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Agile Program Manager in Duluth, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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Job Description

The Agile Program Manager will be primarily responsible for serving as a program manager for the Representative Experience improvement initiative. The Agile Program Manager will also assist with transforming teams to agile framework and may at times act as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer (RTE).

  • 3-5 years’ experience delivering software using an agile framework (e.g. Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban) in a key
  • Agile role such as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and/or Program Manager/Project Manager
  • CSM certified
  • SAFe certified
  • PMP or PMI-ACP certified
  • Created or ran an Agile Release Train (ART) as an RTE

  • Excellent communicator – verbal and written
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Experience with risk mitigation strategies
  • Ability to understand the program objectives, vision and KPIs to help drive key program initiatives to completion
  • Experience creating and facilitating Agile training / workshops
  • Experience working with large, small, remote, and co-located agile teams
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile practices: User story development and estimation, Five Levels of Agile Planning, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing, etc.
  • Experience with common processes and tools that support Agile methodologies such as VersionOne Lifecycle (preference), CA Agile Central, Jira, etc. as well as traditional PM tools such as Microsoft Project

  • Act as a program manager, coach, and/or a facilitator for the program, which may consist of multiple project and product teams
  • Remove roadblocks that could impede delivery of key program deliverables
  • Ensure adherence of application of Agile methods and practices
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Product Owners and other key stakeholders to help maintain progress towards program objectives
  • Negotiate scope changes with the team
  • May facilitate planning which may include agile and traditional planning methods
  • Monitor/balance tasks among the delivery team with capacity planning
  • Track the progress of user stories throughout sprints and keep the team on track towards their commitments
  • Facilitate PI planning, sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, system demo, and scrum of scrum ceremonies
  • Keep everyone focused on delivering business value
  • Proactively identify performance issues and opportunities for action
  • Influence situations through suggestions, training, and advice on both straight-forward and complex issues, collaborating with other decision makers on day-to-day activities
  • Practice the art of servant leadership and work to garner respect from the team
  • Proactive use of metrics and measurement to improve team and train level improvements and deficiency
  • Align with stakeholders on training, visioning, road-mapping, and release planning