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Ada Musheyev

  

Software Development Manager/Scrum Master/Consultant, Cablevision

Location: New York, New York

347-247-6082

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Ada Musheyev,  Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

Profile

Over 15 years of as an experienced Internet professional specializing in project management, strategic planning and Agile / Scrum processes.

Self-directed and results focused Project Manager with a unique blend of strategic and creative acuity that has consistently been valued by clients and that has helped companies achieve their goals.

Competencies

    Possesses a unique and effective combination of interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills and strengths that she easily adapts to each project’s individual needs.  Excellent analytical, problem solving, mentoring, facilitation, and communication skills.
    Offers a unique blend of leadership and technical abilities achieving very satisfied customers and increased productivity quality by building great cross-collaborations, developing strong feedback loop and focusing on customers’ needs.
    Extensive experience managing multiple, concurrent projects with a proven track record for delivering high-quality, creative solutions.  Offers a strong focus on building high performing teams while leveraging exceptional communication skills to excel in client management and negotiation.
    Extensive professional experience in the software industry, including technology decision and orientation, Agile / Scrum as well as conventional project management, budget management / cost control, off-shore implementation and management, and business and technology architecture alignments.
    Cross Industry Multi-Functional Consultant / Project Manager with an affinity towards efficiency and process design and a broad background in technology consulting in Fortune 500 companies. Experienced in web development, web content management, project management and matrix management. Skilled in simplifying and organizing complex projects and facilitating the teams to get them done

Areas of Expertise

    Strong Communication Skills, Influencing / Negotiation Skills, Stakeholder Management (Project & Executive), Staff Management / Mentoring
    Agile, Scrum, Usability, Design, Project Management, Information Architecture, Web Vendor Management
    Complete SDLC, Complete Project Lifecycle, Business Process Mapping, Requirements Analysis, Information Architecture (IA), Functional Specs, UI / Wireframes, Usability Skills
    Web Technologies, Advanced in MS Office Suite, Staff Management / Mentoring, Issue Systems (Jira), CMS, Web Analytics

 

Work experience

Cablevision, Technology Implementation Manager/Scrum Master
January 2015 - Present, New York, New York, US
>Acting as the TIM/Scrum Master of 2 agile teams and managing the cross-functional teams through all aspects of the Scrum Process. Manage multiple projects of www.optimum.net through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project. >Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization. >Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress to all affected teams and management. >Facilitate all Scrum Activities as well as Scrum-of-Scrum activities including conducting Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Product and Sprint Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, Daily Standups. >Assist with product backlog maintenance, story prioritization, and resolution of defects, as directed by product managers. >Coordinate with other Scrum Masters and cross-functional teams on deliverables that affect scrum teams goals. >Provide ongoing Scrum/Agile coaching and mentorship for the team of Scrum Masters and Product Owners and developers. >Facilitating, coaching, and guiding the teams on the values and practices of Agile and Scrum. Ensuring that agile principles and processes are properly implemented and adopted.

AM Digital Strategy Consulting, Inc., Agile Project Manager/ScrumMaster/Scrum Product Owner
October 2011 - Present, New York, NY, US
 Responsible for all aspects of project management, including project initiation, performance, and close-out. Establish deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and communicate progress of projects.  Involve in running Scrum teams combining on and offshore development staffs and QA teams.  Provide services in the areas of web development, e-commerce, search engine marketing and optimization, and web strategy for various small business clients.  Serve as principal liaison with clients, listening to initial needs/desires and then develop Web sites and Mobile applications to effectively serve their target audiences.  Work with clients to get required information related to projects. Develop projects requirements specifications, build and manage outsourced development team, manage project schedule, quality control and project delivery on time and on budget. Manage 4-5 projects simultaneously.  Lead Social media and website integration projects.

Disney ABC Television Group, Sr. Agile PM/Scrum Master/Consultant
April 2013 - January 2015, New York, NY, US
 Acting as the Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master of 3 agile teams and ensure proper work-flow throughout the project’s launch cycle.  Responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling the activities in different scrum work streams of complex TV Broadcast software development project.  Managing resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party vendors in order to deliver projects according to plan.  Capable of managing projects with resources in multiple locations, onshore and offshore, including external vendors and consultants  Scheduling and facilitating Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Up, Sprint Demo and Sprint Retrospective meetings. Keep project leadership apprised of Sprint and Release progress, and identify risks and issues. Proactive reporting of risks, blockers, and team progress. Remove impediments and resolve conflicts. Radiate information to ensure transparency.  Facilitating, coaching, and guiding the teams on the values and practices of Agile and Scrum. Ensuring that agile principles and processes are properly implemented and adopted.  Acting as Jira/GreenHopper Administrator, providing comprehensive Jira training to the team members and new employees.

