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Sr. Scrum Master / It Project Manager Resume

Peoria, IL


  • Responsible, Collaborative, Committed and knowledgeable Certified Scrum Master professional with 5 years of experience in coaching and facilitating Scrum teams and above 9 years of experience in Information Technology analysis
  • Always on schedule and under budget, able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while effectively achieving and exceeding both corporate and project goals. A builder of high performance teams who thrives in environments requiring a high - level strategist and a big-picture thinker.
  • Created program level dashboards and reports from VSTS/TFS/JIRA/Confluence for presentation to Senior and Executive Management
  • Successfully Transitioning teams from waterfall to agile:
  • Motivating the team to adapt Agile Values
  • Evaluating the importance of various scrum ceremonies to the scrum team
  • Imbibing the Scrum principles like Transparency, Inspection and Adaption
  • Successfully transitioning the team to self-sufficient scrum team from totally waterfall background
  • Practicing Scrum as an Empirical process:
  • Successfully increased the efficiency of testers by slicing the stories into smaller ones
  • Reduced the number of defects per sprint by adapting customized Test-Driven Development
  • Increased the team’s productivity by facilitating Three amigos meetings
  • Practiced several Inspect and Adapt techniques to improve the sprint velocity
  • Creating core teams (Scrum team) and peripheral layer (SMEs and architects) teams for effective communication
  • Expert in motivating agile transitioning teams to adapt agile methodologies and self-organizational traits
  • Proficient in coaching, mentoring and training onshore and offshore teams on Agile best practices.
  • Expert in doing Root Cause Analysis for identifying and resolving team’s performance hurdles and suggested fool-proof techniques for successful completion of agile sprints; effective utilization of the sprint retrospective meetings
  • Expertise in conducting Story mapping & Sprint planning practices and illustration of the vision of the project
  • Involved in Test Driven Development, Automated testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous delivery for over 6 years.
  • Empowering the team to knock blockers out themselves and build trust to communicate clearly and objectively
  • Highly experienced in tracking and communicating sprint release progress through burn-down charts
  • Effectively handling sign off process with stake holders at different levels and executing good conflict resolution approaches.
  • Dedicated & Self-motivated individual with proven leadership capabilities and time management skills.


  • MS word
  • PowerPoint excel
  • Visio
  • Agile
  • Kanban
  • Scrumban
  • Lean-Agile ATDD
  • TDD
  • SAFe
  • SDLC
  • Waterfall
  • Continuous Integration/Continues Delivery
  • Automatic Testing
  • Pair programing
  • DevOps
  • Project Planning
  • Project Scheduling and Project Budgeting
  • VSTS
  • TFS
  • GitHub
  • JIRA
  • Version One
  • Kanban board
  • Splunk
  • Sonar
  • Jenkins
  • .Net
  • C#
  • ASP. Net
  • Web Service
  • Java/J2EE
  • JavaScript
  • Angular JS 1.8/2.0
  • Node JS
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • SAP SD Pricing
  • AWS
  • Confidential Azure
  • Hadoop
  • MySQL
  • PL/SQL
  • Business Intelligence(BI)/Business Warehouse(BW)/ Business Objects(BO)
  • FileNet P8
  • Duck Creek
  • Jenkins
  • Confluence
  • Stories Onboard


