IT Project Manager (Software)

IT Project Manager (Software)

Job Title: IT Project Manager (Software)
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 650000.00
Reference: JN -012017-7388
Job Published: March 20, 2017 09:39

Job Description

An opportunity exists for a Project Manager to work within a growing financial services organisation. The role requires an individual with IT project management experience particularly on software development projects using the agile methodology. The individual will assist in embedding agile practices and establishing the project management office competency within the organisation. 

Key Responsibilities 
Overall project management responsibilities:  
 To ensure that client objectives are met and that deliverables are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards  
 Working with clients to define project goals and to establish the overall success criteria for projects, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters  
 Ensure the alignment of projects with the clients' overall business goals  
 Developing the project execution plan  
 Identifying and implement tools and systems to proactively maintain project governance in accordance with an agreed project execution plan  
 Coordinating, controlling and directing the activities of all staff and project team members to ensure the project success criteria are met  
 Monitoring and applying performance management techniques  
 Respond promptly and efficiently to the clients' needs, changes and requests within the context of the project  
 Managing the project change control process, including the implementation of change control procedures  
 Monitoring and advising upon project finances   
 Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications  
 Ensuring the project teams comply with these agreed systems and procedures  
 Preparing formal project progress and other reports in order to provide timely and accurate project information and status updates to all stakeholders  
 Taking a leading role in interfacing with clients and other team members, at all project stages  

Agile specific responsibilities:  
• Runs daily, weekly and monthly agile rituals efficiently and strictly  
• Tracks work progress to identify blockages and developer divergence from allocated tasks  
• Blocks Business, Operational Staff and Product owners from interference with Development Structure  
• Polices channels for submission of development work requests  
• Implements structure changes and strategy that are generated by agile retrospectives  
• High velocity communicator – making sure that all information regarding changes in scope, delays & other detrimental events are communicated to those involved with the piece of work as soon as they arise 
• Blocks stories that do not contain the right level of detail from entering the Dev Structure  
• Blocks changes to work once in development without following the proper re-evaluation process  
• Removes blockers with extreme prejudice when raised by development team 

Minimum Requirements 
• Proven experience as a Project Manager, preferably for at least 3 years, including being responsible for implementation of projects, facilitating projects and related workshops and effectively communicating with all project stakeholders.  
• Proven experience facilitating a project across multiple divisions within an organisation.  
• PMBOK or Prince2 experience advantageous 
• Agile/Scrum/Kanban experience preferable 
• Extensive understanding of IT software products / development  

• SDLC and Implementation experience  
• Experience in testing and QA environments  
• Experience in the Financial Services Industry  
• Must be competent in workshop facilitation techniques  
• IT Qualification equivalent to a BTech or BCom.  

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