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Delivery Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 18/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374190A

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Delivery Manager
3-6 months


Key Responsibilities:
* Manage a project team to deliver new digital products using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.
* Plan, lead, organise, and motivate the project team to achieve a high level of performance and quality in line with programme standards;
* Draft contracts for your team members and third party suppliers as necessary and manage them to deliver against those contracts;
* Support the business project manager and IT programme manager in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
* Work with the product owner and service manager to establish and maintain the roadmap and sprint plans for the product to be delivered according to a backlog of prioritised user stories.
* Manage the transition into support of new digital products.
* Lead and facilitate agile ceremonies; prepare and distribute regular reports as necessary.
* Implement project management processes and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for project management;
* Ensure company and department policies, processes and standards are adhered to.
* Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in your area of work.

Essential Skills:
* Minimum of 5 years of experience, in a client facing team (not internal development), as a delivery manager successfully implementing software development projects, managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with cross functional teams.
* Experience of transitioning new digital products in to support
* Solid understanding of software development or COTS package implementation life cycle models as well as good knowledge of agile project management principles and practices.
* Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, including solution architects, developers, testers & business analysts
* Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
* Client facing skills; a capable and confident facilitator with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
* Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
* Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

Desirable Skills:

* Experience of working for an IT consultancy organisation
* Digital transformation programme experience in the public sector
* Qualified Scrum Master
* Experience of delivering incremental change with a live product
* Experience of working in a continuous integration environment
* Experience of MoSCoW, User Stories, Story Points

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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