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Maarut Inc: Project Manager/Leader – Senior

Maarut Inc

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted February 3, 2021.

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Project Manager/Leader Senior with utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies.

Scrum master experience is preferred.

to work with your client in Ontario Public Sector.Project Manager/Leader, Level 3The Project Manager is responsible for the following activities:Identifying strategic and operational requirements of specific project (product) management environment for IT initiatives; Providing ongoing advice on refinements and enhancements to the organization’s project (product) management delivery processes; Developingproject (product) design criteria, planning activities, business objectives, communication and reporting protocols, implementing planning, project prioritization and phasing strategies, issues management, quality assessment and transition requirements; Directing,coordinating and monitoring project (product) management activities to ensure timely, cost-effective and high-quality business and customer-focused resultsKey Responsibilities:Articulate the product vision and product strategy so the project (product) team knows why they are undertaking the effort of building the product, and what the plan for doing so is.Prioritize features & manage the backlog Sothe project (product) team has a shared focus across tactical design and development work.Establish and track against measurable objectives So the project (product) team knows whether they are on the right path or not.Decide when to ship software So customers can experience the benefits of the product as soon as possible, and the project (product) team can continue to gather valuable feedback about how to iterate on the product.Continually de-risk product direction So the project (product) team only builds the features they should build, based on validated customer problems and business opportunities, and increase the likelihood that the product will be successful in the marketCommunicate effectively So the project (product) team, stakeholders and sponsors are all aligned, and momentum is maintained.Deliverables include (but not limited to):Product vision and road map (now, near, and future timeline)Product strategy: target audience (end-users), problems you’re trying to solve, value propositionsCustomer discovery insights through end-user research activitiesProduct features and functions through product management backlog and the authoring of user stories with the business product ownerProduct key performance Indicators (KPIs) or success criteria including a metrics dashboardProduct decision and direction rationalesProduct wins (success stories)Continuous shipping of product features to improve upon the minimal viable product produced by the project (product) team through user-centred design processes and agile (scrum) delivery methodologiesProduct risk mitigation strategiesCommunications to senior management level including executive summaries, and product status updates as required.Skill Set Requirements:Demonstrated experience in communication and mediation skills with business teams and core team members to ensure Client projects (products) are progressing according to schedule or product road mapDemonstrated experience in team building, consensus building and relationship management skillsExperience with strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live or similar delivery methodologiesExperience with identification to risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed.Ability to articulate and prioritize issues and risks at program management and senior executive level and recommend mitigation strategies for decision makersAbility to create and maintain a product road map which describes how your product is likely to evolve over time.Ability to delivery on a (project) product with a balanced team (product owner, user experience designers, developers) utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies.

Scrum master experience is preferred.Experience gathering and developing requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated planExperience with project (product), program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels; Experiencewith participating in steering committee and stakeholder forums.Basic Knowledge in Microsoft Azure cloud platformKnowledge of online collaboration tools such as MIRO, Atlassian Confluence and Trello, Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive, Zoom, Slack and Microsoft TeamsKnowledge of Backlog Management tools such as JIRA, Azure DevOps, Pivotal TrackerStrong interpersonal and negotiation skillsStrong presentation, verbal and written communication skillsRequirementsMust-haves: Ability to delivery on a (project) product with a balanced team (product owner, user experience designers, developers) utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies.

Scrum master experience is preferred.Evaluation Criteria – Project Manager, Level 3Relationship Management – Demonstrated experience in communication and mediation skills with business teams and core team members to ensure Client projects (products) are progressing according to schedule or product road mapDemonstrated experience in team building, consensus building and relationship management skillsExperience with strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects – Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live or similar delivery methodologiesProject Management – Knowledge, Risks, Issues, Scheduling and Reporting – Experience with identification to risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed.Ability to articulate and prioritize issues and risks at program management and senior executive level and recommend mitigation strategies for decision makersAbility to create and maintain a product road map which describes how your product is likely to evolve over time.Ability to delivery on a (project) product with a balanced team (product owner, user experience designers, developers) utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies.

Scrum master experience is preferred.Experience gathering and developing requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated planExperience with project (product), program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels; Experiencewith participating in steering committee and stakeholder forums.Technical Skills – Basic Knowledge in Microsoft Azure cloud platformKnowledge of online collaboration tools such as MIRO, Atlassian Confluence and Trello, Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive, Zoom, Slack and Microsoft TeamKnowledge of Backlog Management tools such as JIRA, Azure DevOps, Pivotal TrackerSoft Skills – Strong interpersonal and negotiation skillsStrong presentation, verbal and written communication skillsExcellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skillsA team player with a track record for meeting deadlines and delivering high profile, high risk, complex initiatives