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IT Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-27292
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Required Skills :
Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Basic Qualifications :

Job Description :
Works with business and IT partners to identify and implement multiple technical projects of varying sizes, as defined by Company methodology. Examples of projects include broad-based information systems, full life-cycle enterprise application development, and data warehouse planning and development. Manages complex projects of at least $5-7M in size. Works with project team members representing both business and IT to determine best methods to achieve project objectives.
Works independently with some guidance and is responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to ensure delivery of project deliverables, processes, and systems. Supports continuous improvement of project execution and delivery processes. Operates within defined parameters using project management methodology.
Able to lead and manage project business and IT stakeholders in a collaborative manner in order to successfully deliver planned scope, with quality, and according to approved timelines.
In addition to all responsibilities of a project manager, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrate strong leadership with professionalism and respect for team members
Provide transparency to issues, risks, internal / external dependencies, and understand when escalation is needed to overcome obstacles
Timely identification, documentation, and management of risks to drive mitigation
Build trusted sponsor and stakeholder relationships and communicate effectively by adapting style and message for diverse audiences
Demonstrate confidence in resolving issues through negotiation with business and IT partners to achieve project goals
Demonstrate understanding of Agile framework and iterative development practices and implement methods for tracking deliverables generated within this model
Incorporate Anthem Agile / SAFe concepts into execution activities as appropriate and as directed by the IT PMO and the Agile Center of Excellence
Understand project scope, critical path functionality, and relationship to testing
Monitoring and tracking to completion all project development, configuration, and testing activities to ensure readiness for project milestones
Ensuring responsible testing leads establish an efficient process for workgroup-level Test plan submission, review, and creation of an integrated project Test Plan
Leading project meetings; identifying, documenting and prioritizing scope changes; facilitating approval process; maintaining / updating project documents
Identifying process improvement opportunities to increase standardization, repeatability, and enterprise-wide alignment
Ensuring stakeholders are held accountable for assignments and escalation is conducted when needed in a timely manner
Setting and managing expectations with project team members; providing performance feedback as requested
Developing and maintaining work plan structure and project schedule to progress of work
Identifying, documenting and prioritizing scope changes and facilitating the approval process;
Tracking and managing time and budget against plan;
Preparing and participating in quality review checkpoints and conducting project close-out activities.
Experience/Competencies/Certifications
BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree and 5-7 years of experience in broad-based information systems, full life-cycle application development and/or building enterprise applications and/or data warehouse planning and development or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management during which at least 3 years are spent working in a lead role on one or more projects.
Project Management Professional certification (PMP) required.
Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, managing resources in a matrix environment and communicating effectively at all levels of an organization required.
Demonstrated application of project management methodology required.
Experience communicating and working with both business and technology stakeholders and cross-functional groups
A strong background and experience in testing and managing project level cross-functional and end to end testing activities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts
Experience with Agile/Scrum software development framework and working with Agile/Scrum teams in support of iterative development approaches
Experience with application development related to web-based portal solutions
Ability to work independently while handling multiple projects with changing priorities and deadlines.
Working with business and IT stakeholders to develop project scope, manage the requirements development process, and develop a work breakdown structure for monitoring and controlling assigned work through delivery of the solutions
Maintaining issues, risks, and other required project logs; facilitating resolution of all outstanding items
Executing communication plans & regularly reporting status to the Program/Executive leadership
Applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems
Preparing and participating in quality review checkpoints to obtain and archive necessary approvals
Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, managing resources in a matrix environment, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization