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Project Manager | Wembley | London and M25
 
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General Summary

The Project Manager/Scrum Master will be responsible for coordinating and leading a number of software projects within this initiative and should have a solid Agile project management backgroundwithstrong organizational skills and a proven ability to manage projects through from initiation to delivery.

 

·       Implementing and managing governance processes around project investment decisions and delivery.

·       Monitoring and assurance of project delivery.

·       Management / Development of capabilities in IT.

·       Monitoring the management of non-technical shared services.

·       Ensure that the needs of customers are being satisfied. Their aim is to provide excellent customer service

 

  

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Project management, estimating, planning and delivery of single or multiple projects or work streams.

 

General

Independently manage and resolve issues, risks, dependencies and impediments that may impact on the delivery of projects

Communicating with senior management and the project governance authorities (Business Sponsor, project board, steering committee etc) with the frequency and formality that they deem necessary

Monitoring progress against the baselined project plans

Managing risk and any issues as they arise, escalating to senior business or technical roles as required

Managing business involvement within the Solution Development Teams

Handling problems escalated from the Solution Development Teams

Support the Product Owner in delivering their Product aspirations in a timely and cost effective manner.

Manage third party delivery team to align to work stream goals.

Support Sr. management team in implementing process changes and foster/harness Agile principles.

 

Resource Management and Development

·       Effective resource planning.

·       Develop capabilities by mentoring existing staff and hiring new talent.

Ensure that all IT staff is managed in line with the company policies and procedures

 

  

Experience Requirements

 

    Essential:

·       Extensive knowledge AND practical experience in applying agile methods.

·       Excellent  knowledge of software engineering principles, and software development methodologies including Waterfall, Iterative and Agile

·       A sound understanding of modern software development practices such as Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration;

·       Knowledge of software quality assurance techniques and software process improvement approaches

Structured project methodologies (e.g. Prince2)

 

·       Good prioritisation and delegation skills.

·       Able to facilitate prioritisation of business requirements with senior stakeholders

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·       Able to be proactive and pragmatic

·       Able to communicate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience

·       Strong influencing skills, especially when dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders

·       Proficient with Microsoft Project or other forms of project managing reporting tools

·       Strong Stakeholder Management

·       Strong Agile Project Management

·       Significant experience managing and motivating people

·       Proven experience of project management of software applications developments.

·       Proven track record of managing multiple IT projects

·       Ms Project , Team Foundation Server/JIRA other Agile Tools

Service Management aspects

·       Change Management or Release Management or Problem Management or Incident Management/Major Incident Management or Configuration Management

·        Identify, log, monitor and escalate issues/outages and ensuring timely assignment and resolution of incidents to meet SLA's

·        Deliver appropriate and effective communications to client/management and/or 3rd party vendor on issue escalation and resolution at all stages 

·        Proactive prevention of problems via trend analysis, targeting support action and communication 

·        Ability to associate/manage cost to delivery of service, first time right e.g. change request implementations 

 

Advantageous

 

Experience in developing eCommerce solutions both retail and trade

Understanding of IT infrastructure (not technical but an awareness of where infrastructure is required to support a Project)