Scrum Master, Finance
Cape Town, South Africa
2d ago

Key Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Define project initiative scope, goals and deliverables and associated project success criteria that support business goals in collaboration with business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, cross-functional teams and assigned development teams to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget and schedules for new project initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate strategic guidance and programme expectations to product managers, release train engineers, product owners, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Develop new project initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Direct and manage end to end project delivery including acting as a scrum master in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) approach.
  • Clearly identify stakeholders and keep them updated and engaged on an ongoing basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members, other scrum masters, product managers and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones, including full-scale project plans, using appropriate tools.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Assume responsibility for the agile team members and vendors.
  • Manage teams for optimal return on investment and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives.
  • Resolve project scope issues.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the agile team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Champion delivery success throughout the team and champion the early delivery of incremental benefits.
  • Ensure deliverables from team will form an integrated business solution.
  • Collaboratively identify and synchronize project inter-dependencies across multiple teams.
  • Ensure the program benefits remain viable throughout the program, communicating status and date changes and actively manage dependencies.
  • Assist product teams in making realistic commitments whilst communicating with business stakeholders.
  • Navigate changes and risks that affect the programs.
  • Facilitate effective resource allocation across the programs.
  • Evangelize Scrum and Agile Development best practices throughout the company.
  • Serve as a point of contact for geographically distributed teams.
  • Prepare executive status reports for business stakeholders, participate in portfolio review meetings and run executive steering committee meetings.
  • Help drive and improve the Program Management Office (PMO) processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement of best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Minimum of 3 years Project Management experience with the delivery of large IT solutions of which at least 2 years must be as a Scrum Master using a proven Agile approach
  • Good understanding of agile delivery methodologies.
  • Experience in managing the delivery of Business Transformation Programmes that utilise the following technologies : SAP ECC6 specialising in the functional area of FinanceSAP S / 4 HANA
  • Outstanding leadership, facilitation and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated.
  • Ability to drive multiple teams to deliver under tight timescales with finite resources.
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to step down to a team level in order to assist the team with delivery where required.
  • Excellent executive interaction skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and recognise the importance of long-term goals, as well as be committed to success.
  • Required Academic Qualifications and Certifications :

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Scrum Master certification would be an advantage with relevant Project Manager / Scrum Master experience
  • What will make you a good fit for the role?

    Standard career level descriptor for job level :

  • Seasoned and experienced professional
  • Has full understanding of specialisation area
  • Resolves wide range of issues in creative ways
  • Fully qualified, career level, career journey-orientated
  • Uses good judgement in selecting tools and methods to solve problems
  • Networks with senior internal and external people in own area of expertise
  • Receives little instruction on day-to-day work, receives general instructions on new assignments
  • Typically requires demonstrable related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree; or moderate level experience and a Master’s or equivalent degree;
  • or a PhD or equivalent degree without experience; or equivalent work experience

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