job summary: Randstad Technologies is looking to add an experienced Project Manager to one of our top healthcare clients in the greater Boston area. Ideally, our client is looking for someone who is well versed with modern Microsoft Business Suites (M365) as well as being able to quickly obtain an understanding of existing projects and workstreams, technical capabilities, organizational capabilities, and business objectives to define the current state. This PM will be responible for fostering collaboration amongst the various stakeholders and technical teams, to identify future state goals and develop the business case and strategy to achieve the future state Modern Workplace.If you enjoy working in a highly collaborative department, please consider the following qualifications. If you have any questions about this position, please email Jesse Karassik at firstname.lastname@example.org directly. location: Boston, Massachusetts job type: Contract salary: $55 - 75 per hour work hours: 8am to 4pm education: High School responsibilities: Our client's strategy is to focus on the new 'Modern Workplace', putting user experience at the front and center of everything we do. This effort, will modernize and revolutionize the way our users currently work, offering them a more simplified set of tools on a more standardized platform, with an emphasis on a single cohesive experience across all device types. The priority is to accelerate our overall technology and digital strategy for the 'Modern Workplace', and to create a scalable program to foster and enable this rapid growth and cross-functional collaboration. One key component of the program is to fully realize our existing investment in the Microsoft 365 platform, reducing duplicative toolsets and redundancy in offerings, and looking for cost savings opportunities. Organizational changes will need to continue to be made to adapt our business to the evolving platform, to set us up for success in this ever scaling and changing environment. Simplification and standardization of the platform and our offerings is paramount to what drives the program, leading to a better overall user experience and improvement in administrative capabilities and response times. In this program, we will obtain an understanding of existing projects and workstreams, technical capabilities, organizational capabilities, and business objectives to define the current state. The Modern Workplace program will foster collaboration amongst the various stakeholders and technical teams, to identify future state goals and develop the business case and strategy to achieve the future state Modern Workplace. Scope The scope for this program will include the strategy and planning for the Modern Workplace, inclusive of all Microsoft 365 applications and services. The Modern Workplace program will perform the following activities: Project Setup Define a detailed project plan and identify key stakeholders for the programDevelop a list of interviews required to understand current state of all Microsoft 365 applications and servicesDefine and agree upon success criteria for the programConduct a kickoff with all the key stakeholders to socialize scope, activities, and deliverablesIdentify and collect available data and analysis conducted to date, including current project efforts, application rationalization, integration dependencies, current contractual obligations, operational structuring, and other available data Current State Analysis Evaluate current state across people, process, governance, and technologyReview existing application strategyAnalyze cloud and on-premises architecture designConduct interviews with the stakeholders to understand organization, responsibilities, business objectives, and dependencies. Target State Design and Roadmap Define our specific operating model and program strategy using best practicesDevelop decision framework for agile operational decisionsIdentify and recommend services for future state opportunities Look at the existing EA agreement with Microsoft to find further ability for cost savings and an enhanced application offering Collaborate with program stakeholders to prioritize focus areas and business driven initiativesEnsure alignment with Microsoft, staying in parity with their future state vision Implementation Facilitate execution of project roadmap and prioritized initiativesCollaborate with the various implementation teams to ensure proper sequencing of initiativesWork with implementation teams to track progress and gather key metrics for successProvide reporting structure and dashboard for tracking overall success of the program and across the various initiatives and workstreamsImplement feedback loop to ensure all key stakeholders and program participants are kept alignedEnsure alignment with Microsoft, utilizing any programs or engagements to expedite growth through our existing agreementProvide a consistent structure for change management across the various groupsDevelop project goals, objectives, approach, and scope through negotiation and diplomacy that result in a well-defined, well-sponsored project.Develop work plans and timelines to meet project goals.Contribute to the development of IT strategies and solutions that align with Information Systems standards and strategic directions.Contribute to the development of capital and operating funding requirements associated with a project. Manage a project within its budget.Work independently but recognize when the involvement of senior management is required.Plan, manage and oversee projects, using recognized project management methods including: Definition of project scope and objectivesManagement and status reporting toolsFeasibility and cost benefit studiesRequirements definition (functional and/or technical) System testing/quality assuranceTrainingImplementationPost-implementation/on-going support Project administrative activitiesDocumentation Manage projects within the context of the larger environment including competing priorities, staffing levels, and budgetary concerns. Provide appropriate and timely problem escalation (including potential solutions where applicable) to both Information Systems management, project steering committees, and executive management.Provide on-going project status reports to Information Systems management, user groups, project steering committee and executive hospital management.Establish and create a positive project environment through leadership and mentoring.Provide quality customer service, providing on-going communication, feedback and follow-through with customers and executive management.Use/s the the client values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 5 years of experienceEducation: High School skills: Project ManagementModern WorkplaceOffice 365MS OfficeSharePointProject Management Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. 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