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Technical Project Manager / Program Manager (Agile Coach) - Eden Prairie, MN or West Valley City, UT

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Eden Prairie, MN
Date:
06/29/2017
2017-06-292017-07-28
Job Code:
1678076
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Technical Project Manager / Program Manager (Agile Coach) - Eden Prairie, MN or West Valley City, UT(Job Number:681138)
Description

As a key member of the Growth Technology and Systems team, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's mission of helping people live healthier lives. As the Scrum Master, you will grow and develop as you conduct and manage outcomes of various situations. You will be challenged to analyze, review and work collaboratively to drive multiple teams forward. The perfect candidate will have experience developing and leading strong teams, possess leadership skills, and be a great communicator. As part of this elite team, you will be empowered to impact the health care system through the analysis and interpretation of data, and present recommendations for business solutions. Join us! There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm)
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as an Agile Coach for multiple scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams toward improving the way they work
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Act as a mentor to Product Owners, Business Analysts, Configurators, and Developers regarding Agile values, principles and practices
  • Educate all levels and roles, including senior leaders, across the team on Agile values, principles, process, practices and tools
  • Guide management on effective Agile Portfolio / Program management
  • Facilitate cross - team coordination and collaboration
  • Drive visibility of information that help the team track their progress
  • Quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the various Scrum teams
  • Manage project schedules, resources, and delivery commitments
  • Managing projects around systems and data architecture
  • Schedule and Lead Daily team stand-up calls; every - other - week planning sessions; team retrospectives; post - sprint reviews and conversations related to all team activities
  • Communicate with other management, developers, product managers and technical support specialists on product and cross-product issues
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint / release progress
  • Maintain process documentation and ownership of the Agile visibility/tracking tools
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile values and principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility while promoting self-management and constantly improving team standards of work
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Must be “self-motivated” and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated
  • Ability to understand technical issues and impact at a high level
  • Passion to proactively seek ways to improve processes
  • Self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position with the ability to constructively resolve problems
  • Creative, resourceful and innovative at tackling complex challenges (in a timely matter)
  • Self - taught and self - teaching, with a demonstrated aptitude for acquiring knowledge and skills and new technologies readily
  • Respectful, professional interpersonal working style with uncompromising honesty
  • Approachable and willing to offer helpful solutions
  • Handle constructive feedback well

Job IT Project Management
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location US-UT-West Valley City
Organization Optum Growth Operations
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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