On behalf of our client in the Financial Services Sector, PROCOM is looking for an Agile Project Manager to coach Agile teams and Product Owners on Agile practices, techniques and semantics.
Agile Project Manager - Financial Services - Job Description
Coach agile teams and Product Owners on Agile practices, techniques, and semantics ensuring that all team-related ceremonies take place and those who attend understand their purposes while teaching all to keep within the time-boxes.
Provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework.
Identify and coach internal Agile champions, in order to remove reliance on external mentors.
Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of current or potential problems, and assist team implement solutions to those problems.
Help resolve impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments.
Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning; provide Program Manager guidance in creating artifacts; capture team capacity hours for the planned upcoming release and for each sprint therein;
facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices; provide coaching where needed; help update Release / Program Plan with Features and Dependencies;
facilitate backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand up, sprint reviews and retrospectives (capture retrospective results with an eye on process and practice improvement)
Agile Project Manager - Financial Services - Mandatory Skills
5+ years in Project Management roles (using Agile and Traditional methods)
2+ years Agile Coach / Management consulting experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
2+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models
Financial Services background
Agile / Scrum master certifications
Proficiency with multiple Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. HP Agile Manager, Rally, Version1)
Some background as a developer, tester, business analyst
Experience developing training materials and conducting training
Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
Extremely deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices
World-class facilitation and communication skills
Candidates need to be able to take a pragmatic approach in coaching the teams with the ability to adapt based on the agile readiness of the team they are working with.
Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Agile Project Manager - Financial Services - Assignment Start Date
ASAP - 6 months to start - contract to hire role
Agile Project Manager - Financial Services - Assignment