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IT Program Manager – Must have PMP & Planview experience
Ref No.: 19-03059
Location: San Jose, California
eXcell has been staffing IT professionals at the top Fortune 100 companies for over two decades. Whether you are looking for a lower-level IT position or a high-level executive position, we are here to help you find the right opportunity.
 
Under general direction, The
IT Program Manager with PMP & Planview experience
is responsible for overseeing and controlling the initiation, planning, executing, and closing the work of projects and programs to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria; to develop the project scope, define project guidelines, obtain business and information technology sponsor approvals, and coordinate the resources necessary to successfully complete the project.

Typical Tasks:
  • Defines and oversees the standards and tools for estimating, planning, tracking and controlling projects and programs
  • Develops action plans for continuous improvements
  • Coaches or mentors less experienced team members
  • Provides strategic guidance and insight for projects that are mission- or business-critical
  • Reviews and consolidates all project plans developed for each project within a program, identifies project dependencies and establish the program's critical path
  • Champions the gathering of information required for the level of effort analysis to estimate project / program cost, resources, time, and deliverables
  • Develops / updates program charter
  • Prioritizes efforts for programs that will be broken down into multiple projects
  • Supports IT Project Managers and Senior IT Project Managers to ensure resource manager's commitments are in line with the program's needs and effectively align resources across projects
  • Leads assigned programs, including scheduling, assignment of work, and review of individual project efforts
  • Supports in the procurement of resources from within and outside the organization
  • Monitors program spend, delivery, service levels, value, and contractual compliance
  • Manages impact on the program arising from the project change management process
  • Performs program audits to assess the health of the program, identifies and analyzes underlying patterns and recommends corrective actions as needed
  • Monitors project risks and their impact on the overall program
  • Prepares and presents regularly scheduled program status reports
  • Defines and oversees the standards and tools for estimating, planning, tracking, and controlling projects and programs
  • Develops action plans for continuous improvements
  • Coaches or mentors less experienced team members
  • Provides strategic guidance and insight for projects that are mission or business-critical
  • Analyzes and develops corrective actions for program budget discrepancies
  • Conducts formal review with business sponsor at the completion of the program and each related project to confirm acceptance and satisfaction
  • Develops baseline for cost and schedule for the overall program, confirms funding sources, and continuously monitors actual cost of project / program against planned baseline
  • Develops and executes an efficient internal communication strategy
  • Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, program sponsors, project managers, vendors and key clients
  • Conducts program meetings, communicating individual roles and project / program expectations
  • Confirms that all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively
  • Evaluates the progress of program on a regular basis and identifies, analyzes and prioritizes any issues / risks
  • Develops and maintains risk mitigation plans, processes, and systems
  • Facilitates the resolution of complex problems, by meeting with customers, vendors, and technical staff to identify problems and potential solutions
  • Performs other related duties as required
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field of study AND
  • Eleven (11) years of IT project management experience, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products
OR
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field AND
  • Thirteen (13) years of IT project management experience, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Possession of a Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field of study can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience
Special Requirements:
  • Familiarity with Criminal Justice Systems and Programs desired
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent required
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the following specific functions required:
    • Perform structured project reviews and audits
    • Financial oversight of projects and programs, preferably using SAP
    • Ability to develop and drive a team of professionals, including running program meetings and coaching and mentoring project management practitioners
  • Resource and capacity demand management, inclusive of scheduling and resource allocation, preferably using Planview
  • Stakeholder management, inclusive of senior executives, including communications ownership and oversight
  • Management of a portfolio of projects, including coordination of project and resource managers and the prioritization of efforts
Knowledge of:
  • Program planning
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Analysis methods to estimate project cost, resources, time, and deliverables
  • Conflict resolution
  • Factors that may potentially cause cost changes
  • Risk mitigation planning, processes, and systems
  • Project change management process
  • Accepted standards and tools for estimating, tracking, and controlling projects
  • Actual cost versus budget cost
  • Resources procured outside the organization
  • Project spend, delivery, service levels, and contractual compliance
  • Risks and mitigation strategies
  • Earned value analysis
  • Project standards and procedures
Ability to:
  • Interact with a variety of levels of personnel both within and outside the organization
  • Draft the critical path schedule which shows the sequence of events compatible with work breakdown structure;
  • Document a detailed cost baseline from cost estimates
  • Perform project planning
  • Track and document project spend, delivery, service levels, and contractual compliance
  • Maintain project schedules
  • Prepare and maintain necessary project documentation
  • Work well on a project team
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Manage all phases of the project life cycle and project plan
  • Research and gather information necessary for project planning
  • Negotiate conflicts and resolves issues
  • Manage the project change management process
  • Prepare and present reports related to project planning
  • Provide the team with constructive feedback as it pertains to project performance



We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, arrest, and conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. This includes the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance as well as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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