Top 5%
Ana-Maria P.

Scrum Master

Externalisation nearshore
15 ans
Iasi, ROMANIA
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Why I'm Top 5%

  • Superior technical and people skills
  • 15 years of industry experience
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TourRadarJanuary 2022 - Présent

People Master.
  • Interacted with the teams during one-to-one meetings.
  • Providing administrative and operational support, including the approval of leaves, work from home requests, creating technical tickets.
  • Close communication with the teams.

SKILLS
PowerApps, Microsoft Office
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Voyage PriveSeptember 2015 - Présent

Team Leader.
  • Coordination of the testers team of VPG.
  • Planning, monitoring and controlling the testing activities and tasks.
  • Guiding and monitoring the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases, test procedures and test suites.
  • Embracing and applying the Agile Software Development practices.
  • Testing the advocate and thought leader for the whole team.
  • Coordination of the testing specific activities across the teams.
  • Mentoring other testers on the methodology, framework, testing processes and application knowledge.
  • Integrating new colleagues in the team.
  • Removing the blockages.
  • Making sure that each tester has all the information and environment ready.
  • Providing technical or functional knowledge when needed.
  • Review of the test cases and test results.
Tester.
  • Applying the Agile Software Development practices.
  • Analyzing and adding the correct description, acceptance criteria and expected behavior in the tickets.
  • Analyzing the problems and identifying the impacted areas.
  • Executing test plans manually and carrying out manual, functional and exploratory testing.
  • Working closely with the development teams and software developers on the new functionalities; providing test expertise.
  • Working with various stakeholders across the business to understand the business requirements.
  • Client, business team and cross team communication.
  • Consulting with other groups (programmers) to help them with their testing.
  • Knowledge share within the team.
  • Backlog and sprint backlog management.
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FinTech company specialized in collateral managementApril 2021 - January 2022

Scrum Master.
  • Organizing all the Scrum ceremonies and coaching the team into effectiveness​.
  • Tracking sprint progress and team effort​.
  • Following-up, tracking the sprints results (indicators)​.
  • Solving the different non-technical impediments​.
  • Organizing monthly 1on1s and checking the team mood​.
  • Ensuring visibility on sprint progress, team effort and tech practices for all Scrum teams and stakeholders​.
  • Acting as a Change Agent​.
  • Coaching the team members into performance.
  • Supporting and assisting the team through the entire process​.
  • Identifying risks and dependencies together with the team​.
  • Ensuring the team have all skillsets, available resources, and capacity in order to reach the sprint / release / product goal​.
  • Facilitating effective collaboration between the Product Owner and the Scrum Team​.
  • Supporting the PO into finding suitable tools, processes and techniques for backlog and priorities management​.
  • Helping the Scrum Team focus on creating high-value Increments that meet the Definition of Done​.
  • Use of DOD and DOR as an effective way to have the same understanding and not decreasing the quality​.
  • Encouraging and introducing open / empathetic communication and feedback.
  • Empowering the team to innovate and make decisions​.
  • Helping the teams to build trust as a fundamental base for collaboration.
  • Identifying processes improvements together with the team by encouraging feedback and discussions in Retrospective sessions.​
  • Introducing a short feedback cycle by regularly checking the impact of actions. ​
  • Helping teams identify risks and dependencies. ​
  • Collaborating with the tech lead in order to anticipate any technical impediments for future sprints.
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Digital Ordering Solutions ProviderJanuary 2021 - November 2021

People Master.
  • 1on1 session with the team members (it is a place for coaching, mentorship, giving context, performance check-ins, empathetic work relationships, problem-solving mindset and building trust).
  • Support / participation on the onboarding process (to ensure that the team members receive the information, relationships, and tools they need to be comfortable and confident enough to do outstanding work. This leads to bliss, job satisfaction and long-term employee retention / collaboration).
  • Facilitating effective communication and collaboration (helping everybody in the team understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives - DOR and DOR, meeting's agenda, coding standards, delivery milestones, roles, and responsibility, etc.).
  • Keeping the team motivated and engaged.
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Mobile Data CompanyOctober 2017 - March 2021

Product Owner.
  • Product vision.
  • Product delivery.
  • Product Roadmap.
  • Business Research.
  • Product / Sprint Backlog management.
  • Release roadmaps and announcements.
  • Stakeholders management (Business requesters, Publisher managers, Format product conceptor, CM product conceptor, Hub & Monetisation Product manager).
  • Validate product trough planned testing phases.
  • Propose business solutions.
  • Learn technical details.
  • Knowledge sharing.
  • Sprint reports.
  • Burndown Chart.
  • Product functional documentation.
  • Knowledge base documentation Consent Manager sdk.
  • Create business roadmap items.
  • Solve dependencies.
  • Work with specific tools (Asana, Jira, Confluence, Kibana).
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Smart Lighting StartupNovember 2020 - February 2021

Scrum Master.
  • Establishing and ensuring that the scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.
  • Removing any impediments.
  • Encouraging and introducing open / empathetic communication with the team and between the scrum team members.
  • Helping the team to understand the value of inspect and adapt practices and apply them constantly, especially through scrum events.
  • Use of DOD and DOR as an effective way to have the same understanding and not decreasing the quality.
  • Defining and tracking KPI that suits to the project / team using Azure.
  • Finding techniques to motivate the team (eg: empowering the team to take decisions, because autonomy leads to engagement).
  • Encouraging team to bring their contribution.
  • Working together with the team to identify what is working well and what is broken, not only during retrospective, encouraging to do this analysis on all levels.
  • Together with the team defining best practices: (delivery procedure, coding standards, code quality, technical debt, testing strategy, documentation, tickets lifecycle) to cut the waist, bottlenecks or other impediments.
  • Monthly 1on1 discussion with the team members.
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PROVIDER OF IT SOLUTIONS FOR BANKSApril 2017 - December 2017

