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Scrum Master Resume

Indianapolis, IN

SUMMARY

  • SAFe Certified Scrum Master having over 9 years of experience leading and serving in Agile, Lean and Organizational transformation projects delivering medium to large scale projects in IT and Technology Domains.
  • Servant Leader and self - starter with excellent communication, coordination, documentation, project planning and interpersonal skills
  • Experience includes Scrum based iterative incremental development showing increasing business value every Sprint.
  • Implemented Agile deployments leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).
  • Expertise in creating User stories, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, test - driven development (TDD), Functional and Technical Specification Documents which makes it easy for sprint planning.
  • Multiple years of experience facilitating sprint-planning meetings, daily stand up meetings, sprint review, grooming and sprint retrospective meetings acting as a servant-leader for the on-site and off-site thescrumteams.
  • Instrumental in facilitating to produce aggregated, system/product demos for key program stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide variety of people Confidential various levels, foster cooperation and collaboration among individuals in the work unit, help team resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Expertise with tools such as Jira and Rally for collaboration, planning, issue creation and tracking
  • Comprehensive experience in Root-cause analysis, SWOT analysis, Feasibility studies, Gap analysis, Impact analysis, Risk analysis.
  • Conducted User Story writing workshop and emphasized the importance of INVEST.
  • Promoted the Agile process within the companies, to include responsibility for expanding the understanding and practice of agile principles throughout the entire organization
  • Experience as Scrum Coach / Change Management Agent for facilitating and coordinating training sessions for new teams.
  • Effectively lead and coordinate mid - large project teams
  • Solve critical issues in a time-sensitive environment
  • Proven quality assurance, issue/risk management and changesimprovement initiatives specializing in web and mobile entertainment, marketing and publishing
  • Proficient in facilitating, mentoring offshore and onsite teams on Agile /Scrum best practices.
  • Ability to use the right influence behavior based on the readiness level of the Agile teams

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Methodologies: Agile-Scrum/ Kanban Frameworks, XP, SDLC, Waterfall.

Agile tools: JIRA, Version one, Rally, MS Office

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Indianapolis, IN

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • As an Agile/Scrum master, lead the transformation of business/IT teams from traditional waterfall model to more business focused Scrum environment.
  • Coaching and mentoring highly collaborative project teams that ae geographically distributed in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Propelled transition of organization from a linear IT SDLC to an Agile Scrum environment. Defined and championed Agile Vision, Methodology, Practices, and Tooling.
  • Responsibilities include planning, assigning personnel, selecting technologies and methodologies, and overseeing complex projects from conception though post-completion analysis.
  • Enforced SAFe Principles to Agile/Kanban teams to stick to expected velocity for bi-weekly sprints.
  • Provided AGILE project management controls, project plans, timeline schedules, facilitated RAD sessions, and reviewed software defects.
  • Assisted with the implementation of SAFe (ScaledAgile Framework) to run the program.
  • Authored SCRUM and SAFeImplementation Presentation Decks.
  • Coached and mentored individuals and teams on effective execution of Agile Scrum methodology. Built, refined, and facilitated training and workshops including: Agile Principles and Practices; Scrum Master Training; effective Story Writing; and Agile Estimation and Planning.
  • Spear headed functional and budget meetings with directors and Management Team to discuss the budget and cost benefit analysis impact for the project.
  • Managed software development iterations in the capacity of Iteration Managerand scrum master for a team. Tracked Project budget and generated Project budget forecasts.
  • Organized and facilitatedAgileandScrummeetings, which included Sprint Planning, Stand-ups, Sprint Check-In, Sprint Review and Retrospective and Sprint report generation.

