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About the job Project Manager

Project Manager, Remote

Our client, based out of Owings Mills, MD, is seeking a Project Manager for a direct hire opportunity. 

Description

Managing internal and external expectations with open, transparent communication is the key to success. As a Project Manager, you will own the delivery of custom and SaaS solutions from inception through implementation and beyond. You will partner closely with our Senior Advisor to own the establishment, growth, and nurturing of relationships with our valued clients. Project managers are also expected to be highly organized business analysts, willing to help and support their team and clients in whatever way they can.

You will manage the team as well as project scope, cost, schedule, and risk. With an understanding of each client’s business goals, you will partner with the technical team and Senior Advisor to win trust and confidence as you build relationships.

Responsibilities

    • Schedule, plan, and facilitate effective client meetings
    • Engage clients to understand their business and business / project objectives
    • Advise clients on both risks and opportunities
    • Propose possible future engagements
    • Proactively encourage and deliver open dialogue and collaboration
    • Manage client expectations on solution to be delivered
    • Facilitate business analysis
    • Coordinate with Architect/Technical Team Lead to ensure quality of services provided
    • Manage Project Scope, Cost, Schedule, Resources, Change, Risks, Communication, and Stakeholders
    • Develop and document PM Deliverables such as Project Schedule, Project Tasks/Work Breakdown Structure (with team involvement), and Change Orders
    • Facilitate UAT with client and team
    • Plan and oversee execution of go-live/implementation
    • Lead teams to deliver successful projects

    Requirements

    • Project Management experience on projects developing and implementing software applications
    • Experience running engagements using MS Office Tools and project tracking applications such as MS Project | Azure DevOps | Jira | Confluence | Planner
    • Experience with taking an iterative approach to complete project-based work
    • PMI/Project Management Professional (PMP) certification – desired
    • Ability to:  understand business goals and solve business problems, multitask in a fast-paced environment, effectively set and manage client expectations, push back when necessary, raise your hand for help, be organized at all times, clearly define tasks and timelines within a given project, track, analyze, and modify tasks as needed, communicate status and provide positive feedback on delegation and design of projects, partner with team members and clients for successful outcomes

    Desired

    • Direct full life-cycle project management including creating SOWs with estimates, change orders, developing WBS and project plans, facilitating working sessions with the customer, monitoring task productivity, managing budgets, creating risk management plans, reporting status, managing user acceptance, managing deployments, managing project close
    • Experience managing many different projects simultaneously to deliver on time solutions to clients
    • Experience identifying and and pursuing new business opportunities while partnering with Senior Advisors to grow our engagement and partnership with our clients
    • Experience manage solution discovery efforts including business analysis/working sessions, documenting user stories and business process requirements, gathering and documenting technical requirements, and documenting future state systems using workflows and diagrams
    • Experience creating and managing PMO templates for many of the project lifecycle artifacts, e.g. estimate spreadsheets, status reports, change control, and project management plan
    • Experience documenting and executing Test Cases based on Use Cases and/or Functional Requirements
    • Experience facilitating meetings to support agile SDLC: Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up, Sprint Review / Demo, and Sprint Retrospective
    • Experience with Project Management in a Professional Services organization is desired

    Please Note:

    • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
    • No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please.
    • We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
    • $1000 Referral Bonus - www.aci.com.

    Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry’s leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.