NewWave HQ

  • Lead Project Manager

    Job ID 2018-1112
  • Overview

    NewWave Telecom and Technologies Inc. is an MBE certified, SEI CMMI Level 4 SVC and L3 DEV appraised, GSA IT Schedule 70 and ISO 9001:2015 Certified, full-service Information Technology and Business Services firm based out of Elkridge, Maryland. As a leading implementer of business solutions using service-oriented technologies, we specialize in providing end-to-end, mission-critical Information Technology (IT) solutions.


     


    NewWave has a proven track record in project management, full lifecycle development of enterprise applications, and constructing, testing, maintaining and managing IT software and infrastructure. We have a certified DCAA Accounting System and an Approved Earned Value Management (EVM) System.


     


    We partner with our clients through every phase of the project life cycle to identify requirements, define objectives, and develop and implement the right solutions. We have earned a reputation for our responsiveness, technical competency, and operational efficiency that has been validated by years of successful IT project implementation and support of our clients.

    Responsibilities

    The Agile Project Manager will provide overall delivery guidance to the relevant project.  Deliver project utilizing a SCRUM (or other relevant Agile methodology) to deliver the end product.  The Agile Project Manager must have successfully executed an agile project where multiple cross-functional teams are required to communicate / collaborate to successfully deliver an end product.  The individual must also understand how to integrate specific government deliverables into the SCRUM process and manage these deliverables while not impacting the overall delivery timeline.  Manage and operate within Agile/XLC frameworks and work with CMS to evolve the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) within XLC guidelines to deliver project management support to model teams. Coordinate and plan efforts across multiple Scrum teams and stakeholders. Ensure the right people are on the right teams at the right time to meet the needs of the initiative or model. A project manager and business analyst are engaged at the beginning of the model lifecycle and remain throughout, while the scrum teams engage at logical and relevant intersections within the model lifecycle so that the teams’ strengths are optimized.


     


     


    Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:



    • Providing overall performance and delivery of the project leveraging an Agile methodology (i.e. SCRUM)

    • Providing direction/guidance to the project team as well as managing client relationships

    • Plan, identify, evaluate and communicate project risks using risk management techniques, develop contingency plans to mitigate risks.

    • Collaborates and communicates with other project managers and leaders to coordinate cross functional project initiatives and activities.

    • Managing scope, cost, schedule and deliverables; including staffing requirements

    • Tracks project’s critical path, tollgate reviews and performance benchmarks as identified by PMO guidelines.

    • Actively tracks the work efforts of business, technical, and quality assurance resources through daily management of the project plan.

    • Develops project documentation; analyzes and reports on project status, monitors project performance to maintain the quality of services, deliverables and content to clients.

    • Evaluates the effectiveness and accuracy of documentation continually improving the project infrastructure.

    • Actively participates in the development and implementation of business solutions with affiliate stakeholders and publishing services functional teams.

    • Maintains positive working relationships with affiliates, project stakeholders, client services teams, project team members, managers, vendors, and other departments.

    • Gathers input and feedback and reports to executive leadership team.

    • Meet and engage with CMS client and other CMS stakeholders face-to-face, via telephone, and through email to establish relationships, understand requirements, and communicate accomplishments or issues.

    • Responds and resolves affiliates operational issues as applicable throughout the implementation and deployment phases.

    • Coordinates QA software testing processes as required.

    • Diagnoses project issues eliminating obstacles that jeopardize the completion of projects on time and within budget.

    • Responsible for establishing and adhering to change management procedures incorporating a formalized change control process ensuring that changes to project scope, deliverables, timelines and resources are formally defined, documented and approved.

    • Facilitate projects through their normal life-cycle, from initiation to closure, using sound project management disciplines, such as Agile and DevOps.

    • Provides Agendas and Meeting Notes for each meeting

    Qualifications


    • Project Management Professional (PMP) (PMI Certification) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    • At least 8-10 years of project management experience managing a multi-disciplinary project team

    • At lease 3-5 years of agile experience leading a custom development project(s) from initiation to deployment.

    • Strong understanding of Agile software development methodology in the Scrum framework, and knowledge of all SDLC phases is desirable.

    • Waterfall and agile project management experience performing project management activities with large scale healthcare or government implementation efforts.

    • Sound technical knowledge from an infrastructure, application (i.e. open source technologies) and database perspective.

    • Requires a bachelor's degree in a related field such as information technology, computer science, or engineering.

    • A demonstrated aptitude in facilitation of meetings between complex and varied groups of individuals, to include the ability to drive meetings towards pre-defined outcomes, and capture/manage action items, and meeting minutes stemming from said meetings.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and have sound judgment.

    • Attention to detail, quick learner, have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

    • Maintain the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of all deliverables.


    Preferred


     



    • Be able to perform the analysis as defined with specific Medicare laws, regulations, manuals, instructions and any additional information assigned by management.

    • Possess critical thinking skills, reading and interpretation, writing, and communication skills.

    • Understanding and wide application of methodology and subject matter related concepts, practices, standards and procedures with a general knowledge of other related business disciplines.

    • A demonstrated ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed as well as a willingness to do collaborative software development as necessary

    • Able to work closely with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, and business analysts while delivering solutions.

    • Works with limited supervision.


    Technical



    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)

    • MicroSoft Project Server and Microsoft Project

    • SharePoint


    FLSA Status



    • Exempt


    Interpersonal Skills



    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing

    • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.

    • Should be deadline and closure oriented.

    • Strong communication, interpersonal, persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.

    • High Energy Levels. Should be self-driven.

    • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.

    • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.


     


    NWT is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. NewWave is a proud veteran friendly employer.


     

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