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Project Manager - Agile

Company: Lighthouse Professional Services
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Job Description:

Project Manager ndash Direct Hire Salary 100 to 120K Life insurance annuity is a nice to have---not a must Job Summary The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. This includes managing resources and coordinating the efforts of team members, business stakeholders, and third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan, and within defined timelines and budget. The Project Manager will direct multiple projects involving one or more project teams utilizing Agile, Waterfall, Iterative or Hybrid methodologies. They are responsible for the adoption and adaption of project management methodologies based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterativeagile) approaches. The Project Manager will also define the projectrsquos objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. Responsible for preparing and communicating status reports on the health of the project. Job Responsibilities 1. Define, document and successfully complete projects. 2. Adopt and adapt project management methods and tools, selecting appropriately from plan-drivenpredictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches. 3. Ensure that effective project control, change control, risk management, design, development and testing processes are maintained. 4. Monitor and control resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget, and manage expectations of all project stakeholders. 5. Align project objectives with company goals, and make sure project team is clear on objectives. 6. Work with Solution Managers to staff initiatives with appropriate skill sets. 7. Communicate project status, progress and issues effectively and appropriately, including periodic report creation and distribution. 8. Drive vendor selection activities, using established RFP process. 9. May be assigned Statement of Work (SOW) activities as appropriate. 10. Provide ongoing facilitation and coaching that enables the team to excel at Agile development. 11. Manage sprint velocity-related metrics and goals. 12. Run Scrum ceremonies (e.g. daily huddles, backlog grooming, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives) to actively manage risks and external dependencies. 13. Facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution while promoting joint accountability for results and problem solving. 14. Assist Product Owners to shape the product road-map and vision. 15. Work multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Expertise in project management methodologies and techniques with proven teamwork and influential skills including Agile, Waterfall, Iterative and Hybrid methodologies. 2. Documented ability to contain project scope, and act as owner for all project outcomes. 3. Practical experience in managing agile development projects. 4. Experience with Agile techniques User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Paired Programming and Automated Testing. 5. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 6. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 7. Persuasive, encouraging and motivating. 8. Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments. 9. Strong customer service orientated. 10. Excellent listening, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 11. Experience working in highly fast paced team-oriented, collaborative environment. 12. Experience implementing technology projects. Systems and Technical Knowledge 1. Competency in Microsoft applications including Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 2. Experience with PPM and Agile tools such as Confluence, Clarity, Wrike, JIRA, Rally, etc. 3. Basic Technical understanding of the digital platform, cloud applications, web services, server-side components and APIs. 4. On-call andor after-hours work as required. Education BA or BS in Business, Project Management, Computer Science or another business-related field. Experience 5 plus yearsrsquo of project management experience, including at least 2 years working with Agile.

Keywords: Lighthouse Professional Services, New Haven , Project Manager - Agile, Executive , New Haven, Connecticut

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