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Changeis, Inc Agile Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Agile Project Manager

About the Organization Changeis, Inc. is an award-winning 8(a) certified, woman-owned small business that provides management consulting and engineering services to both public and private sectors. Changeis' work has resulted in the successful execution of numerous programmatic initiatives, development of acquisition-sensitive deliverables, and establishment of a variety of long-term innovative strategic priorities for its customers. Changeis focuses on delivering unparalleled expertise in the areas of strategy and transformation management, investment analysis and acquisition management, governance, and innovation management. Inc. magazine has ranked the management consulting firm, Changeis Inc., among the top 1000 firms on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Changeis offers a full benefit package that includes medical, dental, and vision, short and long term disability, retirement plan with immediate vesting and company match, and a generous annual leave plan.

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Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

Description

Essential Job Requirements

Project Planning and Management

Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

Team Management

Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

Product Owner Support

Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

Process Management and Improvement

Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

Team Building

Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Position Requirements

Qualifications

· Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

· A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred

· Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred

· Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel

· Balanced business/technical background:

· Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

· Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

Skills Required

· BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus

· Very effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

· Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

· In-depth 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

· Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:

· Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent

· Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

· 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

Location Cambridge, MA

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity and E-Verify employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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