As a scrum master the ideal candidate will be expected to: - Lead the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values - Guide the team on how to get the most out of self organization - Guide the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks - Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team - Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment. - Building a trusting team, with an emphasis on problem solving. - Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work. - Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution - Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency - Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog. - Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc - Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games - Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team - Experience applying a wide variety of 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) - Previous experience as a team lead - Excellent communication and mentoring skills
First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I) - 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)
Bachelor's degree or higher.