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Project Management/scrum Master Resume

VirginiA

SUMMARY

  • Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master with over 15 years’ experience in delivering IT solutions using Waterfall and Agile (SCRUM) SDLC methods. Strong result oriented professional with excellent leadership qualities, verbal and written communication & diverse domain expertise
  • Over 7+ Years of Agile experience.
  • 10 years of Project Management Expertise and Led multifaceted teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
  • Knowledge on Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery process.
  • Accomplished project and people manager with extensive experience in project management, requirements definition, software testing, and quality assurance in a variety of industries.
  • Mitigated risk factors through careful analysis of financial and statistical data. Anticipated and managed change effectively in rapidly evolving global business environments.
  • Multi domain experience namely Banking and Finance, Government, Retail, Healthcare, Communication & Media, Technology domains
  • Experienced in offshore and multi - cultural team management
  • Experienced in creating SCRUM product backlogs, sprint backlogs, user stories, burn down charts and conducting daily stand up meetings
  • Defined processes and tools best suited to each project. Moved between agile and waterfall approaches depending on project specifics and client goals.
  • Experience in scoping out new requirements to create new opportunities for the organization and in creating project proposals, SOW, managing contractors, RFP, RFQ, Tenders and response to RFP.
  • Responsible for high level timeline, budget and development updates of the project for all key stakeholders
  • Skilled in Test Plan, Test Scripts and Requirement Trace Matrix creation and maintenance
  • Accomplished project and people manager with extensive experience in project management, requirements definition, software testing, and quality assurance in a variety of industries.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in conducting Joint Application Design sessions, status meeting and client / business interactions.
  • Adequate knowledge in SQL queries.
  • Skilled in creating web prototypes, Help documents and User Manuals
  • Experience in preparing and executing Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans

TECHNICAL SKILLS

PM Methodology: Waterfall, Agile SCRUM

Project Management Tools/Requirements Management Tool: MS Project, Version ONE

Prototype & UI Design: Visio and Adobe Photoshop

Technologies & OS: .Net, J2EE, C++, Linux, Windows & Unix

Database: MYSQL, DB2, SQL Server 2008

Dev Tools: RapidSQL, SOA

Framework/ Architecture: Retail OMS, Grails web framework

Software Testing: UFT

Tracking Tools: HP ALM, Product Studio

Process Improvements: UAT Synergy, Shift Left Strategy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Virginia

Project Management/SCRUM Master

Responsibilities:

  • Removed impediments or guided the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Proactively communicated with product owners, technical leads, software developers etc. to identify information needs, facilitate information exchange, and ensure adherence to business requirements.
  • Managed project backlogs by conducting grooming and planning sessions, facilitating story pointing efforts and working with the Product Owner to prioritize tasks.
  • Scheduled and conducted meetings with assigned technical staff to gain insight into the state of individual release and sprint plans, schedules, deliverables, milestones, project risks and mitigation.
  • Actively plan and facilitates Agile ceremonies including daily stand ups, planning, grooming, demonstrations and retrospectives.
  • Performed multi-hat roles to include one or more of the following: Requirements Management (User stories, Epics, Product and Sprint Backlogs), Business Analysis, Configuration Management, Change Management and Quality Assurance
  • Ensure that requirements / use cases including Non-functional (performance, operational and transitional) are fully developed, communicated and understood
  • Work with project teams and stakeholders to ensure that business requirements gaps or issues are resolved in a transparent in a timely manner.
  • Create and review project plans and status and rapidly mobilize resources to address risks and issues in the development space.
  • Ensure that development practices (e.g. code reviews, unit testing, etc.) are followed through the project life-cycle
  • Effectively manage assigned efforts with the use of standard project management tools, including project work plans, issue logs, status reporting and the facilitation and documentation of effective meetings
  • Worked with different teams to identify opportunities for efficiency in project planning and execution to provide the business
  • Worked with business partners to document and understand requirement needs and challenge the team to create inspiring solutions.
  • Demonstrated ownership of problems, issues, or requests from start to finish. Facilitate appropriate handoffs, but track the item through resolution.

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert for LOS Rollout project
  • Analyzed the requirements provided by Business Analysts and created Test Plan and Business Assurance Strategy documents for the project
  • Coordinate & communicate with Business Analyst, Tech Team, and Business for review of test scenarios/test cases
  • Communicated with client for clarifications, plan meetings, weekly updates, schedule changes and impact analysis
  • Conducted Defect Triage meetings with Project Manager, Development Team and Business Analysts
  • Coordinate with the team for daily updates & review the deliverables to ensure quality
  • Accountable for overall quality standards to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded
  • Introduced and expanded the use of test management and test execution tools to improve tester efficiency, reliability, and repeatability

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed multiple small/ medium Agile Teams
  • Analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of the project. Keep track of the new requirements from the Project
  • Forecast / Estimate the requirements. Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager
  • Responsible for test strategy, test plans, test execution, and results reporting for multiple projects
  • Work/Task allocation for multiple projects
  • Presented testing status to internal and external audiences
  • Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, testing and deployment activities

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Project Manager, Developers, BA team to gather requirements.
  • Analyze the requirements provided by Business Analysts.
  • Creates Test Plan and Business Assurance Strategy documents for the project.
  • Create test scenarios and test cases based on system requirements document.
  • Coordinate & communicate with Business Analyst, Tech Team, and Business for review of test scenarios/test cases.
  • Provide project level testing metrics, statistics, root cause analysis, etc.

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Created SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) for Requirements Analysis/Impact Analysis
  • Review and update existing documentation and create and maintain new documentation for all functional areas of the software
  • Under very aggressive deadlines, designed, developed, and executed comprehensive test plans for functional and system testing.
  • Increased testing coverage by encouraging cross-training of team members on the various areas under test resulting in more “smart” testing and increasing the number of problems found prior to first customer exposure

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the Software Test Plan. Review System, Integration and User Acceptance Test scripts prepared by test engineers
  • Analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of the project
  • Keep track of the new requirements from the Project. Forecast / Estimate the requirements
  • Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager
  • Work/Task allocation and onsite-off-shore co-ordination
  • Presented testing status to internal and external audiences
  • Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, testing and deployment activities
  • Automated the Regression Coverage process for Confidential that reduced the waiting time to move the New Feature Test scripts into Regression

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