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Intermediate Scrum Master

Western Cape , R35000 - R35000 Per Month
Sector: Project Management
Posted: Monday, 6 June 2022





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SPECIFICATION   

A digital innovation, development, and execution business is looking for a Scrum Master to work across a couple of projects and teams simultaneously. The role is critical to helping drive the high performance of the teams to help meet critical deadlines.

The Scrum Master exists to create a culture of accountability and teamwork, driving the adoption of Scrum processes, and working with the team to continuously improve on the process. They are responsible for the day to day management of sprints, practicing all necessary ceremonies, producing relevant artefacts and reporting on projects in a timely manner.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:

Coach agile teams

  • Define and document the processes most suitable to the situation
  • Help teams implement the practices best suited to our environment
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity, implementing changes to improve productivity
  • Onboard new teams and team members
  • Coach team members across the business in agile practices
  • Drive agile culture and create a learning environment for continuous improvement of processes

Manage project scope and progress

  • Participate in defining and managing product roadmap
  • Work with product owners to manage backlogs and new requests
  • Participate in backlog grooming
  • Provide clear understanding of the product’s vision and delivery objectives

Handle sprint planning

  • Plan sprints
  • Work with the development teams on estimating effort
  • Assist with writing user stories, acceptance criteria and test cases
  • Assist with prioritization of stories and deliverables

Manage sprint deliverables

  • Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups and other ceremonies
  • Remove impediments as they arise to ensure consistent flow of work
  • Resolve conflicts and queries
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration

Reporting

  • Monitor project progress and provide relevant feedback and reporting to product management team
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Provide feedback to all stakeholders regarding project progress
  • Provide relevant sprint reports, cadence, velocity etc to project team

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A certificate of completion of relevant local or international Scrum Master or
  • Agile Project Management training
  • 2-3 years in an Scrum Master Role

Advantageous requirements:

  • Experience in FinTech or Retail industry
  • Certified Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Master certification

Personal Competencies:   

  • An honest and straightforward communicator
  • Highly organised with a passion for quality and delivery
  • A self starter who can think independently, but who is also collaborative team player
  • A systems thinker who is able to hold the context of the big picture while discussing details
  • A problem solver by nature with the ability to think creatively
  • Organised and remain professional even under pressure
  • Promoter of agile values and principles
  • Influential and able to motivate others
  • Observant, a good listener and facilitator

The ideal Scrum Master has:

  • Solid knowledge of agile frameworks and methods
  • A proven track record leading and coaching scrum teams
  • Great verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Professional in appearance and behaviour