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Project Manager/scrum Master Resume

Laurel, MarylanD

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Certified Scrum master (CSM) with experience in driving the adoption of Scrum principles and best practices.
  • Worked as Scrum master in teams responsible for the change of the waterfall system of Confidential and Confidential Software Companies into an agile system.
  • Acquired working knowledge of Agile and programming related best practices including Continuous Integration, Behavior Driven Development, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, and Agile Games.
  • Responsible for the identification and removal or escalation of impediments from development teams on time. To prevent impediment, coached the teams on the relevance of adhering to transparency, empathy, honesty, and being real in all scrum dialogues.
  • Effectively tracked and reported the velocities of scrum team using the sprint burn - down chart which was automatically updated by Jira tool whenever we completed work.
  • Trained two scrum masters who were facilitating two other teams. These were developers who played a double role of scrum masters and developers. We latter run found out that making developers play double roles was not helpful for self-organizing teams. As a result, I was then asked to become the scrum master coaching and mentoring the three teams concurrently.
  • Coached the organization on the benefits of agile methodology and Scrum framework. Kanban which was already practiced there was not the best for immature agile teams for they needed much communication and coaching to become self- organized and cross-functional. Educated the company for the need of a change into a scrum framework with daily stand-ups and sprints. In 2013 we realized that bugs were reduced by 25% when compared to the waterfall period. This was still not good enough because the duration of sprints by then was 1 month compared to Confidential with 2 weeks in 2017 hence more tracking of bugs.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Scrum master: Agile methodology and scrum framework, Test driven development (TDD), Behaviour driven development (BDD) Extreme programming (XP), KANBAN, DevOps, Lean, pairing, agile game, users experience (UX) and users interface (UI).

Programing Language: Java

Tools: MS Office, MS SharePoint 2013, Visio, Access, Microsoft Project, Excel, Jira, ASANA, Rally.

Soft skills: Coaching, Communication, mentoring, facilitation, Servant leadership,, writing, listening, planning, resilience enhancement, team building and motivation, time management, public speaking, problem solving, volunteer management, and social enterprise management

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Laurel, Maryland

Project Manager/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated Projects across Departments and Teams within the company.
  • Personnel data collection and personnel coordination and management.
  • Setting up project Management Processes and Methods within the institution.
  • Developed and implemented MS Access and Excel Databases for the institution.
  • Educating and coaching the staffs on the relevance of adhering to transparency, empathy, honesty, and being real in all scrum dialogues. Restructuring the administrative or governing structure to suit the agile process in preparation for a massive agile transformation. Preparing a plan of action for the agile transformation.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively facilitated sprint ceremonies, with the goal of delivering customer value and fostering sustainable improvement amongst the teams. To get the best of automated testing, presented the idea of reducing 1-month sprints into 2 weeks so that sprint reviews, demons, automated testing, and sprint retrospective became more frequent hence, better tracking of bugs. During a project in 2017, critical and major defects were reduced by 40%.
  • Supported development teams with making appropriate commitments through stories selection and task definition.
  • Inspired my development teams by assisting them to formulate the goal of each sprint.
  • Facilitated the building of a user story map, ensure that the acceptance criteria and definition of ready are well deliberated on and confirmed.
  • Furthermore, facilitated the breakdown of epics into sizeable user stories.
  • Ensures the team comes into a consensus on a definition of done.
  • Collaborated with my product owner to clarifying user stories and making sure that product backlog is ready for the next iteration.
  • Facilitated the estimation of user stories by means of poker games. Assist the product owner to prioritize users’ stories in terms of value to the users. By effectively grooming the product backlog by 2017, many wasteful functions with insignificant value were reduced from the minimum viable product with customers still 100% satisfied.
  • Responsible for the identification and removal or escalation of impediments from development teams on time. To prevent impediment, coached the teams on the relevance of adhering to transparency, empathy, honesty, and being real in all scrum dialogues.
  • Trained two scrum masters who were facilitating two other teams. These were developers who played a double role of scrum masters and developers. We latter run found out that making developers play double roles was not helpful for self-organizing teams. As a result, he was then asked to become the scrum master coaching and mentoring all the three teams.
  • Effectively tracked and reported the velocities of scrum team using the sprint burn-down chart which was automatically updated by Jira tool whenever we completed work.
  • Use Jira and surveys to report weekly on team scrum metrics.

Confidential

Junior Scrum master

Responsibilities:

  • Coached the organization on the benefits of agile methodology and Scrum framework.
  • We realized that Kanban which was already practiced there was not the best for immature agile teams for they needed much communication and coaching to become self- organized and cross-functional.
  • For this reason, educated the company for the need of a change into a scrum framework with daily stand-ups and sprints. In 2013 we realized that bugs were reduced by 25% when compared to the waterfall period. This was still not good enough because the duration of sprints by then was 1 month compared to Confidential with 2 weeks in 2017 hence more tracking of bugs.
  • Effectively facilitated sprint ceremonies and initiates the creation and implementation of artifact and daily management of Rally and its various workflows, together with the product owner and the development teams, we clarify user stories by conversing and confirming their definition of ready and acceptance criteria. Facilitated the estimation of user stories points by the team using poker games. Unanimously concluded on a definition of done.
  • Facilitates refinement of the product backlog by the product owner. Coached the product owner to prioritize in terms of value to the customers.
  • Facilitates the breaking down of epics from product backlog by the development team to create sizeable user stories for the sprint backlog.
  • Removed internal impediments and external interruptions which hinder sprints goals. There was inadequate communication amongst team members hence less share of knowledge and self-organizing. The reason was that the workers adhered to the respect of hierarchy by virtue of longevity. The newer recruits feared to share bright ideas with older recruits not to pose as a challenge. Coached them against that hence better self-organizing.

Confidential

Assistant Chief of Communication

Responsibilities:

  • Handled information from the public to the council and the council to the public with a great deal of precaution which helped maintained a cordial relationship.

Confidential

Program coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the implementation of the NGOs strategic plan for working with Confidential including the development and implementation of program initiatives in the areas of gender equality, culture, HIV/aids, environment and development.
  • Manages Youths micro-Finance institution.
  • Managing complex socio-economic development projects and data collection in Microsoft Project.

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