Project Management is the process of managing projects. You're probably thinking, ok, duh, but what does that actually entail? Project Managers are in charge of overseeing the full life cycle for a project, which involves the planning, managing of the budget, and overseeing of team members. They are there to troubleshoot problems and promote productivity.
Understand Technical and Business components of complex implementation projects
Break down projects into milestones, deliverables, and activities
Facilitate design, functional, budgetary, and delivery sign-offs with clients
Deliver quality agreed-upon products within committed timeframes
Managed scope and change rigorously
Leverage subject matter experts relentlessly to determine the optimal delivery approach
Skills You'll Need
Experience in project scheduling, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), Scrum management, business case writing, and budgeting.
Knowledge of the project life cycle, Kanban, and Agile software
Familiarity with SmartSheet, Gantt charts, JIRA, Trello, Confluence, Basecamp, Microsoft Project, and Pivotal Tracker.
Ability to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget and ensure resource availability and allocation
Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Strong strategic planning skills and business acumen
Solid understanding of software project management methodology, including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
Experience negotiating, with prioritization and conflict resolution know-how
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork
Ability to work on multiple projects and successfully manage multiple stakeholders
Strong knowledge of product development life cycles and delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components
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