IT Project Manager in Orlando, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/8/2020

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Job Description

Vaco seeking an experienced IT Project Manager to support one of our customers on a long term contract engagment. This position is responsible for planning, leading, organizing and motivating our agile and/or waterfall project teams to achieve a high level of performance. The overall goal is to deliver exciting projects on time and in budget. The PM is able to manage several concurrent high visibility projects in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business units. This position will also engage with multiple vendors and require strong organizational skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the full lifecycle of the project from planning to closure
  • Build a collaborative team environment that fosters creativity, innovation and transparency
  • Manage customer expectations for project deliverables, stakeholder communications, and ensure an effective execution of project governance
  • Manage resource planning, project plan, budget, issues, risk and overall communication
  • Manage scope to budget and work with product owners to prioritize enhancements
  • Build project Work Breakdown Structures and determine level of effort for each task
  • Provide a project schedule accurately estimating time and resources required to complete the project
  • Manage the project budget - meet financial objectives by forecasting; preparing a budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; and initiating corrective actions
  • Avoid risk by analyzing data, anticipating, identifying and mitigating risk factors; act quickly to determine problems and make decisions to solve them
  • Create cutover plans and facilitate go live events
  • Facilitate scrum events including sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives including tracking actions to closure
  • Assist development/Business Analysts to refine product functionality and product back log user stories
  • Help to negotiate 3rd party SOW and manage external vendor deliverables
  • Organize and communicate information to key stakeholders; provide weekly status reports, and communicate milestone progress
  • Collaborate with other Project Managers to follow PMO best practices and share experiences/expertise
  • Ensure all project documentation is stored on the project site