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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Old Mutual Limited (OML) is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets in 14 countries.

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    Senior Scrum Master

    Job Description

    This role is responsible for managing one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost, within the OMSA project governance framework. The incumbent is individually accountable for achieving results through the efforts or others, for periods of 3 months to 1 year.

    Senior Scrum Master’s primary responsibility is managing the self-organizing, self-managing team achieve its goals. Scrum Masters do this by facilitating, teaching and coaching team practices, implementing and supporting SAFe principles and practices. Senior Scrum Master manages the team to coordinate with other teams in the programme. Manages the daily activities of the project, mentors the team and track and monitor the progress of the project.

    • Facilitate the team engagements for better efficiency of the team. Bringing stakeholders and team closer to ensure total alignment on work required.
    • Facilitate the removal of impediments for the team.
    • Facilitate events such as; daily stand-up meetings, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives, and decision-making processes in order to ensure optimal value.
    • Acts as a safeguard for the team.
    • Aligns across other teams at Scum of Scrums to improve overall programme delivery.
    • Leads team effort in relentless improvement.
    • Builds a high-performing team, focuses on ever-improving team dynamics and performance, and coaches the team in self-management.
    • Facilitates preparation and readiness for ART events.
    • Ability to run and facilitate core meetings and activities: Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, story writing, sizing, prioritising, Daily stand ups, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives.
    • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe) etc. so that they can explain other methodologies to motivate their team if needed.
    • Professional facilitation skills to empower the team through facilitation.
    • Understand the value of team metrics and keep track of them to drive team performance.
    • Stakeholder Management, Negotiation & Communication Skills.
    • Empower the team through coaching.
    • JIRA/Confluence experience (or other relevant tools). Making work visible though a Sprint board


    • Agile Methodologies, Problem Solving, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Virtual Project Management


    • Bachelors Degree (B): Project Management, Diploma (Dip): Project Management (Required), Matriculation Certificate (Matric) (Required)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Old Mutual on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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