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Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager - PMO

Seattle
Contract
Redtech is helping our client with a Contractor search for a Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager - PMO.
 

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER/BUSINESS ANALYST, PMO CONTRACT CONSULTANT

 

Location – 100% remote, but only considering WA state candidates

Duration - 6-month contract with potential contract to hire

Schedule - Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30 pm (or similar, with some flexibility

Equipment – Client laptop will be provided.

Background check - Criminal Justice fingerprint, background and reference check.

Vacination requirements- *May need to meet state COVID related vaccine or other requirements at some point

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

This role is responsible for project managing complex technology projects within the Project Management Office (PMO) that tend to be enterprise wide with multiple internal and sometimes external stakeholders. They manage and collaborate on all stages of the project, produce artifacts (such as project charter etc.), schedule and facilitate meetings, provide status reports, and will take on some of the action items to move the project to a successful completion. Working in a lead role or as part of a team, implements and continually improves complex business systems, either custom developed or commercial, configurable off-the-shelf. The role works with customer departments to analyze identified deficiencies or desired changes and help identify options to improve with related benefits, costs, and risks. Will work with the PMO manager and senior project managers to ensure projects move forward, maintain standards and processes that align with culture and values.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• • Lead technology projects from planning through closing using CLIENT standards, templates, processes, and procedures based on PMI methodology.

• • Communicate with the PMO, project teams, provide status reports, and track projects through the phases

• • Facilitates Business Case development/ feasibility studies for new initiatives.

• • Identifies business benefits desired, options to achieve them and associated costs/risks of each.

• • Elicits and documents Requirements in support of new system implementation or system changes/improvements.

• • Uses a variety of methods to gather and organize requirements, using judgment to select best methods depending on specific project needs including JAD, use cases, etc.

• • Performs analysis to identify options, documents options and related benefits/risks/costs/ trade-offs to inform business decisions.

• • Performs analysis to identify options, documents options and related benefits/risks/costs/ trade-offs to inform business decisions.

• • Configures complex business applications to meet requirements.

• • Participate in PMO team meetings, training, and activities

• • Attend/facilitate meetings and project work

• • Other related duties/activities as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• • Industry standards and best practices for Project Management methodology, including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK)

• • High level understanding of standard IT business functions that support ongoing operations as well as new functionality

• • Knowledge of and experience with complex business application structures and functions.

• • Quality Management and Business Process Improvement techniques

• • Standard IT and Business analysis techniques

• • Standard office productivity tools (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

• • Very strong facilitation skill with solid 'toolkit' of facilitation techniques

• • Resource needs identification, selection, assignment, and management

• • Scheduling and use of scheduling tools

• • Risk and issue identification and management

• • Change management

• • Vendor/contract management

• • Scope identification and management

• • Very strong customer focus

• • Communicates effectively with all levels and types of stakeholders and project team members including Executive Management, technical project staff and business staff. Able to tailor communications appropriately to the intended audience

• • Able to maintain appropriate discretion, tact and confidentiality when dealing with potentially sensitive information. Understanding of communication concerns specific to doing project work in a Public Agency (FERPA, etc.)

• • Creates project team environments that allow appropriate empowerment to maximize productivity and effective team collaboration

• • Assesses a situation and identifies best facilitation method to use including minimum appropriate participation, method of eliciting input/feedback and managing through to a decision or agreement

 

ALIGN WITH THE PMO CORE VALUES:

• • Leadership- Be Empowering: Inspire and help others to grow, succeed, and lead.

• • Integrity- Be Committed: Set high standards for your behavior and stick to them even in difficult situations. Stand up for what you believe.

• • Respect- Be Culturally Responsive: Support everyone's worth, dignity, and contribution, regardless of background, abilities, or beliefs

• • Responsibility- Be Helpful: Understand and advance the group's positive goals. Freely contribute hard work and support to reach the team's goals.

 

EDUCATION:

• • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, or other related area; or years of project management experience may be substituted for the educational requirement with a PMP certification.

 

YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

• Eight or more years of project management experience.

• Two or more years as a senior project manager with full project leadership.

• Two or more years of business analyst experience. Experience could be substituted for formal training/certification. See below.

• Six or more years of experience successfully managing technology-based projects from initiation to closure.

• Experience within a K-12 or other educational environment is highly desired.

 

DESIRED CERTIFICATION:

• • Certificate in Project Management; PMP Certification is highly desired

• • CBAP, CCBA or other Business Analysis certification