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Agile Project Manager Lead Consultant

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Allstate Irving , TX 75061

Posted 5 months ago

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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Project Management is accountable for leading all aspects of an IT project in a waterfall, agile or a multi-methodology approach. This includes planning, leading, organizing and motivating teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality. It is the Project Manager's responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget and delivers on the values and capabilities outlined in the scope document. The Project Manager may be responsible for managing several tracks of work with waterfall, agile or multi-methodologies in a fast-paced environment that cross multiple business divisions. As projects shift from waterfall standardized practices to agile methodologies and techniques, teams will need a strong Project Manager who can adapt to shifting priorities and methods of delivering value and capabilities. In performing this role, the Project Manager will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an agile development approach in the right proportions based on size and complexity of the project/product.

Job Responsibilities

  • Directs strategic project/program initiatives of high levels of complexity and impact

  • Manages highly complex projects independently with little support and direction from others

  • Delivers results through leadership and influence rather than authority and control

  • Delivers communication on complicated projects and issues in an easily understood simplified style to any audience

  • Motivates others to share in project challenges and inspires them to achieve project goals while constructively evaluating their performance

  • Manage total concurrent projects summing over 15k hours but may be less based on other complexity factors

  • Customizes solutions for complex and multi-methodology barriers or risks

  • Represents the project/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory standards

  • Provide direction and oversight throughout the lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements

  • Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

  • Acts as an internal advocate for the project

  • Identifies, coordinates and communicates dependency impacts

  • Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the project/program delivers them; driving adjustments to more effectively achieve desired business results

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the team

Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types and methodologies

Job Qualifications

  • Education: College degree

  • Experience: Over 10 years of related experience, insurance experience a plus

  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as 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

  • Demonstrate track record in delivering complex projects with a strong focus on execution

  • PMP Certification (preferred but not required)

  • SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent (preferred but not required)

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

  • Strong written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills

  • Demonstrate strong skills in team leadership and conflict management

  • Strong consultative, customer focus skills

  • Intermediate knowledge of MS applications (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, SharePoint)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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Agile Project Manager Lead Consultant

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Allstate