-Lead the scrum team in using Agile methodology and adopt scrum practices of transparency, inspection and adaptation -Ensures the team is practicing the core agile principles of self-direction, collaboration, business prioritization, team accountability, and transparency, toward the consistent and iterative delivery of a working product -Supports the Module Owners and Development teams, to refine and manage product backlog -Supports the Module Owners to ensure feature requests are well-defined and prioritized and product roadmaps are provided that convey a clear vision of the product -Provides hands-on supportive leadership and coaching of scrum teams in all aspects of scrum (facilitating daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospectives, daily routines, self-organizing team, productive team collaboration, iterative development, continuous quality improvement, managing flow, calculating velocity, limiting work in progress, etc.) -Assesses the maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and appropriate for the team and organization -Ensures that release deliverables are clearly communicated -Identifies risks and supports mitigation activities, resolve conflicts and issues that occur -Removes impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint and release goals (internal and external to the team) -Ensures that retrospectives produce actionable tasks; follows through to ensure that recommendations are implemented successfully and in a timely manner -Assists with internal communication, improve transparency, and radiate information -Review scrum processes, drive scrum process improvements and coach teams
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Scrum Master/Mentor will oversee the scrum and development teams and coach and mentor the HOT tech team as agile/scrum is adopted more broadly across the organisation. You will be an Agile advocate and scrum superstar, which will motivate those around you. The Scrum Master/Mentor will act as a buffer between the scrum teams and module owners and maintain a safe working environment for the team by helping with conflict resolution.
You will need to be able to think fast to help solve problems. Strong communication skills are essential as you will be communicating with the development and scrum teams and the module owners. You will be experienced in managing stakeholders and multiple priorities and are dedicated to delivering win-win solutions.