Spec, IT Mgr Scrum Master

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Halcyon Columbus, OH

Company
Halcyon
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28654583
Location
Columbus, OH
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
575828072

JOB DESCRIPTION

SHORT DESCRIPTION: SPRINTERS SCRUM MASTER FOR HRIT BSA

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE A KANBAN BACKGROUND AND THE LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO INTRODUCE AND MATURE A RUN TEAM TO ADOPT THESE BEST PRACTICES.

COMPLETE DESCRIPTION: AN ITERATION MANAGER LEADS STANDING DEVELOPMENT TEAMS TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY WORKING SOFTWARE THROUGH ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE BEST PRACTICES. THE ITERATION MANAGER WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT TEAMS TO DELIVER PROJECT OBJECTIVES THROUGH STRUCTURED PLANNING AND LEVERAGES APPROPRIATE DELIVERY METHODS (AGILE, ITERATIVE, ETC.). TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND INCREASE SOFTWARE DELIVERY VELOCITY, THE ITERATION MANAGER COLLABORATES WITH VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS, USER COMMUNITIES AND PROJECT TEAMS TO LEARN AND IMPLEMENT BEST PRACTICES. THEY ALSO PERFORM PEER-TO-PEER COACHING, TRAINING AND MENTORING TO IMPROVE PROCESS COMPETENCIES ACROSS MULTIPLE STANDING TEAMS.

ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. CONTINUOUSLY MONITORS TEAM THROUGHPUT AND/OR VELOCITY TO ACHIEVE ITERATION GOALS AND COMMITMENTS; LEADS THE TEAM TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY SOFTWARE

2. USES TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE TO REMOVE ROADBLOCKS WITHIN THE STANDING TEAM AND IDENTIFY ANY TECHNICAL RISKS THAT MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE DELIVERY (RISKS WITH ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, PATTERNS, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, ETC.); COMMUNICATES OBSTACLES REQUIRING OUTSIDE RESOLUTION TO THE PROJECT MANAGER

3. FACILITATES EFFORT OR DESIGN ESTIMATES WITH THE TEAM TO SUPPORT ITERATION, RELEASE AND PROJECT DELIVERY WITHIN THE BUSINESS SOLUTION AREA (BSA)

4. COLLABORATES WITH THE LINE LEADS TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE TEAM IN THE AREAS OF ANALYSIS, DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING, AND ENSURES THAT BEST PRACTICES ARE LEVERAGED

5. HELPS TO DRIVE SKILL UPLIFT THROUGH THE COACHING OF TEAM MEMBERS

6. ENSURES THE TEAM IS READY TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY INSPECTING THE QUALITY OF FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RELEASE OR ITERATION PLANNING (BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS USE CASES, STORIES, ETC.)

7. LEADS ITERATION PLANNING COLLABORATIVELY, WORKS WITH THE BUSINESS APPLICATION OWNER OR BUSINESS LEAD TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A PRIORITIZED PRODUCT BACKLOG

8. FACILITATES RETROSPECTIVE, DAILY STANDUPS AND SHOW-AND-TELL MEETINGS - TO ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION AND FEEDBACK WITHIN THE TEAM; PROMOTES A LEARNING CULTURE IN THE TEAM

9. COLLABORATES WITH THE PROJECT TEAM TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY INTO THE STANDING TEAM\'S ACTIVITIES AND PROGRESS BY SUPPORTING PROGRAM/PROJECT RISK, ISSUE AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT, AND STATUS REPORTING

10. DRIVES TEAM PERFORMANCE TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY SOFTWARE BY ELIMINATING WASTE AND FOSTERING AN ENVIRONMENT OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, INCLUDING FACILITATING DECISION MAKING, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTING THE TEAM FROM OUTSIDE FORCES AND DISTRACTIONS

11. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVES ITERATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES BY IDENTIFYING BEST PRACTICES, ADOPTING CONSISTENT, STANDARD WORK AND COACHING/PAIRING ACROSS TEAMS

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (BACHELORS DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT PREFERRED) IN BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTER SCIENCE OR A RELATED FIELD. TECHNICAL WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE IT FIELD. UNDERSTANDING OF AGILE CONCEPTS, PRACTICES AND VALUES

AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS OF TECHNICAL WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FIELD

TWO OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITHIN AN ITERATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

TWO OR MORE YEARS EXPERIENCE COLLABORATIVELY LEADING AN AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEAM WHILE POSSESSING A SOLID UNDERSTANDING OF AGILE CONCEPTS, PRACTICES AND VALUES

EXPERIENCE USING TOOLS LIKE IBM RATIONAL TEAM CONCERT, CLARITY, ETC.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS ROLE

AGILE MANAGEMENT -

ENSURES THAT HIGH-QUALITY, SECURE WORKING SOFTWARE IS DELIVERED WITH EVERY ITERATION

PREPARES AND FACILITATES ALL ITERATION PLANNING MEETINGS

REMOVES INTERNAL ROADBLOCKS THAT PREVENT THE TEAM FROM REACHING FULL VELOCITY AND ESCALATES EXTERNAL BLOCKERS TO THE PROJECT TEAM AND STAKEHOLDERS

ENSURES THAT REGULAR REFLECTION OF PROCESSES AND PRACTICES OCCUR VIA RETROSPECTIVES

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT -

WORKS WITH APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT LEADERS TO ESTABLISH CLEAR TEAM GOALS

ACTIVELY SUPPORTS ALL RETROSPECTIVES

COACHES TEAM OR SECURES COACHING FOR THE TEAM TO SUPPORT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES