Sr Project Manager(Direct Client)

Location: Lansing, MI
Date Posted: 04-25-2013

Sr Project Manager(Direct Client)
Lansing, MI
10 Months
Position Description:
The senior project manager the manager is looking for needs to have recent experience in executing projects. Some of the candidates they looked at had recent program level experiences, with project execution experience something that they had worked with several years back. Also, experience with legacy modernization projects is a key item that the individual needs to possess, since the Crash Project in part is a legacy modernization activity. Lastly, experience working with a Program Management Office is important. *** End of update *** senior project manager The senior project manager (PM) plans and coordinates work teams, and provides management and technical support to project team members. He/she handles complex projects and designs and implements project plans. The PM generally manages a group of applications developers or infrastructure specialists. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The senior project manager has seven (7) or more years of overall experience. The project manager: ? Provides recommendations for improvement of project management processes currently in use ? Performs training, mentoring, and knowledge transfer as assigned ? Manages and oversees large, long range, or multiple complex projects ? Develops project documentation, including: o Project scope statements o Cost estimates o Human resource requirements o Work plans o Time schedules o Risk plans o Communication plans ? Assigns work to project team members to meet project or program objectives ? Establishes and monitors program or project priorities, objectives, and procedures, determining area objectives, targets of service, and resource needs allocation. ? Provides leadership and direction to the project team to ensure successful project completion ? Develops and maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work ? Serves as a liaison between DTMB, MDOT, and MSP customer/users concerning requests, standards, and other program and project matters.Standard methodologies such as the State Unified Information Technology Environment (SUITE), Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM), and Project Management Methodology (PMM) in the maintenance, development, enhancement, and deployment of information technology systems ? Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and project management techniques The resource selected for this contract manages the Crash Modernization IT project at MDOT. The Crash Modernization project consists of the revision of the Crash Report form (UD10) to be in conformance with the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) standards and the re-writing of the Traffic Crash Reporting System.
Skills Required:       
Seven (7) years’ experience leading and managing technical IT projects. Seven (7) years’ experience coordinating activities between vendors and multiple client areas – excellent verbal and written communications is required. Seven (7) years’ experience working with diverse group, consensus building, and team building. Seven (7) years’ experience developing IT project documentation including project charters, risk plans, communication plans, and resource plans. Five (5) years’ experience working with technical project team resources to develop database design documents (including logical and physical data models and entity relationship diagrams) and data backup, recovery, and archive procedures. (Please note that PM’s are not required to create these deliverables. They are required to ensure that the deliverables are created and meet all DTMB standards).
PMM (Project Management Methodology) ? SEM (Systems Engineering Methodology) Three (3) years’ experience with program status reporting using Red/Yellow/Green status concepts. (e.g., Clarity reporting tools) Three (3) years’ experience in developing and maintaining detailed project work breakdown structures (WBS) using MS Project and/or CA Clarity. Three (3) years’ experience working with technical project team resources to create functional and design specifications, including use case scenarios. (Please note that PM’s are not required to create these deliverables. They are required to ensure that the deliverables are created and meet all DTMB standards)
Skills Preferred:        
Five (5) years’ experience supporting a project/program control/management office preferred. Three (3) years’ experience working with highway transportation related IT systems or projects/project management offices preferred. Knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) preferred. PMP certification preferred.
Key Business Solutions, Inc.
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