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Scrum Master Resume Example

Howard Clark
Scrum Master

Summary

Experienced scrum master with a proven track record of delivering high-quality software,  on-time and within budget seeks a position with a top technology firm. Delivered many successful projects with varied budgets and resources. I consider myself highly skilled in the areas of team building tech management offshore management multi-vendor, dependencies management, budgets, risk management, and stakeholder management.

I am an active member of the agile community with a proven record of accomplishment of delivering projects with exceptionally improved efficiency. Agile/Scrum approach leading daily sprints & stand-ups/collection of estimates/resource management/product.In agile mainly worked in Scrum, Kanban, XP,  and SAFe Framework.

Skills

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management
  • Dependency/Analysis Defect Prioritisation
  • Change/ Risk Management
  • Offshore Team Management
  • Transformation

Experience

Scrum Master
SKY World Media Feb 2018 – Nov 2019

My responsibilities as a scrum master are:

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives, stakeholder meetings, and software demonstrations.
  • Protect development team from outside distractions, impediments, or team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog project timeline.
  • Work closely with project owners in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Hence, the scrum master was expected to coach the teams accordingly keeping agile principles in mind and find innovative ways to smooth the learning curve.
  • I build strong and lasting relationships with Stakeholders for helping teams to deliver the right thing, at the right time.
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as stand-ups, retrospectives, story planning, and sprint planning. Acted as a facilitator for the Product Owner and the team both.
  • Removed impediments that were obstructing the team from achieving sprint goals, helped the team remain creative and productive while making sure its successes are visible to the Product Owner.
  • Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and stakeholders. Reporting and analysis of sprints
  • Introduced and implemented Gherkin due to project needs. Customized the workflow and processes for the scrum teams.
  • Stakeholder management and show and tell the senior management.
  • Managing the finance carefully, estimation of any change request, forecasting and ensuring that the project estimates are managed upfront.

Scrum Master
At&T Mobile Services Feb 2015 – Dec 2016

  • As an Agile Delivery Consultant, I implemented Agile practices and values into the project. This was a rare opportunity to transform it into a very successful business by converting from conventional project management to scaled agile.
  • In this role I contributed in the following:
  • Introduced a Scaled Agile Framework (although not fully implemented but adopted based on the agreement/requirements).
  • Ensured the successful deliverables, across the teams to meet business requirements and timescales. Led the development efforts of autonomous and highly aligned platform teams towards their goals.
  • Mentored and coached direct reports and others in the team, working closely with the competency leads, to develop them into top performing individuals who would excel at what they did
  • Created transparency and predictability across teams using appropriate tool  and  metrics  including story mapping, roadmaps, sprint plans, burn down charts, cycle times, value stream maps and release plans
  • Partnered with leaders and teams to share knowledge and drive organizational change and improvement
  • Continuously assessed teams’ approach to adapt planning tools, Agile methods and communication to ensure a successful and sustainable delivery
  • Conducted coaching sessions and facilitated daily stand-ups, sprint planning /review /retrospective backlog grooming

Scrum Master
United Health Group Jan 2014 – Oct 2014

UHG Shared Business Services (UHG SBS) is a unique joint venture between the Department of Health and the private sector.

  • Worked on a UHG SBS program within National Health Service and managed agile transformation within the program for the business team as well as software delivery teams.
  • Worked across a multidisciplinary team to deliver and continuously improve products of significant scale and complexity.
  • Delivered digital Public Health products and services using appropriate agile project management methodologies
  • Led the collaborative, dynamic planning process to deliver and prioritize the work that needed to be done against the capacity and capability of the team.
  • Built trust and positive working relationships with teams to support the delivery. Followed agile project management practices for multidisciplinary teams.
  • Worked with the Product Manager to define the product and service roadmap and help translate it into prioritized stories.
  • Worked with the Product Manager to forecast project finances, produce internal reporting and manage risks and issues.

Scrum Master
Sony  Mobile  May 2013 – Nov 2013

  • Sony Mobile is a leading telecoms/communications company, led 2 development teams of highly trained and experienced developers, testers and Solution Designers both were using Java, BI, and Oracle-based technology stacks.
  • Defined and managed activities across the project team
  • Coached teams to take ownership of each deliverable (stories, sprint, and release wise). Shaped the high-level design and technology plan required to deliver a business outcome. Constructed and delivered plans that brought together technology with people and process
  • Managed effective communications with the Programmed Manager and stakeholders (including benefits, priorities, and status)
  • Strived for continuous improvement and empowerment in the team
  • Facilitated discussions within/across teams on the best way to deliver maximum value to our customers
  • Supported the product managers in their quest for the best product for the customer.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Hobbies

  • Reading Books
  • Playing Tennis
  • Blogging
  • Exploring New Places

Education

Masters in Business Administration
University of Washington Seattle, WA Feb 2008 – May 2010

Bachelor of Technology
The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Feb 2006 – Aug 2009

Certification

  • Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master
  • Certified Product Owner
  • Certified Product Manager