Agile Program Manager



The Agile Program Manager (APM) for a major Army Knowledge, Process and Performance Management (KPPM) contract will help manage the execution of the KPPM contract.  The APM provides a direct AMSG interface with the Army customer for all SharePoint Development and Technical Issues, reports directly to the Program Manager Founder and at times has direct access to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Advanced Management Strategies Group (AMSG).  The APM will have overall responsibility for the planning and execution of Agile development efforts and supports project tasks and the activity of 47 personnel spread across 10 Army Sites. 


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Location: Fort Eustis, VA
Education/ Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or 8 years related experience

Clearance Requirements: Active DoD Secret Security clearance is required

Employee Benefits

Specific Duties: 

  • Collaborate with Program Manager to integrate Agile methodology and Agile Program Management across all activities
  • Directly supervise a team of developers and business analysts and work with functional owners of SharePoint sites, Websites, and other technology solutions
  • Lead collection and configuration management of customer requirements using Agile best practices and tool such as the “KANBAN” tool
  • Understand and support customers’ needs and objectives from programmatic, organizational, and technical requirements
  • Assign, schedule, and provide quality assurance of project team deliverables 
  • Act as the Key Process Owner for major customer reviews of technical tasks/development efforts, support customer communications and change management for assigned projects
  • Maintain ownership of customer acknowledgement and sign off process; including but not limited to: Performance Work Statement (PWS) activities, qualification tasks, delivery dates, costs and documentation requirements and any other contractual documents
  • Identify potential resource gaps and work with the Program Manager and AMSG business leadership to address identified needs

Assume responsibility as PM in the absence of Program manager and supports the following Program Management responsibilities:

  • Interface with client management including the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
  • Leverage best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning and execution, project management, ongoing milestone tracking, preparations of deliverables, communication, and development of key performance metrics
  • Ensure that standards, processes, and documentation are followed for all projects
  • Supervise sub-contractor and site-leads, who develop project plans to ensure timely completion of project deadlines, including identification of scope changes, critical path items, dependencies, etc.
  • Help build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Ensure conformance to task specifications and contract provisions
  • Support Process Owners for risk management of assigned programs
  • Proactively identify project issues and risks, and work with the project team for timely resolutions

Required Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Agile Certification or Documented Formal Agile Training and experience
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management
  • Willingness and ability to travel (10% or less) for Site Visits
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of internal and external customers
  • Must be able to work well as a team member in a fast-paced environment with limited direction
  • Customer-centric mindset, ability to translate customer issues/needs into profitable business solutions
  • Exceptionally self-motivated, directed, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work very independently with minimum direction
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with support for DoD or Army Knowledge Management, Business Process Analysis and Improvement, Performance Management and/or Innovation initiatives
  • Knowledge or experience in the annual planning process to develop strategic and other long-range program plans for government agencies