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Agile Project Manager Job Description

An Agile Project Manager is crucial in leading teams to deliver complex projects using Agile methodologies. Because this role requires balancing multiple priorities and ensuring the team can successfully meet project goals on time, strong leadership skills and expertise in Agile frameworks are required. 

Creating a detailed Agile Project Manager job description will increase your chances of finding the perfect candidate who can contribute to your company’s growth and success. The template below can be used as a great starting point and custom-tailored to your and your brand’s requirements. 

Job Overview

We seek an experienced Agile Project Manager to lead our cross-functional teams in delivering complex projects. In this role, you will guide team members through the Agile process, ensuring they meet project goals on time and within budget while working closely with the team’s scrum master. 

Our ideal candidate should have a solid background in Agile methodologies. We also require excellent communication skills and the ability to seamlessly manage multiple priorities and projects. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of Agile projects
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies, such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Track project progress, manage risks, and ensure timely completion of milestones
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and innovation
  • Communicate project status, issues, and risks to stakeholders effectively
  • Assist in resource allocation and workload balancing across teams
  • Ensure adherence to Agile principles and best practices throughout the project lifecycle
  • {{Add any other responsibilities specific to your company or role}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong background in Agile frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, or Lean
  • Relevant Agile certifications, such as CSM, PSM, or PMI-ACP
  • Proven experience applying agile methodologies and managing Agile projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict-resolution abilities
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and adapt to changing project requirements
  • Proficient in project management tools and software, such as Jira or Trello
  • {{List any other skills, qualifications, or certifications specific to your industry or role}}
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