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IT Project Manager - Contract to Hire Preferred
Ref No.: 18-02317
Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts
The IT Project Manager oversees the planning for, and the day-to-day execution of one or more projects within our PMO.. Management responsibility extends through the entire project lifecycle from the Initiation Phase through Implementation and includes post-implementation support during the Stabilization period. The Project Manager is responsible for complying with the Client Project Management Life Cycle methodology and the appropriate Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology (waterfall, iterative, agile is a nice to have).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• " Develop an overall plan that defines how the project will be planned, monitored and controlled by tailoring the Project Management and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies to fit the scope and complexity of the project.
• " Develop a plan to identify how project scope will be defined, managed, validated and how the scope baseline will be controlled.
• " Direct the development of a work breakdown structure; define project deliverables and associated activities & dependencies; oversee the effort to estimate the work effort.
• " Develop and manage the project' schedule baseline including invoking contingency plans and the periodic reporting of progress against the plan;
• " Manage the development of cost estimates, project budget and cost baseline; provide ongoing management of the project's cost baseline.
• " Plan human resource needs for project; acquire & develop multi-skilled business and IT team members; implement Team building activities; manage team performance, including celebrating successes.
• " Develop the project risk management plan; identify and analyze risks; determine risk responses and monitor risks throughout the project, invoke risk mitigation plans, as necessary
• " Identify project stakeholders and develop a Stakeholder Management Plan that defines stakeholder expectations, information needs and how stakeholders will be engaged.
• " Develop and implement a project communications plan that defines the roles, responsibilities, types and periodicities of communications required (internal and external); monitor the effectiveness of project communications.
• " Plan procurement; identify candidates to bid, establish selection criteria, solicit bids, evaluate bid responses, select bid winner, participate in contract negotiations & manage contract.
• " Identify and document Lessons Learned and make recommendations for improving the Project Management and SDLC methodologies.

Minimum Required Qualifications for Consideration
  • "Five years project management experience.
  • "Bachelor's Degree or an additional 3 years of project management experience
  • "Knowledge of and experience with plan driven software development methodologies (waterfall / Iterative) 3 years.
  • "Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • "Ability to lead cross-functional teams, including various areas of Technical Services & the Business
  • "Demonstrated conflict management & negotiation skills
  • "Strong organizational skills
  • "Strong presentation skills
  • "Excellent problem solving and influencing skills.
  • "Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • "Ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • "Demonstrated proficiency with project scheduling tool (e.g., Microsoft Project)
  • "Demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • "Must pass a successful background investigation
    Preferred Qualifications