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Scrum Master/product Owner Resume

Thousand Oaks, CA

SUMMARY:

  • Eight plus years of extensive IT experience in Agile Project Management, Business Analysis, Software Testing and Development and have been practicing Scaled Agile for three years as Agile Evangelist
  • SAFe 4.5 certified practitioner, helping the whole team to be aligned to SAFe Agile principles
  • SAFe 4.5 Certified Advanced Scrum Master, a servant leader, facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework Implementation
  • SAFe 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager, working with customers and development organizations to identify and write business requirements, owning the product and deliver with desired quality on time
  • Information Technology professional with extensive hands - on experience in Scrum, Agile, Lean and Kanban
  • Executed and maintained scaled agile scrum project management processes and disciplines in the areas of:
  • PI & Sprint Plans and track all the activities including requirement consolidation, Story Grooming, Story Planning, Story Development, Story Testing, Story Review, Demo to all the Stake Holders, User Acceptance Testing, Production Deployment, Impediments Tracking and Quality Management
  • Experienced in the development of overall product strategy and roadmap (backlog). Collaborated with partners in creation of user insights, and business priorities as input to roadmap development
  • Ensured application enhancements are made with rich insights from usability, user research, product owner needs, and business priorities
  • Negotiated solutions that provide the highest business value within budget, timeline and compliance/regulatory constraints
  • Knowledge on new software releases and system upgrades/patches in both the Island Pacific
  • Testing background provides ability to own the products and deliver them with utmost quality and avoid more rework from production
  • Experience in both Agile & Traditional Methodologies
  • Expertise experience in Atlassian tools JIRA & Confluence
  • Experience in Web Services Testing using SOAP UI for testing SOAP and RESTFUL services
  • Knowledge in JENKINS, GIT & Apache Maven
  • Experienced in JAVA, JavaScript, HTML, SQL Server and ORACLE
  • Extensive hands-on experience in Web Services Testing, Web Application Testing, System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Experience in Banking & Financial Services, Retail, logistics (transportation), e-learning, content management system, Hospital Management & HR system domains
  • Exposure to Selenium & Protractor
  • Good interpersonal skills, committed, result oriented, hard working with a quest and zeal to learn new process

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Programming/Scripting Languages: JAVA, C, C++, .NET, Java Script, HTML, VBScript, Angular Js, React Js

Automation Tools/ CI (Devops) Tools: Selenium Web Driver, Junit, TestNG, ANT, Maven, Jenkins, Protractor, Bamboo

Performance Tools:: Jmeter, PITA

IDE s: Webstorm, Intellij, net beans, Eclipse

Atlassian Tools: JIRA, Rally, Confluence

Databases: Oracle, MS SQL Server, PL/SQL, Cassandra

Logging frameworks:: Splunk, Log4j

Version Controls: Git-hub, Git-lab, SVN, CVS

Methodologies: Agile (Scrum & Scaled Agile framework), V-Model, Waterfall, Kanban.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, Thousand Oaks,CA

Responsibilities:

  • Closely working with Sr. Directors to provide thought leadership to achieve their business goals and vision and working with Product Managers and Development team to ensure seamless end-to-end delivery is managed using agile methodologies through planned PIs and Sprints
  • Adopting the Overall PI plan & creating Sprint Plans and track all the activities including requirement consolidation, Story Grooming, Story Planning, Story Development, Story Testing, Story Review, Demo to all the Stake Holders, User Acceptance Testing & production deployment
  • Training the team on Scrum Practices & Work with multiple Scrum and Support teams to remove the roadblocks
  • Conducting the Scrum ceremonies such as Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retro and Sprint Demo
  • Reviewed workflow, determined that work should be processed under Kanban framework.
  • Setup and configured Kanban board to support workflow. Managed work under Kanban framework, aligned releases to existing Scrum schedule.
  • Work with multiple Scrum teams to identify the cross team dependencies and solve them with the help of Release Train Engineer
  • Participating in Scrum-O-Scrum meetings twice in a week to discuss the cross team dependencies and find solutions by interacting with peer Scrum Masters
  • Closely work with the QA team to align the team to the process expectation and make sure that the quality is maintained throughout Sprint delivery
  • Identify QA automation scope and closely working with QA team to meet the automation expectation
  • Maintain the JIRA dashboard and Confluence for the team
  • Translate marketing requirements and product features into software product features and more detailed requirements
  • Collaborate with Business users to document the as-is business process flows and define the to-be business process flows and identify gaps between existing and desired system
  • Maintain the long-term roadmap and set strategic direction for the product line
  • Create, maintain and prioritize the product backlog based on the inputs from Feature/Epic Owners
  • Define user stories and acceptance criteria to clearly communicate the business needs to the team through grooming sessions
  • Clearly articulate the product vision across the board and provide prioritized sprint goals for the team for each sprint
  • Ensure clarity/understanding by entire team of requested work in support of sprint planning and story grooming sessions
  • Support testing team with QA verification and dev team in case of clarifications needed through uncovered defects
  • Drive the Sprint Demos to the stake holders and mark the potential feedback and inputs for backlog grooming

