The Scrum Master will be working within a strategic technology led change programme (consisting of multiple workstreams) to deliver three key objectives for the organisation.
Responsible for creating, planning, managing, and delivering solutions using agile methodology values, principles, and practices.
Create appropriate Sprint boards and tickets that align to the Programme Plan
Maintain the product backlog, (refining where necessary), undertake sprint planning meetings including Retrospectives
Plan and facilitate scrums, sprints, retrospective meetings, and daily stand-ups
Works closely with the Project Manager to ensure prioritisation and delivery of JIRA tickets / backlogs align to the project deliverables and successful benefit realisation
Work closely with the Project Manager and 3rd party supplier to ensure successful delivery of milestones and capabilities as outlined in the project plan.
Ensuring resources are directed, managed, and motivated, (and performance managed) ensuring Work closely with the Project Manager to plan and manage deployment of physical and financial resources to meet project milestones
Coach team members in Agile frameworks and guide to higher scrum maturity
Work in partnership with the 3rd party supplier to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality parameters and escalating where appropriate.
Ensure that key handover points into, and out of the 3rd party supplier meet the entry and exit criteria required to achieve a quality throughput
Ensure that appropriate governance controls are adhered to in terms of decision making and change control
Ensure timely escalation to Programme Manager, Planning Delivery Manager, and Risk Manager of any risks to delivery
Skills and Experience:
Demonstrable success as an outstanding scrum master with excellent interpersonal, project management, and problem-solving skills.
Certified scrum master, with 5+ years of experience as a scrum master.
Proven record of delivery within time, cost, and quality
Demonstrable success and experience of being able to work at pace, whilst managing competing and conflicting demands
Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, backlog refinement, retrospectives, etc)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, JIRA, Confluence, and project management software tools
Experience of working with, and supervising technical SMEs
Demonstrable experience of ability to translate technical content into business language for various stakeholders
Experience of strong risk management and mitigation controls
Strong analytical and problem-solving individual who is a critical thinker who can challenge and proactively identify solutions