||Critical Key Requirements
• PMP Certified •?Proven experience with enterprise IT project delivery and implementation (managed a team of 6 or more, $ value $3M +, cross-functional business units)
• Stakeholder Management experience • Ability to work independently
• Proven ability to maintain project reporting requirements for project schedules and project financials • Experience working with Sr. Leadership
• Preferred experience with software applications development such as Document Management, Cloud Services, Timekeeping, Identity Access Management, Transportation Applications • Strong familiarity with Sharepoint and MS Project Server 2013 a plus
The client is seeking Project Manager consultant. to provide day-to-day on-site project management leadership, delivery and execution of IT projects within the Program Management office (PMO) portfolio.
Job #1 Infrastructure
Job # 2 Application Development
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• Assist the PMO with overall day-to-day project management for system development related initiatives.
a. Held accountable and responsible delivering systems development solutions from project initiation to project closure
b. Manage a matrixed project team consisting of Business Analyst, Programmers and/or Technical staff for the project duration
c. Lead, coordinate and facilitate meetings to review project status with core project team members, key stakeholders and corporate leadership team members.
d. Prepare project status reports and other presentation materials for upper management (CIO, VP, President, etc.).
e. Effectively communicate project status and expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
f. Develop and track progress against detailed project plans including schedules, technical and business requirements, cost estimates, resources plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans, issues resolution and capacity planning.
g. Act proactively to maintain progress and minimize risk.
h. Maintain effective project controls.
i. Operate as a critical liaison between various disciplines within the MTA IT Department and external entities including technology consultants, technology equipment vendors and space planning architects.
j. Create and execute project Client, work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
k. Maintain open and timely communication with supervisors, managers and working groups involved in the projects.
l. Prepare and submit cost estimates, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
m. Manage project financials tracking budget to actuals
• Define and create project schedules and goals
a. Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business requirements in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
b. Create detailed project work breakdown structure (WBS) that organizes and defines project work scope, identifies project tasks, dependencies, resource requirements, costs, critical path activity, risks and risk mitigation strategies.
c. Manage and maintain Project Plans to track all tasks and deliverables and publish status reports, executive briefings, meeting minutes and other collaboration tools to effectively communicate project activity.
d. Work with Core project team to assist in the development of test plans for new applications and oversee unit testing and system testing to ensure the delivery of functional, low-error systems and solve critical business problems.
• Adhere to a Standard Project Development Lifecycle approach
a. Develop and/or manage development of critical project deliverables throughout the project cycle, from Initiation and Planning & Analysis stages through Design, Development, Test, Implementation and Closeout. This includes but is not limited to As-Is and To-Be process flows, Project Plan, Requirements Documentation, Design Documentation, Test Plans, Implementation Plan, User Manuals, etc.
b. Manage and support integration testing, UAT, and implementation cutover testing.
c. Manage transfer to Operations & Maintenance Groups and Change Management control processes.
• Quality Control and Risk Management
a. Proactively manage changes in project scope, schedule, and budget.
b. Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately per PMO guidelines.
c. Adhere and comply with client IT PMO framework and enforces quality control and project standards.
d. Proactively manage potential and risks, and define contingency and mitigation strategies