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North Highland Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

CELEBRATE YOUR PERSONALITY AND TEAM SPIRIT. GROW THROUGH YOUR CHOICES. MAKE YOUR MARK.

North Highland believes in unleashing potential together. It means we challenge thinking and build our clients’ capabilities so they are stronger for the long-term. It means we create and nurture an environment for our colleagues where sharing ideas isn’t just encouraged – it’s expected. And it means we give our skills, time, and passion to uplift our communities. We act, create, and build – not just talk.

Does that sound like you? If so, let’s connect.

Why North Highland? Our employee ownership model enables you to grow through your choices and build the firm. We’ll provide challenging opportunities to learn, and we’ll coach you as you grow personally and professionally. We offer an array of resources and training (both on- and off-the job) to help our people expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and aim for the next level.

At North Highland, you’re not a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up and tackle the most complex challenges, but small enough where we can each quickly make our mark for our clients.

We started as three leaders gathered around a kitchen table. Entrepreneurial spirits are welcome here.

Our client is looking for an experienced Agile Enterprise project manager who can work in a dynamic development environment.

The right person for this role must be delivery focused, and have great communications skills. A great relationship exists between the information technology and business teams, and the person is expected to maintain and hopefully strengthen the relationship.

Criteria for Success :

  • Be humble enough to serve the teams and Scrum Masters – True Servant leadership is the basis and foundation of what makes a Agile Program Manager successful

  • A high degree of integrity and maintain a trusting relationship with the teams, Scrum Masters and leadership.

  • Develop a good working relationship with the Product Owner that in turn fosters a healthy relationship between the Product Owner and the team.

  • Develop the Scrum Masters respect and be willing to help remove impediments so that Scrum Masters and their teams are successful.

  • Must facilitate discussion and alternatives or different approaches as well as fostering the adoption of Agile best practices for Program and Portfolio management.

  • Be politically savvy and understand our relationship with our business partners is one of extreme importance.

  • Develop a good working relationship with PMO team. • Has a fundamental understanding of the business as well as our technical architecture and Agile technical best practices.

  • Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to optimize our throughput and workflow.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Educates, coaches and provides ongoing, proactive support to the Team and broader organization in pragmatically defining, implementing and improving Agile Program and Portfolio best practices.

  • Provides an active role in removing impediments impacting the Team’s ability to develop and deliver solutions, whether technical, organizational or of any other cause.

  • Facilitates Team delivery of solutions ¬ without coercion, assignment, or task¬ management of the work.

  • Enables and improves intra¬ and inter¬ Team discussion, decision making and conflict resolution.

  • Creates and maintains master schedules, budgets and related information including

  • Project Metrics and Status Reports • Program risks and issue resolution • Cross functional teams engagement

  • Communication with Stakeholders • Owns all Program/Project responsibilities as relates to Estimation, Finance, Clarity, and PMO Governance processes.

  • Provides leadership to the Team and Business partners in strategic efforts such as road mapping and planning. As well as tactically supporting day to day operational needs of the Teams. Especially with systems, processes and organizations which are external to the Team but essential to its success.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven ability to drive difficult projects to completion

  • Work with offshore Dev/QA teams

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals

  • Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics

  • Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using

  • basic root cause analysis

  • Advanced proficiency with all MS Office applications, MS Project and/or Visio

  • Highly organized with good time management skills • Customer service orientation, and strong interpersonal skills

  • Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail Education

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 7+ Years Project Management Experience

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** For this position, work visa sponsorship is not available. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for any type of sponsorship from North Highland.

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (www.cordenceworldwide.com), a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit northhighland.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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