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Agile Scrum Master – Senior Consultant
As an Agile Scrum Master - Senior Consultant, you will be responsible to guide cross functional teams to deliver innovative products at market speed using Agile/Scrum principles. Must be able to coach teams and facilitate scrum ceremonies such as release planning, sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint demo, sprint review and retrospectives. Ideal candidate must be able to build self-organized, self-governed, sustainable, high performing teams that strive to deliver continuously, look for continuous improvement opportunities and produce highest quality product that delights the customer. The Agile Scrum master should have demonstrated ability to communicate and articulate clearly and to all levels of the organization.
Work you'll do
The Agile Scrum Master role involves understanding agile processes, grooming the adoption of agile mindset, partnering with scrum team and leadership, guiding and enforcing the usage of Agile/Scrum values, creating a collaborative environment that increases participation and reduces conflicts
Must be able to
Facilitate Agile ceremonies
Remove impediments, shields the team from external distractions and minimizes disruptions so the team can deliver on commitments
Facilitate formulation of team working agreements, Definition of Ready (DoR), Definition of Done (DoD), workflow of user stories
Work closely with the Product owners to maintain a healthy backlog, prioritize backlog, maintain and communicate minimum viable product (MVP)
Coach scrum team to balance technical debt against new feature delivery
Assist teams to write stories that satisfy INVEST criteria and help them size and slice stories when applicable
Assess scrum maturity of the team, draft a plan to coach the team to achieve higher maturity levels without impacting productivity
Build trust among team members by helping teams manage conflicts, challenges, eliminating the culture of blame with an emphasis on problem solving
Create a safe environment for experimentation, innovation and communication
Ensure team has clearly identified goals and measurements to deliver value as planned
Facilitate cross team collaboration and communication
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and shares status
Establish and maintain dashboard that enhances visibility of team progress, team capacity, impediments, defect rate, backlog health, sprint velocity, sprint burn down, release metrics
At Deloitte Consulting LLP, our Systems Engineering specialists help clients manage the complexity inherent with technology change, from requirements planning to architecture, testing to deployment, and beyond, helping to link their IT programs to organizational goals. And we offer a complete range of industry-leading services, including systems development, solution and platform integration. Learn more about our Systems Engineering practice.
Agile Scrum Master - Senior Consultants are required to have:
Minimum 4+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience using Agile delivery methodology
Minimum of 3+ years working in an Agile environment as a Scrum Master
Intimate knowledge of Agile and Scrum with proven experience coaching, mentoring and teaching junior Agile practitioners
Experience communicating with leadership (lead through influence)
Experience participating in and facilitating discussions to discover solutions, capturing and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality User Stories and Acceptance criteria
Must be proficient with Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g., Jira, Rally, VersionOne, etc.) as well as with Internet research tools, presentation tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), etc.
Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM, SSM, Lean, Scrum-Kanban and/or Rally)
Travel up to 80% (While 80% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)”
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now, or at any time in the future
In addition, successful Agile Scrum Master – Senior Consultants will have the following preferred background:
Agile Certification (SAFe, PMI ACP)
Product Owner certification (PSPO, CSPO)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; an advanced degree in an area of specialization is a plus
Experience with Extreme Programming (XP), TDD/BDD, CI/CD is a plus
Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with demonstrated experience exercising mature judgment in delicate situations
Should have small team leadership experience with the ability to earn trust while still challenging the team to improve and operate outside its comfort zone in an Agile environment
Experience implementing best practices and standards related to Agile scrum development & testing practices
Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience
Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting
Experience managing requirements processes including conducting interviews and documenting requirements
Experience with industry standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies
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