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Full-time IT Project Manager

at harsha in Georgia

 Title/Role:  IT Project Manager.

Location:  Atlanta, Georgia.



The IT Project Manager-Child Welfare will provide project management support
and oversight for the SHINES application, a statewide, web based automated
child welfare system that serves as the comprehensive case management tool for
the agency?s users.  The Project Manager is required to work with software
vendors, service providers, business units and interfacing partners to manage
multiple complex enhancements to the current SHINES system including:

Implementation of expanded eligibility criteria

Implementation of federally mandated functionality

Implementation of state legislature mandated functionality

The position is accountable to the Project Management Officer and the
supported system business owners.

Responsibilities Overview:

Provides IT management with improved visibility into the vendor?s progress
and quality of their project effort

Facilitates the resolution of system development issues

Perform vendor optimization (reduce spend), Third Party Oversight and
Vendor Relationship Management tasks

Under general supervision performs project management verification and
validation tasks for one or more medium to large-sized project(s) of moderate
to high complexity and risk

Manages and/or provides project management consultation for all aspects of
the project through the project management and software development life cycle

Works closely with the resource manager, vendor, business analysts, and
subject matter experts on the Child Welfare support team

Manages the project oversight as scoped by the project steering committee

During initiation, helps clients determine the best approaches for reaching
objectives; during planning, develops project management tools including plans
for scope management, risk management, communications, change control, and
performance measurement and tracking

During execution, monitors performance and reports to management project
status and pertinent issues, including major milestones and potential project
risks. Provides continuing direction to the project team, conducts status
meetings, assesses proposed changes in scope, and recommends courses of action
to project sponsors during the execution phase

Near the end of the project, uses the product verification process to make
sure that the vendor has delivered what the client expected and performs a
lesson learned for all projects

Job Duties:

Closely consults with the business owner to provide all needed project
management support and oversight for the SHINES project?s and enhancements.

Oversees vendor time and cost estimates, project plans/schedules, budgets
and vendor billing.

Facilitates vendor?s critical process assessments and redesign effort for
process improvements.

Work with the project steering committee and vendor senior project
management to resource the tasks of the project.

Work with OIT PMO, Chief Architect, SHINES Application Manager and Quality
Assurance team to use agency?s established project standards, procedures, and
quality objectives.

Manages project collaborative meetings between vendors, business and other
state technical project teams.

Works with senior project management to identify specific opportunities or
weaknesses within assigned projects and makes specific change recommendations
to structures, processes, or people to improve project performance.

Monitors and reports on the performance of vendors to ensure delivery in
line with contractual obligations and performance metrics.

Keeps management aware of all situations key to the delivery of project
scope, schedule and cost.

Assesses variances from the project plan, gathers metrics, and develops and
implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within
specified scope and is within time, cost, and quality objectives

Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to
confirm acceptance and satisfaction

Provides the team with constructive feedback as it pertains to project

Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with project
sponsors, vendors, and key clients.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor?s degree in related field or specialized training and three years
of IT project management or equivalent IT team leadership experience

PMP certification from PMI or equivalent certification

3 years' experience leading projects of moderate to high complexity (must
have occurred in the last 5 years)

Experience within the last 3 years leading/coordinating vendor managed

Hands-on experience with MS Project, SharePoint, and MS Office experience

Preferred Qualifications 

Previous experience with child welfare systems, projects, and business

Demonstrated strong vendor management skills

Experience working in state government

7 years' experience leading projects of moderate to high complexity (must
have occurred in the last 5 years)


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