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Agile Practioner
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 15, 2021
Job Id #50809 Posted September 22, 2021


Description:

  • We currently have an exciting career opportunity for an Agile Practioner 2 in our Technology division.
  • As an IT Project Manager, you would manage, direct and interface with business partners and IT teams to align technology solutions with business strategies and provide Scrum Master Support.
  • You will work with the best and the brightest partnering with technology and business leaders who are working to meet the dynamic needs of the national and local health care markets. IT projects span various internal and external IT organizations/vendors and require experience with various SDLCs (waterfall and agile).
  • The project manager leads initiatives across business and IT delivery teams.
  • This role drives solutioning, estimating, and execution while skillfully interfacing with other program/project managers, release managers, resource managers, vendors and business stakeholders in support.
  • The project manager must quickly build strong relationships, foster collaboration, and demonstrate strong communications skills with teams and stakeholders.

Key Competencies:

  • Accountable: Can anticipate what needs to be done vs. being instructed and drive results for the program or project to completion
  • Assertive: Must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls as needed for the project or program.
  • Attitude of empowerment: Leveraging your leadership shadow, drive clarity on what is needed, remove blockers that are hindering progress, align teams to execute in partnership
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and build trust amongst partners
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from team members to executives
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the release train level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Continual improvement: Instills and executes a continuous improvement mindset for yourself and the teams in which your leadership shadow reaches
  • Enthusiastic: Must be impassioned and high-energy
  • Facilitation: Ability to bring out the best in people by aligning multiple perspectives into a clear, executed path
  • Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to get the job done regardless of role definition
  • Quick learner: Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains for the work the teams are engaged in
  • Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Situational Awareness: Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, put corrective actions in place and/or elevate them to management
  • System Thinker: Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment and operating culture and bring practical solutions to improve and navigate both

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple IT projects or programs with various internal and external (vendor) IT teams in a changing environment. Manage project resources across multiple IT teams in a highly matrix environment and across mix-methodology projects (agile and waterfall/iterative).
  • Manage and lead projects through entire lifecycle - initiation, planning scope, solutioning, build, testing, readiness, deployment, support, via waterfall, iterative or agile SDLC methodology.
  • Primary point of contact for technology deliverables across all impacted applications
  • Develop project plans, managing dependency and critical path artifacts, creating and reporting project status including key issues/risks and project financials, and communicating to business & IT leadership.
  • Proactively identify project issues, risks, dependencies. Develop mitigation/remediation plans and actively manage and communicate updates around these issues/risks.
  • Manage project scope and administer change management as needed
  • Agile experience focused primarily around Scrum Master responsibilities to keep team on track with deliverables
  • Manage and report on project financials on a weekly basis, including actuals, forecast, tracking burn-rates, variances, EACs/ETCs, earned value analysis across various financial/time reporting systems.
  • Partners closely with Agile Team to create timely weekly status reports including financials, issues/risks, and supporting details. Facilitates status meetings with involved teams and communicates to the appropriate stakeholder audiences at the appropriate level of detail.
  • Manages project status meetings and working sessions, scheduling meetings as necessary, creating & distributing meeting minutes and ensuring follow up on action items after the meetings.
  • Facilitate project /program communications including communication of technical components of initiatives to stakeholders. Coordinates and facilitates cross application meetings and working sessions including weekly progress meetings, design sessions, requirements reviews, etc. for a specific project
  • Drives issue and risk management process to identify, facilitate, & drive resolution of project issues and risks. Escalates issues to appropriate leadership if they cannot be resolved by project manager and the team
  • Compliance with corporate and departmental project management standards, processes and policies

Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience leading projects focused on the execution of large-scale, complex initiatives involving creation, planning and mitigation efforts
  • 3+ years of experience managing multiple projects concurrently with little direct supervision on a day-to-day basis
  • 3+ years experience with team leadership while influencing geographically disbursed teams and building trust-based relationships with stakeholders
  • Both Agile and waterfall SDLC project management experience (minimum 3 months project experience in both SDLCs)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent work experience
  • Project Management experience in the healthcare industry or consulting
  • Experience managing technology product lifecycles
  • Experience leading technology proof of concepts/pilots or technology innovation projects
  • Budget accountability for projects/programs in the $2M range or higher
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to influence without authority using strong communication and fact-based reasoning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to communicate effectively with different types and levels of audiences, including technical teams, business stakeholders, and senior leaders.
  • Must have strong relationship building, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to work in a dynamic environment with different levels of team members and leaders
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to adapt to changing project/program needs, processes and business priorities

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Acting as a partner representing the Agile arm of guiding the delivery teams that are building what is known as the CareData Patform, a platform that is for centralizing data needed for the management of care and risk for members and providers within the care delivery system and in support to what is known as care delivery Organization.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare experience highly encourage, specifically in the Clinical space
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Both Agile and waterfall SDLC project management experience (minimum 3 months project experience in both SDLCs)
  • Ability to influence without authority using strong communication and fact-based reasoning skills
  • Must have strong relationship building, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to work in a dynamic environment with different levels of team members and leaders
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to adapt to changing project/program needs, processes and business priorities

Experience:

  • Assertive: Must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls as needed for the project or program
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the release train level and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Flexible: Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to get the job done regardless of role definition

Top Requirements:

  • Servant Leader: Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and build trust amongst partners
  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from team members to executives

Interview Process:

  • a. Rounds: 3
  • b. Method: Phone
  • c. Interview Details: More focused on the soft skills of what it means to be a Scrum Master / Project Manager

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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