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PM Jira in Philadelphia, PA at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

One of our top clients is looking for a Project Manager to work with their business partners and IT teams to support IT project delivery initiatives. Using standardized project management processes and Agile methodologies, the PM ensures projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet expectations of the business community. This position acts as a resource for preparing and completing all project documentation including project plans, project charters, action plans, issues tracking, meeting minutes and other project documentation. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects. The Role will also include communicating status, scope, and health of various projects to appropriate individuals in the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partners with stakeholders to create and manage realistic and detailed project schedules for mid to large, complex projects and programs. Plans projects to accomplish goals within constraints of time, cost and quality standards, constructing plans that delineate activities and durations, reduce uncertainty, increase efficiency of project team, and increase understanding of project details and dependencies. Must have (3) years using Jira.

* Conducts daily scrum stand-up meetings, facilitates Sprint planning meetings and coordinates Sprint reviews, retrospectives, and burn-down charts.

* Defines all project activities and milestones required to meet objectives and deliverables, properly sequencing tasks and estimating effort with project team members doing the work, determining the critical path, leveling the project schedule, etc.

* Define and document responsibilities of key project participants (project sponsors, team leads and team members). Get agreement of responsibilities and expectations for all project participants and ensure team members are taking responsibility and accountability for the tasks assigned to them.

* PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification or equivalent

* 7 years of related IT work experience, including 4 or more years managing software

implementation projects and 3 years using Agile/Scrum methodology.

* Experience managing projects and leading multidiscipline, high-performance work

teams/groups, across multiple technologies and functions

* Posses excellent communication, team-building, leadership, and interpersonal skills,

with a strong knowledge of Agile techniques, who can work effectively across

organizational boundaries and with external vendors.

* Intermediate level of proficiency with Agile/Scrum Backlog Management tools, a

plus.