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IT Project Manager

Location : Kenosha, WI
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

  • Manage the overall planning, direction, coordination, execution, control and completion of assigned projects.

  • Provide strong, proactive and assertive leadership for assigned projects.

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables.

  • Become deeply engaged in and knowledgeable of the solutions being developed.

  • Define, orchestrate and manage the holistic project lifecycle, delivery cadence, release plan and sprint schedule.

  • Work closely with the business and solution analysts to define and refine project scope, product / project backlogs and release plans.

  • Oversee and lead the definition and creation of high-quality project / product backlogs, utilizing epics, features, user stories and task structures.

  • Plan, facilitate and champion effective Agile / Scrum ceremonies including backlog grooming, sprint planning, stand ups, sprint demos and retrospectives.

  • Coach, guide and mentor teams on Agile / Scrum practices and techniques.

  • Actively contribute to establishing and improving project management practices and delivery frameworks.

  • Develop detailed work plans, including work breakdown structures, project milestones, risk assessment / management plans, staffing needs, project timelines and budgets.

  • Facilitate the identification, scheduling and assignment of project activities, tasks and milestones.

  • Ensure established project delivery framework tasks, activities and deliverables are represented and accounted for in project plans and timelines.

  • Collaborate with IT leadership to assemble and manage project resources.

  • Actively monitor, track and manage project tasks, timelines, attainment of established milestones and overall quality of project activities and deliverables.

  • Establish and provide high-quality, informative written and verbal project communications, including weekly status, dashboards and project updates.

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical discipline.

  • 8+ years overall IT experience with significant experience in software development.

  • 5+ years experience managing software / application development projects.

  • 3+ years Agile / Scrum experience.

  • Experience with both traditional waterfall software development processes and Agile / Scrum methodologies.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and Office.

  • Experience managing projects with a variety of technologies, platforms and development languages (AS400, Java, .NET, etc.) a plus.

  • Experience with Atlassian / Jira / Confluence and TFS a plus.

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, activities and tasks under time constraints.

  • Ability to interface with executives and stakeholders regarding issues of project scope and status.

  • Ability to facilitate productive meetings and drive outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with minimal direction.

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