Agile Program Manager

Duluth, GA 30099

Posted: 04/25/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Program Manager Job Number: 52574

The Agile Program Manager will be primarily responsible for serving as a program manager for the Representative Experience improvement initiative. The Agile Program Manager will also assist with transforming teams to agile framework and may at times act as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer (RTE).


REQUIRED SKILLS
  • 3-5 years’ experience delivering software using an agile framework (e.g. Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban) in a key
  • Agile role such as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and/or Program Manager/Project Manager
  • CSM certified
  • SAFe certified
  • PMP or PMI-ACP certified
  • Created or ran an Agile Release Train (ART) as an RTE


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Excellent communicator – verbal and written
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Experience with risk mitigation strategies
  • Ability to understand the program objectives, vision and KPIs to help drive key program initiatives to completion
  • Experience creating and facilitating Agile training / workshops
  • Experience working with large, small, remote, and co-located agile teams
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile practices: User story development and estimation, Five Levels of Agile Planning, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing, etc.
  • Experience with common processes and tools that support Agile methodologies such as VersionOne Lifecycle (preference), CA Agile Central, Jira, etc. as well as traditional PM tools such as Microsoft Project


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Act as a program manager, coach, and/or a facilitator for the program, which may consist of multiple project and product teams
  • Remove roadblocks that could impede delivery of key program deliverables
  • Ensure adherence of application of Agile methods and practices
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Product Owners and other key stakeholders to help maintain progress towards program objectives
  • Negotiate scope changes with the team
  • May facilitate planning which may include agile and traditional planning methods
  • Monitor/balance tasks among the delivery team with capacity planning
  • Track the progress of user stories throughout sprints and keep the team on track towards their commitments
  • Facilitate PI planning, sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, system demo, and scrum of scrum ceremonies
  • Keep everyone focused on delivering business value
  • Proactively identify performance issues and opportunities for action
  • Influence situations through suggestions, training, and advice on both straight-forward and complex issues, collaborating with other decision makers on day-to-day activities
  • Practice the art of servant leadership and work to garner respect from the team
  • Proactive use of metrics and measurement to improve team and train level improvements and deficiency
  • Align with stakeholders on training, visioning, road-mapping, and release planning

 
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