The Agile Manager is as intimate outsider who can champion the software development/delivery team and cheer them through their challenges. He/she is a servant leader and enabler, responsible for building and managing an agile delivery or service team, setting the team up for success and then supporting them from the outside. As the role is evolving, there are some additional project management activities that fall under the Agile Manager.
Support the Scrum Master (SM) and team in resolving organizational impediments that they cannot resolve themselves
Support the team in shielding them from external distractions
Support the SM and team in identifying areas for improvement
Support the SM in developing a lean perspective that focuses on flow and the elimination of waste
Support the SM in identifying relevant metrics to provide insight into team health and performance
Support the team in advocating for investments into activities that would improve the quality, cost, or required effort of future products (automation, templating, standards)
Supervisory or Management Responsibility:
Building and optimizing the team and skillsets required to support the Product Owner (PO) vision
Developing and nurturing the team (hiring, training, growth plans, evaluations)
Providing working environment, resources needed by the team (physical space, software, hardware)
Providing a safe environment for teams to fail fast and solve their own problems
Effectively distribute resources across teams to maximize team value delivery, rather than striving for resource utilization
Understanding the downsides of task switching between projects; the agile manager is in a position to formulate a new resource management model that helps strong teams form and stay together for continued value delivery
Building and maintaining staffing and/or technology vendor relationships
Financial Tracking and Reporting using tools such as Fieldglass and Planview
Decision Making Level:
Establish operational/team objectives and goals.
Evaluate conceptual aspects of technical designs of applications, systems and solutions to ensure sound decisions and investments are made in accordance with application architecture governance policies and standards.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience using appropriate Agile tools such as Jira, Version One or others
Experience managing teams on large-scale projects with multiple work streams
Experience working in an offshore/onshore collaborative environment
A proven track record of successfully implementing enterprise-level application development using SCRUM/Agile methodologies including
o 5+ years of experience managing teams in a high-tech development environment.
o PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Project Managers, Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
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
Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value
Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:
Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the big picture view
Able to identify and understand complex problems/issues and develop solutions
Strong leadership, group facilitation, organizational, analytical, and communication skills
Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, and all Office Tools
Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
Initiative and Drive
Leading Self and Others
Since our company was founded in 1983, the Allegis Group Companies continue to be an organization of employees who are driven to succeed and motivated by a strong desire to serve others. We seek to understand our, customers', consultants' and contract employees' needs and challenges in order to fully meet and exceed their expectations. We provide opportunities for job seekers that align with their skill sets and career ambitions and match our customers' expectations. We constantly partner with our colleagues to further the overall objectives of the organization and we embrace opportunities to give back to the communities where we live and work.
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