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ETIC, Agile Practice & Agile PMO Lead

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Cairo, Egypt

Ref: HP639-2730

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Advisory

Industry/Sector
Technology

Specialism
Advisory - Other

Management Level
Director

Job Description & Summary

A career within Egypt Technology and Innovation Center (ETIC), will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world's largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.

Responsibilities

- As a Director, you'll be responsible for designing, establishing, championing, governing, scaling, and measuring the success of our Agile, PM and delivery operating frameworks.
- You will hire and oversee a team of Agile Leaders in the roles of Scrum Master, Kanban Flow Master, and/or, POs, DevOps, Architects, BAs and PMs.
- Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
- Develop and grow a global team of Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches across multiple technology towers - including work assignment and tracking, career development, coaching and mentoring while also supplementing staff in that role as needed
- Define and steer the organization's agile transformation strategy
- Serve in the role of "Agile Coach" through championing, training, and mentoring across the organization and in the community
- Establish a mature and healthy agile software development working environment, within the context of our organizational values
- Provide continuous improvements in operational capabilities to optimize efficiency
- Generate regular reporting including performance indicators and metrics, executive reporting and other ad-hoc reporting required by management
- Work closely with our recruiting team and technology towers leaders to hire the right people for our agile teams
- Coordinate between and among Agile teams for progress, impediment resolution, and project management oversight
- Clearly define delivery centre-wide guidelines
- Ensure strong organizational information flow (scaling the coach)
- Collaborate with executive leadership team on portfolio governance for Scrum, Kanban, and other projects and facilitate the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions
- Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization, outcomes, and retrospective findings
- Leading a team of Agile Project Managers as the leader of the PMO.
- Leading the Agile project management life cycle from estimation to delivery through defining project scope and schedule while focusing timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
- Leading the team of Agile PMs, Scrum of Scrums, PO leads, Architecture Leads, BA Leads and having the full responsibility of DevOps leading team.
- Demonstrable experience of driving a programme of continuous improvement within the diversified capability technology towers to increase the quality and efficiency of the service provided to the territories 
- As required, able to work with in-territory client pursuit / engagement teams to co-create client proposals / solutions that utilise centre staff
- Extremely well networked and respected in the local Agile professional workforce community ("Resource magnet")

Requirements

Requirements

- University Degree, preferred Bachelor in Computer Science / Computer Engineering
- Min of 15 yrs years experience in a leading role of building, maturing and running an offshore / remote Oracle delivery centre that provides both transformational (build) and support services (run)
- Demonstrable experience of taking full commercial (P&L) and operational responsibility for a Oracle capability tower in the context of the overall centre
- Demonstrable experience of driving a programme of continuous improvement within the capability tower to increase the quality and efficiency of the service provided to the territories  
- Strong, broad experience across all Oracle modules and other related Oracle products (candidates with only legacy Oracle experience will not be suitable)
- As required, able to work with in-territory client pursuit / engagement teams to co-create client proposals / solutions that utilise center staff
- Extremely well networked and respected in the local Agile professional workforce community ("Resource magnet")

Core personal competencies:

- Leadership
- Commercial / Business Acumen
- Broad Technology / Digital Perspective
- Global View (Inclusivity / Diversity)
- Network / Relationships

Essential skills & attributes:

- A proven track record of successfully implementing software and/or enterprise digital transformation projects using Agile methodologies including 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred
- Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred.
- Previous experience in leading Agile transformation within a large complex enterprise(s) preferred.
- Experience overseeing multi-function project teams including Developers, Scrum Masters, PMs, Pos, Architects, Business Analysts, and QA, DevOps, SysOps Personnel
- Sufficient level of software development and implementation technical background to provide highly credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
- Very effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
- Previous experience in influencing without authority through technical tribes' leaderships and large-scale functional team management organizations is preferred
- Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate PM and Agile tools as Jira, Asana, Microsoft Project, SmartSheet or equivalent 

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer.

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