Scrum Master (Midrand)
Johannesburg North, South Africa
2d ago

Job Description : Job Function :

Job Function :

This requirement will be across multiple projects within the organisation. The key projects included in the responsibility are Network Management Big Data projects.

The Scrum Master will be responsible for managing projects on behalf of Vodacom.

Job Requirements : Responsibilities :

Responsibilities :

  • Taking responsibility for all aspects of the delivery of projects.
  • Coordinates all project activities
  • Coordinates Agile implementation across all projects
  • Interfacing with Customer regarding product releases to ensure delivery of functionality as committed to Customer.
  • Motivate and inspire team members and maximize the team’s potential
  • Encourage self-organization within the team and empower team members to make important decisions, estimate work done and improve their collaboration on the project
  • Monitor project progress, provide timely feedback, and drive a culture of agility and learning
  • Guide the team in implementing Agile methodology rules to deliver rapid and reliable business products
  • Support Product Owners to find methods to effectively manage the product backlog
  • Help communicate the Product Owner’s wish list to the project team
  • Organize scrum events as necessary
  • Remove impediments so the team can focus on the work at hand and follow scrum practices
  • Managing the requirement gathering from internal and external customers.
  • Following the change Management Process and ensuring that it is compiled to by all members of the team.
  • Preparing and planning projects, and driving those plans through to a successful conclusion.
  • Managing and tracking effort and progress and highlighting ways to keep the project on track in spite of issues can do attitude is essential.
  • Delivering the resultant projects on time and to budget, managing expectations and handling issues as required.
  • Mitigating risks and addressing issues to ensure timely completion of project milestones.
  • Ability to clearly monitor and report to Bytes Universal Systems senior management and Customers on project progress with respect to effort, cost and duration and key milestones.
  • Manage risks and issues and be in a position to concisely present status at any time to management.
  • Represent Bytes Universal Systems stakeholders at customer meetings and presentations.
  • Mentoring and review of engineers leveraging individual skills to maximise effectiveness.
  • Managing teams of varying sizes.
  • Maintaining group dynamic to facilitate individuals working as a team.
  • Providing clear leadership to the team and making informed decisions on various options presented.
  • Highlight and ensure alignment of all aspects of the client programme including projects, enhancements, resources and stakeholders, in terms of objectives, scope, status and progress.
  • Support demand management through understanding internal and external targets and milestones and monitor these through agreed processes while highlighting and communicating those with a potential for non- or late delivery.
  • Provide input to demand management prioritisation incorporating both programme elements (e.g. projects, enhancements) and resourcing.
  • Create, maintain, monitor and communicate the Programme Roadmap in an agreed format for executive communication as required.
  • All changes to the scope and execution of the roadmap will be appropriately controlled.

  • Monitor the Programme delivery according to the defined and agreed Vodacom SDLC / methodology. This includes ensuring documentation is maintained in the agreed form within the correct defined central repository structures.
  • Maintain and monitor the Communication Plan as support for Programme Communication. This includes stakeholder, information distribution lists and planned communication, and ensures that communication expectations are known and followed (e.
  • g. monthly reporting, executive updates).

  • Follow defined risk and issue escalation processes to appropriate stakeholders as part of communication and stakeholder management
  • Experience Required :

    5+ years’ experience in a Scrum Master role within IT development environment

    Experience and certification in one of the following Project Management Methodologies :

    Agile Methodologies (SCRUM, SAFe)

    Essential Competencies :

    Strong leadership and vision.

    Formal and informal communication

    Customer Interaction.

    Project development lifecycle.

    Design and development methodologies.

    Strong understanding of the development process.

    Communication, interpersonal skills, enquiring.

    Always seeks win / win situations - analytical, creative, takes the initiative.

    Results oriented with ability to distinguish between needs and wants

    Ability to comprehend technical issues

    Enjoys planning and executing

    Demonstrate vision of end goal and ability to communicate same to team.

    High energy and commitment does what it takes attitude

    Ability to handle pressure well

    Advantageous Competencies :

    Implementation of projects in the telecommunications industry

    Implementation of medium to large scale software development projects

    Having worked as a client facing Scrum Master, managing delivery from 3rd party vendors

    Intimate knowledge of tools such as Jira & Confluence

    Having solid experience in transformation projects (implementing Agile)

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