IT Project Manager

» IT Project Manager
Information Technology
in Burbank
, CA
Reference: 19-03803
Description:
  • Lead and direct technology solutions through all phases of the project
  • Must be able to manage all efforts required to remain within the bounds of schedule and budget with the ultimate objective of proactively maintaining a high level of user satisfaction throughout the project
  • Demonstrate experience in managing projects of various sizes, complexity and types (e.g., application development, outsources services)
  • Can execute Software Development Methodology and techniques as developed and governed by our internal Project Management office
  • Proactively foster an environment of collaboration among teams and provide day-to-day direction for team resources including all aspects of systems implementation from requirements gathering, analysis and design, configuration and test, through deployment and support of various system applications including developing detailed work plans, assigning responsibilities, organizing inter- and intra-departmental activities, conducting project meetings, providing project tracking details and project analysis
Basic Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in project management
  • 5+ years Agile project delivery experience
  • Strong experience facilitating the gathering and development of requirements for complex solutions
  • Possess significant practical experience in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning)
  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance
  • Proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects running concurrently
  • Proven track record managing individual project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple projects
  • Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities
  • Ability to lead teams to a successful delivery approach
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity
  • Able to work under tight timetables and high pressure situations
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears, and maintain a sense of humor; deliver under extreme deadlines and intense business environment
  • Must possess excellent business communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues
  • Comfortable when communicating with executive level (Directors, VPs) in presentations, working sessions, and 1-on-1 interactions
Key Responsibilities:
  • Project estimation
  • Facilitate scope definition, and high-level planning, discovery, and estimation workshops for projects with cross-functional teams
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver project deliverables including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency
  • Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes
  • Project planning
  • Create project schedule and communication plans
  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks
  • Establish project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans
  • Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads
  • Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver projects and components are established
  • Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget
  • Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads
  • Project delivery
  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, and individual project tracks of large programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control
  • Work with cross-discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review project plans with leadership
  • Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads
  • Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams for the project (when appropriate)
  • Communicate regular updates to project and executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast, including status report updates, financial/budget/variance reports, and other reporting as required
  • Monitor adherence to schedule and milestone commitments
  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation
  • Prevent scope creep, record causes of change, and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget, as well as forecasts, are approved and communicated in a timely manner
  • Use metrics, including burn-down charts, to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements