Mouser Electronics Mansfield , TX 76063
Posted 2 months ago
The Agile Project Manager is accountable for planning, tracking and leading the project management functions of assigned IS projects throughout all phases of the Scrum, Kanban or Waterfall process. They may act as a Scrum Master for one or more Scrum, Kanban and/or Waterfall teams by helping develop, maintain, and continuously improve methodologies, policies, and procedures for Mouser's IT projects. They are responsible for the overall progress of their projects and assigned teams requiring them to develop relationships that support agility.
ACCOUNTABILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Coaches and mentors all team members on Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall principles and best practices, promoting continual education.
Promotes an environment of transparency and respect, providing a foundation for building a self-organizing, high-performing team where individuals can realize their full potential.
Facilitates cross-functional interactions between their project teams (i.e. Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall) ensuring that cross-team dependencies are managed appropriately.
Works with Product Owners to help them maintain a quality product backlog, ensuring the team always has well-defined backlog items ready to work on.
Works to increase team efficiency by encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and consistent improvement while staying focused on quality and timeliness.
Ensures their team is fully aware of all relevant information needed to be productive.
Tracks and removes impediments impacting the team and safeguards the team from outside distractions and interferences.
Generates performance metrics for the team (burndowns, burnups, velocity, capacity, status updates, etc.) and ensures the information is available to the rest of the organization.
Schedules and facilitates project meetings as needed (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up, Sprint Retrospective, etc.).
Provides regular support to developers, business analysts / product owners, IS leadership and company staff.
SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS
Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with groups at all levels of management.
Some familiarity with agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban and Lean).
Able to lead from a position of influence, acting as a voice for their project teams.
Able to negotiate with others when under pressure, arriving at a mutually beneficial outcome with ease and composure.
Able to resolve conflicts while remaining calm in the face of opposition or tense situations.
Able to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously while maintaining focus on the highest priority task.
Able to analyze problematic scenarios and propose feasible solutions.
Experience with project management and agile tools (i.e. Project Online, Jira, Confluence, etc.).
Maintains the highest standards of ethical conduct, honesty and integrity.
Agile Project Manager II
Ability to coach and mentor all team members on Scrum, Kanban, waterfall principles and best practices, promoting continual education.
Clear communicator who builds self-organizing, high-performing teams where individuals realize their full potential.
Maintains solid relationships with team members as well as IS leadership.
Out-of-the-box thinker who focuses on relentless improvement while staying focused on quality and timeliness.
Ability to predict risks and impediments to quickly neutralize them before impacting the team.
Ability to predict the health of future sprints by using performance metrics for the team (burndowns, burnups, velocity, capacity, status updates, etc.).
Ability to partner with Software Development Managers and collaborate on training goals for Scrum team members.
Ensure project meetings are valuable and achieve the predetermined goals.
At least 2-4 years Waterfall project management experience required.
At least 2-4 years Scrum Master experience required.
Strong ability to coach and mentor all team members on Scrum, Kanban, waterfall principles and best practices, promoting continual education.
Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban and Lean).
Experienced out-of-the-box thinker who focuses on consistent improvement while staying centered on quality and timeliness.
Ability to predict risks and impediments, and to quickly neutralize them before impacting the team.
Ability to predict the health of future sprints by using performance metrics for the team (burndowns, burnups, velocity, capacity, status updates etc.).
2+ years experience required. For internal candidates, experience can be a combination of internal and external experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.
This is a summary of the primary accountabilities and requirements for this position. The company reserves the right to modify or amend accountabilities and requirements at anytime at its sole discretion based on business needs. Any part of this job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.