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Safe Leader And Scrum Of Scrums Lead, Pmo Head Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Successful Agile Coach and Scrum Master with hands - on leadership and delivery of strategic technology-enabled initiatives. Balance agile leadership and program management to help software development teams build and deliver solutions more efficiently. Experience in managing distributed agile environment such as on-site / off-shore mode.
  • Certified Scrum Master, certified PMP, certified Product Owner, certified SPC 4.0 and 4.5 SAFe Consultant delivering large SDLC projects on time and on budget by collaborating, facilitating, leading multiple scrum teams. Scrum evangelist, expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum, removing impediments, fostering self-management.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in relevant agile tools such as Rally, Version One, AgileCraft, LeanKit, JIRA-Agile.
  • Knowledge of TDD, ATDD and BDD practices with relevant tools/frameworks such as JUnit, Selenium, Appium, RSpec,
  • Knowledge of DevOps capabilities such as Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), Automated Testing etc
  • Led teams and worked across continents as agile coach-US, Europe, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, UK, India.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Project management, planning and execution, SDLC, Scrum, Agile and waterfall, ITIL framework, PMO and governance standards, Budgeting and resource planning.Strong background in definition, execution and management of all aspects of software development(SDLC).

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Business Modeling: Provision, ARIS, Bwise, Fuego, Rational, RUP, RSA, UML, TogetherSoft, Requisite Pro

Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, Extreme Programming, RUP, CMMi, Waterfall, OOM, SOA, SDLC

Team collaboration: Jira, confluence, bitbucket, bamboo, rally, Jenkins, github, CI/CD, TFS

Others: TDD, Scrum with Kanban, continuous integration, continuous testing, ATDD, BDD

Process modeling: UML, BPM, Rational Rose, Rational Suite, Visio, TogetherJ, RSA, RSM

Scrum technologies: Rally, Version One, AgileCraft, LeanKit, Agile Express, Jira, Scrum Do

Messaging: Tibco, MQ Series, Webmethods, SeeBeyond, JMS, Kafka, Kinesis

Java methodologies: Core Java, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Maven, LDAP, SOA, SOAP, Jenkins, Nginx

Market Data: Reuters, Bloomberg, Telekurs, Markit etc.

Javascript Framework: Angularjs, Reactjs, Bootstrap

Architecture /services: TOGAF, Zachman, EA, SOA, CostXpert, SCA, grid computing, SaaS, Cloud computing

Application servers: Websphere, Weblogic, Jetty, Apache, Eclipse, JWS, iPlanet, JBoss, NetBeans

Business Modeling: Provision, ARIS, Bwise, Fuego, Rational, RUP, RSA, UML, TogetherSoft, Requisite Pro

Languages: K, R, Java, C++, VB, XML, C#, UML, C, SQL, WML, MatLab

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

SAFe leader and Scrum of Scrums Lead, PMO head

Responsibilities:

  • Created clear and concise epics/stories. Working with product owner on artifacts as product backlog, sprint backlog, sprint burndown, release burndown alongwith creation of user stories and subtasks with vendors.
  • In addition to typical scrum ceremonies, responsible for: release planning, product backlog grooming, team building, prepare sprint metrics, resource planning, removing impediments towards the delivery of work, execute and monitor the planned work, keep product owner and stakeholders updated on status, improvement opportunities to increase team velocity, quality control, deliver new features as agreed upon during sprint planning.
  • Coach the team, facilitate sprint ceremonies, work with product managers for refinement of the program backlog. Increase team transparency and effectively track progress by leveraging burn downs/burn ups charts & metrics.
  • Build CoPs for impediments tracking and brainstorming. This team also helped with feature estimation, PI planning, iteration tracking, pre-PI planning session. Perform backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.
  • Coordinate with multiple teams for delivering affluence and affinity models using predictive algorithms and decide PZN special offers.
  • Implement agile project management principles and methodologies by leading requirements gathering sessions, sprint planning, product backlog grooming, level of effort and estimation sessions, and lessons learned / sprint reviews.
  • Developed weekly reports and summaries for the executive leadership team, and interfaced with all levels of senior leadership within the organization.
  • Lead and enrich the digital customer experience -customer personalization and generating digital demand, shorten and customize the card acquisition and approval process.
  • Coordinate the integrations, dependencies and deliverables, SoS plus communications identifying and helping resolve impediments, leading sprint retros and demos for 30+ teams from Loyalty, Servicing, Communication, reporting, MR, benefits, card art etc.
  • Maintained task board and produced daily burndown charts. Initialize the scrum with Kanban charts framework.
  • Enhance the PD&I operating model based on my SAFe experience. Contributed to Enterprise-wide improvements to SAFe and spread Agile maturity brining synergy to the distributed teams.
  • Improve the NPL valuestream approach and develop it further. Help socialize the valuestream concept.

