Scrum Master

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
Contract Rate Open
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Scrum Master Croydon
Clearance Level
BPSS, DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Location- Fleet Street until April, then Croydon


First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for number of years for software development teams that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

- Knowledge of numerous 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)

Experience of working on large programmes having number of cross-functional teams.

Ability to articulate clearly technical challenges and dependencies to the management team.

Good understanding of SAFE principles and techniques.

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)

- Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- 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

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Key Responsibilities:

- Strongly serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers

- 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 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

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