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Programme Manager - ( 1913296 )


At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether its one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better By pushing the boundaries of technology and each other to surpass these boundaries we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small


Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more responsibilities

- Manages and mentors Project Managers and Senior Project Managers

- Champions Agile practices and ensures teams are getting better at continuous learning, continuous integration, test driven development, automation and other key agile practices

- Work with the PMs to ensure the timely reporting of the time in the respective time tracking system like Oracle and Jira

- Maintains a strong partnership with PMO, Dev management, QE Management,Product Management & TechOps management to execute the different portfolios run within the Sri Lanka office

- Work with SL Management and HR on the people management aspects for SL resources such as appraisals, interviews, identify and arrange trainings etc

- Work with SL Management and participate actively on initiatives taken by them to make SL team successful

- Maintains milestone plans and costs across Program of projects

- Maintains and manages the delivery metrics and SL specfifc metrics required for reviews and any course correction

- Works with PMO finance on creation, tracking and reporting of the budgets for programs within the portfolio

- Manages internal client and stakeholders expectations

Facilitates project approval process with management, project documents and other related materials

- Coordinates and resolves issues escalated from projects running in Sri Lanka

- Assists management with creation and scheduling of the product roadmap

- Organizes, conducts, and attends meetings with product directors /managers and key stakeholders to create project plan parameters by defining clear, attainable objectives and milestones

- Lead weekly Program Capabilities core team meetings & weekly status report, Red / ad hoc reports (as needed)

- Performs risk analysis for programs and projects within the program

- Provides detailed weekly status reports on all active projects within a portfolio

- Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

- Intermediate experience or knowledge required in the following areas

- Strong ability to foster and maintain positive creative agile project teams

- Advanced experience or knowledge required in the following areas requirements analysis; agile

- Program management; Iteration and Release Planning

- Advanced knowledge of Internet technologies, concepts and applied background in Software Development Methodologies

- Strong knowledge in agile methodologies

- Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently

- Ability to manage project managers

- Understanding of resource allocation across projects

- Excellent customer service attitude, communication skills, and interpersonal skills

- Strong ability to resolve conflict within a project team

- Excellent organizational and time management skills

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

- Strong PC skills including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

- Ability to make timely and sound decisions

- Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment

- Ability to work independently



- Individual should possess a Bachelors degree preferably in Computing or Information Technology/Management

- Individual should have 5-7 years of experience in software development projects as dev or qa engineer and with at least 5 years as Project Manager with skills and experience in Internet technologies and Project Management tools

Preferred certificates, Licenses, Registrations

PMP/ CSM/ PMI-ACP Certification are preferred

Primary Location LK-LK-Colombo

Work Locations LK-Colombo-200 Nawala Maga One

Maga One No 200, Nawala Road, Narahenpita


Job Project/Programme Management

Organization Technology & Operations

Employee Status Regular Employee

Job Type Standard

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift Day Job

Travel No

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 17th May 2020

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