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Agile Coach/enterprise Agile Transformation Lead Resume

Tampa, FL

SUMMARY

  • Highly motivated IT Professional with proven skills having almost twelve years of versatile experience on various levels in Agile coaching, Project Management, Scrum, Business Analysis, and Quality Assurance forERP, SAP - SCM, SAP-CRM,e-commerce,andWeb and mobileapplications.
  • Strong hands on experience in leading success driven teams in achieving project goals, meeting deadlines, and releasing quality product within a derived and planned release phase.
  • Expertise in developing and implementing Plans, Scenarios, and ensure proper business compliances along with managing fast paced project teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching and communication skills with the ability to remain highly focused and self-assured in fast-paced, high-pressure environments.
  • Mentor and coach best practices and Agile methodologies to the team for fast paced complex work environments
  • Work closely with teams and Scrum master for creating and grooming Product and sprint backlogs
  • Manage various different functional roles and best practices during Agile transformation
  • Specialty in Enterprise IT implementations and understanding and implementing best engineering practices
  • Work closely with the project team and release train conductors/engineers on the planning and scheduling of releases and meeting product deadlines
  • Facilitate in release and sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, demo and sprint retrospective
  • Create and maintain project artifacts, team velocity, and BVIR (Big visible information radiator) for burn up and down charts
  • Identify, resolve and remove impediments during the sprint cycle
  • Evaluate and recommend various appropriate tools and their optimal usage
  • Expertise in using standard agile tracking tools like JIRA, Rally, etc.
  • Train teams for DevOps, BDD, TDD, ATDD and test automation frameworks
  • Create, evaluate, and timeline testing strategies
  • Create SRS, sequence diagrams, DFD, Activity diagrams, requirements gathering, decision making, business and technical team interaction, and overall documentation.
  • Conduct Sprint planning, daily scrum meetings, elicitation and facilitation, perform and time daily team cadences, and communicate important messages across the team

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: Windows 7/2K/NT/XP/Vista, UNIX, iOS, AndroidTesting Tools Quality Center, QTP, JIRA, Eclipse, Appium, Testrail, Rally, Crashlytics

ERP: SAP CRM, SAP SCM, Oracle, Oracle Dataload, Access, Firebug, ChromeDriver, SOAP UI, Loadrunner, SAP, J2EE, Web Sphere

Languages: C, C++, XML VB Script, Java Script, HTML, Java, UNIX, json, SQL Developer, Python, XHTML, CSS, PHP, C#, .net, JSP, EJB, VCMS, VBIS, JDBC

Databases: My SQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, MS Access, DataLoad, PowerPivotMethodologies Waterfall, Agile, RUP, V model, Scrum

Others: MS-Office, MS VISIO, MS-Project, PowerPoint, Paint, TextEdit, Image Capture, Fiddler, Android file transfer, iOS image capture, Healthcheck, Snipping tool, Beyond compare

Environment: Manual, Automation, performance, mobile, web-based, native apps, cross platform, cross browser

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Agile Coach/Enterprise Agile Transformation lead

Responsibilities:

  • Coach the team for Team Agility with various agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban and Lean
  • Act as an embedded team coach, and train Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development team to be effective and efficient Agile team members.
  • Guide and assist the testing team with testing strategies, BDD and ATDD, provide guidelines for automation testing, and agile testing cycles.
  • Inspect, monitor and report bi-weekly coaching progress to various stakeholders, including Polaris and Confidential Management
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the teams for SAFe practices, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scrum-Ban, and Paired Programming, project management, team building, teamwork, team cadence and progress.
  • Participate in team cadences and scrum ceremonies, advice the Scrum Master for team capacity and velocity, and suggest facilitation technique. Train the Product Owner to gauge stories, story length, dependencies, and define functional and business acceptance criterias.
  • Focus the coaching on individual team member progress, highlights, lowlights, impediments, risk-impact-mitigation analysis, team target achievements, and suggest improvement strategies.
  • Present the overall team progress during the coaching and communications meetings and training guilds, highlighting work in progress, successes, impediments and failures.
  • Guide the team to analyze the stories that meet the Definition of ready, and successfully close stories after achieving the definition of done.
  • Work with the assigned teams to track team transition progress, maintain team transition, and update project progress charts, and perform risk and SWOT analysis.
  • Act as the team Scrum Master for the newly created teams, assign a team member to be the team Scrum Master, and train the Scrum Master in facilitation, estimation, and successfully running Scrum ceremonies.
  • Provide feedbacks during the Team retrospective meetings, analyze individual and team commitments, and guide the teams to improve their upcoming Scrums
  • Focus on individual stakeholder coordination in tracking the progress, receive stakeholder/management feedback to in achieving the goals, and coach the team on how to achieve goals in striving the team’s success.

