Randstad Program Manager in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Program Manager

job details:

  • location:Fort Mill, SC

  • salary:$49.50 - $56 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Public Administration

  • reference:655566

job description

Program Manager

job summary:

JOB TITLE - IT Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY - Responsible for managing complex programs with multiple cross team integration points using multiple methodologies. Manages program schedules, cost and quality proactively making recommendations within the program objectives. Leverages technical knowledge, best practices and organizational dynamics to remove impediments and mitigate issues and risks. Mentors others on agile and project management methodology. Drives toward continuous improvement. Manages project managers and scrum masters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages sub-project dependencies and program constructs.

  2. Possesses a solid understanding of how agile and waterfall frameworks work to deliver business value and how various practices can and should evolve.

  3. Can identify the appropriate level of granularity that satisfies visibility and control needs.

  4. Articulates complex schedules and inter-dependencies in a consumable way for stakeholders.

  5. Works within multiple methodologies to develop a comprehensive schedule.

  6. Monitors future work to proactively adjust plan and resource focus and looks for trends to foresee scheduling challenges.

  7. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risk/impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques. Proactively identifies, documents, and communicates risks throughout the project lifecycle, including gaining project stakeholder agreement.

  8. Collects effort estimates and understands available capacity to derive accurate durations.

  9. Responsible for the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include; backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups.

  10. Recommend deviation from the standard process and gain consensus from stakeholders.

  11. Provides all qualitative and quantitative status updates in the context of the project's critical success criteria and overall goals.

  12. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risks and impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques.

  13. Addresses quality issues directly with the team and communicates proactively with the stakeholders on long-term resolution.

  14. Additional management skills include:

  15. Manages the performance of managers/professional staff through goal setting, ongoing assessment and experienced coaching.

  16. Leverages the performance management cycle to motivate subordinates and support achievement of objectives; coaches other managers.

  17. Accountable for the performance of projects within the portfolio through subordinate managers.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects and at least 3 years of leadership experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • 3+ years of people leadership required

  • SAFe Agile experience recommended

  • Related certification preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Advanced Level Understanding of:

a. Agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures

b. Large scale, technically complex projects

c. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

d. Relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Clarity, MS Project, Team Foundation Server, Jira)

  1. Possesses the ability to balance a willingness to engage with ideas different from their own, encouragement of others to express divergent perspectives, the capability to influence, conflict management, and teamwork.

  2. Highly adaptable to changing environment.

  3. Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive.

location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

job type: Contract

salary: $49.50 - 56.00 per hour

work hours: 9am to 5pm

education: Bachelors

responsibilities:

JOB TITLE - IT Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY - Responsible for managing complex programs with multiple cross team integration points using multiple methodologies. Manages program schedules, cost and quality proactively making recommendations within the program objectives. Leverages technical knowledge, best practices and organizational dynamics to remove impediments and mitigate issues and risks. Mentors others on agile and project management methodology. Drives toward continuous improvement. Manages project managers and scrum masters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages sub-project dependencies and program constructs.

  2. Possesses a solid understanding of how agile and waterfall frameworks work to deliver business value and how various practices can and should evolve.

  3. Can identify the appropriate level of granularity that satisfies visibility and control needs.

  4. Articulates complex schedules and inter-dependencies in a consumable way for stakeholders.

  5. Works within multiple methodologies to develop a comprehensive schedule.

  6. Monitors future work to proactively adjust plan and resource focus and looks for trends to foresee scheduling challenges.

  7. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risk/impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques. Proactively identifies, documents, and communicates risks throughout the project lifecycle, including gaining project stakeholder agreement.

  8. Collects effort estimates and understands available capacity to derive accurate durations.

  9. Responsible for the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include; backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups.

  10. Recommend deviation from the standard process and gain consensus from stakeholders.

  11. Provides all qualitative and quantitative status updates in the context of the project's critical success criteria and overall goals.

  12. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risks and impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques.

  13. Addresses quality issues directly with the team and communicates proactively with the stakeholders on long-term resolution.

  14. Additional management skills include:

  15. Manages the performance of managers/professional staff through goal setting, ongoing assessment and experienced coaching.

  16. Leverages the performance management cycle to motivate subordinates and support achievement of objectives; coaches other managers.

  17. Accountable for the performance of projects within the portfolio through subordinate managers.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects and at least 3 years of leadership experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • 3+ years of people leadership required

  • SAFe Agile experience recommended

  • Related certification preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Advanced Level Understanding of:

a. Agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures

b. Large scale, technically complex projects

c. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

d. Relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Clarity, MS Project, Team Foundation Server, Jira)

  1. Possesses the ability to balance a willingness to engage with ideas different from their own, encouragement of others to express divergent perspectives, the capability to influence, conflict management, and teamwork.

  2. Highly adaptable to changing environment.

  3. Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive.

qualifications:

JOB TITLE - IT Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY - Responsible for managing complex programs with multiple cross team integration points using multiple methodologies. Manages program schedules, cost and quality proactively making recommendations within the program objectives. Leverages technical knowledge, best practices and organizational dynamics to remove impediments and mitigate issues and risks. Mentors others on agile and project management methodology. Drives toward continuous improvement. Manages project managers and scrum masters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages sub-project dependencies and program constructs.

  2. Possesses a solid understanding of how agile and waterfall frameworks work to deliver business value and how various practices can and should evolve.

  3. Can identify the appropriate level of granularity that satisfies visibility and control needs.

  4. Articulates complex schedules and inter-dependencies in a consumable way for stakeholders.

  5. Works within multiple methodologies to develop a comprehensive schedule.

  6. Monitors future work to proactively adjust plan and resource focus and looks for trends to foresee scheduling challenges.

  7. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risk/impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques. Proactively identifies, documents, and communicates risks throughout the project lifecycle, including gaining project stakeholder agreement.

  8. Collects effort estimates and understands available capacity to derive accurate durations.

  9. Responsible for the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include; backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups.

  10. Recommend deviation from the standard process and gain consensus from stakeholders.

  11. Provides all qualitative and quantitative status updates in the context of the project's critical success criteria and overall goals.

  12. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risks and impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques.

  13. Addresses quality issues directly with the team and communicates proactively with the stakeholders on long-term resolution.

  14. Additional management skills include:

  15. Manages the performance of managers/professional staff through goal setting, ongoing assessment and experienced coaching.

  16. Leverages the performance management cycle to motivate subordinates and support achievement of objectives; coaches other managers.

  17. Accountable for the performance of projects within the portfolio through subordinate managers.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects and at least 3 years of leadership experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • 3+ years of people leadership required

  • SAFe Agile experience recommended

  • Related certification preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Advanced Level Understanding of:

a. Agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures

b. Large scale, technically complex projects

c. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

d. Relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Clarity, MS Project, Team Foundation Server, Jira)

  1. Possesses the ability to balance a willingness to engage with ideas different from their own, encouragement of others to express divergent perspectives, the capability to influence, conflict management, and teamwork.

  2. Highly adaptable to changing environment.

  3. Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive.

skills: JOB TITLE - IT Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY - Responsible for managing complex programs with multiple cross team integration points using multiple methodologies. Manages program schedules, cost and quality proactively making recommendations within the program objectives. Leverages technical knowledge, best practices and organizational dynamics to remove impediments and mitigate issues and risks. Mentors others on agile and project management methodology. Drives toward continuous improvement. Manages project managers and scrum masters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages sub-project dependencies and program constructs.

  2. Possesses a solid understanding of how agile and waterfall frameworks work to deliver business value and how various practices can and should evolve.

  3. Can identify the appropriate level of granularity that satisfies visibility and control needs.

  4. Articulates complex schedules and inter-dependencies in a consumable way for stakeholders.

  5. Works within multiple methodologies to develop a comprehensive schedule.

  6. Monitors future work to proactively adjust plan and resource focus and looks for trends to foresee scheduling challenges.

  7. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risk/impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques. Proactively identifies, documents, and communicates risks throughout the project lifecycle, including gaining project stakeholder agreement.

  8. Collects effort estimates and understands available capacity to derive accurate durations.

  9. Responsible for the planning and facilitation of standard meetings to include; backlog preparation, iteration planning, retrospectives, iteration reviews and daily stand-ups.

  10. Recommend deviation from the standard process and gain consensus from stakeholders.

  11. Provides all qualitative and quantitative status updates in the context of the project's critical success criteria and overall goals.

  12. Identifies, solicits and documents specific project risks and impediments at initiation using various modes and questioning techniques.

  13. Addresses quality issues directly with the team and communicates proactively with the stakeholders on long-term resolution.

  14. Additional management skills include:

  15. Manages the performance of managers/professional staff through goal setting, ongoing assessment and experienced coaching.

  16. Leverages the performance management cycle to motivate subordinates and support achievement of objectives; coaches other managers.

  17. Accountable for the performance of projects within the portfolio through subordinate managers.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 7 or more years managing projects and at least 3 years of leadership experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • 3+ years of people leadership required

  • SAFe Agile experience recommended

  • Related certification preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Advanced Level Understanding of:

a. Agile and waterfall methodologies, values, and procedures

b. Large scale, technically complex projects

c. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

d. Relevant business software (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Clarity, MS Project, Team Foundation Server, Jira)

  1. Possesses the ability to balance a willingness to engage with ideas different from their own, encouragement of others to express divergent perspectives, the capability to influence, conflict management, and teamwork.

  2. Highly adaptable to changing environment.

  3. Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive.

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