City of London, London
£600 - £700 per day
Agile Scrum Master - London/Lloyds Insurance Market - City - Contract
Harrington Starr are working a global provider of specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products who are currently looking for an Agile Scrum Master to lead a team focusing on the development and implementation of key integration capabilities across a number of strategic underwriting platforms
- Defining Agile processes to be adopted by the development team, in agreement with the Senior Developer and in alignment with Agile best practice guidelines
- Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices mentoring staff on the new processes as required, and ultimately owning the process to deliver software products and associated value to business customers
- Initiating the scrum, creating and maintaining the Product Backlog and other artefacts to support tracking and reporting
- Guiding the team on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
- Arranging daily stand-up meetings, schedule & facilitate meetings, demonstrations and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process
- Plan and organise Agile Ceremonies as required e.g. Missions, Epics & Sprint Planning and Retrospective meetings
- Asses the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
Skills and Experience
- Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team(s) that was diligently applying Scrum principles, theory and practices
- Proven delivery capability, supported by specific examples
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
- Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach e.g. Burndown reporting, Retrospective formats, handling bugs in the Product Backlog
- A clear understanding of the difference between Missions, Epics and Sprints
- Knowledge of different Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc. and Agile tools e.g. JIRA