Agile Project Manager

Date Posted: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 to Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Location: 
Crownsville, MD


The role of the Project Manager is to review the planning, execution, and controlling of Agency projects according to strict, establish standards by State’s System Development Life Cycle, PMI PMBOK, and applicable industry best practice using scrum or SAFe Agile methodology. This includes actively monitoring project status through review of project artifacts and meetings with project team members in order to gain a clear understanding of project and its risk profile. The Oversight Project Manager will oversee the quality of the execution of the project throughout its life cycle in according to establish standards.

  • Review and assess System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documents and other IT project artifacts.  Provide review and feedback on the adequacy of agency SDLC documentation during all phases of projects in the form of status and updates to portfolio management tool.
  • Provide feedback on business process, procedures, methodology and application of all aspects of project oversight.
  • Review agile process and customer value through iterative steps
  • Track percentage of completion and monitor velocity
  • Attend PIs sessions with the state agency and give input for oversight
  • Perform risk assessments on project based on project artifacts
  • Generate metrics reports from agile tools like Version One or other tools
  • Provide best practice recommendations to agencies with respect to risk planning, mitigation, tracking and disposition.
  • Perform project scheduling and planning oversight support.  Assist State agencies with best practices on schedule management and best practices for creation, update, baseline, resource leveling, etc.
  • Provide Contract management oversight support including contract analysis and contract audit services of contracts and evaluation of processes and procedures.
  • Collect, organize, store, and manage project oversight activities and other task information using portfolio management tool. This includes maintaining current and archival project files (electronic and paper), collecting and distributing project information, entering project updates into project tracking systems, and recommending ways to optimize oversight program records management.
  • Gather and provide senior management with additional, updated target project status information beyond that provided in by State agency. Updated information may pertain to scope, schedule, cost, project issues, and other information as available.
  • Other miscellaneous project oversight related duties

Position Requirements:

  • BS degree or equivalent
  • 8 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Experience in Agile methodology such as Scrum, Kanban or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) process 
  • At least two (2) years in overseeing agile implementation projects.
  • Manage several teams in large scale implementation
  • PMP Certification from PMI.
  • Strong familiarity with Agile lean project management software including portfolio management tools
  • Competent and proficient understanding of project implementation approaches including COTS and custom develop solutions
  • Solid working knowledge of current information technologies including open sources tools
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related status, risk, and issues.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, contractors, and other departments.
  • Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Prefered Skills:

  • Familiar with product owner, Business manager, story point, user stories, backlog, Scrum master, and four ceremonies: the sprint planning meeting, Daily Scrum, sprint review meeting, and sprint retrospective meeting, etc..
  • Certification in Agile methodology such as CSM or SAFe 
  • Scrum Agile or SAFe projects using spring deliverables
  • Apply agile methodology as an alternative SDLC 



We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, employee stock ownership plan, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and more in order for our employees to maintain a secure work/life balance.  


ASSYST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Shafeeq Rahman