Senior Agile Project Manager

Job title: Senior Agile Project Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: London
Discipline: Technology
Remote: Yes
Reference: 415945
Contact name: Harriet Walker
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Agile Project Manager

We’re looking for a passionate and excellent agile project manager to provide operational support for the Agile Product Team and to also run Product Team Sprints for a global automotive client.

Key objectives: 

  • Operational support for the Agile Product Team
  • Manage Product Sprints
  • Excellent communication of the status of sprints, the outputs and benefits.
  • Management of sprint backlogs 
  • Promote a collaborative thinking culture and can do attitude.
  • Build strong relationships with all departments and with partners and clients
  • Continually strive to simplify working practices.


Operational Support for the Agile Product Team

  • Manage the resource planning tracker and support Agile PMs in forecasting resourcing across the team in advance.
  • Manage the briefing process across all projects and ensure that the briefing ‘definition of done’ has been completed by relevant teams and stakeholders.
  • Work with the Agile Programme Lead and Operations Manager and support their reporting and resourcing processes.

Management of Product Sprints

  • Run the Sprint stand-ups, sprint planning, demos and retrospectives.
  • Work to continuously improve the sprints so that the velocity increases.
  • Be a shield and champion for the team and support the Digital Platform Director in protecting them from additional requests.
  • Responsible for ensuring all outputs are delivered – prototypes, wireframes and designs.
  • Teach – explain the processes to the team and other stakeholders.

Manage the Sprint backlog

  • Responsible for updating and prioritisation of the UX sprint backlog.
  • Take into account the requirements and priorities of all project stakeholders.
  • Work with the product owner (Client) to prioritise the backlog and ensure that the sprints deliver in the right order.
  • Ensure that the Sprint backlog is well communicated to the team and all stakeholders.
  • Create a process for adapting the sprint backlog to ‘scope creep’ and ‘sprint busters’.
  • Work with the client to prioritise projects and ensure that planning and scheduling of tasks allows for delivery of all work in an agreed and appropriate timescale.
  • Identify, document and communicate potential risks in the delivery of projects and site updates. Work with internal and external stakeholders to mitigate identified risks and find alternative delivery solutions where required.


  • Create a communication plan and approach that keeps all stakeholders updated on the progress and outputs of the sprints.
  • Plan and run demos of the output of the sprints to make them visible to the Client and key stakeholders.
  • Package up sprint outputs and insights and share them.
  • Establish good communication tools for all stakeholders and the Sprint Team.
  • Provide regular status updates to the Clients and key stakeholders.


  • Ensure that the sprint has excellent documentation capturing processes and outputs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that we have an aligned, approved and standardised handover approach between the UX Sprint Team and the development team so that this is seamless.
  • Capture insights from user testing and communicate them to stakeholders.


You will need to be a collaborative self-starter with agile management experience. It’s important that you are able to communicate well, teach others and create an environment in which people can thrive within a pressured, but extremely exciting, product roadmap.

Key to this role is having the maturity and people skills to be a partner for the client services team, lead other project managers and be seen as a delivery leader by the client.

  • Exceptional core agile project management skills.
  • 4+ yrs project management experience in a creative/technology environment – with at least 2 in major agencies/companies.
  • Experience of working in (preferably large) digital/creative/integrated agencies on large multinational corporate accounts.
  • Line manage or mentor other project managers
  • Proficient in supplier management and a track record of delivering projects with multiple delivery hubs/suppliers.
  • Able to balance project objectives from a cost, schedule, creative, technical and quality perspective and present options, benefits and risks.
  • Thorough understanding of client management, creative development, UX, technology delivery, quality assurance.
  • Proven ability to manage project budget, scope, resourcing, and risk and deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • People management skills an absolute must have.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills
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