Friday , March 17 2023

Old Mutual Financial Advisor Vacancies – Scrum Master

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

The role of the Scrum Master is to facilitate the removal of impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. The Scrum Master’s primary responsibility is assisting the self-organizing, self-managing team achieve its goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communication to the team and outside of the team.
  • Ensure agile processes are followed and work with the teams to help them adopt the process that works best for the team.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Consults on IT strategy and architecture from technical and business perspectives.
  • Provide progress updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
  • Provides technical and solutions advice.
  • Aligns across other teams at Scrum of Scrums to improve overall programme delivery.
  • Adapt delivery plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks.
  • Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible.
  • Ensure project teams are practising the core principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Facilitate preparation and readiness for ART events.
  • Support the business outcome owners and delivery teams as necessary.
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal.
  • Risk and issue identification and management.
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice.
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning and demos.

Job Requirements:

  • Professional facilitation skills to empower the team through facilitation.
  • Ideally, experience of running distributed teams and distributed agile.
  • Exceptional listening, written and verbal communication skills including exceptional client facing/consulting skills.
  • Ability to run and facilitate core meetings and activities: Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, story writing, sizing, prioritising, Daily stand ups,
  • Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Experience in software development projects.
  • JIRA/Confluence experience (or other relevant tools). Making work visible though a Sprint board.
  • Stakeholder Management, Negotiation & Communication Skills.
  • Understand the value of team metrics and keep track of them to drive team performance.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe) etc.
  • Successfully applied Agile/XP/Scrum practices and introduced Agile techniques and have coached teams to apply them effectively.
  • Very strong technical background either as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Quality Analyst or Project Manager.
  • Matric certificate with relevant qualification.
  • Good understanding of business IT.
  • Proficient in managing scope in an Agile project and facilitating the user story lifecycle in close collaboration with the customer/Business
  • Outcome Owner, including breaking down complex requirements into independent user stories, capturing detailed acceptance criteria, building a release plan with user, managing the backlog, running showcases.

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pinelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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