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The Project Manager (PM) position is a role in which the individual is responsible for managing one or more technical projects/project teams at a time. The Project Manager is responsible for conducting, analyzing and improving the process activities defined in the Managed Services and Application Services Project Management Lifecycle (PMLC). The Project Manager provides delivery assurance of application development projects for clients through a range of internal and external functions in the following areas: Project Delivery, Project Management, Project Reporting and Process Improvement, and Management responsibilities. This role may require up to 25% travel.
Key Accountabilities and Priorities:
*Gain a clear understanding of customers' business requirements and their technical requirements
*Validate the approach and solution design proposed by collaborating with customers and stakeholders to manage their expectations and resolve business issues in a timely manner
*Maintain project status and support budget management activities
*Deliver project according to the terms and conditions of our contracts
*Collaborate with the Delivery Manager to ensure escalation procedures are documented and communicated to client, project team members, and managers
*Implement knowledge management strategy and communicate processes and procedures
*Perform issue management and facilitate issue resolution with proper notification to all affected parties
*Identify and coordinate the change control process
*Follow and promote the PMLC
*Ensure that the project meets all compliance and governance standards
*Follow the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and ensure that all roles aligned with the Project Manager are provided
*Manage, mitigate, track and document risks and issues
Project Reporting and Process Improvement
*Collect metrics and report on KPIs
*Provide input into the design, development, implementation and improvement of service offerings, and internal processes
*Work with Delivery Management and shared services groups to improve and implement changes to project delivery processes, methodology, and back office procedures
*Understand and manage customer requirements (deliverables and environmental factors) to ensure contract compliance and customer satisfaction
*Ensure project methodology is followed by the technical team from project kickoff to project closeout
*Contribute to the financial and contractual oversight for engagement profitability
*Drive future business through quality results
*Ensure Service Management Office project management methodology is followed on all client engagements
*Mentor and coach project team members
*Provide feedback throughout the year on employee performance where required
Required Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelors Degree in CS/IT/IS (or related field)
*7+ years experience in information technology and/or professional services
*5+ years in IT project management /service management providing project management and daily operational oversight within an application development environment
*Strong business acumen with the ability to gather business requirements, and translate them into a technical solution when required
*Experience in managing, delivering and administrating client professional services agreements including the change management process
*IT Experience: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Development, or other IT experience
*In depth understanding of Services Outsourcing, PMI PMBOK.
*PMP certification. PMI-ACP a plus
*3-5 years of agile project management experience
*Fluent in Scrum. Knowledge of XP and Kanban a plus
*Certified as a Scrum Master. Certified Product Owner designation a plus
*Experience managing projects that used various new technologies such as .Net, Java/J2EE, iOS, Android, Open Source - primarily for managing Application Development projects
*Experience in Team Foundation Server and/or Jira
Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:
*Excellent oral and written communication skills (English language), analysis and problem solving skills as well as excellent time management and organizational skills. Business proficiency in written and spoken French a plus
*Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
*Superior people and personnel management skills
*Demonstrated advanced project data/ risk analysis and correlation/ mitigation skills
About TEKsystems :
Join TEKsystems and get your career on the fast track. As one of North America's premiere IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services companies, we provide solutions that work. We actively seek talented IT professionals with all levels of information technology skills and expertise in order to support critical engagements at client sites worldwide. Because of our industry-specific focus, knowledge and connections, we can share highly desirable positions you might not otherwise know about. From customized training and flexible hiring options, to dedicated teams of recruiters working to find you the right opportunity, TEKsystems specializes in IT career management.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888 472-3411 or email email@example.com for other accommodation options.
TEKsystems Global Services:
In addition to Staffing and Talent Management, TEKsystems also engages in end-to-end, project-based work. Our teams work together in our facilities, project after project, gaining experience in multiple industries and technologies together. We leverage our own methodologies, tools and people to solve our client’s business problems starting from requirements gathering and ending with production launch, and anything in between. We are a true IT solution provider with a portfolio of services in Applications, Infrastructure and Training. TEKsystems is privately held, allowing us to invest in the long term without worrying about immediate returns like publicly held companies. TEKsystems Global Services is the fastest growing part of TEKsystems with over 250 concurrent engagements and facilities in the U.S, Canada, Europe and Asia.
At TEKsystems we value relationships, open communication, commitment and service to each other, our clients and the community. The personal and professional growth of our employees is important to us and we demonstrate this through a variety of programs and learning opportunities including Industry Certification Programs and voluntary Technology/Development contests where teams of people can collaborate and learn new technology and development techniques. We have scheduled Performance Management Reviews throughout the year to provide feedback and assist individuals in working toward achieving their goals.
Diversity is one of TEKsystems Global Services’ strategic initiatives; because we believe that building a diverse team allows us to provide world class service. Our Montreal Solutions Center is one of the most diverse technical teams assembled, providing a variety of technical expertise and culture that most organizations cannot match. The Center is located in the heart of Montreal, right above McGill Metro Station, making for easy commuting in and out of the city, as well as access to all the city has to offer.
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