SAFe/Release Planner

Waltham, MA

Posted: 07/11/2019 Industry: Business Analyst / Project Manager Job Number: JN -072019-47718
  • Release Planner is accountable for developing the detail plans, schedules and artifacts to support a multi-release program structure

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Develop the approach to have a multi release strategy to support major, minor and enhancements for product management
  • Develop the tactical procedures, schedules and plans for major or minor release
  • Monitor and control the detail dress rehearsal (s), cutover and post go live schedule, environment controls, business & IT readiness, Go / No Go Live support, cutover and post go live support
  • Develop the associated standard documents, entry and exit criteria for product readiness for cutover processes
  • Formulate the service transition requirements, deliverables, for GBE and impacted legacy application, middleware or other for production releases
  • Assist in the transition of the GBE products to IT, SI or other with formal oversight and implementation of procedures
  • Collaborate with the primary SI to formulate a multi release program (Test to post go live support)
  • Develop the environments capacity requirements to support Dress Rehearsal (s), cutover, hot fix, and minor releases with the DevOps team
  • Maintain an interdependency release road map for all minor and major releases
  • Work with the ARTs and Enabling Teams (Data Management, and Change Management), Global Solution Development and other product teams and delivery centers
  • Work with DevOps and Architecture to publish standard code migration procedures to support multi-release alignment and controls
  • Build and sustain high performing matrixed release cutover leads and team
  • Manage technical issues, risks and priorities. Perform risk assessment an implement risk mitigation plans

Qualifications Required:
  • BS in Computer Science or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 5-10 years experience in managing multi release product deployments and or releases in the SaFE model
  • Experience conducting and leading team meetings to manage the schedule, identify risks and review project deliverables. Comfortable with frequent changes or unpredictability
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to manage complex and varied interpersonal relationships to successfully complete projects
  • Experience in using the Agile methodology, and use of tools JIRA, Confluence, Agile Craft. Project online, other
  • Excellent ability to organize time and information to successfully complete projects. Ability to lead and model behaviours for other team members

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