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Program Manager
Ref No.: 18-75250
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 10/10/2018
Program Manager
Columbus, OH

Job Description:

Manage the Project Lifecycle of a large scale project from start to completion.Lead meetings, coach team to write specs, maintain project documentation, user stories.
Manage scope, time, budget, goals, scheduling, updates and strategy of projects.
Communicate project status to management verbally and through status report
Assist in planning & execution strategies of application configuration, software development requests.
Maintain positive implementation experience for customer.
Manage Guidewire implementation project team in an Distributed Agile environment in US & India
Implementation partner management, tracking of financials and costs, as well as issue/risk management.
Facilitate meetings, including identification of action items and follow up.
Manage stakeholders proactively to offset scope creep and maintain integrity of time budgets and schedules.Identify, analyze, and prioritize project risk and develop response plans.Prepare and maintain project schedules with all critical tasks and related milestones, using approved methodologies and templates.Facilitate project governance and escalation process interactions between the business owners, key stakeholders, and leadership team.Flexible to travel to different locations based on the project need
Good to have skills*
5+ years of Project/Program Management experience; Must have project experience managing multi-million dollar project(s).Demonstrated skill in working with implementation partners, and managing large multi-functional projects including software package implementations and information architecture.Strong leadership skillsFollows Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies to ensure complete, documented deliverables, controls, issue resolution, risk mitigation, etc.Very strong communication skills (listening, written and verbal).
Demonstrated excellent negotiation skills within challenging situations.
Ability to get up to speed quickly in new situations.
Ability to function successfully within fast paced, high stress projects.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization in both business and IT areas.
Experience working with onshore and offshore resources.