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Scrum Master-Pune

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Allstate Solutions Private Limited
Pune
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Job Status: Expired
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: April 11, 2018
Expiry Date: April 30, 2018
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 6
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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    • The role of a Scrum Master is to guide and coach all stakeholders and participants involved with a scrum delivery ensuring the scrum ceremonies are executed correctly and that team lives by the values and practices of scrum and agile.

 

    • The Scrum Master will protect and develop their scrum team ensuring that impediments to progress are removed while proactively collaborating with product owners and other contributors to understand thoroughly the backlog items, sprint and release objectives and the activities / dependencies required to deliver the agreed potentially shippable product increment / sprint deliverables.

 

    The Scrum Master upholds, defends, coaches and mentors sound agile practices and values. They are responsible for guiding the development of an agile team into a selforganized, effective, development unit with a sustainable cadence. They ensure correct and timely execution of all scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Release Planning participation, Daily Stand-Ups, Stakeholder Demos, Sprint Retrospectives, and other related Agile meetings. The Scrum Master also guides Product Owners in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog, and identifies and manages dependencies. They review reports, analyze data and provides feedback to the teams in support of continual improvement efforts. They provides metrics and status to senior management and accurately represent status of the Scrum Team(s)

 

Responsibilities:

    • Nurture self-organizing, high performing teams across geographic locations through servant leadership and mentoring.
 
    • Guide new and existing teams through the Forming, Norming, Storming and Performing stages to reach and maintain High Performing status
 
    • Encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes.
 
    • Resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation.
 
    • Willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution.
 
    • 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.
 
    • Proactively ensures that the development process is enabled by scrum/agile practices
 
    • Assessing Maturity of the scrum team; coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
 
    • Upholds, defends, coaches and mentors agile values as expressed in the Agile Manifesto.
 
    • Works closely with one, or at most two, scrum teams.
 
    • Maintain a close working relationship with Product Owners.
 
    • Able to work with and represent a wide variety of stakeholders that need to work with the team.
 
    • Ensures correct and timely execution of all scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Backlog Grooming, Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Demos and Sprint Retrospectives
 
    • Guides Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog
 
    • Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams highly productive
 
    • Helps the team identify and manage dependencies with other internal or external teams
 
    • Provides metrics and status to senior management and accurately represent status of the Scrum Team(s)
 
    • Proactively identifies and ensures management of dependencies both within and external to team that warrant co-ordination/synchronization.
 
    • Skilled at creating a fully transparent development process that the teams embrace and all stakeholders gain visibility on how the backlog is being depleted to meet customer goals
 
    • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
 
    Experienced in developing close working relationships with all levels of management, especially the functional managers of team members.
 

Experience requirements:

    • 6 + years of overall professional experience
 
    • Good understanding of agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban etc., agile roles and responsibilities, artifacts and ceremonies.
 
    • Good knowledge on agile engineering practices such as pair programming, continuous integration & deployment, TDD, refactoring, test automation etc.
 
    • Possess hands-on experience on agile project management tools like Jira.
 
    • Thorough understanding of iterative software development methodology to help teams implement the most optimal agile approach suited to the teams needs
 
    • Experience in developing close working relationships with all levels of management, especially the functional managers of team members.
 
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
 
    • Experience is facilitating team level meetings
 
    • Experience in coaching, mentoring and guiding team members
 
    • Experience in managing relationships project stakeholders
 
    • Excellent writing skills
 
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
 
    • SAFe Agilist (SA)
 
    Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)