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Scrum Master Resume

SUMMARY

  • Highly motivated professional with overall 14 + years of experience in the fields of IT.
  • Capable of delivering large - scale software development projects on time by effectively collaborating, facilitating, leading cross-functional teams.
  • Expertize in driving the adoption and enforcement of Scrum rules, removing impediments and fostering self-management, keeping teams focused and delivering success in rapidly evolving and dynamic environments.
  • Facilitated Sprint Ceremonies (Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective) for Agile Scrum Methodology.
  • Engages with Product Owner, Business Stakeholders and delivery team to understand Business needs and identify appropriate solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and development practices ranging from traditional to Agile.
  • Worked with multiple Partners/Vendor acquisition channels for Confidential product initiatives and technical impact analysis
  • Maintain dependency plan between planned sprints/iterations across engineering, infrastructure, and third parties
  • Experience supporting Software implementations, enhancements, migrations and functioning as a liaison between stakeholders and IT development team.
  • Excellent Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution, facilitation and documentation skills.
  • A proactive and dedicated team player, with proven track record in producing high quality work under tight deadlines to meetbusinessgoals. Experience in negotiation and co-ordination with Developers, Application Architects, Subject Matter Experts,BusinessUsers and Senior Executives.
  • Drafting and finalizing project plans to ensure on budget, on scope and on time deliveries.
  • Actively involved in conducting Quality Audit across the Confidential projects to maintain and improve the quality of software product and project deliverables.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the numerous Scrum/SAFe events, acting Scrum Master for assigned teams, and diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Ensure Agile Ceremonies are followed including Daily Standups, Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Reviews, retrospectives on regularly basis.
  • Employ widely successful agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, agile games.
  • Tracked team velocity and Sprint progress using Sprint burn down chart and Release burn down chart and conducted time boxed Daily Scrum meeting and resolved impediments.
  • Responsible for creating Agile dashboard and metrics to report and manage health as well as providing routine communication and updates to senior leadership and management
  • Ability to identify and avoid/remove impediments using Agile Practices by actively monitoring risks, escalate issues or concerns when appropriate to ensure business and project objectives are met
  • Provide daily support to SCRUM Teams and train and support teams in agile practices and principles. Promote positive team dynamics and good communication.
  • Active Participation in PI Planning events, leading and guiding teams throughout the processes and meeting desired standards.

Technology: Agile-Scrum, Java, Angular JS, HTML CSS, Oracle, Informatica, Mogno DB, SQL server, Confluence, JIRA, Agile Craft

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and conducting the kick off meeting with the Technology and Business teams and senior management team.
  • Works in partnership with Product Owners, core and extended team to create and prioritize the product backlog.
  • Escalate impediments, manages risks, dependencies and resourcing needs along with team engagements.
  • Facilitate discussions to identify alternative or different approaches to solve problems, break down barriers and drive resolution of conflicts to ensure productivity of the team.
  • Helping the team with agile methodologies and ensure they are understanding the definition of done, creation of tasks under each user stories and burning them on daily basis.
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies, the backlog refinement meeting and the sprint planning meeting, daily standup, sprint review meeting and sprint retrospective meeting.
  • Managing scope, scheduling and budgeting.
  • Coached and motivated the team to be self-organizing while enforcing best engineering practices thus, improving time to market and reduced defect count.
  • Tracked team velocity and Sprint progress using Sprint burn down chart and Release burn down chart and conducted time boxed Daily Scrum meeting and resolved impediments.
  • Maintain Project artifacts and team deliverables, tracking Features/user stories in Rally.
  • Helping team to create clear and concise Features/stories along with Acceptance criteria & Assumptions.
  • Work closely with Application architects, Tech leads and Business owners to determine cost effective, feasible and Business value driven solutions.
  • Work on the sizing, estimation, change request, creating financial report and schedule status review meetings with leadership.
  • Detailed documentation for Project Charter, identify impacts, process/data flowing, business & functional requirements, project plans & schedules, issues log, risk analysis, and Status reporting.
  • Monitoring & Defect Management using Rally.

Tools: & Technology: Agile-Scrum, Java, Oracle, MS Visio, Confluence, MS Office, Rally, JIRA

