IT - Project Manager - Advanced

Manage remediation and implementation activities across multiple projects using both Waterfall and Agile principles and methodologies.
Contract W2, C2H W2, 6 + months
Depends On Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

  • Manage remediation and implementation activities across multiple projects using both Waterfall and Agile principles and methodologies.
  • Accountable to business sponsor(s) and management to drive delivery of quality solutions tied to clearly understood business problem(s) and benefit(s)
  • Deliver project/program/portfolio objectives on-time, with quality, within scope and budget
  • Develop, manage, monitor and report on all project/program tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables; and/or provide management and oversight for a business or IT portfolio
  • Understand, apply, promote and contribute to Agile delivery methodologies, standards and tools
  • Support Product Owner through:
  • Support project team through:
  • Helping to deliver product vision
  • Roadmap development
  • Helping order product backlog items
  • Sprint/Release Planning and Management
  • Overall Responsibilities

    • Schedule and lead project team meetings to maintain adherence to project timelines and requirements.
    • Facilitate key meetings such as sprint/release planning, retrospectives, release go/no go, etc.
    • Work with individual vendor partners and client business and IT partners to ensure timelines are realistic and requirements are understood.
    • Identify key risks and issues, and develop mitigation plan. Effectively resolve issues under aggressive timelines.
    • Understanding who to bring together to rapidly resolve issues.
    • Identify key stakeholders and management strategy for each (i.e. communication, influencing, decision making)
    • Help team define key project metrics and develop tools to track and report metrics.
    • Help to further mature Agile and adapt it throughout the organization
    • Assess project health, identify key problem areas, and focus resources to turn troubled projects around.
    • Demonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time
    • Provide input into and/or influence business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects
    • Supply accurate project estimates and tightly manage project budget, approved funding, forecasts and actuals
    • Secure and maintain project resources and actively manage resource plan; direct other project managers
    • Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities.
    • Provide expertise and advice on maximizing productivity, right-sizing requirements documentation, phased rollouts, etc.
    • Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills
    • Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT
    • Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency
    • Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)
    • Hold self and project team accountable for outcome
    • Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions
    • Proactively coach and mentor team members within your organization and across the enterprise
    • Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions with sponsors and stakeholders
    • Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use

     

    Skills:

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 7 years of IT project management experience
    • Minimum of 3 years of IT audit management experience
    • Minimum of 2 years Agile project delivery experience
    • Proven delivery of Waterfall and Agile projects/programs, including Scrum and/or Kanban
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experienced  in reporting and presenting to Senior Leadership
    • Experienced with vendor negotiation and contract development
    • Experience with managing vendor delivery and relationships
    • Experience relating project deliverables to business capabilities
    • Comfortable working in ambiguity, capable of establishing and growing functions and teams from the ground up
    • Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, monitoring and appropriate reporting on programs, projects and/or project tasks, controls and holistic project financials including but not limited to trends / variances / themes, continually monitor projects/programs against business case/CBA to ensure benefit realization
    • An action-oriented, driven, entrepreneurial mindset
    • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelors’ degree and/or PMP Certification
    • 3 years of Program Management experience
    • Scrum Master Certification
    • Experience with JIRA tool
    • Significant information security background including endpoint security and data loss protection
    • Ability to manage cross organizational multi-year efforts with significant financial oversight

     

  • Removing impediments that prevent project progress
  • Mediating through conflicts
  • Helping to facilitate quick decision making
  • Helping prioritize workload and determine trade-offs of scope/budget/calendar

Posted By

Kevin Albano

1 Hartfield Blvd, Suite 304 East Windsor, CT, 06088

Dice Id : 10125560
Position Id : 745955
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