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Scrum Master

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
January 30, 2018

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Cambridge, MA

Mobile: 617-***-****


On the path of Being and Doing Agile

Areas of Expertise

Project Management

Scrum Framework

Empowering Team

Team Building

Process Enhancement

Scrum Framework training

Client Relationship Management

Quality Assurance

Profile Snapshot

Certified Scrum Master with nearly 9 years of experience in managing and executing end-to-end delivery of prestigious projects of large magnitudes through application of Agile principles using Scrum framework

Onsite experience of working with multicultural teams based in USA and Europe

Coached Team members on Agile Manifesto and providing general guidance on agile principles.

Continuously learning Agile/Scrum techniques and shared the findings with the team

Successfully conducting the scrum ceremonies for scrum team making sure the values of the scrum are clear to the team

Helped team solve problems rather than providing solutions

Skilled in conducting and supporting various types of testing such as web based software, mobile, GUI, functional, integration, localization, regression testing and user acceptance testing

Recognized proficiency in reviewing project test and implementation schedules; monitoring, documenting and reporting the current status of defects for each testing cycle and overall project to project stakeholders and management

Efficient organizer and a decisive leader with the skills to motivate teams to excel and win

Technical Proficiency

Languages: Java, C++, Python

Testing Tools: Load Runner, JMeter

Platforms: Macintosh OS X, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux

Content Management: Sitecore, EPiServer, Ektron

Project Management: Testlink, HP Quality Centre, Basecamp, TFS, Confluence

Defect Management: Bugzilla, Fogbugz, TFS, JIRA Quality Centre, Mantis Bug Tracker,, basecamp

Other Tools: VMware, Windows Debugger, Script Debugger, Firebug

Work Experience

Jun’15 - 16 : Prowareness, Bangalore as Scrum Master

Project: BestList

Key Result Areas:

Working in the capacity of a Scrum Master for the Product Information Management team of 8 members.

Mentoring the scrum team on agile practices for complex environments.

Identifying, resolving and removing the impediments regularly.

Coordinating with Product Owner, Delivery Manager and Technical Architect to understand the scope of team’s goal and sprint goals

Successfully facilitating all Scrum ceremonies for the scrum team.-

Used standard agile tracking and team evaluating tools like Jira, TFS and internal tool called Cockpit.

Facilitating the Sprint and release planning, Daily scrum, sprint review, Demo and retrospective meetings.

Working closely with the Product owner on creating and grooming the product backlog.

Sep’12-Jun’15: Verndale, Bangalore as QA Lead Scrum Maser

Projects: Sitecore: BSA, Stanley Black and Decker, SeaWorld, Cardinal Health, Zildjian, Baypath University Episerver: Aqua products, Orange lake Ektron: St. John’s High School

Key Result Areas:

Conducted functional and page editor testing on CMS platforms such as Sitecore, Episerver and Ektron

Gathered requirements, created test plans based on time and budget availability while focusing on prioritizing high risk and critical areas

Ensured Scrum team adhere to guidelines; conducted daily stand-ups, sprint planning and retrospective meetings

Trained new team members on the company & quality processes & standards; guided them on fine-tuning testing to ensure maximum coverage with least risks within stringent project timelines and budgets

Drove various QA initiatives such as mobile testing techniques, performance testing and automation to ensure optimum utilization of time

Identified areas of improvement and suggested measures to enhance the quality and streamline the process

Reengineered QA strategies and plans in case of delays in Development/UI Team by risk based testing to ensure timely delivery of project

Merit of managing & delivering over 25 projects within strict cost, quality and time parameters

Gained onsite project experience in Boston, coordinated closely with the teams to understand and grasp their ways of working and to achieve multiple agenda items; created list of areas where cross-geo teams collaboration can be improved

Coordinated with Project Manager/ Project Lead of the projects to establish accurate acceptance criterion and environments to maximize testing coverage

Prepared, designed and led the Test Strategy and Test Plan for all projects; executed review activities such as Requirements Review, Design Review, Test Strategy Review and Test Case Review

Actively mentored new joiners’ / less experienced testers in manual and automation testing tools and processes which resulted in 75% increase in productivity

Jun’11-Aug’12: TATA Consultancy Services, Mumbai as Senior Software QA Engineer

Project: Wyndham Exchange & Rentals (RCI)

Key Result Areas:

Conducted various tests including load test, diagnostic test, soak test, fail test using HP load runner

Created and documented scripts in C using VUGen for performance testing

Parameterized, and correlated test scripts; verified scripts by Dry runs

Participated in the test timeline management of the project

Previous Experience

Sep’08-Apr’11: McAfee Software (India) Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore as Software QA Engineer

Project: McAfee Site Advisor-3.1, 3.2 and SASN (Site Advisor for Social Networking and McAfee Security releases 2009, 2010, 2011)

Feb’07-Aug’08: Still Secure, Bangalore as Software Engineer

Project: Safe Access’ Internationalization (I18N)


B.E. in Computer Sci. & Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bidar, Karnataka in 2006


Certified Scrum Master; Member ID: 000411447

Trainings Meet- up

Attended training on:

oBlack-Box Software Testing, Exploratory Testing and Performance Testing

oBeing Agile

oScrum Basics


oBusiness Communication


oScrum Bangalore

oBangalore Site-core group

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