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Scrum Master Resume

NJ

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Business Modeling Tools: TD Platform, Jira, Rally dev, Confluence, Hip Chat, TFS, Version One, Visio, MS Office, MS Project

Operating Systems: Windows /2012/XP/ Windows 8.1/Mac OS. Linux

Database Software: SQL 7.0, MS Access, XP/2003, Oracle, Jenkins

Methodologies: AGILE, RUP, Scrum, Waterfall, Iterative, Kanban, SAFe

Environment: UML, My SQL, SQL Visual Basic, Java, .NET, XML

SUMMARY:

  • Over 7 years of Certified Scrum Master with cunning experience managing complex Agile projects
  • In - depth understanding of the complete SDLC processes with cross-cultural teams.
  • Knowledge of SAFe, lean XP, Kanban, and other Agile development techniques.
  • Accomplished servant-leader capable of delivering large scale software and web development projects on time and on budget effectively collaborating facilitating, leading and coaching multiple scrum teams.
  • Successfully transitioned many projects from Waterfall to Scrum.
  • Well-versed in areas of change management, organizational, motivational, estimating, strategic and thought leadership
  • Positive team player with excellent verbal, written, analytical, leadership, problem solving, people management, interpersonal & communications skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Scrum Master

Confidential, NJ

  • Ensure meeting outcomes are defined, understood and achieved for the Scrum meetings (Daily Scrum, Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective meetings)
  • Applied facilitation techniques to ensure effectiveness of the Scrum meetings
  • Familiar with Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks
  • Ensure stories for the sprint are playable (estimated, sized, prioritized)
  • Partner with the Product Owner to prioritize and right-size stories in the Product Backlog
  • Facilitate the planning of the sprint based on prioritized stories, team capacity and historical velocity trends
  • Facilitates decision making based on Agile values and principles
  • Supply project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals
  • Mitigate risks that may destabilize the team
  • Ensure visibility of current work in progress by the team (stories and defects)
  • Proactively anticipates, recognizes and detects items that may distract the team from completing the sprint
  • Proactively anticipate and identify blockers
  • Ensure that the goals of the release and sprint are visible and understood by the team
  • Build and foster an environment of trust
  • Diagnose, understand, and facilitate team dynamics to optimize team performance
  • Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills
  • Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT
  • Understand, apply, promote and contribute to Agile delivery methodologies, standards and tools

Scrum Master

Confidential, Gainesville FL

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives and release planning
  • Working with delivery, including getting schedules, budgeting and approvals.
  • Collaborate, facilitate, lead, coach on self-organization and train multiple 6+ member scrum teams.
  • Work with product owners of different applications and projects to groom the backlog and plan sprints. Track, escalate and remove impediments.
  • Managed projects on time and on budget
  • Report on daily meetings minutes and facilitate (SOS) scrum of scrum meetings
  • Led operational analysis and process improvement meetings between various stakeholder groups.
  • Identifies risks and issues, and escalates them to senior level engineers
  • Communicate with other management engineers, product managers and delivery managers
  • Work with developers and testers with appropriate meetings and resolve cross team dependencies
  • Implement Scrum framework/process/rules and ensure teams are following Agile best practices
  • Make sure teams update rally tool to manage iteration plans, velocity and burn down charts

Scrum Master/Business Analyst

Confidential, Columbus GA

  • Defined project scope and objectives through internal project management methodologies.
  • Lead Hybrid IT Project Teams from implementation-thru-delivery of complex infrastructure projects leveraging SDLC processes against Waterfall and Agile projects.
  • Facilitated daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Established effective communication for the department with consistency across development and business management. Presentations, recommendations and updates provided.
  • Managed offshore teams in different geographical places.
  • Ensured task completion to specifications, on time and within budget.
  • Provided visibility to team impediments/risks and helped to eliminate them.
  • Coached and mentored agile team members and provides constructive performance feedback.
  • Worked with stakeholders / product owners and prioritized the requirements for sprint.
  • Helped the product owners to come up with set of stories for better understanding for estimation and development.

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