DVT is a software development, technology consulting and related services company, with a few offices in South Africa and one in London and over 500 staff internationally.
We employ highly - skilled individuals (both permanently and on contract) in the fields of Business Analysis, Process Consulting, Business Architecture, Project Management, Development (Java 7 and .
Net) and Software Quality Assurance. The successful individual, comfortable in engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization recognizes the art of facilitation as one of the key skills of an Agile Coach and passionately lives the belief that technology not just enables business but will increasingly become one of the key drivers of successful 21st century businesses.
Relevant : Bachelor / Diploma in IT
Required : Any 2 or 3 professional accredited agile certifications (such as CSM, PSM II, SAFe, KANBAN)
Required : 6 - 10 years experience in the Agile world (as Scrum Master or other)
Required : 4 - 6 years experience in leadership / Agile Coaching role. Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years and was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
Required : 3 - 5 Agile Teams that you have been working with
Knowledge and / or experience with widely successful Agile techniques : User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example : numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
Previous experience as a team lead
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO) :
Come up with an Agile Transformation / or Agile maturity strategy to enable the team to increase their velocity and agile maturity
Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile / Scrum practices and values to delight customers
Guiding the team on how to get the most of out of self-organization
Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile / Scrum frameworks
Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Doing everything possible to ensure delighting customers