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Steve Trask

Sr. Scrum Master & Agile Coach @ PrimeRevenue

Scrum Master and Agile Team Lead at OnSolve

Atlanta, Georgia

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Steve Trask's Work Experience

PrimeRevenue

Sr. Scrum Master & Agile Coach

July 2019 to March 2020

Atlanta, GA

SunTrust

Scrum Master & Agile Coach

February 2018 to June 2019

Atlanta, GA

Elavon, Inc.

Scrum Master (contract)

July 2017 to November 2017

Greater Atlanta Area

Steve Trask's Education

Rutgers University

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Atmospheric Science, 3.4

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PrimeRevenue

• Servant Leader Scrum Master for two Scrum teams during an Agile Transformation period at PrimeRevenue: facilitating all Agile ceremonies, tracking team tasks in Jira, coaching team members on Agile/Scrum/Kanban processes and best practices, tracking and reporting team metrics, and coaching Product Owners (story creation/backlog prioritization) and development/QA resources on multiple Scrum teams.• Moved two "Iterative Waterfall"...

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Sr. Scrum Master & Agile Coach @ PrimeRevenue • Servant Leader Scrum Master for two Scrum teams during an Agile Transformation period at PrimeRevenue: facilitating all Agile ceremonies, tracking team tasks in Jira, coaching team members on Agile/Scrum/Kanban processes and best practices, tracking and reporting team metrics, and coaching Product Owners (story creation/backlog prioritization) and development/QA resources on multiple Scrum teams.• Moved two "Iterative Waterfall" teams into the Scrum Framework and reorganized the teams to be cross-functional, which resulted in an increase in both teams' velocity and a reduction in story/bug cycle times• Planned and facilitated program/portfolio level cross team feature planning and scoping events (“PI Planning”)• Agile Coach – leading scheduled interactive/onsite Agile training initiatives for Product Development and associated Agile teams. Coaching Program and Portfolio level leadership on Agile/Scrum principles.• Introduced and tracked Agile Maturity assessments for the Scrum Teams, and at the Program (Epic) level.• Planned/scheduled vendor led Agile training and certifications classes for the product development department.• Trained and mentored junior level Project Managers to eventually work towards becoming a Scrum Master on newly formed Scrum Teams. From July 2019 to March 2020 (9 months) Atlanta, GAScrum Master & Agile Coach @ SunTrust • Scrum Master for one Scrum, one Kanban team: facilitating all Agile ceremonies, tracking team tasks in Rally and VersionOne, coaching team members on Agile processes and Agile/Scrum/Kanban best practices, tracking and reporting team metrics, and coaching Product Owners (story creation/backlog prioritization) and development resources.• Active participant in SAFe Program Increment planning and implementations and related ceremonies.• QA Consultant: coaching internal SunTrust teams to improve their Agile QA processes.• Agile Coach – assisting EIS and other SunTrust department Scrum teams with Agile and SAFe best practices, user story writing workshops, Scrum workshops, and VersionOne training and tool adoption. From February 2018 to June 2019 (1 year 5 months) Atlanta, GAScrum Master (contract) @ Elavon, Inc. • Scrum Master for Salesforce.com team: SAFe coaching, leading all Scrum ceremonies, tracking issues in VersionOne and cross checking with the CMC tool, managing UAT item tracking, SAFe Scrum of Scrum inter-team dependency coordination, team velocity tracking, Product Owner coaching and backlog grooming, and tracking of SAFe PI Goals for my team.• Scrum Master for Production Issues Team: Kanban flow and item tracking in VersionOne, calculating cycle time and determining WIP limits, managing and leading Scrum ceremonies.• Agile coach and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) coach: twice weekly SAFe and Scrum/Agile concepts emails sent to all team resources, assisting Release Train Engineer with SAFe best practices, PI Planning and SAFe Scrum of Scrum meetings. Informal SAFe and Scrum coaching for resources as needed. Assisting with waterfall to Agile transformation via gradual introduction of Agile/SAFe processes and removal of waterfall processes.• QA consultant/coach: assisting QA contractors with QA best practices within an Agile framework. From July 2017 to November 2017 (5 months) Greater Atlanta AreaAgile/Scrum Master QA Consultant (contract) @ Safe2Meet, LLC • Agile QA Consultant - Evaluated and established basic Agile, SCRUM, Scrum Master and QA best practices and processes within an Agile/Scrum SDLC with onshore/offshore resources. From February 2017 to July 2017 (6 months) Lawrenceville, GAAgile QA Manager @ NCR Corporation • Managed a QA team of 18-20 resources (managers, automation, performance, manual QA) both onshore and offshore, across 3 different product lines.• Participated in multiple groups in the creation of Agile Team Norms, Definition of Done and Agile techniques including ceremonies and user stories and coaching Scrum Masters (ScrumMasters) across multiple Scrum teams. • Worked in partnership with the Senior Product Manager, Product Analyst, Scrum Masters and Software Engineers in the research, development, testing, delivery and support of the NCR Online Ordering product (API, Web Services, Mobile Apps, Desktop App, Mobile Web Application).• Moved three QA resources into Scrum Master (ScrumMaster) roles on their Agile teams via CSM training classes. • Improved resource tasking focus and productivity by successfully moving all Web Services automation resources into a structured Agile team environment (Kanban), assisting as Scrum Master (ScrumMaster) when needed.