Program Manager

Employer
Allegis Group
Location
Hanover, MD
Posted
Sep 17, 2022
Closes
Sep 24, 2022
Ref
654249258
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Overview: The program manager plans, organizes, monitors, and oversees one or more strategic projects that are usually very large and complex in scope, budget, and team structure. S/he identifies and requests necessary personnel and financial resources, determining tasks that must be completed, assigning the tasks, delegating authority, and motivating team members to work together for the success of project. The program manager is responsible for tracking progress on tasks while comparing it to what was planned. S/he also should have a foundational understanding of Agile methodologies and practices. Responsibilities Essential Functions: Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. Leads the development and management of the project work plan, including work sequencing, work breakdown structure, work delivery schedule, and resource allocation. Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel. Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team. Adheres to Allegis Group system development lifecycle (SDLC) and Project Management Lifecycle (PMLC). Adheres to methods, procedures and quality objectives including metrics for assessing progress and provides recommendations on process improvements. Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path. Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost and quality objectives. Informs stakeholders of project schedule, risks, and issues or changes to the plans, proactively. Provides visibility and status of work units to the customer on a timely basis. Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project. Contributes to process and methodological improvement based on performance analysis, lessons learned, project archives, etc. Aggregates team objectives into Program PI Objectives and publishes for visibility and transparency Assists with economic decision-making by Epic estimation by teams and rollup to program level visibility, managing WSJF processes, and with program execution Constantly inspect the process, discover and address the major concerns Drives program-level continuous improvement via retrospectives Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around Agile, Scrum, and Agile program management Escalates impediments Helps manage risk and dependencies Maintains proper communication with all the technical and non-technical teams involved Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks Reports status to Release Management Responsible for program planning, demo, inspection and adaption, synchronization, release planning and improvement planning Work with execution team and tracking team to record risks, reports, and metrics Supervisory or Management Responbility: Coaches, mentors, motivates, and supervises project team members and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. Provides the team with constructive feedback as it pertains to project performance. Coordinates project administrators or coordinators assigned to deliver related subprojects. Provides the resource manager with assessments of the project team members for training plans, bonus reviews, and performance appraisals. Manages vendors, assigns activities, and coordinates efforts during the development and support of IT solutions. Ensures vendor staff responsibilities are clear. Provides direction, prioritization, and guidance on project activities to meet project targets. Guides and mentors other project managers regarding structured methodologies and best practices, as well as their usage to resolve issues encountered in real projects. Budget Responsibility: Develops detailed project budget and gains approval. Tracks and reports project expenses against forecasted budget. Partners with stakeholders to adjust budget based on agreed upon action plan. Qualifications Minimum Education and/or Experience: S. in Computer Science, Business, or related major or equivalent business experience. 7+ years of IT / business experience. 7+ years of IT project management. Proven track record of managing projects and/or programs. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum. Experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions. Experience with SAFe Agile methodology a plus. Skills/Abilities: Advanced knowledge of PMBOK and effective application of project/program management methodologies. Knowledge of PMLC, SDLC, ITIL processes. Knowledge of organizational change management principles. Knowledge of customer service fundamentals. Ability to think critically and solve problems. Exceptional interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines. Ability to develop consensus amongst diverse groups. Strong presentation and written communication skills. Knowledge of project budgeting and accounting. Core Competencies: Build relationships Develop people Lead change Inspire Others Think critically Communicate clearly Create accountability

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