Agile Project Manager

Federations & Major Events
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
13 / 04
Sitting within the Digital Transformation & Technology Team, the Agile Project Manager will work closely with the business, technology, and project teams to deliver and maintain new and enhanced products or services, enabling delivery of the LTA strategy.

This role will help to provide ongoing development of customer-focused solutions within our Salesforce, Web, and mobile app platforms. You will assist the development teams in applying an agile framework whilst planning deliverables, sprints, resources, and monitoring progress.

The Agile Project Manager will be responsible for managing timelines, resolving problems, and coaching team members on Agile methodologies to ensure sprints are fully productive and deliverables are implemented to a high standard. You will work closely with the Digital Product team, including internal and external (offshore) developers across our main platforms (Salesforce, Mulesoft, Web and mobile app) to continue the LTA’s Digital Transformation journey, enabling, and accelerating delivery of the LTA’s vision.

The role will also require project management capabilities as you will manage projects that contribute towards the LTA’s business objectives. You will be responsible for assembling and leading project teams from project initiation to delivery, ensuring deliverables have been met within the agreed timeline and budget. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to motivate colleagues and project teams to collaborate together to achieve shared goals.

The role will suit someone who has a strong background in a Scrum Master role, as well as project management experience and has a passion for making a difference through sport.

Full description

Key Accountabilities

Scrum Master:

  • Collaborate with the Digital Product Lead and Development Team to understand the scope of work for the upcoming sprint.
  • Collaborate daily with the Development Team, which is made up of some internal and some external, including offshore members.
  • Lead and facilitate sprint planning meetings and daily stand ups.
  • Facilitate discussions to help the team determine the capacity they can commit to for the sprint.
  • Facilitate retrospectives to reflect on past sprints and identify improvements in the team's capacity planning and execution.
  • Use estimation techniques like story points or hours to gauge the team's capacity accurately.
  • Help the team track their velocity by capturing data on the amount of work completed in each sprint.
  • Use velocity as a reference for future capacity planning and forecasting.
  • Implement changes to enhance the team's ability to accurately plan and deliver.
  • Address any impediments that could affect the team's capacity such as resource constraints or external dependencies.
  • Work with other colleagues or stakeholders to resolve issues impacting capacity, as well as proactively identifying obstacles and helping the team to overcome them.
  • Ensure that the development teams are motivated, collaborating well together and that they are striving to achieve the best quality in their delivery.
  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks, facilitate continuous improvement and apply the most appropriate tools and techniques suitable for our working environment.
  • Communicate with stakeholders about the team's capacity and the importance of protecting it during the sprint.
  • Ensure deliverables are up to the required delivery standards.
  • Use Azure DevOps to plan and manage sprints.

Project Management:

  • Manage and deliver projects which contribute to the LTA’s business objectives.
  • Assemble and lead project teams ensuring they have the appropriate mix of skills and experience to meet the project objectives.
  • Work with project teams to create and maintain project plans, providing realistic but challenging timelines for project deliverables.
  • Plan and manage the need for involvement of other LTA teams in order to deliver requirements to meet the project timelines.
  • Create, monitor, and manage project risk registers, escalating risks and issues promptly and finding mitigations to the risks and issues.
  • Chair project group and steering group meetings, sharing updates on progress and facilitating discussions to get the necessary decisions made.
  • Conduct project review meetings and develop lessons learned to highlight improvements for future projects.
  • Effectively transition projects and changes into business as usual.
  • Motivate colleagues and project teams to work together to achieve shared goals and project objectives.
  • Effectively set and continually manage project expectations with business stakeholders
  • Develop, manage, and maintain strong internal and third-party supplier relationships to aid collaborative working.
  • Provide regular project status updates to the project teams, as well as the Programme Management Lead.
  • Where appropriate, deliver project management training to other colleagues.
  • Contribute to the development and standardisation of project processes, tools and templates.

Other:

  • Provide support, where necessary, to the Programme Management Lead and the wider team.
  • Be an advocate of the Digital Transformation and Technology Team.

Our Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Reimbursement of eye tests
  • Long service awards, plus monthly and annual colleague awards
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Free onsite gym & use of the Tennis & Padel courts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
  • Free mental health first aider support
  • Colleague ticket offerings for Major Events and The Championships, Wimbledon
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Free parking & bike racks
  • Retail discounts from our partner brands
  • Training & Development
  • Summer and Christmas parties
  • Free tea and coffee provided daily
  • Electrical vehicle charging points
  • Staff lockers
  • 30% discounts in our café

Our Culture

The LTA, through its vision ‘Tennis Opened Up’, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and can work in the UK. We commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, any disability, marital or civil partnership status, and pregnancy or maternity status.

The LTA Tennis Foundation is a new tennis charity that partners with brilliant people and organisations to improve lives through tennis. It shares the LTA’s vision of ‘Tennis Opened Up’, and it wants to use our sport to make a real difference to people across the whole country. All LTA colleagues have the chance to get involved with the LTA TF, with some directly involved in delivering and leading its work.

To truly deliver our vision of ‘Tennis Opened Up’, we believe it is critical that the LTA plays our part in contributing to a healthier and more sustainable society. We want to grow tennis in Britain, but do so in a responsible way, protecting and supporting the environment and working with everyone in the sport to tackle our climate impacts. We are committed to ensuring a lasting future for tennis in Britain, and our Environmental Sustainability Plan sets out how we will do this.

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