Randstad Project Manager with Agile Experience in Hartford, Connecticut

Project Manager with Agile Experience


Hartford, CT

Date Posted:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:



Randstad Technologies

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This position is the primary point of accountability to business partners and other parties for the management and implementation of small to medium sized projects and/or small programs that support achievement of Personal Insurance strategic imperatives. The Project Manager controls planning and execution of the project s activities and resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met. The Project Manager works with moderate supervision and is responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. The Project Manager operates within defined parameters using a proven project management methodology with flexibility to merge different methodologies in accomplishing collective goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead planning and execution of small to medium size IT projects and teams to achieve established cost, time, and quality goals

  • Engage Business Sponsors in projects

  • Understand, apply, and promote internal standards

  • Develop project budget and manage against it

  • Understand project Business Case thoroughly and monitor project against it

  • Understand the benefit metrics to capture and monitor during delivery

  • Develop risk mitigation and contingency plans

  • Create and track project resource plan and deliverables

  • Manage project budget to achieve cost targets

  • Manage project changes to achieve project outcomes

  • Build and leverage effective alliances across technical and business community

  • Lead the production implementation of projects

  • Apply both Agile and Waterfall project SDLCs

  • Manage team development; may actively mentor members of the PM community

  • Guide teams in adopting lean/agile principles such as collaboration, continuous improvement and self-governance

  • Facilitate agile team ceremonies (e.g., stand-ups, retrospectives, iteration planning)

  • Remove impediments to team success and mediate conflict within team

  • Monitor key results and metrics to help teams identify improvement opportunities and bottlenecks

  • Effective stakeholder management and communication

The ideal candidate has:

  • 2 to 5 years IT project management experience (minimum 1 year as a Scrum Master/Agile Project Manager)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid working knowledge of technology capabilities and direction

  • Ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed organization

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