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Project Manager - Stakeholder management - Client Migration

  • Job reference: 31137
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Projects and Programmes
  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day

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Job Summary

The role requires effective co-ordination of an Integration project with multiple workstreams. The position will manage cross-functional teams by working closely with all aspects of the product development community: Market Vertical, Product Manager, Technology, etc. There will also be a requirement to actively manage some of the project work streams where there are gaps in resourcing.

Key Responsibilities

* Planning and designing the project and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
* Ensuring that governance structures are in place and follow best practice from the PMO
* Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the project
* Managing the projects budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the project progresses
* Facilitating the appointment of individuals to project teams
* Ensuring the delivery of new products or services is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the project plan and governance arrangements
* Ensuring there is allocation of common resources and skills
* Managing third party contributions to the projects
* Managing communications with all stakeholders
* Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces
* Managing risks to the projects successful outcome
* Working with teams on the transition to the new business as usual position
* Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the project are identified or issues arise
* Reporting the progress of the project at regular intervals to BPMO and Steering Committee

Experience and Education
* Significant and proven background of managing complex business or technology projects
* Project governance certification (PMP, PRINCE2, Agile, MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)

* Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams
* Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects
* Good knowledge of project management methods e.g. PRINCE2
* Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
* Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects
* The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
* Knowledge of the software development life cycle
* Agile knowledge useful
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Experience using MS Project, MS Office, and MS Visio
* A results-oriented outlook with the ability to prioritise and deliver key initiatives
* Highly adaptable to changing needs within the organization - adapts to rapidly changing priorities
* Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and strong delegation skills involving prioritising and re-prioritising projects and managing projects of various size and complexity
* Strong problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making
* Strong communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums

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