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Aug 08, 2021

Agile Delivery Manager

  • PwC
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

Job Description & Summary

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. You’ll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth.

Our Information Technology Project Management team collaborates with PwC practice leaders to develop and deliver technology solutions. We provide project management oversight and collaborate with various project resources and vendors to ensure the appropriate methodology is followed, deliverable quality is high, and satisfaction is achieved. Simply put, you’ll solve business problems using technology, work with multiple teams concurrently, and be able to take pride in end to end ownership of a project.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
JOB PURPOSE

An Agile Delivery Manager is accountable for the product delivery team’s performance and for the effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services. An Agile Delivery Manager enables their team to succeed by helping the team to self organise, creating the right environment for success, and creating a culture of learning and transparency.

A. JOB PROFILE

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Works closely with Product Managers to ensure the product vision is delivered

Build and maintain teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well

Identify obstacles and blockers and help the team to overcome them

Focus the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services

Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team

Coach and mentor both team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques

Facilitate Agile ceremonies as part of a more traditional Scrum Master role

Participate in Agile (and other) communities of practise and contribute meaningfully to lateral knowledge sharing and upskilling on Lean and Agile principles

Perform Project Management activities as required

Act as an Agile Coach for the team, and drives Agile and Lean practises

Responsible for team resource management and capacity planning (workforce planning), in collaboration with other Agile Delivery Managers and Product Managers


DIMENSIONS

FINANCIAL

STAFF

ORGANOGRAM


The Agile Delivery Manager will act as a servant leader to the following roles:

Product Analysts

Product Developers

B. PERSON PROFILE

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE

KEY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

BCom Degree

Project Management Qualifications

Lean / Agile Qualifications

Minimum 5 years in Project / Agile Delivery Management role

Agile & Lean Practises

Project Management knowledge

Planning

Team Dynamics and Collaboration

Performance Focus

Leadership and team motivation

Negotiation skills

DEFINITIONS

1. JOB PURPOSE

Why the post created was or what value does it add to the organization, i.e. one sentence to describe what is done, how it is done and why it is done.

2.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (KPA’S)

For which aspects are you responsible?

Brief statements which describe the major activities and contributions of this position and measures applied to determine performance.

3. DIMENSIONS (FINANCIAL)

Rand values e.g. budget. Unit measures i.e. number of clients/ disciplines/suppliers/projects/machines.

4. STAFF (PEOPLE MEASURES)

Number of immediate subordinates or number of employees your service supports and information and systems i.e. organization wide information services and support services.

5.ORGANOGRAM

Attach a chart of the Division/Department and circle your position.

6. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum requirements to be successful in the position. Practical experience.

7.KEY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Professional/Technical Skills/Management Skills.

Education(if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:
Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
Certifications(if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages(If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No
Government Clearance Required?

Yes

Job ID:238150WD

Service:Internal Firm Services

Specialism:IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Industry:Not Applicable


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