Senior Project Manager

Advansys ESC - Maadi, Cairo

31
Applicants for
2 open positions
Experience Needed:
More than 10 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Negotiable
Vacancies:
2 open positions
About the Job

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Agile Project Manager (APM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The APM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility complex projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

Balanced business/technical background:

  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing several concurrent projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.
  • At an enterprise level, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple Agile teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile teams.
  • At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team.
  • In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints.
  • Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports and action items; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; drafting vendor delivery policies; monitoring the budget and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
  • As a Scrum Master, guard/manage the scrum principles/implementation including backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition. Helping customers and stakeholders to understand and enact Scrum product development.
  • Managing/aligning all project stakeholders (customer, vendors/suppliers, departments/employees) and maintaining relationships with them.
  • Team Management
  • Ensuring that all team members understand the scope of the project as well as what they are individually responsible for.
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels.
  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work, and mentoring and developing team members.
  • Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
  • Process Management and Improvement
  • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management. Utilize project data to make future projects more productive and cost-efficient. Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
Job Requirements
  • Ability to provide leadership to business
  • 10+ years of experience implementing software or web development projects, 5+ Project management experience
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
  • Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Any Scrum certification (preferred).
  • Any Project Management certification (preferred).
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
  • A clear understanding of Agile and DevOps concepts, practices and tools.
  • A clear understanding of the differences between traditional and agile metrics and the importance of both.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including leadership, mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, multitasking and stress management skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business need with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
  • Familiarity in how to behave in a complex international customer environment.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, Visio and any Scrum Framework/Agile Project Management Tool.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
About this Company

Advansys for Engineering Services and Consulting (ESC) Advansys ESC is a sister company of Advansys Technology, established in 2014 to operate in various industrial automation business lines through its offices in Egypt, USA and UK. The launch of the company supports the... (More)

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