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Agile Delivery Manager

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding Delivery Manager, who wants to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. 

You will work as part of an agile multi-disciplinary team of Developers, Designers, Analysts and IT specialists. Day-to-day you will be using your experience and technical skills to support the team in designing, creating and improving new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government.

Main responsibilities:
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team, helping to ensure that products are delivered in a manner that is aligned with wider business service development activities.
  • Work with the Product Owner and a genuinely co-located multi-disciplinary team of approximately 30 people; policy experts, interaction designers, business analysts, technical and security staff to design, build and iterate our services.
  • Remove blockers that relate to our service delivery activities.
  • Create an environment conducive to self-organising people and teams, and be ready to step in with advice where needed.
  • Get the best out of both Agile and non-Agile team members with guidance and support in understanding requirements.
  • Maintain discipline in an environment with conflicting priorities and demands.
  • Help to bridge the different disciplines in the team in order to enable effective delivery from everyone.

You will:
  • Have experience of Agile and Waterfall delivery methods, learning and iterating frequently throughout the entire project lifecycle (build, test, release).
  • Have experience in working in a multi-team portfolio delivery structure.
  • Have the ability to work closely with the Product Owner to define the roadmap for any given service and translate this into user stories / requirements.
  • Oversee the collaborative, dynamic planning process; helping prioritise the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team.
  • Have experience of Digital Services.
  • Ensure that our services and products are built to an appropriate level of quality.
  • Actively participate in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills, knowledge and bringing in best practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to keep the long-term solution in focus and plan for risk.
  • Understand the differences between Agile and Waterfall methods and how they can be applied together for success.
  • Facilitate planning meetings, reviews and retrospectives
  • Thrive in a fast-moving, changing environment.
  • Have an understanding of the challenges and tensions inherent in working in an agile environment, within an organisation more used to waterfall project management