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The Scrum Master will be responsible for leading the agile transformation at the team level and for the successful execution of one or more teams to support the delivery of strategic technology products. They will provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team(s) to encourage adoption of agile principles and practices, avoiding anti-patterns, and will empower the team to become self-directed and self-managing.
The Scrum Master will facilitate execution and will remove impediments, or assist the team in doing so, to allow the team to achieve their sprint and/or PI objectives. They will work to establish a trusting and safe team environment. They act as a servant leader, lead by example, and always protect the team.
Scrum Master Competencies
Assertive: Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adopted at the team level. Ability to recognize when team is making decisions that impact overall release train direction and escalate as appropriate.
Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to lead team(s) to self-organization
Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and grow to grow trust amongst partners
Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with scrum team members and release train, application and business leadership
Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the team level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
Continual improvement: Must support and positively influence an atmosphere or continuous improvement / continuous delivery
Facilitative: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to scrum team(s)
Quick learner: Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the scrum teams
Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from the team and be willing to get their hands
dirty to get the job done