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Lead Release Train Engineer Resume

Houston, TexaS

SUMMARY:

  • Driven, focused and detail - oriented SAFe Program Consultant, SAFe Change Agent, SAFe Certified Trainer, Release Train Engineer(RTE), Agile Coach, and SCRUM Master with extensive experience in servant leadership, exceptional troubleshooting skills, and development of innovative solutions to unusual/difficult problems.
  • Proven leader at attracting, retaining, and developing talent. Exceptional trainer and mentor able to connect with both technical and non-technical people at every level.
  • PMO Lead with an excellent reputation for delivering results and managing large scale programs across any methodology.
  • My skillset includes a firm yet rational focus on the detail, process coaching and governance, forming and managing large teams, utilizing metrics and facilitating collaboration across teams to make informed and united decisions.
  • My passions include a dedication to learning agility, being and feeling purposeful, creating new relationships, having fun, collaborating and being part of a team of people dedicated to doing the right thing.
  • I am well known for speaking up where I can recommend improvements to PM practices, and I will take an active role in driving those.

KEY COMPETENCIES INCLUDE:

Expertise: SAFe, SPC5, PI Planning, Release Train Engineer, Agile, Agile Estimation, Planning Poker, SCRUM, Servant Leadership, Software Application Development, Critical Thinking

Software: TFS, Jira, Confluence, Rally, Visual Studio, Iegacy systems, MVC, MTM, SharePoint, Salesforce, cloud migration, Active Directory, Github, AWS, WordPress,, Azure, payment domains, CRM tools.

CORE SKILLS:

SPC

SAFe Agilist

Safe Advance Scrum master

Hands-on experience in multiple agile frame works and methodologies

JIRA, Rally, RTC, Visual Studio, MS Project, Version one, MS Visio.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Lead Release Train Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART using various tools
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for SLING Experience Services Increments and Events
  • Facilitate RTE Syncs, Scrum of Scrum meetings, system Demos demos, Increment Planning events, and other periodic synchronization meetings
  • Create and manage the overall Division vision, roadmap, and backlog
  • Summarize Team Increment objectives into high level Increment objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency
  • Assist tracking the execution of Epics, Features and capabilities
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System Architects/Engineering and Dependent Arts
  • Work with management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the DevOps and
  • Release on Demand competency
  • Plan Program Increment (PI) as part of the Agile Release
  • Train (ART) and execute ART based on PI objectives
  • Coach, mentor, and foster collaboration throughout ART
  • Act as execution lead, closely partnering with the Product Manager
  • Coach and instill Lean Agile Mindset at the Program and Portfolio Levels
  • Establish cadence and drive ceremonies such as PI Planning, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect and Adapt Workshop, IP Iteration
  • Work with PPM to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to Scrum teams and Scrum Masters in the ART
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Facilitate alignment between the program team, Scrum Teams and Dependent ARTS
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to scrum teams and Scrum Masters
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Track, Report, Remove and escalate impediments
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Work cross-functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Set and define Agile process, principles and value.
  • Improve team velocity by incorporating capacity planning into sprint planning sessions.
  • Oversight of groups of Scrum Masters and their agile teams, for continuous coaching to instill the Agile principles and SAFe values and to ensure that consistent practices are communicated across our teams and to our partners - Product Owners, Senior Management, etc
  • Collaborate with Product Owners and scrum masters to create an agile User story work flow for the organization.
  • Monitor and communicate the sprint progress to Leadership
  • Report and analyze enterprise metrics with Agile coaches and leadership
  • Organize and facilitate Scrum guild for Scrum masters and Product owners to address common issues faced amongst teams
  • Conducted User Story writing workshop and emphasized the importance of INVEST
  • Coordinated major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams, release trains
  • Coaching and mentoring highly collaborative project teams that are geographically distributed in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Release Train Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART Train using various tools, such as the Program Kanbans and other information radiators
  • Plan, and Facilitate PIP, System Demos, Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Plan and Execute Program Increment (PI) as part of the Agile Release
  • Assisted with program execution and PI feature completion tracking
  • Established proper metrics at team and program level
  • Accountable for Program Delivery and for the Agile pods meeting the release commitments
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings
  • Own and maintain the overall project and PI plan, including all internal and external dependencies
  • Constantly inspected the process, discovered and address the major concerns
  • Encouraged team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around Agile, Scrum, and Agile program management
  • Foster a continuous learning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt
  • Act as Change agent for the ART
  • Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment

Release Train Engineer

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Plan Program Increment (PI) as part of the Agile Release
  • Act as execution lead, closely partnering with the Product Manager and Program and Portfolio
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART and Solution Train using various tools, such as the Program Kanbans and other information radiators.
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings.
  • Facilitate the PI planning event Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency.
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program Level and Scrum of Scrums Meetings.
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities.
  • Establish and communicate the calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs).
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary.
  • Aggregate Team PI objectives into Program Objectives
  • Escalate and track impediments Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.
  • Improve the flow of value through value streams by improving and assessing the DevOps and Release on Demand competency.
  • Help manage risks and dependencies.
  • Understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to Guardrails
  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve
  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices.

Scrum Master/Release Train Engineer

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Release Train Engineer and Solution Leads in coordination and planning for the transitions and transformation solutions.
  • Support high-complexity Agile release train in the intake and prioritization process
  • Provide visibility into the status of work requests and capacity for the teams
  • Provide regular delivery performance metrics to leadership and supported Technology teams
  • Help teams and the train escalate/remove impediments
  • Collect feedback and work with the teams and train to review, analyze and improve delivery practices
  • Lead the preparation leading up to release planning, execute release planning and manage the release calendar of events
  • Facilitate a Scrum of Scrums and other key ceremonies
  • Work with Product Development team members to ensure a high quality of features and sound estimation
  • Provide Agile coaching on a train to help resolve process issues within teams or for the overall train
  • Lead cross-functional teams in defining scope boundaries, sizing work, identifying dependencies, engaging stakeholders, planning, and delivering.
  • Facilitates any necessary communication between delivery groups within a Value Stream.
  • Envision and build delivery management artifacts using various tools including, Confluence, JIRA, Rally, and PowerPoint to track, manage, and communicate.
  • Drive continuous improvement via Inspect and Adapt (I&A) at the Solution layer.
  • Optimize value flow through the ART using program tools and information radiators
  • Establish and communicate annual PI calendars for PIs
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness and support synthesis of Vision, Roadmap, Backlogs through Pre and Post PI Planning
  • Facilitate PI Planning Event
  • Summarize Team PI Objectives into program PI Objectives. Publish for visibility and transparency
  • Facilitate tracing execution of features and capabilities for the ART
  • Facilitate ART Sync

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