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Sr Scrum Master Resume

Alpharetta, GeorgiA

SUMMARY

  • Lead the SAFe Agile transformation at team level for successful execution to support the delivery of strategic technology products.
  • Established team level cadence and drove team level ceremonies (Sprint Planning meeting, Daily scrum meeting, Sprint retrospective meeting, Sprint review meeting and backlog refinement meeting) in alignment with Program level cadence.
  • Coached the team in problem - solving techniques and helped the team become better problem-solvers.
  • Helped team embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, implement SAFe practices.
  • Responsible for resolving various impediments affecting the progress of the project with the help of product owner for improving the velocity and help team members work in a faster manner.
  • Established Transparent and Safe environment by bringing disclosure and ownership between IT and business where problems were discussed, solved with focus being on situation rather than on people.
  • Highly proficient in coaching teams to write user stories and assist Product Owner in prioritizing and writing technical user stories in Product Backlog.
  • Collaborated with CICD team in Integration using Jenkins and GitHub as integration plugins from JIRA.
  • Understanding of SOX, BSA, FINCEN, SEC, GDPR, PPI, PCI DSS, Dodd-Frank and FINRA compliance.
  • Strong understanding of Trade Life Cycle, Portfolio Management, Asset Classes such as Equities, Fixed Income, Forex and Simple & Complex Products.
  • Facilitated management of the scrum team’s dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers and other scrum teams.
  • Assisted RTE in conducting PI Planning events and setting up program level cadence (SAFe).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of web services related concepts such as XML, WSDL, HTML, Ajax, SOAP, RESTful, Web Services Security, authentication/authorization protocols, SOA, API and web architecture. Comprehensive knowledge of business engines and XML schemas.
  • Involved in the formation and implementation of structured credit policy and related processes to manage and monitor credit card risks.
  • Provided hands on training in software development methodologies like Extreme Programming (XP), Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Pair Programming.
  • Experience in projects that involved various OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) and OLAP (Online Analytic Processing) systems.
  • Experience with tracking spring progress from “To-do” “In-progress” and “Complete” using Kanban Board as an information radiator.
  • Participated Scrum of Scrum events to identify dependencies across team, removing impediments, collaborating with scrum masters, providing status update to program stakeholders and business owners at weekly basis.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Frameworks: Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid, Kanban, SAFE, ATDD, TDD, XP

Operating Systems: Windows, Unix

Languages: SQL, PL/SQL, JAVA

Web Technologies: XML, HTML & CSS, SOAP, REST, Web Services

Databases: SQL server, ORACLE, MS Access, IBM DB2, NoSQL & Cassandra

Design Tools: MS Visio, Balsamiq, Sketch

Business Intelligence Tools: Power BI, Tableau, Cognos

Reporting Tools: Tableau, Business Objects

Documentation Tools: MS Office Suite, SharePoint 2010/2013

Project Management Tools: JIRA, RALLY, Slack, Confluence

Testing Tools: HP ALM, Swagger, SoapUI, Selenium, Postman

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Alpharetta, Georgia

Sr Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates all team meetings, including the Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning, Iteration Review, and Iteration Retrospective.
  • Assisted RTE in conducting PI Planning events and setting up program level cadence (SAFe).
  • Actively addresses impediments so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration.
  • Communicated with management and outside stakeholders and helped the team from uncontrolled expansion of work.
  • Managed and coached two Scrum teams which are part of a Release-Train.
  • Helped the Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.
  • Gave insight into the complex data carried by Bloomberg and other sources and constantly looked for ways to improve processes and drive the team forward.
  • Conducted Estimation Training Sessions for the scrum Development team to help them better estimate the efforts required for completing user stories based on techniques like Planning Poker, Bucket System, T-Shirt Sizing etc.
  • Assisted the Product Owner and the cross functional team in break down the epics into appropriately sized User Stories
  • Facilitated and assisted the team to achieve the Sprint level goals and PI objectives
  • Improvised the Velocity and Capacity calculation.
  • Maintained metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality.
  • Involved in Project Management activities like defining / managing project scope, schedule management.
  • Served as a technical advisor and the primary implementer for new capabilities in JIRA.
  • Conducted Gap analysis of the current state and future state of the system apart from doing SWOT analysis to identify the areas of improvement and feasibility analysis of the proposed solution.
  • Assisted the team in preparation for ART activities, including PI Planning, System Demos, and the Inspect and Adapt sessions.
  • Collaborated with the QA team to ensure adequate testing of software both before and after completion, maintained quality procedures, and ensured that appropriate documentation is in place.

