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Scrum Master/program Agile Lead & Coach Resume

Wellesley, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Extensive experience in Information Technology space with expertise in software development (quality assurance), requirement gathering (business analysis); project management; and leading/coaching agile versatile/global teams.
  • Vast experience as an effective leader with a track record of transforming, nurturing, growing, grooming and coaching teams to become high performing agile teams through sustained continuous improvement.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

  • Leadership and Customer Focus
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirement Analysis and Design
  • Systems Engineering and Analysis
  • Automation and Manual Testing
  • Backend, API, Webservices and Data Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Database Testing - Oracle. MS SQL, MS SQL
  • Good written and verbal Communication Skills.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • CONOPS documentation and SRS documentation
  • Waterfall
  • Agile Methodologies - Scrum, Kanban, TDD, FDD, SAFe
  • SDLC

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Testing tools: WinRunner, QTP, LoadRunner, Rational Team Test, PVCS Tracker, TFS (VSTS), Selenium, SAHI

Bug Reporting Tools: TestDirector, Clear Quest, Excel Spreadsheets, TeamTrack, Jira

Databases & RDBMS: MS SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, MySQL

Programming Languages: SQL, Java, UNIX Shell scripting, PowerShell, Groovy

Quality Process Improvement: SDLC methodologies, RUP, UML, Six Sigma

Agile PLM tools: Jira, Confluence, VersionOne, ServiceNow

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Wellesley, MA

Scrum Master/Program Agile Lead & Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, story grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, and retrospective.
  • Guide and coach development team to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the work
  • Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'
  • Create information and data matrices and reports to help the enterprise understand where we are at, where we are going, and opportunities/tradeoffs for project selection and prioritization
  • Conduct sprint planning, reporting, review and velocity charts, agile estimation, daily scrum, and burn-down.
  • Work with clients and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are accurately captured and translated into appropriate solutions.
  • Track and communicate team velocity, sprint, and release progress.
  • Ensure development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Support the Product Owner with grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Guide teams through story selection and task definition.
  • Assisted team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and task definition and participated proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Facilitate internal and external communication within the team and other teams.
  • Participated in Scrum of Scrums
  • Jira and Confluence Administrator
  • Trained and onboarded new teams in the usage of Jira and Confluence

Environment: Scrum, Kanban, Agile, MS SQL Server, Oracle, UNIX, Jira, Selenium WebDriver, Java, SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, SQL, SOAPUI, Confluence, MongoDB, ServiceNow

Confidential, Boston MA

Scrum Master & Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, and retrospective.
  • Guide and coach development team to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the work
  • Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'
  • Create information and data matrices and reports to help the enterprise understand where we are at, where we are going, and opportunities/tradeoffs for project selection and prioritization
  • Conduct sprint planning, reporting, review and velocity charts, agile estimation, daily scrum, and burn-down.
  • Work with clients and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are accurately captured and translated into appropriate solutions.
  • Track and communicate team velocity, sprint, and release progress.
  • Ensure development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Support the Product Owner with grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Guide teams through story selection and task definition.
  • Assisted team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and task definition and participated proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Facilitate internal and external communication within the team and other teams.

Environment: SCRUM Team Co-located, Agile, MS SQL Server 2012, Windows 2003/2008 Server, UNIX, Jira, Selenium WebDriver, Java, SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, SQL, SOAPUI, Confluence, MongoDB, ServiceNow

Confidential, MA

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Acted as Scrum Master for Product teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work.
  • Acted as a Project Manager when necessary
  • Assisted team to remove impediments by having an understanding of the control and release processes
  • Assisted with internal and external communication, improved transparency, and radiated information
  • Assisted with prioritization and resolution of software defects
  • Built relationship with Product owner and other stake holders to facilitate team's interaction with them
  • Coached Product Owners in creation and maintenance of Product Backlog
  • Coached team members on Agile principles and providing general guidance on the methodology
  • Continuously learned Agile/Scrum techniques and shared findings with the team
  • Engaged with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization
  • Facilitated getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Facilitated sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos
  • Helped team to solve problems rather than provide solutions
  • Interfaced with Program Management Office to ensure project goals and requirements are being met
  • Organized and facilitated project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint, release planning, demos, and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Provided all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible
  • Removed impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
  • Took responsibility of delivery and management of the tasks
  • Tracked and effectively communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress to all affected teams and management
  • Updated Agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs
  • Worked with the Scrum Team and the Product Owner to negotiate the minimum viable product for delivery

QA Manager / Sr. Software Engineer, QA

Responsibilities:

  • Manage off-shore and on-shore Teams
  • Lead the Quality Assurance effort
  • Lead daily stand up meetings
  • Developed test strategy for projects
  • Developed project plans
  • Wrote and maintained automated scripts using Selenium, SAHI and UFT
  • Worked and tested multiple distributed systems applications
  • Worked on and tested the migration of multiple applications to AWS
  • Automation engineer on GNW
  • Liaised with cross-functional teams and off shore teams to gather requirements and better understand system complexities
  • Wrote and Managed the UNIX test scripts used for backend testing
  • Conducted manual, automated testing, and mobile testing
  • Deployed code to the QA and staging environment and created documentation to assist application support in production deployments
  • Solicits and gathers requirements/stories
  • Conducted user acceptance testing with business users
  • Helped in troubleshooting issues reported in the production environment
  • Logged defects and updated stakeholders regularly on status of projects and potential risks

Environment: SCRUM, Agile, Kanban, MS SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11G, Windows 2003/2008 Server, Solaris UNIX, Jira, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MVC, WebAPI, C#, SQL (SSRS)., VersionOne, Sharepoint, SAHI, HP Unified Functional Testing, Amazon AWS, Selenium, SOAPUI

Confidential, MA

Sr. QA Software Engineer / Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Project Manager and Team Lead
  • Trained and mentored other team members.
  • Created and Maintained Project Plan and release schedule.
  • Developed detailed and quality test plans/strategy.
  • Performed time estimation, scheduling, scoping and resource allocation.
  • Deployed and released development code to QA environment; maintained QA environments.
  • Presided and attended team meetings, reporting status to the manager, as a liaison between the quality assurance, off-site research and development teams and product teams regarding requirements, implementation, timing and other application effects.
  • Performed risk assessment and notified business and stakeholders for possible mitigations.
  • Built and maintained automated scripts using Selenium
  • Tested multiple distributed system applications
  • Tested cloud applications hosted in AWS
  • Data Verification and Validation
  • Performed research on emerging technologies and advised team during the design phase.
  • Worked with the product backend QA teams, verifying complex algorithm, data processing and results using Microsoft SQL 2008 and Oracle 10G.
  • Compared research and production team model outputs; verified findings against model specification and development technical specifications.
  • Verified backend processing calculation results using the ThomsonOne Investor Relations application.
  • Logged, tracked and closed defects and bugs using TeamTrack and Jira
  • Reviewed functional and calculation model specifications, business requirements and technical specification documents.
  • Deployed and released development code to QA environment, maintained QA environment and SQL server.

Environment: MS SQL Server 2008, Oracle 10G, Windows 2003/2008 Server, MYSQL, Red Hat Linux, Jira, TeamTrack, VersionOne, Sharepoint, SOAPUI, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MVC, WebAPI, C#, SQL (SSRS).

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