Agile Software Project Manager
Lagos, LA, ng
7d ago

Job role : Agile Software Product Manager

Sector : Fintech

Reports To : Manager, PMO

Main Purpose of Job :

The Agile Software project Manager combines principles of both the ScrumMaster and Project Manager into one role. They provide leadership and coaching to enable effective collaboration and self-

organization of software development teams and QA teams to include leading and monitoring the daily Scrum, working closely with the Product Owner while collaborating with the

business and the Scrum team. This position will be responsible for mentoring Agile practices on the Scrum team; and works closely with subject matter experts to lead project efforts and build solutions.

They also own the management of the execution of the project from Plan to Close, including project coordination, communication, and collaboration among project team

members. This includes the formulation of timelines, milestones, and project plans, as well as extensive coordination with departments such as IT, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Client Services and Accounting in order to meet organizational goals.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1.1 Duties Execute Scrum Master tasks across multiple teams and provide direct team support on improving team planning skills,adherence to the various ceremonies and cadence of daily, iteration, and release-level meetings.

Create and distribute regular reports on project progress, blockers, milestones, and resource needs.

Help identify and clear roadblocks for multiple SCRUM teams.

Communicate effectively and consistently with all project stakeholders.

Serve as a liaison between technical and non-technical departments.

Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects.

Assist Project Sponsor and teams in identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities within a project.

Facilitate the definition of project scope and deliver a detailed plan for a successful outcome based on project objectives.

Facilitate cross-project coordination and support resolution of cross-project issues and dependencies.

Ensure that the project follows the defined Project Lifecycle Process, including appropriate escalation and communication to the Project Sponsor and Portfolio Governance Committee.

Make certain Project Lifecycle documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Lead lessons learned at the conclusion of projects; identify people, process and technology improvements to be made as a way to elevate the performance of future project teams.

Promote transparency at all times regarding project status, issues and risks to stakeholders, including but not limited to the Portfolio Governance Committee.

Educate other project team members and stakeholders on the Project Lifecycle Process and Agile Methodologies through both formal and informal training.

Gain consensus on decisions and ensure delivery of high quality results.

Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Agile Project Manager

This job description is full but not exhaustive and the job holder will be required to undertake other activities as reasonably required by the Company.

Competency Knowledge

People Skills Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

An ability to interact effectively with people at all levels in an organization including senior level


Work effectively as part of a team and have a genuine desire to assist colleagues.

Adaptability An ability to respond to unpredictable volume of work, with a positive attitude and a

willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.

Delivers Results Work effectively and efficiently, paying careful attention to detail, data confidentiality and accuracy.

Able to prioritise tasks. Be consistent in application and effort. Selfstarter with high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow through.

Analytical Ability to seek out underlying assumptions through probing, questioning, and

listening. Strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, reasoning, critical thinking,

and problem-solving skills.

Communication Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively.

Approachable and open. Professionalism and courtesy in responding to inquiries,

phone calls and emails.

Leadership Ability to lead, motivate, and direct a cross-functional workgroup.

Specific Job Competencies

Competency Expectation

Agile In depth understanding of Agile, its values and principles, including backlog grooming,

release and sprint planning, burn-up / down charts, and more. Experience working

with distributed teams. Able to engage effectively with technical development

resources and foster communication.

Project Management Effectively manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities

appropriately in an evolving work environment with shifting time frames. Ability to

work in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Planning Analytical and structured thinker. Able to develop detailed project plans with owners,

timing, dependencies, and performance and success metrics.

Customer Focus Commitment to customer service; proactively communicate and respond promptly to stakeholders.

Context Description

Location This is an office based role at the US headquarters in Hendersonville, TN.

Travel Expectation of less than 5% travel in support of projects.

Agile Project Manager

This job description is full but not exhaustive and the job holder will be required to undertake other activities as reasonably required by the Company


Qualifications & Experience

Essential Description

Scrum Master Five plus years’ Scrum Master experience required for a software development team.

Must be actively certified as a Scrum Master by the Scrum Alliance.

Project Management Three plus years’ Project Management experience required. Minimum of one years’ experience leading / managing IT development projects.

Computer Skills Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Project; intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Education Bachelor’s degree in Business or Technical field required or a combination of

education and progressively responsible work experience in related area may be substituted in lieu of degree on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Description

Project Management Professional Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Agile Certified Practitioner

PMI-ACP), or completion of another recognized project management certification.

Atlassian Product Knowledge Knowledge with Atlassian products Jira and Confluence.

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