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Agile Project Manager/ Scrum Master Resume

TX

SUMMARY:

  • Over 7+ years of experience in various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies; Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall
  • Expert in Process Analysis and Process Re - engineering, creating Business and Functional requirements (BRDs and FRDs), Process flows, and Use Case/ Stories' documentation using IT Business Analytics, Modelling, and SDLC
  • Strong knowledge about Kanban and Xp framework
  • Proficient in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experienced in the industry as a Systems analyst, Team lead with a vast exposure to various Scrum ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Backlog Grooming)
  • Track and improve team velocity and sprint progress using Sprint burndown chart and Product burndown chart
  • Gained good exposure to plan and execute all phases of software life cycle starting with Requirement Gathering, Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance of vast applications
  • Excellent in leadership, inter-personal, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Experienced in reviewing Test procedures, test scripts and interact with the development team to fix errors by carrying out User Interface testing
  • Extensive experience in Planning, Scheduling, Risk Identification & Mitigation, Project Delivery, Team Management and Client Coordination
  • Motivated the scrum development team to collaborate and self-organize to be most efficient
  • Expertise in Rally, JIRA Confluence, VersionOne, VSTS dev tool and Clarity Project Management tools
  • Experienced in BPM (Business Process Modelling), using BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation), and UML (Unified Modelling Language) to design Use Cases Flows and Activity diagrams
  • Proficient in Requirements Analysis working with techniques such as User Stories, Use Cases, Prototypes, and Storyboards and analyzing all the requirements into functional specifications
  • Well-versed in managing requirements and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) using Rally
  • Profound experience in conducting JAD sessions across multi-functional and inter-dependent departments through out the organization
  • Skilled in data modeling for use case, activity, state and context behavioral diagrams through Visio, Rational Rose, and Enterprise architect

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Design Methodologies: Agile, UML, Process Modeling, Waterfall

Tools: Visio, Rally, SharePoint, iRise, JIRA, Confluence, VSTS, VersionOne, HP Quality Center, TFS, Team Center, Trackwise, VMWare (VCloud), IMB tool- Clear Case, Clear Quest, SAP Solution Manager, SAP ChaRM

Project Management: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Clarity

Programming Languages/Technologies: C++, SQL

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, TX

Agile Project Manager/ Scrum Master

  • Implement scrum framework on project budgeted $80 million dollars to roll out SAP globally
  • Provide consistent guidence on Agile scrum to the project teams
  • Manage and excel weekly backlog grooming sessions with the team, ensuring work items are estimated, ready-for-work and maintained
  • Lead, coach, and build high performing, distributed Scrum Teams
  • Partner with external Agile Scrum Masters, Release Planning across the technology organization
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced Program, project managers/Scrum Masters
  • Organize and lead extremely complex projects, define project scopes, schedules, deliverable and provide regular progress reports and metrics.
  • Created a custom pre-grooming process and Kanban board for Product Owners and product team that resulted in an increase in the team's throughput for backlog creation and quality of user stories
  • Develope scrum reports and artifacts to include user stories, velocity charts, burn down charts and sprint retrospective notes
  • Work with the PO (Product Owner) on a regular basis to develop a comprehensive backlog of user stories that defines the work that has to be developed by the team
  • Conduct Hardening sprints of 2 weeks with end-to-end teams
  • Monitor the program progress and radiate critical information to stake holders. Identifi and mitigate team risks and impediments (Blocking Issues, Critical Defects) on daily basis
  • Guid teams of other Scrum Masters and Product Owners to ensure alignment of priorities and that dependencies are delivered in the appropriate sprints to support other teams delivery commitments
  • Empower teams to self-organize and facilitate decision making during sprint planning sessions ensuring the commitments made are appropriate and uphold scrum principles
  • Work collaboratively with the Scum Teams, schedule and facilitate all scrum meetings as well as develop and maintain scrum artifacts . Ensure that all necessary steps within each sprint have been completed and have met the Definition of Done
  • Help Roll-out HP ALM electronic testing tool
  • Manage and communicate with project stake holders to develop project plan which guides project scope, cost and execution
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to understand the business priorities in upcoming PI and sprints and able to impact beyond area of responsibility

