Job Description :
SAFe Agile Program Manager Location: Plano, TX Fulltime EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS JOB Minimum 12+ year of industry experience with following: Experienced Program Manager with SAFe agile methodologies Ability drive multiple Program Increments Good understanding on .COM, Mobile, Enterprise Data ware housing technologies Embrace servant-leadership and coach teams on Scrum and Kanban Agile methodologies Help teams create an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed Develops stronger relationship Client Program Execution Leaders Identify opportunities to improve overall Agile practices Understand and implement effective metrics on things that impact value driven delivery Build, deliver and improve customized Agile training Partners with Customer Leaders and Scrum Masters across Program Mentor Agile Development teams, and Project Managers in Agile values, principles, practices and the Scrum framework and Kanban principles Helps identify organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them Work with Client stakeholders to create an executable plan with key milestones and metrics on how to get from current state to optimal state. Communicates well with teams and leaders of the organization, good listening skills, asking questions and giving feedback Expertise on Agile Project Management Tools such as Atlassian JIRA, Rally etc. Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches 10+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience managing and delivering large scale custom development or systems integration projects using Agile delivery methodology HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT Experience with SAFe methodology (certification preferred) Extensive knowledge and experience in full development life cycle Well versed with Managed Services / Outcome based engagements Strong presentation, facilitation, and leadership skills along with mentoring experience Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with and present to a variety of audiences Experience developing plans, processes, and tool sets to make Agile transformation successful Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to apply structured thinking in solving business and technical problems Understanding of methodologies including waterfall, iterative/RUP delivery approach, and help client assist in their thinking process as they adapt to Agile Experience facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos Experience implementing best practices and standards related to agile scrum development & testing practices Ensures Agile/Scrum/Kanban concepts, values and principles are adhered to, being a voice of reason and authority Enthusiastic and maintains a positive, high-energy attitude Continually grows his/her craft learning new tools and techniques