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 IT Manager - Agile & Portfolio Management Office - Austin, Texas, United States

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Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - IT Management
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2621286 / Latpro-3673103 
Date posted: Mar-26-2019
State, Zip: Texas, 78729


Position Summary:

Are you interested in shaping a highly effective agile organization? Are you excited about the opportunity to influence others? Are you passionate about fostering vital connections that will help to make our company, partners and customers more productive and profitable?  If your answer is yes to any of these questions, this is your opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic team. As a member of the Rockwell Automation IT organization, you will join our transformation journey as we seek to improve and push boundaries.

The leader of the IT Agile Portfolio Management Office is responsible for building a team that supports the Agile portfolio management processes, provides Agile coaching to the business and technology capability teams and leads the alignment of IT strategy to the value delivered through the IT portfolio.  This role reports directly to the IT Chief of Staff and helps the Agile delivery teams reach peak productivity by assisting in establishing and collecting metrics, reducing waste, establishing and supporting communities of practices, coordinating teams / value streams, and modeling the use of Agile principles. Our ideal candidate will bring a broad range of lean and agile experiences with specific knowledge and experience in ensuring that the IT strategy is realized through the overall portfolio deliverables.

Direct supervision of a team of portfolio analysts, coordinators and Agile coaches

Establishes and maintains Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Agile (DoR, DoD, Estimation, etc.)

Establish effective Agile portfolio governance approaches, such as assessments, metrics, dashboards and reporting working closely with the IT portfolio manager within the Enterprise Architecture group

Sets the standards around Agile delivery for all teams and the financial management rigor for the capability teams to follow (working closely with IT Business Operations and IT Finance Manager)

Facilitates training on Agile tools; Jira, Confluence, Jira Portfolio, etc.

Understand the business needs, goals, and objectives being met by the capability delivery teams, inclusive of business priority, market-driven factors for that demand, other compliance-based characteristics, budget and schedule constraints, and critical-to-quality requirements

Assures strategic direction of initiatives/capability teams is aligned with overall IT portfolio commitments and priorities (as per the IT strategy)

Aggressively helps the teams eliminate all wasteful activities and artifacts from its process. Avoids introducing documents, meetings, approvals, and so on unless absolutely necessary. Helps teams look for things that they are doing that might not be adding value

Encourage the formation of communities of practice and then support them after they begin. Not only do communities of practice help Scrum spread through the organization, they also help spread any good idea from one team to another

Manages demand through facilitating objective prioritization of work based on value-for-money, time sensitivity and risk

Identifies and eliminates obstacles for delivery teams, including wider organizational issues that are barriers to incremental delivery

Produces and maintains a dashboard of leading strategic metrics (e.g. value delivered, operational impact, overall speed, quality and cost of delivery, lead time for delivery of urgent needs)

Builds high performing teams that understand and commit to organizational goals; fosters goodwill and collaboration among team members and among teams; uses teams to address relevant issues; leads by example

Actively supports new Rockwell IT programs through participation, engaging, and coaching others.  Challenges the status quo and champions new initiatives; acts as a catalyst of change and stimulates others to change.

Servant leader able to lead and work with multiple diverse roles and personalities
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Austin - Texas, Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or reasonable accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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