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Scrum Master

Madison, Wisconsin 53045

Job ID: 11662 Category: Professional

Job Description:

Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers 

Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self organization 

Guiding the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks 

Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization 

Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment. 

Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving. 

Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work. 

Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution 

Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information 

Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog. 

Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example 

Required Skills/Experience 
- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency 
- Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc) 
- Jira software experience

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