Program Manager

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55.35 - $64.88 per hour

job description

Program Manager

job summary:
Role Description

- PI Planning

o Establish and communicate the annual calendars for sprint cycles (iterations) and Program Increments (PIs)

o Work with Product Owners to identify and communicate objectives for each PI

o Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders for the program/track to help ensure PI objectives align with business roadmap/AOP initiatives

o Facilitate PI Planning readiness through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings

o Facilitate the PI planning events for the program/track

- Manage Delivery of PI objectives

o Monitor and communicate progress toward PI objectives, including execution of features and capabilities

o Monitor resolution of program risks, dependencies, and blockers for the program/track identified during or after the PI Planning; escalate as necessary

o Facilitate Scrum-of-Scrums and other periodic synchronization meetings (such as PO Sync)

o Manage and optimize coordinated release schedules for the program

o Facilitate post-Sprint reviews and demos for the program/track

- Build Agile maturity

o Ensure alignment with STS and CES agile standards and measures, program execution guidelines and operational excellence objectives (e.g. Sprint Reports, dashboards, metrics)

o Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Scaled Agile practices

o Drive continuous improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops, including PI and program retros

What You're Good At

- Plan and drive the delivery of the software releases, ensuring firm-wide objectives are met

- Lead Scrum of Scrum and Product Increment planning. Be an advocate and leader to transform teams into more mature agile teams with a focus on effectiveness and automation

- Provide supervision and direction to project teams to ensure successful execution

- Manage risks and dependencies between scrum teams

- Foster collaboration between teams and stakeholders

- Define, gather, analyze and communicate key execution metrics

- Collaborate across Build, Support, Automation and architectural teams to help remove roadblocks and drive platform adoption

What You Have

- Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of Release Management or Release Train experience

- Experience working in a Scaled Agile Framework environment

facilitating Scrum of Scrums ceremonies is required

- strong problem solving and the ability to partner with Software Development Managers, Product Owners and other key stakeholders across the organization

- A dedication to the client experience and the stability and reliability of production environments.

 
location: Austin, Texas
job type: Contract
salary: $55.35 - 64.88 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
o Establish and communicate the annual calendars for sprint cycles (iterations) and Program Increments (PIs)

o Work with Product Owners to identify and communicate objectives for each PI

o Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders for the program/track to help ensure PI objectives align with business roadmap/AOP initiatives

o Facilitate PI Planning readiness through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings

o Facilitate the PI planning events for the program/track

- Manage Delivery of PI objectives

o Monitor and communicate progress toward PI objectives, including execution of features and capabilities

o Monitor resolution of program risks, dependencies, and blockers for the program/track identified during or after the PI Planning; escalate as necessary

o Facilitate Scrum-of-Scrums and other periodic synchronization meetings (such as PO Sync)

o Manage and optimize coordinated release schedules for the program

o Facilitate post-Sprint reviews and demos for the program/track

- Build Agile maturity

o Ensure alignment with STS and CES agile standards and measures, program execution guidelines and operational excellence objectives (e.g. Sprint Reports, dashboards, metrics)

o Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Scaled Agile practices

o Drive continuous improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops, including PI and program retros

What You're Good At

- Plan and drive the delivery of the software releases, ensuring firm-wide objectives are met

- Lead Scrum of Scrum and Product Increment planning. Be an advocate and leader to transform teams into more mature agile teams with a focus on effectiveness and automation

- Provide supervision and direction to project teams to ensure successful execution

- Manage risks and dependencies between scrum teams

- Foster collaboration between teams and stakeholders

- Define, gather, analyze and communicate key execution metrics

- Collaborate across Build, Support, Automation and architectural teams to help remove roadblocks and drive platform adoption

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Program Management
  • RELEASE MANAGEMENT
  • Release Train
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Software Development Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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