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Scrum Master Global Director

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Company: Biotech Focused Venture Capital Firm

Location: Marina Del Rey, CA

Date Posted: August 31, 2014

Source: IvyExec

Proactively works with Product Managers to establish and maintain Product Backlogs, to construct and maintain statistically defensible release forecasts for complex programs, and to create, groom and estimate well-articulated Enterprise Backlog ItemsProactively provides transparent reporting of team, product and stakeholder activities and progressServes as Program ScrumMaster for one or more cross-functional Scrum teams, whose members may include software engineers, QA engineers, user experience designers, writers and others. Can provide exceptional service as ScrumMaster for a manager scrum team, keeping such easily distracted groups focused and productive.Hosts and facilitates multi-team Sprint Planning, Grooming, Demo and Retrospective meetings, enforcing meeting time and duration. Proactively analyzes program productivity to find inter-team and inter-personal impediments. Removes program-specific productivity impediments rapidly and effectively.Facilitates more effective collaboration among programs, outside stakeholders and providers to reduce delays and increase productivityIncreases productivity by improving processes and cultures in a product suite or programs deliveryCoaches ScrumMasters, teams ...

Proactively works with Product Managers to establish and maintain Product Backlogs, to construct and maintain statistically defensible release forecasts for complex programs, and to create, groom and estimate well-articulated Enterprise Backlog ItemsProactively provides transparent reporting of team, product and stakeholder activities and progressServes as Program ScrumMaster for one or more cross-functional Scrum teams, whose members may include software engineers, QA engineers, user experience designers, writers and others. Can provide exceptional service as ScrumMaster for a manager scrum team, keeping such easily distracted groups focused and productive.Hosts and facilitates multi-team Sprint Planning, Grooming, Demo and Retrospective meetings, enforcing meeting time and duration. Proactively analyzes program productivity to find inter-team and inter-personal impediments. Removes program-specific productivity impediments rapidly and effectively.Facilitates more effective collaboration among programs, outside stakeholders and providers to reduce delays and increase productivityIncreases productivity by improving processes and cultures in a product suite or programs deliveryCoaches ScrumMasters, teams, stakeholders and providers relevant to a product suite or program to improve adherence to Scrum, and to increasingly adopt useful agile processes (automated builds, automated testing, pair programming, feasibly releasable products, appropriate office environments, etc.)Managerial FunctionsManage ScrumMastersRequirementsBachelors degree or equivalent with 12 years work experience and a minimum of 5 years in a project, program or general management role in a software development environment.Holds Scrum Practitioner certification or has equivalent experienceExperience working cross-functionally with managers and other decision makers.Can thoughtfully compare and contrast continuous improvement techniques and their nuances in typical circumstancesHas significant experience facilitating collaborative decision making and product development in workplace settings, sometimes involving managers and directorsUnderstands functional roles and responsibilities within the company and has a track record of success connecting appropriate people and department in a variety of unusual situationsExperience with high-availability cloud-based services, messaging and VOIP software and consumer mobile is preferred.Broad knowledge and experience with a variety of Internet technologies (e.g. HTML, XML, TCP/IP) is preferred. Project Management

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