Agile Program Director - 1368483SE

Hillsboro-OR
 Job-ID :   1368483SE 
  Category :  Management 
  Position Type : Contract Remote 

Job Description

Agile Program Director – Global Technology – Position Description

Recommended Posting Title: Director, Agile Program Management

Responsibilities

  • Operates as a team-based servant leader who enables the team to self-organize, self-manage and deliver for the program at the highest level.
  • Builds and governs detailed program budgets, top down, bottoms up.
  • Drives the program in the coordination of major feature releases and helps ensure ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams are involved.
  • Facilitates program level processes and execution, identifies and manages dependencies and risks, as well as escalates impediments.
  • Facilitates iterative program level planning ceremonies (such as Product Owner Syncs, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect and Adapt, Quarterly Planning, and System Demos).
  • Facilitates alignment and assists Product Managers and Agile teams with making appropriate commitments.
  • Manages and optimizes the flow of value via cross organization collaboration.
  • Drives the Product Managers and Agile teams to facilitate release planning preparedness.
  • Accountable for the program execution and delivery of work (schedule/capacity). Promotes continuous improvement by coaching the team to use the metrics to identify/measure progress and increase effectiveness of the application of Scrum on delivery execution.
  • Monitors and reports program health (i.e., progress of feature completion, program predictability) with the purpose to provide transparency on program delivery of value.
  • Sets standard to tracks and communicates agile metrics (such as team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart) to team, management and any impacted stakeholders.
  • Coaches and leads the program team in practicing Agile principles and leading practices, identify program/team training opportunities and solution/facilitate as needed.
  • Coaches and mentors leadership in Lean/Agile best practices and mindset.
  • Manages, mentors, and inspires a team; managing performance, goals and development potential.
  • Partner with Program Portfolio Management, Product Owners and other value steam stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.
  • Leads and executes business and tech-facing program communication strategies.

Skills

  • Advanced understanding of Agile Principles and how they’re applied in workplace culture
  • Advanced facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Advanced ability leading teams through resolution of complex program issues
  • Advanced communication, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring and servant leadership skills
  • In-depth understanding of technology systems and the program’s ecosystem
  • In-depth understanding of lean and program budgets
  • In-depth understanding of PMO adjacent skills including transition management, learning and development and best-at transformational operating practices.
  • Experience in leading teams through resolution of program issues.
  • Experience in transformational technical and operational change through and across organizational structures.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, conflict-resolution, influencing and communication skills, both written and oral, across all levels of technical and business audiences.
  • Experience and success in global highly matrixed and collaborative team-oriented environments.
  • History of being self-directed, results orientated with demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive goals despite ambiguity and multiple competing priorities.

Qualifications

  • Previous management experience required
  • Minimum 8 years relevant work experience
  • Expert with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools
  • Experience with other agile methodologies, LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc.
  • Relevant certification preferred

 

 

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