Job #: 2543

Title: Project Manager

Region:

  • Northern New Jersey
  • Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate:
  • $75-100
    • Anywhere
    • Posted 7 months ago

    Primary Purpose and Goal
    As a Project Manager, you’ll be expected to support several projects, within one of the  International Portfolios. Project Managers are expected to ensure that their projects deliver on the required outputs detailed in their Project Charters, within the specified time and financial constraints. There is a strong focus on financial management, coordination of delivery team resources, and closely monitoring and maintaining detailed project plans. It is expected that status reporting, issue and risk management is undertaken on a timely basis and adheres the reporting cycles within their individual portfolio’s and executive reporting mandated by the GPMO PMO team.

    Project Managers will be expected to follow the in-house project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artifacts.

    Program and Project Background:

    The program has 2 similar large SharePoint migrations phases that overlap in their timelines. The goal of these migrations are to support the closure of  data centers currently hosted by DXC.
    Project names and descriptions are as follows:

    Phase I (KCentral and KCCC) SharePoint 2013 in DXC to SharePoint 2016 in Azure

    The KCentral SharePoint 2013 farms currently contain over 20,000 internal and externally facing (client) sites. Embedded in these external sites are critical Audit applications that support Audit-related business. The infrastructure has been built out, but there is currently difficulties with proving out the physical migration approach. Additionally, there is a requirement to receive full Member Firm Consent prior to migration. This consent is currently posing substantial risk to meeting project timelines.  Currently, the communicated migration event is scheduled for June 19th, 2020

    Phase 2 (IntraPortals, My Sites and “other” apps) SharePoint 2013 in DXC to SharePoint 2013 in Azure via a Lift and Shift Approach

    This phase of the migration is focused on migration of internal only sites such as Member Firm intranets, My Site People application and various other internal applications that support functions across the firm. Unlike phase 1, we are not building a new SharePoint environment, but rather looking for a way to migrate like for like into Azure to reduce the cost risk associated with using a new platform. Preliminary technical work has been done, and POCs to prove out lift and shift approaches are underway. It is anticipated that the migration event for this phase will occur immediately following the hypercare period of the KCentral migration (August-September)

    Mandatory Skills

    Infrastructure management experience preferred; cloud experience a plus
    Experience with migration of services to new platforms; SharePoint or similar collaboration platforms a plus
    Software Development lifecycle experience; Kanban
    Vendor management (e.g. Microsoft, Data Center Hosting providers, Development and Engineering providers)
    Industry knowledge of similar Professional Services firm a plus

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Coordinate internal resources and third parties for project execution
    Ensure project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
    Develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
    Develop detailed project plan to track progress
    Manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs and follow a formal CR process
    Report and escalate issues / risks to management as needed
    Manage the day to day relationship with the client and stakeholders
    Perform risk management to minimize project risks
    Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
    Expected Skills

    1.       Organization, follow-up and strong attention to detail

    Ability to manage various deliverables from different teams/individuals
    Solid understanding and ability to manage:
    Assumptions
    Risks
    Action items
    Issues
    Change
    Scope
    2.       Analytic and decision making skills – Ability to analyze and document a situation/scenario and propose options, recommendations and cost impact

    3.       Project financial management

    Forecasting of resources and cost
    Validation of forecast against budget
    Tracking of project spend, and justification for change requests

    4.       Project planning and monitoring

    Definition of key milestones
    Development of detailed plans
    Approach/forum to facilitate gathering of status information, and surfacing of progress limiting issues

    5.       Leadership and Resource management skills – Ability to lead and manage a team of matrixed resources

    6.       Communication/presentation skills

    Clear, concise status reporting
    Ability to craft leadership / executive level communications

    Qualifications:
    Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in project management disciplines, with experience planning and executing projects and programs.  Strong experience managing both IT and Business projects preferred.
    Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing projects from definition through implementation, involving internal personnel and third-party contractors
    Requires excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills, strong supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with project team members, project sponsors, functional leads, and senior management in a matrixed environment
    Self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate
    Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations
    Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment
    Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action
    Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

     

    Years of experience

    Minimum of 8-10 yrs. experience

     

    Certification

    PMP and Scrum certified or comprehensive experience​

     

     

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