JOB DESCRIPTION: **This is a central university office position.** Coordinates, plans, supports, and executes enterprise-wide IT projects. Provides strategic input for project plan development, budget, and scope. Manages the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end and establishes cohesion for achieving multi-disciplinary stakeholder and project team buy-in. Applies industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PMI]) to ensure adherence to project management standards and requirements and to provide stakeholders with continual reports on project progress and performance. Assists and supports Project Management Office (PMO) employees. Performs project management research to improve and refine skills and to identify trends and best practices for improving PMO performance. Meets with stakeholders to validate business cases and to gather facts for establishing and gaining agreement on project charters. Creates project charters and analyzes business cases to validate and clarify issues, justify use of project resources and to anticipate risks. Consults with project sponsors to clarify project directives, scopes, deliverables, and timelines and to analyze risk. Conducts bid sessions and/or vendor RFP efforts to select and manage suppliers and supplier payments. Applies PM tools and methodologies to ensure project milestones are achieved and scope is maintained. Observes project team dynamics to ensure effective team member synergies and to resolve issues. Creates progressive project milestones for facilitating smaller-scale achievements and to motivate the project team. Gathers and analyzes project metrics to evaluate project performance and to manage issues, risk and changes of scope. Communicates with stakeholders, senior management, and project leaders to review project progress, discuss issues and resolutions and to authorize scope changes. Utilizes PM tools to manage project timelines and accuracy, ensure project resource commitments are met, and to track activities and variances. Performs assessments throughout projects to identify risks and potential impact and to develop response strategies for managing and mitigating risk factors. Closes project contracts to validate supplier statements of work (SOWs) and verify deliverables. Conducts project management research and studies trends and developments under the direction of the PMO Director to support PMO team members and industry colleagues. Performs related responsibilities as required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Agile Scrum experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of Project Management experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. DATE REVIEWED/CREATED/MODIFIED: 11/8/10 JB