Introduction

 

The successful candidate will be part of a team of project managers as well fulfil the scrum master role, responsible for the management of Business and IT projects, managing scrum team as well as ensuring on time quality delivery according to agreed business requirements and parameters.

Duties &Responsibilities

 

Project Management

  •  Management and administration of IT and Business projects with respect to scope, time lines, resourcing and risks to ensure delivery according to agreed project parameters
  • Communication of strategic vision, business benefits and value to be gained by achieving the project objectives to project team members and beyond project team, including reporting of project status and risks to all stakeholders
  • Setting and management of expectations relating to projects
  • Building and managing relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, to ensure operational service delivery is maintained and business impact minimised
  • Planning, co-ordination and facilitation of project work according to agreed priorities
  • Management of project delivery, progress tracking, project risks and issues management
  • Management of changes to the agreed project scope and/or time line to preserve business commitments and re-alignment of project objectives with regards to scope and time line in the event of change

Scrum master

  • Facilitate the Scrum process: The Scrum Master ensures that the Scrum process is rigorously followed by the team. This includes conducting Scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Remove impediments: The Scrum Master is responsible for identifying and removing any impediments that may be preventing the team from delivering value. This could include anything from technical issues to team dynamics.
  • Coach the team: The Scrum Master is responsible for coaching the team on Scrum principles and practices. This includes helping the team to self-organize, and to continuously improve their processes.
  • Couch the team: The Scrum Master is responsible for protecting the team from outside distractions and interruptions. This allows the team to focus on their work and deliver value.
  • Facilitate communication: The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that there is clear communication between the team, the Product Owner, and any other stakeholders.
  • Ensure transparency: The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that the team’s progress is transparent to all stakeholders. This includes maintaining a visible product backlog and burn-down chart.

DesiredExperience & Qualifications

 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Project Management and exposure to scrum master role with ability to apply any methodology or tool suited to the context and nature of the project and environment
  • At least 10 years’ experience within a financial services company within an IT development environment, that follows agile principles will be an advantage
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within the field of Project Management, such as PM Diploma, PM degree,
  • PRINCE2 qualification or PMP, will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of and competent in applying project management principles
  • Knowledge of business products and processes and systems development life cycles

Interested?

 

We receive an overwhelming response to our adverts and it is not possible for us to speak to each applicant.  Therefore, your CV will be doing your talking, so please make sure your CV and introduction clearly shows how you match the requirements of this role.

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