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Digital Portfolio Support x 2

The successful candidate/s will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 3 month short term contract. Job Description: Main Duties and Responsibilities: Create, deliver and continuously improve a portfolio function based on agile and lean principles and methodologies; Drive continuous, provable improvements and efficiencies based on data; Provide leadership across government on scaling agile methodologies;Create and foster a best practice community on scaling agile and lean portfolio management; Establish and formalise governance and controls for portfolio functions; Work alongside the senior management team to plan and track strategic road maps giving direction and challenging when needed; Report on Portfolio health and establish a culture of data driven decision-making.Key Tasks & Deliverables:- Provide support to the portfolio manager in the application of the portfolio framework ensuring all necessary documentation are completed and approved - Manage and update the portfolio of work, prioritise where necessary and produce management reports summarising - Manage stakeholders from across GDS to help usage of the portfolio framework and gain feedback to continuously develop this. - Review proposals for new projects and assess whether they should be considered for the new portfolio board (the main decision making committee) - Take minutes from the portfolio board, track actions and assess whether conditions for projects have been met. - Work with business analyst to review financial and workforce data and ensure this is aligned with portfolio management. - Plan and manage a delivery roadmap for the delivery operations team. - Co-ordinate, and facilitate where needed, team stand-ups and retrospective meetings.Experience Required:- Experience of working in a project and programme management environment. - Experience of working with a wide variety of stakeholder groups (internal & external). - Knowledge of both waterfall and agile project management principles.The successful candidate/s will have a valid Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission. 

Job added on 25-11-2014