Delivery Managers at DVSA
As Delivery Manager it’s your job to set the pace and keep it going. You are the interface with the business and act as something of a buffer – keeping the demands of the department off the shoulders of the team, so they can continue to work unhindered. You provide transparency to senior managers and a lengthy list of stakeholders, keeping them abreast of the latest progress in terms of the critical path, the finance picture, management of risks and issues, and escalating blockers where necessary. You will work closely with the Digital Product Owner to shape and manage the backlog of web and CRM change. You will work closely with internal resource and third-party developers to ensure business requirements are understood, supplier resources are committed to delivery and projects are kept on track.
Becoming a Delivery Manager
You don’t need to be a technical whizz to fulfil the role of a delivery manager but some understanding of the roles in a typical SCRUM team would be a great start. This role is about leadership, effective communication and decision making so a qualification or background in Business Administration, Management, project management or Agile delivery management (SCRUM master) is another path to this career.
DVSA is constantly looking to grow and develop our colleagues and there are many routes we can help you take the step to become a delivery manager from.
Follow this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/delivery-manager to find out more info on career progression and what skills are needed at each stage.
Here we would like a short video from a current Delivery Manager on what the role is like – we don’t currently have this but are working on getting it.
Interested in joining our Digital Services team?
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