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Elvin Paul Assiam

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Last update: 18.08.2022

Scrum Master , SCrum Consultant, Agile Coach

Graduation: 2020
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Elementary) | English (Full Professional)

Attachments

PSM I.pdf
PSM II.pdf
Elvin_Paul_Assiam_Resume.pdf

Skills


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Versatile and experienced Scrum Master/Agile Coach with a knack for problem-solving and a proven track record of delivering high-quality large-scale software and web development projects, on time and within budget. I am result-oriented with excellent communication, interpersonal, and team management skills with superb leadership skills as a servant leader. An expert in establishing collaboration amongst self-organized and cross-functional teams, managing risk while maintaining focus on strategic goals.


LANGUAGES
English (C1)


CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Hands-on experience with agile frameworks such as; Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS, Lean, and eXtreme Programming.
  • Working knowledge with development teams to implement the CALMR concept of DevOps and 4 dimensions of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous
    Deployment (CD) and Release on Demand.
  • Excellent understanding of agile principles and practices such as XP (CI, Test First; TDD, ATDD, Refactoring,
    Pair Programming, Collective Code Ownership, etc.,
  • Experience coaching agile mindset shifts and behaviors across multiple scrum teams including Senior Leadership.
  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders to manage their expectations and engaging them to address project
    issues.
  • Experience working with agile collaborating tools like Azure DevOps, Jira, Confluence, Miro board, Rally and
    VersionOne.


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Scrum Master (Contract) (Remote)
    Letshego Holdings Limited, Gaborone, Botswana January 2022 to Present
  • Coach teams and businesses on how to adopt the Agile Manifesto, Principles, and SAFe Principles.
  • Assisted Product Owners in backlog refinement in preparation for PI planning and Sprint planning.
  • Facilitated PI Planning for 2 teams
  • Responsible for establishing disciplined, effective agile teams who embrace and exhibit the agile mindset and
    culture by instructing the team or teams in agile principles and practices.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Constantly developing collaborative working relationships with multiple levels of functional managers, and
    steering committees with a focus on scaling agile within the organization.
  • Facilitate development teams to resolve impediments, create a culture of openness and collaboration
  • Partners with the Scrum Teams and Product Owners to maintain and refine the product backlog.
  • Employs Design thinking concept in an innovative and collaborative approach to problem-solving that puts the
    user first to create customer-centered products and services.
  • Collaborates with Product Owner and team to decompose Features into stories, size the stories with Fibonacci, determine the capacity, and load the iterations based on the capacity.
  • Fosters a strong spirit of communication and collaboration between teams to align program goals, deliver final products, and ensure leadership transparency to impediments and progress.
  • Coaches the teams on the best practices of DevOps and Release on Demand (Continuous Exploration, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand, thereby automating the Continuous Delivery pipeline and decoupling Deployments from Releases, enabling Dark Launches and Canary Releases.
  • Facilitates sprint loading, release planning, and collaboration between development and product teams to ensure the team is consistently on a continuous improvement plan.
  • Protects the team from over-commitment, manages backlog, and prioritizes resolution of defects/bugs as evidenced by the on-time delivery of major initiatives.
  • Helps leadership understand associated continuous integration, continuous delivery (CICD) implications, and the structure required to sufficiently support the software development.
  • Coaches scrum teams and clients on how to effectively groom user stories; ensures they are well defined, well written, and properly formatted (The Who, What, Why) and as per Definition of Ready.
  • Effectively leverages and combines different industry-standard scaling concepts to specific business problems in a manner that best supports scaled agile values and principles, as well as the company's Vision and Values.


