Scrum Master (Financial Technology) needed at iRecruiters Africa Limited

4 weeks ago

Job title : Scrum Master (Financial Technology)

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : March 06, 2024

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Job Summary:

The company is looking to hire a resourceful Scrum manager who can effectively adopt agile principles and practices, foster efficient collaboration between teams, departments, and stakeholders to avoid misunderstandings, delays, and misalignments, improve transparency, and resolve blockers that may affect delivery on the job.

KPIs to measure performance that define success in this role.

  • Measure the teams velocity, which represents the amount of work completed in a given iteration (sprint). Consistent improvement in velocity over time may indicate increased team efficiency.
  • Track the time it takes for a user story or task to move from the “To Do” column to the “Done” column on the teams Kanban board. A shorter cycle time indicates faster delivery.
  • Monitor the sprint burndown chart to visualize the progress of work throughout the sprint. A smooth and steady burndown can indicate effective planning and execution.
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders during Sprint Reviews. Positive feedback and stakeholder satisfaction can be indicative of successful product increments.
  • Track the completion of action items identified during Sprint Retrospectives. A high completion rate indicates a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Measure the time it takes to resolve impediments. A shorter resolution time indicates the ability to quickly address issues that may hinder progress.
  • Measure the time it takes from the initiation of a new feature or user story until its completion. Reduced lead time indicates faster time-to-market.
  • Compare the actual completed work in a sprint to the planned work. Deviations may indicate challenges in estimation or planning.
  • Track how often the team can release new features or product increments. Frequent releases can demonstrate agility in responding to customer needs.
  • Measure the adoption of agile practices across the organization

Key Objectives;

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to Scrum Teams, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to ensure a deep understanding and effective implementation of agile principles and practices.
  • Facilitate Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective, ensuring they are conducted effectively and efficiently.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the team and the organization. Identify opportunities for enhancement and implement changes based on retrospectives and feedback.
  • Identify and address impediments that hinder the teams progress. Collaborate with other teams or stakeholders to remove organizational obstacles.
  • Foster a self-organizing and empowered team culture. Help the team take ownership of their work, make decisions, and continuously improve their processes.
  • Ensure transparent and effective communication between the development team and stakeholders. Keep stakeholders informed about progress, changes, and any impediments.
  • Track and report key agile metrics such as velocity, burndown charts, and cycle time. Use these metrics to assess team performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Identify and manage risks that may impact the successful delivery of the product. Work with the team and stakeholders to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Actively promote and reinforce the agile mindset within the organization. Encourage a culture of collaboration, adaptability, and customer focus.
  • Ensure that relevant documentation, such as release plans, sprint goals, and retrospective findings, is maintained. Facilitate knowledge sharing within the team and across teams.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate team members and stakeholders on agile principles, Scrum practices, and related topics.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Project Management, or related field. Any of the following: SAFe, CSM, A-CSM, PSM, etc. will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years and above cognate experience in the software technology industry.

Competencies Required:

  • Extensive experience in implementing Scrum and Agile practices;
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management;
  • High Adaptability,
  • Problem-solving mindset;
  • Excellent communication and Facilitation skills;
  • Strong Leadership Qualities.

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