15 days old

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

St. Louis, MO 63146
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Scrum Master

Job Description

A Scrum Master is a servant leader helping the team be accountable to themselves for the commitments they make and removes any impediments that obstruct a team's pursuit of its sprint goals. The Scrum Master helps the team understand and use self-management and cross-functionality.

Essential functions/tasks associated with this role:

- Facilitate sprint planning, release planning, daily stand-ups, stakeholder demos, and sprint retrospectives.

- Provide and support the implementation of business solutions. Support product owner in developing, maintaining and grooming product backlog.

- Remove impediments/blockers in order to keep teams highly productive. Identify and manage dependencies with other internal or external teams. Provide metrics and status to senior management.

- Mentor team members on Agile/Scrum best practices.

- Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization.

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

- Building 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.

- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

- Create and handle a useful contact network for the team.

- Speak up when a risk come up and handle the communications according with the severity of the risk.

Experience Required:

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two year with a minimum of two software development teams.

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (.Net, Oracle, SQL Server, Java, Linux etc.).

- Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills.


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