Confidential

Scrum and Enterprise PMO Leader, Agile coach

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the strategic business and technology enterprise data management initiatives for life, group and individual insurance programs. Lead the EDO PMO working with business, IT stake holders.
  • Work with executive leaders across the firm at the portfolio level providing guidance around facilitating and leading a lean agile transformation specific to scrum, SAFe, Kanban.
  • Coach leadership and managers on strategy development, portfolio management, product development, business case development, user experience. Act as an agile coach, concentrating on developing execution leaders (RTE and Scrum Masters) and closely partnering with the product manager & IT delivery owner to guide one agile release train.
  • Build a LACE(Lean Agile Center of Excellence) and establish community of practices. Helping the teams embrace an agile mindset, leverage Agile and its ceremonies, roles, and artifacts to reach greater success.
  • Maintain excellent communication with all levels of management both within and across organizations to ensure smooth running of all projects. Plan the plan-manage budget, time and resource constraints, work with vendors for delivery.
  • Led SAFe, large scale scrum (LeSS), disciplined agile delivery (DAD) to guide the different groups for scaled agile adoption and maturity. Guide the teams on feature estimation, release planning, iteration tracking, unified agile and devops platform. Perform backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.
  • As scrum master, arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, demo and decision-making processes.
  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (eg. PI planning, product management council, scrum of scrums, release train retrospectives). Ambassador for Agile and sprint team/scrum digital delivery
  • Developed project plans, communication plans, risk management analysis, budget forecasting spreadsheets and custom reports. Responsible for maintenance of project plans, project deliverables, issue/risk/dependency management, supporting decision making around scope changes, and internal and external communication.
  • Drive continuous improvement by Inspect and Adapt workshops, continuous integration and continuous delivery(CI/CD), in devops by deploying code changes from dev to UAT to production.
  • Conducted scrum daily standup, product backlog, sprint planning, sprint review & sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Determined the team capacity (velocity) from historical data. Created work break down structure (user stories) and corresponding activities (tasks). Help product owner with product backlog and release planning.
  • Monitored the project progress and status reporting to stake holders. Identified and mitigated team risks and impediments (blocking issues, critical defects) on daily basis.
  • Worked with senior management, business & release management to understand the vision of the product, prioritize and develop software release planning.

Confidential

Executive Leader, Enterprise PMO, Agile Coach /Scrum of Scrums

Responsibilities:

  • Servant leader and scrum master facilitating the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Agile Release Train (ART) processes and program execution, escalate impediments, manage risk, and drive program-level continuous improvement. Mentor teams on product backlog grooming, feature & epic elaboration, story mapping, story writing, release planning, and sprint planning.
  • Collaborate daily and work with senior business stakeholders and product managers/owners to introduce and institutionalize business agility and lean values and practices across the program.
  • Facilitated release planning, sprint planning, sprint ceremonies, PI planning. pre and post PI planning at VSE level, I&A.
  • Help define PI objectives, ART framework for Big data implementation. Work closely for business value stream mapping, investment theme prioritization and governance as well as insight into Continuous Integration/Continuous Development.
  • Facilitated team and cross-team retrospectives to build good working relationships among 7 agile teams across 3 states.
  • Successfully guided three development teams through transition from waterfall to Agile development. Led the change to enterprise strategy and established enterprise value flow using SAFe.
  • As scrum master, coach the team, facilitate sprint ceremonies, work with other product owners to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog.
  • Lead the cloud go-live initiative with methodology, requirements, risk register, project activities, performance, risks and issues, perform analysis of variances against plan and take appropriate corrective actions as needed.
  • Coached team members on agile processes and facilitated planning meetings and retrospectives. Maintained task board and produced daily burndown charts. Initialize the scrum with Kanban charts framework.
  • Leveraged the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to drive agile delivery within the release train.
  • Worked closely with product owners, coordinating product backlog grooming and story estimation.