Environment: SAFe, ATDD, CICD, JIRA, Confluence, MS Suite, Tableau, Ajax, Web Logic, Oracle DB 11g, Soap UI, Crystal reports.

Confidential, Alpharetta, Georgia

Sr Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • As a Scrum Master I facilitated Scrum events including Backlog refinement, Sprint Planning, Stand up meeting, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Conducted Brainstorming sessions, one on one Interviews along with other elicitation techniques to gather requirements.
  • Introduced Agile methodology and related tools in pilot phases (bottom-up adoption approach), and then scale them to meet the needs of the broader enterprise.
  • Used JIRA to create dashboards and track project progress using Burn-Down and Burn-Up charts.
  • Worked with the client to improve project management practices such as the development of an integrated, cross-team project plan, and the introduction of agile approaches within the client's standard software delivery model.
  • Conducted Sprint review meetings and separated accepted/rejected stories from backlog. and prioritize backlog.
  • Created user acceptance criteria for each user story and tracking them in JIRA.
  • Worked with the product owner during the Sprint Review Meeting for the Potential Shippable Product Increments (PSPIs) and helped decide which features are DONE as per the acceptance criteria(ATDD).
  • Performed Risk Analysis to identify the project critical success factors and prioritize functional requirements.

Environment: Scrum, JIRA, Confluence, MS Suite, Star UML, Soap UI, Crystal Reports, JSON, Java, Web Logic.

Confidential, Brookyln, Ohio

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered requirements from key stakeholders, business owners, business users, end users, customers and Subject matter experts (SMEs) to define the scope and requirements.
  • Communication plan involved keeping all stakeholders, both internal and external, updated about the progress of the project, prepared reports and communicated to resolve blockers.
  • Tested the requests and responses provided by the Restful Web Services using Postman plug-in and standardized them to the format required by the application.
  • Modelled complex Web Orchestrations involving multiple web services from distributed teams.
  • Ensured a consistent implementation of Agile processes which included strategic activities like Enterprise Agile Planning, Sprint zero, requirement hierarchy, workflow/process improvement as well as tactical activities like dashboards to manage releases, status meetings.
  • Provided orientation for newly on-boarded business resources on writing user stories and acceptance criteria, the requirement hierarchy (Themes-Features-Epics-Stories), backlog maintenance (prioritizing, grooming).
  • Conducted Triage calls, tracked, logged and prioritized the defects based on the severity and criticality.
  • Created Mock-ups and Wireframes for better understanding of the GUI and worked with the line of business, the technical team to identify the Client Side, Server Side and Database Validations required and documented them.
  • Generated ad hoc SQL queries using joins, sub queries and aggregate functions, database connections and transformation rules to fetch data from the SQL Serverdatabase systems.

Environment: Hybrid, ATDD, Rally, MS Suite, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Swagger.

Confidential

Business System Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Business process re-engineering design including requirement refinement through Business process re-engineering sessions and conference room pilots to produce functional and design documents.
  • Conducted a stake holder analysis to draft a RACI matrix and Communication plan.
  • Collaborated with systems architect to create wireframes.
  • Documented SRS to see what the frameworks are, Web services, API's used and the environment on which we are creating it.
  • Collaborated with developers to do Web service testing.
  • Collaborated with testers to do regression testing and integration testing and made sure the UAT environment was ready with demo accounts so that the stakeholders come and test the application
  • Coordinated with development team to define the batch flow for data validation process.

Environment: Waterfall, Oracle, Rational Doors, MS Project, Java, Rally, MS Excel, MS Access, HP Quality Centre, Star UML.

Confidential

Jr Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Documented user and technical interface Design Documents to specify data files, control files, trigger files, receiving and sending systems.
  • Analyzed and translated business requirements into system specifications utilizing UML and Waterfall methodology.
  • Managed all the requirements and maintained Traceability Matrix using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Executed SDLC cycle from inception to deployment with regards to testing (Test Planning, Test Cases, Script Development, Test Execution, Test Reporting and Defect Retesting).
  • Participated in brainstorming sessions on Quality Analysis, Manual and Automated Testing and defect tracking tools.
  • Analyzed and optimized the existing business processes using the conceptual modelling methods and documented the business process through DFD (Data Flow Diagram) narratives.

Environment: Waterfall, SQL, UML, Lucid Chart, Java, MS Office, MS Project, Clear Quest, Rational Rose.

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