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Scrum Master Resume

San Ramon, CA

SUMMARY:

  • Expertise in Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban
  • Experienced in five levels of Agile planning including Product Vision, Product Roadmap, Release Plan, Sprint Plan and Daily commitments
  • Agile management expert responsible for implementing and monitoring software development processes on teams to ensure organizational goals are attained
  • Working on process improvements and implementation of Agile frameworks for software development and project management.
  • Experienced in transforming the healthcare, banking and insurance industry for over six years.
  • Proven record of transforming non - Agile teams to Agile teams using different approaches that complimented the culture and management of the organization
  • Enabled improvement in team delivery commitments and capacity planning for sprints by identifying & tracking hidden tasks that increased customer satisfaction
  • Experienced in generating the most value from the Scrum ceremonies like Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review/Demo and Sprint Retrospective
  • Facilitated Product Backlog refinement, Agile estimation, Agile games, mid-sprint reviews and Sprint workshops
  • Experienced in Agile coaching/mentoring, improving development team motivation, process innovation, removal of project impediments, working with business/product owner to maximize business value and ROI in shorter period
  • Developed and conducted Agile courses on various Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban
  • Experienced in Scrum based iterative and incremental development showing increasing and sustainable business value every Sprint
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous testing
  • Ensured proper transparency and visibility of the Agile metrics such as Burn-down chart, Sprint velocity charts, Impediment charts and Dependency charts. Visibility and acceptance of Definition of Done (DOD) and Definition of Ready (DOR) throughout the Agile team
  • Well versed in using project management tools for managing and facilitating the development process using Jira, Rally, Version One and MS Project
  • Project management experience includes client management, customer interaction, scope definition, project planning, and change control, integration and release management
  • Created and maintained Responsibility Assignment Matrix and Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
  • Functioned as the primary liaison between the business line, operations, and the technical teams throughout the project cycle
  • Seasoned professional, with outstanding client interaction, project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous application development projects in a matrix organizational structure
  • Well versed in using project management tools for managing and facilitating the development process using Jira, Rally, VersionOne and MS Project
  • Experienced in using Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence & Hipchat) and CA technology suite (Rally & Flowdock)
  • Proficient with facilitating meetings on WebEx, Skype for Business and gotomeeting
  • Mentored teams, leading them to be self - directed with strong accountability, decision making, conflict resolution and transparency.
  • Coached teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Managers and Executives on Agile values and principles to promote continuous improvement in practices and artifacts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, San Ramon, CA

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Organized and facilitated Release planning, Sprint planning, Daily stand - up, Sprint Reviews/Demos, Sprint Retrospectives & and other Scrum-related meeting
  • Worked with Product owner on artifacts such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burndown, and Release Burndown
  • Responsible for helping product owners maximize productivity by maintaining the backlog, release plans and radiate Scrum artifacts as required
  • Created metrics such as Burndown and Velocity charts for each Sprint and tuning the subsequent Product Backlog/development/Release Plan to meet feature delivery deadlines
  • Ensured the development scrum teams practice the core Agile principles so the team moves toward becoming a self-organized and self-managed
  • Educated management and development team on significance of automation and continuous Integration in delivery of quality software
  • Made sure the Agile/Scrum process is implemented effectively and provide coaching and at the team, department, and company levels to maximize its benefits
  • Facilitated Scrum of Scrum for offsite Scrum teams in US states
  • Responsible for writing user stories and ensure that all prioritized user stories have acceptance criteria
  • Involved in facilitating estimation sessions for epic and theme level user stories for planning releases and mapping the releases to roadmap
  • Supported, educated and mentored Product Owners, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Tracked and reported Agile Scrum project metrics through daily burn downs and release plans through release burn downs
  • Publicized the team's progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to product owners and stakeholders
  • Worked with the PMO team and senior leaders to help practice and spread waterfall project management standards, disciplines in conjunction with Agile framework

Confidential, Portland, Oregon

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Brought management's attention to help remove shortcomings exposed by the adoption of Agile Scrum
  • Motivated business/IT teams to switch from traditional waterfall model to more value generating and business focused Agile Scrum development
  • Formed cross functional development teams, empowering them and ensuring that they are self - organized to resolve minor issues. Implementing XP practices such as test driven development and refactoring
  • Coordinated with Product Owner to prioritize requirements/Product Backlog based on Delivery schedule, Business Value based on ROI calculation
  • Coached and mentored the agile team members while providing constructive feedback and action items that generated through Retrospective meeting using sail boat and timeline retrospective
  • Worked with Product Owner on artifacts such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burndown, and Release Burndown
  • Facilitated Scrum of Scrum for Scrum teams that were not co-located
  • Developed and conducted Agile courses on various Agile frameworks as needed such as Scrum, XP, Kanban and Scrumban
  • Managed the overall performance and modeled best practices and encouraged cross-functional collaboration, communication, feedback, and learning among the various team
  • Publicized the team's progress and successes to make sure they are highly visible to product owner /stakeholders
  • Facilitated migration of the projects from Waterfall to Scrum in a smooth transition

Confidential, Franklin, New Jersey

Scrum Master/Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Performed gap analysis, identifying opportunities for enhancements, and making recommendations based on key findings during requirement gathering
  • Functioned as the primary liaison between the business line, operations, and the technical teams throughout the project cycle. Managed Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Risk Log and Issue tracking
  • Provided Agile project management controls, project plans, timeline schedules, facilitate RAD sessions, and review software defects
  • Worked in an Agile environment and facilitated daily stand up meetings, developed burn down chart, project backlog and release backlog
  • Responsible for collecting status from offshore QA and DEV teams, monitoring performance of the team for the Sprint and create task sheet and timelines for the team to accomplish
  • Supported cross functional teams to address business requirements by converting use cases to user stories
  • Worked on creating the product backlog and the Sprint backlog
  • Worked closely with teams extensively on Estimating the User Story effort and priority
  • Coordinated the process for users which analyzed their current business practices, user needs, and then used that information to define functional requirements and a RFI's and Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new system
  • Supported cross - functional teams to address business requirements
  • Worked closely with business users for to define UAT strategies and d Confidential validation for the web application development
  • Conducted functional walkthroughs, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions, JAD sessions and assisted the development of User Manuals for customers

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