Sr. Project Manager - Custom Development
Project Leadership Associates - Chicago, IL

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Our Software and Application Development group is looking to ad to our Project Management team. Ideally, we would like someone who has a multi-system development and customization background. Working in an agile development methodology environment is ideal. This role will work in a consultative capacity and work with both on shore and off shore resources and partners.

This position will be responsible for the following:
9+ years of experience as a technical project manager with Custom Application Development background/experience.

Experience in managing multiple projects, in a matrix management scenario.

Prior work experience as a senior developer or architect is desirable.

Strong background and knowledge of Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and it’s appropriate implementation in a wide variety of environments in the mid-market.

Manage architects and developers in a very technical environment.

Has prior hands-on experience and/or strong familiarity with the Custom Application Development projects.

Must have managed and been involved in selling Custom Application Development solutions to prospective clients.

Has a well-defined understanding of the pros and cons around SharePoint solutions

Ensures project scope and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

Ensures that the developed solution successfully passes through assigned quality gates from requirement, through design/architecture, development and deployment.

Experience in client and employee retention to ensure repeat business for the group and other practice groups within the firm.

Work well and foster positive working relationships with other practice groups within the organization.

Experience in managing offshore development – cultural familiarity, etc. will be a big plus.

Participates in presales, proposal development, solution cost and timeline estimation and other sales support activities related to SharePoint projects.

Works well with highly technical personnel in a multi-cultural environment. Ensures proper management of personnel schedules and commitments

Tracks customer satisfactions on a continuous basis throughout the project. Participates on weekly status meetings with clients ensuring project, budgetary, and delivery expectations are consistently maintained throughout the project.

Develops project plans and maintains project documentations of all assigned projects.

Ensures successful project completion within assigned timelines and budgets. Maintains budget control and keeps client informed on the same throughout the project.

Set proper client expectation. Continuously ensure solution deployment, project schedules and personnel performance meets the client expectations.

Experience working in a fast paced and demanding work environment.

Experience working on projects in SharePoint, .NET, Java, Web Apps, or other Enterprise level systems heavily preferred.

PLA is an equal opportunity employer.

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