Main Purpose of Role
To provide professional project management of the IT project portfolio, to deliver assigned initiatives / projects that directly implement or contribute to Cornerstone’s business objectives
In conjunction with the Lead IT Project Manager, to plan IT projects, ensuring resources are aligned and allocated accordingly, identifying any conflicts, risks or issues as appropriate.
To maintain alignment of the IT Project portfolio and work to ensure the portfolio is delivered to the agreed schedule.
To produce clear and achievable plans by ensuring the scope, objectives and resourcing requirements have been captured, thus gaining the support and buy in of all key stakeholders.
To create and maintain project plans against which the project is managed and measured. The ability to revise plans to accommodate changing needs of the business.
To manage the impact of change within the project and on the project plans in terms of scope, timescales, costs & quality ensuring that the impacts are clearly understood and sanctioned by key stakeholders.
Project Governance & Control
To provide clear and effective project governance by appropriate use of industry standard tools, and mediums such as meetings, one to ones and conference calls to regularly govern the project issues.
To proactively surface and record all project risks, issues and dependencies, subsequently managing their mitigation and resolutions escalating as required to ensure the project remains on track
To manage and lead a (matrix) team for the duration of the project drawn from relevant functions and areas of expertise within Cornerstone, its suppliers and shareholders that collectively delivers the project
To manage all key stakeholders and stakeholder groups who are connected to the delivery of the project to ensure expectations are managed, critical decisions are made, key dependencies and requirements are addressed, and individual project delivery progress is clearly understood
Report against targeted delivery and maintain tools and systems in line with project delivery plans to demonstrate progress to stakeholders
Experience (technical, managerial, industry)
·Detailed technical knowledge of delivering IT projects
·Matrix management skills for disparate teams.
·Project management experience in delivering full software development life cycle projects in a dynamic environment
·Proven track record in the identification and implementation of process improvements
Education level / Qualifications (professional, vocational)
·Prince II foundation or equivalent qualification/accreditation
·Educated to A level
Skills / Knowledge
·A good relationship builder and ability to build trust through effective management of internal and external stakeholders.
·Clear and concise communication skills at all levels of the business
·Strong planning and organizational skills, Ability to prepare plans and anticipate change.
·Focused single mindedness and diligence in delivering business outcomes.
·Intermediate skills in Excel and MS Project