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Lead Scrum Master

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
14 Jul 2022
Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide Agile coaching for Scrum teams and leadership to ensure the adoption and improvement of Scrum practices, process, and desired outcomes;
Establish a culture of self-organizing, cross-functional, and accountable teams;
Help those outside the Scrum teams understand which of their interactions with the Scrum teams helpful and which ones are not. Lead Scrum teams to deliver the highest priority business value through: Establishing strategies to plan ahead, identify and manage dependencies to minimize impediments; Providing guidance on task load balancing based on available team and individual capacity and required skill or knowledge; Monitoring impact of unplanned work, providing trend analysis and recommendations to leadership on strategies to minimize future unplanned work; Proactively establish Scrum of Scrums sessions for cross-domain dependencies; Assisting teams to identify, communicate and resolve or escalate impediments and issues;
Run interference for non-critical unplanned work that may prevent the team from completing their planned Sprint goal. Schedule and facilitate Scrum meetings including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum and Sprint Reviews to enable teams to plan and complete tasks based on the highest priority and the teams' available capacity. Utilize appropriate tools, metrics, and techniques to successfully guide the team's progress against the Sprint Plan Drive continuous improvement through the facilitation of team and leadership retrospectives, ensuring teams effectively prioritize, plan, and execute on improvement ideas.
Seek outside professional references (books, articles, webinars) to identify and present improvements to existing Scrum processes and develop any required training. Provide Scrum training for new staff members

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Business Administration/Management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in Information Technology or Business Administration/Management Experience in the health insurance industry Professional Scrum Master II or Certified Scrum Professional certification

KEY SKILLS Agile Methodology Coaching Outstanding Interpersonal Communication Skills Conflict Management Continuous Improvement Problem Solving & Decision-Making Change Management.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 657836704-2
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2022
  • Recruiter: eTeam Inc.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent