Provides leadership for the project management team, strategic direction for the project management function, and process expertise to customers. Responsible for leading activities of project teams independently. Responsible for developing project scopes, defining project requirements, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of projects within resource capacity limits. Leads project teams by understanding project scope and objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. Provides leadership and coaching for the development of other Project Managers and responsible for implementing complex large/multiple projects.
The Principal IT PM will be a part of the VUIT Project Management Office (PMO). The VUIT PMO is responsible for managing projects requiring VUIT resources while defining and maintaining standards for project management within VUIT.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple and/or large-scale projects.
Oversees resources and deliverables on customer engagements within assigned projects.
Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with PMO standards and methodology to ensure successful execution of customer engagements as measured by project goals and customer satisfaction.
Manages scope and mitigates risk across projects, with emphasis around minimizing VUIT exposure and risk.
Team Building and Leadership:
Challenge others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities.
Act as a role model to other Project Managers to help develop skills; provides coaching and feedback.
Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change.
Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Help others identify and explore the consequences of potential decision.
Create and foster opportunities for others to work with a variety of colleagues.
Maintain regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Provide ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase team members' effectiveness.
Foster a collaborative working relationship with all VUIT teams, especially the Relationship Management team with whom the PMO works closely.
Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities
Develop a communication plan and establish a regular cadence for communication through the project lifecycle along with conducting status meetings and distributing regular project status reporting
Determine and/or establish a reporting method to best foster open communication with teams and stakeholders.
Business (PMO) Development:
Identifies partnership opportunities and capitalizes on growth opportunities across projects and PMO.
Assists in the identification of strategic partnership and collaboration across the institution, and PMO optimization.
Grows long-term relationships with customers and capitalizes on equity and partnership opportunities.
Manage day-to-day customer interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale projects.
Anticipate customer needs and proposes alternative business solutions.
Continually seek and capitalize on opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.
Possess a knowledge base of each customer's business, organization, and objectives.
Internal Number: 2000926
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