Research In Motion, Software Test Specialist
April 2010 - Present, Mountain View, California, United States
As a Software Test Specialist, my team implemented SCRUM as our software development method in July of 2010. Since then, we have run our three main projects utilizing the SCRUM philosophy.
I worked as a team member on several SCRUM projects for Context Collection of user data on Blackberry devices.
Scrum based activities included:
Successfully led DSMs and participated in sprint planning, estimation of User Stories, story breakdown, sprintretrospectives and tracked artefacts using Rally for app development on BlackBerry.
Drove Agile adoption by addressing resistance to Scrum with the team and management and by
implementing innovative solutions as prioritized changes to our team’s sprints.
Clearly and consistently radiated information to all concerned stakeholders (Senior VPs, product owners,customers and cross functional team leads) as a liaison on both software and hardware projects.
Mitigated risk and removed impediments to team’s progress in numerous ways (examples include: increased collaboration via virtual meetings, pushed back on using QA software that was detrimental to productivity)