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Sr. Program Manager - Scrum Master
Chicago, IL  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on August 8, 2022
Job Id #57611-chicago Posted July 12, 2022


    • Responsible for taking small to large IT application programs/projects from original concept through final implementation (preferably Employee Services or IT Service/Operations/Asset Management)
    • Develop detailed program/project execution plan and manages all implementation processes including projects financials, progress tracking, metrics, monitoring change control process, testing, release to production and on-time delivery within budget constraints
    • Provide overall communication and interfaces with all areas affected by the program/project including cross-functional stakeholders, business sponsors and vendors
    • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies (Planning, Stand-ups, review, retrospective, etc.)
    • Create crisp and complete status reporting to support project/program discussions at Steering Committee and Sponsor level.
    • Promote organizational understanding of Agile roles and to help teams and individuals transitioning from waterfall to Agile
    • Apply consistency and best practices through project initiation, planning, execution and closing phases, enabling business outcomes and benefits tracking.



    • Combined 10+ years project / program management experience with at least 5 years of that dedicated to hands-on agile scrum master experience (delivering IT Applications )
    • Experience with Agile traits and techniques: Lean design, accommodating changing requirements, iterations, loop feedback with customer involvement.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive Steering Committee meetings with executive management with solid experience in decision making.
    • Excellent communication skills, problem solving, conflict / resolution management, active listening, time management, and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated consistent ability to lead cross-functional teams and deliver technical solutions while mitigating or removing hurdles / obstacles. Has a track record of overcoming project crisis.
    • Ability to be straightforward, articulate well, and have exceptional listening skills.
    • Demonstrated consistent ability to lead cross-functional teams and deliver solutions



    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science (CS) or related field
    • Scrum Master Certified / SAFe Certified is a plus

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