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Senior Scrum Master Resume

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

  • An accomplished servant leader with extensive knowledge in agile principles, values and practices.
  • Expert Confidential driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum practices, removing impediments and fostering self - organization.
  • In depth understanding of Software Development Life cycle working in Agile disciplines.
  • Adept Confidential leveraging agile methods with business initiatives to deliver quantifiable results that are sustainable.
  • An advocate for change, creating an environment of continuous improvement, challenging the status quo and developing a compelling case for change.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Servant Leadership
  • Facilitator
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Stakeholder Management
  • SAFe
  • Relative Sizing/Story Pointing
  • Scrum/Kanban/Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Burn Down Chart
  • Burnup Chart
  • Team Velocity tracking
  • Iteration/Sprint Planning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Process Optimization
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Team Velocity Tracking

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Agile PM Tools: Jira, Rally, VersionOne, TFS, Rational, Redmine

Software Applications: AWS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Hyperion, Cognos, NetSuite, Caliber, Visio

Databases: MS SQL Server, Postgress SQL, Oracle, Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, SharePoint

Operating Systems: Windows Server, UNIX, LINUX, Chrome, Mac OS, Solaris

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating team scrum events (Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Retrospective) and making sure there’s full team engagement.
  • Helping the product owner manage the product backlog by making sure that user stories are regularly groomed, prioritized by business value and are sprint ready.
  • Ensuring teams have clearly defined and enforced Definition of Ready (DOR) & Definition of Done (DOD).
  • Identifying and removing impediments to teams works progress.
  • Making sure the team’s work is visible and progress is radiated to the team and key stakeholders using metrics like burn-down, burn-up, team velocity and defect summary reports.
  • Shielding the team from interruptions and removes obstacles that may impact the delivery of the product.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Assisting teams with creating an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed.
  • Coaching teams on agile good practices such as time-boxing, inspect and adapt, continuous integration, transparency, accountability, Jira tracking, team empowerment and role .
  • Participating in the running of Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure the coordination and integration of output from the various teams by removing team impediments.
  • Attending PI Planning to help identify team dependencies, risks and objectives for the upcoming Program Increment.
  • Helping the organizations solve problems rather than providing solutions. Monitoring the pulse and moral of the teams, influencing the team spirit and creating excitement around deliverables.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated daily scrum meetings, Backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Radiated information and ensured that team's progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholder and scrum team.
  • Facilitated discussions and conflict resolution while empowering team to self-organize.
  • Provided all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, leading by example.
  • Prevented distractions by identifying and removing impediments.
  • Support Product Owner with grooming and maintaining product backlogs.
  • Mentored and coached scrum teams on product backlog estimation and acceptance criteria definition.
  • Helped teams to solve problems rather than providing solutions.
  • Monitored the pulse and moral of the teams, influencing the team spirit and creating excitement around the deliverable.
  • Improved transparency by sharing team progress through Burn down and Team velocity charts.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated scrum meetings (sprint release planning, sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives and daily stand-ups).
  • Collaborated with product owners on developing, updating, prioritizing and grooming the product backlog.
  • Conducted working sessions and planning meetings for User Stories elaboration and decomposition
  • Removed team impediments on a daily basis to allow the team member to focus on the sprint goals and deliverables.
  • Ensured timely updates by regularly communicating project status and progress to management and executives.
  • Coach team on making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Made sure stakeholders were engaged and expectations had been set regarding their involvement and participation.
  • Worked with delivery teams to mitigate impediments and ease the entire development process.
  • Ensured the development team is worked efficiently towards sprint goals.
  • Ensured Scrum Team’s adherence to agile practice through one on one coaching and retrospectives
  • Successfully guided two cross-functional development teams through transition from waterfall to agile development.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison between business and stakeholders in order to understand and document d Confidential needs.
  • Analyzed IT project requirements and prepared requirements documentation.
  • Contributed to various types of testing that include unit and UAT.
  • Wrote documents and user guides, and facilitated for staff.
  • Delivered weekly key status updates to key stakeholders.

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