Job Description :
Short Description:
Reporting to the PMO, the junior IT Project Manager is responsible of running multiple small, low complexity projects (each $100k - $150k and 3-6 months duration
This position requires 2 years of Project Management Exp

Complete Description:
Years of Experience:
Minimum 3 years of experience as a Senior Project Coordinator/Project Manager

The Junior IT Project manager functions as a PMO resource to 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

Responsibilities
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 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 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 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 actual

Skills:
· Project Management/Project Coordination experience – Required – 3 Years

· Solid Skills in MS Project , Microsoft Office Suite – Required - 3 Years
· Experience in PPM tools - CA PPM and Changepoint – Required - 3 Years
· Ability to build relationships and collaborate across functional and virtual teams. High degree of attention to detail – Required – 5 Years
· Understanding formal project management methodology. Must have worked in the PMO environment – Required – 2 Years
· Have release management experience – Required – 2 Years
· Agile Scrum Management experience with TFS or JIRA - Nice to have – 1 Years
· Create mitigation plans to assist senior PMs – Required - 2 Years