Jr. Project Manager

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 02, 2017
Closes
Apr 06, 2017
Hours
Full Time

The Junior Project Manager is responsible for a full range of activities from the inception of a project to the delivery and proper operation. The Junior Project Manager works with the business group to describe business ideas into implementable technical solutions through workflow diagrams and detailed requirements. The Junior Project Manager also acts a Project Manager ensuring that project timelines are met and stakeholders are kept informed of the key issues and decisions. He/she is the sole point of contact between the business unit and Information Technology’s Application Development group. After the system is delivered, the Junior Project Manager sometimes tracks and analyzes usage stats / trends and makes appropriate recommendations that positively impacts the business unit.

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree Information Technology or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in business analysis and project management.
  • Proven project management and leadership skills, including the ability to gather clear business requirements.
  • Good knowledge of the following methodologies: Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Joint Application Development (JAD), Waterfall and Agile.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies, tools, resource management practices, change management and project reporting.
  • Proven ability to develop, document and maintain operational policies and procedures, including the designing and documenting detailed process flows, and the development of operational performance and quality metric standards and reports.
  • Proven experience working with Excel and developing and maintaining various analyses and reporting tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with the business unit to understand project concept, objectives and approach.
  • Takes assigned project from original concept through final implementation. Defines project scope and objectives. Conducts project meetings and provides single point of contact for assigned projects.
  • Works closely with ITS personnel and business partners to identify and maximize opportunities to use information and technology to improve product, service and/or program business processes.
  • Documents business requirements, describing each requirement is sufficient detail so that the developers can use it as basis for the design of the system. Wherever possible, provides user flow and workflow diagrams to enhance and elaborate the conceptual understanding of the system to be built. 
  • Creates and maintains project schedules by developing project plans, establishing deadlines, monitoring milestone completion, tracking all phases of the project.
  • Provides timely reporting of issues that impact project progress, coordinating actions, and resolving conflicts. This includes documenting, prioritizing and tracking requests (changes, enhancements, etc.) and coordinating with the Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Works with the development group to ensure that the system is developed according to the specification detailed in the requirements documents. Provides clarifications and any additional detail necessary to about the requirements.
  • Prepares routine reports related to development and testing and usage statistics (post development. Analyzes trends and recommends adjustments based on analysis results.
  • Defines, develops and implements quality assurance practices and procedures, end user test plans and other QA assessments. Creates test plans and test cases.
  • Manages specific application quality assurance activities including the tracking of bug reports and change requests and ensuring their timely resolution.
  • Ensures that all items follow the change management process and are entered and tracked through the change management software.
  • Responsible for the overall success of testing, including results verification and release sign-off.
  • Provides resource planning, management and resolution of issues that impede the test effort.
  • Coordinates User Acceptance Testing process.
  • Analyzes discrepancies in service or performance and makes recommendations for updates.
  • Provides final signoff on behalf of Senior Project Manager or Development Manager to release code to production.

Location

The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary requirements. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.