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Scrum Master Resume

SUMMARY

  • Active member of Project Management Institute, Agile Certified Practitioners PMI ACP
  • Excellent team motivation skills with servant leadership qualities to nudge, steer, and help team in fulfilling scrum goals by facilitating scrum ceremonies
  • Strong experience handling SAFe Agile Teams practicing best practices from Scrum and Kanban
  • Hands on experience in handling Agile teams practicing Acceptance Test Driven Development process (ATDD), Test Driven Development (TDD) cycle
  • Experience in educating teams on adopting Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban for software development
  • Expert in motivating agile transitioning teams to adapt agile methodologies and self - organizational traits
  • Expert in doing Root Cause Analysis for identifying and resolving team’s performance hurdles and suggested fool-proof techniques for successful completion of agile sprints; effective utilization of the sprint retrospective meetings
  • Expertise in conducting Story mapping & Sprint planning practices and illustration of the vision of the project
  • Expert in using various techniques to refine the product backlog with Business value and Effort estimates by facilitating product refinement meetings
  • Empowering the team to knock blockers out themselves and build trust to communicate clearly and objectively
  • Expert in handling time boxed daily scrum calls with brisk and relevant discussions
  • Inspection and adaption of the team activities in sprint retrospective meetings
  • Highly experienced in tracking and communicating sprint release progress through burn-down charts
  • Expert in evaluating User Stories from epics and refining Backlog list with Business owner
  • Training and mentoring developers and quality analysts in understanding agile methodologies
  • Effective blocking of the scrum team impediments and deviations from cross functional teams
  • Worked with Architects, Data modelers, Developers, Testing teams thereby coordinating efforts
  • Proven success in eliciting requirements, GAP analysis, Risk assessment, and SWOT analysis
  • Leading and working with teams to examine and solve business problems by accurately analyzing the needs of clients and helping them achieve improved quality and value for their customers
  • Experience in networking with individuals at various levels and possess outstanding skills in structuring and facilitating Joint Application Design sessions
  • Involving in Feasibility and Estimation meetings to gain in depth knowledge of the entire scope of the project
  • Collaborating and analyzing with all the strategic business units to define the areas for implementation of Business re-engineering
  • Effectively handling sign off process with stake holders at different levels and executing good conflict resolution approaches
  • Dedicated & Self-motivated individual with proven leadership capabilities, verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills and time management skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SDLC Methodologies: Scrum, Waterfall-Scrum, Waterfall, SAFe, Kanban

Business Skills: Change Management, Impact Analysis, JAD Sessions, Interviews, SWOT analysis, Project Planning, Project Scheduling, and Project Budgeting.

Requirement Management: MS Office suite, JIRA, Rally, StoriesOnBoard

Modeling Tools: Rational Rose, MS Visio, Mocqups Screens, Wireframes

Project Management Tools: MS Project, MS SharePoint Server

Testing Tools: HP QC, HP ALM, Load Runner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Being a servant leader coached the team to improve continuously using agile principles
  • Organized Product backlog refinement, Sprint planning, Sprint reviews and Sprint retrospective
  • Educated agile teams adopting scaled agile (SAFe), Scrum, and Kanban as frameworks for software development
  • Coordinated in SAFe Release Train and helped SAFe Agile team to meet its goals and coordinate activities with other teams
  • Acted as Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Servant Leader for technical cross functional teams implementing SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban
  • Educated Agile teams on the use of Kanban and flow to optimize the team’s work
  • Mentored and empowered teams towards making appropriate commitments through story selection, establishing acceptance criteria, automated test driven development (ATDD) and test driven development (TDD), story sizing and task definition
  • Ensured adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
  • Ensured a faster flow of value to end user using mechanisms for tighter integration of development and deployment operations (DevOps)
  • Facilitated use of Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and Pair programming for robust code development
  • Ensured engineering practices like TDD (Test Driven Development), code reviews using Crucible, Continuous Integration (CI) and Pair Programming
  • Handled Defects by emphasizing on Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
  • Educated the team in how to manage an overall release plan, velocity forecast with agile metrics through standard agile tooling such as JIRA
  • Protect scrum team from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts and maintain focus on product backlog and project time lines
  • Delivering Minimum Viable Product to the Business owners from where the consumption got productionable
  • Involved in breaking down the concepts into user stories and streamlining the daily delegation of incoming issues using Issue tracking system
  • Resolved impediments/roadblocks to re-create the focus on accomplishing the sprint goal
  • Conducted retrospective meetings to inspect the team’s performance and adapt new changes
  • Negotiating with Product Owner in backlog management for scope creeps and continuous delivery
  • Tracking and Radiating team metrics through burn-down charts to higher executives
  • Actively contributed throughout the scrum/agile process in daily standups, functional and technical grooming sessions
  • Steer the team to stick to short answers to the three questions; steer them away from discussing problems or details during the daily scrum

