Job DescriptionProject ManagerLocation: Overland Park, KS (remote)Full Time / Direct-HireSummary:Responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing business and IT projects. The expectation is that these projects will be delivered within quality, time and budget constraints and that any associated risks will be appropriately managed. Identifies resources and coordinating the efforts of cross-functional team members as well as third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan. Serve as an internal business consultant and liaison with the business unit. Gather and define business requirements which can be translated into functional specifications for custom development, new products and/or enhancements to current business processes and applications. Will most commonly utilize the Agile Scrum method to manage projects and serve as Agile Scrum Master within that process. Expertise in general project management and Agile Scrum practices is required and significant familiarity with modern application systems is also expected.Responsibilities:Provide project management leadership for strategic initiatives as assigned, including the development of project plans and coordination of project team activities.Contribute to and review the project proposal or plan to determine timeframe, funding limitations, staffing requirements and procedures for accomplishing project goals.Translate business requirements into detailed project plans.Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.Create reports and presentations to management to provide updates, achieve consensus, and obtain key decisions.Provide analysis support during the planning phase of the project so that project costs and ROI are clearly understood.Create project budgets and consult with the business unit to prepare cost/benefit models.Prepare project planning documents including schedule, procurement plans, charters, and scope statements.Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, manage issues and devise mitigation and contingency plans.Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.Manage appropriately selected projects using the Agile Scrum methodology.Serve as Scrum Master in projects managed using Agile Scrum and leverage project performance improvement activities aligned with that process.May manage relationships with external suppliers at a tactical level.
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task