Scrum Master

Project Manager

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Scrum Master

Project ManagerGauteng

A leader in the banking sector is looking for a Scrum Master, based in Johannesburg.

The Scrum Master has the accountability to ensure that project goals and objectives are achieved within the overall scope and that project deliverables are within the agreed time frame, cost and as per defined and expected quality. Has the responsibility to ensure agile delivery frameworks are being adhered to and coach teams to best Agile practices.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that all pre-requisites are met before project initiation (e.g. budget, priority, fully approved quality user stories, IS capacity etc.)
  • Coordinate and conduct activities with the scrum teams/squads
  • Identify project teams, leads, responsibilities, deliverables, dependencies and timelines
  • Track and ensure that sprint objectives are met and deliverables are completed as planned/committed
  • Manage delivery issues and risks (pre-empt slippages through mitigating actions)
  • Manage scope and change control
  • Manage squad and resource capacity
  • Manage delivery dependencies
  • Facilitate the decision making process with stakeholders and document accordingly
  • Offer specialist input/knowledge
  • Manage communication, monitoring, reporting and control activities throughout the delivery lifecycle to all relevant stakeholders
  • Produce and maintain information to support the above activities in JIRA (or similar application/documents) (e.g. Sprint reports, Sprint retrospectives, Daily stand-up minutes, Sprint plans)
  • Adhere to the prescribed Scrum Master standards, templates, tools, reporting methods and code of conduct
  • Participate in internal forums to contribute to the overall Scrum and SAFe methodology and standards
  • Share knowledge acquired in the project within the larger organisation where relevant
  • Lead and manage the scrum resources (resolving conflict, building a team identity, providing direction and clarity, and ensuring resources take accountability for their direct deliverables and activities)
  • Effectively communicate direction, plans, timelines, expectations, goals, strategies and visions 
  • Mentor, coach, guide, motivate and empower squad members in agile best practices
  • Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of the scrum team

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Matric / Grade 12 essential
  • 3-year Degree / diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, or other related field
  • 5+ years as a Project Manager, Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • Experience in managing IT development projects with agile teams
  • Experience leading IT development teams using agile methodologies and tools
  • Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban
  • System Analysis, Design or Development experience would be advantageous

In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge and understanding

  • Certified Agile coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), SAFe Certified Scrum Master or similar
  • Certifications in traditional Project Management practices (e.g. Prince 2, PMP)
  • Certified Agile Coach
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Project Management
  • IT Projects
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 5+ Years

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