Job Description

Reference # : 18-00228Title : *IT Project Manager III - Application Development
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 03/05/2018 / 09/27/2018
Description
KEY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

? Create and manage all of the accepted project management deliverables including the project charter, project plan, budget, resource plan, risk plan, support plan, implementation plan and other deliverables as required
? Clearly defines the project scope and objectives.
? Oversee the development of the detailed business requirements for the project and ensures they address the business unit's objectives.
? Develop a detailed estimate of the level of effort, schedule and budget necessary to successfully develop and deliver the solution meeting the requirements and quality expectations.
? Develop an initial plan to clearly define the project requirements and determine an appropriate solution design.
? Escalate problems as necessary to ensure awareness and seek assistance with resolution when necessary.
? Meet the project requirements by delivering a quality solution, on time, and within the planned budget.
? Track, manage, and adjust the original plan as necessary to ensure successful delivery
? Communicate the requirements, solution design, and estimates to the project sponsor(s).
? Provide regular status reports to stakeholders, sponsors, the enterprise, and others involved in the project.
? Effectively coordinate with the various technology, business, and vendor teams to ensure the project's success.
? Responsible for management of a multiple Projects and or Large Programs for App Dev of high complexity, priority, and risk.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS

? Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills related to project management.
? Demonstrates advanced knowledge of managing projects using an Project Management Life Cycle and creating lifecycle deliverables including detailed project, risk, and issue plans to ensure project goals are accomplished.
? Demonstrated advanced use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Visio, and PPM.
? Strong written and oral communication skills to appropriate levels within the sponsoring business areas.
? Strong interpersonal skills with appropriate levels within the sponsoring business areas.
? Team Player: working well in a collaborative setting. Acts as a resource to colleagues with less experience.
? Flexible during times of change.
? Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
? Tenacious, persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
? Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
? Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
? Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
? Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
? Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
? Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
? Adaptability -Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment.
? Building a Successful Team - Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive and effective team.
? Developing Others ? Guiding the development of individuals' so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
? Follow-Up - Monitoring the results of assignments, or projects, considering the skills and experience of the individual and the characteristics of the work.
? Formal Presentation - Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups in a way that is suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
? Gaining Commitment - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans.
? Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
? Managing Conflict - Dealing effectively with others in a conflicting situation; uses appropriate methods to resolve conflict between two or more people.
? Managing Work (includes Time Management) - Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
? Meeting Leadership - Ensuring that a meeting serves its business objectives while considering the needs and potential contribution of participants.
? Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; using newly gained knowledge on the job and learning through their application
? Decision Making - Identifying and understanding issues; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.
? Delegating Responsibility - Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to others to maximize effectiveness.
? Negotiation - Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
? Performance Management - Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
? Quality Orientation - Showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

EDUCATION
Required: Bachelor's Degree, in a technical or scientific field or equivalent experience, education or training.
PMP Certification preferred


EXPERIENCE
? Required: 6?10 years of experience in IT (Technical background necessary)
? Required: Application Development IT PM experience. 4-6 or more years direct work experience in a project management capacity for Application Development, including all aspects of process development and execution.
? Successful management of medium-large size project(s) / Programs with a Team of 10+ (direct or matrix) and/or a budget of $1MM.
? Previous airline or travel industry experience a big plus.


*** Manager does not want Infrastructure PM's. ***

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