• Trained QA Manager to create and prioritize user stories to be planned and groomed by the Automation Agile/Kanban team • Established partnerships across different organizations, at the Senior leadership level, both within and outside of Development. • Experienced with Large Scale Scrum across an Enterprise solution with multiple Scrum teams. • Prioritized and assigned web services automated tests to be added to the continuous integration Jenkins server build process for our pre-QA environment.• Established, crafted, located, mentored and managed an internal QA resource (current Scrum Master) for a newly created Release Manager role. Core Competencies:• Agile Coach• Scrum Master (ScrumMaster)• Agile Manager• Enterprise Scrum, Kanban• Servant Leader• Software Quality Assurance Manager• Team Lead• Continuous Integration From April 2016 to February 2017 (11 months) Greater Atlanta AreaQA Manager ("Agile Scrum Master Coach") @ Purchasing Power • Integral in evaluating and introducing and implementing the Teamforge/Cloudforge Agile tool and cloud services package which allowed for the sun-setting of three separate testing, development and requirements tools due to consolidation of these functions into one complete tool.• Implemented training for the QA resources involved with Agile testing, including Agile basics, how QA fits into the Agile methodology, continuous improvement, and Agile/Scrum QA best practices and processes.• Introduced offshore/outsourced automated and performance testing (Selenium, Cucumber, JMeter) capabilities to a fully manual testing team.Core Competencies:• Automation Team Lead• Software Quality Assurance Manager• Agile Manager• Servant Leader• Team Lead• Agile Project Management From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Atlanta, GAQA Manager ("Lean Agile Scrum Master Coach") @ Discovery Communications • Developed and documented QA testing methodology for transition from Waterfall to Lean/Agile processes. • Assisted with evaluating Lean/Agile processes for product development using Jira’s “Rapid Board” plugin.• Mentored and trained QA resources about “Best Practice” Agile methodologies.• Collaborated closely with Project Managers (who assumed Scrum Master roles) to assist with team conflict resolution issues, remove team Sprint related road blocks, and improve transparency of team output.• Determined and evaluated that one automation resource and associated scripted regression tests would reduce overall manual regression time by 25%, thereby temporarily eliminating the need to hire additional manual QA resources on their Lean/Agile teams, eliminating waste, and therefore improving team velocity.Core Competencies:• Agile Project Management• Lean Methodologies• Agile Coach• Agile Manager• Automation Team Lead From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) Atlanta, GAQA Manager ("Agile Scrum Master Coach") @ Silverpop, an IBM Company • Active Participant within Waterfall to Agile (SCRUM) software development transformation via onsite training with a leading local Agile Consultant, where we gradually evolved to:- Six Scrum Teams sprinting in 2 week cycles to quarterly product releases.- Product Owners and Scrum Masters (ScrumMasters) on each 5-9 person co located Scrum Team.- Improved transparency around team velocities (VersionOne ALM tool), allowing for evaluation and communication of escaped defects, and improving feature time to market.-Increased inter-team collaboration/communication and improved conflict resolution.- Allowing for evaluation of escaped defects in the production environment.• Created a process where developers run User Story “acceptance” test cases prior to coding of backlog items at the beginning of each Sprint iteration, thereby reducing the number of defects found during sprint cycles by 25%.• Developed Risk Based Regression analysis of all regression tests utilized for product releases, reducing regression testing time by 50%.• Implemented automated testing processes (HP/QuickTestPro) during patches and releases, reducing the amount of testing time for these events by 40-50%.• Managed testing resources on in-house and offshore (Venezuela) Scrum teams.Quality Assurance Lead• Built quality assurance and testing processes within an Agile/Scrum environment from scratch for newly acquired company (Vtrenz, Fargo, ND) : • Mentored and trained team members with Agile/Scrum processes. • Created defect tracking processes using the Agile centric VersionOne tool. • Tracked and reported daily metrics for load and manual testing efforts (SCRUM teams).• Successfully project managed a large team of QA and non-QA testing resourcesCore Competencies:• Scrum Master (ScrumMaster)• Agile Manager• Software Quality Assurance Manager• Agile Project Management• Automation Lead From 2005 to 2011 (6 years) Greater Atlanta AreaSoftware Quality Assurance Manager @ SMC3 • Facilitated the introduced Agile software processes and concepts within the product development lifecycle.• Guided product teams towards using Agile and Scrum features within their ALM tool (SmartBear product).• Performed and directed the QA Teams' functional, performance and automated testing of all SMC3 Web UI and Web Services/API products (Ready!API test tool).• Guided QA team to use SQL query editor (Toad) and SQL queries to improve backend testing capabilities for SMC3 web services and Web UI products.• Faciliated the QA Team to perform automation, Load, stress and performance testing of Web UI products using Jmeter and Selenium WebDrive 2.0.• Coached special project teams: Jenkins CI Build Processes with Selenium & Unit Testing Core Competencies:• Software Quality Assurance Manager• Team Lead• Agile Coach• Servant Leader From 2014 to 2016 (2 years) Peachtree City, GAScrum Master @ OnSolve • Leader over four Agile teams: Scrum Master over DevOps, Mobile Devices and API Development teams, and Agile Team Lead (Kanban) over a transitional team developing emergency notification software for employers to quickly and effectively reach their employees during emergency events• Responsible for hosting and managing a bi-weekly Scrum of Scrum events for a dozen scrum teams focused on migrating customers from the MIR3 to our new V10 platform Alpharetta, Georgia, United States


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