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated Scrum ceremonies - product backlog grooming/refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand up, Sprint Review, Retrospective.
  • Led teams across technical and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked. progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
  • Work with product owner to groom the user stories stacked in product backlog and prioritize them before the next sprint begins.
  • Preparing the implementation plan and driving the release process by coordinating with other Scrum teams, front end and back end application teams.
  • Work with release testing team and ensure all the functionalities are thoroughly tested and met business need.
  • Identify gaps in business requirements and document those issues.
  • Coached the development team in self-organizing and cross-functionality.
  • Ensuring the scrum principles are followed in the team.
  • Track team velocity and Sprint progress using Sprint burn down chart and Release burn down chart.
  • Perform risk analysis and document assumptions.
  • Worked at the portfolio level activities while aligning the priorities and analyzing the scope and schedule impacts/dependencies for other project/scrum teams.
  • Identify the improvement areas and help team members to upskill themselves. Provide required guidance, training and time to team members without impacting the Project progress.
  • Successfully assisted the development and testing teams in adoption of SCRUM as a process skeleton, so as to enable team deliver higher quality, higher value software faster thus, improving time to market.
  • Instrumental in resolving the bottlenecks which hinder project progress by coordinating with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identify gaps in business requirements and document those issues.
  • Worked with QA team in identifying Automation test suit, test data needs.
  • SQL Queried to verify Test Case results. Randomly executed test scripts developed by Quality Analyst team to check main functionality of application.
  • Prepared traceability matrix to ensure complete test coverage & requirement tracking.

Tools: & Technology: Agile-Scrum, Salesforce, Selenium, Informatica, Java, SQL, Confluence, MS Office, Rally, JIRA, Share point

Scrum Master/Tech PM

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Driving enterprise wide strategy (from Waterfall to Scrum development) to upgrade web base portals and code based in .Net, Java, and Mainframe Technologies to support the new transactional balances
  • Laying the foundation for the project execution while envisioning and defining different releases
  • Creating and aligned business/strategic objectives with the Themes, Initiative and Features, mapped to actual work objects in Rally
  • Coached new SM and trained global teams, which resulted in continuous delivery of project and reduced process waste caused by lack of process understanding or transition
  • Conducted backlog grooming sessions and planned sprints for continuous delivery while prioritizing the backlog
  • Defining and creating the project structure in Rally (Portfolio Management), rally tracking and administering access management for scrum teams
  • Conducting sprint ceremonies (planning, daily standup, retro and review etc.), tracked, escalated and remove impediments track Burn Down charts, estimate velocity, analyze issues and accepted points for the sprint
  • Rally reporting for leadership with status updates for sprints and releases
  • Established Program Governance, Steering Committees, initiated bi-weekly steering committee reviews, change control boards
  • Involved in walkthroughs and meetings with development team to discuss related issues
  • Created documentation for user reference and conducted training sessions on content use & navigation.
  • Effectively managed large sized project team of 40 + applications and vendor teams, delivered the desired artefacts/deliverables throughout project milestones to successfully meet the Business expectations
  • Single Point Contact and Solution Provider for all road blocking issues / defects
  • Engagement of application teams, and resources allocation on the project as required during each phases
  • Monitoring the status of each assigned task on daily basis and co-ordinate efforts to resolve any issues faced by the application team to meet the deadlines adhering to SLAs.
  • Conducted training sessions on the new updates.

Technology: .Net, Mainframe, Java, SQL Server 2005, MS Visio, MS Office, HP-ALM, Rally, Share point, Agile Scrum, Waterfall

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Effective co-ordination with Business users, Application Tech teams, Test Teams and Project Management activities across the teams to meet project and test deliverables with expected timelines.
  • Chair and head through conference calls, testing calls and E2E co-ordination activities throughout the test phase of the project to monitor and tracking the schedule, test execution progress, and defect tracking for resolution.
  • Act as an interface and liaison between onsite and offshore application teams from different Client vendors and Business Partner.
  • Effectively handled E2E Test Management activities during testing phase inclusive of Component, Assembly, Connectivity, System-Integration and User Acceptance testing.
  • Test Planning, Tracking and Scheduling of the Testing activities starting from Define phase till Test Phase by following Amex Methodology Method/1 & SDLC 2.0
  • Coordinate Testing Meetings, and Status reporting on progress of test during Component, Assembly, SIT and UAT
  • Worked on various Metrics and Report generation during project phases, and adherence to quality standards and processes.
  • Review test cases, test data needs from application teams to optimize the test suits.
  • Provide Trainings to project teams on Defect management, Mercury Quality Center, Risk Based Testing
  • Prepared test scenarios and drafted Test Cases.
  • Monitoring the status of each assigned task on daily basis and co-ordinate efforts to resolve any issues faced during test execution by the application team to meet the deadlines adhering to SLAs.

Tool: & Technology: Waterfall .Net, SQL, MS Visio, MS Office, HP-ALM, Java, Mainframe

Programmer Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in designing Automation Frame work
  • Identifying Repeatable Scenarios and convert them into Reusable actions
  • Identifying Exceptions and writing Recovery Scenarios
  • Executing QTP Scripts from Mercury Quality Center
  • Executing QTP Scripts from Batch Runner
  • Analyzing Quality Center Test Set Execution Report as well as Graphical Report
  • Co-Ordination with Onsite Team
  • Prepare test plan and monitoring the progress
  • Created / Running SQL, PL/SQL scripts to query system views and tables to validate the Database
  • Execute SIT and track defects in QC

Technology: SAP, Java, QTP, MQC, Windows

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