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Agile Coach/Project Manager - Agile Transformation

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £55000 - £72000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: ASI108273
  • Recruiter: Alex Simmons
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Agile Project Manager - Agile Transformation

A global Professional Services company is currently seeking an Agile Project Manager for a permanent position based in London.

The key aspect of the role will be focused on delivering business transformation across the organisation through prototyping, piloting, scaling & development of user centric digital products utilising new & emerging technologies within the IT function.

The other main remit of this role will be to introduce a structured yet flexible Agile methodology and toolset into the department and act as an Agile coach and champion.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage and deliver a portfolio of projects ranging in size, and including multi-streamed projects with significant strategic and/or commercial impact
  • Introduce a structured yet flexible Agile methodology and toolset into the department and act as an Agile coach and champion
  • Actively work to continually improve the Agile Project methodology to fit the needs and requirements of delivery to the business
  • Facilitate regular stand-ups, sprint planning sessions, sprint reviews & retrospectives to help detect any potential risks and impediments to project team's productivity and work to remove them, escalating where necessary
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to transition projects into BAU
  • Demonstrate strong skills to communicate, influence, negotiate and deal effectively with all levels of the IT, the Business organisation and Suppliers on both a technical and non-technical level.

  • Set and agree realistic individual goals in line with the project plans and demonstrate effective delegation of the delivery of projects within their portfolio

  • Keep up-to-date on new approaches, techniques and tools and take account of changes and trends in technology, the market-place and in the business and propose changes to future plans accordingly.

Skills:

  • Solid understanding of SDLC models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile delivery methodology (Kanban/Scrum) and an understanding of traditional project management and how to interface with them

  • Proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams
  • Proven experience transforming teams from traditional waterfall software development practices to agile is essential
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of User Experience methodology and how to integrate it into the agile software development process
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of key new & emerging technologies and the ability to quickly learn new technology concepts
  • A mixed background of delivering Agile projects in both start-up and enterprise environment an advantage
  • Experience as an IT Project Manager within the professional services industry or similar an advantage

This is an incredible opportunity to join a newly formed function dedicated to innovation and digital transformation at a leading Accounting & Professional services firm so do please send your CV to Alex Simmons for immediate consideration.

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