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CW Project Manager, Sr.
Ref No.: 18-07335
Location: Plano, Texas
Project Manager
Plano, TX
6+ Month Contract
Position Summary:
  • The Business Technology Solutions Department is looking for an experienced Project Manager, experienced in leading process-mature projects in a collaborative environment.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for successfully delivering small to large complex projects.
  • He or she must demonstrate advanced project management knowledge across the full project lifecycle, with experience in multiple lifecycles (waterfall, package, Agile).
  • Business or project experience is highly desired within a relevant domain such as Automotive, Finance, or Banking.
  • Key project management experience:
  • Experienced with Agile Scrum management (minimum 3 years leading)
  • Experience within scope-managed lifecycles, such as waterfall, Iterative or package-based:
  • Lead business value clarification, road mapping. Drive business case development, lean start up activities
  • Create and manage project charter, scope and plans.
  • Lead size-based estimates with stakeholder teams. Develop and maintain project time-phased forecasts, breaking out OpEx and CapEx dollars
  • Develop work-based project schedules based on deliverables defined in project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), resourced and dependency-based, with an accurate critical path
  • Build and maintain accurate staffing forecasts
  • Drive team to complete tasks/duties within planned cost, schedule and quality
  • Manage all project resources, vendors and contracts, whether local and remote
  • Communicate and drive completion of upcoming tasks and deadlines
  • Lead project adoption through organizational change management
  • Prepare for and run sponsor/oversight statusing/stakeholder progress meetings
  • Prepare objective weekly status reports and monthly scorecards
Manage quality
  • Monitoring & Controlling
  • Manage scope change and factors which may impair the business value of a project
  • Use Earned Value, critical path and other techniques to proactively measure project performance-to-plan
  • Manage budget and maintain accurate cost and schedule forecasts
  • Proactively communicate issues and risks with your leadership team and sponsors
  • Proactively take corrective action when indicated. Identify root causes and remediation for project variances
Project Closure
  • Establish and maintain all project documentation in its system of record
  • Close project administratively
  • Implement and measure planned business case/value
  • Facilitate and document Lessons Learned
  • Specific Experience with value-managed lifecycles, such as Agile Scrum or Agile Lean
  • Lead multiple level planning (e.g. roadmaps, MVPs, epics, releases, sprints, day-to-day)
  • Conduct effective, lean Scrum ceremonies/rituals
  • Create and groom prioritized user story backlog
  • Lead consistent, standard-based sizing of user story points
  • Improve sprint-to-sprint velocity
  • Ability to drive progress using Agile means such as Roadmaps, backlog story points, velocity and burndown
  • Ability to manage long lead time deliverables with suppliers outside the team
  • Ability to incorporate part-time external support, potentially remote, into the fulltime team
  • Ability to continually maximize value of releases, including optimal project shutdown
  • Experience with the following business processes:
  • Digital Retailing, Payment Calculation, Financing.
Key personal competencies & skills:
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organizational and flexibility skills in a team-oriented environment.
  • Leadership qualities, particularly in collaboratively moving stakeholders to common vision and decisions
  • Effective management skills in setting direction, building effective teams and driving them to meet objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interface with people at all levels of the organization; technical and business sponsors to foster a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to train and mentor others
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong development technology background desirable (requirements, architecture, development, application management, maintenance, operations)
  • Experienced in building work-based plans and performing against baselines in MS Project
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA/Rally, Agile Accelerator, Trello, Copado and Client QC
  • Financial management skills, such as budgeting, forecasting and capitalization
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Business Management or other related discipline
  • Project Management training, such as PMP certification
  • Scrum master certification or equivalent
  • Detail of specific duties for this position:
  • Previous work experience working in large Financial Organizations is a Plus.
  • Vendor/Contract Management experience.
  • Managing multiple vendors and internal resources across work streams simultaneously
  • Managing onshore/offshore resources