    Scrum Master (Contract) (Remote)
    Dear Reality GmbH, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany March, 2021 to Present
  • Established Professional Scrum with Kanban to mitigate issues with business and workflow recording high success in production.
  • Responsible for establishing disciplined, effective agile teams who embrace and exhibit the agile mindset and culture by instructing the team or teams in agile principles and practices.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Constantly developing collaborative working relationships with multiple levels of functional managers, and
    steering committees with a focus on scaling agile within the organization.
  • Facilitate development teams to resolve impediments, create a culture of openness and collaboration
  • Partners with the Scrum Teams and Product Owners to maintain and refine the product backlog.
  • Employs Design thinking concept in an innovative and collaborative approach to problem-solving that puts the
    user first to create customer-centered products and services.
  • Helps leadership understand associated continuous integration, continuous delivery (CICD) implications, and the structure required to sufficiently support the software development.
  • Coach teams and businesses on how to adopt the Agile Manifesto, Principles, and SAFe Principles.
  • Coaches scrum teams and clients on how to effectively groom user stories; ensures they are well defined, well
    written, and properly formatted (The Who, What, Why) and as per Definition of Ready.
  • Coaches the teams on the best practices of DevOps and Release on Demand (Continuous Exploration, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand, thereby automating the Continuous Delivery pipeline and decoupling Deployments from Releases, enabling Dark Launches and Canary Releases.
  • Works with Product Owner to create the product roadmap and schedule releases per business value.
  • Collaborates with Product Owner and team to decompose Features into stories, size the stories with Fibonacci,
    determine the capacity, and load the iterations based on the capacity.
  • Fosters a strong spirit of communication and collaboration between teams to align program goals, deliver final
    products, and ensure leadership transparency to impediments and progress.
  • Facilitates sprint loading, release planning, and collaboration between development and product teams to ensure
    the team is consistently on a continuous improvement plan.
  • Protects the team from over-commitment, manages backlog, and prioritizes resolution of defects/bugs as evidenced by the
    on-time delivery of major initiatives.
  • Used several root cause analysis techniques such as the 5 whys, 1-2-4-All, and 15% solution to find counter
    measures for issues and conflicts within the team and organization.
  • Effectively leverages and combines different industry-standard scaling concepts to specific business problems in
    a manner that best supports scaled agile values and principles, as well as the company's Vision and Values.
  • Objectively informs/assists leadership in a non-biased manner to consider highly complex and long-term implications of transformation to self-governing teams; uses systems view in facilitating impediment removal at the team/program/value stream level.
  • Utilizes facilitation techniques such as Liberating Structures to assist multiple approaches to brainstorming and innovation as a means of empowering team members to own their development process and drive change organically from within the team.
  • Implements the Shu-Ha-Ri technique with the teams so that they understand the Agile mindset and work towards satisfying the customers.



    Agile Consultant/Scrum Master (Contract) (Remote) Agility For All,
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    November 2020 to May 2022
  • Mentored and coached 6 organizations to understand the value of administering the Agile Scrum methodology and spearhead the transition and adaptation for the organizations (clients) to become Agile.
  • Served as an Agile coach and consultant for clients already using agile or new to the methodology.
  • Provide relevant coaching and mentoring of the Agile Scrum Methodology for employees of the organization and
    clients to increase the value of products developed.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Led multiple teams in the introduction and digital transformation of working in a DevOps environment
  • Created an Intro to Scrum and Agile course for the company’s e-learning platform
  • Served as Agile Scrum and Kanban trainer, mentor, and facilitator to achieve success with Agile training sessions.
  • Contributed as a servant leader for new and existing projects to make work efficient and effective, generating over
    revenue.
  • Facilitated an Open Space session for Open Space Ghana.
  • Reporting metrics are adequately used to check the health status of the team.
  • Participated in the development and maintenance of the company design system to provide examples of core platform
    components and best practices.
  • Introduce scrum teams to implement the Agile Scrum methodology and remove impediments in the way of reducing
    project waste and cost.
    Scrum Master
    Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions, Accra, Ghana July 2018 to April 2021
  • Trained between 50-70 trainees (staff, and clients) in Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.
  • Served as a mentor for new Scrum Master on new and existing projects
  • Worked with development teams to implement the CALMR concept of DevOps and the 4 dimensions of the
    Continuous Delivery Pipeline Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous
    Deployment (CD) and Release on Demand
  • Worked with UX designers on design thinking concepts and technology-driven in digital product innovation, user
    experience management and digital transformation.
  • Worked with the UX designers’ team for the development effort during the Sprint in order to create a Done increment.
  • Organized and facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
  • Coached teams and businesses on how to adopt the Agile Manifesto, and Principles.
  • Worked with Product Owner to create the product roadmap and schedule releases per business value.
  • Worked with Product Owner and development team to decompose Epics to Features and User Stories.
  • Assisted Product Owner in backlog refinement in preparation for PI planning and Sprint planning.
  • Protected development team from outside distractions, impediments, or team conflicts, and maintain focus on
    sprint backlog and project timeline.
         • Articulated stakeholder metrics to the scrum teams and accurately reported progress, risks, successes, and failures.


EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
  • University of Ghana, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Mathematics
  • Professional Scrum Master (I & II) (PSM I & II)
  • Agile Coaching Training (Trainee)

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