Confidential, Peoria, IL

Sr. Scrum Master / IT Project Manager


  • Being a servant leader coached the team to improve continuously using agile principles.
  • Organized Product backlog refinement, Sprint planning, Sprint reviews and Sprint retrospective
  • ProvidedAgilecoaching to management and developers onAgilemethodology.
  • Taught courses and coached teams on the use of VSTS and it capabilities. Install the VSTS server and configured it for use by different teams. Acted ascoachto several teams on VSTS usage and benefits.
  • Protect scrum team from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts and maintain focus on product backlog and project time lines.
  • Acted as aScrumMasterfor Three Agile teams within a Release Train
  • Worked with the RTE to drive the definition and refinement of the program and team backlogs
  • Attended team level SAFe events including with the Innovation Planning Sprints, Inspect & Adapt, and Quantitative analysis of Metrics.
  • Developed team & portfolio level metrics for leadership and stakeholders for better transparency and visibility.
  • Delivering Minimum Viable Product to the Business owners from where the consumption got productionable
  • Negotiating with Product Owner in backlog management for scope creeps and continuous delivery
  • Ensure (help) the Product Owner refines and prioritizes the backlog and ensure the product owner prepares a sprint goal
  • Met goal of addressing and resolving issues within 24 hours and managed the lifecycle of code development, from ideation to sprints to deployment
  • Facilitated and participated in almost every Scope lock meeting to finalize the Requirements and deliverables of each sprint.
  • Assisted in defect tracking and coordinated with developers to quickly resolve the defects associated with them.

Confidential, Chevy Chase, MD

Sr. Scrum Master


  • Worked with cross-functional teams in an Agile-Scrum environment which transitioned from waterfall methodology
  • Helped team to overcome impediments as a top priority and ensure relevant team members meet to overcome impedimentsbeforedoing regular work
  • Audited sprint metrics and convey all the data to Product Management teams
  • Rendered hands-on supervision and mentorship to a team which was entirely new to Agile Scrum methodology
  • Scheduled releases and kept track of development status, inspected and adapted with the team to constantly improve performance and responsiveness.
  • Introduced Hand-shake meeting to facilitate effective transition of work between on-shore and off-shore team members
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings and multiple meetings for the development teams
  • Facilitated product backlog refinement meetings for the product owner to refine and prioritize the stories
  • Ensured Scrum Framework is followed including the required meetings and artifacts, worked closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog and release plans are clear
  • Worked on documenting the project’s statement of work document and maintained product backlogs, current priorities with business and IT leads.
  • Involved in Defect tracking & management & generating error reports with the testing team.

Confidential, Fresno, CA

Scrum Master


  • Conducted story mapping and story boarding session to elicit high level features and goals from the Product owners
  • Creating good user stories and tasks using INVEST and SMART Principles
  • Developing user stories and grooming them with product owners throughout the agile lifecycle
  • Serve as a liaison between product owner and scrum team for communicating well developed user stories
  • Grooming well developed user stories with user acceptance criteria and mockups if required for developing a good product backlog
  • Creating data flow diagrams and business process flow diagrams for better understanding of the business needs by the scrum team
  • Negotiating effectively with Product owner on the release priorities and exceptional scope creep.
  • Significant contribution to stories development in product backlog, sprint backlog and release backlog meetings.
  • Active participant in Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint review and Product review meetings.
  • Utilizing Sprint retrospective Meetings to understand the impediments and improve the productivity of the team.
  • Involving users actively in User Acceptance Tests (UAT) between development team and the end users from the business team
  • Conducting smoke test, black box test, alpha test and beta test along with Quality Assurance teams.
  • Coordinate development activities by managing the technical requirements in a requirements traceability matrix.

Confidential, Redmond, WA

DotNet Developer/Scrum Master


  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies like Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint review and Product review meetings.
  • Worked closely with developers in setting timeline and priorities for each project/release.
  • Developed various web forms using ASP
  • Added and modified user profiles, maintaining user feedbacks using encrypt and decrypt methods.
  • Developed several COM components using VB.NET
  • Used HTML, DHTML for generating interactive screens
  • Good experience in developing components.
  • Used COM to manage transactions and object pooling to improve the performance.
  • Used ADO to interact with the database by using appropriate cursors and lock types.
  • Involved in unit testing, integration testing and system testing

Confidential, Houston, TX

DotNet Developer


  • Utilized SQL Queries in extracting data from the database system for analysis purpose.
  • Worked closely with developers in setting timeline and priorities for each project/release.
  • Developed various web forms using ASP
  • Added and modified user profiles, maintaining user feedbacks using encrypt and decrypt methods.
  • Developed several COM components using VB.NET
  • Used HTML, DHTML for generating interactive screens

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