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Sr. Scrum Master consultant

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Salary:
Market
Posted:
June 17, 2019

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Sreeharsha Lingashastry

****, **** *****, ****, ***** Carolina27513

ac9ms7@r.postjobfree.com 919-***-****

Professional Summary

Project Manager/Business Analyst, Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Practitioner with strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to establish and maintain strong alliances, lead and motivate teams, drive projects to successful completion, convey complex requirements/data and exceed customer expectations.

Skills

Agile (Scrum, Kanban) and Scaled Agile

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Gherkin syntax

Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering, Business Process Mapping, Change Management, Product Management, Team Management

Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, Quality Centre, Infosphere Data Architect (IDA), Clover DX (Clover Data Experience, ETL tool)

MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Visio

A background in investment banking/capital markets domain and a proven ability to quickly understand the business strategy and objectives

Ability to set clear performance standards, and hold team members accountable, while keeping team engaged and on task

Excellent team player and team builder

Certifications

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance

Certified SAFe Practitioner

Academics

Post Graduate Diplomain Management, Finance and Information Systems, 2004

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) – Bangalore

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), 2001, Bangalore University, Bangalore

Work History

Senior Scrum Master, 07/2018 to Current

Cesta Inc - Raleigh, North Carolina

Work with the Product Owner to define the project scope and objectives

Work effectively with Team, product ownerand management to remove agile teams’ impediments

Organize and facilitate poker estimations, backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning.

Track and communicate key scrum metrics (velocity, burndown) to the team, stakeholders and leadership.

Manage scrum boards (both physical and virtual)

Lead the teams’ effort towards continuous improvement

Assess maturity of team on Scrum/Kanban and coach team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable

Senior Agile Scrum Master, 09/2013 to 05/2018

SocieteGenerale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and HSBC, Bangalore

Responsible for instilling Agile and Lean practices for the teams

Be the single point of contact for the project teams and leadership

Work with the Product Owner to define the roadmap for any given effort and build release plans

Lead the effort to move towards a Continuous Delivery (CD)/DevOps way of working

Coordinate and conduct scrum ceremonies including poker estimations, product backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning

Track and communicate sprint/iteration metrics like velocity, burn down and sprint/release progress to the stakeholders and leadership

Update scrum boards to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs

Coach team members on Agile principles and provide general guidance on the Scrum and Kanban methodology

Coach and mentor other Scrum Masters in the program team

Continuously learn Agile techniques and share learnings with the team

Business Analyst and Project Manager, 11/2009 to 09/2013

SocieteGenerale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd

As part of the Technology team working in the capacity of Functional Consultant and Project Manager, lead the requirements gathering and specification activities for all new features of the system, Develop User Stories, User Documentation and liaise with developers to ensure project deliverables are achieved.

Have successfully driven the development of automated test suite for the application, by slicing and dicing the system features and prioritizing critical features to be automated.

Have also taken the lead in the creation of feature files for critical application features, which form the basis for Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD).

As part of the "Change the Bank" (CTB) function, working in the capacity of Change Project Manager, work closely with the Product Control Line and "deliver change for the Product Control function".

Oversee all activities/tasks including transition plan, UAT planning, co-ordination and reporting, contingency plan and post transition support to ensure migration of users from legacy system to the new application.

Develop, maintain and foster effective relationships with clients, providing update on projects and resolving any issues/concerns promptly to ensure their satisfaction.

Proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential changes to project timelines, devising contingency plans, and ensuring appropriate level of communication around changes being proposed.

Consultant, 09/2007 to 11/2009

Headstrong Services India Pvt. Ltd

Business Analysis in the areas of Listed Derivatives processing and buy side order management.

Gather requirements and develop Functional Specifications Document.

Formulation of Test Plans for system testing and user acceptance testing (UAT).

Responsible for planning and execution of user acceptance testing of the application by co-coordinating with IT and Ops Users.

Assistant Systems Analyst, 07/2004 to 09/2007

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Gathering system requirements.

Developing Functional Specifications document.

Reviewing Requirements and Specifications documents.

Formulating Test Plans.

Review Test Plans and Test Scenarios and Cases.

Train IT team members on Domain.

Pre-sales: Assist proposal/bid team in preparing response to RFIs/RFPs.

Prepare collateral for the RFIs/RFPs.

Product Management Support including competitor products analysis, developing proof-of-concept (POC) etc.

Competencies

Scrum Master

oResponsible for instilling Agile and Lean practices for the teams

oWork with the Product Owner to define the project scope and objectives

oWork effectively with others to remove agile teams’ impediments

oOrganize and facilitate poker estimations, backlog grooming, sprint/iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint retrospectives, sprint demo and release planning.

oTrack and communicate key scrum metrics (velocity, burndown) to the team, stakeholders and leadership.

oManage scrum boards (both physical and virtual)

Delivery Management

oDevelop, maintain and foster effective relationships with clients, providing update on projects and resolving any issues/concerns promptly to ensure their satisfaction

oOversee project management activities including managing sprint backlog, estimation, sprint planning, product demonstrations, status reporting and ensuring process adherence

oPlan, lead, co-ordinate and report User Acceptance Testing activities in the region.

oPlan and execute the change management activities in the region through User Trainings, preparation of User Guides and artifacts

Staff & Project Management

oPlan, organize and lead team members to complete day to day activities; provide ongoing leadership, training and motivation to team members

oManage and review team deliverables to ensure accuracy and completeness

oMonitor work performance and prepare performance reviews for team members upon completion of projects as well as annual performance reviews

Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering and Documentation

oChair the requirements gathering and specification activities through workshops, story boarding and user interviews

oReview and create business requirements and functional specification documents and obtain sign-off from PO

oWork with Product Owner to prioritize User Stories based on project roll-out plan and user requests

Economic P&L/Product Control:

oSignificant experience working in Product Control.

oSpecialist knowledge of Daily P&L Production Process.

oKnowledge of Monthly P&L Production and Month end reconciliation of reported P&L to General Ledger.

oDeep understanding of P&L Explain/Income Attribution process.

oIn-depth knowledge of the Product Control application architecture

Market Risk.

oWorking Knowledge of computation of key risk indicators (Beta, Gamma, Delta, Theta, PVBP etc.) across different asset classes.

oGood knowledge of valuation/pricing of rate and credit instruments

Equities and Listed Derivatives (Exchange Traded Derivatives-ETD) Clearing and Settlement.

oSound knowledge of Clearing and Settlement processes of Equities and Exchange Traded Derivatives

OTC Derivatives

oGood knowledge of Swap instruments

Asset Servicing (Contract Servicing and Corporate Actions).

oKnowledge of End to end process for Options Exercises and Assignments.

oGood end-to-end knowledge of Corporate Actions from Announcement Capture to Claims Processing and Reconciliation.

Reference Data Management

Strong understanding of reference data and familiarity with instrument and market data attributes.

Wealth Management

oSound knowledge of Wealth Management lifecycle and processes



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