The Technology Group is a world-class provider of IT enterprise architecture solutions, specializing in post-merger integration in the lightning-paced, no-margin-for-error world of M&A. Functioning as a rapid-response tiger team, serves global Fortune 500 enterprises, as well as clients in the public, government, and defense sectors.
Job Description: The project manager will focus on promoting the Agile Mindset and Agile Marketing Values and Principles within the organization and will coach the team(s) to these. They will be responsible to protect the teams' capacity from distractions while reinforcing the application of Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks, facilitating ceremonies and removing impediments to the process or the mindset as they arise. This is a peer role within Strategy Brand teams, that focuses on managing "how the team interacts" and partners closely with the Marketing Owner role, to ready the team's backlog. Agile leads need to be planners, problem solvers, forward thinkers, navigators of the organization, connectors of people and info gatherers.
The project manager will focus on promoting the Agile Mindset and Agile Marketing Values and Principles within the organization and will coach the team(s) to these.
They will be responsible to protect the teams' capacity from distractions while reinforcing the application of Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks, facilitating ceremonies and removing impediments to the process or the mindset as they arise
Help build knowledge and practical understanding of Agile best practices and JIRA in team and wider organization; Champion Agile Frameworks like Scrum and Kanban, the roles, events, and artifacts to help the organization, including the teams and stakeholders understand their value
Work with peers and teams to encourage data driven decision making, experimentation with a test and learn approach
Comfortable with providing consistent and impactful feedback to individuals and team as a whole, as it relates to Agile Ways of Working
Regularly assess Agile maturity and actively coach to higher levels of growth
Skilled JIRA user, capable of creating queries and filters to quickly find and manage issues in JIRA; Can help onboard and support new team members in JIRA
Responsible for ensuring backlog is groomed - upcoming work is detailed, defined and 'Ready' for team to pick-up work
Typically working 2-4 sprints out on gathering requirements, meeting with stakeholders, defining dependencies
Responsible for making sure backlog is ready for Sprint Planning meetings
Understanding general marketing tactics, processes and requirements for execution of tactics
Essential Communication Skills. One of the most important skills for project management skills is communication.
Essential Time Management Skills.
Project Management Organizational Awareness.
Essential Problem-Solving Skills.
Essential Leadership Skills.
SCRUM certification preferred
Communication Effectiveness - Articulate and present a friendly Customer Service experience in both phone and in person. Communicates effectively verbally and in writing; expresses self well in a group and one-on-one; Fosters trust by sharing information with others; Encourages open expression of ideas and opinions; actively listens to others and demonstrates understanding.
Teamwork - Identifies and cultivates relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of internal functions and levels; Brings substantive conflicts and disagreements into the open and resolves them collaboratively; Willing to look at all sides of an issue to arrive at goals that are mutually beneficial; Builds strong external networks with people in the indust
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