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Lean Agile Portfolio Manager

Company: Strong-Bridge Envision
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

At Strong-Bridge Envision Consulting, we work as true partners both with our employees and our clients, embodying our number one value: People First. Our consultants are full-time employees. Our team is driven by a desire to always learn, improve, and innovate. We take an open-minded approach to opportunities and challenges and are focused on solving business challenges.

We deliver programs and projects that exceed stakeholder expectations. To be successful at Strong-Bridge Envision, you will be a driver with a flexible working style, and excellent communication skills; you will think strategically and act tactically; you will be the person on the team our client cant live without!

Strong-Bridge Envision is seeking experienced Lean Agile Portfolio Manager to join our firm as a dedicated full-time employee. This is a Richmond, VA based opportunity; relocation is not provided.

The candidate will provide design and oversight to portfolio level value-driven governance for SAFe Agile product deliveries across the organization. The position will play a crucial role in ensuring that all Information Technology portfolio investments are aligned to the business strategy and meet short/long term business needs and value expectations. This person will also drive Portfolio-level Information Delivery and provide Value Risk Oversight by partnering with EPMO, Business and IT PMOs, Product Managers and Release Train Engineers to define, analyze, and report out on portfolio-level risks, metrics, and information related to value delivery.


Portfolio Value Alignment & Agile Governance

  • Govern portfolio efforts in a Scaled Agile environment

  • Oversee the achievement and risk blockers related to IT product deliveries

  • Partner with PMOs and Product to align lean business cases, linking business benefits to IT investments for funding and allocation requests

  • Ensure Scaled Agile governance processes and decisions are applied consistently

    Portfolio Transparency, Metrics, & Risk

    • Oversee the creation and review of key metrics, outcomes, and reporting related to milestones and objectives

    • Design and build dashboards based on stakeholder input at the Portfolio, Product and Team levels

    • Assess and Report the health of product deliveries with objectivity, accuracy, and transparency

    • Implement and monitor Agile KPIs to ensure benefits are being realized from the adoption of agile practices (increase time to market, increased productivity, higher quality, increased employee satisfaction.

    • Ensure that appropriate stakeholders are engaged in risk identification and mitigation

    • Predict and identify risks/opportunities from interdependencies of product deliveries

      Team Leadership

      • Collaborate across the organization to gain consistency and value add reporting that is developed through automation.

      • Utilize an Agile approach to foster continue learning and a fast feedback loop; encourage experimentation

        Qualifications & Experience:

        • Bachelors degree in computer science or related field. Agile and/or Portfolio Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged. Evidence of continuous learning through certifications, classes, public speaking engagements, etc.

        • 10+ years of experience in managing multiple information systems projects

        • 5+ years of experience in an agile / scrum environment with a demonstrated appreciation for large enterprise standards

        • Proven track record of managing a cross-functional process or delivery team in a large enterprise environment

        • Well versed with Scaled Agile Frameworks Portfolio Management methodology

        • Proficient knowledge of Agile/DevOps/Program Mgmt. Lifecycle methodologies and standards

        • Excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills

        • Experience working in a geographically distributed and culturally diverse workgroup

        • Knowledge and experience using PPM tools, Jira, Confluence, MS Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Visio

        • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred

        • Experience working in a mature Agile environment and familiarity with SAFe concepts and metrics

        • Knowledge of Insurance and Financial industry is preferred

          Desired Skills:

          • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with diverse leaders

          • Proven experience managing effective governance in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and/or other agile methodology framework

          • Experience overseeing enterprise and large budget initiatives

          • Able to communicate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

          • Strong ability to design and implement dashboards; ability to analyze data and present it in a way that tells a story

          • Comfortable with ambiguity, can handle the unexpected with flexibility

          • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

          • Ability to work with a collaborative approach and build trust with others

          • Comfortable working in a matrixed organization

Keywords: Strong-Bridge Envision, Richmond , Lean Agile Portfolio Manager, Executive , Richmond, Virginia

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