Consulting Iteration Manager

Glen Allen VA 23060 Suite 500

Job Description

The candidate should be well versed in Agile Cadence and able to manage multiple work-streams with competing priorities. Should be able to manage the challenges using Agile Ceremonies along with mentoring and coaching of team members and executive. Should be able to manage all Agile Ceremonies with clear demarcation between PRE-WIP and WIP Activities. Should be able to demo the value of business deliverables with the assistance of the team using Show and Tell.

This position is responsible for providing direction to a team of IT Project Managers. Responsibilities include the administrative duties of hiring, purchasing of equipment, conducting employee reviews, staffing and other resource management tasks. Provides guidance and mentoring to staff. Participates in budget preparation and tracking of finances.
  • Provides direction to a team of IT Project Managers.
  • Performs administrative duties of hiring, purchasing of equipment, conducting employee reviews, staffing and other resource management tasks. 
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to staff. 
  • Participates in budget preparation and tracking. 
  • Estimates feasibility, time and effort of projects and tasks via the Project Portfolio Management committee. 
  • Supports projects through appropriate resource assignments.  
  • Guides and monitors projects and tasks to successful completion. 
  • Maintains procedures and processes to ensure quality control. 
  • Sets team goals and prioritizes tasks to align with company and department objectives and communicates these goals to team members. 
  • Measures progress and results of team performance.
  • Ensures that project managers understand and follow best practices for software development and project management.
  • Recommends, develops and implements repeatable project management processes and best practices.   
  • Manages all aspects of team staffing including hiring, employee retention, employee development and training.   
  • Assists staff in maintaining constant communication with customers, both internal and external, to facilitate analysis and troubleshooting to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Provides status reports to Management as appropriate, highlighting risks and issues.
  • Helps prepare and manage budget.

Agile:

  • Coaches and mentors other IT Project Managers in lean/Agile methods.
  • Drives servant leadership and coaches other IT Project Managers on this quality.
  • Empowers the teams to be self-organizing.
  • Empowers the teams and stakeholders to make decisions.
  • Measures and reports progress frequently using agile metrics.
  • Creates Product Roadmap and Release Plan in partnership with POs and IMs.
  • Leads coordinating practices in Agile methods such as Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Grooming etc.
  • Coaches and assists Product Owners in prioritization, 3-Amigo Reviews and other PO activities.
  • Leads and facilitates Scrum of Scrums with related projects/teams.

Traditional:

  • Develops and maintains project charters, detailed project plans, weekly status updates and provides problem resolution.
  • Creates and maintains WBS, RACI, Stakeholder Register and detailed Project Management plan.
  • Manages dependencies across projects.
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis.
  • Leads in the establishment and facilitation of internal IT project.

General Job Information

Title

Consulting Iteration Manager

Grade

28

Job Family

Info Technology Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

10/1/2019

Date Requisition Created

9/17/2019

Work Experience

IT, Project/Program Management

Education

Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

CSM - Certified Scrum Master - Enterprise, PMP - Project Management Professional - Enterprise

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • 10+ years related experience including a minimum of 3+ years of planning, leading and maintaining high quality, projects.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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