Allegis Group, Inc

  • Manager - Agile Program Management Office

    Job Locations US-MD-Hanover
    Job ID
    2019-1210
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ​Job Summary: 

    The IS Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating the APMO’s team of Agile Coaches to achieve a high level of performance and quality in enabling the technology teams to deliver exceptional business value to users.  The IS Manager is expected tolead and manage the training, coaching, implementation and support of new and existing capabilities as it relates to Agile methods and processes needed to meet the current and future needs of the business.  This role is responsible for ensuring the Agile Coaches are well positioned to enable teams using various agile methods in a fast paced environment that may cross multiple operating companies and support organizations

    Essential Functions:

    • Establishes direction and clear sense of meaning to inspire teams to create their own connection and passion to the business goals
    • In partnership with the Scrum Master, drives team members to leverage or develop well-defined practices and processes that aid in increasing productivity and minimizing waste to ensure work is delivered on time, within budget, adhering to high-quality standards and meeting customer expectations
    • Manages deliverables, risks, status, and quality elements throughout the lifecycle for work efforts; validates operational readiness for production launches
    • Establishes metrics, reports and measures progress toward goals and effectively communicates progress to appropriate stakeholders
    • Assists the delivery manager in identifying and implementing best practices as defined within the Agile Portfolio Management Office (APMO) and SDLC standards and champions ongoing process improvement initiatives
    • Anticipate and identify tasks required to support change processing including performing change impact analysis, assigning tasks to project team members, verbally communicating complex issues, verifying that tasks are completed, and communicating implementation status

    Responsibilities

    Supervisory or Management Responsibility:
    • Management responsibility for the APMO's Agile Coaching Office team, including hiring, leadership, development and accountability for performance.
    • Acts as Coach-Leader, coaching others in their development as a leader and/or a more complex problem solver, and focuses on helping others formulate their development agenda
    • Assists 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 team members
    • Promotes empowerment of the team and team members, ensures that each team member is fully engaged and making a meaningful contribution, and encourages a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
    • Communicates and engages with highly-technical knowledge workers and Agile experts.  Able to challenge team member's thought processes to drive them to better solutions.
    • Establishes operational/team objectives and goals.
    Budget Responsibility:
    • Contributes to the development of departmental budgets and actively manages budget to plan
    • Shares fiscal responsibility for the organization's Agile investments and future planning of the organization's spend​

    Qualifications

    Minimum Education and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems, or equivalent
    • Minimum of 7+ years of Information Technology experience
    • Experience leading multi-function teams with at least 7-15 

      team members.
    • Experience with enterprise-scale applications
    • Experience working in an offshore/onshore collaborative environment
    • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
      • Microsoft Project, Visio, and MS Office
      • VersionOne, Trello, Jira, Confluence
      • Agile (Scrum, KanBan) experience
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of Agile Coaching experience
    • Experience with SAFe implementations.
    • SPC 4.6 certification preferred
    • Agile Coaching Certification preferred
    • Experience with Lean portfolio management, and governance
    Skills/Abilities:
     
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems, or equivalent
    • Minimum of 7+ years of Information Technology experience
    • Experience leading multi-function teams with at least 7-15 

      team members.
    • Experience with enterprise-scale applications
    • Experience working in an offshore/onshore collaborative environment
    • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
      • Microsoft Project, Visio, and MS Office
      • VersionOne, Trello, Jira, Confluence
      • Agile (Scrum, KanBan) experience
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of Agile Coaching experience
    • Experience with SAFe implementations.
    • SPC 4.6 certification preferred
    • Agile Coaching Certification preferred
    • Experience with Lean portfolio management, and governance
    Core Competencies:
    • Customer Service
    • Building Relationships
    • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
    • Self-Motivation/Self Starter
    • Leading Self and Others

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