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Agile Coach/ Scrum Master Resume

Harrisburg, PennsylvaniA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Highly accomplished PMP Certified Project Manager and Certified SCRUM Master with a verifiable track record of managing complex IT projects and exceeding expectations.
  • Experienced in clarifying business requirements and designing process improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, highly adept at diplomatically facilitating discussions and negotiations with stakeholders.
  • Recognized project management skills, consistently delivered complex, large - scale projects on time and within budget. PMP certified.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Bloomberg, SAS, MS Outlook, Hyperion, Lotus, QuickBooks, SharePoint, Visio, PDWare, Primavera, iTeam, MS Project, Confidential Rational, Clarity, TFS, Jama, Confluence, JIRA, WebEx, e-mail and Internet
  • Project Methodologies: SCRUM, Agile, PMI, Waterfall, WBS, Strategic Planning, SOW, RFP, RFQ, Forecasting, Recruiting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

AGILE COACH/ SCRUM MASTER

Responsibilities:

  • As Agile Coach for this Information Services Provider, worked closely with various clients to facilitate Agile transformation and transition from Waterfall to Agile
  • Coached and mentored Product Owners, Development Team Members, and SCRUM Masters
  • Ensured Agile/SCRUM process was implemented effectively and provided coaching and training to maximize overall benefits
  • Trained Team Members for how to write User Stories
  • Educated team on Agile best practices: time-boxing, continuous integration, pair programming, code/design reviews, architectural spiking, nightly builds, technical debt reduction, and Agile metrics
  • Built and maintained a growing relationship with stakeholders by providing high-level project updates and strategically negotiating changes within project scope

Confidential, Peoria, Illinois

AGILE COACH/ SCRUM MASTER

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw IT Projects for this Fortune 500 Company whose sole focus is construction and mining
  • Fulfilled the role of Agile Coach/ Scrum Master by leading multiple teams through the Agile/SCRUM process in the delivery of mission critical, customer facing, enterprise software development projects
  • Wrote, presented, and implemented policies for project initiation, requirements gathering, risk management, scope definition, schedule management, cost management, and project life cycle for IT software development projects
  • Planned IT infrastructure application implementation and product enhancement activities in collaboration with the business. Leveraged business and technology understanding to effectively deliver infrastructure projects
  • Conducted project kickoff meeting; provided a detail implementation plan and defined the detailed project management activities including procedures and guidelines
  • Proactively led a 10-person team charged with completing the business critical and complex project initiatives that were completed on-time and in budget
  • Measured and evaluated progress against project plan; conducted regular scheduled project status meetings; prepared and presented weekly status reports to project team and monthly progress reports to Management
  • Lead team across broad technical, financial, and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, and with the desired result
  • Facilitated daily standup. Helped Product Development Team maintain burndown chart and scheduled Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Shielded team from interruptions while Sprint was in progress

Confidential, Dubuque, Iowa

AGILE PROJECT MANAGER

Responsibilities:

  • Directed team of 12 developers, measured team velocity, facilitated daily standup meetings and global workshops.
  • Coached and mentored team in Agile SCRUM framework as well as provided knowledge transfer to business teams across disciplines in SCRUM development processes
  • Supported Global IT PMO Office by writing and managing distribution of project schedules, documentation, staffing levels, budget worksheets and issue tracking / resolution.
  • Worked with Product owner to ensure creation of Agile artifacts such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, and Release Burndown
  • Created information radiators (e.g. Story Maps, Task Boards & Product Road Maps) to illustrate team’s progress
  • Supported Product Owners sitting offshore by assisting them with backlog grooming and communicated information to the distributed Project Team
  • Facilitated creativity and empowerment sessions for the Development team by improving the team’s engineering practices and tools
  • Maintained a high-collective code standard for the Development Team by scheduling training workshops and ensuring that the Development Team had the tools and know-how to succeed.
  • Managed 7 people, $1.5M budget, with full P&L responsibility; Assisted in writing project documentation including Project Charter and specifications, project planning, budget and risk mitigation strategy
  • Developed project plans while specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources
  • Acted as the conduit, maintaining open dialogue between Management, Staff, and other stakeholders to keep them abreast of project status
  • Facilitated meetings to ensure that project activities were performed.

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