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Scrum Executive

Greenbelt, MD
December 01, 2019

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Certified Scrum Master, CSM


Bachelor of Arts: Business Management

Catholic University of Bamenda - Cameroon

Professional Summary

Detailed and experienced Scrum Master with 3 years of hands on working with software development teams with experience working on enterprise wide projects through several Agile project management tools like Rally, JIRA/Confluence. Worked with co-located, distributed and off-shore teams where we used different virtual platforms like WebEx. Exhibit the behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader with a Lean-Agile Mindset. A well oriented Scrum Master with multiple years of facilitating sprint planning, daily stand up, sprint reviews, Backlog grooming and spring retrospective. I am a Servant Leader leading and guiding multiple scrum teams at the same time. Great with transitioning teams from Waterfall to Agile methodologies while Coaching, Teaching, and Mentoring my teams on the core scrum values and agile methods. Help product owner to organize the product backlog and make the backlog ready for the next sprint, removing impediments with strong knowledge of Kanban and XP Programming great written and verbal communication skills. Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum rules, facilitating Agile/Scrum teams toward optimized creativity and improves the efficiency of the development teams. Strong communication, analysis, domain knowledge, interpersonal and problem- solving skills.

Del-One Bank – Dover, DE March 2016 - Present

Scrum Master

Extensive experience as a Scrum Master in Agile methodology, Scrum processes, Sprint Planning, Story based Development and Business Acumen. Strong experience and knowledge with concepts, principles and implementation of Agile methodology.

Guide teams to a culture of focus, improving the organization of their work through sprint planning and reviews throughout a project life cycle.

Guides departments and teams towards cross-functional orientation by serving as an Agile consultant, helping plan and coordinate new workflows and patterns and scheduling of task assignments and goals.

Continually monitor progress of team members across department boundaries and provide support to engage employees to achieve goals

Form partnerships across departments to streamline work processes and improve the speed at which the company can respond to and capitalize on opportunities

Integrate technology into employee workflows to increase the speed and accuracy of changes to improve the results of these work processes, emphasizing continuous improvement

Complete monthly status reports and present to upper management. Timely providing delivery status report to stakeholders and executives.

Escalate issues in the implementation of Agile methodologies to expedite process correction, creating strategies that resonate with the culture of the organization

Teach the concepts of task definition, velocity and burn down metrics to all staff. Experience in tracking work progress using different metrics.

Effectively manage conflicting personalities within teams. Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of Scrum rules, removing impediments and fostering self-management and applying Agile scrum in small to mid-project teams in an enterprise environment.

Proficient in facilitating and mentoring onshore and offshore teams on Agile/scrum best practices.

Conversant with creation and management of Agile reporting artifacts like Release/ Product burn down Charts and Sprint Burn down charts.

Provide Agile coaching & leadership to all technical and non-technical team members (including a large component working remotely offshore) across the entire program delivery lifecycle.

Define and implement an Agile governance model, test processes and procedures to execute & continuously improve delivery. Coach teams to prioritize work accordingly.

Execute assurance activities to identify and resolve any issues with the delivery model as early as possible.

Collaborate with the Enterprise Application and legacy application leads to identify and ensure delivery of any data required to support test cycles.

Identify, adopt and socialize capabilities of tools to support an Agile approach, improve efficiency, or support testing to reduce the ongoing manual effort required to support future test cycles.

Develop and report against key burn down metrics to measure program status including test executions, defect identification and defect resolution.

Continuous improvement of the Agile approach, testing tools, methods and effectiveness and efficiency of testing.

Developed and delivered team and organizational training materials and workshops, building knowledge and skills to facilitate the Agile transformation.

Organized and trained Scrum Masters on facilitation techniques to facilitate Agile and Scrum meetings, which included Sprint Planning, Stand-ups, Sprint Check-In, Sprint Review and Retrospective and Sprint report generation.

Coached teams, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Managers and Executives on Agile values and principles to promote continuous improvement in practices and artifacts.

High level success coaching Product Owners to better understand their role, improve backlog maturity, and to evangelize about team success to executive leadership, reversing years of poor performance.

Also coached executive leadership about Agile best practices and helped resolved numerous problems regarding predictability, transparency, estimation accuracy, and deployment.

Tracking Performance Indicators/Metrics and addressing any issues as they arise. These metrics include Velocity, Burn down charts, Release progress, etc.

Assisted Scrum teams with User Stories generation and managing their progress

Methodologies: Agile – Scrum, Kanban, Scrum ban, SAFe, Lean

Management Tools: Rally, JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft office Word, Excel, Power point

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux.

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