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Agile Management Office Director


Minnesota, United States

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Jan 22, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

Responsible for oversight and direction of the Agile Management Office. The Agile Management Office Leader will provide support of the portfolio of agile software projects, coaching and mentoring the organization on the Agile approach (fixed time and budget but flexible scope vs. fixed scope) as well as enabling a regular visibility into progress being made across the portfolio of projects. Similar to a PMO leader, this role is enabling tracking of progress across projects but with a significant difference in focus on culture to enable the flexibility for adoption of scope along the way, critically needed for software projects that tend to be faster paced than traditional hardware projects.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

A central aspect of this role will be facilitating the cultural shift necessary for an AMO vs. a traditional PMO. The leader will set the tone for this new culture, working with the project teams on reporting out appropriately and working with critical stakeholders to help with the cultural change. The objective is to implement a monthly heartbeat across all of our software projects.

+ Drives the cultural transformation in our project teams regularly reporting out program status as well as in our stakeholder groups to facilitate a continuous deliver methodology in concert with the Engineer teams running Agile.

+ Coaches project teams as well as business (OU) stakeholders in how to properly demonstrate progress, enable swift decision making on scope, where needed, and enable a higher degree of agility in our program execution approach.

+ Enables early stage ideation process for faster iterations with OU stakeholders prior to a formal project commitment and execution. Ideations could be unmet need ideations as well as business case evaluations well before a software project gets kicked off.

+ Facilitates the review of status of projects, schedules and budgets, including project issues and developing resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives at the highest level.

+ Clearly communicate program vision and facilitate overseeing multiple, simultaneous task orders to ensure outstanding tactical and operational execution of services, creating transparency.

+ Ensure senior management in CRM and OUs is engaged and familiar with program direction.

+ Facilitate portfolio progress updates through the life-cycle of the software projects, from initiation to closure, focusing on Agile.

+ Provide leadership, coaching, and clear instructions to Project Managers responsible for the agile execution of software projects.

+ Collaborate with the PMO on overarching process improvements to ensure existing processes and new agile processes for software projects fit together.

+ Provide guidance and improvements to our processes such as QMS and PDP to optimize the execution for software related projects and the portfolio.

+ Identify the change backlog and to improve execution and work with cross-functional teams to implement those changes so we iterate and continuously improve our AMO.

+ Leads or leverages cross functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage projects for new product development and ongoing lifecycle management of products, processes and therapies.

+ Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.

+ Manages the development and implementation process of a companys products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products and processes.

+ Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.

+ Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.

+ Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.

+ Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

+ Gathers requirements, works on requirements planning, requirements elicitation and requirements management to ensure they meet demands of projects key stakeholders.

+ Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end products or processes will solve the business problems.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience

+ 10+ years of medical device development management (Medical Device Research Development, Healthcare or Consumer IT, or healthcare technology environment)

+ Experience transforming an organization from a waterfall to Agile culture

+ Strategic (Forward) thinker one that brings ideas to the table that enhance customer performance; ability to grasp vision and objectives of program and build game plan and execute

+ 10+ years of Program Management Experience

+ 5+ years of Systems Integration Experience with a large company in an agile environment

**Nice to Have**

+ PMP Certification

+ Agile Certification(s)

+ Healthcare/CMS experience is preferred

+ Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.

+ Ability to work in a team environment and have sound judgment.

+ Attention to detail, quick learner, have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

+ Possess critical thinking skills, reading and interpretation, writing, and communication skills.

+ Understanding and wide application of methodology and subject matter related concepts, practices, standards and procedures with a general knowledge of other related business disciplines.

+ Able to work closely with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, and business analysts while delivering solutions.

+ Works with limited supervision.

Interpersonal Skills

+ Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing

+ Strong communicator with the ability to work across functional silos and facilitating transparency

+ Strong persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.

+ Should be self-driven.

+ Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.

+ Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2021-01-26 Expires: 2021-03-05
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