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Scrum Master - Project Manager

Detroit, Michigan

Post Date: 01/15/2018 Job ID: 5572 Industry: Information Technology Management, Project Management

Scrum Master – Project Manager

Our client is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. They are among the world’ s largest automakers. From electric cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, they provide a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a global scale.  

  • Collaborate with Product Manager, stakeholders, and development teams to define the Product Backlog and Product Roadmap by way of User Stories, storyboards, wireframes, and other software design artifacts.
  • Prepare and maintain all documentation associated with the Product Backlog and Product Roadmap.
  • Represent User Stories and other artifacts to various development communities throughout development lifecycle.
  • Engage daily with various development communities during the product development lifecycle in order to provide User Story (requirements) clarification and immediate feedback upon completion.
  • Coordinate and facilitate necessary interactions in order to obtain answers, provide direction, or eliminate impediments during product development.
  • Confirm product meets User Story and design intent as part of Scrum Sprint exit criteria.
  • Prepare and maintain artifacts associated with development progress such as backlog burn-up chart.
  • Help to capture information pertaining to development progress and productivity.
  • Help to determine potential release content and release date.
  • Help monitor and determine the product market impact in order to help determine future product direction.
  • Coordinate corrective action in response to negative product market impact due to product defects.
  • Help facilitate Scrum events such as backlog refinement, daily stand-up, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
  • Help removing the impediments for Dev team and QA team.
  • Help team to maintain scrum tools like charts, burndowns etc.
  • Facilitate Scrum events (Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Retrospective, Backlog Grooming).
  • Coach Product Owner and Delivery Team on how to engage with the Scrum framework.
  • Reinforce Agile principles and values.
  • Foster team self-organization.
  • Protect scrum team from distractions.
  • Help remove impediments as needed but help team self-organize.
  • Be contact person for all things.
  • Radiate project status visually to management, stakeholders, and team.
  • Ready to work as a team member to support the process.
  • Help maintain tools (backlog, metrics, radiators etc.).
  • Be a servant leader (help execute PO and DEV tasks when able: user story writing, product roadmap development, release burn-up creation/maintenance, sprint burn-down creation/maintenance, etc.).
  • Help further agile community within the organization.
  • Provide learning opportunities to organization (talks, workshops, etc.). 
  • Assist in development and support of the vision and business objectives of the organization.
  • Direct the activities of resources in line with business objectives of the organization.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of critical path products and services.
  • Establish and maintain quality metrics and guidelines.
  • Implement process and system improvements including integration with other functional areas.
  • Translate organization' s business requirements into effective business solutions.

  • Experience in software Product Development (Products having a graphical user interface is a must. Applications delivered to a mobile phone preferred. Customer facing websites secondary.).
  • Experience capturing and managing software product requirements as User Stories is a must.
  • Experience with the Atlassian Jira Agile product suite is beneficial.
  • Experience creating user experience artifacts such as storyboards and wireframes is beneficial.
  • Experience creating architectural artifacts such as sequence diagrams is beneficial.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software development lifecycles and activities.
  • A strong understanding of software Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum.
  • The desire to be part of, and to contribute to, a team environment.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.
  • A clear ability to manage a range of different personality types in a facilitative and mature manner.
  • Strong relationship building skills including the ability to relate constructively to all levels of the organization.
  • Strong listening and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical addressees.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
  • Bachelor’ s degree in various fields of study are applicable. Computer Science, Engineering.
  • Scrum Product Owner Certification and/or Scrum Master Certification is beneficial.
  • Proven experience introducing and establishing Agile practices (SCRUM Coach).
  • Proven experience managing development projects using an Agile project/software development lifecycle methodology (SCRUM preferred).
  • Recognized by senior leaders as influential in achieving fundamental organizational change.
  • Develops and maintains long-term relationships with strategic customers and industry leaders.
  • Adept at the development of schedule, cost, and risk management strategies.
  • Experienced implementing project management within various customer organizations and environments.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance management, concepts, and application, including the latest version and CMMI methodologies.
  • Facilitation experience of 5+ projects. 
  • 7+ years of experience.
  • Advanced regarding skill mastery.

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