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New Jersey, United States
Posted:
February 12, 2018

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Vishal Chourasia

PMP, CSM

678-***-****

Summary: Over 10 years of IT industry and 4+ years as Scrum Master managing large software applications

Solid experience in SDLC and fluent working in both UNIX and Windows environments.

Working in fully agile development environment. Strong knowledge of Scrum theory rules and practices.

Excellent project management skills covering all phases from imitation to closing of projects.

Extensively worked on Jira and Confluence- Certified Scrum Master.

Extensively worked on Scrum and Kanban agile methodologies.

Managed resource sharing and distribution and prioritize workload as project needs.

Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, and other Scrum-related meetings.

Fluent in creating issues like epic, stories, task, bugs and new projects.

Created burndown charts, velocity charts, average age charts, pie charts for analysis and reporting.

Created and used dashboards and gadgets to track and monitor the project/sprint status.

Proficient in searching and using filters using basic and advanced search using JQL

Involved in sprint planning, backlog grooming, creating and closing sprints.

Extensively used Confluence for documentation and project collaboration.

Involved in Jira administration, creating projects, issues, permissions and issue workflow setup.

Involved in prioritizing and estimation of issues.

Extremely organized and capable of handling multitasks ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Excellent in Project planning, kick-off meeting, weekly status, requirement analysis and rollout meetings.

Thorough understanding of change and release management for software deployment.

Ability to interact with vendors as well as business and cross-functional teams.

Certifications

Certified PMP

Certified Scrum Master, CSM

Technical Expertise:

Agile Methodology: Scrum, Kanban, Jira, Confluence, JQL

Operating Systems UNIX, Linux, Windows

Databases Sybase, SQL Server

Programming Languages C++, C#, HTML XML, PL/ SQL

Scripting Languages Shell Scripting, PERL, AWK, VBScript, JavaScript

Terminals Bloomberg, Eikon, ThomsonOne

Data Feeds: Elektron, TREP, RMDS, Bpipe

Others: MS Office, MS Project, ServiceNow, MS SharePoint

Professional Experience:

Bloomberg, New York May 2016 - Present

Title: Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

Coordinated and participated in daily scrums, Backlog refinement, grooming, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.

Worked on Scrum and Kanban boards.

Worked on creating issues like epic, stories, task, bugs and new projects.

Created, managed and collaborate the meeting notes, blog posts, project documents in Confluence.

Created Burndown charts, Velocity charts, Average age charts, pie charts for analysis and reporting.

Created dashboards and used gadgets to track and monitor the project/sprint status.

Worked on reports and customized dashboard for clear visibility of projects to stakeholders.

Created the Jira tasks status workflow as per project needs and requirement.

Involved in creating and finishing the sprint using Jira with demo and lesson learned.

Proactively prioritize and estimate the issues for sprint planning.

Excellent knowledge of keeping team self organized, team coaching, motivation and to follow agile practices.

Participated in Code review meetings with teams.

Fully involved in planning tracking and releasing the deliverables.

Proficient in project and business documentation.

Used GitHub with Jira for check in checkout and committing the changes to the code.

Coordinated with product owners to review backlog items and to understand the requirements.

Followed the agile development practices, ceremonies and artifacts.

Involved with various aspects of the project life cycle from requirements and implementation design to development, release and QA/troubleshooting.

Solid understanding of Bloomberg B-pipe API, and strategic Bloomberg products.

Environment: Linux/UNIX, Shell Scripting, PERL, AWK, XML, Jira, Confluence, GitHub, Bloomberg, Bpipe, PL/SQL, Onetick, MS Office, MS Project.

Credit-Suisse, New York May 2014 – Apr 2016

Title: Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

Involved in functional and technical design reviews.

Involved in data quality management, quality analysis and issues, backload, verification and validation data.

Worked on measuring velocity, user stories, working with product to manage backlogs.

Effectively managed product backlog and sprint backlog, user stories and deliverables.

Extensively used Jira and confluence for managing issues and reports.

Created various reports and customized dashboard for clear visibility of projects to stakeholders.

Involved in creating and finishing the sprint using Jira with demo and lesson learned.

Involved in prioritizing and estimation of issues.

Involved in creating and finishing the sprint using Jira with demo and lesson learned.

Worked extensively and managed the Scrum and Kanban Boards.

Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews and release planning.

Excellent knowledge of keeping team self organized, team coaching, motivation and to follow agile practices.

Track/Maintain Product enhancement and maintenance subject matter documentation, for new projects in JIRA-Confluence.

Worked on various filters and swimlanes to effectively manage the jira board.

Fully involved in planning tracking and releasing the deliverables.

Worked on various exchange market data feeds for data subscription and publication.

Environment: Linux/UNIX, Shell Scripting, PERL, AWK, Jira, Confluence, Github, Sybase, PL/SQL, Onetick, MS Office, MS Project, Putty, Tectia SSH Client, Cloakware, ServiceNow

Thomson Reuters, New York Apr 2007 – Apr 2014

Title: Business Analyst/Project Lead

Responsibilities:

Working on and good understanding of various exchange market data level 1 and level 2 feeds.

Participate in requirements elicitation session and review requirements to ensure they are clear, concise and testable.

Involve in writing BRDs/FRDs for various development initiatives.

Excellent knowledge of Equity, Derivatives, Fixed Income products.

Review requirement and software specification documents. Identify conflicts, errors in the documentation and provide feedback to business analysts.

Create BRD and supervise test lead activities for Vendor data and exchange specifications.

Worked with the engineering managers to identify cross-team dependencies and manage inter-team tasks

Providing status reports to the business stakeholders.

Review weekly progress reports of Team members.

Proposed and implemented various process improvements methods.

Developed and maintained Stakeholder register.

Conducted system UAT and created Quality management plan.

Define scope and developed work breakdown structure

Review BRD, HLD/LLD to determine Use Case scenarios and Test Plan implementation.

Create and Track Test Project deliverable documentation artifacts on SharePoint.

Worked on Linux PERL, AWK and C-shell Scripts for automation and to test/verify functionality.

Environment: Linux, Shell Scripting, PERL, Teamtrack,, Quality Center, PL/SQL, ThomsonOne, Eikon, Reuters3000 Xtra, WireShark, MS Office, Putty, SecureCrt 6.7, Elektron, Eikon

Indore Professional Studies Academy, India Jan 2004 – Mar 2007

Title: Programmer

Design & Development of Isolated Digit Speech Recognition System

This application is divided into various modules: Data Collection, Dictionary generation, Recording of Data for training, Feature Extraction, Training the system & HMM generation for whole dictionary, Silence model fixation recording the data for testing, recognizing the test Data and Analysis of system. I lead the team of size 3, through design, development and testing phase of the project. This project is being developed for Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai. Work had been publishes on research paper publication in international conferences and journal.

Responsibilities:

Involved in Coding unit testing and bug fixes for various features of software.

Worked on textual phonetically speech database designs.

Involved in functional and technical design reviews.

Involved in speech data collection

Developed, trained and test the speech recognition system.

Used PERL, C and Shell scripts and HMM Toolkit.

Environment: Linux 9.0, C, ‘C’ Shell Script, PERL, HTK Hidden Markov Model Toolkit

Education

Masters of Science (Computer Science)

Bachelors of Science (Mathematics)



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