Collaborative, Responsible, Committed and knowledgeable experienced technical scrum master with over 5 years hands on experience working in the implementation of project life cycle in various phases and stages of software Development in Waterfall, Agile (Scrum, XP, Kanban). Prior to being a scrum master, I worked as a DBA with comprehensive experience in Designing and administering database solutions that improve business efficiency and needs. I have had the honor of serving in teams that are cross-functional as well as teams which work in a distributed and offshore environment. I am an Excellent servant/leader skills in facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Operating Systems: HP-UX 10.x, Sun Solaris, RHEL 7.4, Linux, Windows
RDBMS: Oracle 10g, 11g, 12c, MS SQL Server
Languages: SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX Shell Scripting, PERL.
Tools: JIRA/CONFLUENCE, RTC, Toad, SQL Server Management studio, SQL developer,VersionOne
Database Utilities: SQL*Plus, Oracle Enterprise Manager, ASM, SQL*Loader, RMAN, DataPump, Crontab
System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Professionalism and ability to manage challenging situations
Communicative and Social
Great Team Player
Strong MS Office skill
Understanding of business analysis principle
Attention to Detail
Strong Customer Focus
Strong Analytical and problem – solving Skills
Ability to Multi-task
Able to work in a fast-pace environment
Great Team player and Team builder
Capacity to lead multiple priorities of significant scope in a fast-paced environment
Feature Driven Development
Positive Attitude and enthusiastic
Process Improvementof backlog tracking and other metrics
Ability and Desire to train
Scrum at Scale
Bachelor’s in Computer Science, University of Yaoundé Cameroon, 2003
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Certified SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM)
Oracle Certified Associate Certification (OCA11g)
PNC Bank, Pittsburgh, PA March 2020 – Present
Provide effective leadership of Scrum teams and Agile processes.
Mentor team members on agile methods and best practices.
Work with Scrum teams to ensure that the principles of the Scrum methodology are protected.
Facilitate communication and collaboration within and around the team (release & sprint planning, user stories, backlog grooming, agile testing, etc.)
Identify and remove organization and team impediments and help resolve issues and conflicts - Shield the team from external interference.
Report on project velocity, risks, roadblocks, sprint burn-down and project release status.
Maintain product knowledge to increase efficiency in delivery of all product deliverables.
Keep project team well informed of changes within the organization.
Effectively communicate relevant project information to team members and stakeholders.
Uses independent judgment to identify problems and recommend solutions.
Support Scrum team(s) throughout entire project lifecycle which includes ensuring Scrum theory and practice is understood and adhered to by the team.
Guide teams to maximize delivery of value and establish a healthy team rhythm.
Schedule and facilitate Scrum ceremonies, assist with internal and external communication, and foster transparency.
Assess Scrum maturity of team and coach to reach higher levels of maturity that is sustainable for the organization.
Manage the release process by coordinating with developers, stakeholders, and QA to ensure a smooth process.
Develop sprint maps to facilitate effective coordination with other Scrum teams, and/or operational teams and to monitor delivery of key features.
Consult with the Product Owner to ensure priorities and with Delivery Team to account for technical dependence.
Metropol Tech Inc., Laurel, MD Apr 2018 – Mar 2020
Guiding and educating the team and the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices, values.
Guiding and educating the team on how to get the most out of self-organization.
Guiding and educating the team on self-organizing to fully realize the potential of Agile/Scrum frameworks.
Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work within the scope of time.
Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution with the team .
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
Support and educates the Product Owner with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.
Facilitate the coordinated preparation and execution of release planning for the ART.
Working with the ART team who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next program increment (PI) planning cycle.
Facilitating the ART team's refinement of features to be considered in the next PI planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.
Assists the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
Ensuring effective communication and coordination for and during PI planning.
Citizens National Bank, Los Angeles, CA Oct 2015 – Mar 2018
Serve as a senior team member, responsible for facilitating the adoption, implementation and sustainability of Agile processes, principles, and practices.
Lead the scaling of Agile from team level to enterprise level.
Act as a change agent and as part of the team of Coaches leading and supporting teams and individuals in their Agile journey.
Make decisions and independently drive any aspect of Agile rollout at a team and management level.
Provide high-touch and hands-on team guidance, support, and coaching in close cooperation and collaboration across all roles and functions, to facilitate increasing maturity at a sustainable pace.
Help increase efficiency of team, motivate team members, and promote changes to ensure quality while delivering the highest value to the client.
Inspire all stakeholders at any level in their Agile transition.
Create and maintain project artifacts in support of client requests and Vana process requirements including but not limited to project KPIs, Jira project, meeting notes, and SharePoint artifacts.
Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career.
Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams.
Become a strategic partner in organizational road mapping and structuring to drive increased ROI, greater adoption and higher transformation success.
Foster speed, innovation and encourage continuous improvement.
Admiral Insurance Company, Austin, TX Jun 2012 – Sep 2015
SQL Database Administrator
Performed database backup/recovery and restoration.
Upgraded databases from SQL Server 2008R2 to 2012.
Set up and managed various High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions (Log Shipping, Mirroring, Replication).
Maintained, created, and monitored various database processes.
Monitored relational database to optimize database performance, resource use and physical implementation of database.
Ratify multi-threading, semaphores, deadlock and blocking issues.
Supported production environments and mission critical databases on a regular basis with on-call responsibilities.