Director, Agile PMO

Edmentum Inc. - Remote - Full time

Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Our commitment is built off the emphasis we place on our core values: passion, people, respect, collaboration, and performance.

The Director, Agile PMO reports to the Senior Director, Content and Program Management. This director is responsible for enabling cross-functional teams to continuously deliver features, enhancements, and updates to Edmentum’s Learning and Assessment product portfolios. Also responsible for setting vision, managing, and enacting standards, processes, and tools based on Lean and Agile methodologies. The Director serves as a cross-functional leader throughout Edmentum and oversees a team of program and project managers.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Establish Edmentum’s Agile PMO / Lean-Agile Center of Excellence – including governance, standards, processes, skill building, and communities of practice for an agile environment.
  • Set vision, manage, and enact common standards, processes, and tools based on Lean and Agile methodologies to drive continuous improvement.
  • Oversee program management of product portfolios, enabling continuous value streams that deliver outcomes aligned to product strategy. Partner closely with product, technology, and development leaders and teams throughout strategy, planning, and execution.
  • Optimize the operations of programs including roles, responsibilities, process, and approach. Also optimize resource capacity and demand management.
  • Manage risk proactively, anticipate potential issues, implement appropriate mitigations, and remove blockers.
  • Facilitate the adoption of Lean and Agile processes across organization through establishing and delivering an ongoing training program.
  • Manage change in fast-paced, agile environment – including leading change management efforts to transform the current PMO into an Agile PMO.
  • Oversee program and project management team, providing support and coaching as needed.
  • Maintain effective and seamless communication across executive team, stakeholders, teams, and vendors.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Here's what you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 10 years of experience in SaaS; education technology and/or publishing experience preferred
  • 8 years of experience in program and/or project management leadership
  • 3 years of experience in leading agile and lean-based development practices; Lean and/or Scaled Agile certifications required (e.g., Certified Advanced Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner/Manager, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager)
  • Proven experience in budget management (minimum of $10M)
  • Proven experience managing and resourcing portfolios or value streams, varying in complexity and size
  • Strong leadership, communication, collaboration, and team-building skills
  • Proven experience working with multiple vendors, including onshore and offshore
  • Exceptional writing, editing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • Positive and high-energy attitude
  • Proven ability to work in multi-faceted and fast-paced environment
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with virtual teams

Edmentum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Senior Level

Edmentum Inc.

Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs.
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