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, San Jose,CA

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting the Scrum ceremonies such as Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retro and Sprint Demo
  • Work with multiple Scrum teams to identify the cross team dependencies and solve them with the help of Release Train Engineer
  • Participating in Scrum-O-Scrum meetings twice in a week to discuss the cross team dependencies and find solutions by interacting with peer Scrum Masters
  • Closely work with the QA team to align the team to the process expectation and make sure that the quality is maintained throughout Sprint delivery
  • Identify QA automation scope and closely working with QA team to meet the automation expectation
  • Maintain the JIRA dashboard and Confluence for the team
  • Expertised in working on deploying applications inside containers using Dockers
  • Translate marketing requirements and product features into software product features and more detailed requirements
  • Collaborate with Business users to document the as-is business process flows and define the to-be business process flows and identify gaps between existing and desired system
  • Maintain the long-term roadmap and set strategic direction for the product line
  • Create, maintain and prioritize the product backlog based on business value and ROI
  • Define Epics, user stories and acceptance criteria to clearly communicate the business needs to the team through grooming sessions
  • Clearly articulate the product vision across the board and provide prioritized sprint goals for the team for each sprint
  • Define the UI requirements and work with UX team to create UI mock-ups
  • Create, prioritize and maintain Product Backlog and coordinates with Program Management to create Product Roadmap/Calendars
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirement workshops, surveys
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Understand GDSN publication XML and help team build the right solutions with industry business knowledge
  • Ensure clarity/understanding by entire team of requested work in support of sprint planning and story grooming sessions
  • Support testing team with QA verification and SIT testing and Defect Triage
  • Support end users in UAT and validate defects raised during UAT and help manage priority of bugs
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
  • Highlight risks and dependencies and support Scrum master in tracking them to closure
  • Regularly update the status reports and communicate health and quality of product delivery throughout development life-cycle to Feature Team Lead, Product Lead, Product Strategy Manager and other relevant stake holders
  • Start/Close the Sprint, Conduct Inspect and Adapt sessions, drive the PI & Sprint demos to all business users and other stakeholders
  • Guide and motivate the team for relentless improvement and continuously deliver value to the customer/enterprise

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting the Scrum ceremonies such as Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retro and Sprint Demo
  • Work with multiple Scrum teams to identify the cross team dependencies and solve them with the help of Release Train Engineer
  • Participating in Scrum-O-Scrum meetings twice in a week to discuss the cross team dependencies and find solutions by interacting with peer Scrum Masters
  • Closely work with the QA team to align the team to the process expectation and make sure that the quality is maintained throughout Sprint delivery
  • Identify QA automation scope and closely working with QA team to meet the automation expectation
  • Maintain the JIRA dashboard and Confluence for the team
  • Translate marketing requirements and product features into software product features and more detailed requirements
  • Collaborate with Business users to document the as-is business process flows and define the to-be business process flows and identify gaps between existing and desired system
  • Maintain the long-term roadmap and set strategic direction for the product line
  • Create, maintain and prioritize the product backlog based on business value and ROI
  • Define Epics, user stories and acceptance criteria to clearly communicate the business needs to the team through grooming sessions
  • Clearly articulate the product vision across the board and provide prioritized sprint goals for the team for each sprint
  • Define the UI requirements and work with UX team to create UI mock-ups
  • Create, prioritize and maintain Product Backlog and coordinates with Program Management to create Product Roadmap/Calendars
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirement workshops, surveys
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Ensure clarity/understanding by entire team of requested work in support of sprint planning and story grooming sessions
  • Support testing team with QA verification and SIT testing and Defect Triage
  • Support end users in UAT and validate defects raised during UAT and help manage priority of bugs
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
  • Highlight risks and dependencies and support Scrum master in tracking them to closure
  • Start/Close the Sprint, Conduct Inspect and Adapt sessions, drive the PI & Sprint demos to all business users and other stakeholders
  • Guide and motivate the team for relentless improvement and continuously deliver value to the customer/enterprise

