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IT Project Manager

  • Location: Atlanta, 30328
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Position: IT Project Manager
Location: Atlanta, GA 30328
Term: 6 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Oversees small to medium-size groups of teams with complex scope and inter-dependencies.
  • Facilitates the coordinated preparation of release planning for their product area, including cross-team coordination, delivery synchronization, and systems-level inspection and adaptation, as well as communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
  • Manage changes to the monthly plan and the impacts of those changes.
  • Responsible for backlog management as well as agile data integrity for accurate reporting.  This includes the collection of metrics and KPIs.
  • Recommend new metrics for the team's context and foster continuous improvement conversations using metrics.
  • Coordinate major feature releases and ongoing delivery of value to customers where multiple teams or portfolio groups are involved in value delivery.
  • Resolve/report issues and manage dependencies and risks across teams.
  • Drive continuous improvement through the facilitation of retrospectives quarterly, or more often as needed, to improve backlog management, Product team reviews, sprint reviews, Portfolio coordination, and higher-level function.
  • Actively participate in helping the organization to maintain alignment, learn new techniques, and improve technical and quality practices.
  • Work with the Agile PM community to determine ways to help the company improve cross Portfolio coordination and collaboration.
  • Facilitate contextual adoption of the Scrum Framework, including daily scrum, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews & retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings.
  • Facilitate contextual adoption of Lean Thinking, including visualization and continuous optimization of delivery flow using the Kanban Method.
  • Foster team collaboration and proactive, open communication.
  • Encourage an experimental and fail-fast & learn mindset.
  • Sustain and promote usage of information radiators for the teams and broader organization.
  • Guide Feature and Story-level refinement to the Definition of "Ready" in preparation for the next upcoming sprints.
  • Work with the team and Product representative to maintain a healthy backlog and roll out short and mid-term planning for upcoming releases.
  • Forms and guides teams to high performance by helping the team navigate interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth.
  • Create and sustain an environment of psychological safety and trust among team members, and between the team and the larger organization.
  • Encourages brainstorming, creative thinking, open minds, equal voice, and perspective sharing. Encourages the team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box.
  • Coaches the team on Lean, Agile, and Scrum principles with a goal of continuous improvement. Able to subtly observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and growth opportunities of individual team members and her/himself, and invite team members into coaching conversations to inspire learning and growth.
  • Create a fun, open, and learning environment, experimenting with various methods to improve and grow.
  • Promote teamwork to enable a Lean flow of value and achieve sprint goals.
  • Lead the teams towards increasing levels of growth in the Lean/Agile context.
  • Participate in scaling Lean/Agile adoption throughout adjacent areas of the organization.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 5+ years of experience applying both the Scrum Framework and Kanban Method in growing high-performing teams as a full-time practitioner
  • Experience as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, and/or Kanban Coach at an organization that is committed to Lean-Agile as its core approach for delivering business value.
  • Experience influencing positive and impactful change in organizations working towards Lean/Agile adoption, learning, and growth.
  • Experience and core values are our top selection criteria; however, certifications help represent one's desire to build knowledge. Some certifications to be considered include Lean Kanban University’s TKP,'s PSM, and Scrum Alliance's CSM.
  • Experience guiding Lean/Agile team journeys in the context of IT infrastructure/operations work. (network, infrastructure services & automation, data center optimization)
  • Experience with applying test automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery capabilities to achieve delivery speed and operational stability.
  • Experience using Lean/Agile collaboration tools.
  • Willing and able to receive constructive feedback and advice with a growth mindset.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in a virtual video environment over Microsoft Teams.
  • Manages time extremely well and can quickly sense when an issue needs to be discussed or triaged.
  • Ability to dive into the details when applicable, ask probing questions with curiosity, and sense when and how to take action to enable the team's growth
  • Experience with Data Analytics, Databases, transforming data into information, and automated processes.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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