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  • Location

    Duluth

  • Job title:

    Sr. Agile Project Manager

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job type:

    Direct Hire

  • Job ref:

    7280

The Sr. Agile Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality by delivering business value with an agile mindset. This role is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods within a fast-paced environment across multiple business domains. The Agile Project Manager may play several different roles in actual practice.

Essential Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Manage several concurrent, high visible IT and technology projects from discovery through delivery.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the planning and execution of projects.
  • Lead Planning Sprint/Sprint0 to develop scope, schedule, milestones, sprint delivery and release plans.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Generate project metrics and status reports.
  • Measure project performance and keep leadership informed of key issues that may impact project completion, budget, or other results.
  • Collaborate with product ownership team to conduct UAT and User training before the release.
  • Contributes to the advancement and improvement of PMO best practices within the organization.

 

Agile Management

  • Responsible for managing several scrum teams concurrently.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives and demos with team and stakeholders
  • Partner with PO to maintain healthy backlog to ensure continuous pipeline of work.
  • Lead daily stand up/daily scrum calls, remove impediments/blockers to ensure teams are productive and sprint is on track.
  • Conduct sprint retrospective, work on process improvements.
  • Lead Sprint planning, work with scrum teams to ensure sprint is aligned with team capacity and velocity.
  • Work with Tech Leads to deliver the sprint backlog and prepare the team for sprint demos, deployments etc.
  • Timely escalate issues/blockers to stakeholders and leadership.
  • Maintain and Publish Agile KPIs like sprint velocity, burn-down, burn-up charts etc.
  • Identify and manage dependencies with other internal or external teams.
  • Coach/Mentor team on agile best practices.
  • Ensure JIRA and Confluence are the source of truth.

 

Education/Experience:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 6+ years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of IT or Technical Project Management experience, leading multiple teams/projects.
  • 3+ years of Scrum Master experience.
  • Knowledge of Agile approaches (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, etc.)
  • Experience using Agile performance metrics to drive team accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Previous experience managing enterprise level projects like ERP, CRM etc.
  • Experience managing Atlassian products or similar toolsets.
  • One or more of the following certifications preferred–
    • PMP
    • PMI-ACP
    • CSM
    • Any SAFe Certification
  • Understanding of JIRA and other Atlassian tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAFe Agile and Release Train process.
  • Prior development/technology experience

 Travel Requirements: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


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