Workload Automation Intake Lead/Sprint Lead

  • Job Reference: HQ00016259
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2019
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Hasselt
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: IT (general), Belgium
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

job title : DUTCH SPEAKING
Workload Automation Intake Lead / Sprint Lead

reports to (job title):

Workload Automation Senior Manager
Date :

06/2019 - mission 6 months
Location: Hasselt (50%) / Brussel (50%) - it can vary according to demand

Job Purpose (Briefly state your job's overall mission) :

The Intake Lead - Sprint Lead for Workload Automation is combining 2 roles in a single domain release train.
As the Intake lead he/she is managing the Demand Intake process for the Workload Automation release train. This includes facilitating the scope refinement and design based on the epic backlog priorities. It also includes the feasibility in line with the capacity of all involved sprint teams. His/her accountability is to feed the Sprint teams with sprint-able work for the next month.
As the Sprint Lead he/she is managing the Sprint (preparation and execution) of the Workload Automation release train. The Sprint Lead is accountable for the delivery of the committed sprint backlog of a release train including the related delivery in other release trains.

Contextual Information

Operating Environment (For example purpose of the entity in which the jobholder acts, strategy, plan, specific policy, economic model and/or performance model on which the job has an influence, guidelines which a direct impact on the job) :
Our client's IT organization should accelerate its transition towards a more strategic business contribution role and step away from a predominating focus on the delivery of technology services.
IT within our client needs to look forward on the next evolution, taking into account value, efficiency and effectiveness.

The priorities for IT:

Create a strong shared vision on future I.T
Increase Business & IT alignment
Increase the financial efficiency / Affordable IT
Keep the excellence in the "RUN" / delivery of technology services
Talent: Attract Retain, Foster & Nurture!

Principal Accountabilities (the outputs of the job) - Activities et decisions

As an Intake Lead
Collaborates closely with the Business Engagement Manager and the Product Owner to ensure the quality of the Demand Intake process (priority - designed scope - feasibility)
Facilitates the delivery of an E2E Solution architecture and design during intake process resulting in the creation of User Stories and technical US (technology specific by application platform)
Foresees expertise for the intake design process
Facilitates the estimation effort for the US defined
Secures necessary intake/sprint capacity
Facilitates the feasibility of the estimated workload within the involved sprint teams and align the overall planning with the release manager.
Prepares, when needed and based on prioritized forecast, staffing needs with the concerned domain managers for both intake and sprint activity
Supports epic backlog ordering
Fosters collaboration as a change agent and acts/elaborates further the principles, policies and guidelines for his/her intake process
Accountable for Intake documentation (at EPIC and Business and IT user story levels)
Responsible for Sprint Planning and Formal hand-over to the sprint team
Initiates alignment with the other release trains intake leads and/or PM concerning dependencies outside the release train (scope, timing, etc.) for both incoming and outgoing demands
Provides adequate reporting on the intake process and sprint loads
As a Sprint Lead
Responsible for Sprint Planning
Collaborates closely with the Operation Coordinator to
Foresee the capacity and manage the results of AMS tasks in line with the SLA
Drives sprint planning and execution based on confirmed sprint capacity during regular meetings with Domain Managers that will help him get the correct resource or upstaff if needed
Accountable for the delivery of the committed US back log
Ensure that the Detail design, Configuration and Development, Business Review and Sprint Acceptance Testing (SAT) is executed for each US within the release train and coordinate the linked delivery with the sprint lead of other release trains
Align with other sprint leads or PM when his/her sprint teams needs to deliver towards other release trains or projects
Takes a leading role in the daily coordination and follow-up of defects
Responsible for E2E Testing (preparation and execution)
Responsible for Regression Testing
Accountable for Sprint documentation (at Business and IT user story levels)
Business processes documentation including data model and functional documentation (that he will receive from Intake lead)
Technical documentation
Support the cut-over and business sanity check
Organizes and tracks scrum rituals:
Daily standup with cross-domain Scrum Leads, each of them representing their team
Resolve impediments, mitigates risks, resolves bottlenecks and drives improvements to ensure velocity of teams and quality of delivery
Close collaboration with Environment Manager and Release Manager for solid release plan
Report KPI's: testing progress (SAT, E2E) and defect density during sprint execution
Defines the principles, policies and guidelines for his/her domain
Supports the Team/Scrum Leads in their activities
Provides expert advice within his/her domain and advises stakeholders on how to best align business processes and solutions