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IT Project lead at Asante Financial Services Group



3 months ago

Job Description

Spearhead and be the organizational champion for driving world class project management practices, processes and procedures Oversee requirements management processes including requirements elicitation, analysis, validation, and ongoing scope management. Maintain Issues and Risk Registers for all ongoing projects Owns project planning, work breakdown structure (WBS) / Scheduling, financial management, and quality and performance management. Working closely with the Program Manager to develop, produce, and deliver executive presentations, program updates, and set and articulate goals and timelines to executive leadership. Leads planning and management of small to large cross-domain initiatives and activities, including conducting analyses, developing the project and change management plans, and driving execution. Drive implementing the full software development life cycle (SDLC). Risk Management activities - work with the risk leadership, 3rd party vendors, cybersecurity staff, and other external stakeholders to identify, assess, and mitigate risks. Ensure adequate and constant communications management and reporting, utilizing multiple channels including daily standups, regularly scheduled steerco meetings as well as standard reports to include ongoing updates, monthly progress reports etc. Coordinate with other project teams and stakeholders to gather project status, performance and communicate policy where required. Planning and advising Scrum implementations within the organization. Helping find techniques for effective Product Goal definition and Product Backlog management. Assist the Product owner to understand the Agile way of working through training and achieving the vision. Causing the removal of impediments to the Scrum Team’s progress; and, Ensuring that all Scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated successful mastery of major components of the Project Lifecycle Development in the context of major systems implementations
  2. Demonstrated mastery on project scheduling on MS Project is a must
  3. Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement) Ability to organize and direct quality time-bound work efforts in a matrixed environment
  4. Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Outstanding client relationship management skills
  7. Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  8. Must have experience managing multiple projects simultaneously Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
  9. Comfortable working with executive management
  10. Demonstrated ability to drive crucial conversations across stakeholders of varying seniority
  11. Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (e
  12. g Kanban
  13. ) Should have worked with numerous collaboration tools (MS Teams, Jira, Confulence, Slack, Teams etc) Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, mentorship, excellent communication, and facilitation skills to establish and maintain excellent working relationships in a corporate environment Ability to analyze, think quickly and to resolve conflict & problem solve
  14. Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the scrum and to be self-motivated Ability to determine what is scrum and what is not plus adapting to a changing environment

Education + Experience

  1. PMP or Prince2 certifications preferred
  2. Scrum master certification is a plus Must demonstrate an understanding of financial services
  3. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required