Technical Project Manager/Business Analyst
SlingShot Connections - Palo Alto, CA

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology related discipline required
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously, track the execution, regularly update project plans and documents and produce timely status reports
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with minimum of direction and accountability
  • Ability to establish effective, ongoing relationships with clients staff and management
  • Previous (5-7 years) experience in managing a wide variety of Information Technology projects, including experience in directing technical staff, team members and vendors.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred.
  • Expertise in documentation, presentation tools, and project management tools required.
  • Knowledge of business processes and systems to understand the impact of project decisions on business objectives.
  • Excellent skills in critical thinking and analysis, meeting facilitation, verbal and written communications, and interpersonal interactions
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Overview of position:
The Technical Project Manager is responsible for leading the planning and implementation of a project. This includes facilitating the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables as well as working with staff to identify project tasks and resource requirements. He or she also facilitates business process modeling and research efforts. Acts as a consultant and reviews all documents on the projects.

Responsibilities:
60% Technical Project Management

  • Work with project sponsors, external vendors and internal IT personnel to create and adhere to detailed project plans documenting: delivery, methodology, scope, requirements, detailed designs, schedules, resources, risks and effort ratings.
  • Fosters an environment conducive to delivery of high-quality software solutions and problem-free implementations using documented, repeatable best practices and procedures
  • Understand and complies with established department and IT standards and methodologies including, but is not limited to, financial, ITIL, security, audit, and configuration management
  • Coordinate projects (and resources assigned to the projects) as they move through the various phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Directs appropriate and timely written communications with all project team members, department managers, customers, and IT management throughout the life of the project, through effective use of project information reports, team meeting notes, project Gantt charts, risk registers, issue logs, cost data, etc.
  • Coordinate the review and approval of all significant project related information prior to release to the customer.
  • Facilitates the coordination of training logistics with business management
  • Facilitates the 'Lessons Learned' review. Identifies team members who should attend and facilitates the meeting
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date project-related documentation and provide progress reports as required.
  • Coordinate project review meetings with project sponsors and key stakeholders.
  • Displays working knowledge of differing types of projects (e.g. technology, vendor selection, business process)
  • Work to develop a full understanding of the company’s internal business processes, the programs supporting them and the database tables and fields used in the various business functions

40% Business Analyst

  • Manages business and IT interviews and performs analysis in order to create Business Cases for projects.
  • Manages Business Process Modeling sessions, acting as a documentarian, co-facilitator, facilitator, or subject matter expert in business knowledge sessions
  • Coordinates the root cause analysis in order to recommend product enhancements or other appropriate actions to improve productivity for both the business units and IT

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