Head: Agile PMO - #366341

Progressive IT Resourcing

Date: 4 days ago
City: Hermanus, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time


Our Client

Company Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Company

What will you do?

This is a Senior Management role residing at Company Head Office, reporting directly to the Executive Head: Business Change & Transformation (BC&T). This role forms part of the Leadership/MANCO for the BC&T department.

The primary purpose of this role is to assume responsibility for the Agile Project and Program delivery function with respect to business and IT change implementations on behalf of the business units and clusters of the Company Group Technology function, and includes the following services:

  • Management of: Programs, Projects & Releases using appropriate Agile methodologies
  • Project Reporting, Risk Management and Governance
  • Project Support Services
  • Management of the Group-wide Lean Agile Centre of Excellence (LACE)

What will make you successful in this role?

Undertake a leadership role within Business Change

  • Form part of Business Change MANCO team that takes collective accountability for the management and leadership of the department.
  • In support and alignment with the SPF strategy, give input into the formulation of the Business Change Strategy and Vision/Direction.
  • Undertake required business planning
  • Co-create the department’s value proposition, focus and operational/business model for clients.
  • Communicate/market, drive and integrate the strategy within the department with staff, as well as to clients.

Build a Strategic Agile PMO capability

  • Research and understand strategies and trends in Large Scale IT and Business Change delivery models.
  • Set strategy, provide thought leadership and lead capability area maturity.
  • Design and maintain a large scale change portfolio management capability including vision, goals and objectives, processes, capabilities, governance, risk management and other appropriate practices.
  • Design and implement effectiveness measures and KPI’s to ensure quality delivery.
  • Create a centre of excellence that maintains, standards, practices and competencies required to manage different delivery models (Agile, Traditional).
  • Act as Product Manager for the Lean Agile Centre of Excellence that promotes matures Agile ways of work across the Company Group.
  • Ensure effective support and administration capabilities are in place to compliment the delivery process.
  • Resource and staff competency centres with appropriately experienced staff.
  • Manage Budgets and risks for the capability areas that fall within the PMO.

Enable Company Agile delivery

  • Engage Company capability areas and SGT Customers to position PMO offering and to manage demand for services.
  • Define and set up projects, programmes and other initiatives to implement on strategic objectives of SGT and their customer base
  • Ensure effective delivery and measurement against KPI’s that support quality, efficient delivery.
  • Effect appropriate governance and oversight over delivery including:
    • Issue management, risks, dependencies, reporting, change control etc.
  • Lead Project Managers, Programme Managers, Release Train Engineers and other delivery roles to deliver effectively.
  • Manage the portfolio of delivery by facilitating and management of aspects such as risks, dependencies, issues and communication through appropriate forums, tools or ceremonies.
  • Continually engage stakeholders with effective communication mechanisms for reporting, escalation, prioritization and issue resolution.
  • Ensure change management processes are in place to deal with changes to the portfolio scope, priorities or dependencies.
  • Maintain processes to manage portfolio funding and financial disciplines.


  • Matric
  • Degree in IT, Business or Commerce


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in running large scale Change Programmes across business and IT.
  • At least 5 years heading up a technology PMO, or a significant portfolio of Change initiatives.
  • Designing and implementing a PMO and related processes, governance, and reporting.
  • The use of project portfolio management toolsets.
  • Senior management/leadership experience with a sizeable team.
  • Exposure and leadership roles in implementing Agile delivery models and practices.

Knowledge of the following:

Information Technology:

  • Sound conceptual understanding of IT development and architecture practices/ processes with experience in:
    • Practical involvement in major IT change projects
    • Practical understanding of IT development methodologies (Agile and Traditional)
  • Understanding of tools used to effectively manage projects and project portfolio’s.


  • Financial Services Industry knowledge
  • Leadership and People Management skills
  • Budgets and expense management
  • Relevant regulatory legislation and compliance knowledge
  • Programme conceptualization and business case formulation
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Business and Commercial Acumen
  • Strategic stakeholder management planning and engagement approaches

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