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Project Manager - Scrum Master

Location: Cambridge , Massachusetts
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The Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master will collaborate with stakeholders to deliver high-quality learning experiences. He/she will be responsible for supporting and leading a team in scrum development and product releases according to product launch timelines. The Scrum Master will work with project team members, many of whom are new to the Scrum Methodology, to successfully apply, and transition to, agile practices, values, and principles to an existing project management methodology. The Scrum Master facilitates the project team’s development activities, works to remove impediments, and provides servant leadership to the development team. This individual will partner with project stakeholders to coordinate and prioritize backlog for a product to ensure successful project execution. Execute details of modified sprint-based processes that include: backlog management, planning, building quality in, facilitate retrospectives. He/she will lead daily standups, manage project schedules, and report on progress.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Apply working knowledge of Agile practices, values, and principles
  • Assess team readiness and coach on scrum methodologies, processes, and best practices
  • Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, retrospective meetings and backlog refinements
  • Handle day-to-day impediment resolution
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbally, well within and across teams
  • Provide regular updates on project status
  • Ability to manage conflict resolution at all levels within an organization
  • Other duties as assigned and based on the business needs
  • Understand and apply basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures to curriculum development projects and processes
  • Apply iterative development strategies to ongoing curriculum development projects
  • Proactively identify issues as they arise and elevate them to the project team for resolution
  • Support Product Owner, designers, architects, sponsors, and other stakeholders to successfully deliver the product
  • Manage budget, resources, and allocation
  • Continuous evaluation of budget/burn-rate, estimation to completion throughout project lifecycle

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Scrum Master certification
  • 3-5 years of progressive project management/Agile responsibilities
  • Experience in using standard project management and change management practices and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to create solutions and ideas that add value.
  • Experience in maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships with leadership, stakeholders and project team
  • Strong attention to detail, a passion for strategic thinking and problem solving, and ability to deliver rich, business insights to drive business decisions
  • Experience with agile and project management software like Jira, SharePoint, MS Project

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