The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School's vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. While product development is ongoing, our offerings include: CORe, our primer on the fundamentals of business and Certificate Programs, a series of programs intended to showcase faculty ideas. Products are delivered through unique platforms, including 1) our online platform that offers self-paced learning experiences grounded in interactive, real world problem solving, and 2) Live, a one-of-a-kind virtual classroom that allows participants worldwide to interact in real-time with one another and a faculty member much as they would in a traditional HBS case classroom.
The HBS Online team, dedicated to delivering high quality business education through these innovative online concepts, is in a period of growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger University setting, while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy start-up environment.
Reporting to the Senior Technical Project Manager, the Technical Project Manager coordinates the development activities for teams within the Harvard Business School Online technology team. This role is at the center of a dynamic Agile development process that delivers continuous software releases to support the learning platforms of HBS Online. Working with multiple stakeholder groups, this critical role is responsible for keeping the development and release pipeline moving by facilitating communications, tracking work in progress, and removing obstacles for the team.
Facilitate and document all scrum events and coordinate the development activities for the technology team, including setting up and managing sprints, running the daily stand up, reporting on sprints, triaging bugs, and supporting the release management process.
Work with scrum team members to write clear and measurable user stories.
Produce and maintain artifacts (including, but not limited to, the sprint task board) to help communicate team successes, deliverables, and timelines.
Works with QA to review and triage bugs, assigning them to the current sprint or a future sprint.
Provide day-to-day support to the scrum team. Maximize scrum team productivity by removing impediments, suggesting/implementing process improvements.
Coordinates closely with Program Managers in tracking higher-level program plans and prioritization of backlog work in collaboration with both business and technical stakeholders
Help define and monitor capacity planning; develop burndown chart.
Other duties as assigned.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Some weekend and evening work may be required.
Cover Letter is Required.
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Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related area.
PMI or Agile certifications preferred or advanced degree in Business, Computer Science or related area.
2 – 3 years' experience using agile software development methods.
Demonstrated experience in programming and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Demonstrated experience managing agile teams
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to track a large number of stories, bugs, and enhancement requests simultaneously
Experience using agile software development methods
Proficiency in sprint planning, estimating, and scheduling
Experienced in implementing sprint status and performance reporting
Experience with Jira or another sprint management tool
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrates the following interpersonal attributes: Adaptable, flexible; uses grace & tact under pressure; unflappable when confronting challenges; resilient; positive outlook and "can do" attitude; respectful & approachable style.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard University Business School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.