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Agile Practitioner
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 23, 2022
Job Id #52485 Posted December 2, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Chanitas team manages/coordinates and delivers multiple Programs/Initiatives aimed to increase membership on the United Strategic Platform (USP).
  • This includes not just supporting new business/markets but also migrating membership off of legacy platforms onto USP

Ideal Background:

  • This opportunity is for an Agile IT Project Manager.
  • The role will support delivery of consumer engagement products in USP. For 2022,
  • the role involves leading a minimum of two major releases.
  • As an RTE, this person will coordinate delivery across different scrum and IT application teams.
  • Candidate will be responsible for driving assigned IT projects and/or programs from inception through delivery across all disciplines in healthcare.
  • In doing so, the candidate will assess and interpret customer needs and requirements and help to identifying solutions.
  • They will be responsible for dependency management as well as risk and issue management.
  • This role is also responsible for communicating and collaborating with all levels of the organization, across Business and IT teams.
Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Release Train using various tools, such as CA Agile
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by facilitating a continual grooming process which drives the development of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs
  • Track the execution of features and capabilities
  • Maintain a cross-product/application schedule
  • Track program financials and ensure budgets are being adhered to
  • Manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings at the Program Level
  • Assist with prioritization decisions by facilitating feature and capability estimation
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Agile concepts and execution
  • Encourage collaboration between teams and Solution Architects
  • Work with the various stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Facilitate System/Solution Demos
  • Assess the agile maturity level of the Scrum Teams and help them improve
  • The ability to generate detailed project status reporting (including critical path impact, dependencies, milestones, resources, cost, work breakdown structures, etc.)
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment across cross functional teams
  • Solid negotiation skills


  • Having successfully lead and delivered medium to large size initiatives in healthcare across multiple applications in a matrix environment
  • Ability to communicate across multiple levels with both IT and Business partners.
  • Experience in LeSS methodology

Top Requirements:

  • a) The primary skill set needed are scaled agile project management. LeSS methodology knowledge is a plus but not required.
  • b) Planning and cross application schedule
  • c) Manage risks and dependencies and escalate and mitigate as needed

Team and Team size:

  • The team consists of Agile Practitioners skilled in Agile Project management.

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