Project Lead / Project Manager

Jackson, MS

Posted: 10/28/20 Category: Project/Program Management Job Number: 9790

Job Description


Position: Project Lead – Project Manager
Location: Jackson, MS 
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 2 years from start date (start date – asap)


Job Description:

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Experience as a business analyst and/or project manager
  • Experience in gathering, documenting, and communicating business requirements and/or user stories
  • Experience with project requiring knowledge of project management principles or agile software development techniques, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience with organizing project teams and work plans for multiple projects
  • Experience estimating and planning project timelines and milestones, and administering task schedules
  • Experience in designing, documenting, and improving business processes
  • Experience with projects requiring an understanding of application programming, relational database concepts and system design
  • Experience researching and writing Advanced Planning Documents required by Federal partners in health and human services.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  • Preparing project plans
  • Facilitating discussions and consensus among various stakeholders
  • Analyzing and defining complex business problems to provide solutions that meet business requirements
  • Defining and documenting business requirements, user stories, processes, and workflows
  • Designing and configuring detailed specifications for applications to meet business requirements and user stories
  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality applications and re-engineered processes
  • Developing project proposals and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Developing project plans to identify project scope, objectives, milestones, deliverables, project schedule, budget, and resources
  • Providing timely and comprehensive project status reports to project team and supervisory management
  • Receiving direction from supervisory management, providing appropriate, accurate and tactful comment or feedback in a timely manner
  • Managing and monitoring project budget and expenditures
  • Tracking and monitoring project progress against the project plan, requirements, user stories, processes, milestones and quality indicators
  • Gathering information on business functions, processes, procedures and information needs through a variety of methods, including process workshops, workflow analysis, and interviews with subject matter experts, application developers and other technical personnel
  • Developing detailed knowledge of corporate processes and associated tools used to support these processes   
  • Working in collaboration with project team members, and other key stakeholders, to define and document detailed business requirements and user stories
  • Evaluating current business requirements, user stories and processes to identify automation and/or improvement initiatives
  • Acting as Change Agent to improve business operations and manage impact of changes on business
  • Working with stakeholders to develop and execute software testing strategy, including test plans, test cases and confirmation of expected results
  • Ensuring all documentation relevant to the application/project is developed, clear and concise, and easy to maintain (specifications, design, features, processes, procedures, use cases, test scripts, interfaces, reports, training materials, user manuals, help systems, etc.)
  • Instituting a quality assurance, audit and post implementation process for all application upgrades/projects to ensure that they meet client expectations
  • Managing a diverse and complex suite of projects simultaneously
  • Managing any assigned staff, including contractors, working as a team

BUSINESS SKILLS
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with functional users and technical staff regarding business and information technology needs
  • Ability to listen and solve problems
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exercise flexibility and good judgment in assessing business issues and associated risks
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of departments and management levels
  • Advanced writing skills, with the ability to write effective memos, reports and documentation
  • Ability to present alternatives/solutions and supporting data clearly and convincingly to client stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and express complex ideas tactfully in simple terminology, both verbally and in written communications
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to elicit detailed facts from subject matter experts, such as applications developers and program staff.

SOFTWARE

Proficient level skill in MS Office products:
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint         
  • Experience with project management tracking software           

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE  
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a business analyst and/or project manager working on State and/or Federal Government projects
  • Experience with projects requiring an understanding of online web portal architectures and how legacy and web-based systems interface with each other; and
  • Experience with designing and building n-tier software applications
  • Experience with Visio or similar process flow software.
  • Experience using JIRA and Slack software
  • Experience with agile software methodology.
  • SCRUM certification (SCRUM Product owner)

REQUIRED DEGREE   
  • Bachelor’ s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or Business from an accredited post-secondary academic institution

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION(S)           
  • PMP

 

 

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