Harvard University Senior Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42614BR
Business Title Senior Project Manager
School/Unit Harvard Business School
Location USA - MA - Boston
Job Function Information Technology
Time Status Full-time
Department HBS Information Technology
Salary Grade 058
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities The Senior Project Manager coordinates business change by leading one to several concurrent, complex, and highly impactful technology projects. Responsible for the overall direction and successful completion of these projects, the Senior Project Manager drives project ideation phases, navigates key stakeholder relationships, is an exceptional problem solver / decision maker, and works directly with project teams to achieve results. The Senior Project manager demonstrates mastery of project management processes, an ability to work in a highly complex technical landscape, and is a master communicator. Essential Responsibilities Able to lead and successfully deliver multiple (concurrent) high priority, complex software development and integration projects in an Agile environment.May be responsible for managing multiple HBS partner and IT relationships; able to develop deep relationships through trusting interactions.Able to take a project from ideation stage through delivery and transitioning to service operation; is able to clearly scope and define projects.Estimates projects using multiple techniques to arrive at realistic schedules. Clearly highlights methods used and assumptions made when communicating estimates.Delivers project results predictably; on time, on budget, and on quality.Maintains a deep understanding of the scope of work and is able to manage the project schedule; able to articulate how decisions may impact the schedule accordingly.Actively identifies and manages project risks, issues, and decisions. Is able to navigate a complex organization in order to facilitate the resolution of these.Manages project budgets; able to develop long range resource forecastsProvides consistent, timely, and well-crafted project progress status reporting and communicationsMentors others in project management and offers various problem-solving tools to guide people, processes and outcomes.
Basic Qualifications 6+ years project management experience in a professional environment with an advanced degree, or 8+ years of relevant experience in a professional environment with a Bachelor’s degree.Demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing projects through the entire life cycle, including project initiation/planning, estimating, and scheduling. Can quickly bring teams from project charters to realistic software release plans.3+ years Experience using key foundational project management tools; Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Suite, Jira (or other related Agile “board” planning tools)3+ years Experience facilitating effective program status reporting, performance reporting and project dashboards.
Additional Qualifications Desirable Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science or related area.PMI or Agile certifications preferred or advanced degree in Business, Computer Science or related area.2 – 3 years’ experience using agile software development methods.2 – 3 years’ experience introducing new project/program management methods and processes, and experience mentoring others.Ability to work independently with little direction or direct supervision.Demonstrates the following interpersonal attributes: Adaptable, flexible; uses grace & tact under pressure; unflappable when confronting challenges; resilient; positive outlook and "can-do" attitude; respectful & approachable style.Experience in working with vendors on contract proposals and managing vendor delivery on a project.Familiarity with key ITIL concepts or experience working in an IT organization utilizing IT Service Management as a core practice. Familiar with how projects interact with operational services and the necessary service transitioning steps on projects.Exceptional, yet flexible communication skills - can "take charge of the conference room" as well as lead two-way, trusting communications with technical project teams.Able to facilitate the development of use cases for more complex/higher impact situations – demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and processes related to requirements, functional design and scope management.
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