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Manager Scrum

Location:
Morristown, NJ
Posted:
January 02, 2020

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Pramana Paladugu

** ******* ***** **********, ** 07054 973- 462-5877 ada6w7@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION:

•2017 Scrum Alliance

•Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Morristown, NJ

•Certified Product Owner Scrum Master (CSPO), Morristown, NJ

•2002 – 2003 University of Phoenix MBA, Concentration in Technology Management

•1997 - 2001 Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Information Systems

TECHNOLOGIES:

•Jira, Confluence, Agile Craft

•VSO, TFS

•Microsoft Project

•Microsoft Office

•HTML, CSS, C++, JAVA, PHP, CMS Platforms, SQL, Google Analytics, New Relic, Word Press

•Slack, Trello, Planning Poker, Skype Asana, Rest API

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

ASCAP

Senior Scrum Master January 2018 - Present

•Promote and educate Agile methodology throughout the organization including Senior Management.

•Lead Agile Ceromines like Daily Stand-Ups, Retrospectives

•Hosted Quarterly planning with my superiors to plan out Quarterly work

•Created Weekly status reports for senior management

•Also supported team during releases

•Pratcipeted in Scrum trainings with a team of scrum masters

•Worked with Product Owners to organized the product backlog

Shareablee

Agile Project Manager/ Scrum Master October 2017 - August 2018

• Promote and educate Agile methodology throughout the organization including Senior Management.

•Team/people management tasks including general staff management, training, development and mentoring.

•Lead Agile teams through SCRUM and KANBAN processes to ensure project completion.

•Remove impediments that cause delays in the Sprint cycle.

•Influenced the team from over-commitment, manage backlog, and work with Product Development to prioritize resolution of defects/bugs and get then into the correct Agile process.

•Worked with multiple product owners ensure the backlog is maintained and groomed according to the sprint guidelines.

•Guided product owners to write efficient stories where engineering and QA can understand the concept of what is being developed.

Wolters Kluwer Health – Learning Practices April 2016 - May 2017

SCRUM Master/Project Manager (Agile Methodologies and Reporting)

•Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.

•Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards. Led a re-architecture along with a site redesign for lamp based systems

•Manage program staff by providing direction, input and feedback to ensure that staff morale and expectations are managed.

•Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain support for the program for input to improve the program.

• Promote and educate Agile methodology throughout the organization including Senior Management.

•Team/people management tasks including general staff management, training, development and mentoring.

Macmillan New Ventures – Macmillan Publishing

SCRUM Master/Project Manager (Agile Methodologies and Reporting) January 2013-April 2015

•Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.

•Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards. Led a re-architecture along with a site redesign for lamp based systems

•Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback and career guidance to ensure that staff morale and expectations are managed.

•Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.

• Promote and educate Agile methodology throughout the organization including Senior Management.

•Team/people management tasks including general staff management, objective setting, annual review, training, development and mentoring.

•Lead Agile teams through SCRUM and KANBAN processes to ensure project completion.

•Work with finance department to manage the program’s budget/financials including understanding budget and variances, identifying recommended actions and decision points, and reporting to stakeholders.

•Work with Product Development to ensure that a benefit analysis is performed for every project to ensure that business goals are met.

Money-Media - A Financial Times Company October 2011 - 2012

Senior Technical Project Manager/ QA Manager

•Managed Scrum related meetings including Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Establishing Estimations and Daily Stand-up meetings.

•Ensure that a team’s progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders, including the team itself.

•Recognized early on to remove impediments that cause delays in the Sprint cycle.

•Participated in the setting of company strategic and project goals allowing for the introduction of realistic timelines and better utilization of company resources.

•Provided support to product team to allow for better communication of concepts and implementation.

•Assisted in the improvement of tools used by each team in order to allow everyone to work more effectively.

•Created effective communication modules and practices that allow for easy project status updates and understanding of timeline and delays.

•Collaborated with Engineering and SQA on software and test design and requirements.

•Reviewed and provided feedback for engineering and SQA deliverables.

•Acted as a hub for all communication, ensuring that everyone involved in the Project are always up-to-date with Project and Sprint status.

•Worked with Engineering and SQA to prioritize defects and determine priority and severity.

•Maintained an intimate understanding of our product suite, customer workflow, and common configurations used by customers.

FoxNews.com January 2008 – Sept 2011

Release Manager/SCRUM Master

•Facilitated Scrum ceremonies (grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.).

•Protected team from over-commitment, manage backlog, and work with Product Development to prioritize resolution of defects/bugs and get then into the correct Agile process.

•Tracked and communicated team velocity and sprint and release progress with levels of stakeholders.

•Established, implemented, and oversaw an official release policy such that all departments are aware of their roles and responsibilities.

•Determined who needs to be on a release team and their role and responsibilities.

•Established release architecture to ensure that the team has the proper equipment and support to release in the time frames being requested.

•Established a release scope policy based on the Agile methodology as MM needs to move from the waterfall process.

•Established release plans and timelines that are reproducible to avoid redundancy in work during each release cycle.

•Provided accountability of release process and procedures such that all stakeholders are aware of the ‘go-to-person’ for release information

•Established communication methods and tools for effective and timely communication of release process, cycle and procedures

FoxNews.com January 2008 – Dec 2008

QA Engineer Manager

•Managed the Agile lifecycle of code development from concept thru testing and into production using Scrum methodology.

•Led team members in analyzing functional requirements and determining testing strategy.

•Manage offshore testing team activities to ensure that onshore staff could participate in imbedded Scrum teams.

•Sustained the software QA test environments, all software QA test plans, software QA test cases and software QA test procedures.

•Performed as Scrum Master for multiple teams on multiple projects.

•Facilitated sprint planning including retrospective, and demo organization.

•Worked with multiple product owners to ensure the sanity of the sprint planning backlog.

•Worked with development, data warehousing and tech ops to ensure engineering backlog is maintained and considered.

•Maintained relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing.

•Created and maintained project testing strategy and plan for multiple simultaneous projects.

SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. December 2006 –July 07

QA Requirements Analyst Lead

•Determined software test specifications, test plans and software test procedures.

•Created and maintained project testing strategy and plan for multiple simultaneous projects developed in Java, VB and mainframe languages.

•Developed strategic procedures for ensuring quality throughout the design, development and testing processes.

•Developed testing plans and procedures for unit test, system test, and acceptance test.

•Established, provided and coordinated training on test methodologies and best practices.

•Managed testing team in the execution of their daily responsibilities, resolve and escalate issues where applicable.

•Used hands- on approach to management of functional, regression, accessibility, and performance testing.

•Consulted with product development staff to build an understanding of the varied and complex business functionality supported by the systems being created.

•Coordinated with multiple departments to ensure testing objectives are met.

•Created metrics of status, risk and defects to senior level management regularly and timely.



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