Valtech US, Sr. Agile Project Manager/ScrumMaster
July 2012 - February 2013, New York, NY, US
 Acting as the Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master of several mixed in-house development and off shore QA teams.  Project Manager Lead for Chanel US client. Managing projects: Chanel F&B Maintenance project for ecommerce customer-facing website http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/ and internal intranet website project.  Working with Chanel Business Team and assisting with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs.  Scheduling and facilitating Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Up, Sprint Demo and Sprint Retrospective meetings. Keep project leadership apprised of Sprint and Release progress, and identify risks and issues. Proactive reporting of risks, blockers, and team progress. Remove impediments and resolve conflicts. Radiate information to ensure transparency.  Facilitating, coaching, and guiding the teams on the values and practices of Agile and Scrum. Ensuring that agile principles and processes are properly implemented and adopted.  Creating and managing project management, risk management and communication plans, issue escalation procedures. Coordinating documentations of all project deliverables. Participating in Budget planning and tracking.  Leading presentations and meetings with executive stakeholders. Facilitating weekly/ periodic Steering committee meetings, Customer meetings and Review meetings.  Plan for, communicate, and execute development releases to QA/UAT/Staging/Production environments. Write and/or update documentation related to releases (Release/Build Plans, Release Notes.)  Coordinate UAT, release and deployment activities. Facilitate the approval of the deployment Go/No Go discussions and decisions.

Nature Publishing Group, Agile Project Manager/ScrumMaster
July 2011 - October 2011, , US
 Performed business analysis of Nature Publishing Group production publication tools and applications.  Studied and assessed the company’s systems and business processes to produce the comprehensive user manual documentation for Nature Publishing Group publication tools and applications.  Analyzed, formulated, and implemented numerous System end of life documentation to show the current and proposed functionalities of the Nature Publishing Group tools and applications.  Responsible for gathering and developing business, user, functional, and implementation requirements to deliver projects on time and under budget for www.nature.com. Developed use cases/user stories.  Planed and coordinated the activities of development and QA teams utilizing Scrum best practices. Followed SCRUM methodologies working closely with Product Owner during Sprint planning, Sprint review, backlog refinement, and removal of impediments. Facilitate Daily Standup Meetings making the progress visible to the entire team, to the stakeholders by preparing Sprint Burndown Charts. Organized and facilitated sprint planning meetings, helping teams to determine user stories, tracking and communicating team velocity and sprint progress.  Managed Spam Filter project to automatically eliminate the Spam comments posted on www.nature.com. Integrated Akismet services for Spam filtering.

Clear Channel Radio Broadcasting, Inc., Agile Project Manager/ScrumMaster
January 2011 - July 2011, New York, NY, US
 Implemented Scrum as part of the strategic effort to enhance company’s 750+ radio stations web presence.  Involved in running Scrum teams combining on and offshore development staffs and QA teams.  Managed Interactive Media projects such as Mobile, Automotive and Radio Stations Management Apps.  Managed digital content mobile/automotive application development, delivering Ihearradio digital content to different mobile platforms such as the Apple iPhone/Ipod Touch, Blackberry, Android devices, along with tablets like the Apple iPad or HP tablet and automotive platforms such as Ford Sync, Toyota Entune. Protocols HTTP and RTSP for multimedia streaming server for live broadcasts were utilized depending on platform.  Fulfill SCRUM Master role by working closely with Product Owners and Technical Leads on Product vision, backlogs quality management and release planning. Organizing and facilitating Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Sprint Commitment, Daily Stand up, and Retrospective Meetings.  Enforced the scrum process by establishing and reporting performance metrics and teams velocities. Report status both internally to the project team and all stakeholders.  Managed issues and risk tracking, and mitigation planning and remediation. Managed internal and external dependency tracking and coordination with all involved groups.

 

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