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Junior Project Manager


Project Management / JIRA / Agile / Junior Project Manager

Due to increased workload my client is looking for a Junior Project Manager for the team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Reporting to the Head of Delivery, ensuring that:

Customer requirements are understood,
Risks are identified and mitigated,
Issues are promptly resolved or escalated, and
Customer satisfaction is enhanced.To control the entire project and ensure that all quality and project records are prepared and securely filed

To plan, allocate to staff, and monitor progress on all project activities

To supervise and manage project personnel effectively so that targets and deadlines are met

To act as Scrum Master in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews and retrospectives

To ensure that the company quality procedures and standards are applied correctly

To ensure effective configuration management is applied to documents and code files.

To control customer supplied software, documents and hardware, and any items purchased for the project.

To monitor project expenditure in terms of hours and costs

To prepare invoice details for billing

To regularly report the project status to the Head of Delivery

To ensure that project deliverables are handed over in a controlled manner

To identify problems and lessons learned and present this information at the end of project review meeting.

Key Performance Indicators

The project manager uses an appropriate mix of people management skills to coach and mentor and direct and control where necessary in order to actively lead the team to successfully deliver the project and overcome obstacles

The project manager ensures the Backlog is populated with Epics and Task that reflect the packages / features and tasks in the Quotation and their estimates. If no Quotation or Estimates exist, then the Backlog is populated with epics, tasks and placeholder tasks that accurately reflect the work required to complete the project

The project manager undertakes effective sprint planning so that a full 10 days of work for the whole team is committed to the sprint

The project manager minimises change of scope of sprints during the sprint (other than clear customer priority changes)

The project manager takes responsibility for ensuring Jira boards are up to date and accurate immediately following every daily stand-up including the correct tickets in progress, accurate remaining estimates, tickets of the correct size etc and that at all times, the Jira Backlog fully comprises a set of estimated, outstanding tasks required to complete the project

The project manager ensure project work is carried out in compliance with Delivery Success Factors, Software Delivery and Non-software Delivery.

Ideal Skills

Previous experience in a project manager or team leadership role
Familiarity with software development
Experience in a scrum master role
Knowledge of Scrum techniques and artefacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
Managing project milestones, engaging with stakeholders and the technical team
Knowledge of Agile and Waterfall process and principles
Outstanding communication, presentation and management skills
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Sharp analytical and problem-solving skillsProject Management / JIRA / Agile / Junior Project Manager

Randstad Technologies Ltd is a leading specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business

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