Allscripts

  • Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    2018-15207
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(5/17/2018 5:31 PM)
    Category
    Software Development
  • Overview

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    Welcome to Allscripts! Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.

     

    As a Scrum Master on the team, you will spend much of your time helping other team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate; you’ll be a critical resource within the team, assisting the team in meeting their delivery goals. The Scrum Master is a leader who enables teams to self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective Lean-Agile practices.

    Responsibilities

    Support the Agile process:

    • Organize and facilitate backlog planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, iteration and release planning, demos and other Agile-related meetings
    • Track and communicate team velocity, iteration/release progress, impediments
    • Maintain process documentation as needed
    • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility

     

    Support the Product Owner:

    • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance
    • Coach Product Owners in best practice of writing user stories and epics
    • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
    • Facilitate prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs

     

    Support the Product Team:

    • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
    • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
    • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions
    • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
    • Empower the team to self-organize

     

    Other Responsibilites:

    • Ensure adherence to common processes, such as the Product LifeCycle Management (PLM) process, and the Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC).
    • Identify and escalate critical issues in timely manner.
    • Ensure teams are taking corrective action as necessary to deliver complete scope, desired quality and timeliness of strategic programs.
    • Keep team apprised via project plans, meetings and discussion minutes of project tasks identified, tasks to be completed, and work not completed.
    • Raise concerns timely to leadership regarding mismatch on required project team member's competencies
    • Allocate work load to fully utilize every program team member's talent

    Qualifications

    Academic and professional qualifications:

    • Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or relevant business / information technology experience.
    • PMP Certification desired
    • CSM certification required.
    • Demonstrable project management skills, including influencing, communications and tracking skills, and planning and organization.
    • Solid knowledge of project management methodologies, tools & techniques.
    • Strong ability to collaborate with individual contributors to define business process issues, analyze operational efficiencies, implement creative solutions, and measure delivery results.

     

    Experience:

    • Four plus years project management experience in software development, with 2+ years of scrum master experience
    • Experience coaching teams in the early phase of an agile roll out
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
    • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
    • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
    • Must be 'self-motivated' as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
    • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

     

    Travel requirements:

    • Ability to travel occasionally (max 10%) as warranted by project work; frequency will vary depending on project requirements

     

    Working arrangements:

    • Work is performed in a normal office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards; substantial time is spent working on a computer, having meetings and on conference calls.

    At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 post-acute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including holidays, vacation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance and retirement savings.

     

    Allscripts' policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for North American based positions with Allscripts must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

     

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