Agile Scrum Master / Business Analyst

Company: Blue Streak Partners, Inc.
Location: Alpharetta , Georgia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 16.SEP.2018


Must have hands on experience as a Scrum Master and BA - this is a dual role so need recent experience doing both Certified Scrum Master Exp...


Must have hands on experience as a Scrum Master and BA - this is a dual role so need recent experience doing both Certified Scrum Master Experience with scrum and kanban

Job Summary

Operates in Agile framework and continuously evolving our product ecosystem with valuable and robust features, supported by existing, emerging and cutting-edge technology. As an Agile Business Analyst - Scrum Master (BASM), this is a multi-discipline talent with knowledge in Assurance business domain, Agile framework and technical understanding of emerging technology. The BASM should have competencies in understanding business domain and in identifying the current state of processes including pain points, challenges, and opportunities. This roles help to drive and capture the software solutions that ultimately drives the agile development cycle. The BASM is to plan, facilitate and elicit business requirements in an Agile framework. The BASM creates user stories (features, enablers and NFR), grooms the backlog and ensures compliance with the program/team working agreement such as story readiness and the Definition of Done (DoD). Being a multi-discipline talent, the BASM displays credible domain knowledge in Agile especially Scrum, Scrumban and Kanban, with direct hands on experience in guiding Agile teams to deliver quality products.

Primary responsibilities: • Explore and elicit requirements using different technics (ex. interviews, workshops, surveys, docs reviews) to understand the business challenges and primary problems and to develop user stories and other artifacts to solve the business problems • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources (business and technology teams), reconcile conflicts, and analyze details to properly determine meaningful market value and problems to be solved • Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions and technical team on technology options on how they will successfully execute their plans and bring the most value for the market in a timely manner, where tradeoffs may be required • Tracks the progress of the team on different metrics/indicators by producing Agile work products such as burn down chart, daily intelligent report (DIR), team velocity, test coverage, defects measurements, code quality, and pertinent observations to determine overall effectiveness of the team in Agile framework. • Communicate to the leadership/management on the team maturity and challenges so that proper actions be taken to enable the team to be effective and productive. • Facilitate and provide safe environment for honest dialogue (transparency), to promote the culture of shared learning, and to drive participation of team for candid feedback. The SM is to document the learning from the retrospectives and work with the team to make sure that action items from the retrospective are implemented to enable the team to be successful and excel in Agile behavior • Execute tasks and work well under pressure with minimal supervision. Detail oriented, organized and committed to high level of accuracy • A self-starter to own and deliver quality work output with strong sense of ownership and high standard of excellence • Understand current technology stacks and components especially on Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and emerging platforms, with ability to understand how technology and business domain are able to provide business value • Pursue continuous improvement and contribute in key areas : o Soft skills (ex. leadership, people skills, high performance team) o business knowledge (ex. audit, regulatory, organization vision) o Agile values and best practices (ex. forum, webinar, reading, CoP) o Technical competency (ex. big data, AI, Cloud, Blockchain)

Skills requirements: • Direct experience as a Business Analyst in variety of business domains/market segments with strong analytical abilities to articulate complex scenarios to various stakeholders • Active listener and inquisitive to drive critical thinking and thought leadership • Hands-on work experience in Agile practices especially in producing common metrics and Agile artifacts using enterprise tools like VSTS • Have a sense of urgency, decisiveness, and ability to work well under pressure • Have a strong passion and curiosity towards society, human behavior, and technology in defining and developing products for the market • Have working understanding of current technology stacks (ex. big data, AI, Cloud, Blockchain) • Have interest and curiosity to be familiar in technology stacks impacting the business domain • Preference - currently active as a Scrum Master in an Agile team or is a certified Scrum Master, knowledge of Cloud, Big Data and Data Analytics

- provided by Dice Scrum Master, Agile, Business Analyst

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