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Project Manager in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 1/21/2018

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Job Description

Job Description:
  • Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex projects or programs.
  • Manage the effort end-to-end with oversight of analysis, development, test and support resources.
  • Responsible for scoping, planning, executing, and monitoring the project to keep projects on schedule and to budget.
  • Manage the relationship between technology and the business at the project level.
  • Role responsibilities include components of: resource management, finance management, quality management, control management and business continuity/risk management.

Responsible for managing the overall planning, execution and delivery of projects, which includes:
  • Defining the project charter, roles, tasks, milestones, budgets and measures of success to support the business case.
  • Developing project estimates and plans to manage the end-to-end project execution.
  • Supporting the effective delivery of requirement efforts.
  • Leading activities required to maintain and complete all project documentation. Obtains appropriate level of approval for all project documentation assigned to ensure understanding of expectations among all stakeholders.
  • Facilitating the day-to-day coordination while adhering to Project Quality Framework standards and sponsor expectations.
  • Working with Program Manager and Functional Manager(s) to select core project team and communicate staffing plan; present and gain approval from IT Leadership; execute on staffing plan.
  • Conducting project / phase kick-off meetings to communicate individual roles and project expectations and ensure that all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively.
  • Holding project team members accountable to on-time completion and quality of project deliverables and milestones.
  • Managing day-to-day activities of project team member’s proactively identifying and resolving issues that would present a risk to on-time implementation of the program / project.
  • Acting as liaison between the assigned project resources, project delivery owner, and key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring project compliance to IS Project Management processes/standards, status reporting, and project quality governance.
  • Acting as an interface with internal and external audit groups for project related activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining working relationship across technology and business partners as appropriate: Business Planning Manager, Enterprise Program Manager, IT Project Managers, Resource and Vendor Managers.
  • Ensuring proper operations turnover with impacted functional areas and Release Management.
  • Ensuring project closure including completion of lessons learned and required documentation.

Responsible for tracking project status and managing project issues and risks, which includes:
  • Monitoring projects on an ongoing basis, evaluating progress/quality, managing issue resolution as necessary.
  • Managing risks, assessing gaps/opportunities, and implementing action plans to mitigate risks, when applicable.
  • Analyzing project financials and trends to identify opportunities, escalating issues and variances to budget where necessary.
  • Promoting and monitoring compliance of application development activities with audit and information risk policies.

Responsible for building and leading effective project teams, which includes:
  • Using problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and independent thinking to overcome challenges.
  • Promoting effective teamwork.
  • Dealing effectively and independently with critical conversation.
  • Communicating effectively to a wide spectrum of audience in writing and verbally.
  • Adapting to cultural and organizational climates.
  • Optimizing experiences and relationships with project team members and leadership.