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Anywhere Real Estate Manager, Agile Program Management - Remote in Madison, New Jersey


Manager, Agile Program Management - Remote


New Jersey

Job Description

Anywhere Real Estate Inc is looking to hire an Agile Program Manager responsible 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, 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 mentors 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.

  • Mentors and works with the Scrum team and internal and external collaborators to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams.

  • Resolves team impediments and ensure transparency and collaboration across the team and 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 balanced and comfortable for the team and organization

  • Ensure product quality expectations are defined and known across the team. Track and monitor progress daily and 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 in leading 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

  • Outstanding people skills. Comfortable working with a diverse group of people and serve as arbitrator when conflicts arise.

  • Excellent skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, coaching, collaboration, and increasing transparency

  • Knowledge of multiple agile frameworks (i.e. Scrum, XP, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, Crystal, FDD, etc), and understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices

  • Adept at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques

  • Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least four years for a Scrum team and ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"

  • Solid understanding of and proven experience in using appropriate tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Visio, 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 and understanding of Agile and product metrics

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

Education, and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of combined experience (4 + years of product and 4+ years project development)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):

  • 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 Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.



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Anywhere Real Estate Inc

About Us

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. ( (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 ( , Century 21® ( , Coldwell Banker® ( , Coldwell Banker Commercial® ( , Corcoran® ( , ERA® ( , and Sotheby's International Realty® ( - 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. 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, diversity fuels success – for our company and for our employees. We strive to be the preferred company for diverse talent, committed to creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to innovate, focused on execution and accountable for results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives.

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

  • Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in the US.

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

With diversity, we succeed together. We hope you’ll join us.

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