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Scrum Master

Tallahassee, FL Posted: 01/16/2022


Required Skills and Experience

  • One (1)-three (3) years of Scrum Master experience with in-depth knowledge of Scrum and implementation of Agile Methodologies to multiple teams in large-scale enterprise change projects and programs for a software development team.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of documented patterns and techniques such as Burndown Team Foundation Server (TFS), and Retrospective formats for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach.
  • Experience  being  on  multiple  Scrum  teams  in  a  variety  of  different  contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.).
  • Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum,  Extreme  Programming  (XP),  Kanban,  Agile  scaling  methodologies  (e.g. SAFe).
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, Functional Design Diagram (FDD), etc.
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
  • Effective oral, written, and presenting skills are required.
  • Excellent mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of TFS to use as a tracking tool.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Scrum Master related to the services rendered under:
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies (Refinement, sprint planning, retrospectives, removing impediments as needed, stand-ups, stakeholder meetings, etc.).
  • Coaching Agile/Scrum practices and ensuring correct use of Scrum process.
  • Training teams to self-manage and self-organize.
  • Ensuring the team works closely with product owner on backlog refinement for backlog priority.
  • Resolving impediments in a timely manner.
  • Resolving team conflicts and shielding the team from distractions.
  • Identifying cross–team dependencies.
  • Coordinating and assisting the team to create clear and concise epics/stories and sizing/tasking.
  • Monitoring, tracking, and communicating team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization.
  • Coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improve transparency, and radiate  information  to  ensure  that  a team’s progress  and successes are  highly visible to all stakeholders.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owners, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog.
  • Managing Scrum task board for teams.
  • Managing Scrum artifacts, including burn downs and burn-ups.
  • Ensuring story points are effectively managed and measured.
  • Attending Agile planning sessions with Agile program teams and assisting delivery team with estimating and accepting stories.

Certification

  • First level Scrum Master Certification (Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Duration
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