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IT Agile Project Manager I

Company: National General Insurance
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Purpose:Responsible for planning, organizing, and motivating traditional and agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. Responsible for managing several concurrent projects using traditional and agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.* Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value* Develop detailed project plans when applicable* Organize and lead project status and working meetings* Prepare and distribute progress reports* Manage risks and issues* Correct deviations from plans* Perform delivery planning for assigned projects* Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work* Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work* Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables* Manage stakeholder communications* Contribute to ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile and Traditional Project Management* Promote empowerment of the team* Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution* Encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team* Use knowledge and experience in managing projects in a traditional and Agile environment to blend/apply principles and practices providing the right balance of agility and predictability* Lead and manage at an enterprise level small and medium projects consisting of multiple teams* Play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools to optimize the efficiency of the project team* Use good judgment and skill in situations that require a hybrid traditional and Agile approach, to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraintsMinimum Skills and Competencies:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience* 3+ years of insurance experience and/or technology environment* 2+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing small, medium complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams* Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices* A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using traditional and Agile methodologies* Prior experience with traditional and SCRUM/Agile methodologies* Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least five team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel* Balanced business/technical background* Sufficient level of technical background to understand and be able to accurately and objectively evaluate project* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Desired Skills:* PMP* PMI-ACP, PMI CAPM, CSM, or equivalent* Strong interpersonal skills including collaborating, and team building* Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands* Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence* Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met* Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level* Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view#LI-JH1#LI-Remote#remote

Keywords: National General Insurance, Atlanta , IT Agile Project Manager I, IT / Software / Systems , Atlanta, Georgia

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