Benedicta Sunkle (Scrum Master)
Proactive scrum master with experience in guiding teams and organizations in Agile/Scrum practices. As a servant leader consistently drive scrum teams to continuous improvement, support and educate product owners, and provide daily coaching to champion successful adoption and application of agile practices. Facilitate scrum ceremonies, discussions, decision-making, and conflict resolution. Promote collaboration within the scrum teams to achieve high-quality practices and technical delivery.
Bachelor’s in engineering
Certified Scrum Master
RIC, Houston,Texas July 2017 -till Date
Senior Scrum Master
Facilitates all team meetings to include the daily stand-up, iteration/ sprint planning, iteration/sprint review and iteration/sprint retrospective.
Ensured maintaining a high performing team and facilitate team’s progress toward project and organization goal.
Coached the teams on removing impediments and stay focus on the project objectives.
Engage with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the Agile values and principles in the organization.
Coached team members on Agile principle and values, providing general guidance on the methodology.
Asist the Product owner with the prioritization and arranging the product backlog
Interfaced with program management office to ensure project goals and requirements are being met.
TIME WISE COMPANY March 2015 to June 2017
Acted as Scrum Master for scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards achieving the goal.
Facilitate daily scrums, grooming meetings, sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective, and software demonstrations.
Built relationship with Product owner and other stake holders to facilitate team's interaction with them.
Worked closely with product owner in product backlog refinement, and continuous delivery in features in prioritizing and validating user stories.
Coordinated and engaged in weekly meetings to provide high level estimates (Story Points) for backlog items.
Educate and reinforce scrum values and agile principles/values to team members and key stakeholders.
Guide developmental team to help them stay focused on incremental delivery of value.
Improved team velocity by incorporating capacity planning in sprint planning sessions.
Ensure teams split user stories into tasks before sprint execution.
Working with the team on business architecture analysis and UX/UI Design.
Determined the team capacity (velocity) via historically data or normalized estimation.
Used metrics such as burn down chart and a task board to provide transparency on sprint backlogs
McGold International Company, Lagos, Nigeria, June 2011 to Dec 2014
Agile Project manager
Developed, implemented and managed team metrics, evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements
Support product owner to manage, support or create product backlog
At the PMO level work with the PMO manager to champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Scaled Agile Project Management
At the PMO level work with the PMO manager to champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
Provide technical, administrative, and operational management of assigned project or tasks, including contract and subcontractor management
Work with Product Management to understand the priority features and fixes and cascade this information to Developers
Provides monthly metrics reporting to Product Development management team on burn down progress, velocity and release updates