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Manager Management

Dallas, TX, 75234
September 20, 2018

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Kolawole Michael

Phone: 443-***-****

Location: DFW Metro Area, Texas



Scrum, Agile, BA, Product Owner,

Daily Standup, Retrospectives, Iteration, Rally, Velocity, UAT, Burndown, Backlog, Release.


Accomplished servant-leader capable of delivering software and web development projects on time and on budget by effectively collaborating, facilitating, leading and coaching multiple Scrum teams. Capable of bringing overwhelming enthusiasm and awareness to projects, applying process management experience and expert judgment to the removal of impediments, keeping teams focused and delivering success in rapidly evolving and dynamic environments, with outstanding oral and written presentation and communication skills. Exceptional academic qualifications, MBA Finance, B.Sc Banking & Finance, PSM and SMAC certified.







Agile, Waterfall, TDD

Rally, Version1, Team Foundation Server, Jira

Scrum, Kanban, XP, RUP

Windows (7,10, XP), MAC OS

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), HP Quality Centre, Team Foundation Server


Scrum master skilled at facilitating backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint retrospective, sprint review & demo for stakeholders & agile ceremonies.

Profound knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC), having thorough understanding of various phases such as requirements gathering, analysis/design, development and testing.

Support product owner to prioritize product backlog items (PBI), & facilitate meeting between scrum team, product owner.

Support team by removing impediments; identify scrum best practices and tools needed.

Familiarity with agile & waterfall design process from the conception phase to its maintenance.

In-depth knowledge of basic fundamentals of iterative development and incremental delivery.

Coordinated user acceptance testing (UAT).

Sound backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition


Scrum Master/ Tester

Arlington, TX

Automann Inc/ Dec 2017 to Current

Automann is a premier global distributor of aftermarket truck and trailer chassis parts. Facilitated the development, testing and launching of Global Partner Application, customer portal and sales application.

Facilitated the development, testing and launching of customer portal and sales application.

Schedule/facilitate sprint planning meeting(s) prior to the beginning of each sprint using RTC Agile Tool.

Facilitate Story estimation and help with detailed tasks creation.

Using rally software with insights for performance evaluation and improvement, monitor and update task, generate burndown chart.

Help the scrum team finalizes Sprint Backlog during planning and communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to the Release Train Engineer or Senior Management and other stakeholders.

Schedule and facilitate daily stand up meetings, participate in Release retrospective (Inspect and Adapt) and cross team retrospectives (if needed).

Represent the team at the Scrum of Scrums (SOS) meeting to report progress.

If deviating from the ideal burndown then communicate team's plan/commitment to get back to the line.

Proactively helps the team identify and resolve impediments and shields team from interruptions during the Sprint Requirements.

Running manual test while communicating findings to technical and non-technical colleagues.

Scrum Master

Houston, TX

HardeySolutions/ Feb 2017 to Nov 2017

Managed upgrade release of Enterprise Content Management System for a Multinational Energy Company, Non-Profit Organizations, and E-commerce related sites.

Used tools such as Microsoft Visio, Microsoft outlook and Jira Designation.

Coached team members on Agile principles and providing general guidance on the methodology.

Interaction with product owner to build Epic and Features, and architects to build architectural runway with team sprint plan and stories.

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

Used Jira tool for scrum and Kanban, creating burndown, burn up as well as other artifact as needed.

Tracked and effectively communicated team velocity and sprint/release progress to all affected teams and management.

Updated Agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs.

Worked with the Scrum Team and the Product Owner to negotiate the minimum viable product for delivery.

Scrum Master

Lagos, NG

Progenics Corp Limited/ Jul 2014 to Dec 2016

Transitioned to a Scrum Master

Function as Scrum Master working with the team to give appropriate estimates on product backlog items, remove impediment, ensuring the team is comfortable and sprints are completed on time.

Facilitated Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, Sprint planning review & Sprint demo for Stakeholders.

Serve as coach to help guide the team on how best to use Agile/Scrum Practices such as Pair Programming, Kanban, INVEST model and other tools needed to deliver quality software.

Capture Metrics such as Sprint burndown, Velocity, Release burndown, & other metrics to measure overall team progress.

Ensure development team adhere with work agreement, definition of done and definition of ready.

Working with project manager to integrate key deliverables as project checkpoint to ensure on time deliveries and manage schedule.

Worked with product management team to connect lean startup philosophy with lean development to deliver value to both customers and stakeholders.

Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

Jr. Portfolio Manager

Lagos, NG

Progenics Corp Limited/ Aug 2010 to May 2014

An information management company that provides custom software development, data services, paper forms processing and website design for various types of businesses.

Researched securities and advised Portfolio Manager on investment potential.

Recommended investment strategy and allocations based on anticipated duration, yield, and maturity of securities.

Work closely with a team of analysts and researchers in order to reach a final investment decision with regard to fund or asset management resulting in high ROI.

Worked closely with compliance officer to ensure SEC compliance of entire company, from trading to disclosures and reporting.

Thoroughly involved with investment strategies decision making staying in constant communication and shadowing Senior Portfolio Management.

Use Sage Accounting Software to collect information, classifies it and then summarizes the data in an accessible way to allow the user to view their financial information in simplistic terms.


MBA: Finance

Obafemi Awolowo University, 2016

B.Sc: Banking and Finance

Bowen University, 2012


Professional scrum master (PSM1)

Scrum Master Accredited Certification (SMAC)

Process management

Quality analyst training

Cascading style sheets (css3)

Manual testing

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