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Scrum Master

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2022.

Position Description:

To embed and evolve scrum practices within a disciplined, agile delivery framework. The role will motivate, challenge and keep development teams focused while facilitating the collaborative delivery of working software. This role involves working across multiple development teams to lead the continuous transformation of customers’ delivery models and establish consistent agile practices.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Organize and facilitate Project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives,
sprint and release planning, and other Scrum-related meetings
• Verify that the Scrum team follows Agile Management Framework (AMF)
• Verify the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration,
prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
• Assisting the product owner with backlog grooming
• Verify all Scrum working sessions are adhered to throughout Project lifecycle
• Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
• Recommend improvements and assist in changes to recommended practices.
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating
information
• Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
• Adapting Project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required to respond to
emerging requirements and risks.
• Assist with tracking Project progress, identifying risks and providing resolutions for
Project issues
• Develop and maintain a solid partnership with key project and business stakeholders and
work collaboratively towards a common goal
• Ensuring disciplined software development approach: continuous integration, refactoring
practices, peer reviews, continuous QA, and sustainable pace as standard
• When necessary, taking responsibility for managing dependencies between delivery teams
and third parties or between internal teams
• Assisting the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed
• Ensure that the Scrum team is empowered, yet has solid processes and excellent discipline
by following Agile Management Framework (AMF)
• Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration,
prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
• Continuously challenge the ways of working within the team
• Ensure all Scrum working sessions are adhered to throughout project lifecycle
• Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives,
sprint and release planning, and other Scrum-related meeting
• Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration,
prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
• Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
• Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating
information
• Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
• Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the
team to deliver the sprint goal
• Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
• Empower the teams to self-organize
• Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible
• Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable
• Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on
methodology that has been developed to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical
path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project plans and
schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality
parameters
• Adapting project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot
projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks.
• Ensuring cross-team coordination
• Collaborate with project teams (both on and offshore), create and maintain project plans and
schedules
• Fully track project progress, identify risks and provide resolutions for project issues.

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Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
• Must be a certified Agile Practitioner or an industry Certified Scrum Master with 5-7
years project management and hands-on Scrum Master experience
• Thorough understanding of agile software development lifecycle methodologies, values, and
procedures
• Multiple years’ experience working with an agile methodology during a large scale, complex
new development project for a large enterprise.

Attributes:
• Excellent team player
• Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department
personnel in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment
• Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
• Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
• Must be ””self-motivated”” as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex,
time-critical problems
• Must be collaborative in driving decisions
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
• Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear performance standards, resolve
performance issues, keep team engaged and on task
• Results Driven (Prioritizing, Taking Initiative, Taking Ownership)

Skills:

  • Financial Services
  • Leadership
  • SCRUM
  • Scrum Master
What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees ”members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI – where your ideas and actions make a difference.