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Agile Delivery Manager, UKIT

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Manchester, North Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_46165BR

Job description

An Agile Delivery Manager is accountable for the performance of the team.
  • Build and maintain teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well
  • Identify obstacles 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
  • The complexity or breadth of products or teams will vary in this role, depending on the context.

What skills they need


You know about and can lead on a range of Agile and Lean tools and techniques, with an ability to coach within and outside of your team. You can represent and be an advocate for these tools and techniques. You are innovative and ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest trends. You can establish a feedback loop for teams; you can take responsibility for the translation and measurement of value (what you put in and what you will get out) and how this relates to UK IT, Line of Service (LoS) and Firmwide goals and the user needs. You can ensure the team has a situational awareness of work and priorities across the team. You can ensure that working practices are iterated to achieve effective delivery.

Drives teams and sets the pace, ensuring teams are working towards delivery commitments. Able to engage in elements of risk management such as effectively managing and tracking the mitigation of risks. Able to manage various dependencies across teams as a whole.

Able to challenge and improve disproportionate organisational processes where it impacts the pace of the team. Able to identify
what works best for the team and when to utilise certain processes. Understands that all steps in a process must add value. Able to influence and make positive changes to the organisation. Able to encourage continuous improvement in team ways of working.

Able to take a continuous approach to planning, forecasting, estimating, managing uncertainty, metrics and measurements, contingency planning and roadmapping. Able to communicate the plan, planning assumptions and progress to a range of stakeholders. Maintains the cadence of delivery and manages the relationships between different people within and across teams.

Able to build successful delivery teams and understand team styles and how people work together. Able to maintain, influence and motivate a team. Understands the importance of psychological safety, being able to give and receive feedback, and facilitating the feedback loop. Ensures the health of the team and can facilitate conflict resolution, accelerating team performance. Able to ensure the team is transparent and that the work is understood externally. Able to create an open and collaborative environment (both physically and virtually) to work in, be flexible, adaptable and have a willingness to learn.

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