Confidential, Bentonville, AR

Project Team Agile Mentor/Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Train and coach mentees on various IT processes, coordinate learning efforts and provide coaching and mentoring the trainees on various different processes like SAFe practices, PI Planning, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scrum-Ban, Waterfall, Lean, XP, RAD, and Paired Programming.
  • Inspect and monitor the progress of the trainees, and report the progress to the end client ( Confidential ), suggest and implement individual team member improvement strategies, and perform a one-on-one meetup with the mentees.
  • Coach the mentees on various different processes like project management, roles of a scrum master, business analyst, testing processes and strategies, releases, documentation, team building processes, team-work, business relationship management, process cadence, and overall team progress tracking.
  • Report weekly progress of the team members to stakeholders, focus on the highlights of the individual team member progress, lowlights, impediments, risk-impact-mitigation analysis, and discuss improvement strategies.
  • Present the mentee team progress in the overall progress review meetings and highlight on the hits and misses of the individual mentees in the team.
  • Coordinate with the stakeholders on an individual basis to track and monitor the individual mentee’s progress, receive stakeholder feedback to achieve the goals, and closely work with individual mentees coaching them on how to achieve the goals for individual/team success.
  • Working with teams in maintaining team and project progress charts, performing risk and SWOT analysis.

Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

Agile Transformation Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Overlook team agile transformation and follow Kanban methodologies, create improvements in the impressions with accordance to necessary business results and Business/IT based implications. Provide and equip solutions in accelerating the bidding process on project technical architecture. Create and update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates at the end of 4 sprints.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, staffing needs, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create PERT diagram, cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, ROI (Return of investment) assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations.
  • Guide and articulate the technical teams in agile transformation, create and update project guide, excel in guiding technical teams for the highest throughput, prepare a detailed works structure, Releases Gantt chart, and instill the accountability in achieving the set project go-live dates and releases thus maintaining the project timeline.
  • Perform smoke testing for QA and UAT environments, review test cases and scenarios, coordinate onsite offshore development and testing, and conduct regular defects triaging.

Confidential

Agile Scrum Master/PM

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching and mentoring the team on various agile practices, drive the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Provide guidance to the technical teams in SAP CRM implementation, excel in guide technical teams for maximum throughput, prepare a detailed WBS (work breakdown structure) and instill the accountability to achieve set project milestones and releases
  • Set forth higher standards for the project team. Review/modifyexisting Timelines, suggest changes. Participate in daily onsite offshore meetings, onboard team meetings, participate in weekly QA staff meetings, bi-weekly Sprint planning, scrum of scrums, sprintretrospectivemeetings, etc. Assist in improving existing QA testing procedures, and integrate/suggest new testing processes.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and sprint progress reports, and actively participate in the current QA testing progresses. Maintain defects triaging/opening/closure/reopening as per pre-release/release to the Project Management team using JIRA.
  • Participate in QA testing strategies, provide QA support for post “go-live” activities, defects testing, etc.Create test data/test scripts for cross browser and cross platform testing. Provide QA status to the QA Manager Leads, also provide QA support to user testing teams (UAT) and Development teams. Perform sanity & smoke tests on different environments, verify expected results, and participate in defects testing life-cycle.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Project Lead/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze app user’s requirements, suggestions, complaints, etc. implementbusines procedures and best practices. Coordinatewith teams about expected product functionality, set forth expectations, and suggest changes.
  • Open daily scrum meetings, give regularupdates,strategizefuture plans based on current vs planned team status, prioritize team tasks, and routinely inform status to the team. Participate in weekly meetings, open bi-weekly Sprint planning andretrospectivemeetings, outline improvements, protect confidential materials (including credit card information, integrate new testing and product development processes that are ready for implementation.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthlyteam progress reports, current progress, and defects status per release to the Management team. Analyze/suggest strategies to reach the go-live goal, and meet post go-live expectations.Organize, assist & conduct Defects Triage meetings, maintain defects list per sprint plans, create/maintain defects list, and analyze and update defects.
  • Validate network performance under various degrees of pressure, report network scalability using network scalability matrix and threshold