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, St.Louis, MO

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Agile transformation to Healthcare/Sales force Scrum team;Helping team to understand the need for clear and concise Product/Sprint Backlog items; problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner.
  • Work closely with product owners and development teams to ensure quality, business value is achieved; Enable product owners to accurately define the backlog and finding techniques for effective PBI
  • Facilitating team with scrum events, artifacts and continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Facilitate ad hoc meetings with Business owners and Product managers;
  • PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre PI Planning meeting
  • Attend PI Planning and work on Team Risk impediments and dependency for current PI
  • Working with DevOps team, deployment activities and production environment challenges; Metrics - health check on team performance
  • Facilitate interaction and appropriate communication between Scrum teams, architecture, and UI/UX
  • Collaborate with other contractor teammates and customers on a daily basis
  • Ensure project objectives/requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders
  • Develops project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Track the status of deliverables and any decisions made regarding Project Change Requests and outstanding issues

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, Sacramento, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Agile transformation to Healthcare/Sales force Scrum team;Helping team to understand the need for clear and concise Product/Sprint Backlog items; problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner.
  • Work closely with product owners and development teams to ensure quality, business value is achieved; Enable product owners to accurately define the backlog and finding techniques for effective PBI
  • Facilitating team with scrum events, artifacts and continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Facilitate ad hoc meetings with Business owners and Product managers;
  • PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre PI Planning meeting
  • Attend PI Planning and work on Team Risk impediments and dependency for current PI
  • Working with DevOps team, deployment activities and production environment challenges; Metrics - health check on team performance
  • Facilitate interaction and appropriate communication between Scrum teams, architecture, and UI/UX
  • Collaborate with other contractor teammates and customers on a daily basis
  • Ensure project objectives/requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders
  • Develops project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Track the status of deliverables and any decisions made regarding Project Change Requests and outstanding issues

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating team with scrum events, artifacts and continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Facilitate System Demos and solution Demos; Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering the preparation of Goals and Backlogs, by conducting pre and post PI Planning meetings
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program level and solution train
  • Worked with Product and solution management, PO along with respective stakeholders for execution alignment
  • Escalate and track impediments; Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks; Encourage collaboration between teams( System and Solution Architects)
  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;
  • Helping team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items; problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves
  • Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management
  • Administer Agile team maturity assessments and develops coaching plans accordingly
  • Ensure SoS meeting is conducted; Communicates with management and outside stakeholders
  • Eliminate impediments that obstruct a team’s pursuit of its sprint goal, cross-team dependencies or cross-team impacts
  • Support Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog to maximize the value and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope ;
  • Assist Agile Program Manager and other Agile Practice team members in development of the Agile consulting / coaching aids and use that aids to assist teams with Agile on-boarding process
  • Provide performance feedback to agile team member. Assists with the identification, collection and reporting on Agile Practice metrics and measurements
  • Made sure on the Velocity of team improvised by guiding team with right direction
  • Streamlined several of the Scrum processes; Wall of Reference revisited accordingly for new features and user stories and update impediment tracker
  • Requirement are freeze on time by taking regular calls with Product owner and Proxy Product owner
  • Ensure no impact for next deliverables, each sprint carried on Agile process and set up add on meetings to solve impediments raised by the team
  • Backlog user stories where discussed on previous sprint and necessary meeting are conducted to make sure all user stories understood well in advance, maintained daily dashboard and project daily activities and involvements are record
  • All implementations, design and web service, auto scripts taken according to the Philips standard. Defect leakage was 1 % since Product Owner conducted internal demos
  • Test Design
  • Test Case Review & Peer Review
  • Test Execution
  • Preparing Test Reports
  • Defect Logging & Reporting
  • Retesting on Fixed Defects & Regression Testing
  • Providing necessary Metrics to the test lead
  • Daily Status Reporting to the test lead

Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, Naperville, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Working with specific teams to assist them to implement and improve team Agile Practices; 100% compliance to defined Agile
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, working on backlog lists with product owners, validating requirements/use cases and scheduling work into specific releases
  • Worked closely with the Product owners to prepare presentations for upper management relating to the health of the team and worked with the technical leads to prepare demos
  • Maintain impediment tracker .Acceptance criteria for all user stories signed off with POI individual teams attain desired state of Agile Maturity within 6 months (Measurement by Wipro Agile Next Agile Maturity tool / Client specific too
  • Making availability of Wall of Reference, DoD & DoR for all team
  • Production Defects & Post Sprint Defects- Defect Slippage; Defects from accepted stories. Closer meetings are conducted
  • During our retrospectives, worked with the Product Owner to also have regularly scheduled recognition to promote an increase in team morale

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