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Project Management

The Project Management Office is responsible for properly assessing the business requirements of Novare Technologies’ solutions and service offerings to its clients, and the timely, accurate, and cost-effective delivery of the same.

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Project Manager
Novare Technologies’ Project Managers is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of all activities of medium to large scale projects while ensuring consistency with the company strategy, commitments and goals. The Project Managers work closely with the internal and external project teams, stakeholders, and with external consultants to ensure the successful delivery of all project engagements.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk on project.
  • Tracks and reports team hours on a weekly basis.
  • Manages all meetings of the working group.
  • Serves as the primary contact and ensure appropriate liaison with the project sponsor(s), Stakeholders, and Team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by my manager/management from time to time.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
  • Effectively applies PM methodology and enforces project standards.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Identifies business development and “add-on” sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project.

 

Job Competencies

  • College graduate, any IT-related course i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, IT or equivalent experience
  • More than one year to three years in the practice of IT project management
  • Technical/ Functional Skills
    • Project management
      • Familiar with generally accepted PM principles. Tools of the trade include Work Breakdown Structures, Gantt Charts, PM Plans, and Sign of forms for each project phase. The use of PM software is mandatory in this age of software development, thus, knowledge of software like MS Project, Open Workbench, or OpenProj is critical.
    • Industry and product knowledge
      • Be able to have at least a working knowledge of the product and technologies around it. Knowing the product will allow the PM to identify dependencies for the successful implementation of the product and proper organization of the project team. The PM must be able to relate the project lifecycle to the business process of the customer.
  • Non-technical and non-functional
    • Analytical problem solving
      • Ability to identify potential issues & problems and propose solutions with considerations on timeline, effectiveness and practicality in addressing client needs.
    • Client management
      • Be able to establish effective working relationship with clients, values internal and external clients and respond to their needs as they arise and always use good judgment in what and how to communicate with clients.
    • Communication skills
      • Effectively communicates relevant information to superiors and peers. Delivers engaging, informative and well organized presentations and business correspondence.
    • Leadership
      • Pursues excellence in all aspects of business. The PM must reflect a strong work ethic that inspires stakeholders to emulate his example, especially those within the same organization as the PM.
  • Behavior/ Attitudes. Refers to the values, behavior, and attitudes expected to manifest during the course of work in terms of work complexity, interpersonal relationships, and work pressure.
  • Teamwork
    • The PM must be capable of understanding individual strengths, weaknesses, preferences, motivations of stakeholders and adjusting his approach to individuals in order to get the most amount of cooperation. The PM must also recognize his own imitations and recognize team members whom he can delegate to.
  • Sense of urgency
    • The PM must be the driving force for projects to move for ward, as such, he must convey a sense of urgency and ensure that stakeholders share this same understanding. The PM must adopt an “as soon as possible” attitude in getting things done without being too dictatorial.
  • Inquisitiveness and being proactive
    • Not all projects can be handled in a straightforward manner. There are scenarios that need to be considered, risks to be weighed, and new technologies to learn. The PM must have the capability to broaden his technical knowledge to be able to make recommendations or make decisions effectively.
  • Self-motivation
    • The PM must require minimal super vision from his manager. He should be able to make decisions and take the initiative when projects need to be pushed through challenges.
    • Open-mindedness
      • The PM must be open to learning new things or considering the opinions of others.
Business Analyst
Novare Technologies’ Business Analysts work as a liaison between the company and its stakeholders. They are a vital part of the team, making recommendations to the final output and presenting their work to senior client executives. The Business Analysts fully understand the business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and they are always able to recommend solutions that enable the company’s clients to achieve their goals. With Novare, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience across industries. You too will gain maturity and confidence in your cross-cultural interactions as project engagements can cross borders.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand client organization’s direction, structure and competitive position
  • Analyze client organization’s industry and competitive position.
  • Document and analyze required information and data.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations.
  • Assist in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules
  • Develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas.
  • Support quality assurance efforts and assemble documentation for QA.
  • Prepares and conducts client presentations and training.

 

Job Competencies

  • College graduate – Bachelors Degree in any related IT course (Computer Science, Engineering, MIT etc.) or equivalent work experience
  • More than 4 years relevant work experience
  • Technical/ Functional Skills. Refers to the skills directly required for the competent performance of the job.
    • Possesses understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design.
    • Proficient in business analysis related tasks and knowledge areas.
    • Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
  • Non-Technical/ Non-Functional Skills. Refers to the skills that may support the completion of duties and responsibilities.
    • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
    • Exhibits confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
    • Delivers informative, well-organized presentations
  • Behavior/ Attitudes. Refers to the values, behavior, and attitudes expected to manifest during the course of work in terms of work complexity, interpersonal relationships, and work pressure.
    • Leadership
      • Generates enthusiasm among team members.
      • Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.
      • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.
      • Manages the process of innovative change.
    • Teamwork
      • Facilitates effective team interaction.
      • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member’s contributions.
    • Client Management
      • Develops relationships with client personnel that foster client ties.
      • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management.
      • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
      • Manages client expectations effectively
Software Quality Assurance Analyst
Novare Technologies’ Software Quality Assurance Analysts are responsible for thoroughly reviewing the software requirements, system specifications, software architecture, and database structure of the projects done for the company’s clients. The Software Quality Assurance Analysts at Novare also establish meticulous Test Plans and Test Cases, and they also conduct Software Testing in order to ensure that Novare’s products and services are of topnotch quality indeed. Position holders should have hawk’s eyes to isolate defects.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collects and organizes information required for preparation of Test Plans and Test Cases/Scripts, user’s manuals, training materials, installation guides and reports.
  • Prepares Test Cases which are used for system and user acceptance testing.
  • Conducts functional, usability, regression, stress and full cycle testing of software applications/products.
  • Monitors and coordinates bug tracking activities with the Software Development Group.
  • Coordinates with the PMs, BAs and TMs to ensure that all software products for commercial and internal release have passed the QA and QC standards set by the company.
  • Coordinates printing and production of document deliverables.
  • Designs document templates.
  • Participates in official PMO activities.

 

Job Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in any IT related course (i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, IT) or equivalent work experience
  • More than one year to three years relevant work experience
  • Technical/ Functional Skills. Refers to the skills directly required for the competent performance of the job.
    • Quality Assurance Skills – Assures that the standards, processes and procedures are appropriate for the project and are correctly implemented
    • Quality Control Skills – checks that the project follows its standards processes, and procedures, and that the project produces the required internal and external (deliverable) products.
    • Tech savvy (internet, databases, software applications)
    • Knowledge of QA/Test tools
  • Non-Technical/ Non-Functional Skills. Refers to the skills that may support the completion of duties and responsibilities.
    • Effective Communication skills
    • Analytical Problem Solving Skills
  • Behavior/ Attitudes. Refers to the values, behavior, and attitudes expected to manifest during the course of work in terms of work complexity, interpersonal relationships, and work pressure.
    • Teamwork
    • Sense of urgency
    • Thinking out of the box
    • Innovation through research
    • Perseverance