Senior Agile Program Manager Job in Kenya


Senior Agile Program Manager

The role is located in location agnostic


  • Account Managers
  • Product Managers 
  • Software Engineering Team
  • Quality Assurance Team 
  • Finance & Operations Team 
  • Service Teams: Customer success Team  & Service Desk
  • Senior Management Team 
  • Business Owners / Stakeholders


We seek an experienced individual to plan, direct and coordinate activities ; manage and implement an Agile Release Train (ART) / programme from initiation to final transition into operational, business-as-usual management.

  • Maintains accountability for the overall planning, coordination, monitoring, execution, reporting and delivery of value through the program
  • Maintaining strategic view of the ART / Programme
  • Scheduling programme resources and managing inter-dependencies 
  • Supporting and coaching an ART / Programme by steering it to success and navigating the complexity of delivering software in large, cross-functional environments. 
  • Resolving and escalating impediments, manages programme risk, helps assure value delivery, and drives program level continuous improvement.

Duties & Responsibilities

Determining, monitoring and reviewing programme scope, costs, schedule and expected benefits

  • Plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on programme-related activities
  • Ensures appropriate and effective agile governance arrangements and relevant reporting and communication policies are in place and followed.
  • Supports System Architect and also maintains an awareness of current technical developments that may provide opportunities to the programmes.
  • Facilitate the coordinated preparation and execution of release planning for the ART. 
  • Working with the ART team who prioritizes the features to be considered in the next program increment (PI) planning cycle.
  • Facilitating the ART team’s refinement of features to be considered in the next PI planning cycle to meet the Feature Definition of Ready.
  • Assists the ART in communication and coordination with stakeholders and customers during feature definition and delivery.
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination for and during Program Increment planning.
  • Managing change to the ART’s PI plan and the impacts of those changes.
  • Drive cross team, ART, and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination.
  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments.
  • Understand, visualize and manage upstream/downstream dependencies.
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve.
  • Ensure the overall cost, schedule, and performance of the program.
  • Analyze program budgets and estimates from participating organizations to provide direction for the overall development of all program budgets and integrated cost profiles.
  • Manage program level coordination, such as creating timelines, milestones, and cadence of increments and releases and oversee the development of reports and analyses that document program activity.
  • Participate with management and cross-functional teams as subject matter experts and be an advocate in adopting Agile and SAFe best practices and processes.
  • Act as a galvanizing force for sharing Agile and SAFe knowledge across the Value Stream.
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.

Must have experience:

  • 10+ years of work experience with demonstrable proficiency in multiple disciplines / technologies / processes related to the position 
  • 5+ years of Progressive active project management experience along with managing teams and / or significant complex projects.
  • 3+ years of RTE / Agile Program Manager experience

Experience that will count in your favour: 

Experience in delivery of large enterprise level programs and Value Streams across the financial services sector from initiation to benefit realization

Nice to have experience:

Strong writer, presenter and speaker, comfortable and ability to influence at all levels in an organization


PMP Certification is mandatory

PMI-ACP or other Program management certification

SPC / RTE certification from SAFe


Plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on programme-related activities.

  • Interdependencies and Programme risk management
  • Scope Management – Plan & review programme scope
  • Cost Management – manage programmes  to realize agreed business value within agreed upon timelines 
  • Effectively leverage subject matter experts to develop best customized solutions for client

Personal attributes:

Demonstrate authentic leadership and integrity and experience of leading cross-functional  teams in a matrixed environment, mentoring staff, evaluating performance and providing feedback and Comfortable with significant client interaction and interest in building relationships

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