplifying the servant leadership role to shield the team from external distractions.
  • Assisted with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimation.
  • Assisted the Product Owner with documentation of User Stories using the INVEST model and making sure the acceptance criteria was clear and attainable.
  • Implement at least two lessons learned from each sprint retrospective into follow-up sprint to make continuous improvements in processes and with people
  • Removed team impediments daily to allow the team to deliver the sprint goals and deliverables.
  • Articulated stakeholder’s metrics to the scrum teams and accurately reported progress, risks, successes, and failures.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Mentored and coached the teams on Agile methodology, scrum values and process
  • Worked closely with product owner in product backlog management and continuous delivery of features
  • Facilitated daily scrums and developed action plans for inventory maintenance as well as established the project timelines resulting in the increase of timely shipments by 12% (Q1).
  • Leveraged JIRA and Confluence to elicit and define business and technical requirements, track requirements, prioritize features, curate content, sequence deliverables into sprints, and report progress
  • Conducted technical training sessions regarding Agile development methods.
  • Assisted the Product Owner with documentation of User Stories; making them clear and stay within an acceptable criterion.
  • Responsible for maintenance and tracking of sprint backlog and prioritization
  • Provided leadership and coaching to teams to encourage adoption of good AGILE practices
  • Sat in scrum ceremonies to facilitate team maturation and helped to facilitate Daily Scrum, Sprint planning, sprint reviews and Sprint retrospectives

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated sprint planning, sprint reviews, daily scrums, retrospectives, stakeholder meetings, and software demonstrations.
  • Protected development team from outside distractions, impediments, or team conflicts, and maintain focus on sprint backlog and project timeline.
  • Changed the culture of software development department from waterfall to agile methodology.
  • Adhered to Agile initiatives through coaching and mentoring.
  • Acted as an agile coach throughout the state agency training and educating team members on the agile framework.
  • Worked closely with product owner in product backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Direct and lead development team from project initiation through the delivery of the final product.
  • Provided leadership, direction, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of good agile practices

Confidential

Jr. Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Organized and facilitate release planning, sprint planning, daily stand-up, demos, and retrospectives.
  • Fostered a continuous learning environment which helped teams to inspect & adapt
  • Managed all Scrum ceremonies, including Sprint Planning, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Ensured that teams actions were aligned with Epics, Features and Stories
  • Conducted technical training sessions regarding Agile development methods.
  • Partner with the Product Management team and business units on lightweight, living planning documents, like an Agile Product Roadmap.
  • Work with Product owner to groom product Backlog, story prioritization, release, and sprint planning.
  • Verify user stories with core team and ensure that all prioritized user stories have acceptance criteria.

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