Agile Delivery Manager

DGH Recruitment Ltd
London (Greater)
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A new exciting contract opportunity for an Agile Delivery Manager to collaborate with others to define our ways of working and delivery framework for the teams and as part of the wider organisation. You will belong in the technology side of the business and report to the VP.

What you will be doing:

* Leading the Delivery Team - managing a small team of permanent and contract staff.
* Working as part of the management team, coaching and developing their Agile practices and culture.
* Ensuring the team facilitates in a hands-on, delivery focused way using techniques like:
o Creating and analyzing data - e.g. lead time, burn-ups, cycle time etc. to provide insights into team delivery and inspire positive change
o Use data to forecast delivery schedules and support negotiations around prioritisation and staffing
o Facilitate planning meetings and retrospectives until the teams can manage this themselves
o Work with the Product Managers & delivery teams to estimate backlog items and ensure optimal flow through the delivery process
o Delve into detail to help teams overcome technical problems
* Lead by example getting hands dirty whenever possible.
* Help to shape and define team practices and processes to continually improve agile ways of working
* Work at both a team level and a department level to increase delivery maturity.
Role responsibilities:

* Build collaborative, professional, and successful relationships with direct reports, product, tech teams and the wider business
* Provide visibility into the status and progress of work at a department level.
* Co-ordinate and synchronise dependent work items across disciplines and teams
* Build shared understanding of obstacles to progress; negotiate to remove obstacles
* Communicate with stakeholders and manage their expectations
* Foster a sense of energy, drive and purpose in the delivery teams
* Aspire to inspire.

Required skills:

* Strong Agile software delivery experience e.g. with Scrum and/or Kanban
* Experience of all parts of the product lifecycle including end-of-life
* Experience negotiating scope and priority of projects with management teams and business stakeholders
* Proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization, and in a variety of contexts
* Evidence of problem solving and providing creative solutions
* Experience as an Agile/Lean Coach
* Experience as a line manager
* Energy and enthusiasm for delivery and implementing change
* A methodology-agnostic, pragmatic approach to delivery management
* A technical background in software development, testing or operations is an advantage but not essential

In accordance with the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, this position is advertised based upon DGH Recruitment Limited having first sought approval of its client to find candidates for this position.

DGH Recruitment Limited acts as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business
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