Agile Project Manager

Job Summary

The Agile Project Manager (APM) is responsible for the timely delivery of high-quality technical solutions that drive key business strategies.  The APM leads a cross functional development team through all phases of the product development process, from discovery, through development, to product launch.  The APM uses his/her toolbox of Agile practices, Project Management processes, and facilitation skills to predictably produce high-quality software releases.  The APM is responsible for creating agile plans, reporting status to management, resolving critical project issues, and building an effective project team.  The APM is part of a leadership team that drives process improvements, especially Agile improvements, across the entire Software Team. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads the project team through all phases of the Software Development process. 
  • Facilitates all Scrum ceremonies seeking to create a regular “Sprint Rhythm”. 
  • Identifies and drives implementation of continuous improvements within the project team.
  • Proactively identifies and helps to resolve issues that impact achievement of team sprint commitments. 
  • Regularly reports overall project status to management and key stakeholders, escalating major issues as necessary.
  • Maintains a project repository of historical and current project information. 
  • Facilitates team meetings and other day-to-day activities as required by the team.
  • Ensures the team is fully functional, cooperating, and productive.
  • Shields team from external interferences and removes obstacles.
  • Administers and manages business relationships with the project’s external consultants and third parties ensuring they meet their project obligations.
  • Suggests and implements improvements to project management, software development and other organizational processes. 
  • With the Product Owner and Development Manager, provides the project team a concise vision and creates a positive team environment. 

Job Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Experience:  2+ years working as a Scrum Master on software development projects. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated history of successful project delivery in an agile environment.
  • Formal Scrum and/or Project Management training.
  • Knowledge of various project planning and tracking tools such as Azure DevOps, Trello, JIRA  
  • Strong motivation and initiative.
  • Organized, detail orientated and thorough.
  • Strong planning skills – schedules, resource allocation, issue management, tracking, etc.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills as well as highly effective communication skills.
  • Strong desire to help improve processes and mentor others.
  • Situational leadership.

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