Are you seeking a visible and influential IT Programme Manager job role? My client is undergoing an exciting transformation and investing heavily within their IT domain and this role will play a critical role in that delivery.
Programme Manager, Prince2, Waterfall, Stakeholder Management
The Programme Manager is responsible for planning and managing projects and programmes of medium to significant complexity, including estimating, planning, execution, scheduling, and cost / budget development and tracking.
The portfolio of programmes / complex projects includes management of IT in Property & Estates / capital programme IT portfolio.
Programme Manager job role will manage projects with significant interdependencies with active projects or existing systems;
they may be required to manage and track interrelated projects as programs. Programme Managers work with Business Owners, Product Owners, and Solution Leaders to define the project's objectives and scope;
work across the IT organisation to acquire resources and form project teams; estimate project schedule and costs; manage the work of team members and third-
party contractors, consultants, and vendors, to deliver IT products according to plan, schedule, and budget.
Main Responsibilities :
Directs and manages projects from beginning to end. Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business and IT goals, in collaboration with business owners, product owners, and other stakeholders.
Works with Business Owner / Sponsor and Solution Leader and others as needed, to create a project charter, including the definition of completion criteria.
Develops labour estimates, cost estimates, schedules, milestones, deliverables, and overall plans for projects. Determines the human resources -
roles and skills - required to achieve project goals.
Provides leadership in forming the appropriate project team in order to meet the project's objectives.
Communicates a clear vision of the project's objectives, and leads the project team in achieving them.
Ensures that appropriate timing, resources, and sequencing of the work efforts are aligned to produce the desired results within the project schedule.
Ensures that project and product interdependencies within a programme of multiple projects (and across other business lines and programs) are considered and are tracked as projects are planned and executed.
Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear way.
Reviews quality of work and manages integration of team members' work.
Creates a positive environment for the project team including open, honest communication and a clear path to escalate risks and issues.
Facilitates fast and efficient decision-making required for progress on the project.
Coaches, mentors, motivates, and supervises project team members and contractors, and encourages them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
Tracks risks and issues in appropriate repositories and ensures their visibility to the people required to resolve them.
Escalates risks and issues as appropriate.
Monitors overall project progress and manages any changes in project scope. Tracks financial performance of the project, including actual to budget tracking for labour hours and dollars, operating costs, and capital costs.
Communicates project status, progress, and issues within the project team as well as to IT managers and staff, and to the business sponsor and business departments with involvement in the project.
Qualifications and experience :
PMP or Prince certified
Association for Project Management (APM), Project Management Institute (PMI) or Chartered Management Institute (CMI) certified
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Average 5+ years prior experience in Senior Project management / Programme Management
Managing large, complex IT / Systems Integration projects / programmes, including vendor / partner management
Commercial and contract experience
Demonstrable experience in managing IT projects
Managing programme deliveries
Experience in leading a programme management teams of 10+ staff
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