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Agile Project Manager

Company: MassMutual
Location: Springfield
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

Responsibilities * Manage development and implementation activities across multiple organizations, stakeholders and environments
* Coach team members on Agile best practices, encourage use of Agile development practice, act as custodian to adapt framework to our unique environment.
* Removing impediments preventing project progress
* Mediating through conflicts
* Helping to facilitate quick decision making
* Help prioritize workload and determine trade-offs of scope/budget/calendar
* Facilitate key meetings such as sprint/release planning, retrospectives, release go/no go, etc.
* Schedule and lead project team meetings to maintain adherence to project timelines and requirements.
* Work with individual vendor partners and MassMutual business and IT partners to ensure timelines are realistic and requirements are understood.
* Identify key risks and issues, and develop mitigation plan. Effectively resolve issues under aggressive timelines. Understanding who to bring together to rapidly resolve issues.
* Identify key stakeholders and management strategy for each (i.e. communication, influencing, decision making)
* Help team define key project metrics and develop tools to track and report metrics.
* Ensuring the successful, on-time launch of strategic, tactical and production support items supporting the strategy.
* Utilize agile/adaptable delivery method for management of large strategic initiatives and smaller enhancement projects.
* Provide expertise and advice on maximizing productivity, right-sizing requirements documentation, phased rollouts,etc.
* Assess project health, identify key problem areas, and focus resources to turn troubled projects around. Support Product Owner through: * Helping to deliver product vision
* Roadmap development
* Helping order product backlog items
* Sprint/Release Planning and Management
* Being familiar with the team's work, allowing appropriate workload planning for each sprint/release. Basic Qualifications: * Strong understanding of Financial Services background (retail annuities, life insurance, long term care, workplace solutions)
* Industry experience with key vendors to support new onboarding, platform maintenance, and ongoing enhancements including but not limited to DTCC, AnuityNet, iPipeline, Firelight etc.
* Previous experience with working with outside carriers/distributors/firms
* BS/BA required
* Minimum 5 years of experience managing strategic projects
* Experience in an agile environment
* Strong project management skills including: conceptualization; analysis; driving alignment; planning resources; managing milestones and objectives, and Agile practices
* Comfortable with analyzing data
* Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future Preferred Qualifications: * Strong Leadership skills with proven ability to influence stakeholders who don't have a direct reporting relationship
* Proven ability to lead through ambiguity with the ability to get to clarity to provide team clear direction

Keywords: MassMutual, Springfield , Agile Project Manager, Executive , Springfield, Massachusetts

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