Project Manager - Web Applications

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Our client is currently seeking an application development project manager to drive middleware rewrite and web page migration projects. Aside for standard PM functions such as project planning, resource management, budget management, and risk/issue tracking, the PM should have a fundamental understanding of development lifecycle, JAD sessions, requirements gathering, test planning, and production turnover. Position is contract with full benefits. Currently approved through the end of this year with potential to be extended.

The PM will manage developers on two medium sized efforts that include coding and process changes. The PM will report directly to the Manager, Information Technology Development.

Responsibilities
• Develop and manage project plans, issues lists, and implementation plans
• Ensure that requirements for sufficiently documented and signed off on
• Establish milestone targets to better set and communicate expectations
• Develop resource plans and work with functional managers to prioritize work
• Properly clarify, identify, and document task responsibility and expectations
• Manage project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals
• Assess and modify plans as priorities shift throughout the migration
• Provide weekly status and work forecasts
• Where applicable, work with management to secure funding to execute
• Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
• Build team coherence through leadership and effective communication

Position Requirements
• Ability to prioritize workload
• Ability to quickly get up to speed on projects that may already be underway
• Have a fundamental understanding of programming languages such as Java
• Ability to clearly articulate objectives and deliverables so that teams understand what is expected of them
• 5+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity
• Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project, Powerpoint
• Patience and adaptability with changes in scope and timelines
• Ability to drive and lead a dotted line organization. Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating
• Ability to identify key issues, escalate appropriately, and track to resolution
• Adaptable to existing process and tools while looking for ways to improve these to get the work completed

Work Conditions
• After hours and weekends may be required in order to meet project deadlines and to accommodate change windows
• Ability to be onsite during normal business hours