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Agile Coach Resume

CAREER SUMMARY:

  • Agile Transformation Specialist focusing on coaching, and enabling organizational agile transformations
  • IT consultant with over 16 years of experience in providing consulting services to the organizations
  • Experienced in implementing SAFe framework and large scale agile transformations
  • Coaching Scrum and Kanaban Teams
  • Launching multiple Agile Release Trains (ART) and Value Streams
  • Hands on experience in PI planning and ART execution
  • Developed enterprise agile adoption guidelines, developing materials, providing to Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Teams.
  • Agile enthusiast with a passion for collaborative software development
  • Bringing the Lean and Agile mindset, values, principles and practices to executives and teams
  • Built DevOps, Systems operation and management, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices
  • SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) Experience, Cloud infrastructure setup and application development using Amazon AWS
  • Worked with cross functional technical teams to achieve technical excellence by implementing continuous integration, test driven development TDD, automated code builds and automated testing
  • Experienced in partnering with senior business leaders including executive sponsors and their teams to deeply understand strategic and tactical business objectives and high level business requirements
  • Domain knowledge in Banking, Insurance, Credit cards, Embedded Software and Retail
  • Consulting, Project Management, Agile Coaching, Servant Leadership

SKILLS:

  • As a High - Performance Teaming and Agile Coach, I help teams and organizations develop the social, interactive skills which enable them to produce, problem-solve, and innovate at the highest levels.
  • Active in Scrum community, and well connected with other thought leaders in the industry
  • Coach and mentor team members individually and as a whole team
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the Scrum Masters, RTEs
  • Creating a workplace that inspires, where people are enthusiastic to work and collaborate
  • Pair train the teams on CSM®, CSPO® and CSD®
  • Train the teams on SAFe Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team and SAFe SA courses
  • Be a change agent and foster a “learn by doing” environment

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to diplomatically facilitate discussions and negotiations
  • Driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through
  • Ability to connect technology with measurable business value
  • Coaching teams on technical Agile engineering practices teams in Agile / Scrum processes, Agile Games
  • Advise, Protect, Motivate and Serve teams
  • Value Delivery focused, positive, vocal, engaging, proactive
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge in Waterfall, Agile (Scrum, XP Practices, Lean Software Development)
  • Advanced knowledge on collaborative Agile Tools VersionOne, GreenHopper, Jira, Rally, TFS, Leankit, Jira Portfolio
  • DevOps tools like Chef, AWS Devops in the cloud
  • Strong knowledge in other tools like Planview, Niku Clarity, Open Workbench, Sharepoint site management
  • Advanced Knowledge in MS Project, Excel, Visio, Powerpoint, Project Server
  • Strong analytical skills, D Confidential analysis, Metrics preparation, Dashboards, reporting

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the Agile transformation and for the successful execution of the Release Train to support the delivery of various digital products
  • Coach distributed software teams through on Scrum, Kanban and SAFe Frameworks
  • Develop, coach, and mentor teams to build quality software
  • Coach the team members to advance their skills and career
  • Scaling large systems with agile / lean practices, such as SAFe
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams
  • Coach the teams on best engineering practices like ATDD, TDD, continuous integration and Continuous Deployment practices
  • Conduct Scrum Master, Agile Team s within Lincoln Financial and kick start the teams
  • Established the Agile Practice CoP, contribute content to internal blog sites. Serve as a thought leader
  • Promote an enjoyable and fun working culture among the teams
  • Be a change agent

Confidential

Enterprise Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • As an Agile Coach concentrating on developing Execution leaders (RTE and Scrum Masters) and closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide agile release trains
  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)
  • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum / Kanban Teams
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups, act in a single voice
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice, Agile Coach, RTE and Scrum Master Forums
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Be a change agent and foster a “learn by doing” environment
  • Act as a mentor to Agile Team Coaches, RTE's, Scrum Masters and Product Owners

Confidential

Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the Agile transformation and for the successful execution of the Release Train to support the delivery of strategic technology products
  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)
  • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Promote an enjoyable and fun working culture among the teams
  • Conduct PI retrospectives, follow-up on action items, continuous improvements
  • Remove impediments, make sure that the teams have everything to complete their work
  • Coach teams and Product owners and Scrum Masters on Agile values and principles, SAFe methodologies
  • Work with various stakeholders, Product management team and other value stream dependencies
  • Work with senior management on value stream budget
  • Participate in team level product demos and ART level system demos
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice, Agile Coach, RTE and Scrum Master Forums
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups, act in a single voice

Confidential

Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • As a leader in the Enterprise Delivery Practice - Agile Software Engineering organization, train and mentor a team of multiple Scrum Masters and Agile Program Leads through implementation of Agile/Scrum methodology and Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Scaling large systems with agile/lean practices, such as SAFe
  • Lead teams through successful Agile Software Development projects
  • Facilitate various Scrum and SAFe ceremonies, Plan and facilitate Planning Increments
  • Help Product Owner manage backlogs, dice and slice user stories, estimations etc.
  • Conduct retrospectives, follow-up on action items, continuous improvements
  • Remove impediments, make sure that the team has everything to complete their work
  • Reporting and presentations to senior management
  • Coach distributed software teams through on Agile, Scrum, SAFe
  • Coach teams and Product owners on Agile values and principles, SAFe methods
  • Coached best practices on DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices
  • Guides enterprise-wide agile transformation and improvement initiatives
  • Engage and encourage people to participate various CoP (ScrumMaster CoP, Product Owner CoP) and facilitate CoP events

Confidential

Release Train Engineer / Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Trained and coached Scrum Teams, Product Owners on Scrum and SAFe methodologies
  • Leading multiple scrum teams in building a new online banking platform
  • Scaling large systems with agile/lean practices, such as SAFe
  • Coaching and enabling the teams to achieve high performance
  • Enacting Agile/Scrum principles, methodologies and processes
  • Active participant in Agile Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Coach and mentor New Scrum Masters, Induction of new team members
  • Participate in Scrum of Scrums
  • Act as a glue between various stakeholders including Senior Management, Business, and functional teams
  • Help Product Owners in managing backlog in Version One
  • Foster team communication, communication across cross functional teams and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate with release management team on production releases
  • Resolve issues and conflicts management

Confidential

Sr. ScrumMaster, Team Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Bringing up new teams to adopt Scrum / Agile
  • Responsible for enacting Agile, Scrum values and principles
  • Capture and advocate process improvements into Communities of Practice (COPs)
  • Facilitate user story sizing, estimation, ranking, iteration planning
  • Establish the Information Radiator (Task Wall)
  • Coach teams on Sprint planning, managing sprint backlog, backlog burndowns
  • Facilitate sprint review and sprint retrospective meetings
  • Agile release planning
  • Agile project management using Rally
  • Coach scrummasters to facilitate scrum ceremonies, agile values and principles
  • Coach Product owner in managing backlogs, slicing stories, team estimation
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies, Coach and mentor teams, Mentoring & Building great teams
  • Stakeholder management, Metrics reporting

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Software architecture, design and coding as per requirement specifications for modified or newly created requirements per DO 178B standards
  • Performed Hardware/Software Integration (HSI) testing on the target environment.
  • Performed Software Integration (SI) testing to verify interrelationship between various software requirements and components
  • Performed requirement based Black Box and white box testing of C++ code meeting the Level A DO178B criteria.
  • Developed Test cases and Test procedures for High Level Requirements using Python and tested on actual ECU using Honeywell D Confidential Monitor.
  • MC/DC (Modified Condition Decision Coverage) structural coverage analysis for Level A software done using AMC CodeTest

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