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Title:  Project Delivery Manager (Agile Champion)

 

Requisition ID: 34720

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director, Business Analysis, the Project Delivery Manager is responsible for driving team efficiency, supporting the development team, removing roadblocks, evolving the product while leveraging processes which are in accordance with Agile principles and methodologies.

 

The Project Delivery Manager is expected to have excellent relationship building skills complimented by extensive knowledge of the industry and should be recognized for business acumen by the client set supported. The position requires expert understanding of Agile principles and methodologies, and life cycle development methodologies and technical architectures pertaining to the area.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

As a Project Delivery Manager you will:

• Provide consulting and guidance on project initiatives including business case preparation and developing creative/alternative approaches to problem resolution.

• Ongoing communication of project status, escalating issues as required.

• Ensure the documentation and archiving of project activities, deliverables, tools and findings for use in future projects.

• Motivate and coach the team to maintain the momentum of the Project, and help to lead in organizational environments in which Waterfall, Iterative or Agile is not yet fully adopted and understood.

• Build a collaborative, trusting and safe environment where open communication help surface issues for faster resolution, where problems, retrospectives, creativity are shared openly and emphasis is on problem solving.

• Facilitate activities including sprint planning, sprint review, retrospectives, and daily scrums.

• Remove obstacles for the team and/or direct obstacles to appropriate owners for quick resolution.

• Work with and influence wide range of stakeholders across roles and levels (Business, Compliance, Legal, IT, etc.) to remove impediments to sprint commitments.

• Support and educate the Business Sponsors, stakeholders on Project Principles with a focus on shifting projects towards using more Agile principles and methodologies to preserve the team from external pressures which may inhibit its productivity.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

• Must have an expert ability to balance competing or conflicting goals of various departments/stakeholders, requiring a mature, diplomatic approach and highly developed negotiation and influencing skills.

• Must have demonstrated ability to facilitate the effective breakdown of epics into user stories, to attain high levels of sprint velocity within corporate constraints, to plan and execute against sprint roadmaps.

• Must have thorough knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (Agile principles and practices, Incremental and Iterative, Scrum-ban, Lean, Waterfall).

• You have demonstrated competence in technical area related to the financial industry and/or information systems.

• You have superior verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to chair meetings, and make presentations to varied groups including vendors, and levels up to the EVP (individually or in committee).

• You are driven to coaching and mentoring of team to help them achieve greater outcomes then they thought possible.

• You have great people skills including leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

• You’re highly results focused with the ability to work with high-performing teams.  

• You have the ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects; adapts precedent and may make significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions.

• You possess familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and/or knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

• You possess advanced understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics, including backlog tracking, burn down metrics, acceptance criteria, velocity, and task definition.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Business, Information Sciences or other related field.

• Master’s degree / MBA are considered an asset.

 

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.


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