Project Manager/ Senior

Type: Contract | Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Understanding agency mission, vision, goals, user groups, business processes and workflows, and how OTC supports the business units.
• Setup new PMO Site for IDOH. Details all projects under development, maintenance and resource allocation.
• Lead and manage multiple medium to large OTC project initiatives forward in a timely, efficient and effective manner to meet the agency's strategic goals for the system as prioritized and established by the system's product management framework.
• Updates PMO templates and process as needed; will be considered a major contributor to the overall PMO process.
• Mentor junior project managers.
• Ensures that projects have scope defined in Project Charter/Framing documents, and project team utilizes current systems development life cycle (SDLC) and IT governance policies and procedures;
• Coordinates, drives and monitors activities of all parties involved to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and meets quality standards;
• Creates, reviews and maintains project management plans, charters, schedules, communication matrixes, risk/issue logs and lessons learned documentation at a minimum;
• Ensures users and project team members roles and responsibilities on the project are defined;
• Tracks projects using current IDOH PMO tools and reports data to team and management.
• Communicates project status to appropriate management and stakeholders and addresses cost/schedule/quality issues in a timely manner;
• Effectively leverage in-house and vendor development teams and business resources to achieve high quality, timely product releases properly aligned to the organization's strategy and end user needs;
• Ensure software requirements, architecture, and processes are fully documented throughout the projects;
• Work effectively with assigned resources and vendors to ensure completion of projects on time and on budget;
• Proactively manage project risks and issues – identify and mitigate throughout project lifescycle;
• Manage and maintain project plans that communicate tasks, milestones, status updates, and resource allocation;
• Utilizes lessons learned to continually improve the governance and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) policies and procedures;
• Prepares for and facilitates meetings;
• Ensures the project delivery of software meets with stakeholder approval and quality assurance audits;
• Mentors and provides guidance to other Project Managers on PMO;
• Train staff on governance policies or PM procedures;
• May participate or lead vendor procurements and RFI/RFP’s;
• Creates and maintains strong relationships across all levels of the organization; maintaining a team atmosphere and work environment to promote project work productivity;
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
• Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft products: Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Project, and Visio;
• Thorough knowledge and experience of PMBOK project management practices including cost management, benefit analysis, risk management, timeline estimation, resource management and change control;
• Strong understanding and experience of SDLC and IT governance methodologies, tools and approaches to successful project implementations; including Agile and Waterfall software development methodologies and project management principles.
• Ability to lead, motivate, encourage and influence others to perform;
• Ability to analyze, produce solutions and solve project issues;
• Ability to build and maintain relationships across business groups;
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• PMP Certification required

Experience Required:
• 10-15 years of project management experience using both agile and waterfall methodologies
• Experience creating and updating PMO templates and process
• Mentoring junior PMs