Confidential, Boston, MA

Project Manager/Sr. QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Improve the impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, provide solutions to accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, constantly create and update the project portfolio strategy management referring to collected statuses from project teams and management.
  • Constantly assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations.
  • Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep.
  • Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Articulate and guide the technical teams in project guide, excel in guide technical teams for maximum throughput, prepare a detailed WBS (work breakdown structure) and instill the accountability to achieve set project milestones and releases
  • Create Test Plan and test timelines, back end testing, GUI testing, coordinate Onsite-Offshore testing, analyze user requirements, implement testing procedures, and perform ETL testing using Oracle and MS SQL server for data validation.
  • Train QA team about product functionality, set forth expectations for the QA team in testing those functionalities, review analyzed test, and suggest changes if necessary.
  • Participate in daily, weekly, and bi-weekly sprint and retrospectivemeetings, maintain QA sprint backlog, update sprint backlog commitments, devise improvements to current procedures, retain and protect confidential material, prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports, present the current QA testing progress and defects opening/closure/reopening per release to the Project Management team.
  • Analyze and suggest testing strategyfor go-live, participate in defects triage meetings, maintain and update defects list using JIRA, report defects progress, and participate in problem resolution with the management.
  • Write/execute module and sprint based test cases, UAT test cases, perform smoke and sanity testing, build release and defects testing, and end to end testing. Perform full regression testing, and analyze report with project team and project stakeholders.

Confidential

Project Manager/Business Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Drive the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture.
  • Create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations.
  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Articulate and guide the technical teams in project guide, excel in guide technical teams for maximum throughput, prepare a detailed WBS (work breakdown structure) and instill the accountability to achieve set project milestones and releases
  • Createsequence and activity diagrams,system requirements document (SRS), SDD, and create test plan document. Provide and maintain a weekly report to the team about the testing progress, defects logged, test planning, test progress reports, etc.
  • Participate in defects triage meetings, verify progress reports, review and modify SDD, integrate and suggest new processes and procedures, prepare progress reports for sprint retrospective. Prepare/update/review daily, weekly and sprint endprogress reports, actively participate in the current QA testing progresses, and defects triaging/opening/closure/reopening as per pre-release/release schedules.

Confidential

Project Co-ordinator/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Actively create the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations based upon technical and business requirements. Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Constantly resolve the project issues, staffing, and suggest solution for staff shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis.
  • Assess Return of investment(ROI), decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Articulate and guide the technical teams in project guide, excel in guide technical teams for maximum throughput, prepare a detailed WBS (work breakdown structure) and instill the accountability to achieve set project milestones and releases
  • Analyze app user’s requirements, suggestions, complaints, etc. implementbusines procedures and best practices. Coordinatewith teams about expected product functionality, set forth expectations, and suggest changes.
  • Open daily scrum meetings, give regularupdates,strategizefuture plans based on current vs planned team status, prioritize team tasks, routinely inform status to the team. Participate in weekly meetings, open bi-weekly Sprint planning andretrospectivemeetings, outline improvements, protect confidential materials (including credit card information, integrate new testing and product development processes that are ready for implementation.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthlyteam progress reports, current progress, and defects status per release to the Management team. Analyze/suggest strategies to reach the go-live goal, and meet post go-live expectations.Organize, assist & conduct Defects Triage meetings, maintain defects list per sprint plans, create/maintain defects list, and analyze and update defects.
  • Validate network performance under various degrees of pressure, report network scalability using network scalability matrix and threshold

