Federal - Project Manager
Accenture - Washington, DC

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services Location: Washington DC Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. With 4,000 dedicated US employees, Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results. Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Every cabinet level agency in the United States-and 20 of the country's largest federal government agencies-have worked with Accenture Federal Services to achieve outcomes and move toward high performance. Join us and you can help our federal clients achieve what matters most, powering the services that touch the nation every day. Responsibilities: Manage the program/project from scoping and requirements through deploy for an end-to-end project or specific area of a project (e.g. build or test) Proactively manage and monitor execution of deliverables and status in an effective manner Understand the fundamental solution being developed/deployed - its business value, blueprint, how it fits with the overall architecture or business operations, risks, etc. Ensure that internal and external project resources with appropriate skill sets are provided Escalate issues to management which cannot be resolved at the program/project level Ensure resolution of cross segment/team project issues, risks, and/or conflicts Manage critical path, dependencies, contingency and overall budget performance (e.g. Estimate At Completion (EAC) vs. budget) Proactively eliminate critical path road blocks to help ensure successful delivery of the solution Take steps to proactively mitigate project risk as defined/required in project plan Ensure stakeholders clearly understand what risks will or will not be mitigated Ensure project members effectively manage dependencies, budgets, and schedule Ensure the project stakeholders' expectations are understood and managed Report and manage overall project/release status back to the project sponsor and stakeholders Take responsibility for end-to-end solution delivery, ensuring timely delivery of high quality project deliverables through effective team communications and focus on quality Validate that proper deliverable and phase stage containment is occurring where required, e.g., signoffs are scheduled and completed, dependent deliverables are completed, phase plans are completed and agreed to by project leads before the phase starts Manage all change requests, validate all budget/schedule impacts, obtain the stakeholders' commitment, and communicate approved changes to all teams Ensure peer and/or quality reviews are completed for each project and address findings with project team Review and be responsible for the overall development and integration of requirements Define the project iteration strategy. Manage and evaluate iterations Ensure that all requirements, project plans, and changes to commitment are communicated to all affected team members Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations Manage relationships with all suppliers and subcontractors. Monitor their progress and adherence to the contract Ensure that the project team follows all quality assurance processes, including periodic reviews and transitions Participate in quality management reviews Ensure that the project's assigned portion of the business case planned value is delivered Proactively assign work and provide instructions, advice and technical/business leadership and guidance to project staff; review work in progress in a timely manner and assess completed work for accuracy, required results and quality Continually improve program/project productivity Develop program/project/phase plans and estimates through negotiations with the project sponsor, key stakeholders, and/or client as required Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Minimum 6 years of systems engineering and/or integration experience Bachelors degree Minimum 3 years of project management experience Minimum 2 years of managing 5+ people Preferred Skills: Proficient in MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project PMP Certified SharePoint advanced User and moderate experience as an administrator This role requires U.S. Citizenship due to client clearance requirements. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa. Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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