Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master


A versatile, knowledgeable and ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or situation that I am presented with. I am passionate about agile methodology, excellent at working with others to achieve objectives on time and with excellence. I have nearly 20 years of solid hands-on experience in the Information Technology Industry, good interpersonal skills, am organised and work well under pressure. I am a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master, PMI CAPM, PRINCE2 Foundation certified, IBM Certified Solution Advisor-Cloud Computing Architecture V4,ITIL V3 Foundation certified. Multilingual; Fluent in Arabic, English, Norwegian and Somali. Key Skills: • Obtained specialist knowledge in managing IT applications and strategies to help create sustainable solutions to solve business problems. • Strong communication skills both written and verbal with a wide range of business stakeholders. • Lead using a Servant-Leader management style • Confident engaging customers of all social-economic and cultural backgrounds. • Seamless integration into any team or organisation. • Experience in Jira Agile tools • Experience in various Agile Methodologies and Frameworks such as SCRUM, XP, FDD, DSDM and KANBAN • Strong analytical skills; spotting opportunities and reacting to make the situation profitable. • Experience within data analytics, big data and cloud technology • Familiarity with Information Security concepts such as encryption using Private & Public keys, SSL and HTTPS • Knowledge of C++ Programming Language

Key Skills
  • Project Management
  • IT applications
  • Communication
  • Scrum Master

Work Experience

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

IBM UK 6 months

Develope, Enable Automated Billing & Inventory Management Worked with the product owner to groom the backlog and plan sprints. Lead daily stand-ups and scrum ceremonies for a scrum team.. Track, escalate and remove impediments. Report at daily Scrum of Scrum meetings. Track burn down, issues and progress in Jira. Worked closely with Business Partners (BP) to test the tool using PB id to test some specific areas of their profile. Worked with the team to resolve issues • Improved team velocity by incorporating capacity planning into sprint planning sessions. • Implemented Issues Tracking in Jira to effectively track impediments against user stories. • Resolved a complex infrastructure issue by creating and utilizing a professional network of Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Technical Leads within IBM.

Agile Project Manager

IBM UK 12 months

IBM internal tool, Upgrade, Enhance, Simplify, streamline and align the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa systems (Jan 2016- 15 OCT 2016) Worked with 9 distributed cross-functional team members such as SMEs, developers and end users to deliver the project successfully.I have facilitated two-day workshop to come out with a clear milestone plan with dates and owners of each milestone. Actions and Risks were logged as they arised during the workshop, however additional items were then driven by those milestones in later meetings. Scrum framework is used for this project and started from Iteration Zero to establish and make visible the vision and the pipeline of work that the team would do and definined the high level architecture and design goals to guide emergent and incremental delivery of the product. As a scrum Master I was responsible for ensuring that Scrum practices and principles are adhered to and understood, remove impediments and protect the team members from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity. Transition from waterfall to Agile development (Sep 2015-Dec 2015) Successfully guided three development teams through transition from waterfall to Agile development. Coached team members on Agile processes and facilitated planning meetings and retrospectives. • Maintained task board and produced daily burndown charts. • Removed impediments and protected team members from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity. • Encouraged and implemented process improvements. Created team-building opportunities. • Worked closely with Product Owners, coordinating product backlog grooming and story estimation.

Agile Project Manager

IBM UK 6 months

Data Centre Infrastructure Migration Joined the account to complete the data centre build and meet the deadline agreed with the customer. The challenge was to complete the work within a very limited time frame. Have led a team of 20 specialists located in three different countries (UK, US and India) successfully achieved the contract deliverables. Have performed the following tasks: • Reviewed scope and solution, identified infrastructure to deliver, re-planned the project • Procured the hardware, racked and cabled more than 50 servers plus network switches, NAS, SAN, Citrix Netscaler. • Led the team to install the O.S. monitoring and backup tools, applications migration • Monitored the project and reported status to key stakeholders and senior managers

Agile Project Manager

IBM UK 7 months

Process and Quality Improving Documented and tracked requirements, completed use case documentation, documented and tracked risk and reported team work to upper management and customers. Consistently worked to improve the processes and quality of our team's work by: implementing test-driven development, ensuring that software conformed to architectural standards and participating in design and implementation reviews. • Worked with customers and product manager to prioritize and validate requirements. • Coordinated the work efforts of 7 person team for various projects. Helped team complete tasks successfully and on-time and resolved obstacles encountered by team members. • Coordinated and participated in weekly estimation meetings to provide high-level estimates (Story Points) for backlog items.

Software Specialist

IBM UK 5 Years

Responsible for providing technical support for the Europe customers' based using various operating systems such as AIX , HP-UX , LINUX , Solaris and Windows. Key Roles: Provide technical support to various IBM proudcts , such as Informix Dynamic Servers, Informix Dynamic 4gl, Client SDK, JAVA, Informix SQL. DB2 Information Management , Content Manager, CommonStore, InfoSphere Guardium, Informix Database administration and related tooling such OpenAdmin tool. I was part of the advance technical team which involves a deep technical understanding of the products concerned. Problem determination is pursued to an analytical stage and self -sufficiency targets need to be met. Escalation to the developers was less frequently required than for non-core products, but when required it need to be carried out in a timely manner. I also monitored the follow the sun queue, out of hours and taking appropriate steps to progress resolution of the Severity One cases for Canada, UK and Asia Pacific. This involved both a dept technical understanding of DB2, Informix tools and Engines and an understanding of the escalation processes within IBM. Key Achievements: Worked with the complete range of IBMs clients both in the UK and EMEA which range from retail and corporate banks and investment houses through to smaller organisations and start-ups that use the platform for e-commerce, CRM and other applications.

Technical Support Consultant

InfoCare3 Years

Day to day responsibilities included running daily health checks, daily reporting, backup, virus updates and acting as a contact for day to day technical issues on Novell Servers such as Systems maintenance, Optimisation and Network Supervision.