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Agile Project Manager

Job Summary

Location:
Dallas, TX

Last Date to Apply

Last Date to Apply: 
Feb 28, 2013
Qualification: 
Others
Designation: 
Project Manager - IT/ Software
Desired skills: 

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills
  • Able to adapt to change and lead others through change
Job Type: 
Temporary/ Contractual
No of Vacancies: 
0
Experience:
5 - 10 Years

Job Description

Summary

  • Facilitates agile ceremonies
  • Ensures teams risk management occurs
  • Responsible for dependency management
  • Represents team’s commitments but does not make them
  • Champions agile values, principles and practices
  • Does not assign tasks – enables self organization
  • Removes impediments
  • Embodies Servant Leadership

 

Overall Purpose: Conducts end to end project management activities and leads one or more delivery teams to successfully deliver complex projects which may span multiple regions, functions and or business units.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads delivery teams to deliver quality working tested software each iteration.
  • Facilitates agile ceremonies including Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Demonstrations and Retrospectives.
  • Works to closely with the Product Owner and Product analyst to help team understand the vision and roadmap.
  • Participates in Product Definition team to help groom and prioritize the backlog as well as prepare stories to the right level for the delivery team.
  • Responsible for ensuring risk, change and dependency management are effective. Tracks and reports on project schedule and cost and communicates to Program office and stakeholders.
  • Ensures timely decision making occurs at the appropriate level and that escalation is done as necessary.
  • Mentors the team on agile values, principles and practices.
  • Acts as liaison with regions, IT, vendors and others as needed, providing communication and status regarding the progress of the project.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor Degree or related experience preferred
  • Experience: At least 3-5 years related experience preferred with agile experience a plus.
  • PMP Certification preferred.

 

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills
  • Able to adapt to change and lead others through change