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Anywhere Real Estate Analyst Agile Program Management - US Based Remote in Seattle, Washington

The Agile Program Manager is the team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use. The primary responsibilities are to serve the team in turning requirements into the working software, track progress and help the team achieve their commitments and goals. The APM will act as the Scrum Master to facilitate scrum events, supporting the team in following the Scrum framework. This role may also handle some traditional project management duties including scope definition, resource balancing, communication of status to executives, clients and partners, budget oversight and risk/issue management.

Essential Duties:

  • Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers.

  • Helps team to achieve a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.

  • Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.

  • Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally.

  • Works with Scrum Team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams.

  • Resolves team impediments and limits the external interference the team must deal with.

  • Ensure transparency and collaboration across the team and other teams working and works with other Scrum Masters across the organization to facilitate scrum of scrum events

  • Works with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within the role.

  • Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.

  • Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective etc.

  • Facilitates cross team collaboration, and Scrum of Scrum level events

  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

  • Ensure product quality expectations are defined and known across the team.

  • Track and monitor progress daily and help the team achieve their commitments and when problems are identified work with team to develop corrective actions.

  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog and road mapping

  • Collaborate with the team in scheduling work, including defect remediation and refactoring, guarding against the accumulation of technical debt.

  • Manage and report the status of scope, schedule, resourcing, and financials. Including tracking budget and product metrics

Scrum Master Qualifications / Skills:

  • Exemplifies and promotes Agile values and principles

  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills

  • Excellent skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, collaboration, increasing transparency, and root cause analysis.

  • Extensive knowledge of program and project management principles and methods.  

  • Knowledge of multiple PPM and agile frameworks (i.e. Waterfall, Hybrid, Scrum, XP, Kanban, LeSS, etc..),

  • Clear understanding of software development life cycle models

  • Adept at understanding requirements, refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection.

  • Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams.

  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Visio, ServiceNow and all MS Office Tools

  • Understanding of financial controls needed in project management and consulting work, experience with budget tracking.

  • In-depth understanding of how to scope and estimate work.

  • Understanding of execution metrics and how to leverage for teams’ continuous improvement and reporting.

  • Experience working with multiple teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)

  • Proficient in Visio, MS Excel, PowerPoint and other Office applications to build process flows and presentations.

Education, and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of product/project development experience on an Agile Team

  • Must have first level PM and Scrum Master certification (CSM ) (PSM), PMI-ACP , PMI-PMP

Preferred Certification Requirements (Any of these is a plus):

  • Lean Six Sigma certification a plus. 

  • PMI- PgMP ®

  • Second or Third level Scrum Master certification (A-CSM, PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC)

  • CSPO or equivalent

Track record of continued and recent education in Project/Program Management and Agile/Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

Anywhere Real Estate is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and will make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, and any other status protected under applicable laws and regulations. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws, Anywhere will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants upon request during the application process to ensure equal opportunities to be considered for employment.

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (http://www.anywhere.re/)  (NYSE: HOUS) is on a mission to empower everyone’s next move. Home to some of the most recognized brands in real estate Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (https://www.bhgre.com/) , Century 21® (https://www.century21.com/) , Coldwell Banker® (https://www.coldwellbanker.com/) , Coldwell Banker Commercial® (https://www.cbcworldwide.com/) , Corcoran® (https://www.corcoran.com/) , ERA® (https://www.era.com/) , and Sotheby's International Realty® (https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng)

The Anywhere portfolio includes franchise and brokerage operations as well as national title, settlement, and relocation companies and nationally scaled mortgage origination and underwriting joint ventures.  Supporting approximately 1.5 million home transactions in 2021, Anywhere is focused on simplifying, digitizing and integrating the real estate transaction for all consumers, no matter where they may be in their home buying and selling journey.  With innovative products and technology, Anywhere fuels the productivity of its approximately 196,200 independent sales agents in the US and approximately 136,400 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories.

At Anywhere Real Estate, diversity fuels success – for our company, for our employees, and for our industry. We strive to be a top destination for diverse talent, committed to creating a culture of belonging that empowers everyone’s next move. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to always find a better way, relentlessly focus on talent, obsess about growth, and achieve exceptional results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and beliefs. We develop our diverse talent base – through increasing representation in executive key leadership roles with actions including mentorship programs and partnerships with real estate associations that promote diversity and inclusion. Read more about our company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report (https://assets.website-files.com/633f08923c4c519693723aa5/63f7690462db639dcd8b18de_Anywhere%20CSR%20Report%202022.pdf) .

You’ll find our commitment to diversity reflected in our achievements:

  • Recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies since 2011.

  • Anywhere has also been designated a Great Place to Work since 2019.

  • Recognized by Fortune as one of America’s Most Innovative Companies.

  • Honored by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers for Diversity and Top Female Friendly Companies.

With a diverse employee population, we know we will succeed together and move real estate to what’s next. We hope you’ll join us.