Project Manager (Scrum Master)

Anglo Technical Recruitment Ltd
London (Greater)
17 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CV Submission Deadline: 19/06/2018 @ 16:25


Key Tasks and Deliverables

The Scrum Master will work alongside HMRC resources to:

• Deliver software development projects using Agile development methodology
• Organise and facilitate project planning, regular 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 work package 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 Product 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 work package plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks
• Support the Product Owner and Delivery Team in completing the Sprint goals by working to remove impediments and policing Scrum principles
• Help facilitate the Scrum Ceremonies and ensure Jira is kept up to date
• Provide daily updates to scrum of scrum
• Guide and Coach Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
• Motivate and guide the Scrum team to achieve self-organization
• Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be easily raised with an emphasis on continuous improvement and problem solving
• Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
• Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable, efficient and comfortable for the team and organization
• Support the education of the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog including writing user stories and test driven development.
• Support C&IT cultural change and transformation

Required Skills:

• Experience of scaled Agile methods
• Understanding of Test-driven development (TDD), Business Driven Development (BDD)
• Understanding of Devops
• Experience of scaling Agile within a delivery programme
• Implementation of JIRA, JIRA Agile and Confluence
• 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
• Successfully applied Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban practices and introduced Agile techniques and have coached teams to apply them effectively
• 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
• Background in development
• 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

Highly Desirable Skills and Experience:

• Experience of a scaling Agile using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
• Experience of managing the on-boarding of new staff and addressing the risks when the dynamics of a Scrum team changes
• Knowledge and experience of delivery within a Service Oriented Architecture
• Knowledge of Business Process Management tools, their use and delivery

CV Submission Deadline: 19/06/2018 @ 16:25


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