Mihaela C.

Scrum master

Outsourcing
Senior
Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Company providing managed services, hosting and hi-tech solutions01.05.2018 - Present

Scrum Master.
  • Agile Coaching the Development Team in Agile / Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure a good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the Development Team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize the value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and assuring the visibility for client and team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Pentalog01.11.2016 - Present

Agile Coach within the Pentalog group.
  • Providing Agile training:
    - Agile Fundamentals;
    - Scrum Master - Events Facilitation;
    - Extreme Programming;
    - Scaling.
  • Mentoring for new Scrum Masters.
  • Agile Coaching for Pentalog teams.
  • Evaluation for Scrum Masters.
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PENTALOG CLIENT : Telecom security and simulation solutions manufacturer01.01.2018 - 01.01.2019

Scrum Master.
  • Coaching the Development Team in Agile / Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure a good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the Development Team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize the value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and assuring the visibility for client and team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Provider of online meeting and training software01.11.2017 - 01.05.2018

Scrum Master.
  • Coaching the Development Team in Agile / Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure a good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the Development Team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize the value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and assuring the visibility for client and team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Messaging solutions provider01.09.2017 - 01.02.2018

Scrum Master.
  • Coaching the development team in Agile-Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the development team’s progress.
  • Coaching the Product Owner about Agile, Scrum, his roles and responsibilities.
  • Assisting the Product Owner in creating Release Planning and follow-up project progress and effort remaining.
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and ensuring the visibility for the client and the team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Rue de la Paye01.06.2017 - 01.12.2017

Scrum Master.
  • Participating, as Scrum Master, to Product Discovery\n by facilitating workshops and helping define the following: Product \nVision, User personas, Product Road-map, Product Backlog, Application \ndesign, Collaboration framework, Technical strategy, Marketing strategy,\n Estimation and planning.
  • Coaching the development team in Agile-Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the development team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and ensuring the visibility for the client and the team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Digital Marketing Specialist01.09.2016 - 01.06.2017

Scrum Master.
  • Coaching the Development Team in Agile / Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure a good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the Development Team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize the value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and assuring the visibility for client and team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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PENTALOG CLIENT : BlueFox IO01.11.2016 - 01.03.2017

Scrum Master.
  • Coaching the Development Team in Agile / Scrum, self-organization and cross-functionality.
  • Facilitating the Scrum events to ensure a good communication.
  • Removing the impediments to the Development Team’s progress.
  • Ensuring that the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize the value.
  • Helping the Scrum Team to understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and relative estimations.
  • Understanding the product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Agile-Lean leadership.
  • Supporting the team effort in continuous improvement.
  • Protecting the Scrum process by applying the Agile mindset and Scrum principles.
  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Monitoring the project progress and assuring the visibility for client and team.
  • Creation of documents for the project administration.
  • Guiding the Scrum team; recruiting and evaluating the resources.
  • Focusing on quality and customer satisfaction; preparing the project for the ISO audit.
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Cegeka Romania01.12.2015 - 01.11.2016

Agile Coach / Scrum Master (PSM) within a company providing advanced IT solutions to accompany their clients' digital transformation. Their services cover a wide range of fields, including: IT infrastructure and cloud solutions, Agile coaching and training, business applications and digital marketing services.

Agile Coach activities.
  • Coaching the team on Agile process (Flow).
  • Conducting training (Agile, Lean, Kanban, Scrum, Extreme Programming).
  • Conducting workshops – theory and practice (Retrospective, Estimation Techniques, User stories, Team Collaboration, etc.).
  • Helping organizations with Agile transformation and scaling (Scrum of Scrums, SAFe).

Scrum Master activities.
  • Helping the Product Owner maintain the product backlog, ensuring the project is well defined.
  • Determining the definition of done for the project with input from the entire Scrum team.
  • Coaching the team within the Scrum principles in order to reach the defined 'done'.
  • Promoting self-organization within the team.
  • Removing all impediments to the team's progress, both internal and external.
  • Facilitating team meetings to ensure regular progress.
  • Educating others involved with the project on Scrum principles.
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Hewlett-Packard01.03.2011 - 01.12.2015

Scrum Master (PSM), Development Coordinator, Front-End Web Developer and Program Manager within a multinational information technology corporation which provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

Scrum Master mission.
  • Helping the Product Owner maintain the product backlog, ensuring the project is well defined.
  • Determining the definition of done for the project with input from the entire Scrum team.
  • Coaching the team within the Scrum principles in order to reach the defined 'done'.
  • Promoting self-organization within the team.
  • Removing all impediments to the team's progress, both internal and external.
  • Facilitating team meetings to ensure regular progress.
  • Educating others involved within the project on Scrum principles.

Web development, programming and reporting.
  • Development of websites (Desktop, Mobile, Facebook, Responsive).
  • Development of databases and different types of queries.
  • Development of traffic reports and complex dashboards.

Development coordination.
  • Discussing project objectives, requirements, and budget.
  • Instrumental in preparing and presenting proposals to clients and providing necessary advice.
  • Resolving problems and issues arising during development, assuring the quality check.
  • Coordinating resources and creating the technical documentation.

Process engineering.

  • Design and creation of new processes.
  • Control, update and improvement of existing processes.
  • Use of DMAIC tools.

Program management.

  • Collaboration with the members of an organization’s senior management team to set the overall strategy.
  • Establishing budgets, allocating people and technical resources to individual teams.
  • Collaboration with individual project managers to establish plans and goals for each project.
  • Communication with all involved stakeholders.

Training and internal program coordination.

  • Discussing with the Team Leader and new comers and establishing which trainings are necessary.
  • Assigning the person responsible for each session and deciding the due date.
  • Handling some of the technical trainings and creating the course materials.
  • Teaching children and adults (math and computer science).
  • Involved in internal programs, improvement projects that raise the efficiency of the team.
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"Viilor" Economic College01.09.2005 - 01.04.2011

Math and Computer Science Teacher within an educational institution.
  • Teaching math and computer science classes to high school students.
  • Participation in international competitions organized by Oracle with the students.
  • Preparing children and adults for a variety of exams.
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Ela Wizard Design01.07.2005 - 01.08.2010

Project Manager, Web Developer and Database Programmer within a company specialized in web design, development and administration, hosting, database, advertising solutions and services.
  • Website administration.
  • Project management.
  • Web development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Database programming using SQL, PL/SQL, Access.

My stack

Spoken languages

FRENCH: Beginner
ENGLISH: Advanced
ROMANIAN: Native speaker

Networks and systems

Windows

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, PL/SQL, Python, SQL

Web technologies

HTML, CSS, jQuery, MooTools

DBMS

MS Access, MySQL

Analysis methods and tools

MS Visio

Development Environment

Notepad++

Miscellaneous

Agile, Kanban, Scrum, XP (Extreme Programming), Lean

Graphic

Corel Draw, Fireworks, Photoshop

Multimedia

Dreamweaver

Web Analysis and Statistics

Adobe Site Catalyst, Buddy Media

Computer tools

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

My education and trainings

Emergenetics - "Meeting of the Minds Workshop".2019

"General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)" Training.2018

"Automated Testing" Training.2018

"Product Owner" Training.2017

"ISO Standards and Audit" Training.2017

"Best practices in running a project in Pentalog" Training.2017

"Communication and Client Relationship" Training.2017

"Agile Development (Scrum/Kanban) with Jira" Training.2016

"JIRA Fundamentals" Training.n2016

"Pentalog Foundations - Risk Management" Training.2016

Master's Degree in Databases and Web Technologies, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science - University of Bucharest.2005-2007

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science - University of Bucharest.2001-2005