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Scrum Master/ Project Manager - Contract to Hire Preferred
Ref No.: 18-06685
Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts
The SCRUM Master / IT Project Manager oversees the planning for, and the day-to-day execution of one or more projects within our PMO. A compbination of Waterfall and Agile Methodologies would be ideal. But this specific workstream is one of the first areas adopting Agile.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Help the group migrate away from Waterfall and more toward Agile.
  • " 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
  • Resume must reflect the candidates role and responsibilities - not just the outcome of the project and how they benefitted the company. Manager wants to see what you did within the resume.
  • Candidate needs to be confident in their convictions and well thoughtout during the interview
  • Candidates must take an aggressive approach to Project Management - don't want for others to make things happen.
  • "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 (Agile/waterfall) 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