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Project Manager

Posted 2 months ago

IT Project Manager
Contract to Hire
Hybrid schedule
Location: Scottsdale AZ 
Excellent Benefits 

Manages/oversees all aspects of multiple simultaneous fast-paced assigned projects with distributed teams.  
Designs and maintains project vision, project working standards, and agreements
• Develops project roadmap, release plan, resource allocation, funding request, communication plan, risks and issues management plan
• Manages project scope, budget, project burn charts, presentations to IT/Business, daily standup, agile ceremonies, backlog grooming, and retrospective sessions
• Implements Agile methodology using Rally
• Facilitates project meetings (all Agile meetings – Discovery Sessions, Iteration 0, Iteration Planning, Demo & Retrospective, Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming); completes project tracking/analysis reports
• Tracks, updates, and communicates project status in a proactive manner as it relates to project progress, budget/cost, resource utilization, change requests, issues, risks, and risk mitigation plans
• Interfaces with project stakeholders at all levels of management to ensure project priorities are aligned with business needs and expectations
• Ensures that appropriate project documentation and deliverables are clearly defined and delivered
• Mentors and Coaches Agile teams to ensure their adoption and successful use of Agile practices

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
• 5 years of progressive broad-based information systems and business experience
• 5 years of experience managing and delivering mission-critical, high-availability large and small IT development projects using structured project management and system development methodologies
• Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring teams while leveraging Agile methodologies, with strong focus on continuous improvement and developing self-organizing teams
• Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word
• Excellent leadership skills, team-focused with high energy and a positive attitude
• Strong analytical, estimating, and problem solving skills
• Ability to think strategically and develop tactical methods to achieve objectives and goals
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members, customers, and external groups, as well as working in a collaborative environment with geographically dispersed resources
• Broad experience in a variety of computing platforms, such as mainframe, client/server, web, cloud, and social media

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience:
• Certified Scrum Master or PMP (Project Management Professional) is a plus