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UnitedHealth Group Agile Practitioner 2 - Hartford, CT in Hartford, Connecticut

Working on the Polaris program within cross-functional teams, that includes IT resources, Architects, Business PMs, Business analysts, as well as key Project stakeholders (Business and IT leadership). Our highest objective is to work with the business to meet their needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help facilitate and coordinate the events that allow the teams to be successful in their execution.

  • Coordinate sessions for planning and feedback on priority items. Constantly inspect and adapt to increase efficiencies and improve OSAM maturity. Escalate removal of impediments to agile teams and coordinate dependencies between teams.

  • Help the Train improve their agile maturity. Provide thought leadership and recommendations across the program.

  • Create and maintain partnerships (business, execution, and IT) as we must be in sync with their vision, plan, and execution practices. If not, this may create confusion among the teams.

  • Play a key role in creating partnerships at the Release Train and domain level that will build trust and respect. Foster a collaborative team environment that tears down silos between groups and helps them act as a whole.

  • Ensure that the project stays on scope, schedule, quality, delivery, benefits and controls.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in areas including project management, project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on professional knowledge and background.

  • Participate in process improvement and change initiatives to advance agile and streamlined methodologies.

  • Help to create and maintain a Program level intake Project within Agile Central. Help identify key players (i.e., various applications impacted), facilitate meetings to gather high level requirements, timing and next steps of work coming into the team(s) from this intake process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 5 + years of experience within a large corporate environment

  • 5 + years of direct accountability as a Project Manager within a matrixed environment.

  • 5+ years of experience in managing projects and owning end-to-end accountability for project delivery.

  • Strong IT based project leadership experience/capabilities - ability to work with senior leaders.

  • Ability to build and maintain trusted relationships.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%.

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

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