Confidential, Plano, TX

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated Sprint Planning, daily stand ups, Scrum of Scrums, Sprint review, grooming, estimation, onsite/offshore team members.
  • Assessed team Agile maturity and integrate Agile frameworks that fit best with team culture, workflow, and projects.
  • Handled Weekly Status Meetings as part of Agile to produce progressing report, issue discussion, metrics preparation and Flexibility with work environments and schedules.
  • Co-ordination and retrospective meetings as needed for Scrum teams.
  • Involved in Continuous Integration and Test Automation XP best practices during sprints for better delivery of software increments.
  • Guiding the team on getting self-organized within Scaled Agile Framework and providing all the support to the team using servant leadership style & scrum team focus on applying agile principles to deliver business values.
  • Facilitated workshops to bring business and technology teams together to jointly define business problems, future solutions, produce system requirements, and develop release plans.
  • Supported collaboration between all roles and team members.
  • Produce different burn charts & velocity charts during sprint and update status to senior leadership every week by using JIRA and Confluence tools for reflecting accurate information.
  • Identified and removed impediments which helped to prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal.
  • Tracked project issues, risks and facilitated their resolution, including scope change, resource change, timeline, and any other major issues which needed to be escalated.
  • Trained scrum masters and product owners in topics ranging from principles of scrum to how to write good user stories.
  • Work with the development team to define implementation resources, timelines and deliverables.
  • Performed ongoing evaluations of engineering teams to identify opportunities for growth and process improvements.
  • Worked closely with Product Owners, Developers, Business Analyst, QA and others to achieve the product milestones.
  • Evangelized the benefits of Scrum to ensure its smooth adoption.

Environment: Agile, Scaled Agile Framework SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, JIRA, Confluence, MS Office suite 2013, Rational Requisite Pro.

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Project Initiation calls and work closely with Business team to finalize Project Charter and High Level BusinessNeeds.
  • Conduct Analyze sessions with impacted project teams to gather the information required for creation of high-quality requirement specification documents.Formed and trained initial five teams in agile scrum and Rally, scrum master for three teams.
  • Trained, managed, and coached five scrum masters for cloud software products and cloud infrastructure service teams.
  • Key team leader in driving organizational Agile transformation, championing significant change within the organization by breaking down silos and improving communication across teams.
  • Trained scrum masters and product owners, topics ranging from principles of scrum to how to write good user stories.
  • Coached scrum masters and program managers across multiple organizations.
  • Trained teams in Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Confluence, and Rally tool implementation.
  • Led program management team for intelligent automation software (cloud) product releases (Cloud Management, Infrastructure Enablement, Network Performance & Analytics), using waterfall and Agile methodology across multiple countries, managing four direct reports.

Environment: Scrum, JIRA 6.1, MS Project 2013, MS Visio, MS Office 2013 (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), Confluence, Just in Mind

Confidential

Business Analyst/HR Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed business and technical requirement documents for application development.
  • Partner with business owners to define and translate business rules into web-based solutions.
  • Analyze, document, communicated and validated requirements for changes to existing business processes
  • Planned effective project management of initiatives through ideation and planning stages of SDLC.
  • Develop user personas, scenarios, use cases, wire frames, and prototypes to effectively develop and communicate business requirements
  • Documented functional and technical requirements in Business Requirements Document (BRD) and System Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • On a daily basis worked on databases to monitor and verify accuracy.
  • Educate end users with new application modules for better product usage and productivity
  • Conduct regular meetings with business users for requirement specifications.
  • Automated and tested web application using selenium testing tool.
  • Coordinated UAT testing activities and report progress.
  • Update and report business users and stake holders on a weekly progress with the project
  • Analyze defects and risks in early stages, and communicated with project manager with impact on the Project.
  • Streamlined HR efficiencies, coordinated new hire orientations and provided onboarding and training for new employees.
  • Monitored and handled all employee claims, including performance-based and harassment incidents.
  • Collaborated with legal and compliance teams to review paperwork, obtain feedback and procure available information for new training processes.
  • Supervised and mentored direct reports and developed talented HR teams.
  • Structured compensation and benefits according to market conditions and budget demands.

Environment: SQL Server 2008, Agile, SharePoint, BPMN, Visual Studio, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, HPALM. .NET 2.0, ASP.NET, C# & IIS

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