Project Manager at Honda, Bracknell, £Contract Rate
Jan 16, 2020
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. The scope of work changes from tactical to strategic, while the scope of initiatives broadens from IT-intensive projects to enterprise-wide business and IT initiatives. These projects can be both software development projects and infrastructure implementation projects.
Experience of Agile and Waterfall project delivery
Plan, direct and coordinate activities of departmental technology projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters
Ensures that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives
Assures requirements are met as put forward by the PMO regarding project methodologies, gates, documentation, reporting etc.
Works closely with the assigned user community (and through business technologists) to determine how technology might assist in addressing its needs, and then translates these needs into system requirements and design specifications
Keep close contact with key end-user representatives directly or through account managers to ensure technologies are providing valuable information-sharing capabilities to customers.
Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available departmental resources to various project phases.
Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. Monitor progress against plan.
Work closely with end users, business technologists and others to understand and prioritize business goals and information needs, and then develop system requirements and design specifications; direct efforts to refine conceptual systems design requirements into the technical design.
Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle.
Projects delivered on committed date
Projects delivered within budget
Projects delivered according to scope and (functional and non-functional) requirements
Projects with formal release approval / cancelled prior to implementation
Projects that adhere to a common / standardized delivery methodology and defined estimating model and have agreed project/quality/risk plans
Time allocation (Project Mgt / Analyze / Design / Build / Test / Deploy; Direct / Value-add / Administrative)
Qualifications, skills and experience required/desirable:
Ability to manage internal and external development projects from inception to successful implementation
Solid understanding of the software development process, including requirement gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies and deployment management
Strong analysis, design and implementation experience with technologies
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
Skill in conceptualizing creative solutions, as well as documenting them and presenting/selling them to senior management
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations
Ability to communicate needs and schedules to IT and clients, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered to
Solid project management skills with ability to multitask and manage multiple small to large projects in a cross-functional environment
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff and to apply skills and techniques to solve dynamic problems
Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levels
Ability to operate under a dual reporting relationship (IT, customers)
Experience of delivering projects in an agile, waterfall and hybrid approach.
Some form of technical background; ability to follow technical discussions and make judgements based on input from technical specialists
Experience of software development and/or experience of managing software development suppliers
Solid understanding of current Digital technologies
Understanding of how to leverage business applications for competitive advantage
Technical proficiency in hardware and systems software, as well as experience implementing packages and working with vendors
Ability to develop and deliver projects using leading-edge technology
Ability to blend creative, problem-solving and technical skills for refining existing theories or developing new system approaches to seize opportunities and sustain business success
Aptitude for managing from idea to project as well as project to delivery
Able to communicate with ease to a range of stakeholders
Self-starter able to operate independently
Takes ownership of delivering the business outcomes desired and does whats needed rather than taking a fixed view of their role.
Inquisitive, likes new ideas and new technologies.
Organised. Meticulous. Pragmatic. Empathetic.
Honda is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda 's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.
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