A Project Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all activities on a small to medium scale projects. This position reports to the Operations Head or Senior Project Manager. The Project Manager works closely with the internal and external project team with all project stakeholders and external Consultants to ensure successful implementation.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and
- 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.
- 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, Sign off 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.
- Nontechnical and nonfunctional
- 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.
- 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.
- Analytical problem solving
- 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.
- 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 pro-activeness
- 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.
- 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.
- The PM must be open to learning new things or considering the opinions of others.