Proficient in requirements gathering, analyzing and translating business needs to technical requirements, overall architecture and design.
Experience in Project Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling and Implementation Activities.
Experience in Software Application Development Projects that follow the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies and best practices.
Experienced in various SDLC methodologies like Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies. Known for ability to produce high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets.
Utilizes Scrum as a Servant Leader to put forth the best practices for identifying and prioritizing Scrum ceremonies throughout the project.
Experience working with cross-functional development teams (QA, Developers, Designers, Analysts, Marketing, etc.) to execute roadmap and bring new functionalities to the product.
Experience with JIRA, and SharePoint for Testing, Project Management, and Defect Tracking.
Excellent problem-solving skills, coordination, documentation, and project planning.
Experienced with leading, training, and mentoring team members with product knowledge and business processes.
Good communication and inter-personal skills, accustomed to work in a team environment with tight schedules and capable of working efficiently under pressure, manage multiple project and cross train subordinates in other Functional areas.
Data: MS Excel, MS Access, Oracle, SharePoint, MS Project, IDEA, eAudit
Drove Scrum team progress to overcome obstacles and realize success throughout life of each sprint.
Developed work-flow charts and diagrams to ensure production team compliance with client deadlines.
Shielded scrum team from external interference for optimal productivity and success of Agile process.
Documented project related activities and prepared reports.
Ensured client needs were met in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Performed manual testing for the functionality.
Scrum Master, 04/2015 to 06/2017 Computer Sciences Corporation – Reston, VA
Reviewed business requirements and designed specifications to understand the application under test.
Communicated with other management, engineers, product managers and support specialists on product issues.
Guided the Scrum team in Sprint planning with regards to the determination of effort required per Sprint (length of Sprint), as well as guidance in selection of additional user stories in case of overestimation of Sprints.
Worked with business users and stakeholders in identifying and documenting User Stories and coordinated with the Product Owner to identify the User Stories for the Sprint Backlog.
Coordinated with the Project Owner identifying and prioritizing user stories to identify those that would make up the Product Backlog, created and documented acceptance criteria, estimation, and prioritization for product releases.
Coordinated the Scrum Team in Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Planning meetings, Sprint review meetings, Sprint Retrospective meetings, and Backlog Grooming meetings.
Coordinated the Scrum Team during each Sprint towards a shippable product release working closely with product owner to make sure each user story in the sprint backlog is being addressed.
Successfully migrated the project from Waterfall to a truer Agile/Scrum methodology. Used the bottom up approach in the transformation process by transforming smaller modules into the Agile Scrum Practice.
Analyzed business requirements, functional requirements, use cases and provided feedback for clear understanding of each requirement.
Defined estimates and schedules for project release.
Business Analyst, 05/2014 to 04/2015 Computer Sciences Corporation – Reston, VA
Analyzed support tickets and found solutions to software issues utilizing previous help desk tickets and support pages.
Led a team of four people in creating account class spreadsheets to track conversion issues.
Investigated software bugs and interfaced with developers to resolve technical issues.
Prepared manual test cases and reviewed the test cases.
Generated weekly status reports to the team manager.
Bachelor of Science: Information Systems and Operations ManagementGeorge Mason University - Fairfax, VA
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science: AccountingGeorge Mason University - Fairfax, VA
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Associate of Science: Business AdministrationNorthern Virginia Community College - Annandale, VA