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IT Project Manager / Scrum Master 7869

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IT Project Manager / Scrum Master 7869

  • Location:

    Springfield, United States

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contact:

    Matt Boulanger

  • Job ref:

    572

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-31

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • The role will be key in getting a team of 4 developers in USA, 3 developers in Romania  to a more “predictable” delivery & comfortable in use of agile practices
  • Manage a team that is responsible for handling multiple feature enhancements & medium complexity initiatives
  • Works independently and with management on ensuring the team is working towards delivery of the work.
  • Introduce Scrum practices to the team, and use Jira to drive performance & sprint progress
  • Drives continuous improvement and efficiencies partnering with the Product Owner to ensure team continues to adopt agile practices & use of Jira
  • Drives delivery, attention to detail while focusing on the big picture, and integrating the two viewpoints into a single, cohesive delivery process.
  • Must work within an Agile development organization and integrate with non-agile service delivery partners


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Execution

  • Daily monitoring of execution & progress. This includes review of Jira board for the team, checking comments on issues & escalating accordingly if blocked. Partner with Delivery Lead and Tech Lead in the process/providing them insight into blocked work on the team execution.
  • Run daily huddle, and ensure team is on task 
  • Facilitate & prepare sprint reviews with the team (who will do demo, what work has been accomplished, has the goal been met) 
  • Outline and share risks/decisions and update on confluence
  • In order to improve execution & manage the factory model, perform retros with the team; also ensure team is adhering to team agreement 
  • Monitor slack and email constantly
  • Prep for sprint review meetings with each team slide - verifying data on the slide and making sure I know all of the details about what is happening; be prepared for questions
  • Manage dependencies with other teams and partner with their scrum master

Reporting

  • Sprint Review Reporting
  • Develop, manage, monitor and report on all project/program tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables; provide metrics and benchmarks on delivery processes and pipeline
  • Update at the beginning  of each sprint, the sprint dashboard and the prod support dashboard
  • Jira Set Up for the team

Coaching:

  • Coach team on items like sprint dashboard - ensuring work is complete, subtasks, unplanned work 
  • Build hierarchy in Jira with Senior Scrum Master in USA 
  • Coaching to ensure grooming improves for the team

Planning:

  • Work on sprint capacity updates based on the calendar
  • Being informed and involved in future requirements that need to be brought in
  • Update at the beg of each sprint, the sprint dashboard and the prod support dashboard
  • Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals
  • Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; coordinate across teams and with other project managers / scrum masters

 

Skills:

CAPABILITIES:

  • Agile Expert - including Confluence, Jira, Scrum, Kanban
  • Passionate about use of scrum & be able to provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to help team mature in use of agile delivery
  • Skilled facilitator and be able to run team meetings, advocate of agile team growth (with a focus to make team self organized)
  • Must be disciplined and flexible at the same time
  • Provide input into and/or influence business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects
  • Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT
  • Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency
  • Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)
  • Hold self and project team accountable for outcome
  • Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions
  • Proactively coach and mentor team members within your organization and across the enterprise
  • Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions
  • Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use
  • Be able to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills

 

 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 plus years of Agile project delivery experience required (Scrum Master certification preferred)
  • Experience in SAFe agile processes
  • Experience with software development teams and delivery methods
  • 5-7+ years of project/program management experience in IT organization
  • Familiarity with code development and database development processes
  • Experience with managing vendor delivery and relationships
  • Experience in delivering large scale data warehousing or business intelligence projects.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Retirement Services or Financial services experience