Project Manager« Back to Results
Provides focus and direction on one or more moderately complex projects. Provides project management oversight and directly influences activities on business critical projects from conceptual phase through implementation, under limited supervision. Serves as single point of contact and interfaces with all areas affected by projects including business owners and System management on behalf of project owner. Ensures goals and objectives are accomplished within
prescribed time frame, within budgeted expenses allocated. Adheres to PMI-based project management methodology in accordance with the FRS Technology Project Standard (TPS) and Technology Project Management (TPM), and uses established best practices in order to ensure delivery of project goals and objectives, milestones and deliverables, as well as assures compliance with all FRIT project management processes. Assures steadfast accomplishment of objectives to bring project plans to completion in line with business objectives.
•Under limited supervision, manages technology projects of varying complexity, ensuring adherence to National Information Technology and/or local project management principles and processes, including Technology Project Standards (TPS).
•Develops artifacts such as charters, schedules, budget worksheets, staffing plans, and risk assessments. Guides project through governance process and develops project plans that incorporate checkpoints established to guide work through project phases, including phases associated with the standard Software Development Framework (SDF).
•Determines resources and assembles project team in partnership with resource manager. Leads cross-functional project teams (matrixed project teams), which may include coordinating the efforts of team members virtually, and/or from multiple entities.
•Oversees development of business requirements and manages project plan to scope. Ensures cross-project dependencies are identified to establish priorities in project completion. Ensures early detection of risks by applying qualitative risk analysis and implements appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
•Monitors project performance, applying quantitative, as well as qualitative best practices techniques. Identifies and implements corrective action plans.
•Manages stakeholder relationships, including vendor and contractor relationships. Reports on project progress relative to schedule, cost, and quality performance.
•Guides issues to closure and escalates obstacles as needed.
•Oversees quality review process. Facilitates and contributes to lessons learned reviews with project teams. Implements process improvements resulting from reviews.
•Stays abreast of latest trends related to information technology and project management.
•Performs other duties as may be assigned.
•Bachelor's degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience equal to 4-7 years.
PMP certification preferred.
•Job Knowledge and Results: Excellent knowledge and use of formal project management methodology and
application of the PMBOK, as well as industry-standard trends and best practices in project management.
•Interpersonal Skills: Excellent ability to work with others in order to achieve a common goal, resolve conflicts and
manage cross-functional and external relationships; demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence without authority.
Generates buy-in for ideas by presenting solid arguments and leveraging available support.
•Leadership: Documented history of working across functional lines to ensure positive and intended outcomes are
achieved. Advanced leadership skills exemplified by significant contributions to a positive work environment, instilling a
'sense of urgency' and motivating others project team members. Contributes to a positive work environment; brings
energy to the team; ability to inspire others to work toward goals.
•Analysis & Decision Making: Strong ability to solve problems by considering available information, prioritizing and
making timely decisions; correlates data using standard business tools and approaches, spots trends and applies sound
risk management principles. Strong ability to correlate related information, spot trends in data, isolate root causes, and
draws logical conclusions.
•Communications: Strong experience in outstanding oral and written communications with all levels of stakeholders
from various cross-functional and support staff to senior level executives (authored writing samples required). Clearly
expresses complete technical concepts to meet the content needs of the audience.
•Self Management: Self-starter with initiative, follow through, attention to detail, and ability to work independently in
meeting various project and cost related deadlines and milestones.