Agile Scrum Master

Skill Storm Addison, TX
Job Description

SkillStorm is seeking an Agile Scrum Master for one of our clients in Addison, TX.

Position Summary:

* Serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to predictably deliver high quality value to customers

* Experience with User Story review, splitting, and sizing. Knows what a 'good' story is.

* Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile.

* Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while also meeting delivery commitment.

* Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization.

* Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

* 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 refining and managing the product backlog.

Required Skills:

* First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM)

* Experience in playing the Scrum Master/ Agile Master role for at least 3 years for a software development team.

* At least 2 years of experience in Kanban Practices.

* Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)

* Experience with assisting a historically waterfall team and organization with adopting Scrum.

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

* 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.)

* Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

* Knowledge of numerous 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.)

* 2+ years of experience in Rally Software

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