Project Manager (12 Month Contract)IntroductionReference : PE006181-Liesl-1Key requirements are solid experience in managing Agile IT Application development projects and strong interpersonal skills.
Proven performance record in managing Financial / Life Insurance related application development projects (Non negotiable).
DescriptionQualifications / RequirementsGrade 12Relevant IT or Project Management qualification. >
8 years of experience in managing multi-million rand projects or programs reporting into CIO'sApplicable experience in managing outsourced application development projects in a multi-
vendor environmentProven performance record in managing Financial / Life Insurance related application development projects Solid experience in Business Case Development and estimationsSolid experience in applying the Agile methodology Project Management Knowledge Principles of Project ManagementProject Management methodologiesProject Life CycleProject Management ToolsProject Planning and Control techniques Good understanding of IT development and SDLC processesResource ManagementFinancial ManagementBusiness Case DevelopmentSound understanding of the RFP / RFI processContract & Vendor Management Results Driven -
Ability to deliver results in a matrix managed environment by gaining the confidence and trust of the various stakeholdersLeadership -
the ability to motivate and lead a multi-skilled teamAnalytical thinkingInfluencing skillsProactive planning & influencingRelationship building & Communication skillsConflict handlingFacilitation skillsPassion for problem solving & issue resolution Core OutputsFacilitate process for Business Case development and approvalEnsure alignment between approved Business Case & project deliveryDefine & manage the project in accordance with the PM methodology, governance & standardsAccountable for resource contracting and optimal utilisationEffective Risk, Issue, Actions, Budget & Dependency managementSmooth transition from project implementation to ongoing BAU Support & MaintenanceAccountable for procurement process, vendor contracting & delivery management in accordance to contractual agreementsEffective utilization of project management forums for reporting, escalation & decision making (Project-
Steercom- & Investment committee meetings)Facilitate prioritization process of scope items across multiple business entities based on : Available capacityBudget availabilityExpected business benefit realisationFormalise Change Management (scope, budget, timeline)Stakeholder management -
establish and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders