Project Manager

Pretoria

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Job Description

Derivco Pretoria are looking for a Project Manager to join their dynamic team. They will need to manage the work of staff allocated to relevant projects and work with internal & external clients. They have overall responsibility for planning & managing medium to large sized projects.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Aligning performance for success
  • Building strategic working relationships
  • Displays Company Values
  • Effectively communicates time frames, milestones and expected results for assigned work.
  • Gathers appropriate information in order to review progress and provide feedback.
  • Meets with others to review the results of assigned work.
  • Builds support for preferred alternatives.
  • Constructively addresses emotions and conflict.
  • Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Engages in mutual problemsolving by brainstorming alternative positions or approaches and evaluating them fairly and openly.
  • Explores all parties’ needs, concerns, and initial positions, including own.
  • Facilitates agreement through a give-and-take process that recognizes each party’s core needs.
  • Awaits project prioritisation and authorisation
  • Collates and Lists all project risks, issues and dependency reports, in the agreed manner with relevant stakeholders,
  • Contains/manages the project scope as defined and agreed
  • Develops a project plan based in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders and team members.
  • Effectively generates a detailed project schedule showing tasks, milestones and identified (via relevant Team Lead and BA) resource
  • Assists with the documentation and communication processes improvement initiatives.
  • Assists with the implementation and monitoring of the process
  • Discusses any new developments and or techniques tried or researched on the project with his/her peers
  • Incorporates new processes into project plans and schedules.
  • All risks, issues and dependencies are raised in agreed manner and forum
  • Arranges and attends all regular project team workgroups and communication sessions to discuss Project progress and updates
  • Ensures that all issues, risks and dependencies are reviewed and followed up repeatedly until resolved
  • Ensures that the project timelines are managed effectively
  • Ensures the required or prescribed standards are adhered to for both QA and Technical Teams by arranging appropriate reviews and or peer reviews
  • Escalation of Issues/Risks when senior management if intervention is required
  • Maintains the morale of the project team throughout the project life.
  • Proactively Monitors and Manages the risk, escalates if necessary.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for external departments i.e. Product, Art, IT, Service Management, CIR, Training, Testing, for all issues regarding a project
  • Takes appropriate corrective action to ensure that the project schedule, functionality and quality criteria are being met

Required Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Relevant qualification/ certification
  • 3 years project management experience within a Software &/ IT environment.
  • Manage non-complex projects/ assists senior PM with complex  projects

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