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Agile Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-15227
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Global Financial Firm located in Elk Grove Village, IL has an immediate contract opportunity for an experienced Project Manager​.

Description

• Responsible for delivery of projects/programs within time, cost and scope/quality defined boundaries, in either Agile or Waterfall Project Management Methodology.
• Lead projects for the Global Consumer Technology Retail Services Line of Business. Credit cards industry/financial services experience as a preference.
• Deliver solutions addressing customer requirements; define milestones, resources and schedules.
• Builds and maintains high performance teams through own actions and direction provided to others.
• Ensures project closes effectively through production turnover, documentation of learning's and provision of feedback on project resource performance
• Oversees medium size to large complex IT projects.
• Develops detailed IT work plans, schedules; project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
• Interfaces with project staff and clients regarding status of projects.
• Provides sound understanding of IT project leadership concepts and principles and a basic knowledge of concepts and principles in other technology areas.
• Ensures essential procedures are followed and helps to define operating standards and processes coupled with Production Quality Assurance Standards
• Applies comprehensive understanding of how multiple areas collectively integrate within IT project leadership to contribute towards achieving business objectives.
• Acts as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts.
• Provides evaluative judgment based on analysis of factual information in complicated and unique situations.
• Directly impacts the business by ensuring the quality of work provided by self and others; impacts own team and closely related work teams.
• Exhibits sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills to exchange complex information.

Qualifications
• Extensive exposure to SDLC processes.
• Extensive use of project management information system- ie Planview
•Intermediate to senior level experience in an IT project leadership role.
• Demonstrated strong execution capabilities.
• Minimum 3 years managing software development, systems integration, and / or infrastructure projects in a matrix environment, preferably within a large company or consulting organization.
• Strong knowledge and hands on experience in applying Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies required.
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, influence, negotiation, organization, and communication skills required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Project and Office applications required.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, Masters a plus.
• Agile Certification preferred