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Agile Project Manager

A little about us
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. We create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
Our flexible learning tools give students access to content where and when they need it, so that they can learn in sync with their work, school and life. Our immersive experiences let students go deep and master concepts so that they don’t just get the grade they want; they gain skills for life. At Cengage, we accelerate the learning and life of every student. We seek to employ the best people to deliver inspiring, innovative and sustainable educational solutions for our customers.

What we are looking for;
An Agile Project Manager who has experience working closely with digital teams from initial research and discovery through to build and iterative delivery.
Our team is committed to transforming to agile practices and will be looking for you to partner with them to continue to guide, innovate on agile practices, and facilitate this process on projects already working within agile frameworks. You will also have a strong appreciation of the strengths of waterfall/sequential workflow practices in order to successfully work across teams in the wider business to encourage and help implement change where required.

You will collaborate with product managers, designers, developers and production, plus multiple stakeholders outside of our team, to ensure project work is understood and being managed as pragmatically as possible.
• Work with product managers to capture project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
• Maintain and continue to innovate on Cengage Digital Product Workflow and accompanying RACI
• Keep current, and make transparent, a pipeline of platform work and initiatives that the team are working on across divisions
• Support the Digital Product Workflow throughout each development phase of the product lifecycle
• Understand technical deliverables and help encourage completion within iterations for in-house and external teams
• Coordinate and facilitate projects/programs using Agile practices, processes and tools
• Run release planning sessions and retrospectives on projects within remit
• Regularly monitor sprint progress and take proactive measures to achieve deadlines and objectives
• Support the completion of stories and intern Epics in Jira
• Support user story mapping to ensure product vision and clear acceptance criteria
• Promote, support and enable continuous improvement amongst project teams
• Measure ‘team health’ using appropriate tools and techniques
• Provide regular reporting against performance and effort
• Foster discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
• Connect with product managers to ensure project goals and requirements are met
• Be the hub of communication for the project

We also need you to:
• Collaborate closely with the Lead Agile Project Manager to standardise best practice for the team
• Have an ability to summarise complex topics for non-technical customers both verbally and visually
• Work with other project managers in implementing Agile development approaches where applicable
• Create and maintain process and project documentation
• Coach, educate and mentor fellow team members regarding Agile practices, principles, and mindset

Cengage is a global business; your role will also be required to liaise with Agile coaching peers from our international offices to help implement best practice.

Your attributes:
To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following:
• Proven work experience as a Digital Project Manager
• Proven work experience promoting Agile values and principles
• Proven hands-on JIRA/Confluence experience
• Experience with Scrum, Kanban and Lean frameworks
• Demonstrate strong knowledge and background with Agile concepts
• Experience with Waterfall or involvement converting teams from Waterfall to an agile approach
• Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills
• Experience working in a large organization with diverse stakeholders, complexities, dependencies, and multiple teams

What can we offer you?
• An attractive package including base salary plus superannuation
• Access to our Wellbeing Employee Assistance Program offering services in Mental Health and Wellbeing, Career Transition and Conflict Resolution
• Professional Development hub which includes access to online training courses
• Free access to onsite gym and end of trip facilities
• Myki Commuter Club
• Publisher’s and Staff Discount
This role is based in our Melbourne head office, however currently working from home arrangements are in place and in line with Victorian government guidelines. This is a crucial and integral role and an exciting time to join Cengage. You will be starting at a time when you can make a significant impact to the organisation and influence the transformation of our digital projects. A detailed job description is available on our website for interested candidates.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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