Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in IT project management or technical project management related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five or more years experience
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
The Project Manager provides project management for various IT projects, acting as the enabler, manager, and facilitator of the overlapping requests from the university’s internal customers. They provide leadership, oversight, coordination, and evaluation of internal customer’s changes to software/infrastructure. This position is responsible for several projects with a diverse range of scope and complexity. This includes the responsibility to direct the work of other project team members and for managing team activities to assure the best use of time and resources to meet project defined objectives and deliverables
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
*Performs standard project management activities, including create and maintain project plans, facilitate meetings and provide meeting minutes, manage action items and issues.
- Provides oversight for projects and all related activities, including quality assurance that requires directing the work of others and with some latitude on actions and decisions. Effectively applies project management methodology and enforces project standards.
- Determines, coordinates and works with respective areas to ensure effective management of resources (including staffing, software, hardware, and facilities) of projects, based on project specifications. Establishes a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline. Ensures tasks are performed and/or implemented to achieve the results of the project.
- Determines and ensures documentation of project team member roles based on project requirements, time frames and budget.
- Assists in defining skill sets (competencies) required for the project based on project specifications and requirements. Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
- Develops and assists leadership with the definition of projects and tracking of project status and issues.
- 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 exposures and risks of the project.
- Assists the project team and ITS in setting priorities and resolving issues.
Other duties as assigned
The Project Management Office (PMO) provides the framework governance processes for the selection and execution of Information Technology (IT) projects that align with University strategic objectives. It provides guidance and support for project management processes and methodologies to achieve expected business benefits while minimizing risk in a manner that is efficient, consistent and standardized.
The office provides an IT project management culture to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and with the expected results. The primary objective is to provide project management best practices, project transparency, standardization, and outreach services. Our goal is to strengthen project management methodologies already in place and introduce effective ways to improve project success by:
- Providing examples, templates and best practices
- Creating and reporting metrics that benefit project management planning and provide transparency to our customers.