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Scrum Master/executive Lead Resume

Arlington, VA

SUMMARY:

  • 6+ years of experience as ScrumMaster/Sr. Business Analyst in 2+ companies, leading 6 teams and completing 50+ Sprints.
  • Release Cadence for 2 projects anywhere from 90 - 120 days.
  • Extensive cross-functional experience collaborating with stakeholders, engineers, and leadership teams.
  • Experienced in all phases of SDLC utilizing both Waterfall and Agile methodologies: SCRUM.
  • Proficiency in writing technical documentation, such as BRD, SRS and SDD Documents.
  • Hands-on experience testing web-based and desktop applications: writing and executing test cases: running Functional, Regression, User Acceptance Tests; reporting software defects and following up with fixed bugs.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master in the Federal Government sector.
  • Agile coach for new teams newly implementing Agile.
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, hard working, high level of motivation, ability to perform well independently and in a group, and ability to work under pressure.
  • ITIL Certified, Scrum Master Certified and Salesforce Admin Certified with a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems
  • Masters in Cyber Operations and Information Systems Management in progress

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, Visio, Test Director, Snag It, Wiki, JIRA, Greenhopper, Rally, Pencil, JIRA

Operating Systems: Windows 9x/2K/2003/XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Arlington, VA

Scrum Master/Executive Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Supported the multiple teams on $150+ million application called eHMP for the Veterans Affairs.
  • Worked extensively with SMEs and Government officials to successfully develop and deliver quality product.
  • Coached the team on story point development, sprint backlog development, sprint planning and backlog grooming.
  • Facilitated the story sizing and estimation sessions with Developers and Testers.
  • Tracked team's progress over the sprint via daily stand up and check for any impediments.
  • Tracked dependencies across multiple teams for eHMP application.
  • Monitored the burn-down chart and the list of blocking issues and help the team alleviate the impediments.
  • Facilitated the demo for the POs and PMs at the end of each sprint and gather their feedback on the product and implement the same in the upcoming sprints.
  • Worked with SMEs and Feature Owner for prioritization of the backlog.
  • Conducted the retrospective sessions within the team to identify what went well and what can be improved upon in each sprint.
  • Help prioritize feature sets in order to implement efficient functionalities.
  • Groom Backlog to get rid of duplicate, obsolete, and completed User Stories.
  • Coordinated and led sessions with SMEs, Feature Owners and Release Training Managers to discuss requirement and designs.
  • Participated and led in all major SCRUM ceremonies: Stand up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospect
  • Requirements analysis and testing for Direct Secure Messaging with respected Partners
  • Requirements analysis for ehr.NXT
  • Ad-hoc research and analysis for Surescripts certification on knowledge based authentication

Confidential, Washington, DC

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Supported the multiple projects for the United States Federal Courts Administrative Offices at an enterprise level.
  • Worked extensively with SMEs and Government officials to map out an incremental release Road Map.
  • Road Map organized client features and functionalities needed to be accomplished.
  • Coached the team on story point development, sprint backlog development, sprint planning and backlog grooming.
  • Facilitated the story sizing and estimation sessions with Developers and Testers.
  • Tracked team's progress over the sprint via daily stand up and check for any impediments.
  • Tracked dependencies across multiple teams on the ERS/RA and SIRS applications.
  • Monitored the burn-down chart and the list of blocking issues and help the team alleviate the impediments.
  • Conducted the demo for the POs and PMs at the end of each sprint and gather their feedback on the product and implement the same in the upcoming sprints.
  • Worked with SMEs and planning Business Analyst for prioritization of the backlog.
  • Conducted the retrospective sessions within the team to identify what went well and what can be improved upon in each sprint.
  • Help prioritize feature sets in order to implement efficient functionalities.
  • Groom Backlog to get rid of duplicate, obsolete, and completed User Stories.
  • Coordinated and led sessions with SMEs and Analysts to discuss requirement and designs.
  • Participated and led in all major SCRUM ceremonies: Stand up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospect

