Project Manager
derivco
Pretoria
53d ago

Job Description

Purpose of the position :

Manages the work of staff allocated to relevant projects and works with internal & external clients. Has overall responsibility for planning & managing medium to large sized projects.

Key areas of responsibility :

  • Aligning performance for success.
  • Building strategic working relationships.
  • Displays Company Values.
  • Effectively communicates time frames, milestones and expected results for assigned work.
  • Gathers appropriate information in order to review progress and provide feedback.
  • Meets with others to review the results of assigned work.
  • Builds support for preferred alternatives.
  • Constructively addresses emotions and conflict.
  • Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Engages in mutual problemsolving by brainstorming alternative positions or approaches and evaluating them fairly and openly.
  • Explores all parties’ needs, concerns, and initial positions, including own.
  • Facilitates agreement through a give-and-take process that recognizes each party’s core needs.
  • Awaits project prioritisation and authorization.
  • Collates and Lists all project risks, issues and dependency reports, in the agreed manner with relevant stakeholders,
  • Contains / manages the project scope as defined and agreed.
  • Develops a project plan based in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders and team members.
  • Effectively generates a detailed project schedule showing tasks, milestones and identified (via relevant Team Lead and BA) resource.
  • Assists with the documentation and communication processes improvement initiatives.
  • Assists with the implementation and monitoring of the process.
  • Discusses any new developments and or techniques tried or researched on the project with his / her peers.
  • Incorporates new processes into project plans and schedules.
  • All risks, issues and dependencies are raised in agreed manner and forum.
  • Arranges and attends all regular project team workgroups and communication sessions to discuss Project progress and updates.
  • Ensures that all issues, risks and dependencies are reviewed and followed up repeatedly until resolved.
  • Ensures that the project timelines are managed effectively.
  • Ensures the required or prescribed standards are adhered to for both QA and Technical Teams by arranging appropriate reviews and or peer reviews.
  • Escalation of Issues / Risks when senior management if intervention is required.
  • Maintains the morale of the project team throughout the project life.
  • Proactively Monitors and Manages the risk, escalates if necessary.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for external departments i.e. Product, Art, IT, Service Management, CIR, Training, Testing, for all issues regarding a project.
  • Takes appropriate corrective action to ensure that the project schedule, functionality and quality criteria are being met.
  • Required Skills

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent
  • Agile experience an advantage
  • Excellent Communicator written and verbal
  • MS Project
  • EPM experience an advantage
  • Relevant tertiary qualification BSC / BCom / Business Diploma (3yrs) / Adv Management Diploma preferable
  • Experience in the end-to-end delivery of small to medium sized, low to medium complexity projects.
  • 3 years Project Management experience OR 2 years project management experience and 1 year relevant experience in a software or IT environment.
  • Basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or IT Delivery Cycle
  • Basic knowledge of software or IT project management.
  • Exposure to 1 or more PM Methodologies.
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