Senior Project Manager
Istonish - Cheyenne, WY

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Istonish is a minority owned, privately-held, award-winning business enterprise, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices located in Texas, Minnesota, and Wyoming. When you join Istonish, you become a part of the team dedicated to delivering outstanding technical and customer service to our clients.
Our Public Sector Client located in Cheyenne, Wyoming has a requirement for a Senior Project Manager. The anticipated duration of this contract engagement is 1+ year. The Senior Project Manager must work on-site in Cheyenne, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays) and may require some travel.

Responsibilities:
Collaborate with consortium project managers and vendor project manager(s) to maintain a Project Charter and a Project Management Plan to include the following: Project Scope Statement, Change Control and Configuration Management Plan
Use standardized project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
Plan, direct, manage, schedule, develop, implement and maintain the project in cooperation with consortium project management team, key stakeholders and the vendor(s) to ensure successful solution for the State of Wyoming.
Track and monitor project budget/expenditures.
Identify and assign the necessary skills and resources needed to complete the project, and manage the project team in conjunction with the consortium.
Manage vendor contracts for delivering business and technical resources and product(s) in support of the project.
Produce and submit weekly status reports to Client's Stakeholders.
Produce and manage regular progress reports of activity to be provided to state PMO.
Participate as in the review of deliverables and perform other quality assurance activities, including variance to cost, schedule, scope, and quality.
Responsible for providing mitigation risk strategies
Measure and report project progress against the business and functional requirements traceability matrix.
Manage and develop process to conduct meetings with external participating agencies. This would include working with the agencies to train and educate them on the new process required.
Develop, conduct and manage meetings to inform external participating agencies about the new application.
Organize testing group sessions and locations for the contractor. Assist the contractor with training of external participating agencies to ensure they are educated on the new process and are able to utilize the Web portal.
Develop project Gantt tracking charts, which combine both contractors work plans, with clear deliverable and milestone

Skills Required:
Contractor must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Project Management. At least five (5) years of verifiable experience performing Project Management/Business Analyst functions in an Information Technology environment (including software, hardware, and network infrastructures). Preference will be given to candidates with a PMP certification.
Must have the ability and experience in planning, developing, executing and monitoring a large IT initiative.
Must have the ability to develop and build project teams from internal and external resources.
Must be well-versed in PMI project management practices, principles and Agile Project management Methodologies.
Must understand project management standards and have knowledge of project management tools like MS-Project, Excel and Word.
Must have the ability to assemble, analyze and evaluate data and to be able to make appropriate, well-reasoned and evidence based recommendations and decisions to support the business stakeholders and the project team.
Must maintain knowledge and expertise in best procurement practices.
Must be well-versed in all aspects of system/software development including SaaS model solutions, with an understanding of software, hardware, and network infrastructure as it relates to software development and deployment.
Provide expertise in administering the change management process and facilitating and resolving disruptions and project delays that involve the coordination of multiple product owners (states) and multiple vendors or solution providers.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to convey realistic project goals, objectives and requirements to all stakeholders.
Maintain and complete this project within budget and schedule.
Must be able to follow proper project closeout activities.

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