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Agile Delivery Manager

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled Agile Delivery Manager. The successful candidate will have a strong background in agile project delivery, GDS standards, SOW management, and experience of working with Consultancies within the central government sector .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage agile project delivery using Scrum or Kanban methodologies, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope, and to the highest quality standards.

  • Collaborate closely with central government clients, product owners, developers, designers, and other stakeholders to define project requirements, prioritize tasks, and manage the product backlog.

  • Implement and uphold GDS standards and best practices throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring compliance and delivering user-centric digital services.

  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, Statement of Work (SOW), and project documentation, ensuring clear communication and alignment with project objectives.

  • Facilitate agile ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, reviews, and retrospectives, fostering a collaborative and agile working environment.

  • Manage risks, issues, and dependencies proactively, implementing effective mitigation strategies and ensuring timely resolution.

  • Monitor project progress and performance metrics, providing regular updates to stakeholders and adapting plans as required to achieve project goals.

  • Utilize consultancy expertise to provide strategic advice, guidance, and support to clients, driving digital transformation and innovation within the central government sector.

  • Champion continuous improvement and agile best practices within the team and across the organization, driving innovation and excellence in project delivery.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Proven experience as an Agile Delivery Manager or similar role, managing complex digital projects from inception to completion.

  • Strong understanding and practical application of agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) and principles.

  • Experience working with GDS standards and familiarity with the UK government digital landscape.

  • Demonstrable experience in managing Statement of Work (SOW) and project budgets effectively.

  • Previous experience working within the central government sector is essential.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen eye for detail.

  • Certified Scrum Master or equivalent agile certification is desirable.