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IBM Strategic Agile Delivery Lead - Various Clients in London, United Kingdom

Introduction

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, let's talk.

We are seeking an experienced Agile Delivery Lead who is passionate about customers & technology and demonstrates expertise in agile and complex project delivery.

Involved in all aspects of a project, the selected person would have a dual responsibility to maintain the broad vision required for executing a project and leadership of the immediate agile delivery.

This person would oversee all the intricate details of an agile project from inception through to launch. This includes managing the team, implementing the appropriate agile practices, leading the relationship with the project's stakeholders and keeping an eye on the anything that might impact the delivery of the project i.e. customer trends, industry updates or a good old fashioned curveball. All whilst driving an overall agile culture change. This person gets to change the way people work.

The perfect candidate would have the following demonstrable skills and experience :

  • Leading and coordinating agile development and ways of working across several teams

  • At least one relevant industry agile certification

  • Facilitating and leading delivery of transformation programs across multiple industries

  • Deep knowledge in agile delivery frameworks and methods (Scrum, Scrum@Scale, LeSS, SAFe, Kanban, Upstream Kanban, XP etc... .)

  • Engagement with senior stakeholders to discuss changes and the provision of effective metrics to gauge progress and success

  • Helping clients to define objectives and key results against their transformation ambitions and north stars

  • Expertise in Operating Models, Process Transformations and new capabilities mobilization

  • Consulting experience in leading agile engagements (both in engineering and non-engineering domains)

  • Guiding teams to define their reporting capabilities and acting as the point of contact for any escalations across teams of teams"

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least one Agile certification

  • Experience coaching multiple agile teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters

  • Several years of experience working as a Iteration Manager, Scrum Master, Team Leader or Project Manager in complex agile programs

  • Familiar with agile tools and engineering practices.

  • Experience facilitating, training and mentoring individuals and teams

  • Experience with IBM Design Thinking, Agile, DevOps, Scrum, SAFe, LeSS and SDLC.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • An industry recognized Agile certification.

  • Experience with IBM Design Thinking

Languages required: English

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