Confidential

Scrum Master/RTE and Project manager

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate SAFe, Agile Release Train (ART) processes and program execution, escalate impediments, manage risk, and help drive program-level continuous improvement. Responsible for facilitating program level work within the SAFe framework. Collaborate, facilitate, lead scrum teams responsible for developing products. Build requirements and stories for the development team. Facilitate scrum ceremonies (grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.)
  • Responsible for program assessment, recommendations, suggestions, areas of improvement, audit and assurance. Define IT financial metrics, budget analysis and service delivery functions. Lead business processes and technology transformation. Define GODEM, maturity road map and risk mitigation strategy and change management processes.
  • Deliver strategies for operations, project deliverables, milestones, recruitment, scope, best practices, maturity roadmap managing business expectations and responsibilities.
  • As agile coach, facilitate PI planning, PI objectives and program objectives. Provide subject matter expertise to implement the program’s portfolio strategy that includes vision, strategy development, product development/management decision points and the related resource allocation and collaboration with other teams
  • Aggregate team PI and program PI objectives into value stream PI objectives.
  • Help RTE's, scrum masters and PM on highly distributed teams leading Agile/Scrum adoption for software delivery.
  • Enact change and continuous improvement increasing the productivity of scrum teams by 16% and the quality of deliverables by 22%.
  • Cross-functional project execution leadership including (but not limited to) concept discussion, program execution, pilot trials and product delivery.
  • Lead the SDLC and PLC implementation initiatives for ISGT and CTS programs-a global rollout.
  • Responsibilities encompassed leading the capital market team, risk solutions, trading technology, middle office routing and integration. Build the bridge between business and technology managing client expectations. Responsible for guiding the planning, tracking and day-to-day activities of project teams for these $30 mm integration projects.

Confidential

Sr. Project Manager /Scrum Master /Agile coach

Responsibilities:

  • Managed team relationships, coached and supported the program manager to be the product owner. Identified and resolved impediments, tracked progress, worked with product owner to groom the product backlog, facilitated release planning, coached team on agile practices.
  • Developed and followed agile project management plan (agile ceremonies). Facilitated build requirements log (product backlog) with cost estimates and priority.
  • Drive program-level continuous improvement via retrospectives, workshops and constant maturity of Kaizen.
  • Drove adoption of agile and lean software development methodologies (scrum and Kanban practices) across teams.
  • Coach and counseled teams to translate customer and organizational objectives and critical success factors into actionable business, organization and technology strategies.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully help migrate more than 6 projects from Waterfall to Scrum within 1 year.
  • Authored and persuasively presented proposal to executive team, and directed initiative for a major e-commerce program projected to save $20M per year.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, demos and other scrum-related meetings. Work closely with the Agile Center of Excellence on processes, policies, procedures, training, and tooling.
  • Created clear and concise epics/stories working with product owner/PM on artifacts as product backlog, sprint backlog, sprint burndown, release burndown alongwith vendor management.
  • In addition to typical scrum ceremonies, responsible for: product backlog grooming, prepare sprint metrics, resource planning, removing impediments, status reporting, identify opportunities to increase team velocity.
  • Coached multiple delivery teams that achieved 25-40% increases in velocity and productivity.
  • Assisted team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and task definition and participated proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools and best practices reducing development time by 35%.

Confidential

Project Manager and Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed current business processes for trade capture and risk management. Led the FO team working with traders for detailed as-is and to-be analysis. Evaluate functional architecture, pricing models and risk, cashflow analysis.
  • Coordinated the work efforts of 8 person team for various projects. Helped team complete tasks successfully and on-time and resolved obstacles encountered by team members.
  • Coordinated and participated in weekly estimation meetings to provide estimates (story points) for backlog items.
  • Led team designing and re-engineering business processes for derivatives to ensure optimal process between US, UK, Singapore, Swiss, Pune systems and their cross-dependent streams. Expected to result in savings of $20 mm.
  • Create product backlog and burndown charts to monitor and measure project success metrics and identify/mitigate risks.
  • Implement agile project management principles and methodologies by leading requirements gathering sessions, sprint planning, product backlog grooming, level of effort and estimation sessions, and lessons learned / sprint reviews.
  • Developed weekly reports and summaries for the executive leadership team and interfaced with all levels of senior leadership within the organization.

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