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Sr. Scrum Master Resume

Nashville, TN

SUMMARY:

  • Over 16 years of experience in Team Management and Software Development with Waterfall and Agile models
  • Over 9 years of experience as Agile Scrum Master in delivering multiple initiatives
  • Over 10 years of experience using Agile methodologies and techniques
  • 6 years of experience as an SQA Lead representing 5+ member team at offshore and onshore
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Proven ability to work creatively in fast paced, demanding environment to meeting deadlines and keep the team in line with the goals
  • Very articulate with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in working within onshore offshore model
  • Affluent with Scrum tools like Agile Vision and JIRA
  • Exposure to coordinate setting up DevOps environment in various projects

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Mentored junior Scrum Masters in Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, Reviews, daily stand ups etc.
  • Mentoring Technical Analysts, Developers and SQA team members with Agile concepts
  • Motivated team members on Agile leading practices by consulting and educating them
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies such as backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum meetings, Retrospectives, Sprint Review etc.
  • Active participation in Sprint 0 and 3 Amigos meetings
  • Empowering teams to be self - managed
  • Protect team from over committing, and helping with prioritization based on the team’s velocity
  • Prioritize defect fixes from a Sprint based on their priority/severity to keep Scrum Team on track and deliver value as per Business expectations
  • Reporting burn downs and burn ups
  • Successfully facilitated cross-functional Scrum teams within range from 3-15 developers
  • Worked collaboratively with Stakeholders, Product owners and delivery teams located in multiple countries
  • Help team reduce the turnaround time for defect/issues
  • User story writing and Story pointing
  • Leading Scrum of Scrum meetings for bigger projects with multiple teams’ involvement
  • Managing code lifecycle from development phase till Deployment phase
  • Track and communicate team velocity and Sprint progress using tools such as JIRA and Agile Vision
  • Prior BA and SQA experience bring exceptional analytical skills to transform business requirements into User Stories

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Nashville, TN

Sr. Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Scrum agile implementation with ekSource offshore and SPPlus onshore team
  • Working with Development, QA and stakeholder teams to ensure that team is moving ahead with planned iterations efficiently
  • Facilitating weekly backlog grooming and prioritization meetings with Dev, BA, QA and product management teams to be in sync with Quarterly plan
  • Working with client release management team to ensure that deliverables are release to production
  • Mitigating risks and dependencies to ensure smooth Sprint execution and production release
  • Helping resolve queries raised by Development and QA teams during planning and execution stages of a project.

Confidential, Meriden, CT

Sr. Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coach scrum adoption. Plan scrum implementation
  • Implement new ways to improve team velocity
  • Working with Development, QA and Product Analyst teams to ensure timely delivery of releases to production
  • Working with the client team to effectively manage the product backlog
  • Conducting timely backlog grooming and prioritization meetings with Dev, BA, QA and product management teams
  • Ensuring Sprints are coming along as per the plan and communicating any slippages to the product management team
  • Worked with development and release team to ensure timely and smooth production release
  • Mitigating risks and dependencies to ensure smooth Sprint execution and production release
  • Resolving queries posed by Development and QA teams during planning and execution stages of a project.

Confidential, Nashville, TN

Sr. Scrum Master.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating scrum agile implementation in Confidential CRM team
  • Working with Development, QA and Product Analyst teams to ensure timely delivery of releases to production
  • Facilitating weekly backlog grooming and prioritization meetings with Dev, BA, QA and product management teams to be in sync with Quarterly plan
  • Helping with Quarterly planning and ensuring Sprints are carried out as per Quarterly plan
  • Solely responsible for scheduling, planning and coordinating Production releases which involves multiple teams
  • Mitigating risks and dependencies to ensure smooth Sprint execution and production release
  • Resolving queries posed by Development and QA teams during planning and execution stages of a project

Scrum Master

Confidential, Nashville, TN

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating scrum agile implementation in iWeb catering to Confidential clients in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Working with Development, SQA and Business Analyst teams to ensure timely delivery of releases to production
  • Working with Team, Stakeholders and Product Manager/Owners for backlog grooming and prioritization
  • Working with other delivery teams to ensure no conflicts are encountered in production, hence aligning releases
  • Mitigating risks and dependencies to ensure smooth Sprint execution and production release
  • Reviewing test scripts created by the QA team to ensure 100% test coverage
  • Resolving queries posed by Development and QA teams during planning and execution stages of a project.
  • Closely working with Release Management Team to align production releases.
  • This included Release package and release notes review, various approvals etc.

Confidential, Nashville, TN

Business Analyst/Architect.

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering requirement from Business teams including Care, Program Management, Risk Dept, and Client Services for new projects/initiatives to be implemented within phoneclaim.com.
  • Creating Functional Specs, Design Documents, Flow Diagrams, Use Cases and System Requirements.
  • Creating User Stories and supporting documents to comply with Agile (Scrum) methodology
  • Reviewing test scripts created by the QA team to ensure 100% test coverage.
  • Resolving queries posed by Development and QA teams during planning and execution stages of a project.

Confidential, Nashville, TN

QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the SQA team of 6 resources.
  • Analyzed the Functional Specs reviews, detail Design Reviews and System Requirements Verification
  • Preparation of Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test design Specification, documenting complex test case scenarios, and Writing/reviewing test scripts both manual and automated (using QTP 9.0).
  • Involvement in the requirement review meetings in the project’s initiation phase to finalize requirements along with the Development and Business teams.
  • Maintained Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) to make sure that test cases were written for all the requirements.
  • Test evaluation, verification and validation of actual results and desired results.
  • Preparation of Post Production Review Deck and Quality Metrics is an internal part of the Job.
  • Working closely with Business analyst and project Managers for document reviews, change request management, configuration management, and release management.

Confidential

QA Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Developed automated scripts for functional & regression Testing.
  • Reviewing and reporting test results.
  • Preparation of Test Cases, specifying description, input data and expected value.
  • Bug-Verification.
  • QA documentation preparation.
  • Black box, Integration, Functionality and Regression testing.

Technology: Java, Windows NT and Oracle8.0.

Confidential

Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of Test Plan.
  • Preparing Test Cases and executing them.
  • Reported bugs in Excel.
  • Bug-Verification.

Technology: COM, DCOM, Visual Basic, Oracle.

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