NPSS Areas of Expertise - Agile, Project, and Quality Management

Agile, Project, and Quality Management

Our professionals possess the subject matter expertise that today’s complex projects demand. Next Phase delivers enterprise and national systems using popular software methodologies, including agile practices and user-centered design.

Looking for traditional project management support or an Agile delivery? Next Phase can help.

Increasing productivity through designing what matters takes professionals who know how to connect the existing dots — and plan for the unexpected ones. Our Project and Program Managers are PMP certified, Agile certified, and skilled in managing complex federal and commercial projects, and able to address the challenges of organizational change while keeping a project on track.  Our comprehensive project management capabilities include defining project management system specifications, developing processes, developing and managing complex schedules, budget planning and forecasting, and implementing earned value management reporting systems.

Our team is experienced with the NASA, NOAA, HHS, NIH, and CMS systems development processes.

Our Expertise


  • Leaders of facilitation, motivation, execution and retrospective analysis
  • Experts in industry verticals and delivery management practices and techniques

Scrum Masters

  • Proficiency in Project and Process Management life cycles
  • Skilled in driving Team leadership, motivational techniques and facilitation
  • Deep industry and technical knowledge

Business Analysts

  • Adept at building User Stories, translating business needs and converting them to technical action items
  • Effectively communicate and liaise between Business and IT organizations

Technical Roles

  • Developers (JAVA, .NET, Ruby, Drupal etc)
  • SQA (automated, manual and code development based)
  • Project and Program Management Professionals
  • Change Management Professionals (Communications and Outreach)
  • Requirements Definition and Analysis
  • Project Management Controls System Design
  • Process Development
  • Software Tools Evaluation, Implementation & Training
  • Baseline Schedule Development and Resource Allocation
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting
  • Performance Management Report Design and Development (Business Objects, Microstrategy, Informatica)
  • Project Management and EVMS Training
  • Web-based EVMS Reporting and Management Systems
  • Web-based SDLC Compliance Solutions
  • Project Management Office (PMO) Design and Setup, PMO staffing
  • Quality Assurance Program Design and Implementation
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • Test Process Improvement
  • Requirements Management
  • Software Configuration Management (SCM), including cloud-based SCM solutions
  • Test Management and Automation
  • Metrics
  • Tool Evaluation
  • Quality Management Staff Augmentation Services