This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 11 October 2016
Registers of Scotland

Individual Specialist - ScrumMaster

0 Incomplete applications

23 Completed applications

19 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 6 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Take ownership and drive through the delivery of digital projects utilising Agile practices, principles and frameworks ensuring an efficient process is maintained. Supporting skilled, self-organising multi-disciplined digital team to achieve commitments.
Defining project needs, feeding into the programme/portfolio process. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams.
Latest start date
Mid October + 2 weeks
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Registers of Scotland
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
As ScrumMaster you will be expected to provide the right level of support and education to the team for them to understand the value of why we do things. You will be competent and work closely with the Product Owner and Project Manager reporting and forecasting delivery of value at all times.
What the specialist will work on
Deliver projects/products using agile project management methodology/model, learning & iterating frequently
Work with Product Manager defining roadmap and vision for any product
Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process, prioritising work against the capacity/team capability
Support the team, remove impediments, breaking down barriers
Ensure team focus on delivering value with continuous flow and high quality deliverables
Produce reports to stakeholders
Capture, record, manage Risks, Issues, Dependencies and Assumptions
Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team
Participating in ScrumMaster community of practice, sharing/re-applying skills, knowledge and best practice.
Facilitates all Agile events ensuring objectives are met
Encourages/strives to ensure team implement eXtreme Programming engineering practices

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Meadowbank House,
153 London Road
Working arrangements
onsite 5 days per week
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Commercial experience as a ScrumMaster
  • Experience working in the Agile delivery models - such as SCRUM and/or KANBAN frameworks, together with XP engineering practices
  • Experience using TDD and/or BDD methodology in practice to drive development
  • Experience in delivering digital projects and products
  • Proven experience using agile project management methods
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Sound understanding of the digital landscape
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • End to end project lifecycle experience on a number of software development projects
  • Proven experience as an Agile Project Manager
  • Practical experience of introducing new efficient processes or concepts in the development environment
  • Ability to work to tight time scales in a commercially driven environment
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrable experience of actively being a team player
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Continuous Integration with Hudson/Jenkins
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Experience in transitioning Prince 2 project methodology or Waterfall approach to Agile approach

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. The same specialist opportunity "Individual Specialist - ScrumMaster" appears twice on your website. Is it the same opportunity or is the requirement for this opportunity 2?
There is a requirement for two Individual Specialists
2. Please could you provide contract length?
This contract will be required until 31st March 2017
3. Please could you provide day rate?
Registers of Scotland do not provide a maximum rate and expect suppliers to submit according to market rate.
4. Several of the specialists we have been discussing these roles with have already interviewed or are being seen this week via Harvey Nash, if these candidates are successful will these 2 roles be closed as we have seen this happen on several occasions on the DOS framework?
This is a new requirement and does not relate to any previous roles.
5. As regards to the next stage, are CVs going to be used instead of the skills and experience evidence spreadsheet to create a shortlist of 9 suppliers for interview? If so, what is the expected date when CVs will be required to be submitted?
A skills and experience evidence spreadsheet will still be used as the next stage, with CV's following after the 9 suppliers have been shortlisted. Apologies as I believe a previous question answered may have caused confusion.
6. The standard duration for DOS call-off contracts is 2 years with SOWs for each period. Will this opportunity have the standard 2-year call-off contract with the first SOW to 31/3/17, or is the call-off contract going to be explicitly made to 31/3/17? Doing the latter would not allow any option for RoS to extend the specialist after 31/3/17.
Apologies for the delay in responding however after clarification I can confirm the following points. This opportunity will have the standard 2 year call off contract with the first Statement Of Work to 31/03/17. It may then be reviewed by Registers of Scotland to decide on further action.
7. Is there a possibility the specialist will be required beyond 31/3/2017?
Yes, this is a possibility therefore the standard 2 year call off contract will be in place for this requirement.