Information Systems Project Manager 2 -ScrumMaster
Newport News, VA 23607
In order to perform this role successfully, we think you will need to serve three groups:
Duties to your teams:
Organize and facilitate Scrum/Kanban team events
Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Build 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.
Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of making people awesome, experimenting and learning rapidly, making safety a prerequisite, and delivering value continuously
Proactively resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary
Teach/coach/mentor the team on how to use Agile, especially user story creation/prioritization, estimation and product backlog grooming via emergent design while supporting overall organizational goals
Shield your team from unplanned work
Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals
Duties to your Product Owners:
Work collaboratively with Product Owners and cross-functional development teams on their Agile journey to support development and software delivery
Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog and team roadmaps.
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Duties to the organization:
Work with management on effective team design
Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Agile practitioners
Ensure your team works in accordance with their own processes and definitions of ready and done
Assess the Scrum Maturity of your teams and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Work with other Agile Practitioners to recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
The following qualifications, while not necessarily required, could set you apart:
First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM)
Experience playing the Scrum Master role for a Scrum team.
Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. Distributed, etc)
Track record of education in Agile, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.
Knowledge of scaling approaches discussed in the Agile space: LeSS, SAFe, etc.
Information technology and software development experience
Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server
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)
Primary work location outside the yard and have access to an elevator
May be required to attend occasional meetings inside the yard, but very infrequently
Standard PPE (hard hat, eye & ear protection, safety shoes) is required, but not immediately.