Job Description :
Project Manager 1

Dimondale, MI

12 Months

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In-person interview

Job Description:

The IT Project manager functions as a PMO resource to DTMB managers, supervisors, and staff that are involved in application maintenance and development. This includes development, maintenance, and oversight of project schedules that are logic and resource driven.

Maintains change control process, including a structure to manage and track changes in scope. Identifies project issues and risks and escalates to senior management as appropriate. Monitors project performance, reports status, and facilitates the creation of actions plans to promote adherence to project schedules. Interacts with a variety of teams as needed to develop and maintain project schedules and related documents. Assists in information gathering, budget analysis, project estimating, and procurement. Provides assistance on special projects. Promotes compliance with the State Unified Information Technology Environment (SUITE


Manage several small projects from start to finish as assigned by the PMO

Take directions from the PMO Manager/Supervisor and execute all projects as per the PMO processes

Provide professional analytical expertise to DTMB and client agency managers for project budgeting.

Conduct impact analysis on project schedule and budget; build constraints, assumptions, and estimates to create formal Change Control Requests for approval by DTMB and Agency Managers/Executives.

Create mitigation plans to assist senior PMs

Facilitate workgroups for Technical Requirements, Structured Walkthroughs and define the program and project deliverable for the Stage Exits.

Interpret standard reports, analyze deviation from project plans, and perform root cause analysis to facilitate decision making by DTMB and client agency executives on project prioritization by displaying project data in an informative and meaningful manner.

Research and collect project data necessary to meet project reporting.

Provide project plan trend analysis and control including analysis, research, development and maintenance of the project data

Stay abreast of emerging technologies, project management techniques, and external process changes by reading industry publications, attending training, etc.

Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

Excellent Knowledge of change management principles

Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of resource scheduling, resource balancing across multiple projects and programs

Excellent problem-solving ability

Strong knowledge of industry practices and performance measurements

Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of complex high-profile projects

Detail oriented with aptitude to implement quality controls throughout work processes

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization

Ability to work well with minimal direction

Demonstrated problem solving, decision making, and leadership skills required.

Effective negotiation and persuasion skills

Expert planning and organizational skills

Strong knowledge in resource and budget planning

Proficient in using project and portfolio management tools like CA PPM, Changepoint

Solid ability to create reports and documentation

Expert in creating process flows in Visio and other tools

Build maintain and implement IT release calendars

Work cross-functionally to manage IT schedules and financials

Collects, analyzes, summarizes information and trends on resource forecasts Vs actuals

Required Skills:

Project Management/Project Coordination experience

Solid Skills in MSProject , Microsoft Office Suite

Experience in PPM tools - CA PPM and Changepoint

Ability to build relationships and collaborate across functional and virtual teams. High degree of attention to detail

Understanding formal project management methodology. Must have worked in the PMO environment

Have release management experience

Agile Scrum Management experience with TFS or JIRA