Name: Abayomi Aluko
Location: Dallas, TX
Telephone Number: 469-***-****
An enthusiastic, reliable, and certified scrum master with five years’ experience of building cohesion and alignment between scrum teams and stakeholders. Extensive experience of leading software development teams in a SAFe environment.
Working knowledge of collaborating with release train engineers, Agile coaches, and other Scrum masters to release features effectively and smoothly to customers. Track record of proactively removing impediments, identifying, monitoring, and communicating risks whilst still promoting self-management and organisation.
Keen to help teams continuously improve in an open and transparent environment that fosters collaboration and team spirit.
EXPERTISE IT Skills
●Great Relationship Builder
●Patient and Assertive
●Scrum, XP, Lean and Kanban
●Mentoring & Coaching
Scrum Master June 2020 – July 2022
Arvest Bank (Remote)
Working collaboratively with the stakeholders to build relationships and manage expectations
Assisting the team to prepare and plan for the Program Increment planning
Working with the team to identify knowledge gap and organize knowledge gap sessions or trainings
Ensuring the team’s goals and objectives aligns with the business expectations
Facilitating continuous improvement through constant inspection and adaptation of the Artefacts
Measuring team progress and providing reports and metrics that reflects findings
Using the sprint metrics to identify areas of improvement and driving conversations towards possible actions plans
Identifying learning opportunities for team improvement
Working with the product owner to maintain and order the backlog to deliver business value
Identify, communicate, and monitor risks to the program
Coaching the product owner in the prioritization of work that delivers value to the end-users and business
Proactively removing impediments that could hinder the team’s progress
Measuring the team Agile maturing and providing possible suggestions based on previous experience
Creating an environment that supports creativity, transparency, and collaboration
Facilitating all Scrum events and ensuring they add value to the team and kept within their timebox
Empowering and motivating the team to be creative and courageous in their approach to work
Helping the team to focus on what matters, as an example, focus on avoiding a recurrence of a mistake rather that the person who committed the mistake
Providing suggestions on how to improve the quality of increments / deliverables through engineering practices (Peer review) and Lean (Waste reduction)
Scrum Master October 2017 – December 2019
Coached the product owner on the need and how to write clear and concise user stories that conforms with the INVEST criteria
Fostered a ‘No blame’ culture environment where people have the courage to be themselves without fear of being judged.
Encouraged the team to celebrate wins and continuously find opportunities for improvement
Created a productive environment where team members own the product and enjoy working on it.
Worked closely with the product owner to ensure the product backlog is valid, ordered and represents the interests of the customers / stakeholders.
Communicated progress with stakeholders and management while monitoring their interaction with the team to ensure they are helpful and not disruptive
Used the team’s historical data (velocity) to help determine the number of story points they can commit to in a sprint.
Removed impediments to development teams’ progress via proactive management of issues and risks.
Collaborated with other scrum masters to help drive culture and organizational change.
Aligned the business and the team together to encourage co-creation of increments
Coached Agile practices and scrum framework within team to ensure a shift in mindset and behaviour
Explored powerful root cause analysis techniques such as 5 Whys to get to the bottom issues.
Vodafone London, UK February 2017 – August 2017
Monitored project progress against agreed time, budget, quality and milestones and report into the program
Monitored and escalated RAID as soon as they are identified
Responsible for minute taking and actions tracking
Ensured the project was delivered using the approved project management methodology and processes
Maintained and monitored project documentation for consistencies across the project e.g., RAID log, exception reports and highlight reports
Supported the team’s decision on the use of 'WIP limit’ and team rules such as ‘no developer should be working on more than one story at a time’ in the bid to increase quality increments.
Facilitated backlog refinement sessions to ensure that the team has ready stories for the sprints.
Communicating blockers, impediments, and dependencies on the Scrum of Scrum calls.
Coaching the team on the adoption of Agile practices and theory
Supporting and managing releases whilst still encouraging self-management amongst the developers
Osun State University Nigeria
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science January 2012 – September 2016
The Polytechnic of Ogun, Nigeria
Associate Degree in Accounting & Business Administration June 2010 – December 2011
Fas High School, Nigeria
High School Diploma September 2004 – May 2010
Professional Scrum Master (PSM)