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Lead Technical Project Manager



The Technical Project Manager guides development activities from conception to deployment.


  • Project and program management experience  (i.e., resource planning skills and abilities to delegate and hold others accountable)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to run large IT projects with multiple stakeholder involvement
  • Experience with project management software (including OpenMRS ticketing)
  • Ability to work well with people of different cultures and in different timezones
  • Able to to work remotely and comfortable with using online collaborative tools (e.g., Google docs, VOIP,  screen sharing, etc.)
  • Knowledge regarding software architecture
  • Ability to assemble and lead newly formed teams (lead and inspire others, identify strengths & weakness of team members,  handle complex & sensitive issues, match tasks with opportunities)


  • Guide a team of developers ± business analysts in taking technical solutions from concept to realization.
  • Coordinate, oversee and manage the technical road map(s) in conjunction with other technical leads.
  • Balance the requirements and constraints between implementers (i.e., consumers) and the community development team through a directed technical process.
  • Monitor, document, report and communicate the status of multiple development projects using project management software
  • Facilitate prioritization of the latest set of technical issues 
  • Identify the root of technical issues / challenges
  • Develop a risk mitigation plan
  • Employ and publish mitigation strategies for technical risks
  • Help developers find the happy balance between creativity and consuming rabbit-holes so that meaningful outcomes are regularly achieved
  • Oversee and facilitate growth of volunteer project management resources within the OpenMRS community

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  1. In July 2018, Cynthia created a Technical Project Manager Job Description google document to get feedback on the TPM responsibilities.