Job Description To project manage complex software development projects within the Group Innovation and Development Function from initiation through the full software development life cycle to release and post go-live support so as to ensure they meet business requirements and are delivered on time; to budget and quality.
The projects will enhance the capabilities of web and enterprise software applications and components that comprise the Service Platform for health & care management in the community.
2. Principal tasks and responsibilities
Hold responsibility for the delivery of the project to the timelines and milestones agreed with stakeholders ensuring that delivery is performed optimally against project budget revenues and dates;
reporting against these milestones; budgets and associated KPIs on an ongoing basis.
Responsible for driving and influencing cross-functional teams which will be distributed across territories to ensure objectives are delivered against plan.
Work with internal and external partners to develop a plan to achieve the deliverables and then implementing the plan; ensuring that progress is maintained in line with objectives.
Identity tasks and dependencies; ensuring adequate project staffing / resourcing is in place to attain the delivery objectives.
Provide reporting on project progress; highlighting challenges and obstacles and providing recommendations for additional actions as appropriate.
These will include KPIs to allow the Senior Leadership Team to be able to monitor progress against target.
Manage and control the governance in line with the pre-defined processes which are in place within. This includes but is not limited to scope;
risk management; service transition; resource management; budgetary management; stakeholder reporting.
Identify and manage dependencies which may affect the success of the project; including 3rd party activities.
Develop and maintain relationships with the appropriate 3rd party suppliers and deliverables from any subcontracted development teams.
Work with SME’s to ensure the programme / project deliverables can be transitioned to and accepted into normal business operations without compromising on quality or performance.
Ensure the project or any sub projects are delivered in accordance with the Company’s quality management system requirements including applicable regulatory standards;
and assume accountability for ensuring audit readiness; at all times.
Support the Quality team with people and resources for internal and external audit and inspection as required.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of our products; processes and procedures.
Take a leading role in the backlog refinement and sprint planning agile ceremonies
Actively manage RAID log
3. Statistics - Relevant facts and figures relating to job
4. Location & Expected travel
Principally located at Headquarters in Whitley (North Yorkshire).
Possibility travel within Europe or the UK as required.
5. Knowledge; experience and skills required
Strong demonstratable Project Management experience of leading and governing complex software development projects using both agile and waterfall methodologies (Scrum and Prince2) .
Experience of working with geographically dispered teams.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project
Proficient in the use and interogation of Azure DevOps.
Excellent written; verbal and presentation communication skills
Consistent track record of working to time frames and delivering high quality results
Possess strong analytical; problem solving and decision making skills; including ability to understand complex flows and processes in order to be able to guide and instigate timely decisions within the team whilst retaining sight of the resolution.
Able to motivate and drive cross-functional teams and be able to clearly manage complex cross team interdependencies and priorities.
Ensuring that you and the wider team remain customer and product quality obsessed.
Education / Qualifications :
Desireable degree educated in computing; STEM or business subject or relevant real world experience
Desireable - Prince2; MSP; APM or Scrum Master certification
6. Working relationships - Main contacts; stakeholders and the reason for them
Software Development Teams
IT & Production (Operations) teams
Product Solution Managers
Executive Leadership Team
3rd Party Software Development Teams
Key clients to support development objectives.
Motivated; proactive and professional
Good team player
Works effectively to tight deadlines
Passionate about delivering value to the business
Committed; open and respectful
Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of communication; both written and spoken.
Confident to liaise with stakeholders from all levels both internally and externally and has the courage to challenge decisions