Project Manager (Agile)

Spring Technology (London)
£35000.00 - £41000.00 pa + +package
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Agile Delivery Manager - Digital Transformation

My client is a leading local council based in Kent who are currently at the start of major digital IT transformation project

The transformation programme will be identifying opportunities to improve the user experience of online offerings , better meet the needs users and make services more efficient.
They have a roadmap of priorities and will be looking to improve the end to end customer journey for each area, from initial customer contact through to back end systems and processes.
You will be an excellent communicator and be able to rationalise complex information to make it understandable for others to work with.
You will need an eye for detail, excellent communication skills and be able to interrogate reported information and challenge where inconsistencies are found.

About you
You'll be adept at delivering complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for your team, and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.
Defining project needs and feeding these into the project will enable resource to be appropriately allocated. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

The main responsibilities of the post are:

Deliver priorities on the service roadmap using Agile project management methodology, learning and iterating frequently

Work with the Product Manager/Digital Manager to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories

Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team

Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production)

Actively participate in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.


Changing and Improving

Provide constructive challenge to senior management on change proposals which will affect their business area
Spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges
Encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value - give people space to think creatively

Collaborating and Partnering
Actively build and maintain a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on objectives and shared interests
Encourage contributions and involvement from a broad and diverse range of staff by being visible and accessible
Effectively manage team dynamics when working across departmental and other boundaries
Seek constructive outcomes in discussions, challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress

Specialist skills and requirements
experience in delivering digital projects and products
proven experience using agile project management methods
proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
sound understanding of the digital landscape including government digital service principles.

Full benefits include

Competitive salary and pension plan
Private healthcare cover
Excellent internal training

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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