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Manager Scrum

Lawrenceville, GA
March 20, 2020

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Abimbola Okhawe

Lawrenceville, GA *****

404-***-**** •


Certified Scrum Master with over 10 years of experience in Software Development and product delivery in automotive, non-profit and investment domains. Innovative and solution focused IT professional specialized in leading enterprise initiatives. Passionate about the Agile ways of working, empowering people, and continuous improvement. Great influencer, motivator with proven record of successful project delivery and fostering high-performing team culture.


AutoZone, Lawrenceville, GA

Scrum Master (12/2018)-Present

Managed efforts to remove impediments and continually identify for the scrum team to increase productivity

Facilitated daily stand ups, sprint planning meetings, sprint retrospectives and reporting to stakeholders

Educated and reinforced scrum methodology and agile framework to the project team members

Worked with the product owner to prioritize user stories in the product backlog

Maintained and monitored scrum artifacts (sprint back log, sprint tasks, and sprint Burn down charts) using JIRA

Used JIRA to maintain iteration stories and track status of iteration and version management

Customized the organization’s agile processes to the company specifics thereby increasing the team effectiveness by 50%

Participated in Agile development training sessions, meetings, reviews and release planning

Led story point meetings with technical teams ahead of sprint cycle

Coordinated shared learning and understanding of lean and agile principles and techniques

Living Faith Church Worldwide, Norcross, GA (12/2013)-(12/2018)

Project Manager

Prepared and presented project status reports to senior leadership on a weekly basis

Utilized the agile project management methodology to manage development with high level of performance and quality

Introduced scrum methodology to the team from waterfall

Developed detail plans and ensured the project milestones were met

Participated in release planning (Go/No-go meetings)

Managed budgets and optimized resource allocation for multiple parallel projects

Negotiated resources and time commitments within the allocated budget

Collaborated with the team members to manage changes to business requirements, technical requirements and project schedule

Assisted project teams with UAT and use case creation

Employed scrum ban (scrum with Kanban) to stay focused on sprint commitments

Gateway Holdings, Ogun, Nigeria (03/2005)-(11/2013)

Project Manager

Reviewed and approved project documentation (bids/proposals/invoicing and detailed schedules)

Managed budgets and resource allocation on projects ranging from $500K - $1M

Reduced corporate expenses by 20% by implementing cost effective vendor and supplier purchases

Managed concurrent projects (both waterfall and agile) using JIRA to track project status

Combined SCRUM and waterfall methodologies to support SDLC across functional teams to monitor dependencies

Scheduled meetings with the development team to collaborate project completion and resource allocation

Reviewed administrative procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards and requirements


Project Management, Risk Analysis, Process Improvement, Agile Principles, Conflict Resolution, Capacity Planning, MS Office Suite, JIRA, SDLC, SCRUM, Agile, Waterfall, PMO, RFI, UAT


Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Master, 2019


Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

B.S., Architecture, (2004)

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, U.K

M.S., Project Management, (2009)

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