Arunav Chakravarty


Scrum Master, Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS TX)

Location: Dallas, TX


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Groups I belong to

DFW Scrum (Dallas/Fort Worth)

Work experience

Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS Texas), Scrum Master
August 2011 - Present, Richardson, TX, United States
In the last 2 years worked on 2 Programs, divided among 6 Project teams. Below are the high level day to day responsibilities- • Assisted product owner in defining, grooming, and prioritizing user stories and maintaining the product backlogs. Worked with product owner to derive the project cost per release. • Facilitated planning poker estimation meetings to do high level user stories estimation in terms of story points. • Conducted Scrum workshops and ensured business that the Scrum team was well adhered on Scrum processes and the best practices. Ran Scrum of Scrums to scale the project in multi-geography global teams. • Maintained Sprint backlogs and conducted various meetings including daily stand up, Sprint planning, Sprint review, release planning, and retrospective. • Worked on team impediments and developed the burn down/up charts to monitor the releases and Sprints progress on a daily basis.

Health Care Service Corporation (BCBS Texas), Product Owner (Lead Business Analyst)
November 2010 - August 2011, Richardson, TX, United States

Product Owner on 3 different projects over the period of time.

•Identifying Measurable Product Goals

•Identifying and Modeling Users

•Modeling Product Usage

•Agile Estimation

•Product Backlog

•Release Planning

•Interacting with the Team

•Sprint Backlog

•Sprint Review

•Sprint Retrospective

•Organizational Adoption & Scaling

•Resource & Portfolio Management

Excellus BCBS (BCBS New York), Product Owner
May 2010 - October 2010, Rochester, NY, United States

Product Owner in 1 project. Roles & responsibilities included- 


Product Roadmap

Product Backlog

Release Planning

Iteration Planning

Effectively manage the product backlog

User Stories



Acceptance Criteria

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Product Owner (Sr. Business Analyst)
June 2009 - May 2010, Detroit, MI, United States

Product Owner (Sr. Business Analyst)

The Regence Group (BCBS Oregon), Sr. Enterprise Analyst
January 2009 - May 2009, Portland, OR, United States
Sr. Enterprise Analyst roles & responsibilities.

Independent BlueCross (BCBS of Pennsylvania), Sr. Business Analyst
May 2008 - December 2008, Philadelphia , PA, United States
Sr. Business Analyst roles & responsibilities

DataScan Technologies, Business Systems Analyst
May 2007 - April 2008, Atlanta, GA, United States
Business Systems Analyst roles & responsibilities.

BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, Business Systems Analyst
January 2006 - May 2007, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Business Systems Analyst roles & responsibilities