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Scrum Master

Scrum Master
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Dallas, Texas, United States

Digital and Technology

21 hours ago Post Date

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JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for managing multiple products and ensures the Scrum
team(s) adheres to Agile/Scrum best practices, standards, and
guidelines. Acts as a facilitator, helping the team maximize
performance and increase efficiencies by removing impediments,
minimizing distractions, escalating issues, and managing the roster
ensuring the team has the proper tools in place (TFS/Jira, others as
needed).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Guides the team and organization in effectively employing Agile/Scrum
practices and principles to create value and increase customer and
stakeholder satisfaction.
Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to
grooming and maintaining the product backlog and planning releases.
Facilitates Scrum meetings: Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog
Grooming, Epic and Story Estimation, Sprint Review and Demo, and
Retrospective.
Helps the team stay focused by removing obstacles, minimizing
distractions, and keeping team meetings concise and efficient.
Clarifies roles and responsibilities and offers motivation and
support, as necessary.
Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaches
the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable
and comfortable.
Facilitates "self-organization" of the team to accomplish objectives
and continuously improve processes.
Creates and maintains information radiators and team tools, to
include: sprint board, burn-down charts, burn-up charts, progress
dashboards, etc.
Tracks metrics that are important to the team in order to deliver
success and continuous improvement. Identifies product dependencies
and facilitates scrum integration.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide
informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to
coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work
unit and/or project.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as math, business,
information technology, or computer science, or equivalent work
experience. Typically possesses 5 – 7 years of combined business
and/or D&T experience within an Agile environment.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Scrum Alliance and Certified Scrum
Professional (CSP) certification is preferred.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex
business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most
sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and
articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and
persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top
management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate
effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to
take desired action.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE
Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability
to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of
reports. Develops, manages, and maintains product financial tracking
and reporting systems and output.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options
in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and
quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic
solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment.
Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have
a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint,
Excel, and Outlook.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company
policies, and business practices to achieve general results and
deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines.
Errors in judgment may cause moderate impact to department or damage
to a client engagement.

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