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Scrum master

Location:
Richmond, VA
Salary:
60 per hr
Posted:
March 10, 2020

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FOWOWE AYODEJI O.

adb8q2@r.postjobfree.com 804-***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Over 10+ years’ experience of business analysis and project management in different sectors.

Managed numerous multi - million-dollar projects with a high level of quality while completing on schedule and within/under budget.

Work directly with internal business clients on activities that include developing agile user stories iteration planning, business analysis planning requirements elicitation and analysis and business case creation.

In collaboration with the product owner & Scrum team, prepared sprint backlog, estimated user stories as per effort & organized daily scrum.

Follow-up on issues with respective vendors and IT teams to tackle impediments.

3 years Agile Scrum experience

Procurement management experience

End to end Application management lifecycle experience

Industries: E-learning, E-Health, Financial Services, Government, E-Commerce

Agile Coach, helping teams to adopt the framework to be more agile

Burn-down chart to analyze the progress & tackle challenges causing variance.

Successfully executed projects within the scope, budget and schedule, ensuring quality in delivery

Prepared project plan, budgets, statement of work

Point of contact to the clients with regards to project progression and changes to normal workflow, adjusting budget as required

Resource management, allocating tasks within project team with help of relevant KPIS

Business Analysis, Requirement gathering & converting to use-cases, bridge between project

team & client, prioritization of deliverable monitor project progress, preparation of technical/business reports and presentation to project team & business.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Project Methodologies: Scrum, Waterfall, Agile(SCRUM), Iterative

Business Applications: Microsoft Office Suite – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Business Modelling Tools: MS Visio, Tableau, Erwin

Project Management Tools: MS Project, Teamwork project, MS Excel, Smartsheets, Clarizen

Operating Systems: MS Windows, Unix, Linux, MAC, Solaris

Application Lifecycle Management Tools: Trello, Jira, Agile Board

Requirement Workshops: Joint Application Development (Jad), Brainstorming, Brainwriting

Design/ Presentation: MS office Suite (MS Visio, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Outlook)

Core Skills

Communication

Meeting Facilitation

Collaboration

Forecasting

Conflict Resolution

Agile Planning

Interpersonal Skills

Agile Estimation

Time Management

Agile Coaching

Empathy

Enforcing Rules

Detail Oriented

Shielding the Team

Adaptable

Removing Impediments

Decision Making

Technical Tools

Customer Service

Servant Leadership

EDUCATION

B.Sc. Business Administration, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Diploma. Marketing, Boston Business College, Pretoria, South Africa

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION & COURSES

Certified Scrum Master offered by Scrum Alliance

Scrum Certification Prep +Scrum Master+ Agile Scrum Training (Udemy)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Krest LLC

Scrum Master March 2017 - January 2020

Responsibilities

Worked in agile team environment alongside product owners, scrum masters, developers and architects for well-defined projects, ensuring that the project deliverables meet business specifications

Assisted Product Owner with Backlog grooming and refinement, User Story development, prioritization, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Scrum Meetings and other agile activities.

Coordinate all Scrum Ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint retrospectives

Facilitate and organize daily stand- ups, sprint planning, retrospective

Empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionality.

Created user stories along with other BAs, BSAs, conduct story point estimation and sequence user stories from backlog for delivery in each sprintUsed Jira to Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress

Track and remove internal and external impediments for the scrum team.

Identify and prioritize risk issues, facilitate development of action plans

Facilitate retrospectives at key project milestones and final project completion.

Responsible for Product Backlog Grooming

Facilitated the development of Acceptance Criteria for user stories

Collaborated with sprint team, QA team, business team to achieve sprint goals and objectives.

Facilitate estimation meetings using relative effort estimation techniques

Facilitating team discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria

Client: Multiple Departments

Role: Procurement Manager Mar 2015 – Jan 2017

Responsibilities:

Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing

Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend while researching and prospecting developments in global spend

Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and procurement agents across all departments

Manage every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency

Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity

Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks

Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation

Created scope and vision documents that defined primary goal, objective and scope of the project

Collected, interpreted and analyzed data from a wide range of existing data sources and maintained relationship between customers, internal and external stakeholders

Conducted meetings and working with business partner, IT Team and Business project teams during business requirement gathering to prepare BRD.

Facilitated virtual team meetings and documented meeting outcomes

Owned responsibility for timesheet compliance

Generated invoice & Billed clients

Interviewing business stakeholders to gather business requirements (BRD); translated requirements into technical specifications (SRS), and created use cases, process flow and activity diagrams.

Created use case design, requirement gathering, designing activity and sequence diagrams.

Managed and facilitated application relationships in conjunction with software vendor to coordinate problem resolution and use own judgment to ensure vendor solution was appropriate, effective and timely

Provided an end user perspective to the Quality Assurance process and helped QA to translate business requirements, design documents and use cases into detailed test plans and test scenarios covering all areas of functionality included in release.

University College Hospital, Ibadan

Procurement officer December 2011 – March 2015

Responsibilities

Perform key responsibilities in initiating planning, execution, and monitoring, controlling and closing projects.

Release Bidding Documents for Quotation to the clients

Receive tenders from clients.

Receive, evaluate and make selection of the bids

Negotiating contracts with the suppliers

Provides advice and guidance to clients on procurement matters

Managing supplier relationships

Obtain approval of the approving authority before making an award

Carrying out appropriate market and statistical surveys and on that basis prepare analysis of the cost implications of the proposed procurement

Analyze procurement requirements and select the most appropriate method based on interpretation and assessment of established policies, practices, and experience.

Responsible for managing small to medium projects For example the construction and equipping of the Kidney Dialysis Centre and Multipurpose Hall.

C Beyond Export Company 902 Santa Maria Building, 2011

140 Celliers Street Sunnyside,

Pretoria,0002, South Africa.

Administrative Officer

Responsibilities:

Administer and monitor the financial system in order to ensure that the municipal finance is maintained.

Assist with preparation of the budget

Establish and maintain supplier accounts

Maintain financial files and records

Supervise completion of the payroll

Ensure transaction are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system

Administer employment agreements

Assist with preparation and advertising of contract document

MTN Nigeria 2008- 2009

Maritime House, Oshodi Apapa Express,

Lagos State

Billing Department

Responsibilities:

Reconciliation of post - paid accounts of MTN

subscribes

Writing reports on the account reconciled

Preparing of invoice for the accounts reconciled

BHS Digital and Spatial Solution April 2006 - Sept. 2008

Technical Sales/Business Development Manager

Responsibilities:

Present and sell company products and services to current and potential clients.

Prepare presentation, proposal and sales contracts.

Prepare action plans and schedule to identify specific targets and to project the number of contracts to be made.

Identify sales prospects and contract these and other accounts as assigned.

Manage account services through quality checks and other follow up.

Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationship



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