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Christian

Dallas, TX --:--:--

Christian is a value-driven servant leader with 6+ years of experience in spearheading the adoption of Agile values, principles, and practices. Adept at leading high-performing and multi-disciplinary teams from product development through successful product launches while leveraging Agile methodologies. Proven ability in motivating, organizing, leading, and coaching Scrum teams across multiple locations, with a veritable track record of managing dynamic projects.

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JIRA
KanBan
SQL
SAFe
Trello
Tableau
AWS
SQL Server
Confluence
MS Office
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Capital One

Scrum Master

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Work Experience : 2020 - present

• Collaborates with and influences all levels of the organization to empower and enable teams to execute the Agile framework.
• Meets and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders alongside the product owner to establish project scope, system goals, and requirements.
• Works closely with product owner in backlog management and continuous delivery.
• Facilitates and coordinates user story inter-dependency meetings across multiple scrum teams for the purpose of reviewing and aligning the team’s work to meet the delivery schedule.
• Educates and reinforces scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and stakeholders.
• Expertly promotes continuous improvement and cross-functional development to help teams increase productivity and foster innovation.
• Organizes and facilitates Iteration/Release planning, daily scrum, reviews, and retrospective meetings.
• Identifies and removes roadblocks to teams’ working progress.
• Empowers team through encouraging and facilitating productive conflict discussions, while leading the team to self-organization by shielding the team as necessary to establish a trusting and safe environment for raising
problems, defining solutions, and committing to milestone deliveries.
• Works closely with development teams to ensure requirements and designs are completely understood while tracking key metrics through Burn down, team velocity, backlog health and defect summary reports, radiating
progress to the team and stakeholders.
• Coaches product owners on comprehension of their roles and creates a cohesive product vision that draws in the needs of multiple stakeholders to achieve buy-in and shared understanding.

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Cigna

Scrum Master

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Work Experience : 2017-2019

• Coordinated backlog grooming and refining sessions for ongoing sprints- advanced preparation for Product Owner for upcoming sprints.
• Led Development Team participation level with daily scrums (increased from 75% to 100%). Improved Development Team morale through education and aggressive preemptive impediment removals (positive impact on velocity).
• Organized and facilitated scrum teams’ events and related meetings for 2 development teams in remote locations.
• Assisted with multi-site Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) quick start and Release train launches.
• Worked with product owners on Epics, backlog grooming, requirements gathering, and prioritizing.
• Promoted an empowering and self-organizing team by shielding the team as necessary to establish a trusting and safe environment for raising problems, defining solutions, and committing to milestone deliveries.
• Collaborated with the scrum team to define criteria for Automated Testing, Integration, and Continuous Delivery.
• Facilitated weekly meetings with Senior Management (Vice President)- advisement training on Scrum.
• Executed brainstorming sessions with the Development Team-identified daily scrum activities and stand-ups.
• Removed impediments through consistent communications with the Development Team-observed behavior and interactions.
• Monitored Development Team activities during daily scrums, updated JIRA System daily, and resolved impediments. Compiled list of actionable lessons from sprint retrospectives-utilized for improving quality of future sprints.
• Utilized JIRA to track and effectively communicate team velocity, burn down charts, and sprint/release progress to the team.

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Belk

Scrum Master

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Work Experience : 2016-2017

• Collaborated closely with product owners to prioritize and groom User Stories in the Product Backlog in preparation of the sprint planning.
• Coached scrum teams on how to scale agile to the enterprise-level team and to the program and portfolio levels using the Scaled Agile Framework.
• Worked with development teams to decompose the User Stories into tasks and take ownership of tasks.
• Facilitated sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and backlog refinements for 2-week sprint cycles emphasizing continual improvement.
• Encouraged teams in consistently practicing the core agile principles of self-direction, collaboration, business prioritization, team accountability, and transparency, toward the consistent delivery of the working product.
• Facilitated weekly backlog grooming sessions with the team, ensuring work items are estimated and ‘ready-for-work’ per the product owners’ priorities.
• Removed impediments and protected team members from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity.
• Worked closely with Product Owners in backlog management and continuous delivery of features to ensure that development team efforts on sprint backlogs are of maximum value to stakeholders.
• Leveraged Burndown and team velocity charts to improve backlog estimates and product plans resulting in improvement estimations.
• Applied creative techniques in scrum ceremonies to coach development teams transitioning to scrum in understanding and practicing agility which resulted in increased team performance and overall product
quality.
• Maintained Project documentation and reported project progress to management weekly through status reports.

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Martin Gold LLC

Project Manager

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Work Experience : 2014-2016

• Created Full Scale Project Plan, including work breakdown structure, Task dependence, Task Estimate, Resource, and Project milestone.
• Ensured project control procedures and policies within the program of related projects are executed.
• Manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes.
• Managed end-to-end development process for quarterly application upgrade, and provided smooth internal process.
• Drove implementation of project deliverables in the project charter and project plan.
• Tracked and managed project execution in accordance with the company’s financial management practices.
• Lead the execution of the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
• Ensured a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.
• Estimated the work effort required, create resource plans, and adjusted program plans based on dependencies, capacity constraints, and time frames.

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Martin Gold LLC

Data Analyst

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Work Experience : 2014

• Analyzed customer data for market trends in order to maximize ROI using MSSQL and Tableau.
• Worked on Data migration from source systems to destination database using SSIS.
• Created Stored Procedures using MSSQL for fast and efficient queries.
• Used SQL Aggregate functions for collating, aggregating, and segmenting data in order to make it usable by the end-users and stakeholders.
• Collaborated with stakeholders and users to ensure alignment to industry data standards and identified any potential data gaps.
• Gathered requirements and orchestrated meetings to ensure progress in the project and to standardize work being done.
• Documented Data mappings from the source to destinations and maintained visible data lineage and associated logic.
• Data modeling and building of database objects to store and maintain data.
• Ensured data governance rules were being followed and met by all developers and analysts.

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