Confidential

Project Lead/SME

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Worked asQC Admingiving rights to users, create test plans, maintain defects list and open defects triage meetings. Suggest methodologies for Troubleshootingerrors, set up testing and development parameters, assist in test script modificationandcomponent building,offshore and onsite co-ordination, synchronizing processes, open daily calls with offshore team for updates.
  • Participate in training sessions, update daily progress to the Project Manager.Understand business process using SAP, getting T-Code, and working onautomatingSAP Environments for SAP CRM, SCM and procurement processes. Extensively worked withCRMandSTPprocess along with theIBX procurement process.

Confidential

Sr. SAP e-Commerce Project Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Drive the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Certifying the software applications as safe for deployment, interact with developers in understanding functionalityandnavigational flow, and open daily status meetings.
  • Create strategy document, milestones, workflow structure, use-cases, compare and analyze actual with expected business processes, and communicate process workaround.
  • Prioritize defects and enhancements, generate analysis reports, test e-commerce Shopping Cart functionality for registered/anonymous users if required. Worked with Payment Processing and Shipping and handling modules for SAP e-commerce modules.

Confidential, FL

SAP Implementation Project Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Resolve project issues, staffing shortages, tactical matters, divergent business and end user needs, and scope creep. Create cost benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, Return of investment assessments, decision making and strategy discussions, and propose the project IT implementations for the projects.
  • Drive the improvements in impressions according to the required business results and IT implementations, Equip solutions for accelerate the process of bidding on project technical architecture, create and constantly update the project portfolio strategy management based upon statuses collected from project teams and management updates.
  • Assess the project management plans and schedules, execute and schedule all stages of enterprise software, hardware and system implementations. Assess the business implications for the project phase and constantly monitor the progress in detail per the project deadlines and milestones, thus meeting standard and cost targets.
  • Interact with Client, Business, and Development teams for requirement analysis, analyze of Functional & non-functional Requirements, Business Requirements, Use case documents, SDD, and User Interface Specifications to create deliverables and milestones. Execute and strategize process, using Scrum methodology

Confidential, NYC, NY

Automation QA Lead/SAP process Expert

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze business and User requirements, create test plan, test specifications and test procedures for functional, GUI and load testing. Involved in interfacing and communicating with BA’s to come up with efficient test plans and test cases.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with project stakeholders including technical users to design complete and detailed test plans and test cases for the application for automating equipment, and increase sample screening throughput.
  • Performed manual testingof the AUT, for both the functional and business requirements, and positive and negative scenarios usingQC.Involved in Performance, Regression, SIT, Unit, System and UAT testing. Worked with automation and data integration team integrating system and developing utilities to support new software. Created automated scenarios for functional, security and GUI testing.
  • Tested Web-services SOAUsingSOAP-UI.Developed baseline scripts using QTP Pro.Enhanced and Synchronized the Script to test different scenarios by adding checkpoints for GUI objects and conditional statements using QTP.Verify insertions, deletions and updates in various modules, and used Runtime database Checkpoints.
  • ExecutedSQL queriesand stored procedures for database testing for the verification of results retrieved. Documented the errors using Quality Center and tracked them to completion by communicating and co-coordinating with the development as well as the support group. Responsible for collecting and analyzing the test metrics and then submitting the reports, which kept track of the status and progress of the testing effort

Confidential

Sr. SAP Web Analyst/Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Led Manual and automation test teams, analyzed Business Requirement Documents for Functionality. Created Test Plans and test cases for the Requirements. Planned and developed Test cases usingQuality center. Performed a wide range of quality tests to ensure that software requirement specified. Standards and end user requirements. Performed Regression and Integration Testing.
  • CreatedSQL Queriesthat could be run by users to retrieve certain information frequently or periodically. Performed Database testing for checking Data Integrity by executing SQL Statements and Database checkpoints. Interacted closely with the developers to rectify the bugs.
  • Interacted with Business team to understand Business logic and User Requirements. Extensively using SQL Quires with in Inventory Management module

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