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Scrum Master

Remote, Alberta
Description of Work:

Collaborate with product owners and development leads to shape the backlog of work
across the project
  • Lead the effort to estimate the overall project scope and align it to teams actual throughput to deliver within the agreed upon schedule
  • Evaluate current prioritization to ensure work maximizes the ability to migrate users, employing additional prioritization techniques if necessary
  • Facilitate project level events to ensure flow across teams eg: steering, long term planning and forecasting, and cross team stand ups
  • Facilitate squad level events including but not limited to daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo (with the Product Owner), and retrospective meetings as needed.
  • Lead the effort to track progress of the project against required backlog items, updating forecasts as required
  • Facilitate the identification and resolution of risks, blockers, and impediments at the project level
  • Collaborate with teams and leaders to review improvement to the overall system of delivery, removing bottlenecks and improving flow of value
  • Lead the effort to represent progress, risk, impediments to key stakeholders (through steerco and other means) and facilitate decision making as required to maintain progress across the project
  • Embrace change, influence and coach team members on agile principles and practices
  • Collaborate with other Scrum Masters to facilitate increasing maturity and effectiveness in the application of Agile principles across the organization.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • 5+ years experience in an Agile environment
  • Practical experience with any of the key disciplines required in agile delivery – such as software development, product management, quality assurance, or business (system) analysis
  • Experience applying agile management frameworks and well documented agile techniques (Story Mapping, User Story Writing, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous testing, Continuous Integration/Deployment, etc.)
  • 3+ years experience as a Scrum Master or coach – where Scrum principles, practices and theory were diligently applied
  • 5+ years working on medium-to-high complexity initiatives that span the organization
  • Demonstrated experience being collaborative, team oriented and are comfortable managing relationships across the organization in a wide range of roles and at differing levels across the organization
  • A passion for agile delivery and the ability to influence pragmatic change while enabling high performance delivery
  • Possesses working knowledge of contemporary agile project management tools such as Jira , Rally, Kanbanize, LeanKit, VersionOne or equivalent
  • An understanding of the basic fundamentals of solution delivery (SDLC), including both product management and operational needs 
  • Strong experience in communicating complex information and concepts to a variety of audiences, including executive management to support decision making (written and verbal)
  • Experience in agile visualization toolsets (Miro, Stories onboard, etc.)
  • Professional Scrum Master / Agile Practitioner designation would be an asset
  • Financial Services knowledge is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of agile delivery in any of the following areas:
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Delivery
  • Intelligent Process Automation

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