Marc Ellis Consulting is looking for Agile Delivery Portfolio Lead for the biggest Bank in United Arab Emirates - Dubai.
It will give you the chance to gain experience with leading organizations.
The Agile Portfolio Lead is responsible for 3 key roles
1) Managing interfaces and dependencies of features / Epics like a Release Train Engineer, which need to be delivered through multiple Agile and non-Agile teams
2) Managing demand process for a Business Unit in the bank e.g. Retail Banking ENBD
3) Supporting the VP Agile Delivery in coaching scrum teams in dependency management
As part of dependency management, he / she should
The Agile Portfolio Lead is responsible for making sure that the requirements of a feature / Epic is placed on the backlog of the relevant teams with the right priority and timing.
The Agile Portfolio Lead is also Scrum Master of Scrum Masters team with an Agile portfolio (Scrum of Scrums). He / She is responsible for facilitating and coordinating of the activities within the Agile portfolio.
In addition, the Agile Portfolio Lead will act as a point of escalation for any issues or risks, ensuring complete focus on delivering efficiency and business value in the Agile delivery squads, where he / she is responsible for
The Agile Portfolio Lead escalates impediments, helps manage risks, helps ensure value deliveries, and drives continuous improvements throughout the squads
The Agile Portfolio Lead must be a team player who takes ownership for the delivery within his / her area. He must manage and optimize the flow of value through the squads
The Agile Portfolio Lead must be a proficient communicator able to raise and discuss issues and conflicts with senior stakeholders.
1. Agile Deliveries and demand management
Ability to interface with business, record their demand and revert to them in a time bound manner
Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effective and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information Excellent planner who can plan 2-
3 steps ahead of the team and surface hidden risks 2-3 levels deep within the team
2. Scrum of Scrums
Establish strong relationships with Scrum / product owners to understand strategic, tactical and operational challenges in Business units, define technology solutions to address and arrive solutions
Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and IT executives on transforming towards agile
3. Solution Design
Enjoys and gets energized by complex problem solving and ability to push the innovation on solutions
Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously pivot’ to arrive at the highest impact answer for the client
4. Release Management & Team development
Well versed with automated build and test strategies using DevOps tools
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
Excellent leadership skills and enjoys teaching / mentoring others
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Under Graduate Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
Function (Agile) : 4+ Years
Function (Release Management) : 3+
Domain (Banking / Financial) : 3+ Years
Overall Experience : 8 + Years
Leadership and Agile management