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Sr. Agile Project Manager

Job Title:

Sr. Agile Project Manager

Location:

Bethlehem, PA, PA

Industry:

Information Technology

Duration:

6 month +

Job Description:

Role: Agile Project Manager 

 

Job Description:

The Sr Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of IT programs and projects. They will be accountable for developing detailed project plans and status reports as well as leading teams of developers and testers. The Sr Project Manager identifies and manages key milestones, timelines, deliverables, roadblocks and budget. The Project Manager supports the implementation process and ensures production readiness by coordinating all aspects of the business partnering with the COMPANY IT and production support teams.

 

Excellent communication skills are a "must " for this role.

 

Requirements:

  • Utilize Guardian's project management processes, methodologies and tools to ensure projects/programs are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.
  • Establish and champion recommended project requirements, design and planning standards including delivery methodology such as Agile, Lean, etc.based on project needs.  Act as change agent to promote Agile and establish continuous delivery processes.  Function as Scrum Master or manage Scrum or Scrums depending on need.
  • Work with project stakeholders to clearly define and manage expectations, objectives, assumptions, measurements, schedule scope, requirements, risks, issues, changes, metrics and success criteria, communication, change control and successful deployment.  After deployment, work with project stakeholders to measure project results, ensure achievement of business outcomes and successfully operationalize project deliverables.
  • Manage project planning, progress and close out meetings with project teams and stakeholders.
  • Develop, maintain and evolve project/program budget, costs and schedules.  Account for resource capacity, organizational change capacity, competing initiatives and project /program constraints.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives with specified quality levels.  Drive tough decision making, balancing business goals, technical implications and time to market.
  • Manage partner/vendor outsourcing engagements and foster accountability for deliverables, timeline and quality during program / project delivery.
  • Anticipate, track and drive others to resolve blocking issues, make tradeoffs and manage escalations to meet committed delivery timelines.
  • Actively communicate with project / program stakeholders.  Ensure alignment, visibility and transparency into all aspects of assigned projects and programs.  Prepare and communicate information for the appropriate audience level including presentations to senior management.
  • Drive change and provide continuous feedback on how project/program teams can work more efficiently.  Lead best practice improvement efforts in support of program and project management capability development.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of experience managing full life-cycle technical projects or programs of an increasingly large and complex scale in a related industry.
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline or 4+ years of equivalent work experience is required.  Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Experience in creating and managing complex, cross-team project plans; prior success in driving execution of large-scale project plans with teams in multiple time zones.
  • Experience managing software development efforts in distributed systems, developing large-scale web applications using Agile and Lean methodologies with in-house and outsourced teams. Strong experience in Agile is preferred along with partner / vendor management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical teams.
  • Experience driving change across companies or industries.
  • A solid grasp of the business side of technology with an understanding for metrics and analysis to deliver on business objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and be highly innovative in a related area;  software as a services, platform as a services, B2B marketplace, financial transactions, mobile platforms, EDI, etc.

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