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Role: Project Manager
Location: Bethlehem, PA (preferred) or Pittsfield, MA
Duration: 6 months plus, contract to hire
**This is a Non-IT PM role.
The Project Manager is the individual who is responsible for managing all aspects of the project throughout the project's lifecycle - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Closure. This includes that all the project deliverables and outcomes are implemented on time, on budget and within scope, to meet the expectations of the client i.e. the Project Sponsor and Owner.
Major Opportunities & Decisions:
Effective project management is the successful coordination of all aspects to a project, to bring about the desired results. The areas of focus mentioned below represent key best practices that are the successful project manager must demonstrate:
Relationship Management: The project manager must be client focused and is expected to manage relationships and expectations. Managing the expectations of and influencing several diverse stakeholders, through effective communication and well tuned interpersonal skills is critical to project success.
Leadership: Throughout the project's life cycle, the project manager must also remain focused on driving the team and maintaining momentum. Acting as a change agent where necessary and motivating the project teams in support of meeting the project and business objectives are key competencies in this leadership role.
Continuous Improvement: Determining which project management tools are best suited and effectively using those tools to increase the likelihood of project success is a key decision that project managers must continuously make when managing projects. Implement Agile methodology on projects where appropriate based on agile suitability assessment. Applying lessons learned from previous projects to current projects is another way to ensure continuous improvement.
Scope Management (15%)
Schedule/Time Management (15%)
Financial Management (10%)
Quality Management (10%)
Resource Management (10%)
Communication Management (15%)
Risk Management (20%)
Procurement Management (5%)
CAPM or PMP Certification (a plus)
Scrum Master Certification - CSM, PSM I (a plus)
Lean Six Signma Certifcation - Yellow, Green or Black Belt (a plus)
Proven experience with all aspects of the Systems Development Life Cycle using both Waterfall & Agile (Scrum/Kanban) Project Management Methodologies
Experience monitoring and controlling multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work closely with Business and Technology partners, and create end to end project plans including business tasks and deliverables
Ability to work closely with Business and Technology partners, and ensure clear scope/MVP definition and associated assumptions and risks
Ability to work in a shared resource environment
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