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Scrum Master Resume

SUMMARY

  • Work closely with project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Provide bi - weekly updates to all stakeholders on the overall status of all projects, accomplishments, at-risk items and remediation plans.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives, grooming meetings, and software demonstrations.
  • Protect development team from outside distractions, impediments, or team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog project timeline.
  • Manage dependencies across teams by tracking related tickets through JIRA and Confluence and through constant communication with team leads.
  • Create and maintain burn-down charts every sprint to track sprint progress and provide visibility to larger audience.
  • Built and maintain high-performing team providing exceptional value and quality across IT business verticals. Promote and maintain an environment of commitment, accountability, and common goal achievement.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Led all scrum ceremonies in a high preforming and efficient manner.
  • Provided leadership in establishing Agile process and best practices through coaching,
  • Worked with Offshore teams to develop and maintain cross-functional collaboration and assist in release/demo efforts.
  • Assisted in grooming local team’s own backlog and help set practices on maintaining it regularly.
  • Identify, own and remove impediments for team on a daily basis.
  • Maintained confluence record of Sprints, Demos, releases, and Server maintenance schedules.
  • Provided weekly updates to senior managers on team’s work, velocity, changes, issues/blockers, next weeks expectations.
  • Led development teams in grooming, estimating and managing the Product and Sprint backlog along with Product Owners/Business Analysts in JIRA

Scrum Master/Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Developing strategic and tactical Agile processes and practices to coordinate delivery/release efforts from different groups on multiple projects.
  • Developing and leading Scrum meetings: Stand-up, Sprint planning, Backlog grooming, Review and Retrospective for different cross functional teams.
  • Assisted the development team in grooming, estimating and managing the Product and Sprint backlog along with Product Owners/ Product Managers in JIRA.
  • Coordinated with both local and overseas teams to insure clear open communication and manage release coordination.
  • Worked with different departments to develop, manage and maintain healthline.com backlog: Editorial, marketing, APM,
  • Track, update and record scrum team velocity and sprint capacity for JIRA/confluence reports.
  • Knowledge of Scrum/Kanban/SAFe/ and other Agile practices.
  • Used various metrics to summarize, track and improve teams progress every sprint.
  • Assisted in various front-end functionality testing for MS Buddy app
  • Conducted various team-building exercises with teams to increase team morale.
  • Liaison between technical teams and the executive management team.
  • Prepared and administered various product research initiatives with the product team
  • Determined project schedules and tracked progress for stakeholders.

Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership by continually aligning key IT systems, practices, and procedures
  • Coordinate the efforts of independent scrum teams in Brazil and US.
  • Facilitate daily stand-ups, Sprint planning, Sprint demos, and retrospective meetings for multiple teams.
  • Participate in Scrum of Scrums meetings in order to improve the Agile methodology overall within the company.
  • Assist PO in breaking down Epics in JIRA into user stories and assigned them to various team members based on priority, and engineer availability.
  • Liaison between technical teams and the executive management team.
  • Motivate business/IT teams to switch from traditional waterfall model to more business focused SCRUM development.
  • Created release and sprint burn down charts to track overall progress and to create reports for senior management.
  • Moved existing projects from a traditional waterfall methodology to agile mindset by reorganizing 2 big waterfall teams into many smaller agile teams and started working in 2-week sprints.
  • Coordinated with team members on various Agile techniques: releasing planning, Continuous Integration and testing, Paired Programming, and Automation testing.
  • Release Planning with multiple teams and publishing detailed meeting minutes to all teams and senior management.
  • Managed issues, defects, risks, dependencies, and roadblocks by coordinating with appropriate parties.
  • Tracked key milestones and assisted POs with planning sprints.

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Scrum Master

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating and leading daily Stand-ups, Retrospectives, Story Workshops (backlog refinement), Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Release Retrospectives, along with any other scrum meetings the team required.
  • Work directly with Product Managers and Engineering Managers to ensure the success of development teams.
  • Guide, coach, mentor teams through velocity, reports and retrospective activities
  • Identify, own and remove impediments for team on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for identifying sprint risks and dependencies and offered potential risk-mitigation strategies.
  • Facilitate decision-making, issue resolution and consensus among the team with full understanding of positive and negative impacts.
  • Assist Product Owners/ Product Managers with backlog maintenance.
  • Assisted senior scrum masters and coaches to mentor new individuals on effective execution of Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Maintained backlog in Rally and assisted PO with backlog grooming.
  • Facilitate effective internal/external team collaboration and generate enthusiasm among team members through various team-building exercises.

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