Delivery Lead (Scrum Master)

Delivery Lead (Scrum Master)

Job Title: Delivery Lead (Scrum Master)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gauteng
Reference: JN -122018-14479
Contact Name: Nicole Vine
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2019 14:06

Job Description


  • Deliver software development projects using Agile development methodology
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning and demos
  • Ensure agile processes are followed and work with the teams to help them adopt the process that works best for the team
  • Ensure project teams are practising the core principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Support the development managers and project leads as necessary
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Empower the teams to self-organize
  • Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible
  • Adapt project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks
  • Stakeholder management
  • Risk and issue identification and management
  • Dependency management
  • Communication to the team and outside of the team
  • Alignment with other customer projects and initiatives
  • Working with engagement managers to set up and correctly size the team


Skills and experience:

  • Very strong technical background either as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Quality Analyst or Project Manager
  • Involved with all aspects of software delivery and life cycle, from inception phase to UAT and delivery
  • Lead teams who delivered successful enterprise software development projects, most of which will have been working on bespoke built enterprise OO applications (ideally Java and C#)
  • Successfully applied Agile/XP/Scrum practices and introduced Agile techniques and have coached teams to apply them effectively, thanks to your Agile expertise and outstanding communication skills
  • Experienced in the role of Delivery Lead
  • Proficient in managing scope in an Agile project and facilitating the user story lifecycle in close collaboration with the customer/Product 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
  • Ideally experience of running distributed teams and distributed agile
  • Experience in software development projects
  • Flexible in working practices
  • Exceptional listening, written and verbal communication skills including exceptional client facing/consulting skills
  • Will have your own opinions about how to build great software and be prepared to defend them

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