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Agile Project Manager

  • Location

    Herefordshire, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alex Burgess

  • Contact email:

    alexburgess@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH22995_1615986364

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Alex Burgess

Gleeson Recruitment are currently supporting a rapidly growing retailer who are looking for an experienced Agile Project Manager to join their team on a permanent basis at their head office in Herefordshire.

Overview of the role

Responsible for managing high profile, enterprise-level projects using Agile principles, ensuring projects are appropriately planned, organised, lead and reported to meet objectives on time and on budget

Role Responsibilities

  • Use Agile development principles to deliver enterprise-level projects with an appropriate level of

planning and governance that provides the right balance of agility and predictability.

  • Manage several concurrent, high profile projects using Agile principles that may cross multiple business

units and 3rd party providers. Ensure projects are appropriately planned, organised, lead and reported

to meet objectives on time and on budget.

  • Lead and motivate the Scrum teams assigned to your projects, to deliver against their commitments

and remove blockers to the project.

  • Support the day to day running of the Scrum teams assigned to your projects by ensuring all agile

ceremonies run smoothly and have a productive outcome and impediments are removed

  • Empower the Agile project teams so that they are fully engaged in the project and understand the

business goals and objectives, so that they feel they are making a valuable contribution to the business

  • Manage sponsor and stakeholder expectations of project deliverables. Define, manage and deliver

project communications, including progress updates and steering groups.

  • Drive the practice of minimal viable product, ensuring core features of change are identified and

proritised to deliver early business value.

  • Work with the Architecture and Design authorities to ensure that solutions stay within the scope of the

project and MVP is always considered.

  • Responsible for the management of project risks, issues, dependencies and blockers, ensuring they are

communicated, managed and mitigated appropriately.

  • Proactively manage relationships with third parties during project activities; managing delivery

performance and adherence to agreed governance.

  • Work with the PMO to define, manage and implement a well-defined project governance process that

allows teams to work agile but with the appropriate level of governance to ensure project delivery

  • Work with the PMO to implement reporting that will track progress and delivery statistics and allow

measurement of adherence to best practice to better inform future planning and performance

  • Work with the PMO to continuously review and improve process and practice for Agile working and

governance, supporting the implementation, adoption of Agile best practice across the business

Competencies

Essential

  • Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle and practices, as well as expert knowledge

of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and when best to apply them

  • Strong and diverse experience of delivering multi-discipline business and technology projects using

agile methodologies

  • Experience of leading multi-function project teams including business and technology SME's. Strong

leadership, facilitation and coaching skills

  • Experience of delivering business transformation/legacy system replacement projects
  • Good level of technical understanding to provide credible leadership to the development community

and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

  • Demonstrates exceptional drive and tenacity to get things done and deliver business value;

understands the importance of commitments to delivery

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