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Sr. Scrum Master Resume

Peoria, IL

SUMMARY:

  • Responsible, Collaborative, Committed and knowledgeable Certified Scrum Master professional with 5 years of experience in coaching and facilitating Scrum/Kanabn teams and above 9 years of experience in Information Technology analysis
  • Always on schedule and under budget, able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while effectively achieving and exceeding both corporate and project goals. A builder of high performance teams who thrives in environments requiring a high - level strategist and a big-picture thinker.
  • Created program level dashboards and reports from VSTS/TFS/JIRA/Confluence for presentation to Senior and Executive Management
  • Successfully Transitioning teams from waterfall to agile
  • Motivating the team to adapt Agile Values
  • Evaluating the importance of various scrum ceremonies to the scrum team
  • Imbibing the Scrum principles like Transparency, Inspection and Adaption
  • Successfully transitioning the team to self-sufficient scrum team from totally waterfall background
  • Practicing Scrum as an Empirical process:
  • Successfully increased the efficiency of testers by slicing the stories into smaller ones
  • Reduced the number of defects per sprint by adapting customized Test-Driven Development
  • Increased the team’s productivity by facilitating Three amigos meetings
  • Practiced several Inspect and Adapt techniques to improve the sprint velocity
  • Creating core teams (Scrum team) and peripheral layer (SMEs and architects) teams for effective communication
  • Expert in motivating agile transitioning teams to adapt agile methodologies and self-organizational traits.
  • Implemented Extreme Programming practices to ensure quality
  • Proficient in coaching, mentoring and onshore and offshore teams on Agile scrum , Kanban and SAFe best practices.
  • Expert in doing Root Cause Analysis for identifying and resolving team’s performance hurdles and suggested fool-proof techniques for successful completion of agile sprints; effective utilization of the sprint retrospective meetings
  • Expertise in conducting Story mapping & Sprint planning practices and illustration of the vision of the project
  • Involved in Test Driven Development, Automated testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous delivery for over 6 years.
  • Empowering the team to knock blockers out themselves and build trust to communicate clearly and objectively
  • Proactively managed sprint-level risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies , ensuring that they are identified, coordinated, mitigated or escalated as necessary.
  • Highly experienced in tracking and communicating sprint release progress through burn-down charts
  • Effectively handling sign off process with stake holders at different levels and executing good conflict resolution approaches.
  • Dedicated & Self-motivated individual with proven leadership capabilities and time management skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

MS word, PowerPoint, excel, Visio, Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean-Agile ATDD, TDD, SAFe, SDLC, Waterfall, Continuous Integration/Continues Delivery, Automatic Testing, Extreme Programming, Pair programing, DevOps, Project Planning, Project Scheduling, and Project Budgeting, VSTS, TFS, GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, Version One, Kanban board, Splunk, Sonar, Jenkins, .Net, C#, ASP. Net, Web Service, Java/J2EE, JavaScript, Angular JS 1.8/2.0, Node JS, HTML, CSS, XML, SAP SD Pricing, SAP OTC, AWS, Confidential Azure, Hadoop, Big Data, MySQL, PL/SQL, Business Intelligence(BI)/Business Warehouse(BW)/ Business Objects(BO), FileNet P8, Duck Creek, Jenkins, Confluence, Stories Onboard

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Peoria, IL

Sr. Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Being a servant leader, coached the team to improve continuously using lean and agile principles.
  • Organized Product backlog refinement , Sprint planning, Sprint reviews and Sprint retrospectives
  • Provided Agile Scrum, Kanban and SAFe coaching to management and developers.
  • Protected Scrum and Kanban teams from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts and maintain focus on product backlog and project time lines.
  • Created several charts/metrics on Features, User Stories and Bugs for Scrum, Kanban and SAFe for the leadership .
  • Acted as a Scrum Master for Three Agile teams in Scrum and Kanban methodologies within a Release Train.
  • Applied Lean Product Development and Systems thinking setup and managed the Kanban of backlog from Program to team level for early and often value delivery.
  • Worked with the RTE to drive the definition and refinement of the program and team backlogs
  • Attended team level SAFe events including with the Innovation Planning Sprints, Inspect & Adapt, and Quantitative analysis of Metrics.
  • Developed team & portfolio level metrics for leadership and stakeholders for better transparency and visibility.
  • Delivering Minimum Viable Product to the Business owners from where the consumption got productionable
  • Responsible for guiding the teams towards building the CI/CD Pipeline for all its applications to initialize Automated Testing and Cloud Deployments.
  • Negotiating with Product Owner in backlog management for scope creeps and continuous delivery
  • Ensure (help) the Product Owner refines and prioritizes the backlog and ensure the product owner prepares a sprint goal
  • Met goal of addressing and resolving issues within 24 hours and managed the lifecycle of code development, from ideation to sprints to deployment
  • Facilitated and participated in almost every Scope lock meeting to finalize the Requirements and deliverables of each sprint.
  • Assisted in defect tracking and coordinated with developers to quickly resolve the defects associated with them.

