Job Location: Melbourne
Regional Description: Australia
Job Number: 00674261 00674261_en
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Are you passionate about helping teams work together in a new and better way?
Accenture is looking for Scrum Masters to work with our clients across Australia. The ideal candidate is experienced with agile and traditional project management practices. We are looking for people who are advocates and mentors for agile values and practices whilst demonstrating pragmatism and empathy for teams that are still on a change journey.
To be successful in a consulting environment, the candidate must also demonstrate a strong drive to deliver outcomes, whilst bringing themselves in an authentic way to establish strong relationships with the client. This best services client needs and achieves success for both the client and Accenture.
If this sounds exciting and fulfilling – please read on!
Support the product team:
Develop and coach team on agile values, practices, standards and agile lifecycle management tooling
Facilitate team ceremonies
Facilitate visibility of progress toward sprint commitments
Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions; help the team continuously improve
Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
Empower the team to self-organize
Where required, set up and mobilise new teams and work with the client and other Accenture leads to set up lean-agile governance processes
Where required, coach a struggling agile team; tailoring methods in a complex context as necessary
Share accountability with team on delivery success
Support the product owner:
Assist as needed with backlog maintenance
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs
Support and works within the Accenture ecosystem:
Through strong relationships with the client, help shape vision to achieve success for the client and Accenture
Own and understand the committed outcomes and commercial constructs by which the Accenture team is engaged and work to achieve success for both the client and Accenture
Proactively work with the broader Accenture team achieve holistic success for the client and Accenture
Collaborate with other Scrum Masters to improve the agile maturity of all agile teams
Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
2+ years of Scrum Master experience
3+ years of project management experience
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
A thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential
Collaborative approach to driving decisions
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
Passion to proactively seek ways to improve processes
Self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position and ability to constructively resolve problems
Pragmatism and empathy for people on the change journey (no zealots!)
Creative, resourceful, and innovative at tackling complex challenges
Demonstrated aptitude for acquiring knowledge and skills and readily adopting new technologies
Respectful, professional interpersonal working style
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