Information Technology

IT Project Manager

Johannesburg, Gauteng   |   Contract

This role will perform the planning, organizing, and managing of resources to bring about the successful completion of specific, large, and high-risk project goals and objectives. The Project Manager will manage the delivery of all required and relevant project documentation per phase including the sequence of activities and allocation of resources to complete the project SDLC. The Project Manager has the authority, accountability, and responsibility for managing a project to achieve specific objectives including the coordination of resources ("how") to ensure the "what" is delivered as specified. The Project Manager acts as an evangelist of the discipline, using opportunities to promote the benefit of a structured & organized approach to change and coordinated effort.


Areas of responsibility:

Documents

  • Register an initiative at a change forum, or respond to an initiation request.
  • Coordinate the kick-off meeting where all main stakeholders are identified and provide input to the project scope, objectives, and approach.
  • During the kick-off meeting facilitates the interaction of other team members (e.g. Business Analysts) with the client.
  • Obtain supporting information to complete the initiation documents.

Planning Documents

Coordinate and conduct activities with the main stakeholders in order to obtain information and decisions required to draw up (and maintain) the project planning documents.


These documents include:

  • Kick-off meeting minutes, Scope and definition document, Project schedule.
  • Project Tailoring Form, Project requirements management plan, Project monitoring plan.
  • Project measurement plan, Project review Plan, Project test plan, Project process tailoring form.
  • Project decision analysis and resolution identification form, Project defect prevention plan.
  • Project risk management plan, Project configuration management plan, Project kick-off minutes form.
  • Project resource plan, Project training plan, Stakeholder involvement log.
  • Wide Band Delphi workbook, Decision Analysis, and Resolution Plan, Supplier Agreement Management Plan.

Monitoring and Control Documents

  • Throughout the lifecycle of the project, manage ongoing monitoring, reporting, and control activities on the project.
  • Facilitate the decision-making process with stakeholders and document accordingly.

Produce and maintain the following documents:

  • Project Exception Log (Issues, Change requests, Decision, Action logs).
  • Project status reports, Meeting agendas and minutes, Risk log, Change request form, Traceability matrix.

Closure Documents

  • At the completion of a project, conduct the activities to gather information required to draw up the Close Out document, Post-implementation review, and Project closure report.
  • Guidelines, standards, and reference examples.
  • Participate in internal forums such as PMO Work Group and lead workstreams, to contribute to the methodology and standards.
  • Conduct training with own team.

Guidelines, standards, and reference examples

  • Participate in internal forums such as PMO Work Group and lead workstreams, to contribute to the methodology and standards.
  • Conduct training with own team.
  • Ensure that knowledge acquired in the project is shared within the larger Project community.

Review Records

  • Peer Review of project records

Competencies:

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Good Communication skills
  • Persuasion and assertiveness
  • Negotiation skills
  • People management skills
  • Client orientation and stakeholder focus
  • Stress management
  • Business writing
  • Action orientation
  • Business writing skills
  • Group facilitation
  • Organizing and planning skills
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment with multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt to constant change
  • Drive to results, with a desire to attain standards of excellence

Qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science\IT or an equivalent 3-year IT tertiary qualification
  • PMI Certificate
  • Project Management Diploma (NQF6, with PM topic) – enhanced
  • Programme or Project Management specific qualification (NQF7 (Hons) - beneficial
  • Experience in managing projects in an IT/IS environment – essential
  • Process knowledge of Project Management and SDLCPMLC
  • Proven experience in project delivery within tight deadlines in an enterprise-wide environment
  • Technical knowledge of MS Projects and Office Suite
  • Experience working in an open-source environment including Agile methodology

Additional Information

We define the role level as below -

  • Junior - 1 to 3 years of related experience.
  • Intermediate - 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Senior - 5 to 8 years of related experience.
  • Lead - 8+ years of related experience.
  • Graduates & Trainees - Please apply for the other position (Click Here).

Employment type -

  • Our preferred engagement model is contracting (6 to 12 months initial engagement & renewable).
  • In some cases, we do welcome a permanent employment model too; let's discuss this further close to the onboarding stage.

Note -

  • The position advertised here is a universal job description. We are always on the lookout for a great Software Professional and then we find a matching project (internally or with one of our customers).

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