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Scrum Project Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
March 27, 2020

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Top Skills

Clinical Research

Agile Methodologies


Boniface Fonkwo Nzumafor

Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master


I am an Agile Software Development professional with a track record in delivering and leading Agile software projects, with strong communication skills and the ability to effectively lead multiple teams through iteration/sprint cycles. An insightful servant leader and facilitator in building high performing, self-organizing teams that deliver quality solutions with a naturally low operation overhead, whilst developing and maintaining a magnificent team spirit using the Agile approach.

Experience working with Agile project management tools such as JIRA and Visual Studios. Strong knowledge of Scrum, XP, SAFe and Kanban frameworks.



SAFe Scrum Master.

May 2017 - Present

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

•Educated scrum team members and management on Scrum practices and principles.

•As a true servant leader, organised and facilitated daily scrum, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives and shielded the team from distractions.

•Eliminates impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

•Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management

•Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items

•Taught the team to create clear and concise epics/stories

•Facilitating Scrum ceremonies while enacting change and empowering teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionally

•Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality

•Establishing and supporting communities of practices to promote organizational understanding of agile roles.

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•Assisted team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and task definition and participated proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools and best practices reducing development time by 30% .

Crystal Clear Agility

Scrum Master

September 2016 - May 2017 (9 months)

Greater Chicago Area

• Coordinated and participated in weekly estimation meetings to provide high- level estimates Story Points for backlog items.

• Developed and followed agile project management plan Agile Ceremonies. Facilitated build requirements log product backlog with cost estimates and priority.

• Conducted Grooming meetings, Scrum Daily stand-up meetings, Product backlog, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective meetings.

• Escalated impediments and risks to the RTE that could not be resolved at the team level

• Determined the team capacity velocity from historical data. Created Work Break down structure user stories and corresponding activities tasks.

• Improved team velocity by incorporating capacity planning into sprint planning sessions.

• Monitored the project progress and radiated the information to stake holders. Identified and mitigated team risks and impediments (Blocking Issues, Critical Defects) on daily basis.

• Helped the Product Owner with constantly grooming the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.


Scrum Master

August 2015 - August 2016 (1 year 1 month)

Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Active participation in discovery sessions, interviews, prototyping, document- reviews, plan setup, plan configuration with clients.

• Protected team from internal and external distractions to help them focus on daily QA activities to be productive and growing in ability

• Actively participated in sprint planning activities, daily stand ups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives conflict resolution meetings Page 2 of 4

• Focused on developing more trusted and collaborative team environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or being judged with a complete focus on problem resolution

• Assisted internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

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Erie Insurance Group

Project Coordinator

June 2014 - August 2015 (1 year 3 months)


• Worked closely with Product Owner, coordinating prioritization of product backlog, grooming and story estimation.

• Facilitated Scrum Daily stand up, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective meetings.

• Monitored and communicated the sprint progress through Burn down and Burn up Charts

• Coordinated and participated in estimation meetings to provide high-level story points for backlog items

• Eliminated team impediments daily to allow the team to deliver the sprint goals and deliverables.

• Facilitated team and cross-team Retrospectives to build good working relationships

• Improved team velocity by incorporating capacity planning into sprint planning sessions.

• Used metrics to effectively track impediments against user stories.

• Proactively removed or escalated roadblocks to allow team progress BB&T

Project Analyst, Strategic Management

May 2013 - June 2014 (1 year 2 months)

• Worked with Strategy Directors, regional executives, and other stakeholders to

develop complex strategic business presentations, reports, memos, scorecards, and

other documents for distribution to regional and national stakeholders at all levels

• Collaborated with stakeholders to support the successful execution of regional

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and marketing strategic projects

• Supported the Directors within the Strategy department and collaborated with executives, executive assistants, and staff to develop and implement strategic projects

• Developed and managed team processes

and tools

• Provided ad hoc support for projects including but not limited to: organizing meetings, developing presentations, developing and generating reports, and creating and monitoring project plans.

• Planned and coordinated meetings, developed complex strategic presentations and other communications


University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bachelor's degree Track, Molecular Biology

Montgomery College

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