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Scrum Master/Sr. Agile Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked extensively with SMEs and Government officials to map out an incremental release Road Map.
  • Road Map organized client features and functionalities needed to be accomplished.
  • Coached the team on story point development, sprint backlog development, sprint planning and backlog grooming.
  • Conducted story review sessions twice a week to groom the stories in the backlog, pen down the acceptance criteria, and record any internal / external dependencies.
  • Facilitated the story sizing and estimation sessions with Developers.
  • Conducted sprint planning sessions to go over the user stories slated for the sprint, tasking them out, and putting in the effort estimates in terms of # of hours.
  • Tracked team's progress over the sprint via daily stand up and check for any impediments.
  • Monitored the burn-down chart and the list of blocking issues and help the team alleviate the impediments.
  • Conducted the demo for the POs and PMs at the end of each sprint and gather their feedback on the product and implement the same in the upcoming sprints.
  • Worked with SMEs and planning Business Analyst for prioritization of the backlog.
  • Conducted the retrospective sessions within the team to identify what went well and what can be improved upon in each sprint.
  • Help prioritize feature sets in order to implement efficient functionalities.
  • Created new processes to implement proper Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Groom Backlog to get rid of duplicate, obsolete, and completed User Stories.
  • Created User Stories and maintain stories in Rally.
  • Coordinated and led sessions with SMEs to discuss requirement and designs.
  • Help create Training Guides for end users to better understand the new functionality.
  • Successfully completed all committed tasks into deployable products.
  • Participated and led in all major SCRUM ceremonies: Stand up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospect.

Confidential, Mclean, VA

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Analyst Support for an in-house product used by various Federal Clients within the DC Metropolitan area
  • Worked in Agile environment as Product Lead on multiple projects following various iteration schedules based on project needs and support
  • Provided Analyst support in creating Iteration schedules for multiple projects based on task complexity
  • Provided Epics, User-stories, and Acceptance Criterias via Wiki for cross-functional teams to access
  • Used JIRA track progress on the work being done on different User-stories and to track bugs found in a release
  • Used Greenhopper to link different Epics to User-stories for the projects
  • Conducted various SCRUM meets to provide various updates to cross-functional teams
  • Conducted JAD sessions with Dev, QA, and Professional Services teams
  • Key liaison between Professional Services and various cross-functional teams (development, testing QA, etc) to ensure a quality solution that delivers results.
  • Provided and managed Functional Requirements, Use Cases, User Scenarios, and Process Flows based on the need of the project via WIKI

Confidential, Vienna, VA

Computer Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Analyst support for a project funded by the OFLC-DOL; in need of an upgrade of the current system
  • Became a lead on Operations and Maintenance team; assisted in handling change requests
  • Created multiple documents for the required enhancements to the system such as Functional Requirements Documents (FRD), Functional System Design (FSD), User Guides, Test Cases, UAT Plans, Requirement Traceability Matrices, Permissions Matrices.
  • Created numerous Test Cases that were used by Analyst, Developers, and QA to test new or enhanced product.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with developers, upper management, and clients.
  • Translated high-level functional requirements into detailed system requirements.
  • Managed client generated change requests & enhancements by evaluating the scope, analyzing the impact and assisting with the integration into the existing design.
  • Linked FRDs and FSDs to the RTMs; created and maintained RTMs
  • Used Visio to create Wireframes to demonstrate Information Architecture of the system
  • Provided and managed documentation via Harvest for analysts, developers, upper management, and clients
  • Provided Level of Efforts (LOE) on Change Requests for Operations and Maintenance team
  • Coordinated LOEs with the developers and provided schedules of deliverables to Project Managers
  • Key liaison between client end-users and various vendor teams (development, testing QA, etc) to ensure a quality solution that delivers results.
  • Created Process Flows and Use Case diagrams
  • Participated in System Integration and User Acceptance testing of new releases and custom

Confidential, Washington, DC

Sr. Business Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Consulted with clients to understand and assess their business processes, existing systems, and problems or objectives related to them.
  • Provided support to Project Manager by updating project schedule and Risk/Issues on a weekly basis.
  • Met with team leads and gathered status updates which then made available to stakeholders and clients during a weekly status meeting.
  • Set up and lead all JAD sessions related to my projects.
  • Provided total cost of labor hours needed for particular release.
  • Worked with developers to establish a proper estimate number for Level of Effort so that the project manger could add additional days/hours as needed on particular phases.
  • Elicited, documented and analyzed new business requirements to define the project scope and avoid scope creep.
  • Translated high-level business requirements into functional and system requirements.
  • Participated in System Integration and User Acceptance testing of new releases and custom modifications.
  • Created and maintained the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
  • Worked closely with the technical staff to determine the appropriate solution to client requests for change.
  • Completed final system testing on software after production stage was complete.

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