Scrum Master - Argos, Bank, Property, Non-Food
J Sainsbury plc
GB-Coventry
1d ago

Scrum Masters are servant-leaders, with skills and tools to coach teams and organizations in understanding and applying Scrum and the Agile process.

They master several techniques for coaching, conversation, and facilitation in order to help people, teams, and organisations discover what works best for them.

Being a Scrum Master requires specific skills and traits.

Scrum Masters understand the people aspect of Scrum and how to work with people. Scrum Masters understand how Scrum Teams are formed.

Scrum Masters have the tools and ideas to get Scrum teams going, guide them along the way and help them continuously self-

develop to become successful through better collaboration.

What I need to do

You will report into the Development Manager, and work closely with all department Heads within D&T and the wider Sainsbury’s group.

Your main aim will be to support the smooth day to day running and maturing of the Scrum(s), to ensure that things get done, issues and impediments are unblocked and the team can run efficiently.

You'll have good knowledge of digital & technology processes (Agile) and be able to contribute at a senior level on all business problems.

How I will succeed

  • Assessing 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.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without blame 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
  • What I need to know

    This role would suit a pro-active, self-motivated, confident person with good organisational and communication skills with strong attention to detail.

    Extensive experience within Agile. You enjoy working with others and getting the best out of them.

  • You'll need to be diplomatic while in negotiations & troubleshooting.
  • Maintaining a high standard of attention to detail with clarity of communication. Ours is a fast moving environment so the ability to stay calm under pressure while giving clear direction is essential.
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role within an agile environment 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)
  • What I need to show

  • Doing everything possible to ensure delighting customers
  • Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile / Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organisation
  • 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
  • Skills and techniques to coach teams in understanding and applying Scrum
  • Work Locations

    Coventry Store Support Centre - WalsgraveCoventry Store Support CentreNorthview Walsgrave TriangleCoventryCoventryCV2 2SJ

    Employee Status

    PermanentAdvertised Salary : Competitive plus Benefits

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