Yvonne K.

Yvonne K.

Scrum Master

Houston, United States of America
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About Me

Yvonne is an experienced Scrum Master with 7+ years of industry know-how; collaborating, facilitating and coaching multiple Scrum teams to deliver on largescale enterprise mobile and web development projects. She brings visibility to projects through technical agility and execution to drive the adoption of Scrum rules and remove impediments. She is a thought-leader on Agile, Scrum, SAFe®, Kanban and Lean with technical skills in JIRA, TFS, SAP, Rational Team Concert (RTC), Confluence and Microsoft Office.

Portfolio

Release Train Engineer - Network Automation
Release Train Engineer - Network Automation

Participated in the execution of a project using SAFe Agile Framework. Set up the Portfolio SAFe with several value streams managed by RTES and Scrum Masters rolling into the overall PMO of the program. Worked with teams spanning from engineering to operations, infrastructure, network, compliance to business and third-party vendors. Fostered communities of practice on the project, the use of built-in quality practices and managed project risks and dependencies.

Scrum Master -MMA (msr members authentication app)
Scrum Master -MMA (msr members authentication app)

Led training sessions for a member authentication and identity management platform - a brand-new authenticator platform where DPA called locators directly. Participated in the building of the platform from scratch and maintained it for members by assisting with the facilitation of inspect and adapt tasks, program increment planning and system demos. Supervised the team to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality products.

Scrum Master - Frost Bank Mobile App
Scrum Master - Frost Bank Mobile App

Provided Scrum expertise for the maintenance of the bank's mobile apps, dealing with customer lending and defects already in production. Actively participated in discovery sessions, interviews, prototyping, document-reviews, plan setup, plan configuration with clients. Protected the team from internal and external distractions - helping them focus on daily QA activities for productivity and growth. Enhanced the balance between the triple constraints of cost, budget and scope/schedule.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Scrum Master
2019 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Monitoring the scrum processes and various scrum meetings for clients across a broad range of industries.

  • Partner closely with other cross-functional departments to work on process problems and challenges that affect customer satisfaction in the implementation of projects.

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, identify and remove impediments to success, track progress, and recognize opportunities for continuous improvement.

CISCO
CISCO
Release Train Engineer
2019 - 2019
Remote
  • Employed a SAFe Agile Framework for the setting up of the Portfolio SAFe with several value streams and tasks managed by RTEs and Scrum Masters on the overall PMO of the program.

  • Optimized productivity by removing impediments that obstruct the pursuit of program goals; preserving the flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to change on the project.

  • Mentored Scrum Masters on building Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban teams within the ART, coached the business and I.T departments on agile best practices and assessed the team’s maturity in agile.

Chevron
Chevron
Lead Scrum Master
2016 - 2019 (3 years)
Houston, TX, United States
  • Developed and captured team and cycle metrics to measure team progress and project deliverables within a specified time period.

  • Facilitated sprint meetings and ceremonies including bi-weekly retrospectives, to ensure continuous improvement towards building high-performance teams on projects.

  • Developed and maintained a solid relationship with business stakeholders to enhance transparency and visibility.

USAA
USAA
Scrum Master
2014 - 2016 (2 years)
San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Facilitated scrum ceremonies simultaneously between two teams; handling the coordination of inspect and adapt (INA) and program increment planning (PIP) tasks.

  • Communicated progress to senior management through 'Burndown Charts, monitored quality through metrics and mentored team through the project management processes.

  • Guided and coached Scrum/Kanban teams on how to use Agile principles and drove program-level continuous improvement via retrospectives and Inspect and Adapt workshops.

Frost Bank
Frost Bank
Project Manager/Scrum Master
2012 - 2014 (2 years)
Houston, TX, United States
  • Worked with product owners to prioritize and validate User Stories; providing support for the completion of tasks on-time and resolved obstacles encountered by team members.

  • Coordinated with other Scrum Masters, shared services, and managed program schedule to drive relentless improvement; by overseeing team execution, feature completion and team progress tracking.

  • Actively participated in sprint planning activities, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives, conflict resolution meetings and protected the team from internal and external distractions.

Education

Education
B.Sc Economics
University of Buea
2008 - 2011 (3 years)
Education
SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Scaled Agile Framework.com
2017
Education
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Scrum Alliance
2016