Technologies used : Azure (Ai, Analytics, Event Hub, Storm), C#/.NET, JSON, JAVA, Hadoop, Big Data, AWS, XML, SQL, VSTS, JIRA, DevOps, TP, Service now and Web API.

Confidential, Chevy Chase, MD

Sr. Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduled and facilitated agile ceremonies, daily scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo & Sprint Retrospective meetings.
  • Facilitated teams in Scrum, Kanban and SAFe methodologies
  • Helped team to overcome impediments as a top priority and ensure relevant team members meet to overcome impediments before doing regular work.
  • Assisted team to adapt Scrum documentation - to create Product Backlog with User stories, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Task List, Sprint Burn down and Release Burn Down charts using JIRA.
  • Audited sprint metrics and convey all the data to Product Management teams
  • Rendered hands-on supervision and mentorship to a team which was entirely new to Agile Scrum methodology
  • Scheduled releases and kept track of development status, inspected and adapted with the team to constantly improve performance and responsiveness.
  • Introduced Hand-shake meeting to facilitate effective transition of work between on-shore and off-shore team members
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings and multiple meetings for the development teams
  • Facilitated product backlog refinement meetings for the product owner to refine and prioritize the stories
  • Ensured Scrum Framework is followed including the required meetings and artifacts, worked closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog and release plans are clear
  • Worked on documenting the project’s statement of work document and maintained product backlogs, current priorities with business and IT leads.
  • Involved in Defect tracking & management & generating error reports with the testing team.

Confidential, Fresno, CA

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Organized Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint review and Product review meetings.
  • Worked with cross-functional teams in an Agile-Scrum and Kanban environment which transitioned from waterfall methodology.
  • As a scrum master, I had Conducted story mapping and story boarding session to elicit high level features and goals from the Product owners
  • Guided the scrum team on creating good user stories and tasks using INVEST and SMART Principles
  • Served as a liaison between product owner and scrum team for communicating well developed user stories
  • Created team level dashboards on user stories and bugs to track sprint progress.
  • Tracked and managed product backlog, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task break-down
  • Provided management with progress metrics and updates on issues within the team, iteration (sprint) impediments and short-term wins/.
  • Assisted with team improvement by improving the quality of their deliverables and meeting the definition of done
  • Negotiating effectively with Product owner on the release priorities and exceptional scope creep.
  • Utilizing Sprint retrospective Meetings to understand the impediments and improve the productivity of the team.
  • Supported the Product Owner to ensure the backlog has sufficient prioritized user stories at a ready status to stay ahead of the Team

Confidential, Redmond, WA

DotNet Developer/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies like Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint review and Product review meetings.
  • Worked closely with developers in setting timeline and priorities for each project/release.
  • Developed various web forms using ASP
  • Added and modified user profiles, maintaining user feedbacks using encrypt and decrypt methods.
  • Developed several COM components using VB.NET
  • Used HTML, DHTML for generating interactive screens
  • Good experience in developing components.
  • Used COM to manage transactions and object pooling to improve the performance.
  • Used ADO to interact with the database by using appropriate cursors and lock types.
  • Involved in unit testing, integration testing and system testing

Confidential, Houston, TX

DotNet Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized SQL Queries in extracting data from the database system for analysis purpose.
  • Worked closely with developers in setting timeline and priorities for each project/release.
  • Developed various web forms using ASP
  • Added and modified user profiles, maintaining user feedbacks using encrypt and decrypt methods.
  • Developed several COM components using VB.NET
  • Used HTML, DHTML for generating interactive screens

Confidential, Lubbock, TX

Graduate research assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Built and modularized functions and used data mining techniques for real data analysis
  • Helped develop functions and R language packages that facilitate the calculation of best parallel test
  • Developed functions that summarize results using data tables in the web application
  • Assisted researchers in designing the web application

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