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Project Manager - Agile
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Posted on Feb 8
Project Manager – Agile
Serves as primary point of contact for the Divisional Stakeholders to understand the business requirements, developing effective working relationships and on-going management processes for the delivery of the portfolio.
Partners with companywide business owners and Information Services team members to develop and maintain product development, system integration and organizational readiness projects.
Partner with business owners to create and maintain backlog requests and enhancements into Information Services.
Coordinate with divisional business owners and Information Services resources to develop and maintain production release plan, including committed versus desired.
Identifies and creates clarity on the top priorities, making them visible to all Information Services and business divisions.
Evaluate, negotiate, and prioritize requests for effective portfolio management including definition of project scope.
Clearly identifies and escalates blockers that will impact project delivery. Ensures blockers have owners and target resolution dates.
Facilitate appropriate communication methods and tracking tools to ensure identification and management of portfolio requests. Project Request prioritizations are published and communicated on a monthly basis.
Work with Information Services to identify appropriate resources for definition and validation requirements / specifications within project scope.
Reviews and analyzes information, forecasts, methods, schedules, systems, processes, and procedures.
Analyzes requirements and procedures to automate and improve existing business systems.
Responsible for overseeing and consolidating Portfolio reporting to stakeholders, maintains and evangelizes the portfolio process across the organization on a regular basis.
Ensures the portfolio customers feel valued, complete Quarterly 1/1 meetings with key stakeholders across each area, partner with the divisions on to foster a culture of shared success.
Contribute to, support, and promote identification of best practices, and use of all portfolio and project management tools, techniques, and methodologies within the Information Services team.
Superior project planning skills with the ability to handle large workload, facilitate the activities of dynamic workgroups.
Able to look at the big picture, speculate and conceptualize outcomes and identify trends.
Work closely with other members of the Information Services Leadership Team to deliver departmental KPI’s and ensure the business benefits and return on investment are realized.
7+ years of experience in Project Management focused on interacting with a variety of cross-functional teams.
5+ years of experience in successfully leading and managing large sized application deployments, process improvement projects with average complexity.
Working knowledge of project management lifecycle and techniques.
Strong quantitative and analytical reasoning skills.
Must be proficient in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.
Must have an understanding of the software development lifecycle.
Comfortable with change – know how and when to be effective, successful change agents.
Proven leadership with effective negotiation, interpersonal and partnering skills.
Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills.
High degree of organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail.
Team oriented for collaboration.
Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Strong, effective decision-making skills.
Ability to determine the right resources needed to effectively perform job assignments.
Knowledge of Portfolio Management.
Experience with Kanban / agile / scrum methodologies.
Business analysis methodologies and experience.
Software development lifecycle, application deployment and information systems planning experience.
Working knowledge of SharePoint, JIRA, Collaboration & Project Management Tools.
Has successfully managed virtual teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field or combination of education and experience in a business discipline (HR, Finance, Computer Science, MIS, and Project Management). Master’s degree preferred.
Project Management Certification required (PMP)
Additional certifications preferred, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
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