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Sr. Associate - Projects

Zoek Pin Pune, Pune Division, Maharashtra

Permanent (Full time)

Sr Scrum Master / Agile Coach

Science / Engineering Graduate


Framework Customization:

• 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.

• • 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.

• • 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.

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