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IT Project Manager

Job Description:
Responsibilities 1.
Full lifecycle project management of multiple complex IT Projects.
Creates and maintains project documentation - charters, PM plans, schedules, status reports, change requests etc.
Monitoring and controlling of execution phase to ensure that projects are completed on time and meets all business and system requirements.
Conducts all project management tasks to ensure schedule, cost, and quality goals are achieved.
2.
Reviews project proposals to help define project scope, formalize requirements through simple use case documents, and document project objectives, and working in collaboration with the technical implementation team determine time frames, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available departmental resources.
Works with management and stakeholders for approvals.
3.
Applies detailed understanding of business processes and technical approaches to develop user acceptance criteria, integration and other test scripts to completely test functionality being added to new and existing DGIT informatics services.
Ensures results of all testing are fully documented, client is satisfied with test results and appropriate sign-offs are obtained.
4.
Applies Scrum and Agile methodologies to appropriate projects including the management of release cycles, gathering of client feedback, tracking progress against the sprints.
Has the ability to serve as a Scrum Master if needed and drive the team towards completion of the project.
5.
Develops and maintains standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation required by the PMO which would include detailed project management plans, schedules, status reports, PPM toolset updates, roles & responsibilities list, risks, issues, monthly budget forecasts, and project closing documentation.
6.
Communicates effectively with sponsors, stakeholders and team members.
Reports on the status, issues, key activities and any changes to the charter of the overall project.
Identifies and communicates resource conflicts.
Provides presentations on project updates, project cycle, and expected results.
Builds a close working relationship with clients/vendors to enhance the image of the department and that of DGSOM.
7.
Conducts project completion reviews, resource and vendor assessments and creates recommendations reports in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
8.
Participates in the evaluation, selection, maintenance and continuous enhancements of project management methodology, tools and templates, and contributes to the overall improvement of the PMO.
9.
Provides day-to-day support and guidance to DGIT staff on all aspects of Project Management processes.
Including monitoring and responding to email sent to project-support@ addresses associated with each project.
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Qualifications Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline with an information technology focus.
5+ years of hands-on IT project management experience.
Significant knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools (for example, Microsoft Project and Open Workbench), with solid track record of practical application.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience in Higher Education or Healthcare.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent.
Working knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle Management.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control experience.


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