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Salesforce Project Manager Plano, TX

Plano, TX

Posted: 07/25/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 5562
Salesforce Project Manager - Plano, TX
  • 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 full-time team
  • Ability to continually maximize value of releases, including optimal project shutdown

Key personal competencies & skills:
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organizational and flexibility skills in a team-oriented environment.
  • Leadership qualities, particularly in collaboratively moving stakeholders to common vision and decisions
  • Effective management skills in setting direction, building effective teams and driving them to meet objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interface with people at all levels of the organization; technical and business sponsors to foster a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to train and mentor others
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong development technology background desirable (requirements, architecture, development, application management, maintenance, operations)
  • Experienced in building work-based plans and performing against baselines in MS Project Experience with tools such as JIRA/Rally, Agile Accelerator, Trello, Copado and HP QC Financial management skills, such as budgeting, forecasting and capitalization

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science, Business Management or other related discipline
  • Project Management training, such as PMP certification Scrum master certification or equivalent
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