The Walt Disney Company Sr Project Manager in Bristol, Connecticut
Within the Technology Organization the Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing large-scale, complex projects from initiation through closure. These initiatives will involve daily hands on management of technology activities utilizing Agile and Scrum based software development practices; with additional responsibilities to include non-technical tasks such as user training, business process reengineering and organizational change. This role requires a wide range of leadership competencies, technical (PM) experience and communications skills.
Responsible for managing projects using the ESPN Work Life Cycle and standard processes, tools and methodologies, which include the development of the scope of work and the management of time, cost, risk, and communications. The position operates in a matrix environment, developing multi-talented, cross-functional teams and guiding them through processes that most effectively deliver business solutions.
Manages all aspects of software development based projects from Initiation through Closure.
Plans, coordinates and directs all activities associated with developing project plans, communication plans, project schedules, etc. by adapting PM fundamentals to best support assigned projects
Leverage significant experience with Agile and SCRUM methodologies to lead project teams on a daily basis to the successful delivery of software development related projects
Responsible for team dynamics, morale and motivation
Builds a team where all members and points of view are respected
Develops and maintains project plans
Lead Project Teams through identifying and managing risk and the resolution of issues
Accountable for delivering ‘quality’ solutions that provide desired business benefits and/or solve business problems - ‘on-time’ & within budget
Able to quickly solve complex problems in a challenging, dynamic environment with minimal direction
Effectively communicates with business and technical senior management, project teams and stakeholders
Communicates to convince and influence key decision-makers / stakeholders in a manner that best serves ESPN
Facilitator – must be able to:
Facilitate meetings / workshops with large groups of people beyond the project team
Facilitate the project team through the resolution of complex issues
Ensure group participation
Drive workshop/meeting to conclusion and/or actionable outcome
Develop and deliver outcomes/results/notes in a manor appropriate to the level of the group
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum of 8 years of experience managing formal application software development projects and/or functional organizations
Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies developing software applications, playing the role of scrum master effectively
Excellent business and communication skills (written and verbal)
Should be highly skilled in time management to facilitate involvement in multiple projectMust have excellent leadership, team management, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications :
PMI Certification preferred with thorough understanding of Project Management Methodologies & Techniques
CSM / CSP Certification preferred with thorough understanding of Scrum Agile Methodologies
A passion for sports!
Required Education :
- BS, BA, or advanced degree in computer science, engineering or related field
Job ID: 545814BR
Job Posting Company: Media Networks