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Scrum Master Resume

Oakton, VA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 6+ years of experience in IT industry with 4+ years of experience as a Scrum master capable of delivering large - scale Web development and middle tier projects on time and on budget by effectively collaborating, facilitating, leading and coaching multiple Scrum teams.
  • Served as a Scrum Master with experience in project and task management, responsible for ensuring successful task completion within the scheduled timeframe consistent with the established scope of work to include technical and process solution and experience leading and facilitating multiple Scrum Teams simultaneously
  • Expert in facilitating agile ceremonies including backlog grooming, iteration planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, release planning, etc.
  • Assist Product Owner to prioritize Product Backlog Items (PBI), & facilitate meeting between Scrum teams
  • Support product owner by addressing issues, and as well protecting the team from external influence
  • Facilitated dependencies between other Scrum teams (Scrum of Scrums), third parties, and other non-Agile waterfall teams.
  • Excelled in guiding the work of technical teams. Articulated project goals and scope, translated business needs into technical terms.
  • Brilliant problem-solving skills and proficient in managing diverse teams
  • Passionate about Agile software development methodology and helping teams and organizations move from Waterfall to Scrum as well as scaled agile software development best practices.
  • Successfully implemented Lean/Agile mindset on specific programs that were ready for transformation
  • Mentored and built new Scrum teams for the effective use of Agile in product development and sustaining activities.
  • Extensive knowledge in implementing and leading Scrum, Kanban, and XP (Extreme Programming) agile teams.
  • Experienced in providing guidance/oversight for release planning, including collaboration and communication with the operation's team to keep current on deployment readiness.
  • Profound knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), having thorough understanding of various phases such as Requirements gathering, Analysis/Design, Development and Testing.
  • Experienced as a manual and functional tester.
  • Experienced in Cross browser testing to support Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, coordination, documentation, and project planning.
  • Experienced with training and mentoring team members with product knowledge and business processes.
  • Expert in JIRA for Testing, Project Management, and Defect Tracking.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills, accustomed to work in a team environment with tight schedules and capable of working efficiently under pressure, manage multiple project and cross train sub-ordinates in other Functional areas.
  • Self-motivated, energetic and highly ethical in all work related assignments thus able to immediately contribute to corporate goals and objects.
  • Good analytical and communication skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also perform as part of a team.
  • Highly motivated team player with analytical, organizational and technical skills.
  • Unique ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environment.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Testing Tools: Selenium IDE/WebDriver

Operating systems: Windows

Programming Language: SQL,JAVA

Database: Oracle, SQL Server, MS Access

Continuous Integration Jenkins:

Applications: MS Office 360, Outlook, Word, Excel, Power point.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Oakton, VA

SCRUM MASTER

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated the Scrum Team in Daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint review meetings, Sprint Retrospective Meetings and Backlog Grooming meetings.
  • Have assisted PO on release planning, evolve backlog items by reviewing and inspecting
  • Facilitated collaboration within team and product owner, and outside team whenever required and safeguarded team from external interference by allowing only what team needs
  • Coach and mentor team on adopting scrum principles, quality deliverables and self-organizing
  • Collaboration with other scrum masters to give values ads to organization on Scrum and teaching scrum principles to non-agile teams
  • Facilitate Team member's allocations and drive project delivery to success
  • Motivate scrum team on right path to sprint goal by achieving definition of done for each sprint
  • To give metrics to stake holders by using Burn down chart, burn up chart, scrum board, etc
  • Protect scrum team from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts and maintain focus on product backlog and project time lines.
  • Educated and reinforced Agile framework to team members when needed as part of Agile pilot transformation program
  • Acting as a Scrum Master for an Agile team within a Release Train
  • Worked with the business users and stakeholders in identifying and documenting User Stories. Coordinated with the Product Owner identifying the User Stories for the Sprint Backlog
  • Coordinated with the Product Owner in identifying and prioritizing user stories to identify those that would make up the Product Backlog, created and documented acceptance criteria, estimation, and prioritization for product releases
  • Coordinated the Scrum Team during each Sprint towards a shippable product release working closely with product owner to make sure each user story in the sprint backlog is being attended to.
  • Attended team level 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.
  • Assisted in defect tracking and coordinated with developers to quickly resolve the defects associated with them.

Confidential, Denton, TX

SCRUM MASTER

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in creating various documents such as Test Plan, Test Strategy, Test Scenario and Test Facilitate Story estimation and help with detailed tasks creation. Used Jira to monitor and update task, generate burndown chart as well as scrum board.
  • Worked with product owners and scrum teams to groom stories in advance of each sprint
  • Help the scrum team finalizes Sprint Backlog during planning and communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to the Senior Management and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinated with the Project Owner in identifying and prioritizing user stories to identify those that would make up the Product Backlog, created and documented acceptance criteria, estimation, and prioritization for product releases
  • Coordinated the Scrum Team in Daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint review meetings, Sprint Retrospective Meetings and Backlog Grooming meetings.
  • Coordinated the Scrum Team during each Sprint towards a shippable product release working closely with product owner to make sure each user story in the sprint backlog is being attended to.
  • Successfully migrated the project from Waterfall to a truer Agile/Scrum methodology. Used the bottom up approach in the transformation process by transforming smaller modules into the Agile Scrum Practice.
  • Ensure that team vacations and holidays are reflected in available capacity/velocity and appropriate production and other support requirements are considered while determining the actual Sprint load.
  • Schedule and facilitate daily stand up meetings
  • Represent the team Confidential the Scrum of Scrums (SoS) meeting to report progress. If deviating from the ideal burndown then communicate team's plan/commitment to get back to the line.
  • Report impediments for escalation identify and share risks/concerns for review Confidential program level
  • Facilitate retrospective meetings Confidential the end of each sprint - ensure highest priority retrospective points are followed up on and closed out • Participate in Release retrospective (Inspect and Adapt) and cross team retrospectives (if needed)
  • Shield the scrum team from outside influences and interferences to ensure that the team does not get distracted and stays focused on Sprint and Release Objectives.
  • Motivated the team to strive for continuous improvement by implementing action items identified during retrospectives, acquiring new skills - both technical and functional and increases velocity by getting increasingly efficient.
  • Been proactive in identifying dependencies on other teams for each release and drive meetings to discuss various dependencies and get these accepted in acceptable timelines.
  • Liaising with project teams in other parts of the world.

Confidential, Baskin Ridge, NJ

Manual Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Created and executed Test cases for various types of testing like Black-box, System, Functional, Integration, Backend, and Regression Testing.
  • Involved in creating various documents such as Test Plan, Test Strategy, Test Scenario and Test Schedules document, Test Case, Test Script, and System Inventory Document.
  • Conducted Test Status meetings with the Business Team, QA Manager, and Development team to review Test Progress and discuss business critical issues identified during application validation.
  • Executed Positive and Negative data testing and Boundary testing.
  • Developed and maintained detail test cases, expected results and traced the test cases to the requirements using JIRA.
  • Have worked on multiple browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome for browser compatibility.
  • Involved in performing the backend testing of the application to develop and execute various SQL Queries to perform validity of the data.
  • Verified the integration of various components in the application and executed end-to-end testing.
  • Participated in Release Review/Requirement Analysis and Design review meetings.
  • Assisted Users and Business Analysts in completing User Acceptance Test using JIRA.
  • Regularly followed up with the development team to discuss the defects identified during Testing.
  • Interact with end users and investigate issues related to QA.

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