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Role Summary: The Agile Project Manager will be responsible for leading the successful execution of one or more value streams (Software Release Trains) to support the delivery of strategic software products. The Agile Project Manager is a hybrid role that properly balances agile leadership and program management to help software development teams plan, build and deliver solutions more efficiently.
Essential Responsibilities: This role will evolve into the Release Train Engineer (RTE) within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will facilitate SAFe processes and execution, resolve and escalate impediments, manage risks, help assure value delivery, and drive continuous improvement.
The Agile Project Manager will act as execution lead of a distributed multi-team software effort delivering value to customers. You will closely partner with Customer Program Managers, Product Line Management and Engineering leaders to define value stream program objectives, and drive elaboration of specific release train deliverables, plans, cost estimates and schedules. The Agile Project Manager will be a servant leader to the Agile teams, driving impediment removal and continuous risk reduction to enable successful software delivery.
In addition, you will:
Coordinate implementation of all the product features over the multiple iterations within a Program Increment (PI) working closely with team ScrumMasters and Product Managers
Manage the PI plan, issues, roadblocks, dependencies, and work with Product Managers and Architects to address any gaps in the product backlog
Establish and lead program level cadence and program level ceremonies (e.g. Release Planning, Backlog reviews, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, etc)
Maintain and report metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress, cost and quality
Manage release scope during execution so that deliverables, schedule and budget can be met
Facilitate identification of dependencies and critical path for release schedule among agile teams, other internal teams, and external suppliers
Proactively advocate for quality using processes and automation such as continuous test and continuous integration
Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between teams and internal functional groups
Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums
Develop, communicate, and maintain a detailed release plan, release budget and schedule
Prepare schedule and budget estimations and technical proposals for new project bids
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a Technical field
Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development / IT (preferably in Enterprise Application development)
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Project Leadership (Including; planning, analysis, and cost control)
Minimum of 5 years leading in Agile development environment
Minimum 2 years leading in Scaled Agile Framework environment ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 25% of the time
Proficient with Agile / Scrum Tools
Proficient with Project Planning tools (Project / Clarity PPM)
Understanding of estimation and budgeting processes
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
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