Highly motivated, dynamic and experienced professional seeking a challenging role to utilize my expertise in Agile methodologies and team leadership to drive organizational growth and success. Passionate about fostering a collaborative, high-performing team culture, committed to continuous improvement and optimizing agile processes to deliver high-quality results.
ICagile certified professional coaching agile transitions [ICP-CAT]
SAFe 5.0 certified advanced scrum master professional [SASM]
Master of science Information Management University of Strathclyde September 2009 - July 2011 Glasgow, UK Bachelor's of Engineering Electronics & Communication KLN College of Information Technology June 2001 - April 2005 Madurai, IN
Certified scrum master; Agile development; Agile Frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP); MS Excel, PowerPoint, Project; User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous delivery, Agile testing; ITSM/ALM/Report Tools (Jira, Jira automation, Confluence, Power BI, ServiceNow, Microsoft 365, VersionOne)
Introduced Agile to design and development teams comprising of 40+ fresher employees Coached 6+ teams to higher levels of maturity by improving their process and ensuring they adhered to the Scrum framework Managed adherence to agile software development best practices and acted as the primary agile coach for 4 departments Established collaborative partnerships with 8 stakeholders and provided coaching at all levels in an emerging Agile environment Assessed 100% of the current organization and delivery environment, recommending optimal Agile practices and increasing organizational delivery by over 60% Used Agile methods and processes to coach 4 product owners through complex problem-solving and solution strategies Facilitated 30+ roadmap planning sessions and retrospectives Authored and delivered communication regarding progress and status for 3 internal and client teams Directed hands-on project work as needed, including analysis, design, and implementation
Planned and coordinated 100% of aspects of a given technical project from initiation through delivery Acted as a change agent by increasing the productivity of 3+ teams by over 40% Planned and managed 50+ Scrum implementations within the organization Worked with 5 Scrum Masters to increase effectiveness of Scrum application in the organization Ensured 100% of goals, scope, and product domain were understood by the Scrum team Identified and analyzed team risks, issues, and activity progress Worked with 3 digital PMO managers to provide guidance, coaching, and direction towards optimizing Agile execution methodologies
Ensured 3 project teams lived Agile values and principles and followed client-required processes and practices Spearheaded 50+ Agile Ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Retrospectives, Story Refinement, and Release Planning Tracked and communicated 3+ projects' progress to 12 stakeholders and management staff Interfaced with 3 product owners on an active basis to manage product backlog and sprint activities Removed 20+ obstacles and managed risks to enable team efficiency and effectiveness Managed 4+ cross-functional IT and business teams to educate and execute on Agile methodology Ensured 100% of Scrum activities were tracked, kept up to-date, and reported
Managed core Agile ceremonies in team environments: Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospectives Helped navigate Scrum events, including Sprint Review for an 11-person team Systematized sprints were on time, and that SWE teams were ready for deadlines Reviewed metrics and other key performance indicators to drive 100% continuous improvement for the sprint teams
Organized and facilitated planning, scrum ceremonies, and optimization of backlogs for 3 teams Ensured development teams practiced core agile principles of collaborations, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility Ensured that 100% of inter-team risks, impediments, and blockers were identified, communicated, and resolved Coordinated and collaborated with 3 other product teams related to project dependencies and relationships Utilized Jira and Confluence tools to prepare and share 3 teams' metrics and delivery results Improved the productivity of 5+ teams through continuous improvement initiatives and reduction of waste Acted as a project leader and Agile mentor for 3 teams by coaching crossfunctional team members (Dev, QA, BA, Architecture) Communicated with 15+ managers, peers, and business partners on deliverables, timelines, and support needed
Doubled team velocity, throughput, burndown, and cumulative flow of 3 cross-functional teams Acted as a servant leader and coach for 2 Agile Scrum teams, ensuring the effective use and practice of the Agile framework Assisted in the construction of product roadmaps with product strategists and acted as the interface between 2 teams Helped 2 project teams set deadlines, resolve issues, and monitor project progress
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