Ensure the required level of Project governance and control is applied to the project/programmes you are assigned to in alignment with the PM framework.
Provide advice and guidance to the project team for the successful completion of the project.
Optimize the budget allocated for the project by effectively utilizing the resources across the organization.
Engage with the project team to gain the understanding of and to collect and collate the required information to monitor and check to understand whether the project progress is aligning to project plan. Identify required areas to monitor, engage with the appropriate teams, understand and analyze the information provided and prepare the clear, concise, timely and accurate reports/presentations required for effective monitoring and decision making by the relevant stakeholders.
Be conversant with the financial discipline required to manage projects and be able to assist in budget tracking. Assist PMO in the procurement cycle where necessary and ensure all financial activity associated with projects/programmes that you have been assigned to, including raising and progressing appropriate Purchase Requisitions on behalf of Project head, are progressed, authorised and goods receipted in a timely manner.
Be proactive in the ongoing development and improvement of the programmes and projects you are assigned to.
Work with the governance team to establish reporting requirements for key boards and the council on the performance of the project and programmes that you have been assigned to.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
Educated to a graduate level (B.Tech/BE Preferable), MBA is an added advantage.
Project Management knowledge and proven experience of 8 to 10 years with non-overlapping project experience in IT (Product) domain.
Hands-on experience in handling multi-functional, multi team, inter-continental, product oriented projects (Development to Delivery)
Proven experience in providing service to internal stakeholders to achieve successful programme outcomes.
Experience working with senior decision makers within customer organisations
Knowledge and experience of working in the full Software Delivery Life Cycle
A proven track record of defining, developing and managing projects to time and budget.
Experience in delivering operational change in existing business functions
Strong communication skills – to effectively communicate relevant project information to internal and external stakeholders with the ability to monitor and act on client and staff feedback and understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
The ability to influence internal and external stakeholders of all levels, using flexibility of approach
Demonstrable ability to motivate teams to work together in the most efficient manner. Offer advice and coaching to help them achieve targets, holding individuals to account as necessary.
Diligence to ensure appropriate audit and compliance activities are in place i.e. ISO
Expert user of MS Project and MS Excel
Project/ Programme Management Certification (for example PMP, PRINCE2, CAPM, MSP)
Completed ITIL V3 or V4 Foundation training
Experience of working in an Agile environment
Persuasive, encouraging and motivating.
Self-motivated and motivates others keeping morale and performance high
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent organisational skills
Flexible during times of change
Ability to work without direct supervision
Proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude required
Patience and ability to remain calm under pressure, whilst showing initiative at all times and an ability to apply a lateral thought process to problem resolution