Senior Delivery Manager
The Economist Newspaper Limited
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Accountabilities

How you will contribute :

  • Work alongside, support, and motivate delivery teams, and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Use visual means to foster clear communication between delivery teams and various stakeholder groups
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of enterprise-class web applications
  • Champion agile and lean best practices, and help foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Manage delivery scope and risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Create and maintain lightweight project plans, incorporating budgeting and forecasting
  • Create clear metrics to track progress of the team and report to stakeholders
  • Coach on Agile practices and nurture positive team relationships
  • Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are :

  • Experience managing software development projects, and are familiar with agile and lean methodologies. A strong communicator with the ability to proactively manage stakeholders by partnering on decisions
  • Experience conducting the Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Experience of coaching teams, in a collaborative environment with a flat structure to deliver projects successfully
  • Act as a servant leader exhibiting characteristics like listening, empathy, and persuasion in order to enable colleagues to perform their roles effectively
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment by offering personal counsel, and nurturing positive relationships within the team
  • Proven examples of using initiative and creativity to achieve project milestones
  • Experience of being able to challenge and influence decisions
  • Ability to determine and report on key project metrics to stakeholders with the ability to adapt project plans based on project reality
  • Desirable

  • Are pragmatic and flexible, with a willingness to take on different roles and responsibilities in order to help successfully deliver a project
  • Highly organised and detail orientated
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering complex projects
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • Have a deep understanding of the product development cycle from project discovery to final delivery
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
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