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Agile Lead Resume

Laurel, MD

SUMMARY

  • Top - performing, highly motivated, results-driven and goal-oriented Chief Scrum Master and Agile Lead with expert knowledge in implementing Agile best practices across multiple teams and organization.
  • Successfully transitioned multiple teams both on-shore and off-shore from the waterfall methodology into the Agile mindset of delivering incremental value while working collaboratively, independently, and effectively.
  • Well known for exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, and ability in managing multiple complex projects with ease.
  • Passionate about Facilitating the flow of value.
  • 6+ years of experience in understanding and practical application of Agile mindset and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean, and eXtreme Programming (XP), and coaching teams in order to deliver business value early and often to stakeholders.
  • Driving adoption of Agile mindset and frameworks with the use of best practices such as Shu Ha Ri, CI, Test First, TDD, ATDD, Refactoring, Pair Programming, Collective Code Ownership, Peer Review, CALMR concept of DevOps, the four dimensions of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Release on Demand in order to foster collaboration and communication and optimize delivery.
  • Drive relentless improvement via inspect and adapt workshops
  • Foster communicates of practice and built-in-quality practices
  • Skilled at identifying and removing dependencies, bottle necks, risks and impediments and helping team remove such roadblocks to aid in team progress and achieve success in meeting sprint goals.
  • Experienced with project management tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, TFS, Azuredevops, VSTS, MS Project, and Rally to track teams work progress.
  • Worked with Product Owners and stakeholders to define vision and strategic objectives, and create roadmap, and then performed story mapping and created release plan and Product Backlog with Product Owner and team.
  • Expert knowledge in facilitating Scrum time boxed events which includes the Daily Stand-Up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Successfully transitioned teams from the Waterfall Methodology to having the Agile mind of being customer centric and ensured high quality products are delivered faster using iterative and incremental approach.
  • Facilitate effective working sessions and team ceremonies as desired by team. (e.g. vision, roadmap, release planning, sprint review, retrospective, sprint planning, story mapping...)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Agile Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Coaches Scrum Teams to adopt Agile best practices and principles by promoting high standards and behaviors.
  • Helps individuals, teams, and programs to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Demonstrates deep system level thinking and proven ability to impact whole program dynamics.
  • Supports the Product Owner in the effort to manage the backlog while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.
  • Addresses and removes impediments and bottle necks that affect team delivery.
  • Partners with stakeholders internally and externally to make effective decisions in solving problems, escalating high priority issues or impediments, calling out risks and monitoring progress while recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Coach team members, Product Owners, Product Development Team, other Scrum Masters and PM community
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution; drives work forward without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work directly
  • Creates information radiators (burn-downs, velocity chart, etc.), dashboards, and demos to assist with communication and improve transparency; provides metric reports to assist in product roadmap planning.
  • Help to foster the culture of accountability so that the team and team members feel accountable for delivering on commitments; helps team identify when commitments are at risk, and then coaches team to determine possible solutions to ensure commitments are met.
  • Helps to fill-in for Scrum masters when they need to take some time off.
  • Participates in release planning discussions, helps establish priorities and sequencing required to deliver efficiently, and helps team commit to and complete sprints
  • Facilitate definition of done negotiations that enable higher product quality through better extreme programming behaviors and devops practices (TDD/CI/CD).
  • Facilitate consensus-building activities and conflict resolution in order to improve team effectiveness.
  • Creates Team level Reports to promote ever-improving team dynamics and performance
  • Work Together with other agile team-of-teams Scrum Masters to ensure cross-functional iteration dependencies are satisfied and best practices are being encouraged across the program
  • Co-operate closely with the Product Management team to understand strategic alignment

Scrum Master

Confidential, Laurel, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Coaches Scrum Teams to adopt Agile best practices and principles by promoting high standards and behaviors.
  • Helps individuals, teams, and programs to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Demonstrates deep system level thinking and proven ability to impact whole program dynamics.
  • Supports the Product Owner in the effort to manage the backlog while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.
  • Addresses and removes impediments and bottle necks that affect team delivery.
  • Serves as a Scrum Master for two scrum teams and one Kanban team onshore and offshore on both Mobile, IOS and Android platforms.
  • Tracks team progress and performance using performance indicators and metrics such as, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, team velocity, release progress and addressed issues as they arise.
  • Supports Release Train Engineer in facilitating the SAFe ceremonies including the PI planning event, the Inspect and Adapt session, the Scrums of Scrums, and the ART Sync to aid success.
  • Helps teams manage and escalate dependencies between other Scrum teams, third parties and vendors.
  • Works closely with the Product Owner to refine user stories to meet the INVEST criteria and empowered teams to make decisions and make changes as they see fit.
  • Helps teams to create PI objectives and set goals to achieve in that PI.
  • Coaches Scrum Team and the Product Owner to improve on Agile best practices, productivity, and self-organization by creating a positive work environment that encourages collaboration and transparency.
  • Ensures impediments are quickly identified and removed by ensuring teams demonstrate transparency using the scrum artifacts and continuously inspect and adapt their working process.
  • Supports teams to deliver business value by using story mapping technique to help them in understanding the intent of the features and user stories.
  • Coach and mentor team members on agile standards and best practices. Lean, Kanban, Scrum, XP, DevOps, SAFe, Less
  • Coaches the Product Owner on how to maintain a healthy product backlog and how to write user stories that are clarified and understood by the team members.
  • Provides metric reports to assist in product roadmap planning.
  • Helps to identify and remove impediments, escalates impediments to the rightful party while recommending ways to resolve them, and influencing leadership to act on these recommendations

Scrum Master

Confidential, Bowie, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Served as a Scrum Master for multiple teams working on various Platforms.
  • Championed cultural change and collaborated with stakeholders to advance the organization’s Agile transformation.
  • Worked with development team to improve their intra-team communication and improve transparency in their commitment sprint objectives.
  • Provided Agile training sessions for my scrum teams and external teams in the organization as needed.
  • Coached the Product Owner to prioritize and refine user stories in the Product Backlog using the INVEST criteria and the DEEP concept.
  • Facilitated the scrum ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Review/Demo, Sprint Retrospective and ensured the team members where fully engaged and understood the benefits of having these ceremonies.
  • Provided scaling expertise to align multiple Agile teams, collaborate and facilitate planning with large groups, coach Chief Product Owners on managing scaled product backlog of epics and features, and facilitate decision making with Product Owners, and Principal Architects.
  • Assisted the Release Train Engineer to facilitate the PI ceremonies including the PI planning, Inspect and Adapt session, Scrum of Scrums and Art Sync respectively
  • Helped team escalate dependencies, bottleneck and risk items that was identified during our PI Planning event to my Release Train Engineer to mitigate it from affecting the sprint.
  • Helped transitioning the teams from using the team foundation server (TFS) to effectively using the Azuredevops tool (ADO) to track the progress of work.
  • Ensured work got done without coercion, assigning, or dictating work directly.
  • Works with multiple teams to facilitate the process of the team defining Working Agreements, Definition of Ready, Definition of Done and then ensures those agreements are upheld; ensures the team follows standard processes while identifying opportunities for improvement.

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