Scrum Master

at Alpha Consulting
Published September 7, 2022
Location Plainsboro Township, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  

Description

SCRUM MASTER
(REMOTE)

3 MUST HAVES FOR MANAGER:
1. Expert in using Azure DevOps for scrum planning and execution.
2. Strong technical background in understanding the business process and technical work required in MarTech landscape.
3. Minimum 3-5 years of scrum master experiences in both new projects and production support environments.

Project Description:

  • Understand team resource roles, responsibilities, and capabilities to ensure proper task allocation and workload balance.
  • Ensure all change requests are registered in Azure DevOps (ADO) as features with change request.
  • Support Business Analyst (BA) to approve/reject/pause new change requests in Change Advisory Board and set ADO state accordingly (analysing/closed/paused).
  • Tag change requests in ADO based on priority rules and sort the priority accordingly.
  • Lead BA and team leads to breakdown all new change requests into user stories with each less than 8 points.
  • Facilitate scope and requirements clarification between BA and team leads, revise user stories for complex features/user stories if needed.
  • Assign features to estimated go live iteration per story points or LoB deadline.
  • Assign user stories to iterations according to feature deadline and story points.
  • Conduct backlog refinement to make sure all team understand the feature/user stories.
  • Re-assign feature/user story priorities and iterations per refinement.
  • Identify list of features/user stories for next iteration 2 week before iteration starts.
  • Identify tasks needed to ensure all features/user stories are ready per Definition of Ready 1 week before iteration starts.
  • Ensure team completes tasks needed to make all user stories ready.
  • Lock down list of features/user stories for next iteration 3 days before Iteration Planning.
  • Breakdown user stories into tasks before Iteration Planning 1 day before Iteration Planning.
  • Conduct Iteration Planning - refine tasks, assign resources per feature priority, finalize all task assignment, balance workload.
  • Conduct daily standup, update status.
  • Ensure planning of all features with estimated go live date.
  • Ensure release note is sent on the same day after each iteration is completed.
  • Conduct retrospective at the end of each iteration.
  • Ensure 80% of all planned tasks in an iteration are completed initially and reach 90% goal in 2 months.
  • Coach resources to update ADO daily so actual load/progress can be updated correctly.
  • Coach team members individually not to provide status update but just simple standard scrum answers during daily standup.
  • Coach team members to handle emergency change requests and prioritization of work and resources.
  • Ensure at least 1 feature is deployed to production in every iteration.
  • Ensure 80% of resources are properly allocated on the day iteration planning session is completed.

Required Skills:

  • Expert in identifying root causes and resolutions of impediments in scrum planning to achieve iteration goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in managing scrum for a team of 15 resources onshore and offshore.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/teams concurrently and independently.
  • Skilled in working with each resource individually to remove their impediments.

This 12+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Kevin: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #22-02550
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE