Applications Project Manager

Posted on 14 February 23 by Emmanuelle Kramer

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Compass Pointe Consulting LLC is a Maryland based, Woman Owned Small Business specializing in IT and Finance & Accounting Solutions and Services is looking for an IT Applications Project Manager to work 100% REMOTE. Due to the nature of the work MUST be a US CITIZEN and perform the work within the USA.

The IT Applications Project Manager will support several projects associated with changes to its existing & new applications.

Job description:

  • Execution of Migrations
  • Maintain final cost and schedule for Baseline Commitment
  • Weekly status to be rolled up to the Program Manager
  • Prepare an execution plan/schedule for PI planning and manage the plan
  • Identify & manage cross team dependencies that will established in the PI planning or per team meetings
  • Conduct a minimum of a weekly working meeting with the team
  • Mitigate roadblocks and escalate to the IT Project Manager as needed

Representative duties and tasks to support the planning, management, and delivery of project(s) which includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  • Establishes and sustains strong relationships with business partners and across IT
  • Manages the overall performance and delivery of medium to large cross-functional programs and projects
  • Understands key value drivers to ensure business partner and IT decisions are in the best interest of company goals
  • Directs and coaches teams in entrepreneurial project management competencies including stakeholder partnership, leadership, judgment, scope management, and risk management while ensuring adherence to project governance and methodologies, and accurate financial management
  • Leads and directs work of others who may or may not directly report to the position but whose input and cooperation are critical to the success of assigned projects or programs
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction, leadership, overall performance, schedule, and cost of large programs, or a portfolio of projects throughout entire program life cycle
  • Establishes and implements plans that achieve overall current and long term objectives of the business and meet program schedules
  • Implements roll up review to status work in process, monitor leading indicators, and develop work-around options within the given trade-space of programs/portfolios
  • Responsible for the total life-cycle of programs and sets program baselines
  • Matches technical approaches to appropriate schedule methods
  • Identifies scope changes and develops program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
  • Uses incremental development and other strategies to develop an Agile program in order to support early risk mitigation
  • Initiates efforts to correct departmental, division, or group wide issues that impact the business performance
  • Develops strong cross-functional teams and a working environment that fosters professional growth for team members as well as good relationships with internal customers and suppliers
  • Defines communications plans and maintain excellent overall communications across the organization throughout the project
  • Balances program plans, risks, and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
  • Reports and communicates project status to executives and other project stakeholders
  • Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on programs, identify risks, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program team
  • Maintains awareness of cross applications/project synergies and actively communicate opportunities to simplify or better align work across teams
  • Follows established processes for project governance and management preparation including Proposals, Baselines, and Project Reviews

 Required Experience:

  • Proven ability to motivate teams to deliver large cross functional programs and projects in a very dynamic, fast-paced, and matrix enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial project management skills: stakeholder partnership, leadership, judgment, scope management, and risk management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and progress measurement
  • Ability to recognize overall strategic and tactical objectives and set interim and overarching goals to achieve them
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels
  • Strong people development and coaching skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with project management methodologies (waterfall, agile, hybrid) and processes and project financial management, solid understanding of business analysis and systems development methods, organizational change management concepts, and business process improvement
  • Demonstrated understanding of value proposition and ability to tailor plans to optimize success for stakeholders
  • Ability to influence customer’s expectations and develop win-win outcomes
  • Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues
  • Ability to forecast program performance and plan accordingly with resources as required
  • Ability to analyze program financial data and offer solutions to maximize all positive financial effects
  • Proven success with multiple concurrent workstreams/project under a larger program umbrella structure
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced concepts such as critical path management, project escalation, management reserve, financial projections vs run rate actuals

 Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years applications project experience
  • Knowledge of cloud-based technology and migrations
  • Demonstrated success with multiple concurrent projects in a highly matrixed environment
  • Agile/Scrum and blended agile-waterfall experience
  • Tools: Jira, Confluence, MS Project, MS Powerpoint, MS Sharepoint



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