Sr. Associate - Projects
Cognizant
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6d ago

Sr Scrum Master / Agile Coach

Qualification :

Science / Engineering Graduate

Responsibility :

Framework Customization :

Assessment :

  • Implement the Assessment recommendations.
  • Maturity Assessments :

  • Participate on the maturity assessment.
  • Agile Implementation :

  • Implement agile practices for one team suggested by the coach / agile coe.
  • Product Roadmap :

  • • Understand the overall product roadmap as articulated by agile coach / product owner and translate roadmap into team specific release planning and sprint planning.
  • Coaching & Facilitating :

  • • Identify the training programs for the team members.
  • coach and mentor team members to develop agile capabilities self organization etc.
  • explain benefits and scrum principles to the product owner and team.
  • Guide development of technical artifacts that can be used for future reference.
  • Process Improvements :

  • • Facilitate retrospection at the end of each sprint.
  • filter the learning for the next sprint.
  • identify best practices and ensure that they are implemented.
  • document the learning / outcome of retrospection notes.
  • APO Management :

  • • Maintain oversight on the work of the scrum team under purview.
  • • Collate metrics to track progress and provide status updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • • Resolve any issues that may arise.
  • escalate critical issues to relevant stakeholders for resolution.
  • Estimation :

  • • Guide Agile team in coming up with a size based on the requirements / features gathered.
  • • Guide the team to break the tasks and assign hours into tasks.
  • • Review estimates created by the team and provide feedback / inputs.
  • Requirements Gathering :

  • • Facilitate all interactions that the team has with the Product Owner to gather and prioritize the requirements.
  • review documented requirements as shared by the Product Owner.
  • • Help the team write the requirement as an user story.
  • • Review the backlog and provide necessary input.
  • • Facilitate meetings to ensure efficiency.
  • protect the team from external influences.
  • Desugn & Coding :

  • • Guide the teams towards improving the scrum way of working including ensuring cross term coordination.
  • facilitate daily stand up meetings sprint planning retrospective and sprint demos.
  • • Support the Product Owner at client and Cognizant to keep the backlog communicate updates communicate impediments and maintain release plan(s).
  • review scenarios product features etc.
  • • Drive and support the team by removing impediments.
  • liaise between the team (inclusive of developers testers) and other practices to ensure focus on each release.
  • identify dependencies and ensure no delays in accomplishing sprint goals.
  • • Track metrics and leverage scrum artefacts (eg backlogs burn down charts etc) to communicate progress to customer sponsors.
  • • Remove interferences to ensure team is working efficiently (for specific accounts / projects).
  • act as a bridge for distributed scrum.
  • track the velocity.
  • • Draft the release management plan.
  • work with the product owner to ensure that the release plan is revised post every sprint.
  • review estimates and task board to ensure that the same is updated.
  • provide inputs for release planning activities.
  • Testing :

  • • Identify and suggest testing processes and tools to the team.
  • • Review the suggestions made by team members and develop efficient testing processes.
  • Defect Management :

  • • At the end of each sprint track metrics (eg velocity code quality defect density across all phases code review metrics testing metrics) for each sprint report the same to the management.
  • • Review and share observations on bug status closure.
  • review the defect management plan and review the corrective steps as taken by the team.
  • • Facilitate the conversation so that the team identifies and takes corrective actions.
  • Knowledge Management :

  • â ª Collaborate with Project Managers to set up Knowledge Management processes and practices.
  • â ª Nominate team members to conduct audits on the same and emphasize knowledge sharing across the engagement.
  • drive creation of knowledge assets from the engagements.
  • People Management :

  • • Engage with team (the scrum team being managed by the role).
  • create training plans for the team.
  • provide coaching to team members and develop their capability.
  • • Set stretch targets and track performance against the same periodically.
  • Must Have Skills

  • Scrum Master
  • Good To Have Skills

  • EBS-Project Management
  • Core Java
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