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Senior Scrum Master Resume

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

  • An accomplished servant leader with extensive knowledge in agile principles, values and practices.
  • Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum practices, removing impediments and fostering self - organization.
  • In depth understanding of Software Development Life cycle working in Agile disciplines.
  • Adept at leveraging agile methods with business initiatives to deliver quantifiable results that are sustainable.
  • An advocate for change, creating an environment of continuous improvement, challenging the status quo and developing a compelling case for change.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Servant Leadership
  • Facilitator
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Relative Sizing/Story Pointing
  • Scrum/Kanban/Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Burn down and Burn up charts
  • Team Velocity Tracking
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Iteration/Sprint Planning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Process Optimization

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Agile PM Tools: Jira, Rally, VersionOne, TFS, Rational, Redmine

Software Applications: AWS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Hyperion, Cognos, NetSuite, Caliber, Visio

Databases: MS SQL Server, Postgress SQL, Oracle, Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, SharePoint

Operating Systems: Windows Server, UNIX, LINUX, Chrome, Mac OS, Solaris

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating team scrum events (daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review, retrospective) and making sure there’s full team engagement.
  • Helping the product owner manage the product backlog by making sure that user stories are regularly groomed, prioritized by business value and are sprint ready.
  • Ensuring teams have clearly defined and enforced Definition of Ready (DOR) & Definition of Done (DOD).
  • Identifying and removing impediments to teams works progress.
  • Making sure the team’s work is visible and progress is radiated to the team and key stakeholders using metrics like burn-down, burn-up, team velocity and defect summary reports.
  • Shielding the team from interruptions and removes obstacles that may impact the delivery of the product.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Assisting teams with creating an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed.
  • Helping the organization solve problems rather than providing solutions. Monitored the pulse and moral of the teams, influencing the team spirit and creating excitement around the deliverable

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated daily scrum meetings, Backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Radiated information and ensured that team's progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders and scrum team.
  • Facilitated discussions and conflict resolution while empowering team to self-organize.
  • Provided all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, leading by example.
  • Prevented distractions by identifying and removing impediments.
  • Support Product Owner with grooming and maintaining product backlogs.
  • Mentored and coached scrum teams on product backlog estimation and acceptance criteria definition.
  • Helped teams to solve problems rather than providing solutions.
  • Monitored the pulse and moral of the teams, influencing the team spirit and creating excitement around the deliverable.
  • Improved transparency by sharing team progress through Burn down and Team velocity charts.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated scrum meetings (sprint release planning, sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives and daily stand-ups).
  • Collaborated with product owners on developing, updating, prioritizing and grooming the product backlog.
  • Conducted working sessions and planning meetings for User Stories elaboration and decomposition
  • Removed team impediments on a daily basis to allow the team member to focus on the sprint goals and deliverables.
  • Ensured timely updates by regularly communicating project status and progress to management and executives.
  • Coach team on making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Made sure stakeholders were engaged and expectations had been set regarding their involvement and participation.
  • Worked with delivery teams to mitigate impediments and ease the entire development process.
  • Ensured the development team is worked efficiently towards sprint goals.
  • Ensured Scrum Team’s adherence to agile practice through one on one coaching and retrospectives
  • Successfully guided two cross-functional development teams through transition from waterfall to agile development.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison between business and stakeholders in order to understand and document data needs.
  • Analyzed IT project requirements and prepared requirements documentation.
  • Contributed to various types of testing that include unit and UAT.
  • Wrote documents and user guides, and facilitated for staff.
  • Delivered weekly key status updates to key stakeholders.

Confidential

Quality Assurance

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the software product deployed to production is of high quality with few defects.
  • Developed test cases to test uses cases during requirement gathering.
  • Conducted user acceptability testing (UAT) with business end users.
  • Designed and implement automated test solutions for new and existing products.
  • Assisted with the design and execution of manual tests for new and existing products.
  • Evaluated problems identified in production and assisted with resolution strategies.

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