Agile Project Manager (Data Management)
Local candidates only as in person interview is REQUIRED!!
Manages projects using best-practice processes to ensure timelines, budgets and needs of client are met or exceeded. This role evaluates project feasibility; establishing, developing, implementing, and controlling project plans; supporting operations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications and demonstrate the ability to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes IT project plans by determining project objectives, technology, systems, and information specifications, and schedules.
Identifies, prioritizes and tracks project risks and guides project team to successful mitigation of the risks.
Provides weekly status reports to IT Management by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
Supports operations by assisting in the resolution of technology, systems, and information issues; providing user training.
Work with Product Owner, Business Analyst, and individual contributors to ensure prioritized and groomed project backlogs have enough details, and are ready to be worked on without delays, ambiguity or rework.
Manage sprint planning and execution by identifying potential blockers and contingency plans
Facilitate the scoping of epics through story creation, sizing, and tasking.
Facilitate project management activities including but not limited to planning, communication, scope management, scheduling, status reporting, risk management.
Interact with functional organizations to establish priorities, resolve differences, make business trade-offs, and sequence initiatives to achieve long term goals
Make decisions and communicate trade-offs and risks; drive key decisions across projects.
Provide input into strategic planning and asset creation processes.
Ensure that cross-functional status is regularly presented at appropriate governance bodies
Influence executives, business units, and technology teams on Agile principles, values, how to build, grow, and maintain a thriving Agile organization at scale.
ESSENTIAL WORKER COMPETENCIES
Decision making skills including ability to escalate issues, risks, change requests, or other related issues to the Management and customers of a project as appropriate.
Ability to formulate recommendations to resolve issues and mitigate risks.
Proven ability to recommend and implement process improvements and changes.
Discernment and knowledge to follow chain of command when necessary; obtain supervisor approval of recommendations made or needed decisions deferred to Management or customers of a project.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Works ethically and with integrity supporting organizational goals and values.
Completes work in a timely manner and meets deadlines.
Meets productivity standards and achieves key outcomes.
Contributes to building a positive team spirit and treats others with respect.
Maintains confidentiality of information and uses information appropriately.
Fosters collaboration toward a common vision and shared goals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & DESIRED SKILLS
Bachelor s degree in relevant/related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience, plus 5 years of Information Technology experience.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Expert in Microsoft Project, Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Prior experience with Data Management projects.
Experience with the Rally, Atlassian stack (JIRA, Confluence) preferred.
Experience working with globally distributed sites and teams