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Agile Scrum Master

Agile Scrum Master - Coventry


J&C Associates are proud to be partnered with a large tech consultancy who are working with an exciting client based in Coventry and are looking for an experienced Agile Scrum Master to join the team.


The Release Train Engineer facilitates Agile Release Trains process and execution.

They escalate impediments, manage risk, help assure value delivery and help drive continuous improvement.

They are a servant leader at the programme level and encourage collaboration between Agile teams and other groups such as Release Management and Shared Services.

The Release Train Engineer assists with PI Planning, ART synchronisation and is able to work with other stakeholders to ensure strategy and execution alignment.

The Release Train Engineer is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART).

The RTE's focus is to deliver value by managing programme level processes and execution against programme release goals.

In this capability, the RTE is concerned with the long-term health and ability of the ART to deliver value at a sustainable pace and foster a culture of continuous learning, self-inspection and improvement.

They have a solid grasp of how to scale Lean and Agile practices and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large programme.



Key duties

Assists execution and tracking of delivery within the ART using agile tools such as the ART Kanban
Facilitates ART level ceremonies such as PI Planning, Scrum of Scrums, Sprint Demos, Inspect and Adapt etc.


Facilitate programme level ceremonies such as PI Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshops, Product Owner (PO) sync, System Demoss and Scrum of Scrum
Escalate programme level risks and issues needing management attention
Manage dependencies between delivery teams within or across various Release Trains
Ensures Capability [Product] Managers and Owners are effectively communicating their vision and requirements
Facilitates release planning readiness and the Release Planning Meeting
Co-ordinates and facilitates interactions with all shared services teams, including Release Management
Ensures collaboration and dependency management within and between ARTs
Monitors, manages and escalates impediments and risks across the ART
Helps drive ART level continuous improvement by identifying issues or opportunities and coaching agile teams
Provide visibility into gaps, issues, risks and opportunities across Agile teams, escalating where applicable and resolving where possible
Track and manage execution against programme release goals
Ensure continuous communication between Product Owners and programme stakeholders including Product Managers and Subject Matter Experts
Support setting and communication of programme priorities to teams
Provide visibility into gaps, issues, risks and opportunities across Agile teams, escalating where applicable and resolving where possible
Aggregates and drives team Program Increment (PI) objectives into Programme / Release objectives to ensure alignment with business and successful delivery
Mentor and coach to Agile Release Train (ARTs) on Agile/Lean/SAFe Principles

Relevant Knowledge, skills and competencies
· Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
· Ability to work with technical teams
· Ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships
· Ability to enact change quickly
· Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills
· Significant experience as an RTE or Scrum Master
· Experience in facilitation/moderation of large-scale events and workshops
· Successful track record with agile methodologies
· 3+ years of project experience in an agile environment
SAFe SASM, RTE or other advanced certification preferred


If this sounds like the role for you, please apply ASAP to be considered!


Agile Scrum Master - Coventry