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Sohail Ashraf

  

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Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

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Biography

Sohail Ashraf

I am a Certified Scrum Master with experience of delivering web and mobile projects with agile development teams. The focus of the teams that I work with is always to adopt best practices in the context of the current environment, and to strive towards continuous improvement. I have full project lifecycle experience from requirements workshops, to planning, implementation, and deployment. I have successfully delivered projects for a range of companies from start-ups to FTSE 100 corporations.

PROFILE

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Coaching teams to adopt Agile best practices (Scrum, Lean, XP, Continuous Delivery, Automation)
  • Work with teams to achieve continuous improvement
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies and manage artefacts
  • Manage stakeholder relationships
  • Manage risks and dependencies
  • Collaborate in user story creation and backlog prioritisation
  • Working with on site and offshore development teams
  • Experience of successfully delivering high profile projects for major clients
  • Good communication skills, and proactive team member
  • Full software development lifecycle experience
  • Background in software development
  • Prince2 Practitioner

Work experience

O2 Telefonica on behalf of Equal Experts, Scrum Master
June 2013 - Present, Slough, GB
Scrum master for the team developing the product catalogue, and web services to support the online and voice sales channels. As well as delivering new functionality, the team was refactoring a legacy codebase to achieve measurable improvements. Tasks: • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies and maintain Scrum artefacts • Collaborate in story creation and backlog prioritisation • Mentor teams to adopt best practices and work towards continuous improvement • Working with onshore and offshore development teams • Co-ordinate multiple delivery team releases

BSKYB, Scrum Master
June 2011 - June 2013, London, GB
Sky Go is the flagship streaming service from Sky, offering live, on demand, and downloadable content to mobile devices. The mobile apps have over 7 million downloads and have won numerous consumer and industry awards. While I was Scrum Master, the team delivered the on demand and download functionalities for the apps

RSSB, Scrum Master
August 2010 - June 2011, London, GB
While at RSSB, I worked with the team developing the Safety Culture Toolkit. This is a web application developed in conjunction with human factors specialists to survey rail employees and provide an assessment of the safety culture within their organisations.

Taxi Controller, Scrum Master
January 2008 - July 2010, Slough, GB
This company was acquired by a competitor, it no longer exists Software as a Service based booking and dispatch solution for taxi operators. This is a web based application that enables a company to take bookings (telephone, web, and SMS), track drivers and dispatch bookings to them using a mobile application.

 

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