Agile Delivery Manager

As an Agile Delivery Manager, you will facilitate the continuous delivery of value at Comic Relief. You will support cross-functional teams of product, data, design and engineering to ensure high-value outputs are consistently being delivered by the Digital & Innovation teams. You will be at the forefront of nurturing a culture of collaboration continuous improvement and learning throughout the organisation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion agile delivery methodology and help build understanding and capability across all teams.

  • Facilitate cross-functional groups to plan and deliver projects – identifying which methodology best fits the needs and style of the team.

  • Make sure projects are appropriately resourced with the skills and expertise to meet their needs.

  • Coordinate multiple workstreams to ensure there is a clear pipeline of work to be delivered next.

  • Identify and mitigate risk and blockers to successful delivery.

  • Manage, monitor and measure workflows to ensure value is delivered early and often.

  • Protect the team, put people before process and make sure energy is channelled into value.

  • Take a pragmatic approach to capability building, adapting to different business needs or styles.

Essential Education and Competencies:

  • Experience of championing agile delivery practice within an organisation.

  • Knowledge of Scrum, Kanban and lean methodologies coupled with a deep understanding of the principles of agile and the processes behind effective product delivery.

  • Skilled communicator – able to flex style between coach, adviser, manager and challenger.

  • Collaborative worker – able to work closely with leadership and other teams.

  • Effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management skills.

  • Keen interest in coaching – ability to engage, motivate and deliver change to create an iterative and evidence driven mindset.

  • Curious and creative thinker – to create a learning organisation committed to continuous improvement and always striving to do things better.

  • Resilient – with the ability to stay the course to embed an agile culture.

Role posted - 2020-01-09T15:44:05Z 3:44pm, 9th Jan 2020 GMT