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Agile Project Manager Full-time

at TSR Consulting in New Jersey (Published at 13-07-2018)

Liberty Corner, NJ

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to plan and manage application development projects for Insurance Company. We seek candidates who not only track project progress against an agreed upon project plan but also drive the project to successful completion via Risk Management, Resource Allocations, Communication Plans, Issues Log and Change Control processes in an agile transformation environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
" Manage multiple projects simultaneously

" Drive project delivery from inception to production release including scope definition, goals, requirements, development, user testing and release phases

" Manage the client project/stakeholder expectations to ensure ownership and success.

" Facilitate business and operational relationships between clients and internal teams with effective and efficient communication to ensure accurate and timely project delivery

" Employ and enforce formalized project management processes, such as change management, issues management, risk management, and documentation version control

" Proactively identify, track, and mitigate risks, issues, and dependencies; present and manage changes to project structure, scope and delivery timeframes

" Ensure the overall success of the project by being accountable for all aspects of the project and providing overall project transparency

" Provide high level executive reports and detailed updates on a continuous basis for all projects.

" Coordinate internal resources and (offshore & onshore) vendors for flawless execution of projects

" Other Project Management Office responsibilities as assigned

" Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives by assessing alignment of current process, programs, and systems to business requirements, and by recognizing opportunities for standardization, increased efficiency, cost reduction, increased quality, and improved user experience

Act as a Scrum Master for multiple Agile teams

" Lead multiple scrum teams with team members spread across multiple continents

" Lead, arrange and facilitate all scrum ceremonies including Stand-ups, Reviews, Retrospectives, Grooming, and Sprint & Release planning

" Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress to all affected teams and management

" Manage backlog and ensure it is properly prioritized and sized as appropriate

" Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution to improve team productivity while promoting continuous improvement

" Champion adoption of agile principles by the scrum teams

Work Experience & Qualifications

" BA/BS Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

" Current PMP and CSM/CSPO/CSP certifications

" Minimum 10 years of experience in Information Technology industry implementing enterprise systems and custom solutions

" 3-5 years recent Scrum Master experience applying agile principles, practices and theory in an agile transformation environment

" 10-15 years software development project management experience

" Experience delivering projects in P&C Insurance industry

" Proven ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced changing environment and participate in continual process improvement

" Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Jira is a plus

" Experience working with onshore and offshore teams

" Demonstrated team leadership and project management expertise

" Possess the judgment and ability to modify project management approach based on project size, complexity and team

" Knowledge with the business domain and current technology platforms to understand the projects and raise questions in order to help correctly steer them to completion.

" Ability to build and maintain business relationships with employees, business partners and vendors

" Comfortable hosting meetings with various audiences, (engineers, management or C level positions) Self-starter that requires little direction

" Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects and work in a fast paced environment

" Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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