Verizon Senior Product Manager - Agile Coach in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
What you’ll be doing...
The Agile Product Development Coaching team will lead the organization and successfully deliver the implementation of a Lean, Agile, Design Thinking mindset across product, network, IT using Lean Business Agility methodologies. The team is responsible for the effective transition, continuous use, and sustained adoption of Lean Product Development techniques that deliver the right products to market. The Agile Coach Manager (ACM) is responsible for leading, managing, and mentoring the team comprised of experienced Scrum Masters and Agile facilitators - helping them successfully teach, grow, and perform.
The Agile Coach Manager (ACM) manages a collection of teams and projects that are part of a larger Lean Product Development epic.
The ACM leads and coaches efforts across various product management, product development, and sales/marketing operations to set expectations appropriately and advocate the same objectives and values to achieve product revenue commitments and business cases.
The ACM is a sponsor, who provides work expertise, problem solving guidance, program direction, and transfer of knowledge to others.
The ACM is responsible for directing multiple project teams to get work done, allocating and shuffling resources, managing programs and projects, removing impediments and distractions, and resolving escalations and conflicts.
The ACM is a People Developer, responsible for the growth of individuals and project teams by providing 1:1 coaching, skills development advice, team dynamics and behavioral coaching, performance reviews, and performance assessments
The ACM continuously drives process improvement, identifying and addressing process inefficiencies, providing necessary tools and resources, establishing standards and best practices, and leading training and education.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have-
Bachelor's Degree or six or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Product Management /Agile Experience
Even better if you have:
Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development
Understand other processes and methodologies (e.g. waterfall, classical lifecycle management, etc) and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
Understand basic fundamentals of product development processes and procedures
Understand the value of team commitments to delivery made by a scrum team
Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
Familiarity with common Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
Servant Leader: Will be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
Communicative and Social: Excellent communication, documentation and reporting skills
Influential: Will be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
Assertive: Will be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, will be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
Situationally Aware: Will be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
Enthusiastic: Will have high-energy
Continually Seeks Improvement: Will continually be growing ones craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
Conflict Resolution: Will be adept at conflict management, fostering teamwork and collaboration for team decisions
Attitude of Empowerment: Proven track record of building motivated, collaborative, and productive development teams
Attitude of Transparency: Will desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
Problem Solver: Ability to identify, own, and solve problems independently and as part of a team
Organized: Excellent organizational skills including ability to prioritize tasks efficiently with high level of attention to detail
Teacher & Coach: Will be capable of inspiring, influencing to learn, adapt and contribute to different technologies
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
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