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:
  • Worked with cross-functional teams in an Agile-Scrum environment which transitioned from waterfall methodology
  • Help team to overcome impediments as a top priority and ensure relevant team members meet to overcome impedimentsbeforedoing regular work
  • Engaged in agile program management and created product concepts based on the organisation’s strategy
  • Audit sprint metrics and convey all the data to Product Management teams
  • Rendered hands-on supervision and mentorship to a team which was entirely new to Agile Scrum methodology
  • Successfully met the goal of managing a project outside the area of technical expertise
  • Scheduled releases and kept track of development status, inspected and adapted with the team to constantly improve performance and responsiveness.
  • Introduced Hand-shake meeting to facilitate effective transition of work between on-shore and off-shore team members
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings and multiple meetings for the development teams
  • Facilitated product backlog refinement meetings for the product owner to refine and prioritize the stories
  • Conducted Sprint planning A and Sprint Planning B meetings for better understanding of the user acceptance criteria and proper planning of the sprint.
  • Organized Sprint review meetings for appreciation of the developed product by product owners and other stakeholders
  • Helped the product owners to come up with set of stories for better understanding for estimation and development.
  • Ensure (help) the Product Owner refines and prioritizes the backlog and ensure the product owner prepares a sprint goal
  • Met goal of addressing and resolving issues within 24 hours and managed the lifecycle of code development, from ideation to sprints to deployment
  • Facilitated and participated in almost every Scope lock meeting to finalize the Requirements and deliverables of each sprint
  • Communicated with other cross functional teams like Security, Networking and legal & compliance teams
  • Assisted in defect tracking and coordinated with developers to quickly resolve the defects associated with them
  • Provided support to offshore and onsite testing team in defect triaging, analyzing and help identifying the bugs
  • Ensured Scrum Framework is followed including the required meetings and artifacts, worked closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog and release plans are clear
  • Resolved variety of project issues including Scope Creep and technical challenges
  • Worked on documenting the project’s statement of work document and maintained product backlogs, current priorities with business and IT leads
  • Assisted QA team to develop test plan, test design, & test scenarios to perform black box, Regression, & UAT.
  • Involved in Defect tracking & management & generating error reports with the testing team.

Confidential

Sr. Agile Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting story mapping and story boarding session to elicit high level features and goals from the Product owners
  • Creating good user stories and tasks using INVEST and SMART Principles
  • Developing user stories and grooming them with product owners throughout the agile lifecycle
  • Serve as a liaison between product owner and scrum team for communicating well developed user stories
  • Assisted with the development of project schedules using MS Project
  • Analyzed an efficient production workflow using Microsoft technology
  • Grooming well developed user stories with user acceptance criteria and mockups if required for developing a good product backlog
  • Creating data flow diagrams and business process flow diagrams for better understanding of the business needs by the scrum team
  • Creating the Gap analysis document by analyzing the as is process and understanding the future need
  • Negotiating effectively with Product owner on the release priorities and exceptional scope creep
  • Significant contribution to stories development in product backlog, sprint backlog and release backlog meetings
  • Active participant in Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint review and Product review meetings
  • Utilizing Sprint retrospective Meetings to understand the impediments and improve the productivity of the team
  • Involving users actively in User Acceptance Tests (UAT) between development team and the end users from the business team
  • Participated in daily stand-up meetings and sprint review meetings
  • Developing Business requirement document and responsibly taking the signoffs at each stages
  • Documenting functional requirement documents, use cases, mockups and roles documentation as needed
  • Checking the integrity of the newly added features and their effect to the existing ones with integrity testing and regression testing
  • Conducting smoke test, black box test, alpha test and beta test along with Quality Assurance teams
  • Coordinate development activities by managing the technical requirements in a requirements traceability matrix

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with Users and Stakeholders to identify business system needs, evaluated solutions for business problems
  • Worked with SME’s of different groups to gain detailed knowledge of Investments and Capital Market and to understand the cross impacts of the system
  • Analyzed and documented information system requirements and the corresponding impact on business processes
  • Studied the Business Requirement Document (BRD), supporting documents containing essential business elements, detailed definition and description of the relationship between the actors
  • Designed and developed Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Data Flow Diagrams to define the Business Process, analyzed the data entity relationships and worked on multiple short term projects in between.
  • Conducted JAD sessions to allow different stakeholders to communicate with each other, resolve problems at early stage
  • Worked on the Functional Requirements Document (FRD)
  • Analyzed Business Requirements documents to get a better understanding of the system on both Technical and Business perspectives

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