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Transformation Lead (Remote)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2448

Our Partner is seeking to add a Transformation Lead (Project Manager) to their PMO.  As a Transformation Lead, you will be a key leader in driving the agile methodology of execution in high impact and visible projects. In partnership with Business Owners and IT Leads, you will be coaching a team in the agile methodology, facilitating the team and structuring the project into roadmaps with sequences of Minimum Viable Functionalities (MVFs), and co-own the initiative delivery and business results.

What you’ll do:

  • Co-lead the project effort and design the project approach including the process, structure, and people
  • Partner with the business owner with setting and enforcing strategic direction for project (guiding principles, themes, and success metrics)
  • Coach the team in the agile methodology and facilitate Minimum Viable Functionality (MVF) planning with business owner and technology lead
  • Enable cooperation in the team across all roles and functions
  • Effectively work with Business Sponsors, Business Owners, and cross functional partners
  • Oversee the agile process and surface day-to-day impediments to facilitate progress
  • Look ahead to identify and resolve dependencies and large work efforts
  • Provide senior leader updates regarding deployment progress, results and feedback regarding project work
  • Identify important issues and risks, recommend options, build business cases, facilitate and negotiate individual and team decisions
  • Utilize effective project management, people change management, business process management, team building and change achieve business results
  • Review project deliverables and artifacts to ensure quality, as well as adherence to PMO and program standards
  • Ensure consistent delivery/execution of each project to drive to a consistent experience for our business partners
  • Partner with Finance on measuring and tracking projects against originally defined costs and benefits
  • Maintain processes, standards, and templates to assist project
  • Actively lead/participate and collaborate with Agile Center of Excellence to share insights and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Drive innovation by developing/acquiring new techniques/tasks/tools and applying those in project
  • Drive balance between PMO and Program processes/standards and project needs/objectives

What you’ll bring:

  • Working knowledge of Agile values and principles
  • Ability to facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to clearly and effectively communicate business and technical information, and effectively mediate in situations where conflict arises; understanding of how and when to escalate issues to the appropriate levels within the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals and teams across the organization to meet complex business needs

 

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