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Delivery Manager

The Football Association (The FA)

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

21 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Delivery Manager this role is responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of specific technology solutions. Working closely with the Product Management team and key business stakeholders, this role delivers technology using both internal and third-party development teams and requires experience in both Agile and Waterfall project methodologies.

This role will be aligned to our Digital Technology 'Learn‘ product line, which covers The FA‘s Education division based at Saint George's Park. The Education team has an ambitious agenda that is transformational and digital-first, with a particular focus on personalisation and connected learning.

This product area ideates, designs, and develops software to support our FA Education division at St George's Park, which is responsible for designing and delivering coaching, safeguarding, medical and Talent ID qualifications and coach development across the mens, boys, womens, girls and disability game, from grassroots through to elite professional football. Therefore, any experience in managing and delivering Education domain projects, such as Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) and their supporting data integrations, will be highly beneficial.

Key Accountabilities

  • If Agile, use Agile methodology across one or more agile development teams, including: -
  • Use of FA Delivery Framework adopting key concepts of Agile PM and Scrum
  • Working with Product Managers and Product Owners to facilitate effective product planning, backlog management, and creating a clear delivery plan
  • Ensuring ongoing and effective sprint management and communication
  • Support the day-to-day activities of an agile team and ensure Scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, stand-ups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives take place and are effective
  • Driving the efficacy of the agile delivery team improving velocity and quality
  • If Waterfall, ensure projects are delivered on time, in scope, and within budget, including:
  • Collection and sign-off of all functional and non-functional requirements
  • Development and sign-off of high-level solution design
  • Creation/use of delivery plan with clear milestones and gates
  • Agreement and sign-off of clear user acceptance criteria
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for

  • Agile Projects:
  • Use of FA Delivery Framework adopting key concepts of Agile PM and Scrum
  • Implement standard metrics to monitor development progress, e.g. velocity, burndown/up, and quality.
  • Ensure Agile PM artifacts are written, reviewed, and shared as required
  • Waterfall Projects: -
  • Standard FA Waterfall stages, gates, and artifacts are communicated, commonly understood, and respected.
  • Implement best practice metrics to monitor resource & financial utilisation and progress
  • Ensure status against time and scope is measured and reported to stakeholders
  • Ensure central Business Management Project Office reporting requirements are met including RAG status, Sprint/Project Plan and RAID, and Product/Project Dashboard.
  • Ensure the Steering Group with senior stakeholders is in place for Product/Project delivery review.
  • Ensure all projects follow standard FA IT change control processes and that releases are communicated in an effective and timely manner.
  • Manage risk effectively and escalate issues appropriately

What we can offer you

  • An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
  • Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology
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