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  • Sector: Cloud Computing Date Added: 11/09/20

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    Delivery Manager, Software Delivery Manager, Agile (441343221)

    Location: Taunton, England  |  Contract Type: Contract  |   |  Salary: £550 - £600 / day

    Job description

    2/3 days a week on site in Taunton

    Up to £600/day Inside IR35

    The Delivery Manager is accountable for the delivery of a product or service.

    The Delivery Manager will outwardly manage one or more software teams to deliver a product or service, breaking down barriers for the team and planning at both a higher level and in detail to ensure things happen when needed. The post holder will also act as a point of expertise to implement, develop and improve the adoption of Agile methodology and to improve the software development capability of the team.

    *Manage risks, budgets and people to time, quality and cost. Ensuring delivery momentum is maintained with safe, secure and agile, iterative products with user feedback built in to refinements.
    *Responsible for the delivery of assigned products, projects and programmes, ensuring that the business owner's vision is realised and that the business objectives are met
    *Day to day management of the project's resources to ensure tasks are implemented on time, on budget and to the required scope and quality, challenging where appropriate for technical or business robustness.
    *Ensure third party integration of solutions is managed end to end.
    *Build and maintain high performing, motivated teams comprised of individuals from a variety of
    disciplines and backgrounds
    *Deliver products and services using the appropriate agile delivery methodology, learning and iterating frequently
    *Identify, develop and coach agile principles and practices, and lean tools and techniques to the delivery team and engage with the wider organisation.

    The post holder will be accountable for the long-term performance and effectiveness of the delivery team and the outputs. They will be core to decisions that build high-performing teams.

    Key Skills/Experience


    *Experience in technical ownership of projects and products, demonstrating proactive engagement to deliver solutions.
    *Proven experience using agile project management methods while understanding the fundamental principles behind what they are trying to achieve and why they are valued.
    *Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity, applying both pragmatism and bold direction when appropriate.
    *Sound understanding of the digital landscape, open source technologies and modern practices around continuous deployment.
    *Excellent leadership and management skills, communicating clear strategy and purpose.
    *Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams, developing and motivating individuals.

    The core responsibilities of a Delivery Manager include:

    *Governance and Controls 60%
    oAdherence to the Agile Delivery Governance framework and management of other governance and control processes including risk and issue management, progress reporting, change control, etc
    oManage dependencies internally within the project, and liaise with dependent projects
    oResponsible for the transition of the complete solution to everyday practice
    oManage dependencies internally within the project, and liaise with dependent projects
    oManage resource plans and control / forecast financial spend against the budget.
    oManage third party and cross team interfaces and integrations.

    *Impediment Removal 1 20%
    oMaintain the team's performance by managing dependencies, overcoming obstacles, avoiding or removing impediments to its progress and getting the best value against constraints, whether internal or external to the team
    oThrough the resolution of problems facilitates the delivery flow by driving teams and setting the pace to ensure team can meet their commitments
    oActively addresses internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership sits outside the team
    oFacilitating team events to ensure regular progress
    oProtects the team from outside interference and makes sure the team collaborates, communicates and focuses on what is most important
    oEscalation to Digital Services & Technology Management Team (DS&T), business owner and Common Doorway business stakeholder.

    *Coaching the team 2 10%
    oHelps the team to manage and visualise outcomes, ensuring that working practices are iterated to achieve effective delivery
    oHelping the Product Owner maintain the product backlog in a way that ensures the needed work is well understood so the team can continually make progress
    oLeads on a range of Agile and lean tools and techniques, and is able to identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use
    oLead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
    oCoaching Scrum principles, to deliver the specified requirements for the product or service
    oCoaching Software delivery methods
    oPromoting Continuous Improvement
    oFacilitating creativity
    oFosters empowerment
    oDelivery Manager will also promote Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose for the individuals within the team

    *External Interaction 10%
    oEducating key stakeholders on Agile principles, including managing expectations and facilitating difficult discussions with a diverse range of stakeholders
    oWork with Agile Capability Manager and other Delivery Managers to ensure a consistent application of Agile and lean practices throughout the
    oWork with Test and Software Development Managers to deliver improvements in software development across the delivery teams
    oStakeholder management. Reporting, Reviews, Metrics and planning - establishes the feedback loop for teams, ensures understanding of value and how this relates to user needs
    oActs as a Change Agent

    People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

    People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas.



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    Simon is very knowledgeable in the IT industry and is a very pleasant and easy going person. I really felt comfortable chatting to him whilst I was looking for a new position and he comes across really well. He was able to offer his experience but wasn't a pushy recruitment consultant which more often than not you find these days. He was able to answer all questions that I had and possesses outstanding communication skills which helped by his happy going personality. If I was looking for a new position my first port of call would be too contact Simon. This also applies for when I am hiring new staff. I know I can trust his judgement and his awareness of service managers to be able to find suitable and reliable candidates. Simon's Client

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