Job Description :
Title: Project Manager

Location: Lansing, MI

Duration 12 Months

Description:
Years of Experience:
Minimum 4 years of experience as a Project Manager.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams. Follows standard project management industry practices such as the PMI''s framework. Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor. Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities. Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope. Creates and implements a communication plan. Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes. Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor. Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers. Provides technical support to project team members. Handles complex application features and technical designs. Designs and implements the components required for complex application features. Generally manages a group of applications system analysts. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Professional certification is highly desirable.

May require specific PC, workstation, operating system, application or platform skills. Provides overall direction to the formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of a project. Exercises management responsibility over the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts. Ensures that the project plan maintains tasks, schedules, estimates, and status, and disseminates information to team members and customers. Creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives. Arranges for the assignment of responsibility to other supporting facilities, business areas, and support functions, and monitors their performance. Self-directed and independent. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Desired Skills:

Documented experience in successfully managing IT projects (full project lifecycle) > $2m
Proven record of delivering projects on time and within budget; ability to develop, monitor, and track full project budget
Experience in managing IT projects in a government environment
Experience creating and managing comprehensive project plans utilizing PM flows and tools
Experience performing scope management for projects, including disciplined change control
Experience performing issues management across multiple departments
Experience in delivering excellent verbal and written communication with clients and technical teams
Experience managing software development projects using Agile development methods
Experience with Scrum and/ or Kanban processes
Experience with the State of Michigan''s SUITE project management process