Agile Delivery Manager

Ref: ZR_5947_JOB  ·  Posted on 02 July 2021

Introduction

Our team has a simple goal: to be the leading digital partner of choice for our Government clients. Digital stands out because few organisations can excel at all the required disciplines: user research & insights, innovation, design, engineering, delivery leadership, and partnerships such as our Apple Enterprise Next offering.  We cross the divide that other suppliers to Government cannot bridge - we discover our client’s unique needs with them, help their business change & adapt, innovate together with creativity, design & build-out their agile solutions, whilst coaching & mentoring leaders at all levels.

Key responsibilities
  • Overseeing the delivery of products and services or functional components using agile methodologies
  • Managing and facilitating a cross-functional agile delivery team
  • Coordinating agile methodology ceremonies such sprint planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Working with the Product Managers and Product Owners to create product roadmaps
  • Overseeing the creation of a backlog of prioritised and refined user stories with acceptance criteria
  • Ensuring that the end products are of the highest quality, fully tested and deployed within timelines
  • Coordinating activities across teams and the delivery lifecycle including Business & Systems Analysis, Creative, Content. Architecture, Development, Test, Business Change, and Project Management
  • Working closely with programme leadership to monitor progress, manage risks and dependencies
  • Using data insights to inform the performance of the team and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Assisting with resourcing needs of the agile delivery team for the appropriate mix of experience and capability
  • Assisting with coaching and mentoring to the team and looking for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Working with our clients Digital leadership teams to develop our methodologies and shape our market position
  • The performance management of delivery team members, providing opportunity for self-development
  • Encourage respect and inclusion, leading by example
Skills & experience
  • Hands on Agile delivery experience i.e. as a Agile Delivery Manager or Scrum Master, working on digital or technology projects either at a leading consultancy, agency or Government organisation
  • Experience in working on digital projects which have included cross functional teams such as Designers, Researchers, UX, Product Owners & Developers
  • Scrum Master certification, or be willing to attain the certification
  • Experience in coordinating ceremonies associated with Agile delivery, such as planning sessions, reviews and retrospectives
  • Experience in running workshops, in particular getting to the root cause of the problem
  • Displays Innovative leadership behaviours – coaching the team, self-organising, transparent, respectful to people’s working styles, motivating
  • A self-starter, comfortable working in both process driven and ambiguous environments
  • Experience and a passion for working within Central Government and preferably the DSHA sector
  • Proven capability of working successfully with senior client stakeholders and end-users, quickly building successful relationships and establishing credibility
  • A passion for digital and technology, with the drive and determination to continually learn new things and develop yourself and others
  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • A good graduate degree (1st or Upper Second) from a reputable university, or a track record of experience that demonstrates capability and credibility at a comparable level
  • The right to live and work in the UK, be a British national (ideally not dual nationality), and have lived in the UK for 9 out of the last 10 years
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