Mar **** – Present
AGILE SCRUM MASTER
Fidelity Investments, Westlake, Texas.
Aug 2016 – Mar 2020
SAFe SCRUM MASTER
Mar 2010 – Jun 2016
BUSINESS ANALYST/ SCRUM MASTER
British Petroleum, UK
MASTER OF SCIENCE – SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
University of Texas at Dallas.
MASTER OF SCIENCE – PETROLEUM AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Coventry University, UK
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING – PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
University of Benin
Professional Scrum Master–PSM
Certified SAFe Agilist–SA
SAFe Product Owner/ Product Manager (POPM)
Certified Six-Sigma Green Belt- (CSSGB)
Security + :Comptia
Information technology infrastructure Library-(ITIL V4)
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner–(Amazon Web Services).
OMON REX OKIEI
Scrum Master, Systems Business Analyst, Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity
MSc, BEng, PSM. SAFe.
ABOUT ME PROFESSIONALLY
Self-motivated Professional scrum master with a passion for developing cross-functional high performing teams, and a track record of delivering business value and promoting agile transformation at a pace sustainable by the business
My career path includes gaining
and contributing knowledge & solutions in industries at the forefront of innovation in the UK and the US, within organizations as diverse as oil and gas and communications, financial Services, and Cybersecurity
With a solid foundation of academic qualifications and certifications, strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, team management and leadership – I create solutions, get results and bring value.
I AM VALUED FOR
Proficiency at the intersection between business, technologies and systems.
Digital Certificate Vulnerability Management.
Business systems and business process solutions.
Excellent client - stakeholder rapport based on trust & backed by delivery.
Successful delivery on complex multiple and multi-phased business/technology projects.
A service-orientation mindset and servant leadership style.
A collaborative approach to teamwork.
Solutions and methods that utilize my knowledge and experience, including Agile Scrum.
TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES
Project methodologies: Waterfall, Agile/Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Project Scheduling & Work Management Tools: MS Projects, Rally, JIRA, JIRA Align and Azure Devops.
Office tools: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Outlook. Google Suite
Collaboration tools: Zoom, Skype for business, Webex, Slack.
Digital Certificate Management: Venafi
Vulnerability Management: Nessus/Qualys
United States Army Reserves
Fidelity Investments (Westlake, Texas)
Mar 2020 – present
AGILE SCRUM MASTER (ENTERPRISE CYBERSECURITY)
Context: A leader in the financial services and asset management.
Scrum master for One Software Development team and one Cybersecurity Public Key Infrastructure Team, and Coordinating Vulnerability Management. Assisting both Scrum and Kanban teams in reaching Agile Maturity
Championed the Agile Project Management processes – Responsible for Agile Scrum teams and Kanban team. Facilitating Agile ceremonies (Daily scrum, spring planning meeting, sprint review, sprint retrospective), acting as servant leader to scrum team and Kanban and removing impediments resulting in team maturity and continuous improvement.
Played a critical role in the client experience – Encourages Stakeholder participation in Agile ceremonies and managed both stakeholder relation with teams.
Improved team velocity – Coached team in effective use of Fibonacci sequence in story pointing, Ensuring that team is better in all work done by scrum team is based on user stories, and coached scrum team about scrum values when committing to sprint, and coached team about the relationship between an capacity plan and team planned velocity.
Excellent client relationships – Creating a platform to facilitate customer, software development team, and cybersecurity team collaboration.
Continual improvement of through focused lessons learned sessions. Facilitating sprint retrospectives for teams and ensuring that teams and ensuring that Action items are obtained, and steps are taken to delivery of action items to guarantee teams inspection and adaptation
Ensured Product delivery- Working closely with Product owners, Product managers and delivery team in ensuring on- time delivery of product coordinating product backlog grooming and product Backlog Prioritizing.
Ensured Team Effectiveness - Coached team members on Agile processes and facilitated planning meetings and retrospectives. Maintained task board and tracked team velocity, throughput, lead-time and cycle time.
Improved the Project and Sprint Status Visibility within team members and stakeholders- Maintaining and updating development and test task board and produced daily burndown charts.
Team Improvement - Worked with development team to improve their intra-team communication and iteration work for improved visibility of current work, open issues, priorities and set work in progress (WIP) limits to increase throughput
Requirement Gathering and Analysis
Software Project Management
Cross-functional Team Servant Leadership
Strategizing and implementing
Attention to detail
Charter Communications (Spectrum), Coppell, Texas
Aug 2016 - Mar 2020
SAFE SCRUM MASTER
A leader in the provision of internet, cable and telephone services to residential homes and businesses.
Role Summary: Scrum master for two teams focused on web applications. Facilitating Agile ceremonies, acting as servant leader to an Agile team, removing impediments, splitting user stories, product backlog management, and tracking team matrices to ensure continuous delivery of value.
Facilitated Agile ceremonies (Daily scrum, spring planning meeting, sprint review, sprint retrospective) and scrum team and acted as servant leader to scrum team, helping in product backlog prioritization, and removing impediments for scrum team to work properly. Coaching product owner, and Scrum team on scrum practices and processes to ensure continuous delivery of value.
Encouraged Stakeholder participation in Agile ceremonies and Managed both and managed both stakeholder relation with teams and ensured willing cooperation with clients’ IT – and seamless workflow between front / back end / QA development teams by Conducting sprint retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint thereby promoting team relationship.
Analyzed requirements and working effectively with QA team, development team, and encouraging transparency within team members, facilitating task breakdown for every sprint, and worked closely with Product owners, coordinated product backlog grooming and user story estimation.
Carried out capacity planning for team and communicated velocity team member and tracked project increment milestones and resolved disputes between team members and ensured that user stories meet the quality standards (definition of done) and that the acceptance criteria are met.
Maintained and updated development and test task board and produced daily burndown charts. And Enabled improvement in team delivery commitment improvement and capacity planning for sprints by tracking and Identifying hidden tasks that brought increase in customer satisfaction
Managed team dependencies, incorporated capacity planning into sprint planning sessions and ensuring development team burn down hours by tracking Jira and sending messaging to team via outlook.
British Petroleum (BP) London, Uk
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
BUSINESS ANALYST/ SCRUM MASTER
British Petroleum is a multinational oil and gas firm operating in the United Kingdom, the United States and other parts of the world, serving as one of the leaders in oil and gas exploration, production, refining, distribution and marketing, also involved in renewable energy.
Tracked and managed product backlog, burndown metrics, velocity, and task breakdown, and facilitated accurate user story estimations creating accurate burndown output.
Worked closely with product owner in backlog management and ensured continuous delivery of features, and also tracked and monitored product Increment milestone, coached and empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross functionally
Facilitated Scrum Ceremonies such as Daily Scrum, backlog refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives and Sprint Review, and Identified Risk, and dependencies to help drive delivery.
Ensured requirements validation and analysis by working with users and stakeholders.
Translated user concepts and ideas into business requirements and design documents.
Conducted Requirement Analysis, Feasibility Studies and then organized reviews and meetings with Stakeholders and the end users aimed at finalizing the Software Requirements Specifications.
Organized requirements by grouping essential business processes, business rules, and information needs, and ensured that critical requirements are not missed.