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Agile Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-02245
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 70.00 - 80.00 /Hour
Our client is a fourtune 500 Entertainment company, and they are currently looking for a senior agile project manager for a 9 month contract.

The Project Manager has primary responsibility to plan, track, and manage to success the projects to which they are assigned. He/she will identify key stakeholders and help define the project objectives. The Project Manager manages projects according to company-approved project frameworks, including both Agile and traditional project management approaches. He/she must be able to take an active leadership role in the team and create an environment that fosters the prescribed agile methods and processes. Finally the Project Manager must be able to identify issues proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across the organization to execute the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understand and follow the Company's project management frameworks for project delivery.
  • Identify, track, and remove impediments to project success.
  • Review project requests and participate in the green-light process.
  • Facilitate the creation of a well-defined Project Backlog or Project Plan.
  • Manage Sprint and Release planning or development cycle (especially relating to mobile development).
  • Assure that all team members understand and accept their roles and responsibilities.
  • Work with offshore development teams to tightly integrate them into their project work streams.
  • Making sure project resources are applied appropriately
  • Pulling together upfront estimates of time and resource utilization.
  • Facilitating change control and risk mitigation.
  • Analyze risk and mitigation accordingly, including establishing contingency plans and initiating corrective action.
  • Track and report key project metrics.
  • Track capital budgets.
  • Keep all stakeholders informed of status and issues.
  • Manage relationships with the Product Team, Mobile Teams, and/or other stakeholders.
  • Arbitrate and resolve conflict within the project.
  • Coordinate participation of different tech and business groups in requirements gathering, specifications, design, development and implementation of key projects.
  • Promulgate department-wide project and management processes (especially relating to mobile web/apps).
  • Learn, understand, and actively use project management software to effectively manage project deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5-7+ years of experience managing technical projects
  • 1 year of experience with Agile or Lean methodologies, software engineering practices, and traditional project management approaches

Additional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Certified Scrum Master and PMP certification highly desirable
  • Experience managing projects involving responsive web design highly desirable
  • Experience managing projects involving mobile products (e.g., apps for iOS, Android, etc.) desirable
  • Experience managing projects within a media company and/or in an online businesses environment
  • Ability to understand technologies applicable to a chosen project and facilitate resolution of technical issues as they arise
  • Ability to lead and motivate people to encourage performance and teamwork
  • Demonstrated working partnership with software developers, technical and business management, department heads, product developers and QA teams
  • Possess superb written and verbal communications and presentation skills.