Confidential, TX

Scrum Master

  • Lead relentless improvement by facilitating retrospective, foster problem solving
  • Drove execution towards goals while maintaining focus on quality, predictability, and velocity
  • Facilitated Scrum of Scrum for offshore teams within the organization
  • Identified and managed risks, assumptions, dependencies and escalation
  • Managed customer relationships and address customer escalations
  • Supported the Product Owner, with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Collaborated with other teams, represented team in S2 and S3 meetings. Assisted the team in PI planning and inspect sessions. Communicated and tracked dependencies across other teams
  • Build and maintain healthy cross functional relationships with scrum team members and the program leadership team
  • Lead project teams to the successful conceptualization, development, validation and launch of new products and services
  • Created an environment which encourages collaboration, open communication, and self-organization amongst the team as well as drives individual accountability and ownership. Lead Scrum Teams to consensus, facilitating the internal resolution of team conflicts, elevating when necessary
  • Worked independently to determine and develop solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives
  • Taught the team to create clear and concise Backlog items and removed impediments
  • Facilitated scrum ceremonies including sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups
  • Created forum for communicating vision, goals, and Product Backlog items to the team

Confidential, NY

Agile Project Manager/ Scrum Master

  • Planned and executed daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Managed projects having multi-vendor, multi-site environment with a team of 12 software engineers and testers in the medical device enviroment
  • Established standard queries and SDLC workflow with in TFS ALM tool (Microsoft team foundation Sever) for projects using agile frameworks.
  • Coached the teams in adopting Agile Scrum and also headed the Agile rollout effort within multiple projects
  • Effectively communicated progress and provided metrics, KPIs, and visibility for Program PMO and other Senior Leadership
  • Facilitated discussions, decision making, and conflict resolutions
  • Assessed the Scrum Maturity of the team and coached the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Maintained impediments and retrospectives logs, velocity chart and reported on the impact of adding new requirements to the releases' timelines. Increased team’s velocity by 30 % and maintained it close to the new threshold
  • Monitored the Product Backlog, Sprint Burndown and Release Burndown charts in VersionOne. Updated the team homepage in VersionOne with the recent developments and scrum artifacts to ensure transparency and visibility
  • Conducted multiple technical analysis sessions with SMEs and various impacted teams to understand the gaps in the existing process and design a solution to meet Business needs
  • Created Business Requirements Document, Solution Design Documents, Solution Required Documents, and Data Archival Solution Documents for submission to PMO team for Sign-Off

Confidential, TX

Scrum Master

  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Worked closely with the product owner to help the team make appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and task definition and participated proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools and best practices
  • Ensured that projects are operating in compliance with Scrum methodology
  • Tracked and communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress through the Rally Dev tool
  • Attended Scrum of Scrums and weekly Scrum Forum to share best practices and lessons learned
  • Taught the team to create clear and concise epics/stories
  • Adhere to Agile SCRUM development process and analysing project risk and mitigation plans by envisioning outcomes and translate into tangible product requirements in the form of a Product/Sprint backlog, Epics and User-stories and reflecting them on RallyDev
  • Instructed and modelled core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility; ensuring consistent application of scrum methodologies across the enterprise
  • Worked with the engineering managers to identify cross-team dependencies and managed team tasks
  • Imposed the time-boxes and sorted out the impediments faced by the scrum development team
  • Determined the team capacity (velocity) from historical data. Created Work Break down structure (user stories) and corresponding activities/tasks
  • Liaised with Business owner during Requirements Gathering phase to capture end to end needs.
  • Communicated effectively with project stake holders in a timely manner and instilled confidence by providing status and sharing milestone reports
  • Prioritized outstanding defects and system problems, ensuring accuracy and deadlines are met.
  • Developed Interim Reporting solution for Business in MS Access for Smart Simple Application

Confidential, NJ

Business Analyst

  • Responsibilities included business analysis, requirement specifications, project planning and identifying the resources and implementation of the project
  • Conducted meetings/interviews and Joint Application Design sessions with stakeholders to collect business requirements to write user stories
  • Performed Feasibility Analysis and Risk Analysis on vendor/third party tools
  • Used Visio to make use case models depicting whole business workflows in these diagrams
  • Planned and monitored project progress and tracked them using VISIO and MS Project
  • Facilitate open communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution

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