Agile Project Manager

Neptune Technologies   •  

Tallassee, AL

Industry: Manufacturing

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 30 days ago

Position Summary

The Agile Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality by delivering business value with an agile mindset. This role is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods within a fast-paced environment across multiple business domains. The Agile Project Manager may play several different roles in actual practice:

  • A servant leader acting in a consultative role to drive agile disciplines that hold team(s) for accountable for delivery and continuous improvements
  • A techno-functional analyst that can coach teams to break down complex problems into organized epics/feature/story map.
  • A trusted partner that fosters strong relationships with business stakeholders, technical management, architects and engineering resources

In performing these functions, this individual will be expected to have high level of expertise across both traditional project management and Lean/Agile methods. This role understands how to structure change management plans that mature teams/stakeholders from a waterfall culture to Lean Agile mindsets.

Responsibilities

Agile Planning

  • Ensure organization of delivery processes including work entry, program incremental planning, feature/story level mapping, grooming, demos, and release plans
  • Ensure communications across stakeholder channels for clear understanding of priorities, status, risks, blockers, and decisions
  • Conduct capacity management

Team Management

  • Holding team accountable for their commitments and challenging them for continuous improvement
  • Conducting team ceremonies for stand-ups, grooming, retrospectives
  • Maintain high morale of team(s)
  • Managing customer expectations for deliverables and team working agreements
  • Capture performance measurements of team such as velocity, quality, lead time, and value
  • Prevention and/or removal of blockers that slow cadence

Release Engineering

  • Ensure integration and testing (QA, UAT) across team(s) for stable deployments
  • Coordination of user training and adoption of new functionality
  • Drive plans to ensure stable steady state production operations

Responsibilities

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or combination of education and experience.

Experience:

  • 8+ years of Technical Project Management experience
  • 3+ years of Agile Leadership experience as a Scrum Master or similar (preferred Scaled Agile Framework SAFe)
  • 4+ years in development of enterprise applications (ERP, CRM, BI, Data Warehouse etc.)
  • Basic technical abilities for SQL data analysis
  • Advanced understanding of software development lifecycles including service-oriented approach, UX design, and web application implementations
  • Experience driving and maturing continuous integration and quality automations
  • Workflow definition and management with Agile Project management tools such as JIRA, Rally or Version
  • Proven team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic agile work environment
  • Supported a metrics-driven data culture to drive accountability and transparency
  • Passionate problem solver and motivated self-starter including ability to analyze situation and recommend sound solutions and implementation strategies

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Scrum Master and/or Product Owner certifications
  • Experience working as hands on technical resource
  • Experience with MS Dynamics CRM, PowerBI, SAP ERP
  • Consulting experience

Location: Duluth, Georgia or Tallassee, Alabama (Travel required between locations.)

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