Publicis Sapient
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4d ago

Job Purpose :

  • Responsible for overall delivery setup and execution, people and financials management for the assigned software services projects / program work streams in order to realise defined business outcomes with mid-sized, globally distributed teams
  • Partner with Agile leads, other delivery leads, clients and other internal / external stakeholders to drive effective adoption of best practices, deployment of processes, methodologies and tools, execution of ceremonies and to drive continuous improvement on delivery engagements
  • Contribute to pre-sales and works with the legal and operations teams to ensure compliance
  • Manage relationships & status reporting within the organisation, with clients & applicable third parties
  • Manage internal and external dependencies for the project or program
  • People management responsibilities for team members, track leads, scrum masters and product owners
  • Participate in Delivery Management and (or) Agile communities
  • Mandatory Skills and Experience :

  • Over 3 years of experience as the lead project manager for full lifecycle delivery of mid-sized (>
  • 6 months in schedule and >

    600 person days in effort) software services projects or programs with globally distributed teams

  • Strong hands on project management experience from inception to closure phases
  • Experience with 2 or more engagements as a lead (scrum master, product owner, Kanban lead, etc.) on delivery or consulting projects / programs based on Scrum / Kanban framework
  • Highly proficient in scope (requirements) / backlog management, quality management and risks and issues management
  • Experience of delivering one or more fixed time, fixed price or SLA based managed services engagements
  • Over 2 years of lead experience in a direct client facing role (preferably in the US or UK) as part of a consulting / services organisation
  • Evidence of driving continuous improvement, defect prevention or change journeys as part of a delivery engagement
  • Should have experience of leading all Agile ceremonies
  • Proficient in delivery and quality metrics, burn down charts, progress and status reporting
  • Ability to challenge scope / requirements and review non-technical deliverables such as user documentation, estimates, etc
  • Must be able to manage and influence stakeholders (internal / client) upto the Director / VP career stage while ensuring high levels of client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of 2 or more effort and cost estimation methodologies / frameworks
  • Strong business communication, presentation and conflict management skills
  • Direct people management responsibilities for 5 or more people (including track leads / other leads) and indirect responsibility / span of 15 or more people as part of a cross functional team comprising of business analysts.
  • Creative designers, developers, testers and other support functions

  • Ability to align the team on the organizational and (or) program vision and lead them to realise stated business outcomes
  • Strong commercial acumen i.e. understanding of pricing models, delivery P&L, budgeting, etc. Basic level understanding of contracts
  • Experience of leading pre-sales activities such as proposal development, capability / sales presentations, etc.
  • Intermediate level industry domain knowledge on the Financial Services domain (preferably capital markets) or commodities
  • Nice to Have Experience and Credentials :

  • Industry domain knowledge on trading and risk management
  • Diverse experience across more than one service offering such as application development and maintenance, application / product support, systems integration, product engineering, package implementation, project management consulting, etc.
  • Practitioner experience as an Agile Coach
  • Delivery experience with scaled agile engagements
  • Understanding of Agile fluency models / maturity frameworks
  • Certifications : PMP / PRINCE2 / ITIL / CSM / CFA

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