IT Project Manager

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IT Project Manager

As an IT Project Manager, you will generally be the first person assigned to a project and will confer with clients to determine needs, expectations and priorities so that project scope and requirements can be defined. You will then develop project plans and estimates and provide the critical path for the project, while ensuring that you have sufficient resources to meet all targets and deadlines. Another important component of your role as an IT Project Manager will be to supervise and motivate the various IT professionals who form your project team.

Role and Responsibilities

You will oversee and coordinate your assigned staff in the planning, design and implementation of large-scale software implementation and IT process-improvement projects for our clients. As one of the most senior project team members on the job site, you will facilitate the process throughout the software development life cycle from initial analysis and design all the way through to implementation and user acceptance.

Monitoring execution of all deliverables
Managing internal and external consultant resources and making sure the project team has the necessary skill sets to complete the project
Establishing the project’s overall critical path and ensuring that all project phases adhere to the agreed-upon timeline
Assisting project team in troubleshooting and finding solutions to unforeseen issues
Utilizing development methodologies such as System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to facilitate project fulfillment and delivery
Developing and monitoring project budget
Communicating with stakeholders, team members and other project managers on project status, including progress, risk and any issues that may have an impact on project delivery
Managing customer expectations and proactively closing expectation gaps
Taking ownership of, managing and obtaining approvals for all change requests, particularly regarding scope and budget
Ensuring that project team is adhering to all standards and processes as defined by clients
Planning major project phases and establishing project success factors with input from team leads and senior team members
Managing and evaluating team members as well as overseeing additional consultants and subject matter experts (SMEs) as appropriate
Prioritizing issues for resolution, hold or escalation
Utilizing development methodologies such as System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to facilitate project fulfillment and delivery
Developing and monitoring project budget
Communicating with stakeholders, team members and other project managers on project status, including progress, risk and any issues that may have an impact on project delivery
Managing customer expectations and proactively closing expectation gaps
Taking ownership of, managing and obtaining approvals for all change requests, particularly regarding scope and budget
Ensuring that project team is adhering to all standards and processes as defined by clients
Planning major project phases and establishing project success factors with input from team leads and senior team members
Qualifications and Education Requirements

As an IT Project Manager, you must have strong leadership and motivational skills to direct the project team effectively and to drive development both creatively and efficiently. You must also be engaged in the development process and able to easily understand proposed technologies and solutions, investigating and researching when necessary. It is also vital for your role as an IT Project Manager that you have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and that you can convey complex information in a clear and concise manner to team members as well as individuals at all levels of the client’s organization. You should also have a work style that is more process-oriented than task-oriented.

4 years project management experience leading medium to large projects through all phases of project life cycle; consulting background preferred
Experience with project management of system implementations, business analysis and process re-engineering
Familiarity with project management tools
Excellent technical writing skills
PMI certification preferred
PMP certification a plus
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred
Proficient with MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
Experience with UML is strongly desired