Project manager is responsible for delivering IT projects to schedule, budget and quality. The role requires mastery of the technical knowledge of project management inter-
related process stages i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management.
Project manager must have excellent stakeholder relationship management skills to successfully lead and manage the project team and project stakeholders, and have expertise recognized and requested by customers.
Essential Functions of the Job :
Successfully execute the project to agreed schedule, budget and scope
Perform the relevant project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.
g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management
Plan the project based on a defined need results in detailed scope / budget / schedule baseline
Monitor and control the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in control
Plan for and manage change
Reports on variances to the approved project baseline
Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources
Interface and communicate with project team, management and stakeholders
Manage project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project
Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsor.
Delivery of projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures
Work within defined governance processes
Support development of business cases with the customer team including assisting on the solutions estimate
Lead the development of the project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope
Develop objectives, phasing and content of the project to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales
Manage to the objectives and plan by thorough risk, issue and change management across both business and IT parts of the project
Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables
Analytical / Decision Making Responsibilities :
Monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule manages variances
Proactively identify risks and issues on projects - leading team to develop risk management and issues management plans
Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget
Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions;
selects and implements most appropriate solution.
Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously
Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs
Knowledge and Skills Requirements :
Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, typically up to $500,000 in value and 6 to 12 months in duration
Experience managing project leveraging Agile methodology
Experience managing products hosted on Azure or SAP Cloud platforms
Understanding of financial and accounting technologies and processes.
Proficient in project management methodology, tools and templates (includes project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)
Experienced in using off-shore resources
IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.
Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication
Strong team working skills across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
Supervision Responsibilities :
Direct supervision provided by a Senior Project Manager or Service Delivery Manager / Team Leader; frequency on a weekly or as needed basis
Project manager leads project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; supervises staff; assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress
Other Requirements :
National and international travel may be required
Job Requirements : Education :
A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience
5+ years in a corporate IT environment
5+ years of experience in project management
Other relevant experience in a related technical field (application development, deployment / implementation and infrastructure)
Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred
Certification Requirements :
Familiarity with PMP, CSM, PRINCE, ITIL v2 or 3