DHS is an executive branch of the government of Maryland that provides human services. DHS is embarking on a project to build a new shared health and human services platform called Maryland Total Human Services Integration Network (MD THINK), capable of supporting multiple programs and creating a data system that can support a more integrated, client-centric approach to health and human services delivery and management. The selected candidate will serve in a lead project governance capacity as part of the State’s project team and support throughout the project life cycle. This Senior Project Manager will regularly interface with State, local and federal governmental personnel, internal stakeholders, subject matter experts, DevOps team, testers and development team members.
The Project Manager must be able to fulfill the following roles and responsibilities:
- Participate in Project Planning and Management.
- Assist in team development and leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.
- Participate in process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management.
Project Planning and Management –
Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
The Project Manager shall define and develop initiatives for continuous business process improvements and monitoring, manage the team in making business decisions relating to system implementation, modification and maintenance; and develop and update business process documentation for testing and training management.
Team Management –
Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments; removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.
Product Owner Support –
Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
Process Management and Improvement –
Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for agile project management.
Team Building –
- Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution; and encourage a sustainable working pace in order to achieve the highest quality of work.
- Deliver an agile transformation plan to move from current state to a desired state.
- Conduct meetings with the MD Think team to ensure an understanding of current practices and methods used.
- Use standard project performance metrics to assess and evaluate the program.
- Aid in the implementation and facilitation of the use of agile tools, guidelines and metrics in order to achieve a standardized approach to agile team project execution.
Agile Investment and Impact Report –
Draft an Agile Investment and Impact Report that describes the actual outcomes of the Agency’s agile program effort to include the outcomes against the approved plan, goals and objectives.
Agile Maturity Assessment –
Review and report on the Agency’s agile program and process to determine the current state of agile maturity within the Agency. This review shall specifically address the project and program teams; integrated program teams; stakeholders’ involvement; organization, processes and organizational structure; and tools at both the Project and Program Office levels. The Project Manager shall document their findings and the current state of agile maturity of the Agency. Following completion of the Agile Maturity Assessment, the Project Manager shall draft an Agile Assessment Report that outlines findings in terms of people, processes, tools and technology portfolio, to include identification of strengths.
General Management Activities –
Be responsible for monitoring the overall cost, control, adherence to schedules, and technical quality of work; support any needed requirements reviews; and provide procurement support as needed.
Propose and conduct periodic discussions (both formal and informal, telecom and face-to-face) with Agency stakeholders (and/or delegates) in the form of Technical Exchange Meetings, collaborative development sessions, program reviews and design reviews as required. The Project Manager shall create meeting minutes summarizing the discussions held in the meetings.
Prepare and provide technical analysis reports as directed by the Agency to support discussions.
Upon approval by the Agency, coordinate with external organizations, as necessary, to support their development activities.
Bachelors in Computer Science with 15 years experience , MS preferred with 12 years
- Must be Certified PMP from PMI Institue.
- Certified Agile Coach/Scrum Master