Agile Project Manager
42 Lines is seeking an experienced Project Manager
to manage resources for our growing portfolio of custom educational
technology software projects.
The Project Manager will be responsible for
managing the processes of resource allocation, estimation, scheduling,
prioritization, projection, budgeting, and risk management for our
multi-client, multi-project agile web application development
team. You will also be responsible for making these processes visible
to stakeholders through reports.
Join our highly successful and growing agile team
to help build scalable feature-rich web applications customized to our
clients' needs. Our current work is focused on the creation of
custom learning management systems.
- Home or coworking space (within two timezones of US/Central time GMT-0600)
- Date Posted:
- April 2018
- Date Closing:
- Open until filled
- Competitive salary based on experience
These qualifications are desirable but not required. If you have
any of this experience please highlight it in your cover letter.
- Experience with Educational Technology - Our
company focuses on developing custom applications with an EdTech focus
(Learning Management Systems) for the K-12, higher
education, and professional markets.
- Product Management Experience - While this is not
a product management role, you will be working closely with several
product managers. It would be helpful if you have experience of that
aspect of agile process and client relations.
- Atlassian JIRA - We expect you've worked with
some kind of ticketing system. Bonus points if you've worked with
Atlassian JIRA's customizable workflows.
- Spreadsheet Formulas - We often model new
business processes, proposals for new work, or ad-hoc reports using
spreadsheets (Google Sheets) with formulas.
- Agile Experience Beyond Scrum - While familiarity
with Scrum is valuable, we do not use a Scrum process. Our process is
currently somewhere between Kanban and iterative waterfall (we are
working to reduce the amount of up-front design). We need a project
manager who can adapt to changing and hybrid agile methodologies.
Your primary work will be maintaining an up to date company-wide
roadmap of estimated, prioritized, and projected tasks and to help all
stakeholders prepare for and understand the impact of events such as
taking on new clients, hiring new staff, re-assigning work tasks,
re-prioritizing work tasks, changing staff velocity, misestimation,
scope change, etc. While we assign a Product Manager to each client
and each of our Departments has a Manager, the Project Manager will be
the point person for the cross-department and cross-client view of the
company's resource allocations.
You will report to the Process Engineering and Research Lead who in
turn reports to the company owners. You will use tools and methods
developed in coordination with your manager and will be assisted in
day to day work by the Project Management Assistant. You will work
with our Business Analysts/Product Owners to coordinate company-wide
work in service of our clients' needs and expectations.
- Prioritization - You will work with our Business
Analysts and sometimes directly with clients to maintain awareness of
changing priorities and ensure that those priorities are reflected
correctly in our JIRA ticketing system.
- Estimation - You will coordinate estimation
processes for various stages of our workflow and use the results of
those estimates to maintain projections of task completion.
- Resource Allocation - You will work with
departmental managers and product owners to optimize task
- Projection and Milestones - You will maintain
projections and track milestones. You will alert the relevant parties
when milestones are in danger and take action to mitigate any
- Budgeting - You will assist the Business Analysts
in the budgeting process for new clients, ensuring that they are
using the latest estimation assumptions and sanity checking their plan
against our past performance. You will track our ongoing work against
existing budgets and alert the relevant parties when budget targets
are in danger and take action to mitigate any risks.
- Visibility - You will ensure that the budget
targets, milestones, roadmap, assignments, and schedule for the
projects are visible to the entire company. You will raise awareness
of any notable anomalies in any of these reports.
- Risk Management - You will identify risks and
work with the relevant parties to mitigate them. This includes budget
(estimation and velocity), schedule (assignment and prioritization),
quality (scope changes), resource availability (effect of vacation
plans and illness), and reputational risks (mis-communication with
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