Software Project Manager

Software Project Manager

Job Title: Software Project Manager
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 750000.00
Reference: JN -052017-8483
Job Published: May 23, 2017 08:11

Job Description

  • Manage agreed entry criteria for the IT projects;

  • Responsible for compiling Business Case

  • Verify &; keep Business Case and project delivery aligned

  • Define & manage the execution of the project in accordance with the PM methodology, governance & standards

  • Plan the project identifying the Work Breakdown Structure & Milestones

  • Identify, allocate and contract the necessary resources

  • Manage project progress issues, dependencies & risks

  • Manage successful handover and project completion

  • Take ownership of procurement process, vendor contracting & Operational vendor management for the project

  • Organize & manage Project-, Steercom- & Investment committee meetings

  • Deliver project closure report & lessons learned

  • Manage project budget & costs

  • Formalise Change Management (scope, budget, timeline)

  • Stakeholder management

Minimuim Requirements 

1. Qualifications:

  • Grade 12

  • Relevant IT or Project Management qualification


2. Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in managing multi-million rand projects or programs reporting into CIOs

  • Vendor Management: Applicable experience in managing outsourced projects with IT vendors

  • Solid experience in Financial/Life Insurance related projects

  • Solid experience in Business Case Development with direct involvement on the estimation of costs

  • Experience in applying the Agile methodology will be a strong recommendation

3. Knowledge:

  • Project Management Knowledge w.r.t.:

  • Principles of Project Management

  • Project Management methodologies

    • Project Life Cycle

    • Project Management Tools

    • Project Planning and Control techniques 

  • Good understanding of IT development and SDLC processes

  • Familiarity with managing deliverables from multi-sourced teams

  • Resource Management

  • Budget Management

  • MS Project/Word/Powerpoint/Excel

  • Sound understanding of initiatives being managed as programs

  • Business Case Development

  • Sound understanding of the RFP/RFI process

  • Contracts & Vendor Management


  • Results Driven - Ability to deliver results in a matrix managed environment by gaining the confidence and trust of the various stakeholders

  • Leadership & the ability to motivate and lead a team

  • Analytical thinking

  • Conceptual thinking

  • Pro-activity and Initiative

  • Establishing and maintaining Relationships

  • Planning and organising

  • Conflict handling

  • Facilitation skills

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