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Agile Scrum Master
CGI/Lafayette, LA Job Title: Agile Scrum Master Full-time Job Description:
Simultaneously leading multiple teams to deliver value added features through several agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
Leads and facilitates critical team level agile ceremonies including sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.
Participates and prepares for train level agile ceremonies including program increment planning, system demos, and inspect & adapt workshops
Supports the teams estimating efforts. Guides them in establishing normalized estimating approach
Identifies risks and blockers and actively works to remove them from the path of the team
Help Team members communicate, coordinate and cooperate to ensure that the teams sprint and program increment goals are met
Balances scrum process enforcement with collaboration and adapts the agile process framework to the realities of the team culture and environment. Overly ridged approaches will fail
Coordinates with other Scrum Masters to synchronize cross team dependencies
Embodies Lean-Aglie leadership behaviors by actively, and continually seeks out opportunities for and drives toward velocity improvements
Leverages the Rally tool as the means to track work and status success, issues, risks and dependencies
Creates a positive team atmosphere where communication, collaboration, and team work defines the culture
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Project Management or other related field or equivalent work experience.
2 years of direct experience leading agile teams as a scrum master
5-8 years of experience in information technology
Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with the ability to execute with limited information and ambiguity.
Constant focus on what is possible and helping others to see the opportunity in the midst of challenge
Strong communications skills. Ability to communicate across a diverse set of resources. Comfort delivering difficult messages in a fact based approach.
Demonstrated experience facilitating agile delivery with globally distributed virtual teams
Demonstrated ability to navigate a highly-matrixed organization effectively.
Moderate to Advanced Microsoft Office suite skill level.