Manager, Program Management at Pearson (Boise, ID)

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A global leader in publishing and education/learning solutions - seeks a Project Manager with Scrum Master experience to aid in partnering with various stakeholders (individual contributors and C-Suite personnel) for their content platform efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Act as Scrum Master to facilitate daily standups and work as the administrator of the scrum board
  • Create, manage, and update project schedules and timeline
  • Establish, document, and manage project scope
  • Facilitate review with the project steering committee, key stakeholders, and project team, and gain sign-off
  • Identify and manage project risk
  • Coordinate the work across multiple projects with other project staff from various functional departments
  • Act as a focal point for project problem resolution and escalation
  • Ensure the software development quality provided and delivered meets that in the agreed plan
  • Communicate with stakeholders and drive the decision-making process
  • Establish, track, report, and update as needed on project budget, actual expenses, and forecasts of remaining expenses

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (master's degree or related technical training and management training education or experience preferred)
  • At least 3-5 years previous project management experience
  • Strong Agile Scrum project management experience required
  • Experienced managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes
  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with change in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communications skills
  • Budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Energetic motivator that excels at managing cross-functional teams

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Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3408
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1658 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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