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Business Analyst - Project Lead
Ref No.: 18-00327
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Start Date: 07/20/2018
  SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
LEAD INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS AND PERFORM BUSINESS ANALYST WORK OR LEAD OTHER BUSINESS ANALYSTS

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
• MANAGES PROJECTS WITHIN SCOPE, TIME, COST, AND QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. MANAGES PROJECT TEAMS.
• RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING AND DIRECTING THE INITIATION, PLANNING, EXECUTION, MONITOR/CONTROL, AND CLOSEOUT PHASES OF THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE FOR MEDIUM TO LARGE PROJECTS. COORDINATES AND MANAGES PROJECTS USING PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES FROM INCEPTION THROUGH COMPLETION. LEAD AND MANAGE PROJECT CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS, QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROCESS AND PROJECT ISSUE/RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS. IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL PROBLEMS/RISK; FACILITIES PROBLEM RESOLUTION BY DETERMINING OR RECOMMENDING AND IMPLEMENTING A RISK MITIGATION STRATEGY. 
• OVERSEES THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF PROJECT COMMUNICATION PLANS, WHICH MAY INCLUDE COMMUNICATING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS ABOUT PROJECT IMPACT OR STATUS. PREPARES STATUS REPORTS AND PROVIDES UPDATES TO PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS, SPONSORS, CHAMPION, ETC. OVERSEES PROJECT DESIGN TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, OR AGENCY'S GENERAL AND CYBER SECURITY CRITERIA, PROCUREMENT POLICY, CODES AND REGULATIONS. 
• PREPARES NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION TO SUPPORT PROJECT INITIATIVE, DEVELOPS AND MAINTAIN DOCUMENTATION THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROJECT LIFECYCLE. 
• MENTORS PROJECT MANAGERS AND BUSINESS ANALYSTS ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES, TOOLS, MODELS, AND TECHNIQUES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS ON BEST PRACTICES AND CORRECTIVE ACTION PLANS.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH TRADITIONAL PMI AND WATERFALL METHODOLOGIES IN BUSINESS ANALYST AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT ROLE
• 3+ YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING OR CERTIFICATIONS (TRADITIONAL OR AGILE)
• 5+ YEARS DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY UTILIZING MICROSOFT OFFICE, MICROSOFT VISIO, MICROSOFT EXCEL, MICROSOFT POWERPOINT, MICROSOFT PROJECT
• EXPERIENCE MANAGING ENTERPRISE LEVEL PROJECTS

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
• SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT UI/UX EXPERIENCE
• EXPERIENCE IN OTHER TECHNOLOGY DISCIPLINES (E.G., NETWORKING, TECH SUPPORT, SECURITY, DATABASE ADMINISTRATION, ETC.)
• PROFICIENCY IN USING OFFICE 365 SUITE OF PRODUCTS 
• EXPERIENCE WITH VARIOUS TRAINING AND FACILITATION APPROACHES 

REQUIRED EDUCATION: 
A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A RELATED AREA AND 10+ YEARS PROVEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES 

 
Category Name Required Importance Level Last Used Experience  
Miscellaneous ABILITY TO DEVELOP, COMMUNICATE AND PRESENT PROJECT DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTS Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Miscellaneous Project Methodology Yes 8 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Miscellaneous Project Planning Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Miscellaneous Large Project Experience (exceeding 100,000 hours and at least 2 years duration No 4 Intermediate Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years    
Miscellaneous large project experience (projects exceeding 50,000 hours of effort and 2+ years duration No 4 Intermediate Within 5 Years 2 - 4 Years    
Packaged Applications Microsoft Office Suite Yes 6 Advanced Currently Using 6 + Years    
Packaged Applications MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) Yes 6 Advanced Currently Using 6 + Years    
Packaged Applications MS OFFICE 365 Yes 5 Intermediate Within 1 Year 1 - 2 Years    
Packaged Applications MS Project Yes 5 Intermediate Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Program Management Agile/Scrum Methodology Yes 3 Intermediate Within 5 Years < 1 Year    
Program Management EXPERIENCE WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF LARGE ENTERPRISE LEVEL PROJECTS WITH PROVEN IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS Yes 6 Advanced Within 5 Years 4 - 6 Years    
Program Management Project Management experience Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Program Management Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation Yes 6 Intermediate Within 5 Years 4 - 6 Years    
Program Management SOFTWARE PROJECT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Specialties Project Management Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Specialties Understanding of IT development and implementation projects Yes 7 Advanced Within 1 Year 6 + Years    
Web Tools UI/UX No 2 Intermediate Within 5 Years 1 - 2 Years