Datafin

Agile Delivery Manager (CPT Hybrid)

IT – Software Development
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
DRIVE Agile culture including accountability & teamwork while defining project roadmaps and guiding product delivery as your strong technical expertise as an Agile Delivery Manager is sought by a fast-paced Software Development House. You will also assist with the development and implementation of best practices and industry standards across the Product Delivery and technical Development teams. The ideal candidate must have 4-5+ years’ experience as a Product Owner/Product Manager/Project including 2+ years’ experience managing Agile Delivery teams, demonstrable leadership experience and experience implementing Agile Delivery best practices and configuration of Agile Delivery tools such as Jira, Confluence, Miro, Lucidchart, etc.
 
DUTIES:
Champion Agile Practices –
  • Define and document the processes most suitable to company’s context.
  • Assist with the implementation of the most suitable practices across the Projects team.
  • Coach teams members across the business in agile practices.
  • Drive Agile culture and create a learning environment for continuous improvement of processes.
 
Oversee Agile Project Management –
  • Assist with defining project roadmaps in line with Agile best practices.
  • Maintain visibility of progress of all projects in the company.
  • Assist with resource allocation based on the project roadmaps.
 
Guide product delivery best practices –
  • Define and maintain best practices for Product Delivery.
  • Manage the product delivery stack and tools (including Jira, Confluence, Miro, Lucidchart) and the configuration of tools for maximum efficiency.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders in defining best practice standards and processes for Project Management, Product Management, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance tasks.
  • Ensure that defined processes are being implemented and managed appropriately.
  • Foster collaboration in cross-functional teams through regular team engagement.
 
Team Management –
  • Assist the Head of Product Delivery with the management of the team of Product Managers, Technical Product Owners, and Scrum Masters.
  • Assist in identifying and managing skills development and career path roadmaps for the Product Delivery team.
  • Assist in identifying areas where performance improvement is required and help manage performance improvement processes.
  • Assist in identifying and managing disciplinary issues.
  • Manage day-to-day operational requirements of the Product Delivery team.
  • Assist with recruitment across the Product Delivery teams.
  • Assist with onboarding and training of new staff.
 
Reporting –
  • Provide regular feedback to the Head of Product Delivery regarding project status.
  • Provide regular feedback on progress with regards to implementation of processes and team performance.
  • Provide regular feedback on the general wellbeing and performance of the teams.
  • Identify key project metrics to measure project health and performance.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 2+ Years’ experience managing Agile Delivery teams.
  • 4-5+ Years’ experience as a Product Owner/Product Manager/Project.
  • Manager/Scrum Master or similar role.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience.
  • Experience implementing agile delivery best practices and configuration of Agile Delivery tools (Jira, Confluence, Miro etc.).
 
Advantageous –
  • Qualification in Project Management and/or Business Management or related fields.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • A collaborative team player with strong leadership skills.
  • High emotional intelligence.
  • Be a relationship builder.
  • Critical thinker and creative problem solver.
  • Organised and able to work under pressure.
  • Possess strong technical and business acumen.
  • Motivate and maintain team morale and cohesiveness. 
  • Tackle issues head on with a focus on finding long-term collaborative solutions.