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The Project Manager is the individual who is responsible for managing all aspects of the project throughout the project's lifecycle - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Closure. This includes that all the project deliverables and outcomes are implemented on time, on budget and within scope, to meet the expectations of the client i.e. the Project Sponsor and Owner.
Major Opportunities & Decisions:
Effective project management is the successful coordination of all aspects to a project, to bring about the desired results. The areas of focus mentioned below represent key best practices that are the successful project manager must demonstrate:
Relationship Management: The project manager must be client focused and is expected to manage relationships and expectations. Managing the expectations of and influencing several diverse stakeholders, through effective communication and well tuned interpersonal skills is critical to project success.
Leadership: Throughout the project's life cycle, the project manager must also remain focused on driving the team and maintaining momentum. Acting as a change agent where necessary and motivating the project teams in support of meeting the project and business objectives are key competencies in this leadership role.
Continuous Improvement: Determining which project management tools are best suited and effectively using those tools to increase the likelihood of project success is a key decision that project managers must continuously make when managing projects. Implement Agile methodology on projects where appropriate based on agile suitability assessment. Applying lessons learned from previous projects to current projects is another way to ensure continuous improvement.
Scope Management (15%)
Manage projects with moderately defined and complex scope, with more than two cross project dependencies Manage projects with scope that impact across profit centers, support centers Able to manage concurrent projects Ensure the project scope is adequately defined and agreed upon by all stakeholders Ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required to complete the project Works closely with project sponsors to ensure requirements are complete, accurate and measurable Schedule/Time Management (15%) Manage projects with a timeline of 19 months or less Ensure that appropriate duration and man hour estimates are prepared and maintained for project efforts Establish & maintain detailed master project work plan using the corporate project management tool Monitor project progress against baselined schedule Ensure that project resource time estimates are accurately reflected in the corporate project management tool, to facilitate reporting on actuals for cost estimates Ensure that any project change requests are assessed for impact to schedule, and that approved schedule changes are implemented Financial Management (10%) Responsible for overseeing a project budget up to $500K Ensure that initial project estimates & financial forecasts are complete with sufficient level of detail to support baseline estimates Throughout project, ensure that project budget/actuals are accounted for accurately and in a timely manner Monitor the status of the project from a cost perspective Ensure that any project change requests are assessed for impact to budget or business case and that approved cost changes are implemented Communicate / report financial performance throughout project lifecycle Quality Management (10%) Ensures that project approach deploys adequate quality assurance techniques in accordance with Client standards Ensure that project deliverables - Charter, BRD's, Test Plans etc. meet quality standards and are approved in a timely manner Resource Management (10%) Manage a project team size of up to 10 team members, in more than one geographic location (virtual project teams) Able to interface with stakeholders for each project Promotes proper resource management by assigning clear ownership in the project schedule, with resource forecasted at appropriate levels Monitors & communicates resource utilization (including negotiating resource contention)
Manage workstream/work package team leads to ensure that deliverables are completed on schedule Provides mentoring and coaching of team leads Communication Management (15%) Institutes effective project related internal and external communication Escalates and resolves issues via proper communication channels Maintains and distributes required project documentation and performance information, including status reports and progress measurements Risk Management (20%) Identifies, tracks, manages and resolves project issues and risks Performs risk analysis and assist in the development of risk response plans Procurement Management (5%) Manages vendor(s) / contractor(s) / consultant(s) reltionships and rules of engagement
This position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
CAPM or PMP Certification (a plus)
Scrum Master Certification - CSM, PSM I (a plus) Lean Six Signma Certifcation - Yellow, Green or Black Belt (a plus)
Line of Business / Profit Center Experience:
Proven experience with all aspects of the Systems Development Life Cycle using both Waterfall & Agile (Scrum/Kanban) Project Management Methodologies Experience monitoring and controlling multiple projects simultaneously Ability to work closely with Business and Technology partners, and create end to end project plans including business tasks and deliverables Ability to work closely with Business and Technology partners, and ensure clear scope/MVP definition and associated assumptions and risks Ability to work in a shared resource environment
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