Delivery Manager - GDS - Agile

Job Title: Delivery Manager - GDS - Agile
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Start Date: April 2020
Reference: JT 200_1585127292
Contact Name: Jack Thorne
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 25, 2020 09:08

Job Description

Delivery Manager - GDS


Contract - OUTSIDE IR35

We will be looking for a Delivery Manager to join our client on an initial 6 month contract come mid April 2020.


Agile Delivery Managers are an essential component the multi-disciplinary agile teams.

You will be focused on delivering what users need, using agile methodologies to deliver value and being rigorously non-hierarchical.

Your priorities will be set by your team members, under the leadership of their product manager, and your role is to help them get things done by removing impediments and blockers.

This is one of the most difficult roles in the entire digital team, but that's probably why you want to do it.

Enable teams to create and run outstanding user-centred digital services using an appropriate agile principles and methodologies in line with the GOV.UK service standard where applicable and Government policies.
Learn from & iterate approaches frequently, to ensure the team can and do deliver in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Matrix-manage a multidisciplinary team, proactively addressing team dynamics and issues as they arise and remove impediments/blockers so the team can work smoothly.

Work with the team and product owner to define a value and user-driven roadmap for the product and translate this into actionable user stories and sprint plans.

Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - working with the team to prioritise work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team and any fixed dates.

Build trust in delivery and demonstrate credibility with users and stakeholders; tracking and forecasting delivery, identifying and surfacing risks and issues early and representing this at governance boards when required.

Challenge the team to identify assumptions and risks, and proactively plan to address these throughout delivery.
Ensure the team are focused on delivering into production early and often to release measurable benefits; ensuring an appropriate level of quality and security for the stage (alpha/beta/live service) taking into account value for money.
Ensure appropriate ongoing live service arrangements for the product are in place.

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