- A Certified SAFe Agilest (SA), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience in lifecycle software development and knowledge of several agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, Pair Programming, TDD and ATDD. Has over 13 years of project management experience in addition to over 5 years Scrum Master experience.
SAFE Scrum Master
- Foster the team autonomy by facilitating Scrum ceremonies for three teams, such as daily stand ups, sprint grooming, sprint planning, and sprint retrospective meetings in as Scrum Agile environment utilizing two - week sprints.
- Establish new development team consisting of on-shore and off-shore resources and boosted delivery velocity from 29 points in sprint 1 to 85 points in sprint 7 by championing Scrum Agile methodologies, training the breaking down of user stories into smaller iterations, and encouraging team transparency and engagement.
- Work closely with the Product Owner/Product Manager in backlog management, release planning, and continuous delivery of epics/features.
- Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile SAFE Scrum practices and values to delight customers and to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Construct various reports to track and remove impediments and identify improvement opportunities
- Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
- Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
- Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information throughout the organization
- Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
- Plan, organize and guide teams during the PI (Program Increment) SAFE planning event.
- Onboarded and coached four new Scrum Masters take over two of the development teams.
Project Manager/Scrum Master
- Guide team on Agile / Scrum practices, including:
- How to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
- How to get the most of self-organization
- Self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
- Accountable for managing and tracking the performance/velocity of the team, identifying opportunities and driving adjustments to continually enhance the efficiency of their delivery
- Responsible for managing the capacity and demand of the team (including defect management) to optimize the throughput of the team
- Responsible for preparing, facilitating and documenting the key meeting routines within the team
- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
- Responsible for keeping release/product information consolidated, organized and up to date
- Notice differences and issues as they arise, facilitate resolution and elevate them to management
- Remove impediments and guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
- Responsible for driving continuous improvement in the team by facilitating retrospectives and identifying and managing opportunities within and across release cycles.
- Facilitate problem solving, discussion and alternatives or different approaches to manage oneself and a team
- Responsible for coaching team members and mediating conflicts to resolution
- Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
- Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
- Support and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
- Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and lead by example
- Organize and facilitate scrum ceremonies (daily scrum, grooming, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos) and other Scrum-related meetings