Godwin E Namaya
CSM, SAFe Certified
Sr Scrum Master/Agile Coach
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY (PII document)
Top performing, innovative, accomplished Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile certified professional serving as a Servant leader for self organized, Cross functional teams.
Consistently work to improve the processes and quality of teams by fostering adaptation of Agile principles, value and best practices,
Facilitate effective PI planning, iteration execution, System demo and relentless process improvements
Coach Agile teams, stakeholders and other non-agile team members for maximum business results (Agility) on how to embrace the lean-Agile Mindset
Coordinate cross team dependencies with other Scrum Masters and an active participant in Agile Community of Practice (CoP).
Assist the Product Owner to refine (WSJF) and prepare backlog for PI and Iteration planning
Worked with Product owner for Product Backlog grooming (Sizing and prioritization)
Multi-year experience in velocity, burn-down, story point estimating, sprint planning, product backlogs and retrospectives experience in very fast paced development environments with aggressive schedules, hard deadlines and rapidly changing requirements.
Coach the Development Team in self-organization, continuous improvement, cross-functionality, risk identification/mitigation, dependency management, conflict resolution, and software development life cycle craftsmanship.
Agile champion, promoter, development team protector, and team coach with demonstrated user empathy and curiosity to understand the root cause of business/team’s problems.
Proactively leveraged skills in training and guiding the development team through over 95% straight product owner approved sprints.
Use SAFe DevOps (CALMR) to enable Continuous delivery and release on Demand
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including coaching, presentation, facilitation, and coordination.
Use SAFE to lead the transformation of enterprise business agility, implement Lean portfolio management and Product delivery
Proficient in Jira, Rally, Confluence, Bamboo, Scrum-Kanban Board, Azure, DevOps, TFS, VersionOne, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Snipping Tool, SharePoint, Slack etc.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Scrum Master/Tech Lead experience Experience managing remote development teams Experience facilitating scrum ceremonies Project delivery Management Experience Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Informatica (ETL), Business Intelligence (BI) Impediment Removal Requirements gathering GAP Analysis Process Improvements Scrum Training Team coach /Mentor Customer Collaboration Stakeholder Management Rapid Response to Change continues improvement Estimation and Capacity Allocation (Planning) ART Coordination (RTE)
DXC Technologies, Plano TX Jul 2016 - August 2020
Sr. Scrum Master/ Agile Coach
The Boeing Company, Tukwila WA Jan 2012 – May 2016
Sr. Scrum Master
Led and facilitated critical team level agile ceremonies including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.
Drove agile adoption consistency and transparency by managing logistical challenges, removing impediments, coordinated cross-team dependencies and inter-departmental communications.
Collaborate with Product Owners, other Scrum Masters, the development teams, solutions engineers, architects, and other teams to define and deliver quality end products.
Leveraged experience in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)to maximize the product quality and delivery
Coordinated UAT testing with end users, maintained metrics and made them transparent to all parties
Facilitated daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, reviews, retrospectives, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions (estimation) with development team.
Ensured that the scrum board is up-to-date and prioritized, and ensured improvements to business process flows
Worked with the product owner, stakeholders and development team members to ensure the highest value work (WSJF) is top priority in the Sprint backlog
Accenture Aug 2009 – December 2011
Gathered Business Requirements, wrote (BRDs and FSDs) for business process transformation
Conducted gap analysis, researched the data model and used SQL to produce relevant reports
Internal consultation, work plan development for my team, CRM Server installations, configuration
and upgrades at several client sites
Led triage meetings for troubleshooting Prod issues, Release management, Incident management etc
Participated in organizing, coordinating and conducting Scope validation and UAT testing with business users.
Created Test plans, test cases and linked them to requirements in RTM (Requirement Traceability Matrix)
Organized and facilitated project planning, design reviews, retrospectives, release planning, demos and other related activities.
Developed and delivered technical proposals, whitepapers and slide presentations
Worked with IT managers to design architectural POCs, define business strategies and prioritize based on dependencies with other teams and business priorities.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
BSc Applied Computer Sciences
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA), SASM
Certified Oracle Siebel 8 Consultant
Microsoft Certified Professional
Who’s Who Amongst Students in American Universities
References Available Upon Request
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