Allegis Group, Inc

Project Manager (Agile Experience)

Job Locations US-MD-Hanover
Job ID
2021-1439
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The project manager plans, organizes, monitors, and oversees one or more work efforts associated with the Evolve (Back Office / Order to Cash Transformation) program.  This position will align with the Enterprise Back Office workstream, that is a multi-year effort that overall aims to modernize and streamline our back office technology, structure and processes.

 

The project manager will be responsible for scope control, personnel (not direct HR responsibility) 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 the work effort. The project manager is responsible for tracking progress on tasks while comparing it to what was planned.  S/he also ensures appropriate management of the customer and supplier involvement throughout the life of the project.

 

In addition, the project manager will utilize applicable adaptations of Agile practices, principles and tools to plan, organize, monitor, and serve the project team.  As the Evolve program is a transformational effort, the use of standard project manager practices along with adapted Agile practices is necessary

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. 
  • Negotiates with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company, when required.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Adheres to Allegis Group system development lifecycle. 
  • Adheres to methods, procedures and quality objectives including metrics for assessing progress and provides recommendations
  • 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 on process improvements, analysis, lessons learned, project archives, etc.
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to persuade by influence rather than authority
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
  • Understanding of Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, or other scaling model
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team – Version One, DevOps

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, or combination of education and relevant experience
  • 7+ years of IT project management
  • 3+ years of project management or equivalent team leadership experience.
  • Proven track record of managing projects
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 2 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Oracle Fusion implementation experience (plus)
Skills/Abilities:
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to persuade by influence rather than authority
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and accounting
  • Knowledge of Agile practices and methodologies
Core Competencies:
  • Customer Service
  • Building Relationships
  • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
  • Self-Motivation/Self Starter
  • Leading Self and Others

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