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Scrum Master

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Date Added 26 Jul 2021
Expiry Date 23 Aug 2021
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MECS Africa




Role details:
My client is seeking a Scrum Master to help form a self-managed team that is motivated, predictable, transparent and consistently delivers quality work and continually inspects and adapts in order to improve and maximize throughput whilst upholding the Agile values, principles and practices.
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Education and Experience:
Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner
Degree - (B. Engineer, B. Com, BSc) advantageous
2-4 years’ experience working in a Scrum Master role
2 years’ experience working in an agile environment, preferably in a variety of situations.

Technical Skills:
Knowledge and/or experience of Kanban
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
Essential – full proficiency in Jira administration, for example:
Understand the JIRA data model
Create and maintain workflows, transitions, post actions, etc.
Plugin evaluation
Project administration
Create and maintain Users and Security Groups
Proficient in writing JQL queries
Create and maintain fields and field configurations, screens and screen configurations
Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:
Act as Scrum master for 2 – 4 scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work.
Facilitate Scrum Events ensure that they are focused and productive (Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives and Backlog Grooming)
Help facilitate Product Planning Workshops and Release Planning Sessions
Assist the Product Owner in prioritisation and scheduling of work, to meet delivery time frames
Ensure backlog is in good standing by having regular re-occurring weekly backlog grooming sessions
Ensure that all the team members understand their role and fulfil them to the best of their ability
Guide/coach/mentor the development team to take on the responsibilities of the process and ownership of the product – lead the team to a self-organised state
Build a high performing team, focusing on improving team dynamics and performance, help the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges and opportunities for growth.
Protect the team from interruptions and distractions to maximize productivity and create flow of work
Identify and facilitate the resolution of identified impediments
Help the team make achievable sprint commitments with the use of velocity data and team availability
Help the team members communicate, co-ordinate and meet their delivery goals
Ensure the team/stakeholders adhere to Definition of Ready (DoR)/Definition of Done (DoD)
Highlight risks and dysfunctions where the DoR/DoD is not met
Ensure the team uses the standardized reference story for estimating
Ensure understanding of the Agile principles and Scrum process, across teams and stakeholders
Ensure adherence to the Agile principles and Scrum process and help resolve any deviations
Raise issues that are putting delivery at risk as soon as they arise
Help facilitate delivery solutions and manage expectations
Responsible to produce the following artefacts (Weekly Sprint Reports, Release projection/Burndown) to create visibility and transparency of the progress and status of the systems delivery
Continually grow and share Agile knowledge.
Facilitates the removal of impediments teams face when developing solutions
Implements agile best practices within a team
Helps the development team, business and management develop a culture of collaboration - Act as a change agent to the team and organisation
Supports the team to be self-organising and function as an accountable, high performance team
Focused and goal driven and helps to achieve the Sprint goals
Be a master facilitator