Tester.
  • Participation in Scrum events.
  • Analysis of specifications.
  • Writing user stories.
  • Functional and non-functional testing.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Collaboration with the developers in order to help them with testing.
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Company Specialized in Stroke Rehabilitation SolutionsApril 2017 - August 2017

Tester.
  • Participation in Scrum events.
  • Analysis of the documentation and estimation.
  • Proposing functional improvements and solutions to the client.
  • Writing user stories.
  • Business flow validation.
  • Functional and non-functional testing.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Collaboration with the developers in order to help them with testing.
  • Knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Backlog and Sprint Backlog management.
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Major Actor in Banking SolutionsMarch 2017 - April 2017

Tester.
  • Functional and non-functional testing.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Collaboration with the development team for bug fixes and clarifications.
  • Analysis of the software documentation.
  • Communication with the client.
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Major Actor in Banking SolutionsAugust 2016 - March 2017

Tester.
  • Functional and non-functional testing.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Collaboration with the development team for bug fixes and clarifications.
  • Analysis of the software documentation.
  • Communication with the client.
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BewellConnectJune 2016 - December 2016

Tester.
  • Functional and non-functional testing.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Collaboration with the development team for bug fixes and clarifications.
  • Analysis of the software documentation.
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Software PublisherSeptember 2014 - September 2015

Tester.
  • Web application testing, bug documentation and reporting according to internal methodology (Team Foundation Server).
  • Writing the test plan and test cases.
  • Writing BDD features in order to be automated.
  • Analysis of the functional documentation and clarification of different aspects with the client before development phase.
  • Writing Specflow features (Visual Studio).
  • Performing test plans (manual tests).
  • Execution of integration testing, system testing, black-box testing, exploratory testing, regression testing.
  • Providing reports to developers and to the client.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Interaction with the development teams.
  • Analysis of the software documentation.
  • Collaboration with the development team for bug fixes and clarifications.
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Voyage PriveMay 2014 - August 2014

Tester.
  • Analysis of the project requirements.
  • Testing of existing and newly developed functionalities in order to assure product quality.
  • Manual testing of the key features of the solution developed by the team.
  • Creating database queries and checking back-end components.
  • Raising the identified bugs in the bug reporting tool.
  • Coordination with the other team members for better results.
  • Implementation of adapted testing concepts and types to ensure an optimal testing process throughout the entire project lifecycle.
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FreelanceSeptember 2013 - May 2014

Tester within collaboration projects.
  • Analysis of the client's requirements.
  • Manual testing of the applications to ensure that the software products comply with the client's quality standards.
  • Defect logging and bug tracking.
  • Creation/update of automated tests.
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Trainee - EasyWeb RecruitmentJuly 2013 - August 2013

Trainee/Junior Tester for one of the UK’s leading internet recruitment services. The company offers a range of free training services, from highly specialized webinars and training days to half day workshops designed for the Online Recruitment domain.
  • Applying software testing practices and procedures to drive quality and testability of products and services.
  • Manual testing in order to ensure a high quality of the software products.
  • Identification and analysis of the client's requirements.
  • Test case writing based on client requirements.
  • Test case execution.
  • Defect logging in bug tracking tools during the test execution phase.
  • Creation/update of automated tests.
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Input, validation and processing operato - ValldataFebruary 2011 - March 2013

Input, Validation and Processing Operator within a company which provides solutions aiming to enhance the interaction between each client and its supporters. Its business expertise covers several fields: Payment Processing, Digital Solutions, Fulfillment and Print, Contact Center, Data Management, Direct Debit Processing.
  • Inputting information and files into a system within the agreed timescales, and in an accurate manner.
  • Review of all data entered to ensure its accuracy.
  • Correction of the data contained in automated systems.
  • Promptly responding to inquiries regarding any data entered.
  • Uploading wording, contacts and financial data.
  • Processing large volumes of orders and responding to any inquiries regarding records.
  • Highlighting any discrepancies in data to senior managers.
  • Handling confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.
  • Assistance to managers with the development and maintenance of data graphs and reports.
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IT/database data entry - Kepler Systèmes d'InformationsMarch 2012 - February 2013

IT/Database Data Entry Operator within a Romanian company specialized in prepress, content management, databases and web solutions and services.
  • Database update in French.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all data entered into databases.
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General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child ProtectionMarch 2008 - February 2011

Specialized Teacher within a local public institution providing social services.
  • Leading the educational activities of the children, established by the chief of the institution.
  • Beneficiary assessment, counseling and psychotherapy, psycho and social survey sheets with the families of the beneficiaries.
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Buna Ziua IasiJanuary 2009 - April 2010

Content Editor for a local newspaper.
  • Website development and maintenance.
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Monitorul de IasiJuly 2007 - March 2008

Content Editor for a local newspaper.
  • Overseeing the editing process of the newspaper.

Mes études et formations

Master's Degree in Quality Management of Public Institutions, Department of Quality Assurance and European Integration - "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Iasi.2007 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi.2003 - 2007