Calance Job Opening

Job TitleAgile Project Manager - ID:35151
Start DateASAP
Job SkillsAjile, Project Management
LocationBeuna Park, CA
Date Posted01/14/2020

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Role: The Agile Project Manager (APM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating Infrastructure and Operations project teams. The goals are to:
Achieve a high level of performance and quality, and
Deliver agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users
The APM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

* Project Planning and Management
** Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

* Team Management
** Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

* Product Owner Support
** Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

* Process Management and Improvement
** Define and manage project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
** Set up a Program Management Office to track and monitor a portfolio of projects

* Team Building
** Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
A proven track record of successfully implementing IT Infrastructure / software / web development projects using Agile methodologies including 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred
Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with IT Infrastructure and/or application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
Experience overseeing multi-function and multi-vendor project teams
Balanced business/technical background:
o Must have prior experience in IT Infrastructure and Operations
o Knowledge of ITIL framework is preferred
o Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
o Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

Skills Required
BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
Very effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
In-depth knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Proven ability to lead IT Infrastructure / software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
o Agile Project Management tools such as Jira
o Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

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