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Ventera is looking for an Agile Deputy Program Manager to join one of our Government Services engagements. Candidate will support a highly visible and critical program within our Federal Health portfolio. The Deputy Program Manager will work in close coordination with the Program Manager and be the pulse of Delivery Operations. Candidate will work closely with Product Managers and Scrum Masters to ensure high quality delivery within the established project schedule and scope. Candidate will establish and drive metrics, participate in all Agile ceremonies and planning, and be fully accountable for Delivery.
Define project scope and schedule; organize and lead project status and working meetings; manage risks and correct deviations from plans.
Support Program Manager in managing communications and customer expectations.
Participate in the analysis of highly complex business requirements and contribute to solid project plans which clearly articulate critical milestones, resource allocations, and communication plans necessary to empower the business to achieve its goals.
Ensure Product and Scrum Teams are meeting program objectives and deliverables according to the roadmap and schedule.
Identify and manage key project indicators including velocity and defect ratios.
Experience in IT Consulting; PMP and Agile Certifications a strong plus (SAFe, PMI-ACP).
Prior experience working with SAFe methodology on enterprise-level applications development projects.
8+ years in Program Management and running large (50+ team members) applications development teams. Demonstrated ability in task management, risk management, and scope management.
Proven experience in roadmap development and backlog management; strong understanding of breaking down epics and features into user stories.
Prior experience defining and tracking key project indicators, conducting analysis, and reporting to Program Manager and Client organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Work location will be split between Baltimore, MD and Reston, VA