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Development Project Manager (DPM)

Cape Town (Hybrid)
Key Roles and Responsibilities

Purpose Of The Job

The main function of the Development Project Manager (DPM) is to lead a Software Development team, managing performance, behaviour, productivity, and team delivery by applying the Scrum/ Agile methodology. In this client facing role, the DPM provides feedback, updates, and reports to internal and external clients on the status of projects.

  1. Delivery Management
    • Deliver on Time and in scope (Backlog grooming, sprint planning, estimates and Burn down reports)
    • Ensure teams are delivering Velocity at 70% efficiency of Raw Capacity for each sprint
    • Delivering quality by ensuring UAT failures are less than 5% for each UAT deployment
  2. Client and Stakeholder Management
    • Provide progress reports and present the status of team(s) deliverables (Sprint Burn Down Reports) in weekly Operations meetings
    • Manage client expectations, respond to client escalations and provide regular updates to clients as per the agreed timeframes.
  3. Team Management
    • Performance Management (set individual employee goals and conduct performance evaluations)
    • Manage productivity and monitor time logging
Core Skills/Competencies

Technical skills required to do the job

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with task tracking tools, JIRA/ Confluence
  • Scrum Principles (tracking, capacity, efficiency planning, ceremonies) – SAFe
  • Customer relationship management
  • Coding languages and principles
  • Conflict management
  • Quality Control
  • Performance Management
  • Resource Planning, Project Management and Organizational Skills
  • Professional Communication – Oral and Written
Minimum Requirements
  • Matric
  • A minimum of 3 years experience leading a team
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within a Software Development environment
  • IT related qualification
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum
  • Retail experience is advantageous
  • A proven track record of successful project delivery
Recruitment Process
  • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
  • Applicable assessment
  • Background checks
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