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Dallas, TX
December 30, 2020

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Shrila Joshi

Scrum Master


Mobile: +1-650-***-****

Dallas, TX

Professional Profile

Scrum Master, with 9 +years of IT experience, ready to bring value to any team by facilitating all scrum ceremonies and reducing waste through evolving teams into thinking Lean. Results-driven and also have a proven record of helping teams into becoming cross-functional and self-organized. Skilled in providing servant leadership-style in fast-paced, deadline driven environments with outstanding oral and written communication skills.


Certified Scrum Master (PSM) from

Certified SAFE Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

Certified JIRA Administrator Agile with Atlassian JIRA.

Agile Development Specialization University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


Ensures effective communication within Scrum teams and other cross-functional teams schedules and facilitates cross-functional meetings, and ensures appropriate status tools, radiators, and reports are produced in order to effectively provide transparency on team’s progress/productivity.

Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s) like JIRA/Rally, Kanban board.

Worked in Agile methodology, SDLC and Project Management.

Supports and educates product owners, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog and decision making.

Get the work done without coercion, Good prioritization, negotiation and communication skills.

Excellent problem-solving and analysis skills combined with impeccable business judgment

Experience in working on multiple projects in continuous development/delivery.

Ability to understand and communicate technical issue at a high level.

Building Self-organizing and cross-functional teams and eliminating waste using agile practices.

Encourage team collaboration Integrates Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products

Ensures team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery.

Attend meetups to share and learn from other scrum masters during scrum of scrums.

Shielding the team of all internal and external distractions.

Conflict resolutions.

SAFe methodology /Release train engineer experience.

Tight grip on Agile Estimating and planning.


Senior Scrum Master

Orsted (Jan 2017-Present) (Consultant Freelancer)

Accountable for the end-to-end planning and execution of one or more projects and/or Agile teams. Lead and negotiate, scope, schedule, budget, risks, deployments and communications for projects and initiatives.

Facilitate meetings (daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective)

Forecasting, removing impediments and Creating communication channel (Team, Product owner, Stakeholder)

Worked with cross team managers to identify and manage inter-team dependencies. Promoted use of automation tools, Agile tools, continuous integration and build verification tools.

Provide timely and accurate reporting to all stakeholders.

Sprints planning and Helping project teams in scope and plan stories in order to accurately predict timelines

Facilitate sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospectives, and other scrum ceremonies.

Develop metrics and reports using Rally/JIRA/Confluence to help the team understand its health and progress and to set goals.

Set up scrum ceremonies and regular cross organizational management briefings

Introduced & taught Scrum, proactively identified impediments before they effect team performance, and collaborate with team to execute mitigation plans.

Product backlog management.

Tachyon Technologies LLC, Houston Texas

Senior Scrum Master March-2015-Dec-2016

Work closely with project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.

Protect development team from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog and project timeline

Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and key stakeholders.

Direct and lead development team from project initiation through delivery of final product.

Scrum Master/ Team Lead, Accenture Feb 2011–March 2015

Client: Hess Oil and Gas Houston TX, USA

Lead agile pilot project successfully and improved quality, customer satisfaction and team productivity.

Remove impediments to the team’s progress to meet its sprint commitments. Manage issues, risks and mitigation plans

Master of scrum ceremonies including release planning, sprint planning, demos, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups

Project planning, scoping, budgeting, agile roadmap, work assignment, risk assessment, prioritizing, release schedule planning and collaborated with senior management on team velocity and release progress

Facilitated Agile Adoption Retrospective for the organization with the leadership and guided teams with outcome resulting in enhanced performance.

Guided projects to completion on time, within scope, and on budget.

Managed project scope to ensure delivery was compliant to scope commitment.

Tracked and managed product backlog, burndown metrics, velocity, and task breakdown.

Addressed problems through risk management and contingency planning.

Technology Analyst, Infosys May 2008–Feb 2011

Client: Novartis Pharma Basel Europe

Development Lead for team of five, responsible for Requirement gathering, development, code review, quality management, technical designs and onsite coordination.

Responsible for requirement gathering, estimations, project scoping, development and delivery of multiple module within project, testing, tracking progress, running UATs and production transitions and post go-live support.

During this tenure worked for various clients like Daimler, Novartis on complex implementation projects as developer and lead on hands on role.

IT Programmer, TATA Internationals LTD — (March 2006–May 2008)

Developer worked on large scale IT projects using SAP ABAP and Oracle Pl/SQL.

Technical Skills and Tools:

Technical experience working with software delivery teams including Windows, modern web sites, DevOps, and client/server solutions. Knowledge of JAVA Scripts, web development, Microservices, REST API, SAP ABAP. Strong Pl/SQL Knowledge and DWBI concepts in Oracle ODI.

Expert knowledge of Agile delivery tools like JIRA, Confluence, Rally.

Education and Work Authorization

Education – Bachelor of Computer science and Engineering, from RGTU with 78%

Work Authorization- Green Card.

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