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Agile Coach / Scrum Master Resume

Nashville, TN

SUMMARY:

  • Experienced Agile Coach; SCRUM Master; Project Manager; Excellent user interfacing skills; Business Systems Analyst; experienced in requirements gathering both one on one and in JAD sessions; understanding of all phases of the development life - cycle (SDLC - Agile, SCRUM, RUP, Waterfall); and established technical abilities within the IT industry.
  • Client interfacing skills; interpreting the user and IT needs into vision, strategy, approach, implementation and release plans.
  • JIRA; Microsoft’s TFS (Team Foundation Server); SQL Server; Balsamiq; Confluence; ORACLE DBA; SQL; SQL*PLUS, PL/SQL; MS Office; MS Project; Dimensions; SharePoint; Rational Tool Suite; Mainframe including: TSO, COBOL, JCL
  • Agile Project Management; Project planning and tracking; maintains budget and resources
  • Facilitation of Client and Vendor meetings
  • Analyses internal information, technology capacity, vendor capabilities, and business processes to suggest improvements, propose automation, and streamline business intelligence and decision processes
  • Gathers, analyzes, and documents requirements, and manages changes to the project scope or deliverables
  • Develops and reviews User Stories, use cases, test plans, and testing methodology to mitigate risks and to ensure the systems meet functional and performance requirements
  • Facilitates requirements meetings
  • Familiar with HIPAA and Sarbanes/Oxley (SOX) compliance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Nashville, TN

Agile Coach / SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • Defined and built consensus on an Agile SDLC, working with the IT Department and the PMO to finalize the process
  • Formed; Coached, and Trained the SCRUM teams
  • Created a plan to iteratively and incrementally move the organization into the Agile SDLC, including Coaching, Training and Support
  • Implemented Agile and SCRUM; sized User Stories, creating Sprints, added User Stories to Sprints; SCRUM Master for multiple SCRUM Teams
  • Used JIRA for defining User Stories, creating Sprints, adding user stories to sprints, tracking Sprint progress; facilitated daily stand-ups; User Story Sizing sessions; Sprint Planning sessions; Sprint reviews; and Sprint retrospectives

Confidential, Nashville, TN

SCRUM Master / Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • SCRUM Master 8 - 12 person SCRUM Teams
  • Projects were on-line eMarket, Shopping
  • Conduct daily standup, sizing meeting, planning sessions, sprint reviews, and retrospective
  • Tracking, mitigating, and eliminating issues and impediments
  • Working with clients and end users gathering and documenting business requirements
  • Used TFS
  • Managing User expectations
  • Weekly reporting to Senior Management

Confidential, Nashville, TN

SCRUM Master / Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Working in an Agile / SCRUM team environment, SCRUM Master
  • Projects were for tablet based insurance
  • Tracking, mitigating, and eliminating issues and impediments
  • Facilitated daily stand-ups, sizing, planning, sprint review, retrospective
  • Used TFS
  • Working with clients and end users gathering and documenting business requirements
  • Facilitating JAD (Joint Application Design) sessions
  • For Mainframe applications: Worked with IT to develop and document Technical specifications from business requirements
  • Created and worked toward project plans and budgets
  • Managed User expectations
  • Adjusted project plan, budget, workload for changes in scope to project
  • Weekly reporting to Senior Management

Confidential, Nashville, TN and Portland, NH

SCRUM Master / SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • Project Manager / SCRUM Master on Development Projects
  • Facilitated Daily Standups, Sizing, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives
  • Used TFS
  • Worked with internal / external customers and vendors to define requirements for new and system modifications to Fuel Management, Financial and Credit Card Systems
  • Created the User Story Product backlog from requirements
  • Worked with QA team to define testing requirements and test plans
  • Created Project Plans to track progress and cost benefits working toward budget

Confidential, Nashville, TN

SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • SCRUM Master for two SCRUM Teams new development efforts
  • Gathered Business Requirements from stakeholders, create user stories
  • Used TFS
  • Ensured the User Stories had detailed requirements for sizing
  • Created Wireframes from the user requirements to further define requirements
  • Coordinated QA, UAT testing
  • ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion
  • Worked within the organization to generate processes and structure within the WEB Team / IT organization
  • Developed standardized templates for project documentation (BRD, FRD, Use Case, etc.)

Confidential, Leesburg/Arlington, VA

Agile Coach/Business Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Created and executed project plans, schedules and budgets; maintained staffing levels, using MS Project
  • Leaded SOA projects within the banking industry
  • Managed vendor projects plans and schedules
  • Facilitate JAD sessions (user requirements meetings) and document requirements from those sessions producing user stories and storyboards; made presentations at all levels and kept management advised of status; developed detailed specifications for the development teams and produced business and process flows diagrams in Visio for the entire design
  • Developed data models and database schema for the backend ORACLE databases. All requirements where added to ReqPro; connected to a CR and all code modules had to have a CR assigned for development
  • Created use cases from the user stories and assisted in user testing of developed applications
  • Agile: Defining sprint content, facilitating meeting sessions, and tracking progress with developers, users, testers and BAs
  • Wrote SQL queries to validate data while performing research and analysis
  • Wrote training materials and presented training

Confidential, Fort Valley, VA

Project Manager/ Program Manager/Director/VP Company Closed

Responsibilities:

  • Defined the Agile Process, trained Product Owners and Analysts to define and prioritize the Product Backlog
  • Worked with customers, clients and stakeholders to determine and document user requirements
  • Trained SCRUM Teams
  • Worked with analysts and Product Owners to ensure user stories were complete
  • Created detailed Use Cases to help valid user requirements
  • Removed roadblocks
  • Acted as SCRUM Master
  • Facilitated ceremonies; i.e. Daily Stand-up, Sizing meetings, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective
  • Recruited and managed staff including performance evaluation
  • Managing vendor project plans and schedules

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