JOSEPH Olubisi Ogunlana
Skilled Professional Scrum Master offering unique skills in improving processes. I focus relentlessly on removing impediments from teams and delivering customer-centric products and features. Great experience in coaching, mentoring and educating teams in person and remotely. Servant leader through great support for product owner in backlog refinement/grooming, enhancing velocity and help team adopt agile framework. I have a track record of tangibly improving employee retention and satisfaction while delivering product features on time and under budget that are loved by customers. Certified Scrum Master with 5 years plus substantial experience working knowledge in leading multiple teams on various projects through SDLC using Agile frameworks such as Scrum and SAFe
Achievements as a Scrum Master
Coaching: Working with teams to institute, practice, and adopt Scrum and Agile techniques. Identify and introduce opportunities for the team to improve through coaching and questioning.
Training: Collaborate to develop Agile training materials, newsletters, and support communities as they relate to Agile practices.
SAFe: Great knowledge of Agile Framework (SAFe)
Mentoring: Serve as a mentor to Scrum Masters and team members with an aim to make Agile techniques successful, resilient, and permanent.
Facilitating: Design and facilitate group processes, elicit contributions from group members, stimulate focused group discussions to achieve desired outcomes.
Observing / Assessments: Observe program and team activities (e.g., sprint release and roadmap planning) providing constructive feedback to teams and leads. Critical impediments and non-adherence to the Agile core principles brought to leadership attention immediately.
Process Adherence: Work with the teams to ensure adherence to the defined Scrum processes and framework.
Tool Adherence: Work with the teams to ensure the use of tools appropriately, ensuring they are being followed to enable consistency.
Culture: Work with management and teams to strengthen the Agile culture. Work with teams and individuals to inspire team goals. Exemplify Agile values and principles in organizations.
Payment/deposit project: Leverage on Dynamic 365
Agile Life Cycle Management Tools
Ameriprise Financial Scrum Master
January 2019 – till Date
Lead daily scrum stand-ups and Agile development sprint planning meetings for two concurrent projects.
Train and mentor team members on best and most effective ways to use Scrum processes to improve efficiency and reduce production times.
Collaborate with Agile Release Train Engineer to drive the definition of refinement of the program and team backlog, assist with PI planning activities
Facilitate and coordinate user story interdependency meetings across multiple Scrum team for the purpose of reviewing and aligning team’s work to meet delivery schedule.
Defined workflows and processes in fast-paced, Agile, and distributed models using tools such as Jira, increasing team’s delivery by 20%
Innovate new processes and workflows that realized 30% improvement in efficiency of delivery team which later translated to delivering Business value and customers’ satisfaction.
Deliver three mobile projects on time and within budget within six months.
Own entire project life cycle of mobile application development from definition to management to execution and eventually brings Value to Customers.
Facilitate weekly backlog refinement sessions with the team to ensure work items meet the team’s definition of ready (DOR) and emphasis on Business Value.
Support team to develop and capture cycle metrics to measure team progress and project deliverable within a specified time.
With support from Team, we develop and maintain a valuable relationship with business stakeholders’ teams to enhance transparency and visibility.
Ensure effective and open communication across and within teams to effectively provide transparency and foster healthy collaboration.
Remove impediments to support Release Train and team ability to meet sprint commitments and timely escalation of impediments to facilitate rapid resolution when necessary.
Successfully track and communicate team velocity and sprint release/progress with this team were able to deliver on time and the increment added value to the business and Customer were satisfied.
Implement Lean Agile skills to track and mitigate risks as well as unnecessary time-consuming activities.
Promote Agile/Scrum techniques and shared findings with the team as part of continuous improvement and learning and key emphasis on business and Customer value
Spectrum Plastics Group Scrum Master
January 2016 – December 2018
Facilitated daily stand up to make sure we were on track to meeting our sprint goal.
Facilitated sprint planning, backlog refinement/grooming, sprint review and sprint retrospective.
Defined and managed action items.
Identified tasks necessary to complete planned work.
Identified issues and risks.
Coached team in self-organization.
Encouraged and motivated team to focus on iteration goal.
Coached team in agile process and helped apply the principles.
Acted as the voice of the team and protected the team from outside influence and distractions.
Worked effectively with multiple scrum teams both co-located and offshore.
Oversee and manage implementation of various agile techniques such as TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps.
Lead assessments to determine progress of team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures.
Collect data and demonstrate ability to deliver value and product frequently.
Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
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.
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.
Schneider Electric Project Manager
January 2014 – December 2015
Created full scale project plans, including WBS, task estimate, resources planning, project milestones and associated documents.
Monitoring project risks and scope creep to identify potential problems and proactively identifying solutions to address them in advance.
Created and developed Business Requirement Documents (BRDs), Change Controls, tracked progress of error resolution, assisted in research, performed system analysis, created data mappings, and presented to all levels of leadership within the organization.
Managed end to end development process for quarterly application upgrade, provided smooth internal process.
Drove implementation of project deliverables in the project charter and project plan.
Managed the scope, quality, and project timelines according to project plan.
Track and manage project execution in accordance with company's financial management practices.
Worked across functions and business unit on the deployment and implementation of new and changing regulatory requirements.
Laga Group of Companies LTD Project Engineer/Coordinator
January 2010- December 2013
Tracking project progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads with the help of MS Project
Planning, organizing, and directing projects to optimize processes, systems and to enable business objectives.
Developing methods and tools for requirement definition, process and workflow design and data modeling
Developing best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestone/deliverable tracking, communication, and key performance metrics
Develop project plans and budgets, works with users to understand complex problems, and focuses on bringing issues to resolution, escalating as necessary to meet timelines.
Create and deliver presentations to senior level management on project goals and plans, including progress reports and score card.
GECAD GHANA LTD Project Coordinator/Project Engineer
January 2006- December 2009
Provided oversight for the development and maintenance of quality programs, systems, processes, and procedures that ensured compliance with policies.
Ensured performance and quality of services conform to established standards and project guidelines.
Provided expertise and guidance in interpreting policies, regulatory and/or governmental regulations, and agency guidelines to assure compliance.
Assisted the PM in keeping track of the project budget in an excel spreadsheet.
Reported the development of projects to Managers.
Tracked project milestones, schedule, and deliverables using Microsoft Project Software.
Managed changes and ensured effective communication among project team members.
Organized and maintained project team SharePoint site, ensuring required documentation are posted for team member access.
Facilitated project planning and scheduling across individual projects.
Analyzed complex plans, issues and escalated where necessary.
Liaised with customers, vendors, project managers and members of the team to carry out relevant task.
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (B.Sc.) 2005
University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Master of Science in Electrical Power Systems Engineering (M.Sc.) 2011
Certifications & Training.
Professional Scrum Master I Certification (PSM I) – Scrum.Org
Business Analysis Professional
Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Professional Electrical Engineer (R.31,410)
Nigeria Society of Engineers (MNSE, 33527)