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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-00148
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Start Date: 01/09/2018
 
  • Description:The Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of three or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery.  The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams. 
  • Requirements:
    Backlog Management Practices
    • Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
    • Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
    • Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams 
    • Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination


    Agile Ceremony Facilitation
    • Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
    • Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
    • Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
    • Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
    • Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement


    Delivery Team Support
    • Removes impediments to the team's ability to perform 
    • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
    • Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
    • Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.
    • Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
    • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems


    Advice and Guidance
    • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
    • Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
    • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
    • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity


    Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
    • 2 - 5 years of working experience as a Scrum Master
    • Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban 
    • Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe
    Desieable
    • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional