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Senior Project Manager

Plano, TX | Contract

Post Date: 04/04/2018 Job ID: 5123 Industry: Other Area(s)
Project Manager - Plano, TX
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, Banking or CMMI 3+ IT services.

Key project management experience:
  • Experienced with Agile Scrum management (minimum 2 years leading)
  • Experience with process-based maturity models, such as Comoabt  Business Process, CMMI or ITIL
  • Experience within scope-managed lifecycles, such as waterfall, Iterative or package-based:

Initiation - Lead business value clarification, road mapping. Drive business case development, lean start up activities

Planning - 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

Execution - 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:

Prior Experience managing a Financial technology project (Accounting, Tax treasury) is desired. Should have experience delivering an Application is a must.

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