Project Manager

  • location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $58 - $62 per hour
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Project Manager

job summary:
Looking for a project manager to assist with a major project from beginning to end.

location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
salary: $58 - 62 per hour
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors
Initiate/Planning Phase - 4 - 6 weeks depending upon project complexity at 100% allocation

- Project kick-off presentation

- Development engagement assessment and plan

- Detailed Solution Architecture, Blueprint and/or Context Diagram

- Release Plan - First Release

- Develop Risk and Issue register

- Walk through project charter, scope, and vision statements

- Hold weekly status meetings

- Review Transition plan to production support team

- Initial project set up in CA PPM Clarity: Develop detailed initiate phase WBS with team and milestones for the remaining phases ~ weeks

- Develop communication plan

- Conduct initial sprint planning

- Obtain and review SOWs as appropriate and include information in cost plan for payouts per deliverables

- Review financial information

- Coordinate creation of test strategy

Executing phase - Sprint Execution - PM works with scrum masters who run daily stand-up meetings but PM uses time to understand dependencies across projects and maintain an integrated plan. Facilities activities in a hybrid project situation. This phase of the project can take 50% to 100% of the PM's day depending upon the complexity of the project.

- Manage risk and issues

- Weekly project statuses and go to green plans as needed if the project is off track

- Update estimated time to complete tasks, cut new cost plans, and manage budget (review actuals and forecasts and take appropriate actions to keep project on budget)

- Develop deployment plans

- Plan next release

- Coordinate activities and communicate per communication plan

- Ensure require project assets are used, run phase gate meetings, and obtain approvals through the tool

- Coordinate deployment activities over deployment weekend and communicate status of deployment throughout weekend

- Run lessons learned

  • 3-6 years of experience
  • SDLC - 2-4 years
  • Recent experience (within the last 2 years) is defined as within the last 2 years.
  • Recent experience running agile projects
  • Experience with CA PPM (Clarity)
  • Experience with financial management of projects
  • Experience with managing projects using the software development lifecycle
  • Microsoft Suite

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.

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