The role of the IT Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of assigned team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The IT Project Manager will define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the project’s life cycle.
Strategy & Planning
Define IT project scope, goals and deliverables that support organizational goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Effectively communicate IT project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Set and continually manage IT project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
Plan and schedule IT project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
Track IT project milestones and deliverables.
Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
Define IT project success criteria.
Conduct IT project lessons learned and create recommendations in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
Employ best practices and tools for IT project execution and management.
Acquisition & Deployment
Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve IT project goals.
Draft and submit budget proposals and recommend follow-on budget changes as needed.
As needed, work with other work managers in creating project teams with right skills and experiences.
Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitment requests during the IT project life cycle.
Direct and manage IT project development from beginning to end.
Develop full-scale IT project plans and communications documents.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
Proactively manage changes in IT project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise IT project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
Knowledge & Experience
5+ years direct work experience in a IT project management capacity, including all aspects of project management processes and execution.
Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project Client, or Excel based work breakdown structures.
Familiar with DevOps and/or DevSecOps concepts and implementations.
3-5 years’ experience with IT infrastructure and/or business application development projects.
Solid working knowledge of current project management methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Kanban.
Demonstrated experience in managing people and teams of people.
Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Visio
Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor’s degree in the field of project management, business, communications, or general management highly desired, a University or College degree/diploma is required to start. Certification(s) in project management are highly desired, such as PMI PMP, PRINCE2.
Certification(s) in ITIL are highly desired.
Cyber security and risk management framework related certifications highly desired.
Minimum of active DoD Secret Clearance and willingness to maintain clearance or obtain higher security clearance and access levels.
Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Reacts to IT project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
Flexible during times of change.
Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
Customer service skills an asset.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Overtime may be required in meet project deadlines.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
Some travel, including International travel with valid passport, may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
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