Scrum Master

Date Posted: 5/1/2020

Term of Assignment: Approx. 7 months (could go fulltime)

Location: Dayton, OH

Roles and Responsibility:

  • Guide and coach the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and value
  • Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style and lead by example. Responsible to hold team accountable to the tenants of agile and working agreements including the use of appropriate tools, standards and best practices
  • Promote and demonstrate core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility
  • Empower the team to self-organize around achievement of their commitments
  • Identify and remove any impediments and distractions that interfere with the team’s ability to deliver against their commitments
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice where appropriate
  • Assist the team in tracking and communicating team progress and metrics
  • Facilitate and enable an environment of collaboration and creativity
  • Assess the Agile/Scrum maturity of the team and organization. Coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information for better visibility
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining  and managing the product backlog

Requirements:

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field, or equivalent years of relevant work experience is required
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration , Computer science or other related field is  preferred
  • Five (5) years of software development experience in full life cycle software development environments is required
  • Three (3) years working experience utilizing Agile or any other iterative process to gather requirements for business process improvements and or solutions is required
  • Five (5) years of business management experience or stakeholder relationship management experience is required
  • Three (3) years of management leadership experience is preferred
  • Prior experience in healthcare information technology is preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience in managing large scale programs and projects is preferred

Required Competencies / Knowledge / Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel
    • Advanced computer skills
    • Software Development Life Cycle Methodology and practices
    • Software Testing Life Cycle Methodology and practices
    • Understand basic fundamentals of  agile development
    • Understand other processes and  methodologies and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
    • Knowledge of basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
    • Understand  incremental delivery and the value of metrics
    • Understand  backlog  tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and  task definition
      Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
    • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management within the organization and across multiple organizational layers
    • Excellent analysis and collaboration skills
    • Must be effective and efficient in identifying and proposing creative, innovative solutions to complex, time-critical challenges
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to develop, prioritize and accomplish goals
    • Licensure / Certification:
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification is required Professional Scrum Master certification is preferred
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a preferred
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