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Agile Project Manager

Posted 
January 9, 2020

Overview

Responsible for managing the agile development practice in a fast-paced digital environment

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

I Agile Process 

  1. Manage Cascade Public Media’s agile process for digital products
  2. Schedule and lead agile ceremonies including daily scrum, sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos and sprint retrospectives 
  3. Own and manage Jira boards
  4. Break broad requirements into user stories and Jira tickets
  5. Scope and estimate work
  6. Unblock developers and facilitate getting things done
  7. Pitch in wherever necessary, be it hands-on QA, publishing content via the CMS, etc.

II Communication 

  1. Keep management apprised of project status and risk
  2. Act as main communication contact between product/business owners and development team, striking a balance between keeping everyone informed and minimizing distractions for development team
  3. Help to build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution, with an emphasis on problem-solving

III Advocate/Educate 

  1. Guide and coach development team – and colleagues in other departments – on how best to use agile practices and principles to build digital products
  2. Prepare documentation and training plans for staff (how to use CMS, video platforms, etc.)
  3. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Experience or strong familiarity with Agile project management required
  2. Strong organizational skills required
  3. Experience using and configuring project management tools such Jira required
  4. Experience as a technical project manager in an agile organization preferred
  5. CMS experience preferred (experience with Drupal 8 a big plus)
  6. Scrum master certification a huge plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  2. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  3.  Ability to work some evenings, weekends, holidays as needed

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background

About the Department

Digital

Our Diversity Commitment

We are committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background. Read our complete diversity commitment statement here.