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Agile Program Management Advisor

Company: Miso
Location: Carmel
Posted on: September 15, 2018

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Description: Position Location: Carmel, Indiana POSITION OVERVIEW The Agile Program Management employs servant leadership towards the successful, companywide adoption of Agile principles and practices. This transformation will result in increased value received and decrease risk. Leading the retention of an overall sense of vision and purpose by effective communication, continuous improvement, and dynamic response to change. RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership Engage Project Manager, Product Owners, Business Owners, and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure alignment between strategy and execution. Designs and underlines healthy program communication across all levels of MISO for small and mid-sized value streams; act as a communications hub between the Portfolio, Program and Agile Team level roles and activities. Interlock functional teams and cross team dependencies to ensure improved planning and company readiness for a release. Establish program readiness with team leads and Managers via the preparation of Vision Board, Backlogs and Pre- and Post- Program Increment planning meetings. Direct economic decision making by facilitating Epic and Feature estimation at the program level. Plan and structure cross-team collaboration activities at the program level, such as SAFe Scrum of Scrums and support team planning process. Proactively recognize and resolve conflicts between teams/functions through collaboration and consensus. Execute and communicate program level logistics, such as creating timelines and cadence of increments and releases. Plan and direct all retrospectives for the program level (Inspect & Adapt Workshops) for small to medium-sized value streams. Further develop continuous improvement practices at the program level for all functions. Release and Risk Management Manage and optimize the flow of value through the program using work management system, metrics and communication facilitation. Drives program-level continuous improvement via retrospectives, Inspect and Adapt workshops, and constant demonstration of Kaizen mind. May fulfill role as member of Release Management efforts. Monitor and encourage productive scrum team dynamics and stakeholder relationships to ensure effective communication within the teams. Metrics and Measures Integrate team leaders and cross-team representatives towards improved metrics. Sponsor periodic synchronization meetings at the Program and Portfolio levels; escalating impediments. Deliver presentations at the executive level as necessary. Advance communities of practice (CoP) around SAFe, Agile and Lean, to include Scrum Master CoP and Product Owner CoP to share knowledge and best practices. Enable Agility Create an environment of trust where it is safe to challenge, experiment, innovate and fail without fear. Constantly refine and stay current with emerging themes in larger Agile community. Coach, train, and educate the program on principles and practices of Agile in collaboration with Scrum Masters. Act as a galvanizing force for sharing Agile knowledge across the organization towards a positive behavioral impact on MISO. Contribute to newsletters, blogs, and internal gatherings as they relate to Agile practices at MISO. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or related business field Minimum of 10 years of related professional experience 3-5 years of related Agile team experience (required) Experience with SAFe or LeSS (preferred) Agile related certification (required) Master's degree, (preferred) Previous energy industry experience (preferred) TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES Possess functional knowledge of software development processes and procedures (required) Possess experience working Agile at scale (required) Possess experience leading programs or cross-functional teams (required) Process improvement training and practices (6-sigma or Lean) Proficient with SDLC tools like Jira, Confluence and basic project management tools like MS Project and Visio Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, policies and procedures. Ability to articulate in writing detailed concepts and to present information to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Ability to coordinate across the organization to complete projects on time. Demonstrates ability and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency. Ability to collaborate in a team environment; seek regular feedback and contribute in team meetings. Be accountable for producing an accurate, timely and quality work product. Has an awareness of MISO Stakeholders, MISO's role in the industry and the ability to distinguish the different MISO market segments. Location: Carmel, IN Activation Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Expiration Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 Apply Here

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