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Job Title: Pivotal/Tanzu Project Manager Location: Des Moines, IA Duration: 3 Months Note: Selected candidates need to be on board Onsite. They need to pick their on- boarding documents and equipment manually. No expenses will be paid for travelling Job Description: The Client is seeking a Project Manager to drive business and technology projects to completion while ensuring adherence to established budgets, business plans, process, procedures and requirements while working closely with Business unit personnel, Business Analysts and Architects. This project manager will be responsible for adhering to project management governance on multiple current and future projects. Additionally, the PM will be accountable for generating project schedules, identifying/staffing needed resourcing, completing the procurement of vendor products / implementation services, and submitting funding requests as required. The PM will manage the delivery efforts and report the status of each to the Executive Steering Committee. The PM will work with multiple business and platform areas including Information Technology, Medicaid, Child Welfare, and other areas of the Department of Human Services (DHS) potentially including upper-level state government committees. The Project Manager will conduct project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis, ensuring adherence to quality standards and project deliverables. The PM will be part of a PMO team responsible for all aspects of IT project governance, assessment, management and control. The ability to gather and define requirements; build a project plan; identifying resource needs; and transparent, clear communications across all levels of stakeholders. Essential is the ability to multitask on continually changing and morphing priorities as prescribed by leadership in response to department and legislative direction. We're looking for a passionate Project Manager who knows how to help define, de-risk and execute against a product vision. The role demands strong product instincts, excellent communication skills, technical fluency, empathy, humility and an appreciation for and understanding of lean startup, agile and user-centered design values, principles and practices. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Collaboratively defining and driving product strategy, vision and roadmap evangelizing to all the teams, partners and users of our platforms Quickly understand a specific domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space Working with the team to drive product definition, design and prototyping process to discover customer problems and create valuable, desirable and feasible solutions. Collaboratively define and prioritize a backlog for your product that continuously delivers measurable value towards the vision Helping innovate and iterate on agile product management processes and share our insights Working at a team level with developers and designers to determine what to work on next, write and accept user stories. Bring clarity where there is uncertainty, manage risk and continuously deliver value. Define experiments, measuring success metrics and using data to inform decisions. Bridge business goals, user needs and feasibility as you help design and ship product Work closely with your team to help create positive business outcomes for our clients Confidently facilitate discussions with a group as large as an executive conference room, while drawing out all the voices by facilitating the right activities to get the right information Create a backlog, write user stories, and manage releases Able to break down complex problems into actionable steps with measurable outcomes Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making Focused on data-driven approaches to solving problems, and accelerating the learning process to validate solutions Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners Experience with Lean and User-Centered Design methodologies Experience with agile development methodology, ideally Extreme Programming Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs. Experience closely collaborating with engineers and designers as part of a small team. Comfort with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs. Required/Desired Skills Skill Matrix Skill Matrix Technology Years of Experience Overall IT Experience Communication (1 - 10) Direct management of system integration projects Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major impact projects. Experience building successful product teams and shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps Creating and managing backlogs Strong process and gap analysis skills Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines Experience with Microsoft Project Online and Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team Services State / Federal Government Appropriations Experience Working experience with Agile Projects Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives

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